Compensation: $48,000-$53,000 based on experience and licensing
Reports to: Director of Academics, Director of Student Life
Location: Mt. Scott Learning Center, 6148 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland (on major bus lines)
Start date: August 2022
Mt. Scott Learning Center is a unique, community-oriented school that serves high school students who have not been successful in the traditional learning environment. We are seeking a full-time Social Studies teacher to work with high school students in our accredited, diploma-based program.
Teachers are responsible for developing highly differentiated curriculum and for providing instruction in academic classes as well as an advisory group. Applicants should be experienced with creating engaging curriculum. The position requires that the teacher maintains regular contact with parents or guardians of an advisory group of students while providing support, mentorship and academic counseling for those students. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of students who have struggled in the traditional school environment. Strong classroom management skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds are a must.
Mt. Scott Learning Center is a school dedicated to providing underserved students the education and opportunity that they deserve. Candidates looking to join a passionate, growth-minded and dedicated team of educators are encouraged to apply.
Mt. Scott Learning Center is a nonprofit options high school working to re-engage students who have struggled to succeed in large traditional high schools. We believe our greatest strength is in the relationships we build—between teachers and students, between staff and student families, between colleagues, and with our supporters. Our student body is a diverse community with unique learning needs and a wide variety of skills and challenges. They are what drives us. We are proud to maintain a graduation rate of over 90%, and one of the lowest dropout rates in the Portland area.
WHO YOU ARE:
You are committed to educational equity and the belief that all students are capable of success
You are excited to work with a team of dedicated, passionate adults to support students
You use a firm but fair approach to help students grow and reach their full potential
You maintain a calm and positive attitude with students, parents, and others, even when they are not at their best
You work well independently and with a team
You thrive on helping unique people find unique solutions
You balance priorities, schedules, and deadlines with grace, flexibility, and a clear commitment to achieving successful outcomes for the people you are working with
YOUR IMPACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Developing engaging curriculum and instructional strategies aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Differentiate instruction to accommodate students with a variety of learning styles and skill levels
Provide effective classroom management; embed the teaching of social skills and student success skills into classes
Maintain attendance and academic records, such as regular progress reports and grade reports
Participate as an active and generative team member with colleagues
Maintain visibility, and awareness and contribute to supervision during passing periods, meals, and off campus trips
Model professionalism and strong boundaries at all times
Maintain regular contact with parents or guardians or advisees while providing support, mentorship and academic counseling for a group of advisees
Support student understanding of academic credit needs and other requirements needed for success in school
Assist advisees with academic planning and goal setting
Facilitate lessons and build community with the group of advisees
At least two years of secondary teaching experience or similar experience working directly with adolescents
Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds as well as students who are neurodivergent, at various stages of social and academic development, have a variety of dispositions, and varying skill sets
Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and cultural competency through past job experience, activism, or other relevant experience
Able to pass criminal background check (required)
Additional Salary Information: $48,000 - $53,000 annual salary based on experience and licensing; Employer-paid health and dental insurance through Kaiser Permanente; Long-term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; 2 weeks’ paid time-off plus school holidays and breaks; Paid family leave; Professional development opportunities