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High School Science Learning Specialist

Brooklyn Prospect High School

About Us:
Prospect Schools is a high performing, intentionally diverse, K-12 college preparatory charter network with seven schools in Brooklyn. We have set a vision to become, by 2025, the leading network of intentionally diverse schools where students and educators can work, learn, and thrive. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
Our experienced team of leaders and educators works hard every day to prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and develop a lifelong passion for learning. We are committed to offering a rigorous educational experience to all of our students regardless of background, familial income, or geography, because we believe all children have the right to a high quality education. The strong relationships across our communities allows us to push our mission forward each day for more than 2,100 students.
Our Core Values are:
  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance
About the Role:
Prospect Schools is seeking an organized, flexible, and mission-driven High School Learning Specialist to join us in support of our growing network of schools for the 2024 - 2025 school year. The ideal candidate is fully dedicated to the mission of Prospect Schools and to supporting the success of our students and families. As part of an ambitious and high-performing instructional team, our teachers are expected to create positive, equitable classroom environments that excite and invest our students in their learning goals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Planning and Instruction
  • Design and implement culturally responsive lesson plans that engage students and foster a love for learning 
  • Teach 4 sections of high school Science with an Advisory class, and an IEP caseload
  • Lead a tutorial group and/or study hall 
  • Teach to an intentionally diverse classroom and actively work to engage all students throughout the lesson 
  • Attend regular coaching meetings with your direct manager and professional development sessions as part of the school team
  • Use data-informed methods to modify and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of the individual learners
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of content and effective pedagogy, evidenced by clear and objective-driven instruction and meaningful student engagement practices
  • Where applicable, serve as an Advisor to students, motivating students across academic skill levels and cultivating students’ social-emotional awareness and well-being 
  • Demonstrate successful partnership with classroom or subject area co-teacher and utilize multiple co-teaching models in the classroom
Classroom Environment
  • Consistently model our core values and provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice them
  • Set the tone of the classroom as a positive place that fosters both high expectations and student voice and expression 
  • Set clear expectations and institute routines in order to create a purposeful, supportive, and warm environment for learning
  • Build a classroom community that uses culturally sustaining practices to ensure that students feel safe, valued, and respected by adults and their peers
Parent Partnership
  • Build relationships and provide ongoing progress updates through regular communication with the families of all students in your classroom 
  • Utilize family and student feedback to continuously improve the learning experience for your students
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with families on both an ad hoc basis and during regularly scheduled events, such as Report Card Night 
Adult Culture and Teamwork
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs
  • Embody a Team First mindset by proactively seeking opportunities to build relationships and collaborate across functional teams, actively participate in professional development opportunities, and engage families and community members
  • Demonstrate a commitment to giving and receiving feedback for the purpose of continuous growth and learning
  • Engage in learning opportunities designed to promote stronger Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices at Prospect Schools
Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree 
  • Prior teaching experience preferred 
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Experience working in a diverse school community 
  • Adept at collaborating and building community with others
The critical features of this job are described above; they may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) or Paid Sick Time (PST) based on date of hire and hours worked per week
  • ~5-6 weeks of prescribed summer vacation (depending on the calendar), as well as regular school breaks and holidays during the school year 
  • 401(K) and Roth IRA with a 4% employer match with a 3-year vesting schedule
  • Flexible spending accounts, including Transit Commuter Options, Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA options
  • Ancillary insurance, including Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program with free expert support services to assist with a variety of life issues, from family care to mental health services
Employees at Prospect Schools are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. As a teacher, your salary is determined by both years of teaching experience and postsecondary education. The salary range for this role is from $61,500-$102,880.
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