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High School Teaching | Social Studies - History | Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Description

Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) seeks a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Social Studies Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.
 
Job Summary
Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students.  
 
In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers are also advisors: adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves. Advisors are critical in HCHS’s model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees’ high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college.
 
The Social Studies Teacher will work under the guidance of the Social Studies Department Chair, Leadership Team, and in close collaboration with fellow classroom teachers and advisors.
 
Candidates selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.
 
Responsibilities 

  • Instructional Planning and Implementation
  • Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed
  • Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives
  • Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs

Learning and Development

  • Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals
  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, advisory level, and community meetings

School and Classroom Culture

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior
  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior
  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
  • Contribute positively to a collaborative school environment

The Social Studies Teacher must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

*Perform other duties as required and assigned

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • MN teaching license
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families
  • Must have a growth mindset
  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts
  • Must be a problem-solver, a self directed learner, and must possess the ability to work independently
  • Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish or Somali preferred)
  • A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results
  • Experience working with students of color and/or low-income student

Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $43,160 – $75,816 based on years of experience in an equivalent role. Salary will be prorated to the start date and based on FTE. Employees are paid bi-monthly.

Benefits: This position is benefit eligible the first of the month following the start date. Hiawatha Academies offers Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-Term Disability, an Employee Assistance Program and state pension retirement accounts. A generous contribution toward health and dental insurance is provided by the network. 

Why Hiawatha?
Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”
We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.
Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors to 104 9th grade students in 2015, and next year, it’ll serve over 600 high schoolers and close to 400 alumni.  At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.  HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college. 

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:
1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Perks: Professional Development is scheduled into the calendar year and provides a time for all campuses to come together and celebrate our success.  

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • HCHS students’ school day is from 8:45am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:45am-2:00pm on Friday.
  • Staff must be present from 8:15am-4:15pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day. 
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:15pm-4:15pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Application Timeline: This Notice of Vacancy will be posted until filled.  

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.