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

 

Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network.

HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a campus substitute teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description:

HCP-Kingfield Substitute Teacher will be called to work on an as needed basis.  The person in this position will ensure our students receive an exceptional education at all times, even when their primary teacher needs to be absent.  This is a full time role.


Responsibilities

  • Respond to communication from campus/network contact as quickly as possible

  • Adhere to campus norms and expectations

  • Follow all lesson plans and activities set forth by the absent teacher

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 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for our mission

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Teaching experience preferred

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience.


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 - Specialized Program (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."

In 2018-19, Hiawatha Academies is launching a specialized special education program for students in Kindergarten through second grade with more significant development and cognitive disabilities.  This program is committed to providing students with individualized and responsive instruction which holds students to high expectations.  


Job Description

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement based on Hiawatha’s Five Guiding Principles and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. The Special Education teacher will provide direct instruction and case management for students with requiring a specialized academic program.  The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Director of Student Support Services and in collaboration with Campus Leaders, Special Education Coordinators, and Special and General Education Teachers.


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

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute rigor instruction aligned to state standards for students requiring alternative or modified curriculum

  • Develop a strong classroom culture anchored in learning and inclusion

  • Support the progressive integration of students in the program into less restrictive settings

  • Set and achieve ambition goals in areas of academic, behavior, and functional living skills, connected to student’s Individualized Education Programs.

  • Manage high-quality, compliant IEPs which target students individual needs

  • Direct and support a team of paraeducators to work with students in the specialized program

  • Support and consult with other staff at the school on developing supports for students in the specialized program

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday. Time will be split between Hiawatha’s two elementary schools, Monday through Thursday, and at Network Support offices on Friday.

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Teaching Licensure: Special Education ASD, ABS, DD, or DCD

  • At least 2 years of experience working with students with developmental or cognitive disabilities

  • An unshakable belief in the boundless potential of every child

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience working with elementary students Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

  • An ability to develop a

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

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

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

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • Spanish, Somali, Oromo, or Amharic proficiency (English is required)

  • 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. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

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.



Due Process Coordinator (18-19 school year) - 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, having consistently been recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


In addition, we recently received the honor of the Minnesota’s Future Award from the MN Business Partnership. 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.


The Network Support Team is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented leader to join our team as the Due Process Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.

Job Description

Every Hiawatha  employee has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for the success of all students at Hiawatha.  This teammate will work to support the Student Support Services team in coordinating Due Process requirements for our students with IEPs.   

The Due Process Coordinator will work under the direction of the Director of Student Support Services and in close collaboration with the site-based Special Education Coordinators,, administrators, 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


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

  • Conduct comprehensive evaluations of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including managing evaluation plans, conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments

  • Support schools to manage IEP and Evaluation timelines to ensure timely development and meetings

  • Plan and lead group and individual professional development for staff on due process practices and procedures

  • Conduct periodic folder audits to ensure complete and accurate special education records

  • Maintain Special Education data across multiple data platforms, including SpEd forms and Infinite Campus

  • Send Special Education Tuition Agreements to students’ residential districts

  • Identify ways to streamline due process systems to relieve the compliance burdens on teachers

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

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.

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.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • This role would be a part of the Network Support Team and the Student Support Services sub-team

  • The work day for most Network Support Team members is from 7:15 am-4:30 pm, with some flexibility according to role and circumstance

  • Regular weekly presence at all Hiawatha campuses (currently 4 Minneapolis schools) will be required; must provide own transportation

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • MN Teaching License in Special Education

  • Growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • A track record of measurable success

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs and evaluations

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

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs, autism, and/or developmental cognitive disabilities

  • Preferred licenses in Academic/Behavioral Specialist, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and/or Developmental-Cognitive Disabilities

  • Experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

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

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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



Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (Immediate Hire) - 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 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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 paraprofessional for the current 2017-2018 school year.


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.  


We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is a salaried position including benefits.


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






Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • 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 7:25am-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:

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

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified


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

Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Dean of Students for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description

The Dean of Students will be responsible for overseeing student community and support structures at Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield.  As a part of our campus leadership team, our Dean will be tasked with sharing and implementing a powerful vision for supporting student achievement by leading, managing and overseeing all functions of the middle school student culture and accountability.


At Hiawatha Academies, we believe that a strong school culture based on high expectations, deep relationships, and rigorous academics are an essential component of every student’s preparation for college.


The Dean of Students will work in collaboration with the Principal, as a member of the Campus Leadership Team, with advisors and teachers to maintain a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life. This role reports to the Principal.


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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the HCP-Kingfield Leadership Team

  • Create clear behavior and community management systems including data collection, tracking, and reporting

  • 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

  • Support professional learning in classroom and community culture and behavior intervention

  • 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

Student Culture and Accountability

  • Uphold and monitor the school-wide discipline system at HCP - Kingfield, which aligns with the mission of HCP- Kingfield

  • With Principal support, manage, evaluate and develop a team of teachers focused on all issues related to classroom management, student behavior accountability, and school culture to ensure alignment of staff to school vision

  • Manage and execute systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences

  • Build, coach, and support implementation of Crew (advisory) curriculum

  • Coach and support all Crew leaders (advisors) as they work to coach and support all of their advisees

  • Plan and execute all student culture events, such as weekly community meetings, spirit weeks, field trips, etc, in collaboration with teacher team

  • Coordinate with the staff leads for enrichment, college exploration and service learning

Student Support

  • Collaborate on and Implement and all support structures for struggling students to ensure student success in meeting academic and/or behavioral expectations

  • Collaborate with teachers, social worker, special education staff, and Network Director of Student Support Services to support students who have behavior and/or social-emotional health issues

  • In collaboration with the Network Support and SPED team, create and train on a crisis management and intervention system

  • Refer students to  health services, counseling or psychological services, and CPS when necessary


Family Engagement

  • Collaborate with Leadership Team and office staff to plan, implement, and collect feedback on HCP-Kingfield family engagement systems

  • Collaborate with Director of Operations and office staff to engage weekly family communication systems, semi-annually showcases, and quarterly conferences

  • Maintain accurate attendance and feedback records for family events


Perform other duties as required and assigned


The Dean of Students must support Hiawatha Academies’ mission and vision.  They must operate within the organization’s policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Values and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:45am-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

  • Experience working in a low-income school, with low-income populations, or students of color

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

  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions   

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making and professional discretion

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • 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:

  • Spanish proficiency

  • Trained and experienced using Restorative Practices

  • Training in behavioral support techniques

  • Experience in trauma informed practices

  • Familiarity with special education systems in MN

  • Teaching and/or administrative experience

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers 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) Specialist Teacher (18-19 school year) - HLA - Morris Park

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, 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 Specialist 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 Specialist teacher will join a team of specialist teachers that currently includes Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, and Movement teachers.  The new specialist offering will be determined based on the expertise of the selected candidate. We are seeking  a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Specialist 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 art; 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.   


 


Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (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 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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 paraprofessional for the 2018-2019 school year.


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.  


We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is a salaried position including benefits.


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






Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • 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 7:25am-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:

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

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified


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) Special Education Teacher (Immediate Hire) - Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop


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

 

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 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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 Special Education Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.



Job Description


Special Education Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal, Assistant Principal and Special Education Coordinator. They are collaborative members of Student Support Team, working closely with other Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional educators, School Social Workers, and related Service Providers at the campus and network level. Special Education teachers are also members of the grade level planning team, which includes General Education and English Language Development teachers, for the grade level which they support.


Special Education Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth through case management and by providing direct, differentiated instruction for students with identified needs. Special Education teachers are also instructional leaders in the school and collaborate with general education teachers to ensure a continuum of instructional services for students which may include co-teaching and/or resource room support.  Our Special Education Teachers typically serve as case manager for 10-15 students.  


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, Instruction and Case Management


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

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

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

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

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skills

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

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

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

  • Maintain compliant special education records

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




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 Special Education teaching license 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

  • MN Teaching License in Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners 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.

 


Dean of Student Support Services (Immediate Hire) - HLA - Morris Park 


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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, 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 a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park is our flagship elementary school, founded in 2007. We serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Dean of Student Support Services for the 2017-2018 school year.


Job Description

The Dean of Student Support Services is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement based on Hiawatha’s Five Guiding Principles and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision.  The Dean of Student Support Services leads the school’s special education team.  The Dean of Student Support Services will work under the direction of the Principal and in collaboration with classroom teachers and network Director of Student Support Services.

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


Responsibilities

Special Education and Campus-Wide Leadership:

  • Serve as a member of the campus leadership team

  • Develop strong school mindsets about support for students with IEPs and the potential of every student

  • Lead weekly meetings with the Special Education staff to collaborate on student support, analyze data and engage in professional development

  • Provide site-based development for teachers (both Special and General Education teachers)


Special Education Team Coaching and Management:

  • Coach and manage Special Education staff members

  • Meet regularly with teachers to review caseload data and identify students who are not making adequate growth

  • Research, design, and support implementation of academic interventions to ensure students with IEPs are making significant academic growth

  • Collaborate with teacher and other school leaders to develop strong co-teaching practices


Case Management Support:

  • Support teachers with due process management, including checking in on timelines and due process responsibilities

  • Support new Special Education staff to develop knowledge and skill of due process requirements

  • Hold teachers accountable for completing all due process related requirements

  • Ensure students receive mandates services, accommodations, and modifications

  • Ensure data systems remain up-to-date with information about students with IEPs


Manage School-Wide Intervention Systems:

  • Observe and coach each intervention group at least monthly

  • Review intervention data on 6-week cycles to determine gaps in intervention implementation and identify students making insufficient progress

  • Lead weekly Child Study Team (CST) meetings and maintain a tracker of the status of students reviewed by the CST


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

Special Education Staff must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and 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 – Morris Park 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:

  • A current Minnesota teaching license in Special Education or the ability to attain a Special Education teaching license

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

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

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

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

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

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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • Previous successful experience in school leadership

  • Spanish, Somali, Oromo, or Amharic proficiency (English is required)

  • 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. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.


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.  

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Elementary (K-4) Art Specialist (18-19 school year) - HLA - Morris Park 


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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, 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 Art 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 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 an Art 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 art; 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 Art 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.

 


Senior Director of Operations - 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.

Hiawatha Academies  is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented leader to join our Network Support Team as the Senior Director of Operations with a preferred start date of March, 19, 2018.

Job Description


The Senior Director of Operations (SDO) is responsible for setting a powerful vision for supporting student achievement through the management of campus and network-wide operations across five Hiawatha school campuses and the central Network Support Team. The SDO is a member of the Network Support Team, the Finance/Operations Sub-Team, and works in constant collaboration with the school principals in a matrix management structure of Directors of Operations.   This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer.


Responsibilities:


Manage School Campus Operations Vision and Execution (40%)

  • Set and coordinate the strategic vision of campus operations

  • Collaborate with Principals in a matrix management structure to coach and support a portfolio of five Directors of Operations to ensure schools achieve key operational outcomes

    • Serve as a coach, on-call resource, thought-partner, problem solver to DO in service of achieving goals and building strong school leaders

    • Provide real-time observation and feedback coaching to all DOs, to ensure schools are upholding a shared vision of excellence

    • Evaluate regularly and closely monitor progress relative to annual goals and operations indicators

    • Regularly meet with Principals to ensure alignment of operational systems and performance

  • Manage operations annual planning documentation, resources and execution

  • Manage professional and leadership development within operations

    • Facilitate the sharing of best practices between campus Operations Teams

    • Coordinate hiring process for Directors of Operations with Principals and support DOs in Operations Team hires

    • Provide professional development to all DOs and provide guidance around campus operations PD

    • Manage Network Day Content Team time for all Operations staff


Manage network wide operations services (40%)

Network Operations Management

  • Provide management and oversight to the Manager of Operations in providing operations leadership and support for the Network Support Team (NST)

  • Provide management and oversight to the Manager of Operations attending to a portfolio of network wide operations services, including

    • Enrollment records systems, data collection, reporting, and management

    • State and Federal operational compliance reporting

    • Food Service Program management, reporting, and compliance

    • E-rate program management

    • Network wide event management

    • Network wide communications systems management (inter-campus mail, Sharepoint, listservs, etc.)

Technology Services

  • Manage IT vendor relationship and facilitate ongoing service delivery with DOs

  • Manage the technology budgeting/procurement process annually for campuses

  • Collaborate with Sr. Director of Data and Analytics on the procurement and management of technological platforms


Transportation Services

  • Coordinate strategic vision and plan for strong transportation services

  • Manage transportation vendor relationship, contract renewal, and service quality

  • Facilitate ongoing transportation service delivery with operations coordinators

  • Maintain compliance with local and federal transportation reporting


School Safety and Facilities Management

  • Manage the development and training for all school safety and crisis response plans

  • Ensure full campus compliance with annual safety requirements

  • Manage facility sub-leases and co-use agreements with external partners

  • Manage facility repairs, maintenance, and capital planning in coordination with DOs

  • Support the COO with annual Lease Aid Application  

  • Manage landlord reporting, payments and relationship

  • Support DOs and COO in facility renovations and new facility transitions

Compliance and Policy Management (10%)

  • Facilitate and manage student, family, and school policies and handbooks in coordination with network leadership and the board of directors.

  • Ensure campus operational compliance and accountability with all state, federal, and authorizer policies

  • Collaborate with the Sr. Director of Enrollment and Admissions to manage enrollment and attendance policies


Financial Management / Purchasing (10%)

  • Review and submit AP and AR submissions from campuses to accounting firm weekly (VPRs and Timesheets)

  • Coordinate network-wide purchases and inventories for technology, curriculum, facilities

  • Manage and oversee all operational vendor contracts from solicitation, negotiation, and management

  • Manage and ensure campus financial health through campus budgets and budgeting systems.


The Senior 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.  Learn more about our equity vision here.

Skills, Competencies, and 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 design and lead strong professional development

  • Ability to work well in cross-functional systems and teams

  • Ability to mediate conflict

  • Strong strategic thinking, communication, prioritization

  • Strong equity lens and ability to work across lines of difference

  • Strong coaching skills and management practices

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • 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 and school operations

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.  



Manager of Operations - 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.

Hiawatha Academies  is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented leader to join our Network Support Team as the Manager of Operations with a preferred start date of March, 19, 2018.

Job Description


The Manager of Operations role exists to provide critical operational support to the network support team and to campuses.  The MO will provide daily operations support to the network support team while also managing a broad portfolio of campus-facing systems to ensure our campus operations teams are able to consistently deliver on their work for students, families, and staff.  The MO, in part, will act as an operational liaison between the NST and campuses. 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:



Support Services for Network Support Team (20%)

  • Provide high-quality customer service and support to teammates on the NST

  • Manage the operations handbook, services, and operational processes provided to the NST

  • Coordinate a safe, attractive, and functional physical working environment for the NST

  • Coordinate all safety and facilities maintenance processes for the NST

  • Manage room reservation systems for the NST

  • Manage IT support services and infrastructure (copiers) for the NST

  • Administer staff data platforms (Google, SharePoint, etc)

  • Manage NST language support service providers/systems


Network wide and campus facing operations support portfolio (35%)


Student enrollment data collection and process management

Coordinate annual enrollment data collection processes

Coordinate annual staff development around data collection and entry processes

Administer student data platform (Infinite Campus) - annual roll forward process, implementation of new modules), support campuses in records management processes

Collaborate with campus operations teams to continuously improve enrollment processes

Coordinate with SECs, ELCs, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure accuracy in data collection and entry

Ensure accurate records for MARSS reporting and support finance and operations teams in resolving record errors


Compliance (State/Federal) Reporting
Manage bi-annual Civil Rights reporting process

Manage annual DIRS reporting process

Manage annual MCCC reporting process

Manage annual Homeless Children and Youth Data Survey

Coordinate MARSS Reporting with finance team


Manage Food Service Program
Manage food service sponsorship and contracts for vended meals with the MDE
Manage annual Verification reporting process
Manage annual contract renewal with food service vendor

Manage process for reporting food service reimbursements to FNS (CliCs)

Manage campus based program management, compliance, and professional development

Oversee all campus-based food service programs and provide feedback/guidance on food safety/meal reimbursement requirements


Homeless student services

Serve as Hiawatha Academies homeless liaison and facilitate programming and compliance


Manage E-rate program

Manage annual E-rate submission, tracking, and reimbursement processes


Financial Management / Procurement (10%)
Manage all NST procurement systems
Prepare all NST invoices, reimbursements, and deposits for Senior Director of Operations
Prepare and manage bank deposits

Maintain accurate records and inventory of NST purchases
Manage inventory of NST supplies (ex. office, copier, uniforms)
Manage NST timesheet processing and submission



Network Wide Event Management (15%)

Work with the Senior Director of People and Program to coordinate operations for network-wide events (Network Days, Winter Party, EOY Party, Site Visits, Stepbacks, Annual Retreats, other professional development sessions, etc)

Provide consulting support to other NST members in the planning of network-wide events (Community Healing Forums, Immersion Days, etc.)

Manage event setup and teardown planning and volunteer coordination


Network-wide communications systems (10%)

Develop and maintain Inter-campus mail systems

Coordinate the compilation and distribution of the NST to Campus Blast

Manage and support campuses in administration of Infinite Campus

Manage and support campuses in administration of SharePoint
Support NST and campuses with Google Suite services (managing listservs, calendars, etc.)


Other (10%)
Implement other projects as needed from the Senior Director of Operations  
Provide on-boarding training and support to new members of the NST


The Manager 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.  Learn more about our equity vision here.

Skills, Competencies, and 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 work well in cross-functional systems and teams

  • Ability to mediate conflict

  • Strong strategic thinking, communication, prioritization

  • Strong equity lens and ability to work across lines of difference

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Previous experience in schools and school operations

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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



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


Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as our Spanish Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year

Job Description

HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  We are seeking a teacher who celebrates language diversity, and is passionate about supporting the development of scholars’ academic language through research-based strategies In 2017-2018, the following courses will be offered within the Spanish department: Spanish I and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.

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

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

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

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

 

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (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)

  • Experience teaching Spanish to native Spanish speakers

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


Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as our Music Choir Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year

Job Description

At Hiawatha Academies, we firmly believe that rigorous, high-quality arts programming is an integral part of a college-preparatory education. The choir teacher at HCP-Kingfield will join the specialists team, instructing students in grades 5th grade to 8th grade in choir, general music (intro to music), and music theory. The choir teacher will be responsible for using standards to guide instruction. All Hiawatha Academies teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

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

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in music, choir, 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.

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


Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as our Special Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year

Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our core subjects include literature, writing, math, science, and humanities.  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, the Director of Student Support Services, and classroom teachers.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Support students with Identified Special Needs

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Core Value and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

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

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Growth mindset

  • Ability to teach through an equity lens

  • High level of cultural competency


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Founding Physical Education Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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


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


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


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


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Founding Physical Education Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.



Job Description


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


Our founding PE teacher would be responsible for planning, teaching, assessing, and collaborating on multiple sections of physical education for students in grades 5-8.


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


PE teachers will have additional responsibilities for supporting recess and student community time in addition to physical education duties.


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


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



Responsibilities


Instructional Planning and Implementation

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

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

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

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

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

Constant Learning and Growing

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

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

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

  • Meet professional obligations with optimism and professionalism

Strong School and Classroom Culture

  • Believe deeply in the mission of Hiawatha Academies

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

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

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

  • Meet professional obligations such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules

Additional Responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Other duties as required


Perform other duties as required and assigned


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


Core Values and Beliefs


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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • HCP-N 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-4:45pm M-F.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:30pm-5:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening family and community 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    

  • 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, 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.

Elementary (K-4) Physical Education Teacher (18-19 school year) - HLA - Morris Park

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

 

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


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


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Physical Education Teacher for the 18-19 school year.



Job Description

Specialist teachers at HLA-Morris Park  teach students in kindergarten through fourth grade. All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly structured learning environments for their scholars. The P.E. teacher will also have the opportunity to partner teach literacy with a classroom teacher every morning in order to teach phonics ,phonological awareness and beginning comprehension.


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


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

• Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

• Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  • Teachers and paraprofessionals 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

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

• Growth mindset

• 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 achievement gap for all

• Minnesota teacher certification

Highly Preferred:

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

• Spanish proficiency


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.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.


Elementary Social Worker (18-19 school year) - HLA - Morris Park

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

 

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


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


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Social Worker for the 18-19 school year.




Job Description


The Social Worker at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park  will work under the guidance of the Leadership Team  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  Social Workers across the network, 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

  • In collaboration with 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 by the school Principal


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 Logistics

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

  • Teachers and paraprofessionals 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:

  • 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 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 Restorative Justice

  • 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.

Middle School Assistant Teacher (Immediate Need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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, goal-oriented, and hard working 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. In addition, we are seeking someone in the Assistant Principal role with literacy expertise and background in reading instruction and interventions and/or coaching reading teachers to join our team for immediate need.


Job Description

The Assistant Principal (AP) for HCP-Kingfield is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement based on Hiawatha’s Five Guiding Principles and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision.  They will work directly under the guidance of the Principal.   The Assistant Principal must strategically support the teachers and the school’s mission through effective leadership and management. The Assistant Principal will provide support for the instructional program in grades 5-8 and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.

The Assistant Principal contributes to the leadership and management of the instructional team in collaboration with the Principal and Dean of Instruction.  The AP will assist the Principal in the coaching and development of all teaching staff.

Candidates who are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities on the senior management team. The Principal will have a support team for daily student issues so that classroom observation and teacher feedback will be the core focus of their daily work.


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.  Be familiar with PBIS.


Drive Results

  • Research, design, 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; 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 Principal and Operations team


Instructional Leadership

  • Support the vision for literacy instruction across HCP

  • Coach Tier I Classroom instruction and Co-Teaching.

  • Coach Tier II and III interventions for both general education and Special Education Teachers

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers

  • Contribute to the Principal’s management and coaching of 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 a vision that supports the school’s goals and values

  • Participate in staff recruitment

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

  • Assist teacher leaders (e.g., mentor teachers, grade team leaders) in developing leadership skills

  • Model the Hiawatha Academies’ core values 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

  • Fosters trust between the school, parents, and community by providing a welcoming environment, responding to parents requests, and  communicating effectively about student achievement and character development

  • Implement a Family engagement plan

  • 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 Assistant Principal 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 8:40am-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 at the school.

  • Attend a weekly one-hour meeting after or before school one day a week at with the Campus Leadership Team


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and develop instructional staff

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • Growth mindset

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

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

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

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


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)

  • Experience as a reading instructor and coach to literacy/reading teachers

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Founding English Language and Composition 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 English Language and Composition Teacher for the 2018-2019  school year immediately.


Job Description


HCHS teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  In 2018-2019, the following courses will be offered within the English department: 9th Grade Speech & Composition, 10th Grade Speech and Composition, Introduction to Rhetoric & Composition, AP Language & Composition, Revolutionary Literature.

In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers are also advisors, adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves.  Advisors are critical in HCHS’s 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.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior 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:


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 English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing, Reading, Literacy, Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, or related field preferred)

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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


Highly Preferred:

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

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


Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network.

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


Job Description

Hiawatha College Prep’s  teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  We are seeking a teacher who celebrates language diversity, and is passionate about supporting the development of scholars’ academic language through research-based strategies.


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

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

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

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

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


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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (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

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

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

  • 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.

Special Education Resource Teacher (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 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 our Special Education Resource Teacher for immediate need.

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.

The Special Education Resource teacher will provide instruction to students with identified mild to moderate special education needs in a resource setting (class sizes of roughly 3 to 10 students with student to staff ratios of roughly 5:1) focusing on overall academic and organization instruction. This person will be responsible for teaching 4 out of 6 class periods a day, and managing a class load of 8-12 students with mild to moderate disabilities.

The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and Special Education Coordinator and in close collaboration with the rest of the Special Education Team (in including paraprofessionals), the Dean of Students, classroom teachers, and advisors.

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 support

  • 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) (roughly 8-12 students per case manager)

  • Assist in the three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services.

  • 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

  • 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, ASD, DCD or ABAS

  • 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

  • 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.

     

Founding Office Manager (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 Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


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


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


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Founding Office Manager for the 2018-2019 school year.



Job Description


The Office Manager is responsible for setting a tone of warmth, high expectations, and professionalism in the office. S/he will work under the guidance of the HCP-N Director of Operations to support classroom teachers, students and families, school-wide systems, and the school Leadership Team.


The Office Manager will maintain and calm, clean, and orderly office environment in addition to conducting data systems management, communicating with students and families, ordering supplies, and helping to carry out student enrollment efforts.


We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.


Responsibilities


Create and Maintain Warm and Highly Functioning Office Environment:

  • Create and maintain a warm and welcoming campus environment

  • Create clear and transparent systems for all office operational functions

  • Serve as the first point of contact for families, students, staff, and guests in person and on the telephone

  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Coordinate or assemble a school directory and visible materials that make school easily accessible to outside community members


Daily Operational Tasks

  • Manage system for daily student attendance, calls, and reporting

  • In coordination with the Director of Operations, manage data systems for campus security, student assessment systems, and reporting

  • Check students and visitors in and out of school throughout the day as needed

  • Oversee truancy tracking and communication with the Director of Operations

  • Coordinate transportation and family communication regarding transportation

  • Request and assist substitutes

  • Create a system for intake, output, and distribution of mail and other communication

  • Prepare and edit written materials for internal and external distribution

  • Sell uniforms and manage uniform inventory

  • Support students with basic health concerns (medications, first aid, etc.)

Translations, Interpretations, Family Support

  • Provide or arrange for oral and written translation services for written documents, in-person meetings, phone calls, and events

  • Work with school staff to coordinate meetings with families and constituents

  • In coordination with the Family Engagement Manager and Dean, plan, communicate, and execute family events (celebrations, tours, educational events, etc.)

  • Coordinate campus volunteers and visitors


Student Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Manage campus-based student recruitment and enrollment process with guidance from Director of Enrollment and Admissions and the Sr. Director of Operations

  • Plan and execute enrollment, registration, and other campus-based logistical events

  • Attend and support recruiting events on and off campus

  • Support and connect with families from our pathway schools to build relationships, invest and secure enrollment

  • In coordination with the Director of Operations, monitor enrollment numbers to ensure capacity enrollment

  • Receive, track, and respond to all enrollment applications

  • Enroll new students through enrollment meetings and student testing

  • Update online databases when students enroll/unenroll (Infinite Campus)


Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Values and Beliefs


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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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



Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • HCP-N students’ school day is from 8:45am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:45am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers and staff must be present from 8:15am-4:45pm M-F.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:30pm-5:00pm.

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


Skills & Qualifications


Skills & Qualifications (required):

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Spanish proficiency (orally and in writing)

  • A growth mindset

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

  • Proficiency working with technology systems, Google Suite, and other databases

  • Ability to work in face-paced, detail oriented environment

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

  • High degree of professionalism

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

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


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 - Northrop

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


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


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


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


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Founding Dean of Instruction for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description


Job Description


The Dean of Instruction at Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop will be responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision.  They 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 consistency in English Language Development strategy implementation across the school

  • 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 and Program Management

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

  • Coach and manage a cohort of teachers

  • Oversee the design and evaluate the effectiveness of the school-based ELD programmatic vision

  • Coach and manage instructional coherence in service of English Language Development for all students

  • Manage and coordinate testing, including but not limited to: network interims, MAP testing, MCAs, and ACCESS testing

  • Participate in staff recruitment

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

  • 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


  • HCP-N students’ school day is from 8:45am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:45am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers and staff must be present from 8:15am-4:45pm M-F.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:30pm-5:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening family and community events to be held 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.

High School Social Worker (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 dedicated full-time Social Worker and teammate, someone who is passionate about creating and maintaining an environment where high expectations thrive and all students feel supported, to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description


The Social Worker for Hiawatha Collegiate High School will work under the guidance of the Dean of Students.  They must strategically support the school’s mission through providing effective supports for students and for teachers.  The Social Worker will help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Hiawatha Collegiate High School Student Support Team

  • 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 maintain a positive school culture

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


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.

  • Prepare and maintain a cumulative counseling record for each student

  • Special Education responsibilities include: working with students who have counseling minutes as outlined on their IEPs, conducting parent interviews and other yearly evaluation requirements, and maintaining current special education paperwork in compliance with due process requirements

  • Manage mental health crises as outlined in school policy.  Situations may include the need to utilize crisis 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