Spanish Teacher

Amber Charter Schools

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Posted : 2023-11-09

Amber Charter Schools provides our students with an academically rigorous and well-rounded education, along with strong character development, enabling them to prosper in their future endeavors.
By 2025, the ACS network will serve over 2000 students across three NYC neighborhoods.

  • Amber Charter School East Harlem was founded in 2000 as the first Latino-led charter school in New York State. It currently serves 500 K-5 students.
  • Amber Charter School Kingsbridge opened in 2016 and serves 620 K-7 students, and will grow to serve 840 K-8.
  • Amber Charter School Inwood opened in 2021 serving K-2 students. It will grow to serve 923 K-8 students.

Position Summary*
The Amber Charter School Teacher understands and promotes the school's mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Classroom Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school's mission and values established by the school.
Essential Responsibilities
Instructional Planning & Deliver

  • Assumes personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
  • Implements a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Administration
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom
  • Implements various methods to promote a student-led and student-centered classroom
  • Teach students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in an inclusion setting and implement IEPs as necessary

Student Assessment

  • Measures student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school's formative and summative assessment tools
  • Evaluates academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
  • Provides ongoing and timely feedback to students and families on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice

Learning Environment

  • Creates, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential
  • Establish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as needed
  • Promotes a positive, family-like environment in your classroom

Student Support & School Culture

  • Communicates effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administrators
  • Organizes and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.
  • Works closely with all members of school community, model citizenship, collaboration and support of one another
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Administration

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1 year as an effective, impactful classroom teacher
  • Familiarity with high-quality curriculum programs.
  • Able to speak, read, write and understand the Spanish language
  • Strong command of all Microsoft Office and Google drive programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Completion and pass pre-employment Fingerprinting and Reference check process
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Masters degree in field of education
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an effective, impactful classroom teacher
  • Middle School: NYS Spanish Middle Childhood (Grades 5-9) or Generalist in Middle School Childhood Education (Grades 5-9) with Spanish Extension (Grades 5-9) teaching certification required.
  • A high degree of comfort and confidence planning and implementing rigorous, engaging and effective instruction.
  • Commitment to create and maintain a safe and responsive learning environment.
  • Capacity to develop strong relationships based on trust, respect, effective communication, and common goals.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple obligations and initiatives, strong attention to detail and excellent time management.

Amber's Expectations

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • Organizational fit for Amber culture, that is, exhibit the Amber Traits of Achievement, Community, Responsibility, Honesty and Respect

Work Environment

  • Traditional school environment
  • *Amber Charter Schools follows a salary schedule based on verified teaching experience, certification and highest obtained degree to ensure equitable compensation

Salary range:

  • The range for this role is $61k - 102k annually.

Pay is one component of Amber's total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 403(b) plan and company contribution, short-term and long-term disability coverage Commuter & Transit, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending/Health Reimbursement
Amber Charter Schools is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Amber Charter Schools offers competitive benefits for full-time employees including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development

Amber Charter Schools offers competitive benefits for full-time employees including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $61,000.00 - $102,000.00 per year

Job Location
New York, New York, United States
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