Position: Teaching Fellow
Reports To: School Principal
HOPE serves students in grades K4 through 8th grade. We are seeking a Teaching Fellow to join the school team for the 2018-2019 school year. Our Teaching Fellows come from diverse backgrounds and enable us to enrich our schools. Candidates for the Founding Teaching Fellow position can represent recent college graduates, Master’s degrees in teaching or another field, and/or career changers.
The program is designed to be a one-year commitment during which time Teaching Fellows work alongside experienced teachers to develop their teaching skills. It is a talent-development program for our schools, and after successfully fulfilling their commitment, they are encouraged to apply for Lead Teaching positions.
Each Teaching Fellow is paired with a Lead Teacher or multiple Lead Teachers in addition to other areas of need throughout the school day. The teaching pairs consistently plan for and monitor the progress of each of the students in their classes in all content areas. Teaching Fellows begin by shadowing, and gradually begin taking on teaching responsibilities. They are responsible for teaching and planning lessons for core academic areas on a daily basis (i.e. phonics instruction, Enrichment courses and substituting).
Teaching Fellows provide input for planning and assessing in all content areas and attend all relevant professional development, grade level team meetings, and attend all morning meetings. Teaching Fellows and Lead Teachers utilize a variety of co-teaching structures to ensure the academic success for all students in all content areas. In addition to participating in weekly professional development and team planning meetings, Teaching Fellows receive consistent high-impact coaching and feedback from a school leader and their Lead Teacher(s).
The HOPE Christian Teaching Fellow will:
Demonstrate a strong commitment to the spiritual and academic growth of all of our students.
Believe deeply in the mission and values of HOPE Christian Schools.
Perform all job responsibilities with an enthusiastic servant’s heart.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Considering the needs of each child when planning and modifying lessons.
Balancing a pre-designed, codified set of content-based standards with students’ individual needs and learning styles.
Supporting their Lead Teacher(s) in achieving the highest outcomes for students and actively engaging in the planning process.
Engaging in coaching cycles and implementing research-based strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
Reflecting on their own progress as educators and seeking out professional resources to continuously improve their practice.
Providing students with frequent feedback and evaluation based on the development of individualized goals for performance that are specific, measurable, ambitious, rooted in data and time-bound.
Collaborating with colleagues to leverage the strength of all team members.
Fulfilling duties as assigned to uphold school culture, such as lunch duty, enrichment classes, and recess.
Maintaining records of students’ progress.
Communicating with families regularly and building community with them through annual home visits (as needed) and other school events.
Ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
Supporting the school as directed by the Principal; including substitute teaching
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Demonstrated success working with elementary students
Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting
Exceptional organization and planning skills
Superior communication skills
An ability to work collaboratively
A Bachelor's and/or Master's degree from an accredited college or university
Possession of a loving, Christ-like attitude toward all children.
Ability to uphold HOPE’s core values and beliefs.
Foundational knowledge and enthusiasm for growing in content knowledge.
Ability to establish rapport and motivate students towards goals.
Evidence of high expectations for all students and relentless work to achieve goals.
Responsiveness and follow-up with students, families, and faculty.
Evidence of self-motivation and effectiveness as a team player with colleagues and families.
Articulate a professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
Strong organization, planning, and time management skills.
If you are selected for an in-person interview you will be required to produce proof of your highest degree obtained in order to participate in the interview.
Anticipated Start Date: Immediately
Compensation and Hours:
This is an exempt, salaried position. All Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to participate in our employer sponsored 403(b) retirement account, full health dental and vision benefits and will receive world class professional development. HOPE Christian Schools, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.