Extended Learning Program Teachers
DC Prep - Washington, DC

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Do you have the drive, talent, and commitment it takes to work at one of the nation’s highest-performing charter management organizations? Join our effort and ensure that all students are prepared – both academically and socially – for successful futures.

DC Prep is looking for exceptional individuals to serve as Extended Learning Program (ELP) Teachers for the 2012-13 school year. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in education and/or with an interest, love, and commitment to working with 3-year-old through 6th grade students are encouraged to apply.

Positions are part-time. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:15 p.m. and Friday from 2:30-6:15 p.m. ELP teachers are paid at a rate of $15 per hour for those without a bachelor's degree and $20 per hour for those with a bachelor's or higher degree. All applicants must be 18 years or older, possess at least a high school diploma, and have had at least one year of experience in education or child care.

About DC Prep

DC Prep is a charter management organization committed to bridging the educational divide in the nation’s capital by increasing the number of students from low-income communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges. Currently serving students in PreSchool through 8th grade at three campuses, DC Prep will grow to 10 schools enrolling 10% of public school students in Wards 5-8. Now in its 8th year, DC Prep has a track record of success in ensuring that its students and employees reach their highest potential. To learn more, visit our website at www.dcprep.org .

Responsibilities:
Curriculum and Planning
  • Create purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that employ a variety of effective teaching strategies, provide meaningful instruction, and maximize time on task

Managing Student Behavior/Learning Environment
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented, and structured learning environment in which all students can experience success
  • Ensure that all students are fully and consistently engaged during class time
  • Implement the behavior management policies and social skills development program within classrooms and throughout the school

Instructional Delivery
  • Structure compelling lessons that are aligned with lesson, unit, and grade-level objectives
  • Infuse joy and rigor in lessons and so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence
  • Utilize strong content knowledge to effectively present material to students
  • Employ multiple methods to accommodate different learning styles and abilities, including special education students and English language learners

Professionalism
  • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth
  • Take full responsibility for all duties and share responsibility all program activities

School Community
  • Communicate regularly with families
  • Model and support DC Prep’s mission of instilling character and leadership values and infusing the school’s character education and social skills development program into daily instruction
  • Fully embrace DC Prep’s mission, vision, and values and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents, and members of the outside community

Qualifications:
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS
  • Deep belief in DC Prep’s vision and mission
  • Strong accordance with DC Prep’s values: results for students, first and foremost; good minds and good hearts – inextricably linked ; excellence, always; reflection and refinement; optimistic determination; and generosity and humor
  • Instructional and classroom management skills
  • Passion for teaching and connecting with students and families
  • Commitment to academic and personal excellence
  • Desire to work as a team player with teachers and staff
  • Focus on maintaining a school environment promoting academics, character, leadership and continuous learning
  • Ability to interact professionally with parents and community members
  • Understanding of need for and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to support student achievement in traditionally under-served communities
  • Meticulous organizational ability in order to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Emotional constancy and extraordinary interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude, maturity, and personal stability sufficient for a demanding position

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Child Development or at least one year of experience working in a classroom setting or child care facility
  • Experience coaching or teaching a specialized area to 3- to 10-year-olds (phonics, math, team sports, dance, chess, etc.) preferred

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