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AP Capstone Teacher
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POSITION

The College Readiness Teacher at Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School is responsible for executing our school’s college-ready mission with a primary focus on grades 9-11.

The College Readiness Teacher will ensure that we reach our goal by developing a college readiness program focused on student knowledge, skills, and character. It is the ultimate goal of the college counseling department at Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School, through guidance and education, to ensure that all UCC graduates enter, succeed, and graduate from a 4-year college.

The College Readiness Teacher will work with the College Placement Coordinator to assure proper college matches for students regarding school community, size, location, secular versus Christian, single-sex versus coeducational, trimester versus semester, student to teacher ratio, teaching universities versus research universities, academic interests, financial aid, and extracurricular interests. It is important to research student support systems, both academic and social, and verify they that are in place at the university level.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The AP Capstone Teacher will meet all of the standards and responsibilities of a Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School (UCC) teacher
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will plan and teach Grades 9-11 College Readiness at UCC (develop a scope and sequence, weekly lesson plans, assessments, and materials that highlight the Uncommon College Readiness Standards)
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will plan and teach AP Capstone Curriculum for grades 10-11. AP Capstone is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is comprised of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will host college information events for Grades 9-11 families
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will plan grade-specific evening and weekend events for parents to address specific college readiness needs of each academic year
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will be available during Report Card Nights to meet with parents
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will support with planning and execution of college visits for Grades 9-11
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will support with planning and execution of career trips for Grades 9-11
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will support College Placement Coordinator in the fall semester by navigating 12th grade students and tracking their completion in the college application process that include, but are not limited to: Creating an appropriate list of colleges to apply to, Personal statement and other required essays, College applications, Resumes and Recommendations, Financial aid, and Scholarships
  • The AP Capstone Teacher will develop task-oriented project plans for college readiness initiatives and programming

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University.
  • For teaching roles in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).
  • Must have at least 1 year of teaching experience at the HS level, preferably teaching English/Writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required 
  • Past History or English teaching experience at the HS level required, oundergraduate or graduate research experience a plusoStrong written communication skills
  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience a plus
  • Strong written communication skills

 

COMPENSATION 

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. 

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. 


Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along. Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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