Summary

Jennings Community School (JCS) is known as an exemplary, progressive, urban, community-based school that serves a high percentage of at-risk youth and fosters achievement for responsible citizenship, productive work, lifelong learning, and creative, healthy lifetimes. The culture of JCS embraces trust, respect, caring, relationships, and student-driven learning.

Description

Jennings Community School #4031-07

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Jennings Community School (JCS) is known as an exemplary, progressive, urban, community-based school that serves a high percentage of at-risk youth and fosters achievement for responsible citizenship, productive work, lifelong learning, and creative, healthy lifetimes. The culture of JCS embraces trust, respect, caring, relationships, and student-driven learning. 

The school environment is innovative and non-traditional with extensive experiential out-of-class learning, including annual educational trips. Students start from a place of personal interest then develop projects with individual guidance from advisors licensed in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and more. An advisor working with each student and their parent(s), guardian(s), or invested adult(s) creates a personal learning plan to advance each student. JCS teachers see themselves as “facilitators of learning” in helping students be responsible citizens, achieve fulfilling careers, become self-directed, lead healthy lives and become lifelong learners. With experiential learning, everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. JCS offers a work-based learning program helping students earn credits through job skill development. 

 

JOB TITLE EQUIVALENT​: ​Teacher/Advisor 1.0

 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director/Board of Directors

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The essential functions of this job include but are not limited to the following fundamental job duties.

 

1. Advisor to 16+ students in project based, experiential learning school.

 

2. Create a student centered and student directed learning environment. Foster a positive school culture.

 

3. Maintain competency in software for Headrush and other programs. Model effective online communication skills. Assist students in troubleshooting technical needs.

 

4. Meet with students one on one regularly and build respectful relationships.

 

5. Establish and monitor individual plans for each student with regular frequency including: a yearly academic development plan, daily schedules, project brainstorming, outlining, and design as needed.

 

6. Maintain a safe environment indoors and out. Learning should be a safe adventure. Practice safety procedures with all students.

 

7. Serve on a proposal team to evaluate projects and award credit.

 

8. Offer license area expertise (and other expertise) to students of other advisories. 

 

9. Keep records of students including transcripts, state standards, and attendance up to date. Update transcripts at least four times a year. Proctor state required tests.

 

10. Conference with parents at least four times a year, and communicate students’ progress verbally or through written notification as needed.

 

11. Coordinate summer offerings with other staff.

 

12. Serve on two site based management teams.  Participate in consensus driven site-based decision making, by identifying issues and implementing solutions. Complete other duties as agreed upon with TPP. Attend weekly staff meetings. Participate in the staff evaluation and self-evaluation process and work towards self-improvement. Follow policies and procedures. Care of building and grounds.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

1. License Requirements: Minnesota licensure ​in ​grades 7-12.

 

2. Education: BA/BS from accredited college or university.

 

3. Experience: Diverse background with hobbies and talents to share. 

 

4. Degree of supervision: Indirect supervision.

 

5. Physical demands: Position requires occasional lifting of up to 25lbs, occasional physical activities outdoors.

 

6. Ability to drive a car or van.

 

7. Ability to think outside the box. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

1. Charter school experience.

 

2. Project-Based Learning and/or personalized learning experience.

 

*Duties and requirements are subject to change.

 

COMPENSATION

 

Reviewed and established annually by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors. Salary ranges $45,000-55,000+ based on years of experience, licensure and other qualifications. Competitive benefits package included. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation to Jonathan Luknic, jonathan@jenningsclc.org