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Biology Teacher - School Year 2024-2025

North Lawndale College Prep Charter High School
Chicago, Illinois, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
POSITION SUMMARY (Biology Teacher)

NLCP teachers are responsible for leading core course instructional minutes and ensuring alignment with curricula best practices. As part of NLCP's college readiness academic model teachers will have the opportunity to teach across the spectrum of their expertise and be supported in creating differentiated learning experiences in their classrooms. In addition to core instructional minutes teachers will engage in special topic seminar instruction, allowing creativity in instruction and adding to the breadth of content exposure that scholars receive. Teachers will participate in continuous professional learning as well as hold stakeholdership in departmental planning, which involves steering the direction of subject curriculum management.

BENEFITS AND PERKS (Biology Teacher)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 50K Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability (Employer paid)
  • Long-Term Disability (Employer paid)
  • Accident Insurance (Employer paid)
  • Voluntary LifeLock Identity Theft Protection
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits (Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness)
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time-off
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Biology Teacher)Core Curriculum Instruction (70%)
  • Lead the implementation of core curriculum instruction in relevant subject area
  • Provide opportunities for learning differentiation including but not limited to experiential learning, project learning, and group learning
  • Collect and reflect on classroom and school level data to improve outcomes
Seminar Instruction (15%)
  • Create and execute special topic seminar learning focused on teacher area of interest with the aim of expanding curricular content and offerings
Departmental Leadership (15%)
  • Contribute to departmental structure and curriculum development
  • Contribute to grade level team meetings, including data reflection and action planning
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in education, youth development, or relevant field required, masters preferred
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator's License (or out-of-state equivalent preferred)
Experience Requirement
  • Passion to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subject
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Maintains a strengths-based approach, practicing boundless compassion for scholars and staff
  • Relentless in pursuit of student growth
  • Dedication to betterment of one's own skill and craft
  • Grounded in community and the importance of healthy, safe, and transformative relationships
  • Passion about Urban Education and equitable educational outcomes
  • Knowledge of Chicago Public Schools enrollment and transfer policies
  • Demonstrated involvement with restorative practices including experience facilitating talking and peace circles
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and problem solve
  • Ability to maintain a warm customer focused demeanor
  • Experience working with youth and/or in a school setting
  • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of restorative justice principles and practices
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Conditions of EmploymentAs a condition of employment with North Lawndale College Prep candidates must be authorized to work in the US

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