Architecture Teacher
UNO Charter School Network - Chicago, IL

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The Chicago-based network of UNO Charter
Schools was established by the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) which,
for decades, has recognized the
unwavering promise of Hispanic families and their immigrant roots. Core to their success as a community in this
country are solid family values, a
powerful work ethic, and a strong
commitment to education. UNO transforms
Hispanic communities by challenging them to achieve their full potential
through learning and civic involvement.

UNO Charter Schools bring a ‘no excuses’
philosophy to public education that couples its vision and understanding of
Latino families with effective school management,
structured learning environments,
and high expectations of its families to ensure that all students achieve
academic and eventual economic success regardless of their background.

At UNO Charter Schools, academic excellence is not a hope-it is an

TITLE: High School Teacher- ARCHITECTURE

UNO knows that the key to
student success is the adults in their lives. We believe in a call to service
and a call for service; service that reflects pride, passion, and respect. In
this manner, UNO sets out to find only the most talented, dedicated, visionary
adults, capable to develop character by fostering real relationships with
students. UNO believes in employing quality people, of proven character who
believe in using meaningful evaluative techniques to assess learning, who are
consistently raising expectations, and who place supports in place to ensure
students achieve mastery.

The UNO teachers are unique
in that they realize success is built on relationships. They focus their work
on student learning. Furthermore, they whole-heartedly believe that all students can learn and demonstrate
that by engaging principals of distributed leadership and distributed
counseling . UNO expects that all
adults understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to develop students,
both personally and academically.

UNO teachers know that they
are responsible for the academic growth of their students, and they are willing
to do whatever it takes to ensure success

To deliver
effective, high quality, and rigorous instruction in content areas to maximize
students’ potential, for intellectual and social/emotional growth, regardless
of academic history.

To maximize
student learning by embracing innovative instructional strategies, designing
new and challenging curriculum, and aggressively seeking new ways to engage
students in life-long learning.


At least one year of teaching experience
(preferred) Experience working with children who have been
educationally underserved Able to demonstrate, through video taped or mock
lesson, academic progress of students under his/her leadership and must be
able to articulate the methods used to achieve those results.


Bachelor’s degree in content
area or education. Masters degree in
education (preferred).


Valid Illinois Type 9
or Type 25 or equivalent (preferred) National Board Teaching
Certification (optional)


Successful Candidates must

possess the following qualities:
Commitment to the
UNO Charter Schools mission and UNO vision

Ability and
willingness to achieve academic success for all students

Ability to
multi-task and work under pressure to produce excellent results and meet

Initiative to
address problems creatively

Student Achievement

Promote high
academic standards for all students

Utilize national
and state standards to develop excellent curriculum and create assessments that
challenge students and measure student mastery

differentiate effective standards-based curriculum in order to best meet each
individual student’s needs and abilities

  • Collaborate with
grade-level and department members to identify standards-based curriculum

Use student
performance data, collected via UNO’s data management system and student work,
to refine, update, and tailor curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

  • Document clear,
measurable, attainable, and rigorous performance goals for individual students,
as well a the class as a whole, to evaluate effectiveness of teaching
strategies and learning patterns

Professional Performance

Set professional
goals and document them on a Individualized Professional Learning Plan

Meet regularly
with administration team members to discuss teaching and learning progress

Engage in
focused, reflective work (action research, critical friends, case study, or
learning log)

Communicate with
administration, colleagues, students, parents, and larger academic community to improve academic outcomes for all

Exhibit personal
responsibility for daily work and attendance; personal appearance (Blazer), student
learning; and school success

  • Demonstrate
collegial behavior, make professional development contributions, and use
reflective practices

  • Maintain a high
level of professionalism and promote the same level of professionalism from
other staff members

Operations and Compliance

Implement all
policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct

standardized tests

Initiate the
requisition of appropriate curricular materials

Assist in the
management of school records and reports; submit necessary student achievement
and behavior information for progress reports and report cards promptly and as

Remain current
with changes made to the Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards
and Goals

School Environment

Create a
classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the
maturity and interest of the students

Develop positive
relationships with students

Develop classroom
rules for behavior that are consistent with the school wide rules and UNO Student
Code of Conduct

Maintain a clean,
orderly, and safe classroom environment

Establish and
maintain cooperative and collegial relations with teachers and staff

Support the
health, safety, and welfare of students and the school

Parent and Community Relations

  • Develop positive
relationships with parents for the purpose of creating a support for students
and their education program

Assist in
promoting the participation of students, parents and other members of the staff
in UNO initiated activities

Promote community
participation in the UNO
High School life through
volunteering, fundraising, advisory committees, etc.

additional Parent Engagement tasks as outlined by UNO or UCSN e.g. Home Visits,
parent logs