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Elementary Paraprofessional (immediate need) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park is our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as a paraprofessional. This is an immediate need.

Job Description
Every HLA-Morris Park  paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Morris Park  paraprofessional are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting a student individually with specific educational, social and emotional needs. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday or until all duties are completed to be ready for the following day.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

High School Chemistry Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawath Collegiate High School 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  After growing a grade each year, the 18-19 school year it will be home to just over 450 9-12 graders and will graduate Hiawatha’s first ever class of seniors.  


At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.  HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college. We need you to achieve our ambitious vision for the class of 2019!

 

HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Chemistry Teacher for the immediate need.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The Chemistry teacher will be tasked with leading our students in pursuit of achieving college credit on the Chemistry test. This teacher will have the autonomy to create a robust curriculum towards achieving that aim.

In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers will also be advisors, adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves.  Advisors will be critical in HCHS’ model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees’ high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college.

Lastly, HCHS teachers are also founders of the school.  Along with the administration, they will lay the strong foundation upon which HCHS will stand for years to come.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in chemistry or related field preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households   

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural contexts

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students


Highly Preferred:

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Middle School Technology Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as the Technology Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The social studies teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery. The candidate must be proficient in computer science.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Technology, Computer Science, or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Minnesota teacher certification / license (highly preferred)


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Middle School Paraprofessional (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a paraprofessional for immediate need.


Job Description

HCP-Kingfield staff are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  We are seeking a highly-qualified individual for this role to collaborate with classroom teachers in holding middle school students to high expectations and ensuring that ever scholar has the support and tools they need to be successful in school.

The primary responsibility of the Paraprofessional will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:55pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, beginning of year overnight trip, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree

  • Ability and desire to take initiative to support students’ needs with little direction

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Ability to work with diverse student populations

Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education law or experience working with special education students on the autism spectrum

  • Minnesota middle school or special education teaching license preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Middle School Spanish Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Spanish Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The math teacher will deliver common core standards-based to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:30am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:45pm-4pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Spanish or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  

Middle School Math Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Math Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The math teacher will deliver common core standards-based to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:30am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:45pm-4pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in math or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation


Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity


We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Middle School Science Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Science Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our science department includes the following courses 5th grade science, physical science (6), life science (7), and earth science (8). The science teacher will deliver NGSS standards-based to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.  In all science classes students have 1-1 laptops to allow them to engage deeply in our application and simulation based curriculum amplify.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:30am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:45pm-4pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Middle School Social Studies Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Social Studies Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The social studies teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery. The courses currently offered include US History I (6), US History II (7), Global Studies (8).


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Social Studies or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Minnesota teacher certification / license (highly preferred)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as our English Language Language Arts Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.


Job Description

At Hiawatha Academies, we firmly believe that rigorous, high-quality arts programming is an integral part of a college-preparatory education. Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield’s teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  We are seeking a teacher who celebrates language diversity, and is passionate about supporting the development of scholars’ academic language through research-based strategies.


Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific role and responsibilities.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:55pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, beginning of year overnight trip, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in ELA or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Middle School Specialist Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Specialist Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.

Job Description

Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-K teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The Specialist Teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.

*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Instructional Leadership

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, read here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Art, Spanish, Tech, Music, or PE or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in under-resourced communities

  • Must be a problem-solver, self-directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Minnesota teacher certification / license (highly preferred)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Middle School Special Education Teacher (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Special Education Teacher for the 2019-20 academic year.

Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  The Special Education teacher will provide instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans. The majority of our special education teachers co-teach in either Math or ELA. They work relentlessly to help all special education students access grade level material.


The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in close collaboration with the rest of the Special Education Team, the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Support Services, and classroom teachers.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Support students with Identified Special Needs

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with learning needs in the general education classroom

  • Provide individual and group support for the development of social/emotional skills

  • Work closely with other members of the Student Support Team (Dean of Students, ELD teacher(s), paraprofessional(s), and school and network administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for identified students

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:55pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, beginning of year overnight trip, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Teaching Licensure: Special Education EBD, LD, or ABAS (dual license preferred)

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • Must have excellent judgment in decision-making skills and an ability to lead and to follow

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

  • A clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset

  • Ability to teach through an equity lens

  • High level of cultural competency


Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • Minnesota teacher certification

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Special Education Teacher (19-20 school year) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Special Education Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description
The Special Education teacher is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement based on Hiawatha’s Five Guiding Principles and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. The Special Education teacher will provide direct instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans.

The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in collaboration with classroom teachers.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.

Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Planning, Instruction and Case Management


  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and functional behavior assessments

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with identified learning needs in the general education classroom

  • Provide individual and group instruction in reading, math, and/or writing

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skills

  • Work closely with other members of the Special Education and Student Support Team and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for all students

  • Complete all intellectual prep and instructional prep for any co-taught, individual or group instruction.  

  • Participate on the Child Study Team by attending meetings and supporting with the implementation of interventions to meet the needs of struggling learners with or without special education needs

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Use student achievement data from the NWEA MAP test, STEP Literacy Assessment and on-going formative assessments to monitor progress, inform instruction and planning for students with IEPs

  • Work diligently to ensure that all students meet their individual learning growth goals

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Special Education Teachers must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Mindsets Required

  1. Believe that ALL children can learn regardless of background or circumstance

  2. Willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment

  3. Willing to do whatever it takes, including answer calls in the evening until 8:30pm

  4. Believe that team beats individual

  5. Believe that everything is earned

  6. Possess a strong work ethic, self-awareness, resilience, humility

  7. Steward a strong culture based on our core values and mission

  8. Be optimistic about the future in the face of daunting challenges: “Yes we will” attitude


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday or until all duties are completed to be ready for the following day.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.



Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • MN Teaching Licensure: Special Education EBD and/or LD (dual license preferred)

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience working with elementary students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive

  • Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

Highly Preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.


Elementary K-4 Teacher (19-20 school year) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as an Elementary K-4 Teacher, starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description

At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes opportunities for every student to explore passions and interests beyond the core curriculum. The Elementary Teacher at HLA-Morris Park has the opportunity to teach every child in our school each week. The ideal candidate is someone who is not only passionate about investing students in their subject; but also leads children to explore and develop their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through the lens of their content.

All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

  • Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday or until all duties are completed to be ready for the following day.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota Teaching Licensure

  • Experience working with elementary students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive

  • Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

Highly Preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.

K-2 Early Elementary Teacher (19-20 school year) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as K-2 Early Elementary Teacher, starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description

At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes opportunities for every student to explore passions and interests beyond the core curriculum. The Elementary Teacher at HLA-Morris Park has the opportunity to teach every child in our school each week. The ideal candidate is someone who is not only passionate about investing students in their subject; but also leads children to explore and develop their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through the lens of their content.

All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

  • Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday or until all duties are completed to be ready for the following day.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota Teaching Licensure

  • Experience working with elementary students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive

  • Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

Highly Preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.

3-4 Upper Elementary Teacher (19-20 school year) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as a 3-4 Upper Elementary Teacher, starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description

At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes opportunities for every student to explore passions and interests beyond the core curriculum. The Elementary Teacher at HLA-Morris Park has the opportunity to teach every child in our school each week. The ideal candidate is someone who is not only passionate about investing students in their subject; but also leads children to explore and develop their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through the lens of their content.

All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

  • Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday or until all duties are completed to be ready for the following day.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota Teaching Licensure

  • Experience working with elementary students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive

  • Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

Highly Preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.

Student Behavior Specialist (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha College Prep- Northrop (HCP-N) is a results-driven 5-8 school focused on building deep community, fostering student agency, and providing rigorous interdisciplinary learning experiences that allow students to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century and beyond.


In 19-20, we will have 5th and 6th graders and grow one year at a time until we reach our full capacity as a 5-8 school.


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Student Behavior Specialist for the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description

The Student Behavior Specialist is responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. They will work under the guidance of the HCP-Northrop’s Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the middle school Principal, and, of course, students.  This role unites maintaining discipline and building culture. We passionately believe that smooth and effective culture systems and accountability allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build and foster effective relationships with all HCP-N students

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Support a joyful and engaging school culture where all students can be their best

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Dean of Students, manage all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • Maintain strong relationships with students, families, and staff

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct proactive and reactive disciplinary meetings with students and families

  • Run school culture and behavior reports on a regular basis

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (Who is receiving what consequences, where?  For what? What can we do to help students make better choices? Etc.)

  • Escort students from the main office or from the Dean of Students’ office to class as needed

  • Escort students from class when needed

  • Conduct locker and/or backpack checks when needed

Systems Management

  • Oversee breakfast, lunch, dismissal, detention and/or in school suspension daily

  • Oversee lunchtime and after school student reflection

  • Support the Dean of Students in managing the all student support structures

  • Maintain and log proactive and reactive family communication

  • Maintain and log proactive and reactive staff and teacher communication

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Student Behavior Specialist must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Values and Beliefs


All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


Hours are subject to change.

  • Hiawatha College Prep – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Passion for helping middle school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.   

Elementary School Principal (19-20 school year) - Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”   

Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  At scale, we will be putting five-percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


Founded in 2013, Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is Hiawatha’s second elementary campus and serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment that promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented leader to join our team in the critical role of Principal.  We’re searching for a leader that is driven to ensure that all students are on the track to college readiness through a combination of rigorous, student-centered learning and supportive, inclusive school culture. This position will begin the summer of 2019.  This is a full-time role located in Minneapolis, MN.


Job Description

The Principal will create and sustain a strong school culture, set the school’s academic vision, develop and support teachers as professionals, build relationships with families and scholars, and oversee all functions of the school.

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Principal will strategically implement the school’s mission through effective leadership of the school’s staff and of the student body.  The Principal will develop and lead the instructional program and will foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in middle and high school, college, and in life. The Principal is responsible for leading a leadership team that includes the Director of Operations, an Assistant Principal, a Dean of Instruction, a Dean of Students, and a Dean of Student Support Services.  

The Principal will work collaboratively with the CAO to set and manage the school’s budget. The Principal will have a support team for daily operations and student culture so that classroom observation, teacher coaching, people development, and team leadership will be the core focus of their daily work.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership

  • Set and ensure high standards for student achievement

  • Ensure program (as planned and implemented) meets or exceeds yearly student outcome goals

  • Set clear, measurable outcomes based on observation and data from classroom observations and provide targeted feedback that maximizes teacher effectiveness

  • Provide valuable professional development opportunities for all staff on a regular basis

  • Play a role in supporting the equity leadership development of all team members


Cultural Leadership

  • Foster a school climate aligned with the mission and values of the school that supports both student and staff success and promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and families

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Manage, coach, and develop the Dean of Students


Data-Driven Leadership

  • Create a culture where people view data collection and analysis as essential to improving their practice

  • Monitor academic progress and social/emotional well-being of all students

  • Regularly lead data-driven discussions about student performance and well-being and ensure that data drives instruction in all teaching situations

  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning that includes data analysis about student learning


People Management

  • Effectively communicate a vision that supports the school’s goals and values

  • Create an effective, collaborative team of people jointly responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to achieving excellence

  • Hire and manage performance of all instructional staff, including an Assistant Principal and a Dean of Instruction

  • Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance


Relationship-Building

  • Build effective relationships with and among teachers, families, and the community to improve student success

  • Collaborate with fellow school leaders across the Hiawatha Academies’ network

  • Build a relationship of trust with the Network Support Team which supports the realization of the school’s mission

  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Director of Schools to realize the school’s, and the entire network’s, mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Principal must demonstrate knowledge of and support for Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, goals, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

  • Adhere to Hiawatha’s Human Resource policies and state/federal employment laws

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees

Mindsets Required

1)  Believe that all children can learn regardless of background or circumstance

2)  Willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment

3)  Willing to do whatever it takes, including spending time on nights and weekends occasionally

5)  Believe that team beats individual

6)  Possess a strong work ethic, self-awareness, resilience, humility

7)  Possess a growth mindset around equity leadership

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • The elementary school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45pm-3:15pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, beginning of year overnight trip, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of four years experience working in a school that is disrupting educational inequity with strong success

  • A minimum of four years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results

  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, and develop instructional staff

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues  

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Possess a growth mindset

  • Possess cultural awareness of self and others

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Knowledge and ability in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within diverse cultural contexts

  • Ability to learn the budgeting process, laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of a Minnesota charter school

  • Experience working with students of color and/or students growing up in low-income households

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Education, Education Leadership, School Administration/Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, or relevant field

  • Advance Professional Certificate with an endorsement as Principal/ School Administrator

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • Previous successful experience in school leadership


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Middle School Special Education Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-K serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Special Education Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.


The Special Education teacher will provide direct and collaborative instruction to students with identified special education needs. The Special Education Teacher will strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans.


The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in regular collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure students are meeting IEP and academic goals throughout our program.  In addition, the person in this role will coordinate IEP meetings, monitor and comply with all paperwork and service deadlines.


Finally, the Special Education Teacher will ensure that all relevant school personnel have up-to-date information on appropriate modifications and accommodations for all students in order to ensure their academic and social needs are being met in the classroom.


Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities


Responsibilities

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and co-teach academic and social-emotional content as assigned

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students in a Federal Setting Three/self-contained classroom

  • Provide individual and group instruction in academic and life skills for students with special needs

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skill development

  • Work closely with other members of the Special Education Team (teachers, social worker, paraprofessionals, administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality, compliant service is being provided for identified students

  • Coordinate and participate on the Child Study Team by attending meetings and supporting with the implementation of interventions to meet the needs of struggling learners with or without special education needs

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Special Education Staff must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Values and Beliefs


All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • •Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making and a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars


Highly preferred

  • MN Teaching Licensure (preferred): Special Education EBD, LD, or ABAS (dual license preferred)

  • Developmental Disabilities Licensure

  • Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped Licensure

  • Moderate to Severe Mentally Handicapped Licensure

  • Academic and Behavioral Strategist Licensure

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience working with students of color or low-income students

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Oromo, Amharic, Somali, and / or Hmong)


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Learning Lab Teacher (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop)our  second elementary school, opened in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment that promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a learning lab instructor for the 2018-2019 school year.  

 

Job Description

Learning lab instructors at HLA- Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal and Assistant Principal, as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team, and with Special Education staff.

Learning lab instructors are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classrooms by implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons. Learning labs are an exploratory and experiential time in which our K-2 students  connect to topics covered in literacy. This class follows the Expeditionary Learning curriculum. On non-learning lab days,learning lab instructors support and provide coverage for teachers in other classes. The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and a commitment to ensuring all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, structured, and productive learning environment.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects


Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction


Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum


Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Desire to grow and develop in a  fast-paced environment

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish and/or Somali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


5th Grade Math Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop  

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha College Prep- Northrop (HCP-N) is a results-driven 5-8 school focused on building deep community, fostering student agency, and providing rigorous interdisciplinary learning experiences that allow students to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century and beyond.


We will start our founding year with 90 5th graders and grow one year at a time until we reach our full capacity as a 5-8 school.


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our 5th Grade Math Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description

HCP-N teachers are charged with providing a community oriented, rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all students.


Our founding Math teacher would be responsible for planning, teaching, assessing, and collaborating on multiple sections of foundations math.


Every HCP-N teacher is also a Crew Leader. This person serves as an advisor to 15-20 students to support them to achieve our graduate aims related to habits of scholarship, habits of mind, and habits of work. Crew leaders are also the primary point of contact for families.


Every HCP-N core teacher also supports their students in Personalized Enrichment Projects (PEP). Teachers collaborate with, instruct, and coach students through project proposals, interest development, and product creation and presentation.


Lastly, HCP-N teachers are also founders of the school.  Along with the administration, they will lay the strong foundation upon which HCP-N will stand for years to come.


Candidates that are selected for an interview may receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities

Instructional Planning and Implementation

  • Develop standards-based unit plans and daily lesson plans, differentiating and scaffolding as needed

  • Design and implement rigorous, backwards-planned lessons that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem solving, and evidence based reasoning

  • Implement Crew (advisory) structure with detailed plans and activities to build community and engage students in habit development

  • Design and implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

  • Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

  • Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings

  • Meet professional obligations with optimism and professionalism

Strong School and Classroom Culture

  • Believe deeply in the mission of Hiawatha Academies

  • Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based on trust and regular communication

  • Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

  • Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain positive, focused classroom

  • Meet professional obligations such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior

  • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

  • Maintain common building hours, actively attend to supervision duties, and contribute positively to a collaborative, founding school environment

  • Other duties as required


Perform other duties as required and assigned


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs.


Core Values and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families

  • Growth mindset and learner orientation

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • A track record of high expectations and  measurable success with students

  • Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students


Highly Preferred:

  • A minimum of 3 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Oromo, Amharic, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as an 6th grade Social Studies Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our core subjects include literature, writing, math, science, and humanities. The literature teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in ELA or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-Kingfield serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a dedicated, responsible, and detail-oriented teammate to join our team as the Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need).

Job Description

The Discipline and Culture Liaison is responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. They will work under the guidance of the HCP-Kingfield Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the middle school Principal, and, of course, students.  Their role will be an operational role that unites maintaining discipline and building culture. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Dean of Students, manage all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct proactive and reactive disciplinary meetings with students

  • Run detention reports on a regular basis

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (Who is in detention/in school suspension?  For what? What can we do to help students make better choices? Etc.)

  • Escort students from the main office or from the Dean of Student’s office to class as needed

  • Escort students from class when needed

  • Conduct locker and/or backpack searches when needed

Systems Management

  • Oversee breakfast, lunch, dismissal, detention and/or in school suspension daily

  • Oversee detention  

  • Support the Dean of Students in managing the HCP-Kingfield community service program

  • Support the Dean of Students in managing the all student support structures

Team  

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be led by the Dean of Students, and comprised of the school social worker, Special Ed and/or ELD teacher(s), the Student Support Liaison, and advisors (when needed)  

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield will be open to students from 8 am-4:30 pm on Mondays-Thursdays and from 8am-4pm on Fridays.  

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must coordinate their schedule with the schedules of the other administrators to ensure an administrator is always onsite while students are present.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all evening Family Events to be held at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for helping middle school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.   


Elementary Paraprofessional (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as a paraprofessional for the 18-19 school year.

Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop paraprofessional are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting a student individually with specific educational, social and emotional needs. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented Discipline and Culture Liaison to join our team for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. This is an immediate opening.

Job Description

The Discipline and Culture Liaison is responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. S/he will work under the guidance of the HLA-N Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the Principal, and, of course, students.   Their role will be an operational role that unites maintaining discipline and building culture. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life. This role for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Dean of Students, manage all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct proactive and reactive disciplinary meetings with students

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (What can we do to help students make better choices?  Etc.)

  • Escort students from the main office or from the Dean of Student’s office to class as needed

  • Escort students from class when needed

Team  

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be led by the Dean of Students, and comprised of the school social worker, Special Ed and/or ELD teacher(s), the Student Support Liaison, and advisors (when needed)  

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • The Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop school day is 7:25am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday. Professional development sessions are often held on Fridays from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must coordinate their schedule with the schedules of the other administrators to ensure an administrator is always onsite while students are present.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all evening Family Events to be held at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • A  minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Passion for helping high school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

Preferred:

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Chief Operating Officer

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement and are consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a Beating the Odds School.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our networks seeks a Chief Operating Officer to join our team.


Job Description


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for leading the critical areas of operations and finance to ensure the excellence, sustainability, and growth of the network and its schools. As the Hiawatha Academies network grows in size and complexity, the COO is responsible for setting the vision and managing strong execution of the key functions of finance, operations, data systems, facilities, and legal oversight.  The COO is a member of the network leadership team, sits on the network support team, works closely with the Hiawatha Academies Board Treasurer and Finance Committee, and reports directly to the Executive Director.


BELIEFS AND QUALITIES

We seek a COO who demonstrates the following beliefs and has the following qualities:


Belief in all children

  • Possesses an unshakable, deeply held personal belief that all children can achieve at high levels.

  • Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to “do whatever it takes” to deliver on our organization’s mission to prepare every single child for success in college and in life.

  • Makes decisions and enables others to make decisions based on what is best for students.


Drives Results

  • Drives relentlessly to achieve exceptional operational and financial outcomes on behalf of students and does so by demonstrating clear intellect, setting and achieving goals, and managing with grit and tenacity.

  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment that involves high energy and rapid change. Is undeterred by obstacles and setbacks, proves resilient in facing continual challenge.

  • Constantly focuses on identifying opportunities to learn and grow for self and others and proactively seeks to supplement strong instincts with new ideas and best practices.


Builds Relationships

  • Operates with an exceptional level of self-awareness, humility and integrity.

  • Builds relationships marked by trust and respect, and does so with a diverse set of stakeholders including Hiawatha Academies staff members, school leaders, community members, board members, vendors, charter authorizer, and peer districts and networks,