02 Hiawatha Opportunities

Current Opportunities


Elementary K-3 Teacher (Potential Future Openings)

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

 

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

 

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

 

While there are no openings for this position for the 2016-2017 school year, we are accepting applications for potential future openings.

 

 

Job Description

 

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

 

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

 

 

Responsibilities

 

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

 

Core Value and Beliefs

 

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

 

 

Equity Vision

 

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

 

 

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.
  • Teachers must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-3:15pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A track record of measurable success with students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families
  • Must have a growth mindset
  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts
  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

 

Highly Preferred:

  • A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results in a K-3 classroom
  • Minnesota teacher certification
  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

 

Compensation

 

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

 

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

 

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

Classroom Coverage Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


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


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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


Planning and Instruction


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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

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


Compensation

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

Facilities Supervisor (immediate need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

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

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

Hiawatha Collegiate High School is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.

HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Facilities Supervisor for the 2017-18 school year.

Job Description

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

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

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

Responsibilities

After-School Duties

  • Hours: 4:30-close Monday-Thursday

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

  • *Schedules are set 2-weeks in advance.

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

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

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

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


Occasional Weekend/Special Event Duties

  • Hours: Occasional weekend and Friday hours.

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

  • Manage building access and answer questions about the facility.

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma

  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent customer service skills

Highly Preferred:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment

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

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

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary Specialist Teacher (Physical Education) - Morris Park

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

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


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



Role Description


At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes opportunities for every student to explore passions and interests beyond the core curriculum.  The Specialist teacher will join a team of specialist teachers that includes Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, and Movement teachers.  We are seeking  a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Physical Education/Health Teacher in the future.



The Specialist Teacher at HLA-Morris Park has the opportunity to teach every child in our school each week.  The ideal candidate is someone who is not only passionate about investing students in their subject; but also leads children to explore and develop their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through the lens of their content.  


All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.  In addition to teaching their Specialist Class, the Specialist Teacher will partner with a classroom teacher to teach literacy to one class of students each morning.  They will also collaborate with the other specialist teachers to plan and lead interdisciplinary health classes.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

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

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

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

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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


Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Builder - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

About Hiawatha


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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


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


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


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


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



Roles and Responsibilities:


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • Prototype all build deliverables for testing.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles:  

  • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

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

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

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

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


Lead in-school coaching & adult development

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

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

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, collect and interpret data


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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

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

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

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

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

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


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision:  We honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Educational Background and Work Experience

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

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

  • Proven record of success.

  • Training and coaching teachers and support staff.

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

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

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

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Student Agency and Culture Builder - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


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


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


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

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

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

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

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


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

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

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

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

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

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

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

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

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

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


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Educational Background and Work Experience

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

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

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

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

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

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


Student Culture Designer - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


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


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


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

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

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

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

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


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

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

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

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

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

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

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

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

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

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


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Educational Background and Work Experience

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

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

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

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

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

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


School Culture Curriculum Builder - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting five percent of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

About our Project


In 2018 Hiawatha will open a new innovative middle school.


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


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


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

 


Roles and Responsibilities:


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • Prototype all aspects of the program build deliverables.  



Conduct Trials and Research Cycles

    • Identify key research questions and assumptions to pilot.  

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

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

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


Lead in-school coaching and adult development

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

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

    • make meaning of their data and pivot accordingly

    • execute research-based interventions and strategies

    • develop metrics, and collect and interpret data


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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Characteristics

You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator

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

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

  • who thinks boldly about the possibilities for change.

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

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

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


You believe and embody our Hiawatha core values of:

  • Children are at the center of everything we do.

  • Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  • We choose optimism.

  • We push ourselves to improve.

  • We are stronger together.

  • We create fun and a little weirdness.


You have demonstrated a commitment to equity and will operate with an equity growth mindset in service of Hiawatha Academies’ equity vision: We honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Educational Background and Work Experience

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

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

  • Proven record of success.

  • Experience training and coaching teachers and support staff.

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

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

  • User centered design experience a plus.

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


Special Work Requirements

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


English Language Development Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


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


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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


Planning and Instruction


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

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

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

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

  • Administer language assessments including the WIDA ACCESS test each spring

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

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

  • Participate in IEP meetings

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary (K-4) Classroom Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


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


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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


Planning and Instruction


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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

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


Compensation

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


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 (3rd Grade) Classroom Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


Classroom Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in writing and global studies with their homeroom class and leading reading instruction across multiple classes in the grade level. In our third-grade model, math is taught by a separate math content lead teacher.  


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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


Planning and Instruction


  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons in reading, writing, and global studies (science & social studies) each day

  • Lead small-group guided reading lessons with students from multiple classes in the grade level

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

English Language Development Coordinator - 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 and we have received the honor of the Minnesota’s Future Award from the MN Business Partnership.

 

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.

Our Network Support Team is seeking an English Language Development Coordinator to join our team with a preferred start date in early July 2017.

 

Job Description

The Network English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator will lead and coordinate efforts related to English Language Development across all Hiawatha Academies’ campuses. S/he will work collaboratively with Campus Instructional Leaders, Campus ELD Coordinators, and ELD teachers to drive a vision for how  English Learner programming and services help Hiawatha fulfill its mission.

The ELD Coordinator will report to the Senior Director of Program, and therefore will work collaboratively with the entire Program Team of the Network Support Team to ensure that ELD programming, services, and supports are thoughtfully integrated into our approach to programming as a whole across our network.

 

Upon helping to further define and clarify the components of our ELD vision held true across all campuses, the ELD Coordinator will work to empower campus teams to successfully implement the shared vision and innovate on all things over which Campus Leaders and teachers have autonomy.

 

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

 

Roles and Responsibilities

2017-18 Language Priority Lead

  • For next year’s network priority on language development, take the lead in planning and implementing the priority according to the vision, goals and quarterly benchmarks set.
  • Provide direction, professional development, coaching, and resources to members of the Program Team, Campus Instructional Leaders, and teacher leaders
  • Monitor priority benchmarks, sharing areas of celebration and course correcting as needed to remain on track to meet priority goals
  • Identify and manage relationships with external partners if additional out of network expertise is needed

Network Program Team

  • Work as collaboratively with other members of the Network Program Team to drive programmatic vision and cohesion, and coach and develop Campus Leaders and teachers in the following ways:

·         Partner in setting and sharing progress to academic goals

·         Enhancing program alignment and quality across campuses

·         Leading network-level academic initiatives

·         Developing and coordinating the implementation of shared tools and resources

·         Offering targeted professional development and coaching to leaders and teachers

·         Monitoring program compliance with MDE regulations

 

Vision and Strategy

  • Collaborate with Campus Leaders, campus ELD Coordinators, and ELD teachers at all Hiawatha Academies campuses to better define and implement our ELD vision
  • Lead efforts to strengthen and align ELD programming and strategy to a shared vision

 

Coaching and Development                                         

  • Coach and support ELD teachers by conducting observations and leading professional development as requested by Campus Leaders
  • Support Campus Leaders in creating high quality professional development that will further ELD programming needs
  • Work collaboratively with Campus Leaders to make instructional decisions based on the performance of students identified as English Learners
  • Lead and facilitate professional development around analyzing data, planning and instructional best practices for ELD teachers and classroom teachers
  • Support ELD and classrooms teachers with tracking and analyzing ELD student data that will lead to improved program quality and outcomes

 

Logistics and Implementation

  • Coordinate and oversee all steps of the continuum of our ELD program, from entering to exiting processes, to ensure that campuses are each able to successfully implement each component of our program
  • Assist Campus Teams in scheduling of support for students in need of ELD services
  • Manage assessment processes across the network from screening to assessment for WIDA MODEL and WIDA ACCESS in collaboration with the Network Assessment Coordinator and campuses
  • Collaborate with network MARSS Coordinator to ensure compliance with all MARSS reporting and accountability with the state of Minnesota for students that qualify as English Learners
  • Coordinate accommodations determinations for MCA in collaboration with the Network Assessment Coordinator and campuses

 

Program Evaluation and Improvement

  • Evaluate the current ELD program and determine opportunities to improve the quality and implementation of the program
  • Monitor ELD program compliance with Title III and state programming requirements

*Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

  • This role would be a part of the Network Support Team 41.25 are the number of expected hours each week
  • We do our best to schedule meetings between the hours of 8:00 am -4:00 pm.
  • Regular weekly presence at all Hiawatha campuses (currently 4 Minneapolis schools) will be required; must provide own transportation

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • A deeply held belief in Hiawatha’s mission: that all students should be prepared for college and to serve the common good
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Must have a growth mindset
  • Cultural awareness of self and others
  • Experience in analyzing data to modify teaching/curricular choice to ensure increased student mastery
  • Experience leading adult professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on a team towards the realization of ambitious goals
  • Critical thinking skills to unpack complex situations and help create clarity and direction for the future
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and constituents toward shared goals
  • Ability to navigate complex challenges with a results-oriented mindset
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively at the same time
  • Ability to work proactively in a demanding, fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

 

Highly Preferred:

  • Spanish, Somali, Oromo, or Amharic proficiency (English is required)
  • ESL teaching experience
  • ESL teaching license or certification
  • 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.  

Middle School Humanities Teacher (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

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

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Humanities Teacher for 2017-2018 school year.

 

Job Description

 

Every HCP 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 humanities course at HCP includes a robust curriculum based on social studies, non-fiction and writing standards. The Humanities teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.

 

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

 

Responsibilities

 

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • 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

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

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

  • Ability to teach through an equity lens

  • High level of cultural competency

 

Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

 

Compensation

 

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

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

 

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

Elementary (K-4) Specialist Teacher (17-18 school year) - Morris Park

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

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

 

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

 

 

Role Description

 

At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes opportunities for every student to explore passions and interests beyond the core curriculum.  The Specialist teacher will join a team of specialist teachers that includes Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, and Movement teachers.  We are seeking someone who will bring their expertise to lead in Drama, Health, Technology, Engineering or Robotics.

 

The Specialist Teacher at HLA-Morris Park has the opportunity to teach every child in our school each week.  The ideal candidate is someone who is not only passionate about investing students in their subject; but also leads children to explore and develop their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through the lens of their content.  

 

All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.  In addition to teaching their Specialist Class, the Specialist Teacher will partner with a classroom teacher to teach literacy to one class of students each morning.  They will also collaborate with the other specialist teachers to plan and lead interdisciplinary health classes.

 

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

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

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

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

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

 

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

 

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary Paraprofessional (Immediate Need) - Morris Park

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


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


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


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Paraprofessional for the 2016-2017 school year.


Job Description

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 salar 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 lesson supports

• 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

Attend to and provide for students' daily hygiene and health related needs such as diaper changing, providing bathroom assistance, and helping feed students.


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:

• 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 School Social Worker (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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


Social/Emotional Counseling and Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • MSW with appropriate state licensure

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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

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



Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations

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

  • Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Training in Responsive Classroom approach and/or Conscious Discipline

  • Knowledge of or training in the Developmental Repair Model



Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Middle School Assistant Principal (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

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


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to five schools by 2018. 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 (HCP) 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, goal-oriented educator with a strong background in literacy and expertise and background in reading instruction and interventions and/or coaching reading teachers to join our team as the Assistant Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.



Job Description

The Assistant Principal (AP) for HCP 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 and alongside an additional AP.  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 a fellow AP.  The AP will assist the Principal and a fellow AP 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


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

  • Lead 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

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, 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 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

  • 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 in Education or Educational Leadership

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • Spanish proficiency

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

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

  • 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.  

Student Recruitment Manager - 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 Student Recruitment Manager to begin summer 2017.


Job Description

The Student Recruitment Manager (SRM) is responsible for developing and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Hiawatha Academies’ student enrollment goals during a period of rapid expansion. The SRM will report to the Director of Enrollment and Admissions, working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, Sr. Director of Community Engagement, and school teams to collectively recruit and enroll new students in each of the five Hiawatha schools. In addition, the SRM will collaborate with programs and pre-k programs to support the transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten and elementary school to middle school.

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

Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Enrollment and Admissions to set, track and implement student recruitment plan to achieve student recruitment goals for all Hiawatha Academies schools

  • Coordinate and manage campus-based recruitment and enrollment activities for elementary, middle schools, and high school.

  • Provide support to schools and parent volunteers through training, attending community events and by presenting to local nonprofits and their constituents

  • Follow-up with student applicants and track enrollment data through organized system

  • Input, track, report, and analyze all data regarding student recruitment benchmarks and goals

  • Communicate with existing families to enroll siblings and access local networks to support recruitment goals

  • Develop new initiatives for student recruitment with Pre-K programs and elementary schools

  • Communicate with prospective families to engage them in Hiawatha’s mission and provide clarity and consistency throughout the lottery and enrollment process

  • Coordinate activities for Hiawatha Academies student recruitment ambassadors during community events and community canvassing efforts

  • Work with Director of Enrollment and Admissions to develop recruitment budget and make decisions about where to invest resources

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

  • This role would be a part of the Network Support Team

  • The work day for most Network Support Team members is from 7:15am-4:30pm (with flexibility)

  • This position will require participation at recruitment events during both evening and weekend hours; the regular daily schedule can be adjusted to help accommodate those additional responsibilities

  • Regular weekly presence at all Hiawatha sites (currently 5 Minneapolis schools) will be required; must provide own transportation

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Bilingual (Spanish or Somali)

  • Strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills

  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative

  • Fluent computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and online communications

  • Passionate commitment to mission of Hiawatha Academies

  • Ability to navigate complex challenges with a results-oriented mindset

  • Strategic thinking

  • Creative problem-solving

  • Works well in collaborative teams and environments

  • Responds well to feedback

Preferred:

  • Familiarity working with diverse student populations

  • Familiarity with the K-12 education field, including knowledge of student information systems deployed in broad, multi-school environments

  • Experience in student recruitment with demonstrated results

Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary (1st-4th) Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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


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


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


While there are no openings for this position for the 2017-2018 school year, we are accepting applications for potential future openings.


Job Description

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


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


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

• Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

• Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree

• A track record of measurable success with students

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

• Must have a growth mindset

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

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

Highly Preferred:

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

• Minnesota teacher certification

• Bilingual or multilingual

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Middle School Math Teacher (Immediate Need) - Hiawatha College Prep

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  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) 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, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Math Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.


Job Description


Every HCP 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, language, math, science, and humanities. The math teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • 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 2:50pm-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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

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


Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation


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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity


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

Middle School Art Teacher (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


Job Description


Every HCP 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.


At Hiawatha Academies, we firmly believe that rigorous, high-quality arts programming is an an integral part of a college-preparatory education.  The art teacher will collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • 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 value 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

  • 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

  • Ability to teach through an equity lens

  • High level of cultural competency

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


Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation


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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity


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

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

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

Job Description

HLA 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.

The primary responsibilities of the individual will be to:

  • Determine extent of services required for students as described in Hiawatha Academies’ English Learner Plan of Service

  • Coordinate pull-out services and in-class support

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

  • Schedule and implement ELD assessments

  • Monitor progress of all students qualifying for ELD services

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding 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 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

Highly Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Growth mindset

  • 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.   

Elementary Co-Teacher (17-18 school year) - Morris Park

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

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

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

Job Description

Our Co-Teacher position is designed to build a team of urban educators committed to closing the achievement gap. After a competitive application process, Co-Teachers are placed on grade-level teams for a paid teaching position which aims to guide educators in embodying the school’s unique culture and executing best instructional practices leading to student success.  Throughout the year, Co-Teachers participate in targeted professional development and co-planning sessions facilitated by Mentor Teachers and the Leadership Team. A Co-Teacher will also develop teacher leadership at a variety of grade levels by covering for teachers within the Hiawatha Academies network. When he/she is completing long-term coverage assignments, the Co-Teacher will have the opportunity to meet with colleagues on that team of teachers, participating in planning sessions. After a year of close mentorship, the goal is that the majority of Co-Teachers are prepared to take on their own classroom by the following year.

Hiawatha 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:

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 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:

  • Teaching license

  • Experience working with children with demonstrated student results

  • Growth mindset


Highly Preferred:

  • Experience working in a high-need school

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

  • 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.  

  

Founding Specialized Program Special Education Teacher (17-18 school year)

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 2017-18, 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.  

For the 2017-18 pilot year, the school will hire a dynamic and talented special educator who will begin providing direct services to our scholars with the most significant disabilities in grades K through 2, while also piloting curriculum and instructional strategies. This work will lead to the possible launch of a comprehensive K-2 program during the 2018-19 school year.

From Monday through Thursday, this teacher will lead 2.5 - 3 hours of resource groups with a group of 2-4 scholars at each of Hiawatha’s two elementary school (approximately 5-6 instructional hours daily).  On Fridays, the teacher will lead research, program development, and planning, including visiting strong program, developing curriculum, refining data systems, and participating in school-based professional development, when appropriate.

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 identified for Hiawatha’s specialized program, as well as conducting research and development for the launch of a comprehensive specialized program for K-2 students in 2018-19. 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

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students in Hiawatha’s specialized program

  • 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 instruction and support for students in the Hiawatha’s Specialized Program

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to lead the research and development of the specialized program, including visiting other schools, researching curricula, and piloting instructional strategies.

    • Collect best practices on strong K-2 support for students with more significant disabilities

    • Pilot models and curricula to identify the most effective instructional models for the program

    • Evaluate program data to assess the efficacy of instructional models

  • Support staff at the home schools to ensure students in the specialized program are receiving strong supports when they are not receiving direct instruction from the specialized program teacher

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

  • 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.  

Federal Setting 3 Teacher (17-18 school year)

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 2017-18, 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.  

For the 2017-18 pilot year, the school will hire a dynamic and talented special educator who will begin providing direct services to our scholars with the most significant disabilities in grades K through 2, while also piloting curriculum and instructional strategies. This work will lead to the possible launch of a comprehensive K-2 program during the 2018-19 school year.

From Monday through Thursday, this teacher will lead 2.5 - 3 hours of resource groups with a group of 2-4 scholars at each of Hiawatha’s two elementary school (approximately 5-6 instructional hours daily).  On Fridays, the teacher will lead research, program development, and planning, including visiting strong program, developing curriculum, refining data systems, and participating in school-based professional development, when appropriate.

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 identified for Hiawatha’s specialized program, as well as conducting research and development for the launch of a comprehensive specialized program for K-2 students in 2018-19. 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

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students in Hiawatha’s specialized program

  • 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 instruction and support for students in the Hiawatha’s Specialized Program

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to lead the research and development of the specialized program, including visiting other schools, researching curricula, and piloting instructional strategies.

    • Collect best practices on strong K-2 support for students with more significant disabilities

    • Pilot models and curricula to identify the most effective instructional models for the program

    • Evaluate program data to assess the efficacy of instructional models

  • Support staff at the home schools to ensure students in the specialized program are receiving strong supports when they are not receiving direct instruction from the specialized program teacher

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

  • 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.  

K-2 Special Education Teacher (Developmental Disability Specialist) (17-18 school year)

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 2017-18, 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.  

For the 2017-18 pilot year, the school will hire a dynamic and talented special educator who will begin providing direct services to our scholars with the most significant disabilities in grades K through 2, while also piloting curriculum and instructional strategies. This work will lead to the possible launch of a comprehensive K-2 program during the 2018-19 school year.

From Monday through Thursday, this teacher will lead 2.5 - 3 hours of resource groups with a group of 2-4 scholars at each of Hiawatha’s two elementary school (approximately 5-6 instructional hours daily).  On Fridays, the teacher will lead research, program development, and planning, including visiting strong program, developing curriculum, refining data systems, and participating in school-based professional development, when appropriate.

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 identified for Hiawatha’s specialized program, as well as conducting research and development for the launch of a comprehensive specialized program for K-2 students in 2018-19. 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

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students in Hiawatha’s specialized program

  • 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 instruction and support for students in the Hiawatha’s Specialized Program

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to lead the research and development of the specialized program, including visiting other schools, researching curricula, and piloting instructional strategies.

    • Collect best practices on strong K-2 support for students with more significant disabilities

    • Pilot models and curricula to identify the most effective instructional models for the program

    • Evaluate program data to assess the efficacy of instructional models

  • Support staff at the home schools to ensure students in the specialized program are receiving strong supports when they are not receiving direct instruction from the specialized program teacher

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

  • 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.  

Northrop Behavior Interventionist (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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


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


At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements. We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach and have a yearly suspension rate of less than 1%.



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

 

 

Job Description


The Behavior Interventionist or “Student Success Coach” (the title that will be introduced to students) at HLA-Northrop will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the school-wide culture and discipline model.  They will work to support individual students, teachers, student support staff, school leaders in maintaining a safe, proactive learning environment by responding to incoming referrals for student social/emotional/behavioral challenges. They will provide in the moment coaching to students in the use of de-escalation and emotional-regulation strategies when challenges arise. They will assess individual incidents and determine appropriate action steps, with the support of School Leaders as necessary, and work with the student to reflect on incident and create a plan for resolving the issue so they are able to rejoin their classroom community for learning.  The “Student Success Coach” will be responsible for tracking social/emotional/behavior referrals, communication with families, and supporting restorative practices with staff. When a student is showing a pattern of repeat challenges, they will be responsible for working with the student, their family, and teachers to create and maintain proactive, trauma-informed behavior intervention plans to address the student’s needs.


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 are able to learning in a safe, productive learning environment. The ideal candidate will speak Spanish fluently.  

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

Student Support

  • Respond to incoming behavior referrals to assess appropriate response

  • Coach student/s through de-escalation and mediation after an incident or behavioral referral has been made

  • View families/parents/guardians as partners and maintain regular communication

  • Track data and communication related to behavior referrals

  • Conduct regular analysis of student behavior data to determine which students or classes may require additional support

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

  • Provide consultation, coaching & technical support around implementation of individual behavior intervention and support plans


School Culture and Discipline

  • Facilitate restorative processes with students and staff

  • Model problem-solving conferences and restorative discipline processes for staff

  • Coordinate the delivery of restorative circles with student groups, classes, or bus groups as needed and follow up to ensure agreements are upheld

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


Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Behavior Interventionist/”Student Success Coach” 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:

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

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing Restorative Justice Practices in an elementary school setting

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

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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

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

  • Spanish Language Proficiency


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations

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

  • Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Training in Responsive Classroom approach and/or Conscious Discipline

  • Knowledge of or training in the Developmental Repair Model


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary Special Education Coordinator (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

 

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


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


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

 

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

 

 

Job Description

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


The Special Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student success based on Hiawatha’s Core Values and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. The Special Education Coordinator will provide direct instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans. The Special Education Coordinator will also help coordinate special education staff, programming, and services for students with IEPs across the school. The Special Education Coordinator will work under the direction of the Principal, Vice Principal and network Director of Student Support Services and in collaboration with special education staff and classroom teachers.

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



Responsibilities


Teaching Responsibilities (Approximately 25% of time)

  • Intentionally plan (or co-plan) academically rigorous lessons aligned to instructional standards and student’s IEP goals

  • Provide direct academic and social/emotional specialized instruction, as outlined on students’ IEPs, in a variety of settings including co-taught and resource classrooms

  • Review and respond to student instructional data

  • Support general education staff with the implementation of accommodations, modifications, and interventions, including behavior intervention plans




Special Education Coordinator Responsibilities (Approximately 75% of time):

  • Communicate a vision for Student Support to the school staff which underscores the ability of all students to achieve at high levels

  • 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)

  • Collaborate with School Leaders to support high-quality special education service delivery in both co-taught and resource settings

  • Regularly review the academic progress of students with IEPs and support teachers when students are not making adequate progress

  • Coach paraprofessional staff

  • Coordinate the schedules and services provided by special educators, paraprofessionals and related service providers to ensure appropriate, high quality services are being provided to address identified student needs

  • Collaborate with School Leaders to monitor implementation of the school’s tiered intervention model, including regularly observing and providing feedback on implementation of interventions, reviewing student data to measure the efficacy of interventions, and identifying ways to improve the quality of interventions

  • Review and give feedback on weekly lesson plans for Special Education Teachers

  • Support Special Education Case Managers with due process management to maintain compliant special education records

  • Review draft IEPs and provide feedback to case managers to monitor for compliance with state and Federal requirements

  • Serve as the District Representative at IEP meetings

  • Collaborate with network staff on the execution of initial and re-evaluations for all K-4 students to determine qualification and need for special education services

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


All Hiawatha Academies 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 – 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:

  • Minnesota Teaching License: Special Education EBD, ABS, and/or LD preferred

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based trauma-informed practices in a school setting



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.  

Elementary Office Assistant (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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

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


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


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as an office assistant for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Job Description

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

 

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

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



Responsibilities

  • General Office Support
    • Act as the primary family and student service representative by providing high quality customer service to families, staff, and students.
    • Maintain the physical office space (main office, copy room, teacher tank, and conference room) to provide a clean and welcoming environment
    • Support sick/injured students when they arrive in the main office and make phone calls home
    • Serve as an interpreter for staff and families
    • Assist in creating a safe and respectful atmosphere for students
  • Operational Duties
    • Support Transportation and Operations Coordinator
      • Reporting daily attendance and breakfast counts
      • Preparing dismissal
    • Support Office Manager
      • Maintaining student records in paper and digital files
      • Complete data entry
      • Support leading new and prospective families on school tours
    • Manage general office supply inventory
    • Assist the Office Manager in coordinating the collection/processing for all required student data annually
    • Prepare documents and mailings for the Operations Team
    • Complete translation requests
    • Support teachers for daily items as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations

 

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

 

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10am-1:15pm on Friday.
  • Teachers must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-3:15pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

 

Required:

  • High School degree
  • Fluency in English and Spanish - oral and written
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in general computer usage
  • Excellent customer service skills

Highly Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s preferred
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Experience working in a high-need k-12 school setting
  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

Compensation

The Office Assistant position pays an hourly wage every day that school is in session.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Middle School English Language Development Teacher (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

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


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a 5-8 English Language Development (ELD) Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.


Job Description


Every HCP 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 ELD teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


We are seeking an English Language Development (ELD) teacher who celebrates language diversity and is passionate about supporting the development of scholars’ academic language through research-based strategies.  The ELD Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in close collaboration with the Dean of Students, classroom teachers, and advisors.


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


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 Language Development Needs

  • Coordinate pull-out services and in-class support

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

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

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

  • Monitor progress of all students qualifying for ELD services


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

  • 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

  • Ability to teach through an equity lens

  • High level of cultural competency

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

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


Highly Preferred:

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

  • 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.  

Middle School Science Teacher (Immediate Need) - Hiawatha College Prep

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  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) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network and we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  


HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Science Teacher for 2017-2018 school year.


Job Description


Every HCP 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 science teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • 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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

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


Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation


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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity


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

Physical Education Teacher (17-18 school year) - Northrop

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. We currently serve 312 students with a kindergarten through third grade program.  In the coming school year we will expand to include 4th grade.  


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social justice-oriented educator to join our team as a full-time physical education teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.


Job Description

Specialist teachers at HLA-Northrop will 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.


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.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

Hiawatha Academy’s school day is 7:10am-3:15pm, Monday-Thursday; 7:10am-1:30 pm Fridays (professional development sessions are often held on Fridays from 1:40 pm-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. 

Middle School Literature Teacher (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

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


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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) 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 7th grade Literature Teacher for the 2017-2018 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

  • Plan and execute grade level curriculum and implement intervention strategies based on student needs


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 2:50pm-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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

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


Preferred:

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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

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


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 Teacher (4th Grade) (17-18 school year) - Morris Park

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

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


HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a passionate, social- justice-oriented teacher to join our team as a 3rd or 4th Grade Homeroom Teacher, starting in the 2017-18 school year.

Role Description


Every HLA-Morris Park teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.  


At HLA-Morris Park, our 3rd and 4th grades are partially departmentalized.   Each team consists of four exceptional teachers:  three homeroom teachers who teach primarily in their own classrooms, and one math/lab teacher who teaches across all three classrooms at the grade level.  


Our 3rd and 4th grade homeroom teachers plan collaboratively within their grade level and teach reading, writing, science, and social studies to their homeroom classes.  Additionally, they co-teach guided reading in another classroom at their grade level.  This allows a deep level of inter-disciplinary planning within these subjects and supports teachers in developing their content expertise.


The ideal candidate is someone who is collaborative and positive, and who is passionate about literacy development in elementary school students.  Our homeroom teachers not only lead students’ academic development, they also facilitate the creation of strong communities within their classroom, in which students are encouraged and supported to develop and share their social, personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice.  

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’ language in concert with their content knowledge

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary or middle-school level

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary Art Specialist (K-4) (17-18 school year) - Morris Park

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, and have been consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a school that is “Beating the Odds.” Hiawatha Academies’ results are proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

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


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



Role Description


At HLA-Morris Park, we believe that an excellent education for every student includes the arts.  The Art teacher joins a team of specialist teachers that also includes teachers of Physical Education, Music, Spanish, and Movement.


The Art 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 creating art and understanding artistic concepts; but also leads children to explore and represent their personal, cultural, and ethnic identities and to pursue social justice through art.  


All HLA teachers are charged with providing rigorous, standards-based, and highly engaging learning environments for their scholars.  In addition to teaching art, the Art Teacher will partner with a classroom teacher to teach literacy to one class of students each morning.  S/he 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’ language in concert with their artistic expression

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary art curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Director of Enrollment and Admissions

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 Director of Enrollment and Admissions (immediately need)


Job Description

The Director of Enrollment and Admissions (DEA) is responsible for developing and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Hiawatha Academies’ student enrollment goals during a period of rapid expansion. The DEA will report to the Sr. Director of Community Engagement, working closely with the Sr. Director of Community Engagement and school operations teams to collectively recruit and enroll new students in each of the four Hiawatha schools.

Responsibilities

Planning and Execution

  • Work with Sr. Director of Community Engagement to set, track and implement student recruitment program to achieve student recruitment goals for all five Hiawatha Academies schools.

  • Develop new initiatives for high school student recruitment

  • Work with Office Managers to follow-up with student applicants and track enrollment data through organized system.

  • Input, track, report, and analyze all data regarding student recruitment benchmarks and goals.

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Director of Marketing, develop recruitment budget and make decisions about where to invest resources.


Recruitment

  • Oversee and manage campus-based recruitment and enrollment activities.

  • Act as a liaison between the external relations team and operations managers.

  • Act as the liaison and manager for the retention of scholars from Hiawatha College Prep to Hiawatha Collegiate High School

  • In collaboration with the External Relations team, execute strategies to promote Hiawatha Academies schools and school choice to community members.

  • Manage the recruitment, enrollment, and admissions process for our 5 K-12 schools.


Outreach

  • In collaboration with the Family Engagement Manager, schedule and lead presentations about Hiawatha Academies  enrollment options at day cares, churches and other community-based organizations.

  • Communicate with existing families to enroll siblings and access local networks to support recruitment goals.

  • In collaboration with campus teams and the Director of Marketing and Communications, lead and manage outreach campaigns within Hiawatha Academies schools to encourage application referrals among current families.


Management

  • Supervise and manage Hiawatha Academies student recruitment coordinator and ambassadors and volunteers during community events and community canvassing efforts.

  • Oversee and manage the contract of the enrollment data management system that is suited for Hiawatha Academies growing network of schools.

  • Coordinate with DO's to manage and support campus operations teams to effectively implement the enrollment process from beginning to end.


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:

  • At least three years of experience in organizing, community engagement, or managing campaigns
  • Bilingual or multilingual (Somali or Spanish)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Program and project management experience
  • Ability to organize, plan, execute, and prioritize
  • Ability to drive toward results
  • Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders including families, community leaders, school and Pre-K leaders
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal skills,and ability to build trust
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision‐making
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to cultivate and invest key stakeholders and allies on getting scholars to and through college
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities while meeting and exceeding ambitious goals
  • Ability to track and analyze data strategically and purposefully
  • Ability to think complexly and solve problems

Highly Preferred:

  • Previous experience in schools
  • Experience building, expanding, and maintaining strong partnerships within and outside of the education sector
  • Public speaking experience

Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Office Assistant (17-18 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 is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.

 

HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as an Office Assistant for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities

 

General Office Support

  • Act as a family and student service representative by providing high quality customer service to families, staff, and students.

  • Maintain the physical office space (main office, copy room, teacher lounge, and conference room) to provide a clean and welcoming environment

  • Support sick/injured students when they arrive in the main office and make phone calls home

  • Assist in creating a safe and respectful atmosphere for students

 

Operational Duties

  • Other projects as assigned by the Director of Operations to support the Leadership team

  • Support Office Manager and Enrichment Coordinator

  • Maintaining student records in paper and digital files

  • Manage general office supply inventory

  • Prepare documents and mailings for the Operations Team

  • Support the Principal and teachers for daily items as they arise


Recruitment and Enrollment Duties

  • Support HCHS in student recruitment efforts

  • Make phone calls to prospective student and their families

  • Work with the Director of Operations and the Director of Enrollment and Admissions to plan and execute recruitment events

  • Manage the enrollment form collection and data entry

  • Assist the Office Manager in coordinating the collection/processing for all required student data annually


 

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.

  • Occasional weekend work

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


 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma

  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent customer service skills

 

Highly Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s preferred

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

  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment

  • Experience with project management

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

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

 

Compensation

The Office Assistant position pays a non-exempt salary. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Middle School Physical Education Teacher (17-18 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep

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


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as 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) 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 2017-2018 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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within 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

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

  • 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.  

Due Process Coordinator

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 2017-2018 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

  • Assist schools with comprehensive evaluation 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

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

  • Maintain Special Education data across multiple data platforms

  • 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

  • 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 4th Grade Teacher (17-18 school year) - Morris Park

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

 

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

 

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

 

While there are no openings for this position for the 2016-2017 school year, we are accepting applications for potential future openings.

 

 

Job Description

 

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

 

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

 

 

Responsibilities

 

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

 

Core Value and Beliefs

 

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

 

 

Equity Vision

 

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

 

 

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.
  • Teachers must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-3:15pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A track record of measurable success with students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families
  • Must have a growth mindset
  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts
  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

 

Highly Preferred:

  • A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results in a K-3 classroom
  • Minnesota teacher certification
  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

 

Compensation

 

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

 

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

 

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

Director of Operations - Hiawatha College Prep

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

 

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

 

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

 

HCP is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented leader to join our team as a Director of Operations with a preferred start date of May 12, 2017.

 

Job Description

 

The Director of Operations is responsible for setting a powerful vision for supporting student achievement through the management of campus operations. Based on Hiawatha’s six Core Values, s/he will lead a team to support classroom teachers and school principals with all of their operational needs. The Director of Operations will manage school technology platforms, state reporting, finances, and other daily operations for Hiawatha College Prep.  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.  As a member of the HCP school leadership team, this role will work in constant collaboration with the Middle School Principal.  As a member of the Operations Team, this role will report to the Senior Director of Operations.

 

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

 

Responsibilities

 

People Management and Development

  • Manage the campus operations team
  • Collect and analyze operational performance data to facilitate continuous improvement with operations staff
  • Coach and develop the campus operations team

 

Campus Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team
  • Collaborate on campus initiatives to facilitate a positive and productive organizational culture for students and staff

 

Financial Management / Procurement

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

 

Compliance Reporting

  • Coordinate the campus-based collection of statewide reporting data and entry into online systems (Infinite Campus) and ensure its accuracy
  • Coordinate the submission of all required state and federal reports (MARSS, DIRS, CliCs, transportation, etc)
  • Coordinate additional compliance with MDE, MDH, etc.

 

Manage Food Service Program

  • Oversee entire food service program (staff, vendor, finances, etc)

 

Manage Extracurricular Programs

  • Hire and onboard coaches (soccer, basketball, etc)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners to promote program offerings (space camp, wilderness adventures, etc)
  • Coordinate extracurricular program logistics (league requirements, transportation, student/family communication, application processes, etc.)

 

Manage School Facilities

  • Maintain a safe, attractive, and functional physical learning environment for students
  • Oversee facilit