High School Science Teacher – 9th-12th Grade - 2024/2025 School Year

Camden, NJ
Math and Science – Grades 9-12 /
Full-Time 2024-25 School Year /
On-site
About Mastery:

Founded in 2001, Mastery Schools is a public charter network of 24 K-12 schools in Philadelphia and Camden, serving more than 14,000 students. 

At Mastery, we’re on a mission to provide all students with the academic and personal skills they need to succeed after graduation and pursue their dreams. Student achievement is not just a goal for our organization; it's the reason we exist, and every member of our team is dedicated to securing student success. We are also committed to pursuing equity, actively disrupting systemic racism, and addressing the disparities that limit our students' choices. 

Our culture is built on respect, service, and the belief that the success of our students, their families, and the communities we serve will help us achieve our mission. We foster a positive, open, and inclusive environment where honesty, humor, and continuous improvement are celebrated. 

Join us in creating a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. Together, we can make a lasting impact.

This role is eligible for a $5,000 bonus as well as up to $5,000 for relocation expenses!
 
New-to-Mastery Teachers can expect a starting annual salary of between $60,000-$106,500 based on years’ experience and level of education.
 
The Opportunity:
 
At Mastery, we have fully embraced the Next Generation Science Standards framework to create a transformative learning environment. The NGSS approach empowers students to become active participants in their own learning, fostering deep understanding, critical thinking, and a lifelong passion for scientific exploration. From the moment they enter our buildings, our young scientists engage with the core ideas and crosscutting concepts of science through engagement in the practices of science and engineering. As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to engage with this cutting-edge approach, impacting students' lives in meaningful ways.
 
Our K-12 program includes NGSS –aligned curricula that allows our students to actively engage in hands-on experiments, data analysis, and problem-solving, mirroring the experiences of real scientists. Students tackle real-world challenges, enhancing their problem-solving skills and developing a deeper appreciation for the relevance and impact of science in their lives.
 
Teaching science at Mastery you will set high expectations and provide high support so that all of your students are able to succeed. You will work alongside our Specialized Services and School Culture teams to ensure your students receive the help they need to thrive.
 
At Mastery we value Continuous Improvement and want you to learn and grow in your craft.  We utilize a team of Assistant Principals, central-office coaches, and school-based content teams to provide every teacher coaching and feedback. Embracing NGSS means continuous professional development and growth. You'll have access to workshops, training sessions, and collaboration opportunities with fellow educators, keeping you updated with the latest pedagogical practices and scientific discoveries. Together, we can inspire a new generation of scientists, innovators, and critical thinkers who are ready to tackle the challenges of the future.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
    • Commit to professional growth, self-reflection, a receptiveness to feedback, and a desire to continuously improve
    • 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
    • Respond positively and effectively to challenges with a solutions-oriented resiliency

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
    • Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the role, and to work in the environmental conditions required, such as: traveling to network campuses; maneuvering in office spaces (including standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things both near and far away); stooping, kneeling, reaching file cabinets/shelves; fine finger and hand manipulation in use of computer, chalkboard, dry erase, &/or projectors; filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; sitting for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse, and typing.
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Mastery's Benefits Package:

We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth. Some of our most popular benefits include our 403(b) retirement plan for PA employees (with a 5% match from Mastery), enrollment in the State of New Jersey Pension Plan for NJ employees, a robust Employee Assistance Program, mental health and counseling programs, an annual Professional Development Fund, and discounts and perks at a myriad of retailers, travel organizations, insurance providers, and so much more, as well as a Benefits VIP Helpdesk to help you navigate various benefits-related topics!

Please go here to see all of our Benefits offerings!

Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.