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

Teacher Positions:

  • Spanish Teacher

  • 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

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
Submit Resume

High School Counselor 

Purpose Statement 

School Counselors provide academic and personal support for students from grades nine through twelve. They work closely with teachers, staff, students and families to enhance effectiveness in helping students succeed. Counselors work with students individually regarding matters such as excessive tardiness or behavior problems and help them design an appropriate academic program. In addition, the counselor might work at the school level, interpreting cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests; interpreting student records; and assisting the school principal and other school interventionists in identifying and resolving student needs, issues, and problems.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Develop Individual Career and Academic Plan for students
  2. Assessing student needs and brokering resources to meet needs
  3. Using counseling techniques in individual and classroom settings
  4. Collaboration and communication with teachers and other staff regarding student needs
  5. Maintaining records and submitting them in a timely fashion
  6. Communicating with families
  7. Engaging in professional development
  8. Establishing standards of conduct and contributing to the culture for student behavior throughout the school
  9. Establishing a culture for productive communication
  10. Demonstrating professionalism.  This includes integrity, advocacy, and maintaining confidentiality
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Ability to demonstrate deep and thorough understanding of counseling theory and techniques
  3. Knowledge of typical development characteristics of the age group and exceptions to the general patterns, counselor displays knowledge of the extent to which individual students follow the general patterns.
  4. Ability to develop positive relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate both students and co-workers.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bilingual (Spanish/English).
  2. Related professional experience including guidance-related activities, counseling, or human services experiences with high school age students.
  3. CDE licensure as a School Counselor.
  4. Experience in developing and implementing affective/social skills lessons.
  5. Experience working with at-risk high school students.
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal and human relation skills.
  8. Cultural competency; appreciation, embracing and valuing of diversity.
  9. Capacity to function as an independent, self-motivated, and self-reliant self-starter who initiates appropriate actions and strategies and can work successfully without constant direction and close supervision.
  10. Experience working with student databases and standard office software.

Starting Salary:  Depending on experience,

Start Date:  FY 2018-2019

Send resume and cover letter to resumes@newamericaschool.org

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

Submit Resume  

Lakewood (Jeffco Campus)

Teacher Positions:

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
Submit Resume

Learning Specialist

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

Submit Resume  

 High School Counselor 

Purpose Statement 

School Counselors provide academic and personal support for students from grades nine through twelve. They work closely with teachers, staff, students and families to enhance effectiveness in helping students succeed. Counselors work with students individually regarding matters such as excessive tardiness or behavior problems and help them design an appropriate academic program. In addition, the counselor might work at the school level, interpreting cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests; interpreting student records; and assisting the school principal and other school interventionists in identifying and resolving student needs, issues, and problems.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Develop Individual Career and Academic Plan for students
  2. Assessing student needs and brokering resources to meet needs
  3. Using counseling techniques in individual and classroom settings
  4. Collaboration and communication with teachers and other staff regarding student needs
  5. Maintaining records and submitting them in a timely fashion
  6. Communicating with families
  7. Engaging in professional development
  8. Establishing standards of conduct and contributing to the culture for student behavior throughout the school
  9. Establishing a culture for productive communication
  10. Demonstrating professionalism.  This includes integrity, advocacy, and maintaining confidentiality
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Ability to demonstrate deep and thorough understanding of counseling theory and techniques
  3. Knowledge of typical development characteristics of the age group and exceptions to the general patterns, counselor displays knowledge of the extent to which individual students follow the general patterns.
  4. Ability to develop positive relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate both students and co-workers.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bilingual (Spanish/English).
  2. Related professional experience including guidance-related activities, counseling, or human services experiences with high school age students.
  3. CDE licensure as a School Counselor.
  4. Experience in developing and implementing affective/social skills lessons.
  5. Experience working with at-risk high school students.
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal and human relation skills.
  8. Cultural competency; appreciation, embracing and valuing of diversity.
  9. Capacity to function as an independent, self-motivated, and self-reliant self-starter who initiates appropriate actions and strategies and can work successfully without constant direction and close supervision.
  10. Experience working with student databases and standard office software.

Starting Salary:  Depending on experience,

Start Date:  FY 2018-2019

Send resume and cover letter to resumes@newamericaschool.org

Submit Resume 

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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.