02 Hiawatha Opportunities

Current Opportunities


Elementary (K-4) Teacher (18-19 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.



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



Job Description


Classroom Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team including Special Education staff and English Language Development teachers.


Classroom Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and global studies (science and social studies).


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure 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


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 and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons in reading, writing, math and global studies each day

  • Use student achievement data from the NWEA MAP test, STEP Literacy Assessment and ongoing formative assessments to inform instruction and planning

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Classroom 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




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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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

  • 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 start-up/growing, fast paced environment


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • 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.  

Founding Dean of Instruction (18-19 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 a “Beating the Odds School.”  


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 five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five-percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


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


We’re searching for a passionate, innovative, social-justice oriented leader who will who will listen deeply, who will lead a school that disrupts educational inequity, who will engage stakeholders to ensure that the school is reflective of the community’s dreams, and who will dream beyond the bounds of what we currently believe is possible. This position is for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Job Description


The Dean of Instruction at Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield will be responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision.  S/he will work directly under the guidance of the Principal.  The Dean of Instruction must strategically support the Principal and the school’s mission through effective leadership and management of the school’s staff and students.  The Dean of Instruction will provide support for the instructional program and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school

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


Drive Results

  • Research, design, support, and/or supplement the academic curriculum for all subjects and grades based on successful models and approaches

  • Analyze school-wide data in order to design responsive student interventions, and devise and monitor high-impact support plans for struggling students

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

  • Address any disciplinary issues immediately with support from the Dean of Students and/or the Principal


Instructional Leadership

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers

  • Facilitate regular, meaningful data-driven discussions about student performance with teachers to ensure that teachers are using current data to drive instruction

  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning

  • Ensure consistencies in instruction and practice among team of teachers

  • Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning

  • Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions in line with school goals and priorities


People Management

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

  • Manage a cohort of teachers

  • Participate in staff recruitment

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

  • Assist teacher leaders (future Content Leads) in developing leadership skills

  • Model Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield’s core values - Grit, Curiosity, Optimism, and Gratitude - at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture.

  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations


Relationship-Building

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

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

  • 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


Perform other duties as required and assigned


The Dean of Instruction 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:


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 8:45am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:45am-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-4:00pm.

  • 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 two years experience working in a school that is disrupting educational inequity with strong success

  • A minimum of three 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

  • 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.

Early Elementary (K-2) Teacher (18-19 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a K-2 Classroom Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.



Job Description


Classroom Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team including Special Education staff and English Language Development teachers.


Classroom Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and global studies (science and social studies).


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure 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


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 and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons in reading, writing, math and global studies each day

  • Use student achievement data from the NWEA MAP test, STEP Literacy Assessment and ongoing formative assessments to inform instruction and planning

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Classroom 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




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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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

  • 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 start-up/growing, fast paced environment


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • 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.

Elementary Social Worker (coverage role) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves Kindergarten through 3rd grade scholars and will grow a grade a year until it serves students in grades K-4.


Educators at HLA-Northrop join a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we are a school recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach and have a yearly suspension rate of less than 1%.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a School Social Worker for maternity coverage to start January until June, 2017.



Job Description


The Social Worker at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop will work under the guidance of the Principals and Network Director of Student Support Services as a collaborative member of the school’s Student Support and Special Education Team. In collaboration with other building Social Workers, they will be responsible for promoting student success through the implementation of the school-wide guidance program that reduces social, emotional and environmental barriers to learning for all students.  They will work to support individual students, teachers, student support staff, school leaders in maintaining a safe, proactive learning environment. They will strategically support the school’s mission by providing effective trauma-informed social, emotional, and mental health supports for students to ensure their safety and success in school.


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, productive learning environment.

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


Social/Emotional Counseling and Support

  • Plan and conduct individual and group counseling sessions to address social/ emotional/ behavioral needs including: social skills development, gender identity development, grief counseling, relationship counseling, mental health care, emotional regulation, etc.

  • Support the development of school-wide social emotional learning curriculum and lessons

  • Work with students who have identified social/emotional/behavioral needs and services as outlined on their IEPS and maintain current special education paperwork in compliance with due process requirements

  • With support from the other School Social Worker and School Leaders, lead the planning, implementation and regular revision of proactive social/emotional/behavior intervention plans for individual students by engaging families, school staff, and students

  • Provide consultation, coaching & technical support around implementation of individual behavior intervention and support plans for teachers and other school staff

  • Manage mental health emergencies as outlined in school policy.  Situations may include the need to utilize emergency services, contact Hennepin County Care and Protection, and coordinate outside mental health support services

  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school

  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards

  • Stay apprised of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation

  • Serve as a resource to staff on supporting specific students in the classroom by modeling interventions and offering clinical insight, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse

  • Act as a referral source to families for outside services which may include: outside therapy, health insurance, housing, legal advice, medical services, and utilities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to coordinate the scheduling and service provided by contracted therapists

  • Work with School Leaders and staff to analyze data to identify racial and other disparities and collaboratively work to develop improvement plans to interrupt disproportionate discipline practices



Perform other duties as required and assigned


The School Social Worker 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:

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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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:

  • MSW with appropriate state licensure

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a low-income school or with low-income student populations

  • Knowledge of current research on trauma-informed practice and children’s mental health

  • Knowledge of local services pertaining to child and family mental health and development

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing de-escalation and mediation strategies that maintain the safety and dignity of students and staff.

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

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • 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

  • A desire to grow and develop in a start-up/growing, fast paced environment

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



Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations

  • Knowledge of and experience with implementation of evidenced-based trauma-informed practices

  • Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Training in Responsive Classroom approach and/or Conscious Discipline

  • Knowledge of or training in the Developmental Repair Model



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.

AP US Government and Politics Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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  AP US Government and Politics Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The AP Government and Politics teacher will be tasked with leading our 12th graders in pursuit of achieving college credit on the AP US Government and Politics test.  This is our capstone course which culminates our students high school social studies experience and is critical to ensuring our students are empowered as change agents in our city and state. 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 government / politics or related fields 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.  

AP Literature Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 an AP Literature Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The AP Literature teacher will be tasked with leading our 12th graders in pursuit of achieving college credit on the AP Literature test.  Our goal is that our students outperform the state and national AP passing rates and we expect our AP teachers to  relentlessly pursue this goal. 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

  • 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. 

AP Calculus Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 an AP Calculus Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The AP Calculus teacher will be tasked with leading our 12th graders in pursuit of achieving college credit on the AP Calculus (AB) test.  Our goal is that our AP students outperform the state and national AP passing rates and we expect our AP teachers to  relentlessly pursue this goal. 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

  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for science

  • Evaluate students' growth in their mathematical knowledge and skills

  • 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 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

  • 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.


AP Biology Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 AP Biology Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The AP Biology teacher will be tasked with leading our 12th graders in pursuit of achieving college credit on the AP Biology test.  Our goal is that our AP students outperform the state and national AP passing rates and we expect our AP teachers to  relentlessly pursue this goal. 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

  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for science

  • Evaluate students' growth in their scientific knowledge and skills

  • 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 biology 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

AP Chemistry Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 AP Chemistry Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  The AP Chemistry teacher will be tasked with leading our 12th graders in pursuit of achieving college credit on the AP Chemistry test.  Our goal is that our AP students outperform the state and national AP passing rates and we expect our AP teachers to  relentlessly pursue this goal. 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

  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for science

  • Evaluate students' growth in their mathematical knowledge and skills

  • 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.

Band or Choir Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 Band or Choir Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

At HCHS, our key mission is to ensure that ALL of our students graduate with a well rounded high school experience. One critical lever towards achieving that mission is creating a robust music program.  We are seeking a transformational music educator that is eager to build our music program - whether that passion is choir or band, or both!  This teacher will be the foundation upon which our program is built - and the sky is the limit.  The countdown has begun to our first graduating class walking on the stage as the class of 2019 - now we need a passionate music educator to lead our Wolf pack in playing or singing Pomp and Circumstance.

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 music 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 (music education)

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.

Physical Education Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 Physical EducationTeacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students. In 2018-19, the following courses will be offered within the PE department.  9th grade Physical Education, Team Sports, and Strength and Conditioning.

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 (physical education 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, Physical Education and Health license 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.

English Language Development Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 an English Language Development Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS English Language and Development teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all students.  The ELD program at HCHS focuses both on intensive English courses for students who have recently entered the country and providing in-class supports for students further along in their language development.


English Language Development Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth by providing differentiated language instruction to support development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. They are collaborative members of the grade level planning team, which includes General Education teachers and Special Education staff, for the grade level they support. We are seeking an ELD teacher who is eager to work towards ensuring all ELD students have equitable access in their content classes and working relentlessly to help students master the English language in their 4 years at HCHS.

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 WIDA test data to determine scholars’ English proficiency, and make data-driven decisions about the extent of services required by students who qualify for English Learner (EL) services

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

  • Collaborate with Classroom Teachers and Special Educators to help ensure all students can access academic content in the general education classroom

  • Contribute to instructional coaching/professional development of staff on relevant topics related to English language development and language output

Support students with Identified Language Development Needs

  • Coordinate pull-out services and in-class support

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

  • Administer language assessments including the WIDA ACCESS test each spring

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

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

  • Contribute to instructional coaching/ professional development of classroom teachers in English language development

  • Lead data collection on students’ language proficiency levels and communicate data with staff as needed

  • Monitor progress of all students qualifying for ELD services

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

  • 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:

  • Current MN ESL License, or enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • 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.

Spanish Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 Founding Spanish Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

HCHS Spanish teachers will be united in their mission of ensuring that all students leave HCHS proficient in Spanish and with the majority of students having at least 1 college credit in Spanish.  All Spanish teachers will be tasked with creating engaging, rigorous, and culturally relevant classrooms in which students read, speak, and write in Spanish - thus propelling them one step closer to using another language in future career opportunities.


In 2018-19, the following courses will be offered within the Spanish department.  Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Heritage Spanish, and AP Spanish Language.

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 (Spanish or related degree preferred)

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Spanish literacy and speaking proficiency (fluent or superior)

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

  • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

  • 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 (Spanish Teaching License)

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 (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha 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 August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  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.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Special Education Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students.  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 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, classroom teachers, and advisors.


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


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

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

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, equity vision, core 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

  • MN Teaching License: 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

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

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

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • 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


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. 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 English Language Development Maternity Coverage Teacher - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. Currently, HLA-Northrop serves 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a English Language Development Maternity Coverage teacher to start January until April of 2018.

Job Description

Every HLA-Northrop teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our core subjects include literacy, writing, math, and global studies.


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

  • 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:

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 7:10am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10am-1:15pm on Friday.

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teacher certification

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • 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

Highly Preferred:

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

  • ESL licensure

  • Bilingual or multilingual

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


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.    

Social Worker (Immediate Need) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves Kindergarten through 3rd grade scholars and will grow a grade a year until it serves students in grades K-4.


Educators at HLA-Northrop join a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we are a school recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach and have a yearly suspension rate of less than 1%.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a School Social Worker for an immediate start.



Job Description


The Social Worker at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop will work under the guidance of the Principals and Network Director of Student Support Services as a collaborative member of the school’s Student Support and Special Education Team. In collaboration with other building Social Workers, they will be responsible for promoting student success through the implementation of the school-wide guidance program that reduces social, emotional and environmental barriers to learning for all students.  They will work to support individual students, teachers, student support staff, school leaders in maintaining a safe, proactive learning environment. They will strategically support the school’s mission by providing effective trauma-informed social, emotional, and mental health supports for students to ensure their safety and success in school.


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, productive learning environment.

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


Social/Emotional Counseling and Support

  • Plan and conduct individual and group counseling sessions to address social/ emotional/ behavioral needs including: social skills development, gender identity development, grief counseling, relationship counseling, mental health care, emotional regulation, etc.

  • Support the development of school-wide social emotional learning curriculum and lessons

  • Work with students who have identified social/emotional/behavioral needs and services as outlined on their IEPS and maintain current special education paperwork in compliance with due process requirements

  • With support from the other School Social Worker and School Leaders, lead the planning, implementation and regular revision of proactive social/emotional/behavior intervention plans for individual students by engaging families, school staff, and students

  • Provide consultation, coaching & technical support around implementation of individual behavior intervention and support plans for teachers and other school staff

  • Manage mental health emergencies as outlined in school policy.  Situations may include the need to utilize emergency services, contact Hennepin County Care and Protection, and coordinate outside mental health support services

  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school

  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards

  • Stay apprised of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation

  • Serve as a resource to staff on supporting specific students in the classroom by modeling interventions and offering clinical insight, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse

  • Act as a referral source to families for outside services which may include: outside therapy, health insurance, housing, legal advice, medical services, and utilities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to coordinate the scheduling and service provided by contracted therapists

  • Work with School Leaders and staff to analyze data to identify racial and other disparities and collaboratively work to develop improvement plans to interrupt disproportionate discipline practices



Perform other duties as required and assigned


The School Social Worker 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:

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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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:

  • MSW with appropriate state licensure

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a low-income school or with low-income student populations

  • Knowledge of current research on trauma-informed practice and children’s mental health

  • Knowledge of local services pertaining to child and family mental health and development

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing de-escalation and mediation strategies that maintain the safety and dignity of students and staff.

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

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • 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

  • A desire to grow and develop in a start-up/growing, fast paced environment

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



Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations

  • Knowledge of and experience with implementation of evidenced-based trauma-informed practices

  • Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Training in Responsive Classroom approach and/or Conscious Discipline

  • Knowledge of or training in the Developmental Repair Model



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.   

Office Assistant - Hiawatha College Prep

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 a “Beating the Odds School.”  


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 five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five-percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  


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


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented individual to become an Office Assistant for immediate hire.


Job Description

The Office Assistant is responsible for joining a powerful vision of supporting student achievement through effective operations. The Operations Team exists to support key stakeholders in the pursuit of educational excellence by providing direct support and facilitating relationships that bridge home and school. The Office Assistant is part of a team that creates and maintains systems that allow staff to focus on excellent academic program; they would directly impact the Hiawatha mission each day on the job.


The Office Assistant will work under the guidance of the Director of Operations and will support classroom teachers and school leaders in the delivery of strong academic programming to scholars. The Office Assistant supports the Operations team - specifically the Office Manager, Transportation Coordinator, and Director of Operations - to carry out essential tasks and responsibilities in the operations of a high-performing school.


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


Responsibilities


General Office Support

  • Act as front line for answering phones and providing customer service to families and staff

  • Serve as an interpreter/translator for all school staff communication

  • Coordinate the inventory, ordering, and delivery of school office supplies

  • Manage copier supplies and maintenance

  • Maintain the physical office space to provide a clean and welcoming environment

  • Assist with the preparation of letters/mailings to go home with students


Student Records

  • Support office manager in maintaining electronic and paper student records

  • Support office manager in responding to requests for records from other school districts

  • Ensure all family contact information is up-to-date in the electronic student information system.

  • Coordinate the collection and processing of all required annual student enrollment forms


Student Recruitment

  • Serve as a primary liaison for recruiting new students

  • Lead school tours and meetings with prospective families  

  • Support with new parent orientations

  • Maintain applicant data platforms /recordkeeping for prospective students

  • Represent school at internal and external events

  • Respond to family inquires about the school

  • Support student transition from 4th to 5th grade and from 8th to 9th

  • Attend events for student recruitment purposes, including parent-teacher conferences at HLA-Morris Park


Medical Concerns

  • Attend to student illness/injury and maintain appropriate documentation

  • Administer medication and maintain appropriate documentation

  • Support office manager with collecting, processing, and maintaining all health-related paperwork for students


Other

  • Implement other projects as requested by DO,OC,OM

  • Assist with the preparation and execution of assessments

  • Assist with the distribution and collection of student and parent surveys

  • Attend enrollment meetings

  • Serve as a support in cafeteria when needed


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.

  • The Office Assistant role will be expected to work from 7:45pm-4pm daily.

  • 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:

• High School degree

• Fluency in English and Spanish - oral and written

• General knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Excellent customer service skills


Highly Preferred:

• Bachelor’s preferred

• Experience working in a fast-paced office environment

• Experience working in a high-need k-12 school setting

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


Compensation  

Salary for the Office Assistant 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

Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.  

Director of Talent Recruitment - Network Support Team

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 Network Support Team is seeking a Director of Talent Recruitment to join our team with a December 2017 start date.  


Job Description


The Director of Talent Recruitment (DTR) is a key leader of our organizational priority to recruit and hire a diverse team of the most talented and passionate teachers and leaders in the country. The DTR will execute and continuously improve upon Hiawatha’s regional and national recruitment strategy for building a pipeline of exceptional talent for Hiawatha Academies.  This role reports to the Chief Talent Officer, is a member of the People team, works collaboratively with the Executive Director and a fellow Director of Talent Recruitment, Principals, and other hiring managers as needed.


Responsibilities


Sources, recruits, and hires exceptional teachers and leaders to fill all open roles each year, with a focus on increasing the diversity of the Hiawatha team to better reflect our student communities:


  • Build talent pools for current and future open roles

  • Develop new and creative strategies for building talent pools

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50 roles across the year

  • Maintain prospect and application tracking systems

  • Cultivate relationships with near- and long-term prospects

  • Create and utilize hiring products and systems (e.g. role descriptions, interview processes, work exercises)

  • Manage hiring processes across the network, working with hiring managers on specific roles and conducting regular meetings with Principals and other hiring managers to understand the current and future hiring needs of schools 

  • Oversee and ensure strong management of all stages of the candidate hiring process, from application review through hiring decision

  • Bring ideas to the team to strengthen our talent strategy and hiring process with an eye towards continuous improvement


Promote a talent cultivation mindset across the organization:


  • Manage Hiawatha’s Employee Referral Bonus program to build staff engagement and create a pipeline of outstanding applicants

  • Epitomize a level of enthusiasm about working at Hiawatha Academies as a model for all staff and to promote the organization’s employment brand to external audiences

  • Seek, analyze, and act upon feedback from candidates and hiring managers

  • Provide ongoing feedback to partner hiring managers

  • Attend two-three regional or national hiring fairs across the year

  • Support internal candidates through the interview process


Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Chief Talent Officer.


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


  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is 40 hours.  The DTR will set their individual schedule with the CTO.

  • Regular weekly presence at hiring partner Hiawatha campuses (two-three locations) will be required; must provide own transportation.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to develop systems and processes that achieve efficiency and scalability

  • Three plus years of talent management, or relevant experience

  • Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment

  • Demonstrated success developing and managing effective organization-wide processes; proven ability to invest and train others in new practices

  • Demonstrated expertise in talent sourcing

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with diversity and inclusion practices

  • Willingness to travel (two-three times per year)


Preferred:

  • Track record of hiring exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds to meet organizational goals

  • Teaching experience with demonstrate results

  • Experience leading recruitment efforts for a growing organization


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 (K-4) Teacher (18-19 school year) - 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, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is our flagship elementary school, founded in 2007.  It has been highlighted as a “Reward School” by the MDE for the past two school years, and has won awards for its academic successes and commitment to being an inclusive and welcoming school. HLA-Morris Park serves 390 scholars in kindergarten through fourth grade.


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as the Elementary K-4 Teacher, starting in the 2018-19 school year.



Role 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.

  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

  • A strong belief in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all

Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

  • 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.   

Director of Operations - 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-Northrop) 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.


HCP-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented leader to join our team as a Director of Operations with a preferred start date of November 15, 2017.

 

Job Description

The Director of Operations is responsible for setting a powerful vision for supporting student achievement through the management of campus operations. The Director of Operations will manage school technology platforms, volunteer coordination, state reporting, finances, and other daily operations for HCP-Northrop.  We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on our instructional and community centered program.  As a member of the HCP-Northrop school leadership team, this role will work in constant collaboration with the school principal  As a member of the Operations Team, this role will report to the Senior Director of Operations.

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


Responsibilities: 

People Management and Development

  • Manage the campus operations team
  • Collect and analyze operational performance data to facilitate continuous improvement with operations staff
  • Coach and develop the campus operations team
  • Contribute actively and productively to the Campus Leadership Team
  • Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team
  • Collaborate on campus initiatives to facilitate a positive and productive organizational culture for students and staff

Financial Management / Procurement

  • Collaborate with Principal on the management of the campus budget
  • Oversee all campus contracts and procurement systems (ex. transportation, food service etc.)
  • Prepare all campus invoices and deposits
  • Maintain accurate records of all campus purchases
  • Manage inventory of campus supplies (ex. office, copier, uniforms)

Compliance Reporting

  • Coordinate the campus-based collection of statewide reporting data and entry into online systems and ensure accuracy
  • Coordinate the submission of all required state and federal reports (MARSS, DIRS, CliCs, transportation, etc.)
  • Coordinate additional compliance with other agencies (e.g. MDE, MDH, etc.)
  • Ensure accurate school records are kept for all domains of operations

Manage Food Service Program

  • Oversee entire food service program (staff, vendor, finances, etc.)
  • Oversee supervision of mealtimes and food

Manage School Facilities

  • Maintain a safe, attractive, and functional physical learning environment for students
  • Oversee facilities maintenance systems (repairs, lawn care, snow removal, elevators, boilers, etc.)
  • Manage facility security systems
  • Maintain facility compliance with city and state regulations

Manage and coordinate transportation

  • Manage all transportation services for the campus
  • Manage and coordinate school-wide arrival and dismissal systems
  • Manage transportation vendor relationship and performance
  • Manage route creation and communication with families

Safety and Security

  • Oversee all school-wide safety planning, training and drills as required by the State of Minnesota
  • Manage and maintain school security systems, policies, and protocols

Enrollment

  • Sets the campus vision for enrollment in coordination with the leadership team and the Senior Director of Enrollment
  • Oversees from beginning to end the processes for recruiting and enrolling students

Manage School Technology and Data Platforms

  • Manage IT support services and infrastructure
  • Administer staff and student data platforms (e.g. Infinite Campus, Google, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Prepare and lead quarterly data analysis and report card process with staff
  • Implement new technologies and technology services as applicable

Assessment Data Management and Analysis

  • Serve as campus assessment coordinator for all assessments
  • Manage assessment preparation, training, scheduling, and implementation
  • Ensure timely submission of all assessment data to the Director of Data and Analytics

Human Resources

  • Complete new hire processing steps in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources
  • Prepare all staff reimbursements for submission
  • Manage campus timesheet processing and submission
  • Manage PTO records systems

Other

  • Regular and reliable attendance on the school site
  • Manage school wide event planning (ie. parent conferences, orientations, etc.)
  • Manage systems related to campus volunteers and visitors
  • Implement other projects as needed from the Senior Director of Operations and Principal


The Director of Operations 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

  • HCP-Northrop’s school day is from 8:00-4:45pm, Monday-Friday. (This schedule is likely to change upon school opening)
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to creatively develop and manage systems
  • Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues
  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions    
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to learn and manage the budgeting process, laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of a Minnesota charter school

Highly Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)
  • Previous experience in schools

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 Principal (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 a “Beating the Odds School.”  

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 five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five-percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  

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

We’re searching for a passionate, innovative, social-justice oriented leader who will who will listen deeply, who will lead a school that disrupts educational inequity, who will engage stakeholders to ensure that the school is reflective of the community’s dreams, and who will dream beyond the bounds of what we currently believe is possible. This position is for immediate hire.

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 high school, college, and in life. The Principal is responsible for leading a team that includes the Director of Operations, two Assistant Principals, and two Deans of Students.  

The Principal will work collaboratively with the Chief Academic Officer 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 his/her daily work.

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


Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership

  • Set and enforce 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 two Deans 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 two Assistant Principals

  • 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 Chief Academic Officer 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

  • 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

  • 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.  

Part-time Discipline and Culture Liaison (Immediate Need) - Hiawatha College Prep

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.  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-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a part-time Discipline and Cultural Liaison for immediate hire.


Job Description

The Founding 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 our two deans of students to support classroom teachers and school-wide systems. 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.  


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


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 reflection reports on a regular basis

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (Who is in reflection?  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, recess, dismissal and/or reflection daily

  • Proctor “reflection,” our school-based intervention for students that fail to exhibit school expectations

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 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.

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison role will be expected to work from 11:15am-3:15pm daily

  • 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

  • Spanish proficiency

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

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

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

  • Experience working with low-income students and students of color

  • 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:

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a school or organization that serves low-income students  

Compensation

The Discipline and Culture Liaison role position is an hourly position.  


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.   


Classroom Coverage Teacher (17-18 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Classroom Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.



Job Description


Classroom Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team including Special Education staff and English Language Development teachers.


Classroom Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and global studies (science and social studies).


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure 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


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 and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons in reading, writing, math and global studies each day

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Classroom 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




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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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

  • 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 start-up/growing, fast paced environment


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • 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.   

Facilities Supervisor (immediate need) - Hiawatha 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 August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  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.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Facilities Supervisor for the 2017-18 school year.

Job Description

The Facilities Supervisor is responsible for joining a powerful vision of supporting student achievement through effective operations. The Operations Team exists to support key stakeholders in the pursuit of educational excellence by providing direct support and facilitating relationships that bridge home and school. The After-School Facility Monitor is part of a team that creates and maintains systems that allow staff to focus on excellent academic program; s/he would directly impact the Hiawatha mission each day on the job.

The Facilities Supervisor will work under the guidance of the Director of Operations and will support scholars and staff by monitoring the facility, providing support to building occupants, supporting in the setup and teardown of evening facilities use, and monitoring the Main Office during after-school hours.

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

Responsibilities

After-School Duties

  • Hours: 4:30-close Monday-Thursday

  • *close varies day-by-day dependent on after school activities. The After-School Facility Monitor will stay until the last student leaves. Expect 12-15 hours per week.

  • *Schedules are set 2-weeks in advance.

  • Run the basic operations of the Main Office including supporting students calling home and with other needs, answering the door and answering phone calls.

  • Perform regular building sweeps to ensure the security of the building.

  • Complete operations tasks daily as assigned by the Director of Operations (examples include stuffing envelopes, sorting papers, filing, classroom setup, basic facility support etc.)

  • Support in event setup and teardown, and serve as the primary point of contact for facilities occupants


Occasional Weekend/Special Event Duties

  • Hours: Occasional weekend and Friday hours.

  • Monitor the Main Office and the facility during occasional/special event duties on the weekends.

  • Manage building access and answer questions about the facility.

  • Support with basic facility setup/tear down depending on the event.

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.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma

  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent customer service skills

Highly Preferred:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment

  • Experience working in a high-need K-12 school setting

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

Compensation

The After-School Facility Monitor position is an hourly position.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

Hiawatha Academies seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.  

Elementary Specialist Teacher (Physical Education) - 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, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is our flagship elementary school, founded in 2007.  It has been highlighted as a “Reward School” by the MDE for the past two school years, and has won awards for its academic successes and commitment to being an inclusive and welcoming school. HLA-Morris Park serves 390 scholars in kindergarten through fourth grade.


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as the Physical Education Teacher, starting in the 2017-18 school year.



Role 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 Specialist teacher will join a team of specialist teachers that includes Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, and Movement teachers.  We are seeking  a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Physical Education/Health Teacher in the future.



The Specialist 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.  In addition to teaching their Specialist Class, the Specialist Teacher will partner with a classroom teacher to teach literacy to one class of students each morning.  They will also collaborate with the other specialist teachers to plan and lead interdisciplinary health classes.


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.

  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

  • A strong belief in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all


Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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


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.     

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Builder - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

About Hiawatha


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 five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school that considers some significant changes compared to more traditional models of school.  


Our design ideas emerged from a community-rooted Design Team that dreamed of a school that includes significantly higher levels of student agency, has an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, and connects the learning in the school to real social-justice action in our communities. Our design is more child-centered, more individualized in its approach, and more equity-centered and dynamic.


Designing a school around these concepts is new for Hiawatha, and the ideas are complex with tensions to explore, the design features need significant building, testing, and iteration in the year ahead.


Therefore, we are hiring a team of people that we will call the Build Team. This team of passionate and disciplined innovators will take our new vision for a school, and, working with the Principal of the school and the Senior Leadership of Hiawatha Academies,will endeavor to make the vision come to life through further definition and clarity.  The Build Team will build the features of the program, testing the effectiveness of the design elements, iterating along the way, and codifying our learning so that we can use the learnings across Hiawatha and the sector more broadly.



Roles and Responsibilities:


Co-create vision and approach to designing active learning environments rooted in deep, relevant interdisciplinary content.

  • Develop a design strategy that holistically integrates research on student learning, motivation, and interdisciplinary learning, and project based learning models.   

  • Work in partnership with school team and Hiawatha leadership to create the concrete manifestation of the school model canvas.  


Design and build curriculum tools, practices, protocols that are aligned to the school model canvas.

  • Draft a vision for each priority area that clearly articulate the student outcomes, assessments and activities that are rooted in the core anchors of the design:  student agency, interdisciplinary learning and critical consciousness,and equity and community.  

  • Create assessment models that show rigorous outcomes aligned to Minnesota state standards but transcends traditional standardized assessment methods.  

  • Develop and integrate strategies that implicitly develop habits within the core academic courses.

  • Outline a set of deliverables and budget that you would build vs. source, vs. curate.  

  • Prototype all build deliverables for testing.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles:  

  • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

  • Collaborate with school design teams to develop a system and process for testing and iterating on school model components.

  • Create and manage instruments for data collection, analysis, and synthesis.

  • Foster collaboration and disseminate findings and lessons to maximize cross-pollination of ideas and practices.

  • Secure commitment from all stakeholders and mobilize other involved parties to participate in R&D cycles.


Lead in-school coaching & adult development

  • Model how to execute research based strategies and/or interventions.

  • Build the capacity (through coaching, training, etc.) of the internal team and school design members to:

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, collect and interpret data


Codify Knowledge (practice and content and prepare for cross team sharing)

  • Work with our project leads and learning agenda writers to refine core practices and store them in an accessible way.

  • Compile ‘implementation plans’ so that the team understands what worked and what didn’t work during execution.

  • Create and document curriculum that can be implemented in the school model.

  • Conduct research to help schools make stronger shifts, inform our learning agenda, and/or support Transcend publications.

  • Summarize our findings and progress in the form of compelling research briefs, blogs, etc.

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

  • with a passion for innovation and an eagerness to strategically redesign schools because kids could be learning much faster and deeper than traditional school models allow.

  • who enjoys working in a fast paced, iterative, and creative environment that thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

  • who embraces an all hands-on deck start up environment mindset, is flexible and lives to synthesize and refine what can be seen as messy ideas.

  • who is an independent worker self starter that takes initiative and is resourceful.

  • who can’t wait to work at the vision level AND in the weeds.


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision:  We 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.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a competitive college or university, Master's degree preferred

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience as an educator or related field working directly with schools.

  • Proven record of success.

  • Training and coaching teachers and support staff.

  • Expertise in implementing and revising social-emotional programming and/or critically conscious curriculum

  • Experienced in different types of interdisciplinary design and project based learning.

  • Adept in conducting rapid cycle testing to build and iterate on program model elements.  

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

Minneapolis is the preferred location for this role, but we will consider candidates who live outside of the Twin Cities area.   If you do not live in the Twin Cities, there will be about 40% travel required for this job.  Travel will consists of visiting Hiawatha schools in Minneapolis to observe, prototype, or work with small groups of students/staff to learn about the strengths and weaknesses in our model.


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

Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Student Agency and Culture Builder - 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.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


Our program emerged from a community-rooted Design Team that dreamed of a school that includes significantly higher levels of student agency, has an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, and connects the learning in the school to real social-justice action in our communities. Our design is more child-centered, more individualized in its approach, and more equity-centered and dynamic.


Designing a school around these concepts is new for Hiawatha, and the ideas are complex with tensions to explore. As such, the design features need significant building, testing, and iteration in the year ahead.


Therefore, we are hiring a Build Team. This team of passionate and disciplined innovators will take our new vision for a school, and, working with the Principal of the school and the Senior Leadership of Hiawatha Academies, will make the vision come to life through further definition and clarity.  The Build Team will build the features of the program, testing the effectiveness of the design elements, iterating along the way, and codifying our learning so that we can use them across Hiawatha and the sector more broadly.

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


Co-create approach to school culture, and personal development work that move students to develop a critical consciousness.  

  • Develop a strategy that integrate research on critical conscious pedagogy, trauma informed teaching, and student support practices.  

  • Integrate social emotional development and metacognitive practices into various aspects of the academic and school culture experience.


Design and build curriculum tools, practices, and protocols aligned to the school model canvas.

  • Draft a vision for each priority area that aligns to the school model and pedagogical beliefs around student agency.

  • Create assessment models that show rigorous outcomes aligned to standards and 21st Century Skills but that transcends traditional standardized assessment methods.  

  • Develop and integrate strategies that implicitly develop habits of mind within core academic courses.

  • Outline a set of deliverables and budget that you would build vs. source, vs. curate.  

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

  • Collaborate with school design team to develop a system and process for testing and iterating on components of our school model.

  • Create and manage instruments for data collection, analysis, and synthesis.

  • Foster collaboration and disseminate findings and lessons to maximize cross-pollination of ideas and practices.


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

  • Model how to execute research based strategies and/or interventions.

  • Build the capacity (through coaching, training, etc.) of the school design members to:

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


Codify Knowledge (practice and content) that is clear and sharable

  • Draft and refine core practices and store them in an accessible way.

  • Compile ‘implementation plans’ so that the team understands what worked and what didn’t work during execution.

  • Create and document curriculum that can be implemented in the school model.

  • Conduct research to help schools make stronger shifts, inform our learning agenda, and/or support Transcend publications.

  • Summarize our findings and progress in the form of compelling research briefs, blogs, etc.

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

  • with a passion for innovation and an eagerness to strategically redesign schools because kids could be learning much faster and deeper than traditional school models allow.

  • who enjoys working in a fast paced, iterative and creative environment.

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

  • who embraces an all hands-on deck start up environment mindset, is flexible, and lives to synthesize and refine what can be seen as messy ideas.

  • who is an independent worker self starter that takes initiative and is resourceful.

  • who can’t wait to work at the vision level AND in the weeds.


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We 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.


Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience as an educator or related field working directly with schools.

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

  • Expertise in implementing and revising social-emotional programming and/or critically conscious curriculum.

  • Adept in conducting rapid cycle testing to build and iterate on program model elements, preferred.  

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

Minneapolis is the preferred location for this role, but we will consider candidates who live outside of the Twin Cities area.   If you do not live in the Twin Cities, there will be about 40% travel required for this job.  Travel will consists of visiting Hiawatha schools in Minneapolis to observe, prototype, or work with small groups of students/staff to learn about the strengths and weaknesses in our model.


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

Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Student Culture Designer - 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.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


Our program emerged from a community-rooted Design Team that dreamed of a school that includes significantly higher levels of student agency, has an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, and connects the learning in the school to real social-justice action in our communities. Our design is more child-centered, more individualized in its approach, and more equity-centered and dynamic.


Designing a school around these concepts is new for Hiawatha, and the ideas are complex with tensions to explore. As such, the design features need significant building, testing, and iteration in the year ahead.


Therefore, we are hiring a Build Team. This team of passionate and disciplined innovators will take our new vision for a school, and, working with the Principal of the school and the Senior Leadership of Hiawatha Academies, will make the vision come to life through further definition and clarity.  The Build Team will build the features of the program, testing the effectiveness of the design elements, iterating along the way, and codifying our learning so that we can use them across Hiawatha and the sector more broadly.

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


Co-create approach to school culture, and personal development work that move students to develop a critical consciousness.  

  • Develop a strategy that integrate research on critical conscious pedagogy, trauma informed teaching, and student support practices.  

  • Integrate social emotional development and metacognitive practices into various aspects of the academic and school culture experience.


Design and build curriculum tools, practices, and protocols aligned to the school model canvas.

  • Draft a vision for each priority area that aligns to the school model and pedagogical beliefs around student agency.

  • Create assessment models that show rigorous outcomes aligned to standards and 21st Century Skills but that transcends traditional standardized assessment methods.  

  • Develop and integrate strategies that implicitly develop habits of mind within core academic courses.

  • Outline a set of deliverables and budget that you would build vs. source, vs. curate.  

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

  • Collaborate with school design team to develop a system and process for testing and iterating on components of our school model.

  • Create and manage instruments for data collection, analysis, and synthesis.

  • Foster collaboration and disseminate findings and lessons to maximize cross-pollination of ideas and practices.


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

  • Model how to execute research based strategies and/or interventions.

  • Build the capacity (through coaching, training, etc.) of the school design members to:

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


Codify Knowledge (practice and content) that is clear and sharable

  • Draft and refine core practices and store them in an accessible way.

  • Compile ‘implementation plans’ so that the team understands what worked and what didn’t work during execution.

  • Create and document curriculum that can be implemented in the school model.

  • Conduct research to help schools make stronger shifts, inform our learning agenda, and/or support Transcend publications.

  • Summarize our findings and progress in the form of compelling research briefs, blogs, etc.

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

  • with a passion for innovation and an eagerness to strategically redesign schools because kids could be learning much faster and deeper than traditional school models allow.

  • who enjoys working in a fast paced, iterative and creative environment.

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

  • who embraces an all hands-on deck start up environment mindset, is flexible, and lives to synthesize and refine what can be seen as messy ideas.

  • who is an independent worker self starter that takes initiative and is resourceful.

  • who can’t wait to work at the vision level AND in the weeds.


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We 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.


Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience as an educator or related field working directly with schools.

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

  • Expertise in implementing and revising social-emotional programming and/or critically conscious curriculum.

  • Adept in conducting rapid cycle testing to build and iterate on program model elements, preferred.  

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

Minneapolis is the preferred location for this role, but we will consider candidates who live outside of the Twin Cities area.   If you do not live in the Twin Cities, there will be about 40% travel required for this job.  Travel will consists of visiting Hiawatha schools in Minneapolis to observe, prototype, or work with small groups of students/staff to learn about the strengths and weaknesses in our model.


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

Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


School Culture Curriculum Builder - 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.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


Our program emerged from a community-rooted Design Team that dreamed of a school that includes significantly higher levels of student agency, has an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, and connects the learning in the school to real social-justice action in our communities. Our design is more child-centered, more individualized in its approach, and more equity-centered and dynamic.


Designing a school around these concepts is new for Hiawatha, and the ideas are complex with tensions to explore. As such, the design features need significant building, testing, and iteration in the year ahead.


Therefore, we are hiring a Build Team. This team of passionate and disciplined innovators will take our new vision for a school, and, working with the Principal of the school and the Senior Leadership of Hiawatha Academies, will make the vision come to life through further definition and clarity.  The Build Team will build the features of the program, testing the effectiveness of the design elements, iterating along the way, and codifying our learning so that we can use them across Hiawatha and the sector more broadly.

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


Co-create approach to school culture, and personal development work that move students to develop a critical consciousness.  

  • Develop a strategy that integrate research on critical conscious pedagogy, trauma informed teaching, and student support practices.  

  • Integrate social emotional development and metacognitive practices into various aspects of the academic and school culture experience.


Design and build curriculum tools, practices, and protocols aligned to the school model canvas.

  • Draft a vision for each priority area that aligns to the school model and pedagogical beliefs around student agency.

  • Create assessment models that show rigorous outcomes aligned to standards and 21st Century Skills but that transcends traditional standardized assessment methods.  

  • Develop and integrate strategies that implicitly develop habits of mind within core academic courses.

  • Outline a set of deliverables and budget that you would build vs. source, vs. curate.  

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

  • Collaborate with school design team to develop a system and process for testing and iterating on components of our school model.

  • Create and manage instruments for data collection, analysis, and synthesis.

  • Foster collaboration and disseminate findings and lessons to maximize cross-pollination of ideas and practices.


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

  • Model how to execute research based strategies and/or interventions.

  • Build the capacity (through coaching, training, etc.) of the school design members to:

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


Codify Knowledge (practice and content) that is clear and sharable

  • Draft and refine core practices and store them in an accessible way.

  • Compile ‘implementation plans’ so that the team understands what worked and what didn’t work during execution.

  • Create and document curriculum that can be implemented in the school model.

  • Conduct research to help schools make stronger shifts, inform our learning agenda, and/or support Transcend publications.

  • Summarize our findings and progress in the form of compelling research briefs, blogs, etc.

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

  • with a passion for innovation and an eagerness to strategically redesign schools because kids could be learning much faster and deeper than traditional school models allow.

  • who enjoys working in a fast paced, iterative and creative environment.

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

  • who embraces an all hands-on deck start up environment mindset, is flexible, and lives to synthesize and refine what can be seen as messy ideas.

  • who is an independent worker self starter that takes initiative and is resourceful.

  • who can’t wait to work at the vision level AND in the weeds.


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We 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.


Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience as an educator or related field working directly with schools.

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

  • Expertise in implementing and revising social-emotional programming and/or critically conscious curriculum.

  • Adept in conducting rapid cycle testing to build and iterate on program model elements, preferred.  

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

Minneapolis is the preferred location for this role, but we will consider candidates who live outside of the Twin Cities area.   If you do not live in the Twin Cities, there will be about 40% travel required for this job.  Travel will consists of visiting Hiawatha schools in Minneapolis to observe, prototype, or work with small groups of students/staff to learn about the strengths and weaknesses in our model.


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

Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


English Language Development Teacher (17-18 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as an English Language Development Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.



Job Description


English Language Development Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and Network English Language Development Coordinator. They are collaborative members of the grade level planning team, which includes General Education teachers and Special Education staff, for the grade level they support.


English Language Development Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth by providing differentiated language instruction to support development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure 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


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 and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons that develop students’ language across all four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing each day

  • Use WIDA test data to determine scholars’ English proficiency, and make data-driven decisions about the extent of services required by students who qualify for English Learner (EL) services

  • Collaborate with Classroom Teachers and Special Educators to help ensure all students can access academic content in the general education classroom

  • Contribute to instructional coaching/professional development of staff on relevant topics related to English language development and language output

  • Administer language assessments including the WIDA ACCESS test each spring

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

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

  • Participate in IEP meetings

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Classroom 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




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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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

  • Minnesota teaching license (English as a Second Language preferred) or currently enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • 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 start-up/growing, fast paced environment


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • 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.  

Elementary English Secondary Language (ESL) Teacher (17-18 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.


At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.

We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as an English Secondary Language Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.



Job Description


English Secondary Language Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and Network English Language Development Coordinator. They are collaborative members of the grade level planning team, which includes General Education teachers and Special Education staff, for the grade level they support.


English Secondary Language Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth by providing differentiated language instruction to support development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure 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


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 and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons that develop students’ language across all four domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing each day

  • Use WIDA test data to determine scholars’ English proficiency, and make data-driven decisions about the extent of services required by students who qualify for English Learner (EL) services

  • Collaborate with Classroom Teachers and Special Educators to help ensure all students can access academic content in the general education classroom

  • Contribute to instructional coaching/professional development of staff on relevant topics related to English language development and language output

  • Administer language assessments including the WIDA ACCESS test each spring

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

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

  • Participate in IEP meetings

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Classroom 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




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 Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – 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-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • 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

  • Minnesota teaching license (English as a Second Language preferred) or currently enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • 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 start-up/growing, fast paced environment


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • 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.  

Elementary (K-4) Classroom Teacher (17-18 school year) - 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) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2017-18, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in gr