Job Description

Openings as of 5/21/2019
Horizons K-8 Charter

  • Teacher - Science & Advisory, 7th and 8th Grade JobID: 43507
  • Position Type:
    Horizons K-8 Charter/Teacher - Language Arts, 7th and 8th Grade

  • Date Posted:
    5/13/2019

  • Location:
    952-Horizons K-8 School

  • Date Available:
    08/12/2019

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

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    Teacher- 7th/8th Grade Science & Advisory

    Position Description:
    We are seeking a gifted educator who is passionate about engaging and relevant science instruction, working with the 7/8 team to create integrated learning experiences, and serving the whole child. Outdoor education, field trips (both day-long and overnight) and community learning experiences are integral to our program. Team building and advisory are at the heart of the Horizons, because of the importance placed on social and emotional education. Horizons K-8 teachers create classes in a variety of disciplines to meet the program’s needs including health units, outdoor education, and choice-based electives. Our ideal candidate will be an innovator who can help students learn to be powerful communicators and provide differentiated learning experiences. This middle school, full-time position includes teaching four multi-age (grades 7-8) science classes in a modified block schedule, Monday - Friday, in addition to electives and advisory.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

    - Positively impact student achievement, using effective instructional strategies and strong knowledge of the appropriate curriculum and content area
    - Use assessments including performance-based learning to help students set goals, and to target instruction
    - Effectively manage the learning environment and plan and implement daily advisory program which addresses affective needs
    - Understand the components of inquiry-based learning and design problem-based learning experiences, both short and long term, for multi- age classroom instruction
    - Develop curriculum and organize special programming such as outdoor education, winter sports, service learning and performance-based learning
    - Practice teacher leadership in school team and whole faculty meeting and participate in professional development
    - Work collaboratively with colleagues, community, and families in a partnership role
    - Follow state legal requirements and district and building policies and procedures
    - Participate in the MTSS process to meet student needs

    Qualifications:
    Required:

    - Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    - Current Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsement (or CDE licensure application in process)
    - Highly qualified content and curriculum knowledge
    - Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
    - Cover letter

    Preferred:
    - Full time classroom teaching experience in Science instruction for middle school students in a multi-aged environment
    - Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to communicate frequently with families regarding school curriculum and student progress
    - A demonstrated knowledge of and deep belief in inclusion in the general education classroom for all students. Ability to implement individual plans for those on an IEP, 504 plan, ALP, and/or learning English
    - Dedication to high standards of excellence and the success of all students; ability to personalize instruction for students so that all are challenged to learn
    - Data-driven evidence of closing the achievement gap and deep knowledge of instructional practices that serve all students through differentiation
    - Technologically literate and motivated to use technology to transform learning

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and position on the Horizons K-8 Teacher Salary Schedule 19-20, which can be found at http://horizonsk8school.org/about/transparency/.

    About Our School:
    Horizons K-8 School, is a public charter school located in south Boulder, has a rich history of academic excellence. The Horizons community takes great pride in attending to the whole child through an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, safety and kindness throughout the school. A consistently high-performing school, Horizons emphasizes multi-age groupings, full inclusion, service learning, teacher-guided student choice, community building, authentic and active learning experiences, outdoor education, use of technology, and project-based instruction. Our 348 students are in classes of 18-20 students, led by an exemplary group of teacher leaders. The school is governed through a horizontal model that includes faculty, staff, parents, and administration. A variety of assessments and student-led conferences replace traditional report cards and grades.
    Our mission is to guide students to become self-directed learners and community contributors in a respectful learning environment. At Horizons K-8 School, we strive to make our school an exciting and inclusive place to work, teach, learn, create, and innovate by actively fostering a respectful and responsible environment where all community members - staff, students and families - are included.
    Horizons K-8 School is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries: Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html
    Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including reference checks, a background check and possible medical examination.
    Horizons K-8 is an equal opportunity educational institution and is committed to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff. Applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.




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