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Civitas Education Partners, (CEP) seeks to produce high-performing schools where elite scholarship and transformational experiences create thriving campuses, foster responsive leadership, and serve local and global communities. CEP is a school management organization that operates three campuses of Chicago International Charter School (CICS), CICS Ralph Ellison High School, CICS Northtown Academy High School, and CICS Wrightwood Elementary School. CEP aims to provide its teams and students with an exceptional experience rooted in high expectations for student achievement and civic responsibility.
Reports To: Principal/Instructional Coach
Informed by the school’s mission, teachers will ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills required for academic progress and achievement, as defined by curricular and instructional objectives and overarching school goals. Teachers are responsible to reflect the mission and guiding principles of the school, uphold the rules and standards of the Student Code of Conduct, build positive and collaborative relationships with students, staff, parents, and other Civitas stakeholders with transparency and accountability that best ensures student academic and personal achievement.
Instructors will teach the appropriate content and skills by utilizing curriculum material adopted by the school, as well as appropriate supplemental and teacher-made materials; develop appropriate lesson plans that accommodate the range of learning styles and specialized needs of students in the classroom; create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation; and, actively participate with colleagues in school improvement activities, curriculum development, teaming, student support meetings and collaboration.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are generally representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Implement research-based curriculum and instructional models.
Assess student performance at frequent and regular intervals in order to benchmark progress on course standards and learning targets.
Build and maintain positive, productive, professional relationships with students, staff, parents, and other stakeholders.
Demonstrate a dedication to collaboration, innovation, and flexible approaches to professional practice.
Attend to and fulfill professional obligations as defined by the school and network.
Other duties as assigned, within the framework of the collective bargaining agreement.
Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in content area or aligned content area (Preferred)
Master’s Degree in content area or aligned content area (Preferred)
Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educators License (PEL) (6-12 or 9-12 Required) or current, comparable out-of-state licensure
Endorsements in Physical Education (9-12 Strongly Preferred)
Endorsement in ESL (Strongly Preferred)
Bilingual Spanish/English; Arabic/English; Urdu/English (Preferred)
Experience with planning and teaching high school (Required)
Experience in urban high school setting (Strongly Preferred)
Knowledge and Experience:
Substantial knowledge of subject matter consistent with state certification requirements, academic content, contemporary principles and practices of teaching, assessment, and classroom and behavior management techniques.
Ability to modify instruction as necessary to meet student needs.
Ability to work effectively and professionally with students, parents and/or guardians, staff members, and community representatives.
Capacity to be flexible in approaches to instruction, assessment, and relationship building.
Fundamental understanding of human development principles as applied to children and adolescents.
Strong ability to apply contemporary principles and practices of teaching.
Solid oral and written communication skills.
Sound and professional judgment.
Strong technical skills – ability to work with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and presentation platforms and equipment.
Salary and Benefits
Civitas Education Partners provides a highly competitive salary and benefits package. We are also committed to supporting professional growth and membership in local, state and national educational organizations.