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Teacher Openings

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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher Role

This position reports to the Building Principal and Special Education Division. The Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of all students with disabilities. This position requires a high degree of adaptability, attention to diversity and equitable outcomes.

Special Education Teacher Expectations

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals;
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students;
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources;
  • Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational paraprofessionals as directed;
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures;
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers regarding the needs of students;
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.

Special Education Teacher Key Qualities

  • Relishes using multiple communication methods that are tailored to and facilitate productive conversations with different stakeholders;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student growth;
  • Builds positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues;
  • Practices patience with all students, families and colleagues;
  • Always seeking new ways to teach students the way they learn.
Per SFT Contract
Building Substitute Teacher

Lead Building Substitute Role

This position reports to the Building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work with teachers, families, and school leaders. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work in one designated building where they will have opportunities to support a variety of classrooms and special projects. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will model leadership for all other substitute teachers. This position requires a high degree of innovation, enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration.

 Lead Building Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Work with students on all grade levels;
  • Organize and support school staff and administration in supporting student engagement;
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other staff;
  • Support the development of school activities and other organizations that support student interests;
  • Work directly with students to solve conflicts, discipline, and behavior situations with a student centered and restorative approach.

Lead Building Substitute Teacher Qualities

  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Loves and understands the impact of Equity-based Culturally Responsive teaching;
  • Belief in restorative approaches and works to eliminate punitive practices;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to build alliances with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Good problem solver;
  • Growth mindset;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.
$28,000 (pro-rated)
Building Substitute Teacher

Lead Building Substitute Role

This position reports to the Building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work with teachers, families, and school leaders. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work in one designated building where they will have opportunities to support a variety of classrooms and special projects. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will model leadership for all other substitute teachers. This position requires a high degree of innovation, enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration.

 Lead Building Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Work with students on all grade levels;
  • Organize and support school staff and administration in supporting student engagement;
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other staff;
  • Support the development of school activities and other organizations that support student interests;
  • Work directly with students to solve conflicts, discipline, and behavior situations with a student centered and restorative approach.

Lead Building Substitute Teacher Qualities

  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Loves and understands the impact of Equity-based Culturally Responsive teaching;
  • Belief in restorative approaches and works to eliminate punitive practices;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to build alliances with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Good problem solver;
  • Growth mindset;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.
$28,000 (pro-rated)
Math Teacher

Math Teacher Role

The SCSD is seeking a math teacher that will get all students excited about Math. The Math Teacher is expected to assist students in understanding and applying Math to real-life situations. Math Teacher will ensure all students should be engaged in the lesson and persevering toward solving high level tasks in Math. The Math Teacher will have knowledge of urban schools and urban communities. This position requires a high degree of problem-solving, resilience and ingenuity.

Math Teacher Expectations

  • Knowledge of Next generation and Common Core Standards in Math, Regents exams and differentiated instructional strategies. Also experience with lesson planning and high leverage practices;
  • Effective in classroom management, parent communication, differentiated instruction;
  • Ability to use technology including GSuite and smartboard;
  • Able to engage students in the math curriculum toward mastery of the standards;
  • Ability to craft detailed lesson plans showing thoughtfulness into various activities to engage the students. These should result in increased student achievement.
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems.

Math Teacher Key Qualities

  • Be a collaborative team player with other math teachers (and also teachers / staff in other departments).
  • Work toward fulfilling the district goals of equity, literacy and graduation by supporting the math instruction of all students.
  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.
Per SFT Contract
Middle School Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
Business Teacher

Business Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The Business Teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the American business system and its place in the nation’s economy. The Business Teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Business Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of business services;
  • Assist students in developing practical business skills for personal use or for use in business occupation;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about business and business law.

Business Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world business based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in business.

 

Per SFT Contract
Work Based Learning Coordinator (Part-Time)

All registered WBL programs must be under the supervision of a NYS certified WBL coordinator. It is recommended that all other WBL experiences that place students in the business community be under the supervision of a NYS certified WBL coordinator. The WBL coordinator assures that the student is well supervised while on the worksite and properly trained in workplace safety and health in accordance with the DOL regulations. The coordinator also assures that the employer is complying with the NYSDOL Laws Governing the Employment of Minors. A quality WBL program can make school-based learning more relevant by providing students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real world situations. The

Responsibilities

    1. Build a framework around the District’s WBL standards and define the experiences students should have, particularly within authentic business sites.
    2. As part of the WBL framework, develop a thorough preparation process, for both students and employers, so the first round of experiences in WBL is more likely to be positive for both students and employers. 
    3. Develop working experiences focus on assisting students develop broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and the workplace.
    4. WBL coordinator should also collaborate with the classroom teachers and/or CTE teachers to assure that the expectations of the worksite and the needs/goals of the students are considered.
    5. WBL Coordinator Work directly with students, CTE teachers and employers to design and fulfill work-site positions.
    6. Build around “the ships”: mentorships, internships (or coop and other forms of paid work), apprenticeships and teacher externships (essentially, a structured “job shadow” experience for CTE teachers and their academic colleagues).
    7. Set annual targets for incremental growth and maintain a focus on quality experiences for students and employers. 
Per SFT Contract
English Language Arts Teacher - Middle School

English Teacher Role

This position will report to the Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The English Teacher will support the developmental and academic needs of diverse learners at the secondary level and have a passion and tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn.  The English Teacher will make reading, writing and speaking accessible and engaging for students and articulate to students the connections between reading, writing and speaking.  The English Teacher will plan culturally responsive lessons/units by utilizing data to inform their instruction and differentiate lessons to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. The English Teacher will maintain a rigorous classroom environment aligned with the CCLS and students lived experiences. This English Teacher will provide continuous feedback for student growth.  This position requires a high degree of flexibility, caring attitude and a culturally responsive equity-based mindset.  This teaching position is part of a new and exciting initiative to provide inquiry based and culturally responsive instruction to our middle school program.  Students will be engaged in disciplinary literacy, civics and activism throughout the course.

 English Teacher Expectations

  • Teach reading, writing, viewing, listening, and speaking;
  • Transfer mastery of content to students by leveraging their background knowledge and experiences;
  • Implement a variety of teacher strategies to facilitate learning amongst diverse learners and social justice topics;
  • Plan lessons, assign grade and homework;
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems;
  • Build trust, motivate and understand student needs;
  • Embrace and lift student strengths, voice and identity to create a learning environment that is highly engaging and relevant to students;
  • Uses student engagement as a core component of classroom management system.

English Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrates an imagination that is contagious; 
  • Teaching approaches are driven by innovation and equity;
  • Facilitates classroom interactions that foster intellectual, cultural and social emotional learning;
  • Independent thinker that thrives in interdependent environments.

 

Per SFT Contract

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.