High School Science Teacher

HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools
Manhattan, NY
$55K - $100K/year
9th - 12th

Harlem Children’s Zone is currently hiring Promise Academy staff for the 2022-23 school year.

When students enter HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, we make a promise to help each and every one get to and through college. Everything we give our students—from world-class instruction and exceptional extracurricular activities to social emotional support and healthy meals—is aimed at fulfilling that promise.

To support our teachers, we provide them with bi-weekly professional development, access to top-of-the-line technology, including a personal laptop, and Smartboards and tablets in the classroom. Additionally, our teachers are surrounded by colleagues and professionals—ranging from academic and instructional coaches and deans of students, to guidance counselors and social workers—all committed to ensuring the success for every child. As a teacher at Promise Academy, you will take your place in a team that seamlessly surrounds children in a safe, enriching environment, making sure the reach their full potential.

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

We are seeking a High School Science Teacher (Living Environment, Chemistry, AP Biology, Earth Science or Physics). The ideal candidate for a High School Science Teacher will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and a desire for working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

High School Science Teacher (Living Environment, Chemistry, AP Biology, Earth Science or Physics) Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning

Ensure lessons are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core State Standards

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

Maintain an organized classroom environment that facilitates learning

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

Work with teaching assistants and/or teaching fellows to provide an effective classroom environment and address the needs of individual students

Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions

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

High School Science Teacher (Living Environment, Chemistry, AP Biology, Earth Science or Physics) 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

Must be willing to work Saturday’s during test prep season – additional compensation is provided

New York State certification for Grades 7 - 12 in subject area required

Excellent oral and written communication skills

We offer highly competitive salaries with generous performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio. To be considered, interested applicants must apply online or submit a cover letter and resume to promiseacademy@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.