CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow – Middle School (Grades 5-8)

The Opportunity

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are asked to commit to a two-year fellowship intended to develop their knowledge and skills as an educator. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant Prep is on an extended day program, running from approximately 7 AM to 5 PM and includes a Summer Academy. Applicants should be committed to a challenging and rewarding service position.

 

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows play an integral part in the life of the school, work as full-time teachers, and receive training and support from the Principal and mentor teachers. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, Fellows participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, and service programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Two-year commitment to Covenant Prep

  • Teach (or co-teach) approximately three classes

  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students

  • Supervise school-day activities (~2 periods per day, Monday-Friday)

  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities from 3:30-5 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal

  • Participate in Summer Academy

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Benefits

  • Free housing in a school-managed townhouse with other AmeriCorps teaching fellows.

  • Stipend of $600 per month in first year and $800 per month in second year, subject to taxes. 

  • $125 meal stipend per month.

  • School-provided health, vision, and dental insurance, if needed.

  • AmeriCorps education award of approximately $6,495 annually at the end of each year of service (up to two years). 

 

Qualifications and Attitude

  • A bachelor’s degree (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required).

  • Experience working with youth, middle school grades preferred.

  • A firm commitment to social justice and Covenant Prep’s mission.

  • Generosity of spirit, exceptional work ethic, flexibility, and a willingness to consistently learn.

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.  More information about the school can be found on our website: www.covenantprep.org

 

Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Nikki Cannavo, Director of Academic Operations, at ncannavo@covenantprep.org

5th Grade Teacher

The Opportunity

Covenant Preparatory School’s 5th Grade Teacher facilitates the classroom and curricular components of the school’s reinvigorated 5th grade program. Getting our students off to the strongest possible start, the 5th Grade Teacher serves a truly invaluable role in the life of our school.  

 

Covenant Prep teachers play a major role in all aspects of school life.  In addition to teaching responsibilities, all teachers participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, and service programs. Teachers at Covenant Prep are supported by AmeriCorps teaching fellows, as well as teaching mentors and the school’s administration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach ELA, social studies, math, and science to a class of no more than fifteen 5th grade students

  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students

  • Supervise school-day activities 

  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities from 3:30-5 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal

  • Participate in Summer Academy

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Attitude

  • A firm commitment to the Covenant Preparatory School mission

  • A bachelor’s degree in elementary education, or another related field (master’s preferred)

  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience

  • A willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life including athletics, advisory, and other school-related commitments

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (strongly preferred, not required)

  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.  More information about the school can be found on our website: www.covenantprep.org

 

Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Nikki Cannavo, Director of Academic Operations, at ncannavo@covenantprep.org

Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Overview

Working under the leadership of the Head of School and the Principal, the primary role of the Dean of STEM is to support Covenant Prep in overseeing facets of the school’s operation that directly impacts learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This will include teaching, monitoring of classroom instruction, management of all assessment data, and STEM curriculum development. In addition, the Dean of STEM will direct and oversee the integration of technology into all classrooms at Covenant Prep. They will develop technology curriculum and select technology-oriented learning tools for classrooms. They will train teachers, staff and administrators, as needed, in classroom technology. They will also perform other faculty responsibilities as required by the Principal or Head of School, including student supervision, student advising, and running of extra-curricular activities.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Mentor STEM teachers in lesson planning, classroom management, and high-quality assessment practices while serving as an advocate to administration for their issues, initiatives, goals, and needs.

  • Work with the Principal to plan and coordinate professional development opportunities for STEM teachers.

  • Design vertically-aligned scope and sequence for 5th through 8th grade with clear, scaffolded outcomes aligned to the Common Core State Standards (for Math) & Next Generation Science Standards (for Science).

  • Seek and share curriculum best practices from other schools and professional journals.

  • Monitor student use of technology at Covenant Prep.

  • Make on-demand assistance available to support staff and faculty in their efforts to utilize technology efficiently and effectively at both personal and professional levels.

  • Lead STEM Department: 

    • Put together STEM curriculum (in conjunction with Principal)

    • Align teachers’ lesson plans to curriculum

    • Run STEM department meetings to gather ideas for extended curriculum activities (field trips etc), encourage and manage cross-class/cross discipline teaching

    • Encourage collaboration between students of different classes/ teacher of different classes

  • Develop and execute on a vision for Technology and Engineering elective classes that teach students 21st century skills to prepare them for a rapidly changing national and global job market

  • Research and provide an active database of online tools and resources that all teachers can access to help in their lesson plan preparation and teaching

  • Teach Science, Math, and STEM elective classes, as needed.

  • Technical support (helpdesk services) for all staff, liaising when necessary with help staff at software companies we purchase services from (Google, NWEA, etc.)

  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of a secure and stable network (firewall, wifi and wired)

  • Online account management on all technology platforms for all staff, students, and families

  • Acquire, maintain and upgrade hardware (faculty, staff and classroom computers, smartboards, projectors etc.)

  • Acquire and regularly update software and software licenses where needed

  • Manage Chromebooks (assign, send for repair when needed, monitor student use)

  • Maintain an up-to-date technology inventory

  • Support and enable the integration of technology into the curriculum for the improvement of teaching and learning.

  • Identify and recommend new technology solutions

  • Maintain technology equipment and systems

  • Train faculty and staff (and where applicable, parents and students) on the use of education technology products and services used by the school.

  • Stay current with trends in education and technology to make recommendations to administration.

  • Serve as a member of the School’s Facilities and Technology Committee and be responsible for writing and updating the Technology Plan and for complying with accreditation requirements related to the plan. Devise an incentive scheme to encourage faculty to try out new technology-driven methods of curriculum delivery that would increase student engagement and understanding.

  • Attend vendor seminars and training classes and regularly read technical publications and periodicals in order to stay abreast of educational technological developments.

  • Work with the development office to identify and take advantage of grant funding opportunities including E-rate funding.

  • Write and disseminate instruction and documentation for the effective use of technology at Covenant Prep.

  • Provide support to engage faculty to explore how technology should be integrated into their professional lives, i.e. personal productivity tools, classroom applications of technology, and implications of the use of technology.

  • Participate in the recruitment of math, science, and technology teachers

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field

  • At least one year of classroom experience is required in STEM discipline. 

  • Working knowledge of STEM curriculum and the alignment of technology with a non-profit/charter school's strategic plans

  • Demonstrate effective management skills – leadership, planning, evaluation and effective communication skills

  • Experience in network/computer system management, hardware selection and deployment, system troubleshooting, and system maintenance.

  • Considerable working knowledge of computer operating systems

  • Demonstrate proficient use of standard software packages and student information systems

  • Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for the charter school environment

  • Unwavering in the pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges

  • Results-driven educational leader with a commitment to standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions

  • Good problem-solving ability and good judgment

  • Familiarity with cultural diversity

  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, families, and community members

  • Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills

  • Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills

  • Experience working as a mentor for middle school-aged boys

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.  More information about the school can be found on our website: www.covenantprep.org

 

Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Nikki Cannavo, Director of Academic Operations, at ncannavo@covenantprep.org