(NJ) English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher – K-6th Grade - 2020/2021 School Year

Camden, NJ /
Elementary School – Specialized Services /
Full-Time 2020-21 School Year
About Mastery:
 
We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child – academically and emotionally – matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.
 
Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 24 schools serving over 14,000 students in Philadelphia and Camden.   We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.
 
We know neighborhood schools matter, all students deserve access to a great education, and the people in our building can grow and develop sustainably to make the biggest impact possible in this work.
 
Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

This role is eligible for up to $4,000 in bonuses as well as up to $2,000 for relocation expenses!
 
The Opportunity:
 
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Mastery Schools is built on the belief that native language skills transfer to secondary language learning. Based on this, students are taught social & instructional language in tandem with academic language of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies throughout each stage of English proficiency. As ESL teachers work with our English Language Learners (ELLs), to build language capacity, students gain greater and greater levels of access into the curriculum and bridge their prior learning and experiences into the English-instructed classroom and school environment.

Mastery values the language and cultural diversity that English Language Learners bring into our schools and strives to incorporate the literature and historical perspective of our multilingual students into the curriculum, school, and classroom culture.

Whether you are starting your teaching career or are looking to launch a new chapter, your passion and experience will be deeply valued and your opportunities for growth and impact will be limitless.  Your natural talents will be fostered and we will provide the training and support to help you be an incredibly effective teacher. As a Mastery team member, you will be trusted to make decisions and held accountable for critical results.  You will engage in a positive and professional workplace embedded in a warm, joyful, student-centered, and welcoming school culture. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Commit to ongoing professional development in the spirit of continuous improvement
    • Develop and implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with Mastery school-based leadership and curricular resources developed by Mastery’s Central Office Academic Team
    • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction
    • Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, plan events for joy and humor, and ensure student mastery of standards
    • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication
    • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
    • Commit to professional growth, self-reflection, a receptiveness to feedback, and a desire to continuously improve

Education, Experience, and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree required with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
    • Teacher certification - completed or in process
    • Demonstrated expertise in subject area
    • Commitment to and experience working with underserved communities
    • Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
    • The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in a student-centered, standards-driven classroom community
    • A positive mindset and a drive for personal excellence
    • Solutions-oriented resiliency to respond positively and effectively to challenges
    • Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies