Employment

Overview of Organization: The mission of The New America Schools is to empower new immigrants, English language learners, and academically under served students with the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential, succeed and live the American dream. The New America School, Colorado is a system of three public charter high schools in Lakewood, Lowry, and Thornton (http://colorado.newamericaschool.org/).

We work on a four-day workweek, Monday through Thursday, with additional opportunities to teach on Fridays. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, often needing support in academic, English language learning, and socio-emotional areas. Our schools are small, ranging from 250-450 students. One Friday per month all three schools meet to discuss and model best practices.

We support students socio-emotionally on the same level that we support them academically, and teachers work closely with counselors, behavior interventionists, school psychologists, and family liaisons to serve the whole student.

Benefits of Working for NAS, a Public High School Charter: 

  • Four-day work week, Fridays off
  • Autonomy in the classroom
  • Low-cost health care for employees
  • Competitive salary
  • Multiple opportunities for additional compensation based on interests and/or aptitude
  • Chance to work with caring professionals
  • Chance to make a difference in the lives of amazing students

Openings for FY 2018/2019

Aurora Campus

High School Principal

Selection process to determine the school leader for New America School – Lowry (NAS-L) is tailored to finding a candidate that brings to the position the following competencies:

  • Qualifications and experience
  • Proven school leader
  • Fit with the New America School mission, work as a part of the NAS Colorado team of schools.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve student achievement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A master teacher
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of English language acquisition, SIOP and sheltered instruction
  • Knowledgeable in the area of data driven decision making

Job Description—NAS-L Principal

(a)  Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid Colorado Administrator License is required.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Encouraged to obtain a Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement.
  • Ideally minimum three years successful administrative experience.
  • Ideally minimum five years successful teaching experience.

(B)  Leadership duties:

  • Demonstrates commitment to the New America School vision and mission and communicates that vision and mission broadly to all stakeholders.
  • Models school values for students, staff, parents and the New America Schools Board of Directors.
  • Is a visible leader maintaining frequent contact with students and staff.
  • Exercises a participatory management style with staff when at all possible.
  • Communicates effectively by written and oral methods.
  • Fosters a climate of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Facilitates activities for families and staff to encourage community and shared purpose.

(c)  Educational leadership duties:

  • Hires and evaluates all school staff.
  • Oversees planning and evaluation of programs and priorities.
  • Coordinates design of curriculum with staff.
  • Administrates all school-based programs.
  • Administers services of resource personnel.
  • Assists staff in evaluating their methods and instructional materials.
  • Designs schedules.
  • Develops and fosters cooperation and teamwork within staff.
  • Assists staff in accommodating individual student needs and abilities.
  • Monitors student progress, discipline, health and safety.
  • Provides perspective on educational issues with the New America School board on a regular basis.
  • Establishes a plan for improvement of instruction, school philosophy and school policies.
  • Assists board in evaluating the school’s progress on established priorities.

(d)  Community relations duties:

  • Promotes and develops a professional relationship with the New America School board and staff.
  • Seeks and considers opinions of others in a timely fashion.
  • Provides information to community, media and interested parties about the school, its’ programs and progress towards goals.
  • Develops all printed materials needed for the operation of the school.
  • Serves in a liaison capacity with the NAS Colorado team on any administrative and/or educational matters.
  • Assists with the recruiting, scheduling and training of volunteers within the school.

(e)  Managerial duties:

  • Approves and authorizes:
  • Building usage
  • Budget items
  • Permanent record maintenance
  • Building maintenance
  • All school based activities and schedules
  • Purchase and utilization of material resources
  • Equipment
  • Textbook and supplies
  • Establishes organizational pattern for the school.
  • Plans and implements the staff development program in concert with NAS Colorado staff.
  • Delineates all responsibilities and authority, establishing lines of communication and supervision.
  • Develops enthusiasm and promotes positive morale among staff and parents.
  • Prepares master budget.
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Teacher Positions:

  • Day Science/Math Teacher

Overview of the Positions: We are looking for dynamic, caring, master teachers who can tap into our students’ undeveloped strengths and help them succeed.

Competencies

Curriculum and Instruction: You are well-versed in Common Core standards, including unpacking and scaffolding these standards to provide rigor. You know how to balance culturally responsive teaching with post-secondary and workforce readiness standards. You have a base knowledge of, or are willing to learn, sheltered instruction. You are flexible in your delivery, knowing that checking for understanding in a student-centered classroom is the best way for students to own their own learning. You are committed to folding in mini-lessons to address gaps in student learning. You know how to use external platforms (Khan, Achieve, etc.) to supplement, not supplant, your instruction. Experience in small group instruction is a plus.

Data: You know the underlying tenets of the Data Cycle of collecting data, analyzing that data, and acting on that data to increase student outcomes. You are also an expert in formative assessment, collecting data on student learning while it is happening and adjusting instruction accordingly.

As a growth school, we use the NWEA map test to track student learning. You are either familiar with or willing to learn the NWEA Learning Continuum and RIT scores.

Socio-Emotional Learning: You adhere to the “connect before you correct” maxim, knowing that building relationships with students is the cornerstone of student success. You are also a “warm demander” who is consistent and fair with students and maintains high expectations for behavior and achievement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • two years teaching
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Thornton Campus

Teacher Positions:

  • Night High School Math/Science Teacher

  • Night High School Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher

Overview of the Positions: We are looking for dynamic, caring, master teachers who can tap into our students’ undeveloped strengths and help them succeed.

Competencies

Curriculum and Instruction: You are well-versed in Common Core standards, including unpacking and scaffolding these standards to provide rigor. You know how to balance culturally responsive teaching with post-secondary and workforce readiness standards. You have a base knowledge of, or are willing to learn, sheltered instruction. You are flexible in your delivery, knowing that checking for understanding in a student-centered classroom is the best way for students to own their own learning. You are committed to folding in mini-lessons to address gaps in student learning. You know how to use external platforms (Khan, Achieve, etc.) to supplement, not supplant, your instruction. Experience in small group instruction is a plus.

Data: You know the underlying tenets of the Data Cycle of collecting data, analyzing that data, and acting on that data to increase student outcomes. You are also an expert in formative assessment, collecting data on student learning while it is happening and adjusting instruction accordingly.

As a growth school, we use the NWEA map test to track student learning. You are either familiar with or willing to learn the NWEA Learning Continuum and RIT scores.

Socio-Emotional Learning: You adhere to the “connect before you correct” maxim, knowing that building relationships with students is the cornerstone of student success. You are also a “warm demander” who is consistent and fair with students and maintains high expectations for behavior and achievement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly Qualified

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • two years teaching
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Supplemental Educational Specialist (SES)

The mission of The New America School is to empower new immigrants, English language learners, and academically underserved students with the educational tools and support to maximize their potential and live the American dream. We are seeking a mission orientated candidate with strong communication and strong interpersonal skills for this position. We are looking for candidates who will contribute in a collaborative, team orientated environment, as well as work independently. We are seeking candidates that have experience or a strong desire to work with youth who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings. 

Summary: Primary activities will likely include:

  • Instructing one ¼ credit bearing Friday School course in a core subject area per quarter
  • Instructing one four week Summer School course in a core subject area
  • Providing In-Class individualized assistance in up to four core subject matter classes per day
  • Supervising Independent Study focusing on online credit recovery
  • Completing all program required reporting and data collection

Position Details: Must possess a valid Colorado Secondary Math, Science, Language Arts, or Social Studies Teacher License endorsement or highly qualified status (36 credits hours in subject area). Preference will be given to those certified and experienced in SIOP / sheltered instruction. Must possess or be willing to work towards ELD endorsement. Position is full time, Monday through Friday. Candidate will be working at an alternative charter High School serving a predominately ELL population and at-risk learners. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred. Must be a team player, flexible, adaptable, strong organizations skills, and able to handle multiple tasks. Position will be for the 2018-2019 school year. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teacher Certificate or highly qualified status

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience: 2 years

Time:  

  • Fulltime, eleven month following school schedule
  • Monday-Friday
  • Specific hours will vary according to the needs at each school site

Salary: $43,625 plus benefits

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Lakewood (Jeffco Campus)

Teacher Positions:

  • Day High School Math Teacher

  • Night Science/Math Teacher

Overview of the Positions: We are looking for dynamic, caring, master teachers who can tap into our students’ undeveloped strengths and help them succeed.

Competencies

Curriculum and Instruction: You are well-versed in Common Core standards, including unpacking and scaffolding these standards to provide rigor. You know how to balance culturally responsive teaching with post-secondary and workforce readiness standards. You have a base knowledge of, or are willing to learn, sheltered instruction. You are flexible in your delivery, knowing that checking for understanding in a student-centered classroom is the best way for students to own their own learning. You are committed to folding in mini-lessons to address gaps in student learning. You know how to use external platforms (Khan, Achieve, etc.) to supplement, not supplant, your instruction. Experience in small group instruction is a plus.

Data: You know the underlying tenets of the Data Cycle of collecting data, analyzing that data, and acting on that data to increase student outcomes. You are also an expert in formative assessment, collecting data on student learning while it is happening and adjusting instruction accordingly.

As a growth school, we use the NWEA map test to track student learning. You are either familiar with or willing to learn the NWEA Learning Continuum and RIT scores.

Socio-Emotional Learning: You adhere to the “connect before you correct” maxim, knowing that building relationships with students is the cornerstone of student success. You are also a “warm demander” who is consistent and fair with students and maintains high expectations for behavior and achievement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • two years teaching
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Nonprofit Management Office

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Please contact Angel Soto at resumes@newamericaschool.org for additional information regarding New America School employment.

The New America School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. The New America School does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by state or local law.