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Teacher-in-Residence (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield


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

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.

 

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

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


Job Description:

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


Responsibilities

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

  • Adhere to campus norms and expectations

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for our mission

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Teaching experience preferred

Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


Director of Talent Recruitment - Network Support Team

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

 

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


Our Network Support Team is seeking a Director of Talent Recruitment to join our team with a June 2018 start date.  


Job Description


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


Responsibilities


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


  • Build talent pools for current and future open roles

  • Develop new and creative strategies for building talent pools

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50 roles across the year

  • Maintain prospect and application tracking systems

  • Cultivate relationships with near- and long-term prospects

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

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

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

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


Promote a talent cultivation mindset across the organization:


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

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

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

  • Provide ongoing feedback to partner hiring managers

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

  • Support internal candidates through the interview process


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


Core Value and Beliefs


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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

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

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


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

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

  • Three plus years of talent management, or relevant experience

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

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

  • Demonstrated expertise in talent sourcing

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with diversity and inclusion practices

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


Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

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

  • Teaching experience with demonstrate results

  • Experience leading recruitment efforts for a growing organization


Compensation

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

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


E-mail our Chief Talent Officer, Dawn Gunderson Taylor, at dgundersontaylor@hiawathaacademies.org  for more information.  


Founding 5th Grade Fitness Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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


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


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


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


HCP-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Founding 5th grade Fitness Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description

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


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


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


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


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


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


Responsibilities:


Instructional Planning and Implementation

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

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

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

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

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

Constant Learning and Growing

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

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

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

  • Meet professional obligations with optimism and professionalism

Strong School and Classroom Culture

  • Believe deeply in the mission of Hiawatha Academies

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

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

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

  • Meet professional obligations such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules

Additional Responsibilities

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

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

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

  • Other duties as required


Perform other duties as required and assigned


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


Core Values and Beliefs


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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (physical education or related field preferred)

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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


Highly Preferred:

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification, Physical Education and Health license preferred


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary Office Assistant (18-19 school year) - HLA - Northrop

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

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

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006, and is currently in its 10th year of operation. We serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented individual to become an Office Assistant for a July 9th, 2018 start date.

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, 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

    • Maintain electronic phone call log that is shared with Operations Team

    • 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.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


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

  • The Office Assistant work hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 7:00 am - 3:00 pm Fridays.

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.

Elementary Specialist Teacher (Physical Education) (18-19 school year) - HLA - Northrop

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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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


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


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

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



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



Role Description


At HLA-Northrop, 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, and Spanish teachers.  


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


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

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

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

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

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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


Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Elementary (K-4) English Language Development Teacher (18-19 school year) - HLA - Northrop


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

 

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


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


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


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


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

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



HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as an English Language Development Teacher for the 2018-2019 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.

 


Student Support Assistant (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

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


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


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


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


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Student Support Assistant for the upcoming school year.


Job Description

Student Support Assistants at Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) are responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. This person will work under the guidance of the HCHS Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the high school Principal, and, of course, students.  Student Support Assistants help maintain the behavioral and social expectations in the learning environment to ensure that all students are working toward their behavioral goals. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.  

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

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

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

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

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Discipline & Culture Team, support all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • Escort students around the building as needed

  • Conduct locker and/or backpack searches when needed


Systems Management

  • Oversee breakfast, lunch, dismissal

  • Oversee detention every Friday

Team  

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

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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



Core Value and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.



Equity Vision

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



Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

  • The Student Support Assistant must be present from 7:20-4 or 8:20-5 Mondays-Thursdays and 7:20-3 or 4 on Fridays.  

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

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

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills so as to easily build trust with colleagues

  • Strong and efficient follow-through with systems

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

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



Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Human Resources 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.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our Network Support Team is seeking a passionate and goal-oriented HR Coordinator with a preferred start date of July 2018.


Job Description

The Human Resources Coordinator (HR Coordinator) is responsible for carrying out all HR administrative duties with consistency, a solutions-oriented mindset, and a high degree of confidentiality.  The HR Coordinator will work with the Director of Human Resources (DHR) and Chief Talent Officer (CTO) to execute tactics in the areas of benefits, payroll, employee relations, compliance, and talent management.  


Additionally this role will collaborate with the talent recruitment team, campus operations teams, senior leadership members and external vendors to ensure success across the network with all HR processes and procedures.

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


The ideal candidate:

  • is skilled at seeking to understand the perspectives of others, especially across lines of difference.

  • is a proactive project manager who manages and executes deliverables in a timely manner,

  • is an effective communicator (in writing and in person) with an ability to build trusting relationships with all individuals. A customer service orientation is essential for this role.

  • is a self-starter with strong problem solving skills and adept at conducting data analysis (MS Excel basic-to-intermediate skills are a must)

  • is willing to learn and grow their knowledge of HR practices and skills like engaging in productive conflict, complex employee relations issues, and continuing to improve HR services at Hiawatha Academies


Responsibilities:

Compensation and Benefits

  • Manages the HR onboarding process, with activities such as drafting offer letters, preparing new hire paperwork, conducting background checks, and maintaining information databases

  • Processes benefit enrollments and changes for all staff (medical, dental, vision, FSA, 403b, life Insurance)

  • Conducts deduction and salary audits using payroll records and benefit invoices

  • Responds to Level 1 benefit questions

  • Serves as Skyward Employee Access (HRIS) administrator (resets passwords, emails account information, delegates complex issues to Director of HR)

  • Supports the Director of HR with open enrollment

  • Prepares and audits semi-monthly payroll. Prepares payroll in the absence of DHR


Employee Relations

  • Supports the Director of HR with investigations by scheduling meetings, taking notes, preparing reports, and co-leading interviews.

  • Delegates complex employee relations issues to the Director of HR

  • Provides Level 1 interpretation of policies and procedures to all staff

  • Prepares employment change paperwork (COBRA forms, termination letters, salary adjustments)

  • Responds to unemployment insurance requests

  • Responds to verifications of employment requests

  • Responds to requests from the MN Department of Revenue and garnishment requests

  • Supports the Director of HR during mediated conversations, disciplinary actions, and compliance


Compliance

  • Coordinates applications to the Professional Educator Licensing Board for Tier 1 license exceptions, waivers, and variances

  • Enters state reporting staff data into our information systems

  • Prepares STAR report

  • Identifies teachers who are out of compliance with licensing. DHR follows up with teachers and principals

  • Prepares government accountability reports (AAP, EEO-1, Census Bureau, ACA Reporting, etc.)


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:

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is 40 hours.  The HR Coordinator will set their individual schedule with the Director of Human Resources.

  • Regular presence at Hiawatha campuses (five) will be required; must have a reliable mode of transportation.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience or;

    • Associate’s Degree and 4 years of relevant work experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and learn quickly

  • Ability to thrive under rigorous deadlines and a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to develop trusting relationships across lines of difference, with staff members and senior leaders

  • Base-level knowledge (or willingness to learn) of HR administrative topics (payroll, benefits, FMLA, etc.)

  • Ability to prioritize effectively

  • Willing to learn, grow, and adapt to change


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Two or more years of experience in Human Resources

  • PHR or SHRM-CP

  • Knowledge of K-12 HR topics (licensing, compliance reporting, etc)

  • Spanish language proficiency:   Speak, Read, Write


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.  

 


Cafeteria Lead - HLA - Northrop


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

Hiawatha Leadership Academy Northrop is a new high school opening in August with 9th grade students. The school will expand one grade per year to a 9-12 program as part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy Northrop (HLA-N) is currently seeking support staff to work in our cafeteria as a Cafeteria Staff Lead preparing and serving catered breakfasts, lunches and snacks to students.

Job Description
Cafeteria Staff Members at HLA-N are charged with providing our students with high quality meals prepared in a clean and welcoming environment. These meals ensure that our students are fully prepared to actively engage in their coursework and to achieve at the highest levels.

As members of the school Operations Team, we look for ways to go above and beyond to ensure that we are doing whatever it takes to put all of our scholars on the path to and through college.

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

Responsibilities

Food Service
• Arrive at 6:45AM to distribute breakfasts items to homeroom classes
• Coordinate the order and delivery of breakfasts and milk for students from our catering service provider and milk vendor
• Handle catered food in a responsible and safe way, adhering to regulations for food safety (proper temperature, storage, and service)
• Prepare catered food for service to students
•Prepare breakfast items to distribute to homeroom classes the following day

• Serve lunch to students in a quick and efficient manner that will maximize student learning time and that meets all nutritional and portion requirements
• Keep an accurate count of the number of students receiving meals each day for reporting and reimbursement purposes
• Maintain records of student allergies and ensure these students receive the proper meals that meet their nutritional requirements

Custodial
• Maintain a highly sanitary environment through daily cleaning of all food preparation and service areas
• Thoroughly wash all food service trays and maintain the kitchen dishwasher
• Collect and dispose of all cafeteria trash and food waste
• Assist in the daily set-up and tear down of cafeteria tables and chairs
• Assist in the clean-up of the cafeteria after lunch service
• Properly store and organize shelf stable food items as well as frozen and refrigerated goods
• Provide facility maintenance work as needed (minimal janitorial and outside maintenance)
Build Relationships
• 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

• Serve as a leader for the team of cafeteria staff
• Work closely with the Director of Operations to implement a highly efficient lunch service that provides students with high quality meals meeting all portion and safety guidelines
• Exhibit a spirit of teamwork when working with Cafeteria Staff as well as Support Staff before, during, and after meal service
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission and our students
• Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations
• Cafeteria Staff Lead 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



Hours:
6:45am-2:30pm Monday through Friday

Mindsets Required
1) Believe that ALL children can learn regardless of background or circumstance
2) Willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment
3) Believe that team beats individual
4) Believe that everything is earned
5) Possess a strong work ethic, self-awareness, resilience, humility
6) Steward a strong culture based on our core values and mission
7) Be optimistic about the future in the face of daunting challenges: “Yes we will” attitude

Skills & Qualifications
• High School Degree (required)
• A minimum of 2 years working in a food service or food service related field
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to build trust with colleagues
• Attention to detail
• Highly reliable and timely

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

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

Cafeteria Staff Lead (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

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


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


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


HCP-Northrop  is currently seeking support staff to work in our cafeteria as a Cafeteria Staff Lead preparing and serving catered breakfasts, lunches and snacks to students.

Job Description

Cafeteria Staff Members at HCP-N are charged with providing our students with high quality meals prepared in a clean and welcoming environment.  These meals ensure that our students are fully prepared to actively engage in their coursework and to achieve at the highest levels.

As members of the school Operations Team, we look for ways to go above and beyond to ensure that we are doing whatever it takes to put all of our scholars on the path to and through college.

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

Responsibilities


Food Service

• Arrive at 6:30AM to prepare breakfast in cafeteria/gymnasium

• Coordinate the order and delivery of breakfasts, lunches and snacks for students from our catering service provider

• Handle catered food in a responsible and safe way, adhering to regulations for food safety (proper temperature, storage, and service)

• Prepare catered food for service to students

• Serve lunch to students in a quick and efficient manner that will maximize students learning time and that meets all nutritional and portion requirements

• Keep an accurate count of the number of students receiving meals each day for reporting and reimbursement purposes

• Maintain records of student allergies and ensure these students receive the proper meals that meet their nutritional requirements


Custodial

• Maintain a highly sanitary environment through daily cleaning of all food preparation and service areas

• Thoroughly wash all food service trays and maintain the kitchen dishwasher

• Collect and dispose of all cafeteria trash and food waste

• Assist in the daily set-up and tear down of cafeteria tables and chairs

• Assist in the clean-up of the cafeteria after lunch service

• Properly store and organize shelf stable food items as well as frozen and refrigerated goods

• Provide facility maintenance work  (minimal janitorial and outside maintenance of school campus)


Build Relationships

• 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

• Work closely with the Director of Operations and Operations Staff to implement a highly efficient lunch service that provides students with high quality meals meeting all portion and safety guidelines

• Exhibit a spirit of teamwork when working with Cafeteria Staff as well as Support Staff before, during, and after meal service

• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission and our students

Perform other duties as required and assigned

• Cafeteria Staff Lead 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

Hours:

6:30am-2:30pm Monday through Friday

Mindsets Required

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

2) Willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment

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

4) Believe that team beats individual

5) Believe that everything is earned

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

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

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


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

• High School Degree (required)

• A minimum of 2 years working in a food service or food service related field

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to build trust with colleagues

• Attention to detail

• Highly reliable and timely

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Part- or Full-Time Administrative Assistant (Immediate Need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

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


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


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


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


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as an Administrative Assistant.

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant is integral part of the school’s Leadership and Operations Teams.  This person will be responsible for making sure the staff members are able to work efficiently by providing critical administrative support including scheduling, coordinating with staff members and outside contacts, and organizing materials. The ideal candidate is organized, forward-thinking, and has excellent customer service skills.

Responsibilities

Administrative Duties

  • Manage the inboxes and/or calendars of designated Leadership Team members

  • Schedule external and internal meetings and coordinate logistics as needed

  • Draft, review and edit internal and external correspondence as necessary

  • Lead on special projects (i.e. Career Day, a Site Visit, etc.) designed to accelerate the team toward their goals

  • Coordinate coverage when team members are absent


General Office Support

  • Providing high quality customer service to families, staff, and students.

  • Assist members from the Operations Team in coordinating the collection of/processing for all required student data annually

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned



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

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

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

  • This is an hourly role.  If hired in a full-time position, the Administrative Assistant will be expected to report 8 hours per day within the HCHS school day.  If hired in a part-time capacity, hours will be set to meet an agreed-upon weekly hour requirement.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to make timely decisions and demonstrate good judgmen

  • A customer service orientation and optimistic approach to overcoming obstacles

  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications

  • Commitment to mission of Hiawatha Academies

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

  • Strategic thinking and creative problem-solving

  • Works well in collaborative teams and environments

  • Responds well to feedback

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.

Communications 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, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our Network Support Team is seeking a passionate, social-justice and goal-oriented Communications Manager with a preferred start date of July 2018.


Job Description

The Communications Manager (CM) is responsible for implementing and supporting the development of strategies that enhance organizational visibility and continue to build Hiawatha Academies’ brand.  The CM will work with the Chief External Relations Officer (CERO) to execute tactics in the areas of external public relations and internal communications, and executive leadership communications support.  


Additionally this role will take direction from the Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC) in creating social media content, developing and maintaining website content, supporting special events, and leading strategies associated with driving the brand of Hiawatha Academies products and deliverables.

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


The ideal candidate:

  • is a proactive project manager who manages and executes deliverables in a timely manner,

  • is a strong writer with experience in crafting and/or co-crafting press releases, media announcements, crisis communications, outreach letters, partner and funder communications

  • experienced with social media platforms and how to deploy media via the various platforms HA employs, (Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Google Ads, Blogs via the HA website, Mailchimp, Wordpress CMS).


Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Manage all aspects of communications strategies

  • Create strategies to engage stakeholders through Hiawatha Academies’ multiple social media platforms

  • Identify opportunities for increasing Hiawatha Academies’(HA’s) visibility and appeal to potential stakeholders (e.g., scholars, staff members, funders, partners).

  • Manage all aspects of crisis communications

  • Curate and write articles for the deployment of both Stronger Together and Hiawatha CONNECT, both online newsletters deployed via Mailchimp every other month.

  • Manage and maintain all aspects of HA’s communications platform (Mailchimp)

  • Draft public relations announcements including press releases, outreach letters, media announcements, etc.

  • Support HA’s network small communications deliverables (e.g., templates, one-page notices, postcards, flyers, outreach communications) in collaboration with campus leaders and/or NST

  • Research and curate articles on educational trends, innovations and related information around key issues that may have implications for the HA network


Marketing

  • Work with the DMC to utilize brand guidelines and existing templates to support campus marketing and communications initiatives.

  • Support DMC with content and management of Hiawatha Academies’ website

  • Support HA’s enrollment strategies by co-creating compelling “calls-to-action,” mini-campaigns, and other activation messaging via HA’s social media platforms

  • Support in the duplication and preparation of the monthly Executive Director’s Board of Directors meeting packages.


Board Communications

  • Support the Executive Director with all aspects of board communications including:

    • Preparation of monthly executive packages

    • Board memos

    • Management of Board on Track platform


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:

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is 40 hours.  The Manager of Communications will set their individual schedule with the Chief External Relations Officer

  • Regular presence at hiring partner Hiawatha campuses will be required; must provide own transportation.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Three-five years of work experience in communications or related field

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • External PR, media relations, internal/external communications, crisis communications with demonstrated results

  • A communications generalist that can thrive on a small team

  • Ability to communicate using a strengths-based approach when communicating about underserved communities and informed by a spirit of good-will

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases and making presentations

  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and learn quickly

  • Ability to thrive under rigorous deadlines and a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage and work within budget and timeline goals, with an ability to complete work efficiently and communicate risks as appropriate

  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in dynamic e.g., Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Google Ads

  • A firm grasp of social media with an understanding of which platform is best suited for a particular message and how best to use each platform to its fullest potential

  • Knowledge of the communications industry and innovative technologies that can help amplify the HA brand within a dynamic landscape

  • Experience working with diverse communities and addressing cultural, historical, and language differences for effective engagement


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field

  • Three years or more in public and media relations experience

  • Spanish language proficiency:   Speak, Read, Write


Compensation

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

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

 


Dean of Student Support Services (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

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


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


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


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Dean of Student Support Services for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description

The Dean of Student Support Services is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement. The Dean of Student Support Services leads the school’s special education team and oversees the student support service providers.  The Dean of Student Support Services will work under the direction of the Principal and in collaboration with classroom teachers and network Director of Student Support Services.


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


Responsibilities

Special Education and Campus-Wide Leadership:

  • Serve as a member of the campus leadership team

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

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

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


Special Education Team Coaching and Management:

  • Coach and manage Special Education staff members

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

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

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


Case Management Support:

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

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

  • Hold teachers accountable for completing all due process related requirements

  • Ensure students receive mandates services, accommodations, and modifications

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


Manage School-Wide Intervention Systems:

  • Observe and coach each intervention group at least monthly

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

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


Relationship-Building:

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

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

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


Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

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

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

  • 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:

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

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

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

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

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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

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


Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • Previous successful experience in school leadership

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

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


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Director of Operations (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

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


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


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


We’re searching for a passionate, innovative, social-justice oriented leader to join our team as a Director of Operations for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Job Description


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

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

Responsibilities:


People Management and Development

  • Manage the campus operations team

  • Collect and analyze operational performance data to facilitate continuous improvement with operations staff

  • Coach and develop the campus operations team

  • Contribute actively and productively to the Campus Leadership Team

  • Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team

  • Collaborate on campus initiatives to facilitate a positive and productive organizational culture for students and staff


Financial Management / Procurement

  • Collaborate with Principal on the management of the campus budget

  • Oversee all campus contracts and procurement systems (ex. transportation, food service etc.)

  • Prepare all campus invoices and deposits

  • Maintain accurate records of all campus purchases

  • Manage inventory of campus supplies (ex. office, copier, uniforms)


Compliance Reporting

  • Coordinate the campus-based collection of statewide reporting data and entry into online systems and ensure accuracy

  • Coordinate the submission of all required state and federal reports (MARSS, DIRS, CliCs, transportation, etc.)

  • Coordinate additional compliance with other agencies (e.g. MDE, MDH, etc.)

  • Ensure accurate school records are kept for all domains of operations


Manage Food Service Program

  • Oversee entire food service program (staff, vendor, finances, etc.)

  • Oversee supervision of mealtimes and food


Manage School Facilities

  • Maintain a safe, attractive, and functional physical learning environment for students

  • Oversee facilities maintenance systems (repairs, lawn care, snow removal, elevators, boilers, etc.)

  • Manage facility security systems

  • Maintain facility compliance with city and state regulations


Manage and coordinate transportation

  • Manage all transportation services for the campus

  • Manage and coordinate school-wide arrival and dismissal systems

  • Manage transportation vendor relationship and performance

  • Manage route creation and communication with families


Safety and Security

  • Oversee all school-wide safety planning, training and drills as required by the State of Minnesota

  • Manage and maintain school security systems, policies, and protocols


Enrollment

  • Sets the campus vision for enrollment in coordination with the leadership team and the Senior Director of Enrollment

  • Oversees from beginning to end the processes for recruiting and enrolling students


Manage School Technology and Data Platforms

  • Manage IT support services and infrastructure

  • Administer staff and student data platforms (e.g. Infinite Campus, Google, SharePoint, etc.)

  • Prepare and lead quarterly data analysis and report card process with staff

  • Implement new technologies and technology services as applicable


Assessment Data Management and Analysis

  • Serve as campus assessment coordinator for all assessments

  • Manage assessment preparation, training, scheduling, and implementation

  • Ensure timely submission of all assessment data to the Director of Data and Analytics


Human Resources

  • Complete new hire processing steps in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources

  • Prepare all staff reimbursements for submission

  • Manage campus timesheet processing and submission

  • Manage PTO records systems


Other

  • Regular and reliable attendance on the school site

  • Manage school wide event planning (ie. parent conferences, orientations, etc.)

  • Manage systems related to campus volunteers and visitors

  • Implement other projects as needed from the Senior Director of Operations and Principal

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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


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

2)     Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3)     We choose optimism.

4)     We push ourselves to improve.

5)     We are stronger together.

6)     We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:45pm-4:00pm.

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

Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to creatively develop and manage systems

  • Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills

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

  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions    

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility

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

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


Highly Preferred:

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) or related fields

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

  • Previous experience in schools

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

Special Education Coordinator (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

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


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


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

HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Special Education Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.

Job Description

The Special Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement 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 work under the direction of the Principal and in collaboration with classroom teachers and the network Director of Student Support Services.

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

Teaching Responsibilities

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

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

  • Provide individual and group instruction in reading, math, and/or writing for students with and without special needs

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skills

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

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Work with the principal to define the school’s vision and mindsets for supporting students with IEPs

  • Develop and modify paraprofessional schedules to meet mandated IEP minutes and student support needs

  • Work with Campus Leadership team to assist in testing logistics and accommodations for Special Education students

  • Provide ongoing training for campus-based special education staff throughout the school year


  • Meet regularly with the Director of Student Support Services to review campus based special education needs

  • Review and provide feedback to special education teachers on all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to monitor for compliance with state and federal requirements

  • Ensure students receive all mandated services, accommodations and modifications

  • Coordinate and lead the weekly Special Education Team Meeting by planning meetings agendas, attending meetings, tracking teams progress towards upcoming deadlines, and supporting with the implementation of interventions to meet the needs of struggling learners with or without special education needs

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


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 and equity vision:

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

  • 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:

  • Minnesota Teaching Licensure: Special Education EBD and/or LD

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

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

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing Standards-based IEPs

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

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

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

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

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • 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     

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

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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) Dean of Instruction- HLA - Northrop


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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves Kindergarten through 4th grade scholars.


Educators at HLA-Northrop join a 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 schoolwide 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.


Job Description


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


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


Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

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

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


Drive Results

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

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

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

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


Instructional Leadership

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers

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

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

  • Ensure consistencies in instruction and practice among team of teachers

  • Ensure consistency in English Language Development strategy implementation across the school

  • Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning

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


People and Program Management

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

  • Coach and manage a cohort of teachers

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

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

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

  • Participate in staff recruitment

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

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


Relationship-Building

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

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

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


Perform other duties as required and assigned


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


Core Value and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • HLA-N students’ school day is from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:00am-3:15pm on Friday.

  • Teachers and staff must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm M-F.

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

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


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

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

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

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

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

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Possess a growth mindset

  • Possess cultural awareness of self and others

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

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

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

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


Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Previous successful experience in school leadership


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

 


Elementary (K-4) Assistant Principal - HLA - Northrop


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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through 4th grade.


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


 


Job Description


The Assistant Principal for Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop is responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement based on Hiawatha’s Six Core Values and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision.  They will work directly under the guidance of the Principal. The Assistant Principal must strategically support the Principal and the school’s mission through effective leadership and management of the school’s staff and students. The Assistant Principal will provide support for the instructional program in grades K - 4 and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.


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



Responsibilities


Prove the Possible

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

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


Drive Results

Research, design, 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

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 a team of teachers


Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning


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


People Management

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


Participate in staff recruitment


Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance


Lead staff trainings at start and end of school year and on professional development days


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


Model the Hiawatha C.A.R.E.S. 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 Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10am-3:10pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Staff 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 minimum of 4 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 communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues


Excellent judgment in decision-making


Knowledge in the selection, coaching, and supervision of staff


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


Growth mindset


Highly Preferred:


Spanish proficiency


Master’s Degree


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.  

 


Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator (immediate hire) - HLA - Morris Park


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

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, 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. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Morris Park, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. Currently, HLA-Morris Park serves 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2016-17 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch.


Educators at HLA-Morris Park are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Morris Park 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.



Job Description

The Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator (REC) is responsible for developing and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Hiawatha Academies’ student enrollment goals. The REC is expected to recruit and steward families through the application and enrollment process. The REC will report to the Director of Operations, working closely with the Senior Director of Enrollment and school operations teams to recruit and enroll new students at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park.




Responsibilities

Student Recruitment

  • Manage student recruitment and enrollment process for their campus

  • Engage prospective students and families at community events and organizations

  • Identify, create, and maintain partnerships with community leaders and organizations

  • Lead school tours and meetings with prospective families

  • Develop culturally aware practices for engaging diverse communities

  • Coordinate parent and student volunteers for recruitment events

  • Coordinate with the network's marketing department to create brand-aligned communication

  • Maintain Hiawatha network-aligned messaging and brand

  • Attend school-wide events to promote enrollment


Stewardship

  • Support students and families at all points in the enrollment process, helping them to begin to feel part of and welcomed by the school community

  • Create opportunities for prospect / applied / enrolled / waitlisted families to engage in the school community

  • Keep Hiawatha top of mind for all interested families

  • In partnership with school leadership and the operations team, coordinate parent orientations and other campus-based events for new students and families


Enrollment and Data Management

  • Collaborate with teammates to successfully enroll students, including coordinating enrollment events and ensuring timely processing of enrollment paperwork

  • Utilize online SchoolAdmin platform to track all leads and applications, and manage the process for maintaining complete and accurate records for student applications and lottery information

  • Act as primary record keeper for all new student data entry and management in School Admin

  • Monitor weekly enrollment numbers and provide status updates to campus and network leaders, regularly engaging them in discussions about self-made, data-driven course corrections as needed


Support Hiawatha Academies network recruitment and enrollment

  • Collaborate with Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinators to ensure strong retention and a strong transition from 4th to 5th grade

  • Work with a network support staff to support the development of a brand strategy, to request and receive training on how to market the school to the community, and to ensure aligned efforts and success across Hiawatha schools

  • Collaborate with other campus enrollment managers to share best practices, opportunities for recruitment, and alignment on external messaging


Collaborate with Operations Team and Campus Leaders

  • This position is part of the campus operations team and will be expected to be cross-trained on core functions of the operations team

  • Support and cross-train teammates to support tours and enrollment when you are out of the office or need language support

  • Collaborate with campus leaders, teachers, and the operations team to plan recruitment and enrollment events

  • Engage campus leaders in recruitment and enrollment activities where their presence is needed

  • Collaborate on a daily basis with the school's Office Manager to streamline and strategize around existing recruitment and enrollment practices; manage any procedural or strategic changes in partnership with the Office Manager


Other

  • It is expected that this person will be out of the office at community recruitment opportunities up to 50% of the time (may vary by season). Evening and weekends commitments will be expected.



This person would be responsible for:

  • Meeting application and enrollment targets at your school and throughout the network of Hiawatha’s five schools

  • Meeting response/turnaround time on key actions required to convert prospective families to enrollees and attendees

  • Meeting qualitative measures about how their approach is sitting with families



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

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park 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 or higher

  • Fluency in English

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

  • Excellent short and long term project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to build trust with families, community partners, and colleagues. Written communication skills include but are not limited to text, email, and letter writing; oral communication skills include a variety of settings spanning from one-on-one interactions to whole group presentations

  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions and execute them with autonomy

  • Excellent customer service and relationship building mindset

  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to convert high numbers of student prospects into enrolled Hiawatha students

Highly Preferred:

  • Fluency in either Spanish or Somali

  • Experience working in a school setting

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children or families from economically or socially marginalized communities


 


Middle School Math Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

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


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network.  


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


Job Description


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

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

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

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

Instructional Leadership

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

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

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

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

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

Constant Learning and Growing

  • Reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement

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


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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

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

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

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

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

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


Preferred:

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

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


Special Education Teacher - Specialized Program (18-19 school year) - HLA - Northrop


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

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


Job Description

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


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

Responsibilities

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

  • Develop a strong classroom culture anchored in learning and inclusion

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

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

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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

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

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

  • An unshakable belief in the boundless potential of every child

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

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

  • An ability to develop a

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

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

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

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual

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

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

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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



Due Process Coordinator (18-19 school year) - Network Support Team

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


In addition, we recently received the honor of the Minnesota’s Future Award from the MN Business Partnership. Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


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

Job Description

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

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

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

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job


Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

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


Support students with Identified Special Needs

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

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

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

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

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

  • Send Special Education Tuition Agreements to students’ residential districts

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Equity Vision

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • MN Teaching License in Special Education

  • Growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • A track record of measurable success

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

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs and evaluations

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

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

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

Highly Preferred:

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

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

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

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

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (Immediate Hire) - HLA - Northrop


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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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


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


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

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



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


Job Description

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


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


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






Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

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

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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



Middle School Dean of Students (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield

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

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  

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


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


Job Description

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


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


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


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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Culture and Accountability

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

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

  • Manage and execute systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences

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

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

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

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

Student Support

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

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

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

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


Family Engagement

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

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

  • Maintain accurate attendance and feedback records for family events


Perform other duties as required and assigned


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


Core Values and Beliefs

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


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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:45pm-4:00pm.

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


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

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

  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions   

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

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

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

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

Highly Preferred:

  • Spanish proficiency

  • Trained and experienced using Restorative Practices

  • Training in behavioral support techniques

  • Experience in trauma informed practices

  • Familiarity with special education systems in MN

  • Teaching and/or administrative experience

Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


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

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

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

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


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



Role Description


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



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


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


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

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

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

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

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

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

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

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

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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


Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minnesota teacher certification

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

  • Growth mindset for students and adults

  • Cultural awareness of self and other

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

  • Clear record of achieving significant gains with their students

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


Highly Preferred:

  • Two or more years teaching at the elementary level

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

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


Compensation

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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


 


Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (18-19 School Year) - HLA - Northrop

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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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


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


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

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



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


Job Description

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


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


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






Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

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

Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

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

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

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

Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

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

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

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

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

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

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


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

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

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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



Elementary (K-4) Special Education Teacher (Immediate Hire) - Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop


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

 

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


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


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


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


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

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



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



Job Description


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


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


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

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


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

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

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

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





Planning, Instruction and Case Management


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

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

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

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

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skills

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

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

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

  • Maintain compliant special education records

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


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




Core Value and Beliefs

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

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

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

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


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

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

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

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

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



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota Special Education teaching license or currently enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • A track record of measurable success with students

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

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

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

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

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



Highly Preferred:

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

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

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations


Compensation

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


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

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

 


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


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

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

Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park is our flagship elementary school, founded in 2007. We serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

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


Job Description

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

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


Responsibilities

Special Education and Campus-Wide Leadership:

  • Serve as a member of the campus leadership team

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

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

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


Special Education Team Coaching and Management:

  • Coach and manage Special Education staff members

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

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