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Job Description

History Teacher (PC#48310)

Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)

Start Date: July 2019

Locations: UP Academy Dorchester

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.

About UP Education Network

UP Education Network manages and operates five schools in Boston and Lawrence, MA. We serve 2,600 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. In fall 2016, UP will launch its sixth turnaround school in Springfield, MA as a part of the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership.

Teaching at UP Education Network

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and, most importantly, the success of UP Academy's students.

At UP, your career is shaped by:

* Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students.
* Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do "whatever it takes" to put every student on the path to college.
* Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice.
* Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support. Additionally, the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.

Desired Skills and Characteristics of an UP Teacher:

* A passionate belief in UP Academy's mission, values, and educational model;
* A deep desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families;
* An unwavering commitment to the academic success and personal development of our students;
* An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them;
* An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
* A sense of humility;


* Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred;
* A valid Massachusetts Teaching License in History, grades 5-8;
* An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" according to NCLB; and
* Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.


We offer a competitive compensation package including comprehensive health benefits.

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