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

Truancy & Behavior Caseworker

Purpose Statement

The positions of Behavior and Truancy Caseworkers were established for the purposes of effecting positive behavioral change in high school students and providing supportive interventions to families and students. The Caseworkers will help identify and provide academic, behavioral and counseling assistance to students who are at risk of habitually disruptive behavior or habitual truancy, provide information and communicate with parents/guardians of such students, and assist such students in resolving academic and nonacademic problems which interfere with educational opportunities.

Responsibilities and Duties

Manage and provide services to a case-load of 20 – 40 at-risk students

  1. Work with teachers and other school-based personnel to identify NAS students who are at risk of being habitually disruptive or habitually truant.
  2. Help develop individualized behavior programs for students assigned to case management.  These individualized behavior programs are designed to remediate problematic behavior and develop appropriate self-management skills.
  3. Implement individualized intervention plans with specific strategies (including advising, counseling, and mentoring programs and services) to address the needs of targeted students and to their families/caregivers
  4. Monitor the performance of targeted at-risk students in the areas of academic achievement, attendance, and deportment.
  5. Provide students with assistance in the areas of academic achievement, and social issues, and life-skills (e.g., organization skills, time management, individual and social responsibility, and work ethic) that impact suspension or expulsion rates.
  6. Communicate directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis, including home visits, to ensure parent awareness of and involvement in their child’s school performance and to secure parent support of student participation in school activities.
  7. Maintain accurate data, records, and case management files to document all activities conducted and services provided.

Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ability to travel within the school attendance boundaries.
  2. Ability to develop positive relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate both students and co-workers.

Highly Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bilingual (Spanish/English).
  2. High School mental health experience

 Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Related professional experience including guidance-related activities, counseling, or human services experiences with high school age students.
  3. Experience in developing and implementing effective/social skills lessons.
  4. Experience working with at-risk high school students.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Strong interpersonal and human relation skills.
  7. Cultural competency; appreciation, embracing and valuing of diversity.
  8. 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.

 Job Types:  Full time and Part time

Starting Salary:

$37,685 — $40,791 (Fulltime)

$18,843 — $20,396 (Halftime)

Candidates with Mental Health Background

$40,487– $42,123 (Fulltime)

$20,244 — $21,062 (Halftime)

Start Date:  October 1, 2018

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Lakewood (Jeffco Campus)

Thornton Campus

Teacher Positions:

All positions currently filled.

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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Aurora Campus

Supplemental Educational 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

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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.