The mission of HCZ Promise Academy Charter School is to provide a first-rate, year-round, extended-day K-12 school for students living in under-performing school districts. Opened in 2004, HCZ Promise Academy serves close to 1,000 children in two elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Each year, more students and grades are added with plans to ultimately reach over 2,000 children. Our schools are rooted in the belief that all students are capable of academic and personal success when they are surrounded by parents, teachers, and mentors who provide support and maintain the highest of expectations.
All children and their families have access to the full array of supportive services of the Harlem Children’s Zone community network. The rigorous academic program and extensive support systems are designed to prepare students to attend, excel in, and graduate from college. The academic year consists of 210 days of school, an increase over the 180 days required by law, which includes a 25-day mandatory summer program. The academic day runs from 8:00am to 4:00pm, approximately 20% longer than the vast majority of surrounding public schools. Our schools consistently enforce a rigorous code of conduct, dress code, and emphasize personal relationships among students, teachers, and families.
HCZ Promise Academy is seeking an English Language Arts Teacher (Grades 7 – 9). The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and experience working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Ensure that the school’s academic standards are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with New York State Learning Standards
Develop curricula and activities that are aligned with the academic standards
Develop assessments that measure progress toward the academic standards
Ensure that students master grade-level standards
Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g. exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and skill standards
Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements
A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
2 – 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
New York State certification for English Language Arts, grades 7 – 12
Excellent oral and written communication skills
We offer competitive salaries with performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.
Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc (HCZ) is a multi-site, multi-program community organization that provides a unique and comprehensive...