Language Arts Teacher
Applications will only be considered if completed on our website. Please go to aohdc.org/jobs select the Language Arts Teacher position and complete the application. Resume and cover letter are required.
The Language Arts Teacher is responsible for creating a supportive, empowering learning environment for adult learners and delivering quality content area instruction in reading, social studies, and writing.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction and Support for Adult Learners
• Teach a course load of at least 2 classes per day of adult literacy, basic education, secondary, and/or post-secondary level classes required for a successful transition into the workforce or postsecondary education.
• Develop and implement lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and the additional specific learning standards set forth in the school’s charter;
• Provide ongoing assessment of individual adult learner progress and adapt curriculum and lesson plans according to the needs of the learners;
• Coordinate extracurricular activities, such as field trips or other experiential learning opportunities, to complement in-class instruction;
• Coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize collaboration and student learning;
• Provide direction to volunteer instructors serving as co-teachers, teaching assistants or providing tutoring (one-on-one or in small groups) to adult learners in your classes;
• Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management;
• Coordinate with Student Support Services to ensure adult learners get both the academic and social services they need to be successful in school and in their transition to college or career. Participate in regular meetings with Student Support Services for this purpose;
• Provide office hours on a regular basis and/or as needed to support individual learner progress.
Program Administration and Data Collection
• Provide accurate and timely collection and entry of student attendance, class progress and disciplinary actions, if needed;
• Coordinate with Accountability Team in collecting and recording student progress and achievement data, as well as other data that may be required.
• Commit to ongoing professional development in adult literacy/education.
• Participate in professional learning circles and/or peer coaching sessions.
• Bachelor’s degree and secondary or adult education experience required.
• Experience with Common Core and/or College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults.
• Familiarity with CASAS.
• Strong cultural competency skills required, including excellent ability to communicate with a diverse population.
• Experience working with adult learners with special needs a plus.
• Experience working with adult learners with low level literacy a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
Employment at Academy of Hope: Atmosphere is professional, friendly and supportive. Our staff value both teamwork and independence. We encourage creativity and the sharing of ideas. We offer all employees a good salary and generous benefits.
Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not allow discrimination with respect to employment or any of the terms or conditions of employment because of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status or religion. Candidates for employment will be subject to a federal criminal background check before confirmation of employment.