KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Specials
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Camden
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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Middle School Specials Teacher - Camden

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KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Specials
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Camden
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

Middle School Specials Teacher
KIPP New Jersey is looking for a strong candidate with a track record of developing future leaders. You are passionate about education and understand the importance of strong leadership in generating student achievement. You are committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed.
 
Here’s what you need to know:       

We are looking for an Middle School Specials Teacher to join our team. You can have expertise in any of the following areas:
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Technology
  • Science
  • STEM
We’re looking for specials teachers for the current school year! Our middle school is seeking great teachers to help our students climb the mountain to college. Our teachers are dynamic leaders both in and outside of their classroom. They love students, families and the community they serve. They are also willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve.
 
Working at KIPP New Jersey is about being student-focused. It’s about teamwork.  It's about having fun and having the freedom to lead in ways that are most successful for your students.  It’s also about making an impact in Camden, a city that is experiencing a renaissance and on the verge of revolutionizing how America views education in urban communities.
 
As an middle school lead teacher, you will join our growing Team and Family at KIPP New Jersey at one of our flagship schools in Camden. As a lead teacher, you will be responsible for planning and executing lessons for our middle school scholars.
 
A bit more about you… you have experience working with middle school students and understand how to get them excited about learning. You have the passion and drive to work with students and put them on a path to college.
 
Why join KIPP?
Great question! We’re really passionate about kids, fun and improvement. To find out more about why great teachers join, visit our website here.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Joining our middle school as a specials teacher comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:
  • Perform daily teaching tasks like teaching, grading, monitoring lunch, and any of the other things that make you awesome at your job.
  • Be a good TEAMmate – work closely with other school staff to create and reinforce a firm foundation for all classes.
  • Modify and build your curriculum to make it your best, working closely with the dean of instruction and your department
  • Help with diagnostic and progress monitoring testing across the school
  • Update student performance trackers and use data to help guide your plans
  • Communicate consistently with families about student progress
Must Haves
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A minimum of two years teaching, preferably in urban or low-income settings
  • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
  • Subject matter expertise
  • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
  • The ability to be flexible in a fast-paced school environment where things change all the time
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a school laptop. Additionally, KIPP New Jersey will subsidize the bridge toll for teammates commuting from the Pennsylvania/Delaware areas.

About KIPP New Jersey                                                  
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.


KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer