7-8 Grade ELA Specialist

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis

The successful candidate will be expected to perform all the other duties that are assigned by his/her supervisors, the school’s Executive Director (ED) and the ED’s designees, including, but not limited to:

·      Teaching classes up to 22 periods per week;
·      Serving as an Advisor or Co-Advisor to students or in another meaningful, commensurate role;
·      Leading one, substantive Enrichment activity for one hour four days per week;
·      Being present and engaged from 7:15AM–4:45 PM (student arrival to dismissal) on Monday through Thursday and from 7:15 AM – 5:00 PM on Friday each week of the school year;
·      Holding office hours to tutor struggling students and/or small groups for at least one hour of normal school hours (e.g., before 7:30AM, after 4:30PM, or in Saturday School) at least twice each week;
·      Taking all steps required by the school to become highly qualified which includes holding a bachelor’s degree, full state certification or licensure and otherwise authorized to teach in an Indiana public charter school;
·      Providing appropriate supervision of students during class, breaks, meals, and transitions to maintain an optimal work environment and to ensure students’ safety and well-being; and
·      Attending and participating in events outside of normal school hours as needed (e.g., family nights, student performances, field trips, report card days/nights, Family-Teacher Conferences, June and August Family Orientations, etc.)

Specific Responsibilities

·      Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters and lives of students both in and out of school;
·      Show unwavering commitment to youth achieving greatness;
·      Exhibit deep knowledge of K-8 content, standards, instructional materials, and resources;
·      Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct;
·      Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
·      Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
·      Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
·      Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process;
·      Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and code of conduct;
·      Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
·      Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities;
·      Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities;
·      Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs;
·      Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students, families, and colleagues;
·      Engage families as partners in their children’s education;
·      Participate in and support school decisions regarding intervention programs and strategies for struggling students, with focus on the needs of English Language Learners and students with individualized education plans;
·      Give, receive, give and implement regular feedback to/from school leadership based on observations of classroom instruction, content teams, and school-based professional development;
·      Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, regular internal professional development session, and other meetings;
·      Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training; and
·      Perform other duties as assigned

Salary Band: $45,000-$55,000

Job Type
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
English Language Arts