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|Location:||New York, NY|
|Company:||Success Academy Charter Schools|
|First posted:||November 28, 2012 (last updated 30+ days ago)|
Join our movementAt Success Academy, we make history every single day. Our schools rank in the top 5% in New York State for reading, science, and math. We provide an exploration driven curriculum for grades K-8, focused on the whole child. Chess, art, and other specialized subjects bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our communities are calling for more, and we are meeting this urgent demand with rapid expansion.Are you ready to join this movement and make an indelible mark on education reform across New York City?We are seeking a Chess Teacher who is results-oriented, relentless, and takes a ""Beyond Z"" approach in delivering rigorous, engaging, and high quality chess lessons.
Responsibilities: Our Chess Teacher will Be a part of a highly motivated team committed to education reform, parent choice, and the building of exemplary schools.Collaborate with chess teachers across the network to build a superb chess program.Inspire a love for chess and encourage critical thinking through rigorous instruction.Coordinate and lead family chess nights and chess tournaments.Receive routine, ongoing feedback and support from an outstanding leadership team and faculty.Teach in classrooms filled with resources and technology.Join a ground-breaking faculty of teachers who collaborate regularly with a team and leadership.
Qualifications: Our ideal Chess Teacher will have full-time classroom experience and demonstrated track record of propelling students' understanding and love of chess. Qualified candidates must have an advanced understanding of the game of chess as well as strong classroom management. Experience working with kindergarten and first grade is a plus. Demonstrated competencies in the following areas are a must: Accountability and Data Driven. Proven record of achievement as evidenced by student work, learning, and data. Stamina. Ability to handle the intensity required to thrive in a high-performing charter school. Management. Ability to manage the behavior in a classroom of 25+ students. Self-Reflection. Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement. In addition, the following characteristics are required to be successful on this team: Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in finding ways to improve public education and support our schools. Ensure that joyful, rigorous instruction is delivered to every scholar, ever day.Deadline and Detail Driven. Thinks critically about the details of a task at hand. Meeting project timelines set by leadership in an effort to improve one's practice.Flexibility. Ability to adjust expected tasks and schedule to the updated priorities.Collaboration. Working with teammates and responsive to feedback.Chess Advocacy. Ability to communicate the academic, emotional, and social benefits of chess to teachers, leaders, and parents at the school. Cross-Curricular Mind Set. Ability and desire to teach chess in a way that supports literacy and math. Beyond Z Attitude. Willingness to go above and beyond the requirements of the job to be innovative and support the organization. To apply Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Chess Teacher at Success Academy. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all Backgroundspensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.
Company Description: Success Academy Charter Schools Do you believe that every child can achieve success? Develop a lifelong love of learning? And fulfill his or her potential in college and beyond? This is our belief, and the foundation of our approach to education.To achieve our vision takes a bigger way of thinking. It takes proven methods of teaching that stress joyful rigor, and the flexibility to approach learning in brand-new ways. It takes educators, administrators, and parents who embrace a no-fail attitude for themselves as well as students. It takes a structure that allows scholars to flourish and staff members to see the gratifying results of their extraordinary dedication.With 14 schools serving grades K-8, and six more opening in 2013-2014, we are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to change education for good. If you are ready to experience the personal and professional challenge of a lifetime, we invite you to explore opportunities in teaching, leadership, and operations at Success Careers.