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29 Jul 2021

Full-Time Associate Teacher

MMFS – Posted by Mary McDowell Friends School New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.

Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for a full-time Associate Teacher beginning August 2021.

Position Overview
Associate Teachers support the mission of the school by overseeing the safety and well-being of the students in advisory, content area classes, core classrooms, and homeroom classes, by monitoring and stimulating educational and social-emotional growth within the framework of the school’s mission by collaborating with the teaching partner to implement a curriculum that meets the needs of the MMFS student.

Associate Teachers work alongside experienced classroom teachers to develop skills in working with individual children and small groups, as well as, gaining experience and confidence in building relationships with families and communicating about student’s learning and development in-person and through documentation.

The essential duties of an Associate Teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in collaboration with the teaching partner to implement parts of the curriculum and gradually assume increased responsibilities
  • Act as the advocate for homeroom students supporting each student in their relationships with other teachers and working with the cooperating homeroom teacher to be the primary point person with parents
  • Supervise homeroom students when participating in division-wide and school-wide activities such as silence, assembly, and meeting special guests
  • Implement individualized student plans for homework, organization, and behavior
  • Participating fully in the life of the school, including professional development, MMFS committee, weekly faculty meetings, regular supervisory meetings, and all school silence and staff meetings
  • Write, edit, and submit timely trimester reports, grades, recommendations, evaluations, and other requests as needed
  • Duties based on assigned schedules include supervising a study hall, arrival/lunch/dismissal duty, student trips (including overnight trips), and student clubs
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • BA required; special education experience a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
  • Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus

Diversity and Equity Commitments:

  • Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives
  • Examine teaching and learning through the lens of race, identity, equity, and privilege.

How to Apply

  • We are passionate about recruitment and grateful for your interest! Please carefully read everything written above and check out our website to get a good overview of our school. 
  • Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf (preferable) or word document to our JOBS PORTAL.
  • Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. Resumes and/or Cover Letters will not be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging.
We offer rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty. If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: high school, L&D, middle school, special education, SPED, and Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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