Science Teacher – High School (SY 2022 – 2023) – $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Posted on: October 10, 2022 | | |

Perspectives Charter Schools Network is seeking multiple Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year!

To qualify for the Sign-On Bonus, candidates must be new applicants not considered for a similar role, and not currently employed by the organization in order to qualify. Bonus will be paid within 30 work days from the start date with signed agreement. There is a 1 year payback clause if employment ceases prior to first year anniversary.

About Perspectives Charter Schools

All Perspectives Charter Schools will provide scholars with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life.

All of Perspectives Charter Schools achieved Level 1 or 1+ this year. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has a long record of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life education model.

Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college, and persist in college at a rate above the national average. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative, and compassionate teachers.

Essential Functions:

Provide an academically rigorous curriculum that aligns with both Perspectives’ standards and the Illinois Teaching Standards
Prepare lesson plans, outlines and/or syllabus
Guide and offer independent practices and research activities to foster proficient oral and written expression, critical thinking, applications and ethics
Offer alternative, performance, force-choice and creative assessments and activities
Plan and facilitate field studies to support and enhance classroom curriculum
Maintain accurate student grades, records and/or portfolios
Provide input and support grade level, subject matter and instructional leader meetings
Model and teach The Perspectives Way
Implement and monitor both the school uniform and discipline codes
Cultivate and support parent and family involvement in school curriculum and school life
Participate and lead professional development programs
Participate in CORE and CAMP each summer
Duties as assigned in support of A Disciplined Life


Bachelor’s Degree Required
Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
Active Illinois Teaching License preferred, not required
High Qualified in relevant subject areas according to the Illinois State Board of Education

Holds a deep belief that all students in Chicago deserve an education where social emotional learning and high academic expectations are delivered with excellence
Strong classroom management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students
A commitment to life-long learning with the desire to take advantage of professional development and coaching to constantly improve
Mastery of content knowledge and the ability to communicate clearly to students
Has strong relationship building and communication skills
Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and responsiveness
Exhibits a strong commitment to ethos of Perspectives Charter Schools by thriving to live by 26 principles of A Disciplined Life®
Physical Demands

Majority of work will be performed in a general office/school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings.

Benefits Summary
Perspectives offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full-time employees, including health insurance, dental, vision, paid time off including holidays, short and long term disability, paid life insurance, 403B and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund.

Perspectives Charter Schools works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.