CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Head of School

Position Summary

The Head of School (HOS) will lead and inspire the Covenant Prep community in pursuit of its mission. Directly accountable to the Board of Trustees, the HOS is responsible for educational program excellence and for building on the school’s significant initial successes. The HOS will nurture the school’s Hartford focused student/family constituency and guide its engaged student/parent community, significant funding base, energetic and engaged staff, army of committed volunteers and Board of Trustees. The HOS is the “public face” of the enterprise and is actively involved in promoting the school in the community and with donors, able to enthusiastically articulate the school’s mission.

Candidate Qualifications

● Passion for the school mission with the ability to lead and manage school constituencies in pursuit of its goals.
● Strong leadership skills, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit.
● Proven ability to attract, train, mentor and evaluate staff, a broad range of volunteers, and students and families.

● Experience in curriculum development and execution.
● Public speaking and networking skills.
● Relationship building experience with inner-city constituents, the higher education community, donors, and potential funders.
● A Master’s degree in education is preferred.
● Classroom teaching experience in an inner-city environment is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

● Articulates the mission and goals of the school to staff, students, parents, volunteers, Board members, funding sources and the community.

● Manages the organization to assure that the school’s mission and goals are incorporated into all aspects of the curricular and extracurricular life of the school.
● Ensures the visibility of the school in the community it serves and is actively involved in the cultivation and solicitation of donors.

● 30% of time spent out of the school promoting the school with community partners and funders. 

● Works closely with the Principal to attract, train, mentor, support and evaluate teaching staff.
● Guides development and execution of curriculum in concert with the Principal.
● Develops and implements strategies and outreach programs necessary to attract new students appropriate to the mission of the school.

● Creates and executes the school’s strategic, accreditation and development plans in collaboration with the Board.
● Maintains communication protocols with school constituents to assure appropriate and timely information flow.

● Works closely with the Director of Development and Board to maintain/grow funding relationships.

● Oversees financial management and controls an annual budget process.
● Mobilizes trustees to leverage their resources in support of the school.
● Develops and maintains strategic relationships with independent and parochial secondary schools to facilitate high school placement and other relationship building opportunities.
● Serves as a role model for students, reflecting the values, ethics and commitment to excellence
embedded in the culture of the school.

Additional Responsibilities

● Develops long term facilities plans to meet the needs of the school community, including required funding strategies.
● Reports regularly to the board on the progress of the school and coordinates trustee meetings in collaboration with the chair of the Board.

● Ensures that appropriate files are maintained including student, employee and financial records. 

● Participates with the Board in the identification of new board members.

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 status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Candidates should send a resume and two references to:

Katie McKinney (kmckinney@covenantprep.org)

Donato Monaco (dlmonaco@hotmail.com)

Math Teacher

The Opportunity

Covenant Preparatory School’s Math Teacher facilitates the classroom and curricular components of the school’s math program. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant Prep is on an extended day program, running from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and includes Summer Academy for the month of July.

 

Candidates should be mission driven with a  firm commitment to social justice. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate generosity of spirit, an exceptional work ethic, flexibility, and a willingness to consistently learn.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach math classes and lab periods to grades of no more than fifteen students using the Desmos curriculum and supplemental resources;

  • Be families’ first point of contact as the advisor to a small group of students;

  • Coach or run clubs and/or after school activities;

  • Supervise students throughout the school day on a faculty rotation;

  • Obtain proper endorsement to transport students in school vehicles and/or chaperone off-campus events;

  • Participate in Summer Academy in the month of July;

  • Other assigned duties, as needed, during the regular school year and Summer Academy. 

 

Qualifications

  • A firm commitment to the Covenant Preparatory School mission

  • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM related field, elementary education, or another related field 

  • 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. Benefits include school-provided health, vision, life, and dental insurance, if needed.

 

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in the Hartford area, 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 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, Principal, at ncannavo@covenantprep.org.

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 5:30 PM and includes a Summer Academy in the month of July. 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

  • Teach (or co-teach) approximately three classes

  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students

  • Supervise school-day activities 

  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities

  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal

  • Obtain necessary endorsement to drive school vans

  • Participate in Summer Academy in July

  • 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 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, Principal, at ncannavo@covenantprep.org