Are you the colleague we are looking for?

Working at Harlem Link is challenging but rewarding, thanks to the support of a strong team of colleagues and the demand to give your best for our students and families, alike. With a rigorous curriculum and high standards for both students and employees, Harlem Link employs a comprehensive hiring process.

For all of our community members, relationships matter. If you are someone who leads and learns with a student-centered approach, consider applying today.

Due to the volume of applications, we require all candidates to apply online through Greenhouse below or Indeed.

Candidate Qualities

For all positions, we seek individuals who subscribe to our school wide mission and beliefs and can demonstrate our team norms through our hiring process.

  1. We work together to build a safe and respectful community.
  2. We use our relationships to build trust amongst our team.
  3. We assume best intentions, communicate directly and empathetically and use inquiry.
  4. We focus on our work, encourage everyone’s growth and respect the time and work of others.
  5. We bring our best selves to encourage the best in others.

Our Hiring Process

When faculty positions open, we follow the process below to select prospective teachers. Administrative and support interviews may vary in process, but all positions require an in-person interview and produced work sample.

  • We accept the candidate’s application, resume, and cover letter online through the link above.
  • We do not accept resumes via fax or post.
  • For candidates who meet desired qualifications at this stage, the Hiring Manager of staff point person conducts an initial interview via phone.
  • Candidates who have a successful initial interview are required to teach a demonstration lesson at the school, complete performance tasks, and then debrief with teachers and leadership team members.
  • A final interview is often granted following a successful demonstration lesson.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking the best qualified employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability.

Jobs at Harlem Link

  • After School Activity Specialist- Begins Fall 2021

    Apply

    Link children with the futures they deserve. Our intentionally small and community-focused independent PK-5 charter school is seeking Activity Specialists for our After All program. This individual would join our dedicated team of professionals who have been ‘linking’ academics, values, and community since 2005. Our community needs a team player to engage families and students, collaborate with and support staff, and support the day-to-day operations of Harlem Link.

     

    After All at Harlem Link

    Under the umbrella of our After All program, we offer a variety of afterschool options to ensure our students have a fun, safe, and enriching space in the afternoons. These activities are offered as an extension of the school day, and include options for personalized tutoring, STEAM hands-on learning, participation in recreational sports, and partnership with other off-site afterschool programs and community partners. For the 2019-20 school year, Harlem Link is excited to expand its in-house program to offer a greater number of daily academic and club activities for our Kindergarten - 5th Grade at no cost to families.

     

    Position Summary & Responsibilities

    The Activity Specialist is an integral member of the After All team, serving as instructor and curricular collaborator in our in-house afterschool program. All afterschool staff report directly to the Director of Afterschool & Special Programs and are responsible for leading the instructional process for a specific club or activity -- from lesson planning to classroom execution and reflection. This team member has a personal and effective classroom management presence, and is comfortable guiding a small group of students through daily enrichments and toward team projects and academic goals. A high level of customer service and love for learning are key, as well as a comfort in working with a team and providing / receiving regular feedback.

     

    This role is responsible for, but not limited to completing the following tasks:

     

    Afterschool Instruction

    Foster an inclusive and structured learning environment for all students:

      • Develop a classroom environment and instructional model that aligns with HLCS’ Responsive Classroom model;
      • Complete and submit daily attendance for assigned class accurately and on-time;
      • Ensure all students are regularly attending and actively engaged in activities;
      • Supervise open recreation time during afterschool program hours;
      • Supervise daily transitions to clubs and partner programs and afterschool dismissal to ensure student safety;
      • Communicate with families regularly during pick-up about student’s daily participation or achievements;
      • Communicate effectively and discretely to Director of Afterschool any attendance, support, or behavior concerns.

     

    Lead the creation, archiving, and execution of daily activities:

    • Collaborate with other instructors and supervisor to craft 45-minute activities for each assigned day and club;
    • Develop semester-long projects for enrichments / clubs and individualized goals for student participants;
    • Digitize all lesson plans for archival use, including reflection notes at end of lessons;
    • Participate in peer and supervisor classroom observations and feedback cycles;
    • Continuously seek professional development and curricular training opportunities, as supported and approved by the Director of Afterschool.

     

    Special Programs & Events

    • Support supervision and planning of student presentations for events and field trips, as necessary with due notice.
    • Supervise recreational afternoon activities during school break “Academies”, as requested and pre-approved

     

    General & Team Responsibilities

    • Ensure a safe, clean, and welcoming afterschool environment for all students and staff;
    • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of instructional and storage spaces;
    • As needed, request materials and space for activities by way of the proper procurement channels;
    • Submit weekly timesheets accurately and in a timely manner;
    • Greet and interact with visitors and school personnel in a professional and positive manner;
    • Perform other appropriate afterschool duties, as assigned;



    Qualifications

    All candidates must have:

    • At least 1-2 years instructional experience in afterschool, DOE, or charter school role;
    • 1+ years work experience on a team or in an office;
    • Bachelor’s degree or abov;
    • Specialized interest or background in one of the following (to lead in instruction):
      • Visual Arts
      • Dance & Performing Arts
      • Coding, Engineering, or Maker Culture
      • Language Learning
      • Team Sports (e.g. soccer, basketball, dance)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher, and Google Suite Programs (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.)

     

    Ideal candidates are:

    • Experienced in school-based or event operations;
    • Welcoming of collaboration across families, school staff, vendors, and community;
    • Fluent in Spanish and/or French;
    • Creative thinkers who take a solutions approach to school and family challenges;
    • Self-motivated learners who are outcomes-oriented and develop professional metrics of success.

     

    Timeframe and Compensation

    The Activity Specialist is a Part-Time school-year position, working at our campus 3-4 days a week, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Some additional or evening hours may be requested with advanced notice for events, field trips, and school breaks, and further hours for trainings may be agreed to and approved in advance by employee and supervisor.

     

    This is a part-time hourly position with competitive pay range commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.

     

    Harlem Link is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online at http://www.harlemlink.org/open-positions.html

     

  • After School Group Leader - Begins Fall 2021

    Apply

    Link children with the futures they deserve. Our intentionally small and community-focused independent PK-5 charter school is seeking Group Leaders for our After All program. This individual would join our dedicated team of professionals who have been ‘linking’ academics, values, and community since 2005. Our community needs a team player to engage families and students, collaborate with and support staff, and support the day-to-day operations of Harlem Link.

     

    After All at Harlem Link

    Under the umbrella of our After All program, we offer a variety of afterschool options to ensure our students have a fun, safe, and enriching space in the afternoons. These activities are offered as an extension of the school day, and include options for personalized tutoring, STEAM hands-on learning, participation in recreational sports, and partnership with other off-site afterschool programs and community partners. For the 2019-20 school year, Harlem Link is excited to expand its in-house program to offer a greater number of daily academic and club activities for our Kindergarten - 5th Grade at no cost to families.

     

    Position Summary & Responsibilities

    The Group Leader is an integral member of the After All team, serving as an assistant teacher and supervisor of youth in our in-house afterschool program. All afterschool staff report directly to the Director of Afterschool & Special Programs and are responsible for leading the instructional process for a specific club or activity -- from lesson planning to classroom execution and reflection. This team member has a personal and professional interest in working with youth, and in developing their instructional craft. They are comfortable guiding a small group of students through daily enrichments and toward team projects and academic goals, and in supporting the Activity Specialist lead in executing all activities. A high level of customer service and love for learning are key, as well as a comfort in working with a team and providing / receiving regular feedback.

     

    This role is responsible for, but not limited to completing the following tasks:

     

    Afterschool Instruction

    Contribute to an inclusive and structured learning environment for all students:

    • Develop a classroom environment and community model that aligns with HLCS’ Responsive Classroom structure;
    • Support behavioral management and small-group engagement of students, as needed and in support of team members;
    • Support Activity Specialist and supervisor to craft and execute 45-minute activities for each assigned day and club;
    • Ensure all assigned students are regularly attending and actively engaged in activities;
    • Supervise open recreation time during afterschool program hours;
    • Supervise daily transitions to clubs and partner programs and afterschool dismissal to ensure student safety;
    • Participate in peer and supervisor classroom observations and feedback cycles;
    • Communicate effectively and discretely to Director of Afterschool any attendance, support, or behavior concerns.

     

    Special Programs & Events

    • Support supervision of student presentations and activities for events and field trips, as necessary with due notice.
    • Supervise recreational afternoon activities during school break “Academies”, as requested and pre-approved

     

    General & Team Responsibilities

    • Ensure a safe, clean, and welcoming afterschool environment for all students and staff;
    • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of instructional and storage spaces;
    • As needed, request materials and space for activities by way of the proper procurement channels;
    • Submit weekly timesheets accurately and in a timely manner;
    • Greet and interact with visitors and school personnel in a professional and positive manner;
    • Perform other appropriate afterschool duties, as assigned;

     

    Qualifications

    All candidates must have:

    • At least 1-2 years experience with youth, working in afterschool, DOE, camp, or charter school role;
    • 1+ years work experience on a team or in an office;
    • Bachelor’s degree or above;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher, and Google Suite Programs (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.)

     

    Ideal candidates are:

    • Experienced in school-based or event operations;
    • Welcoming of collaboration across families, school staff, vendors, and community;
    • Fluent in Spanish and/or French;
    • Creative thinkers who take a solutions approach to school and family challenges;
    • Self-motivated learners who are outcomes-oriented and develop professional metrics of success.

     

    Timeframe and Compensation

    The Group Leader is a Part-Time school-year position, working at our campus 4-5 days a week, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Some additional or evening hours may be requested with advanced notice for events, field trips, and school breaks, and further hours for trainings may be agreed to and approved in advance by employee and supervisor.

     

    This is a part-time hourly position with competitive pay range commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.

     

    Harlem Link is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online at http://www.harlemlink.org/open-positions.html

     

  • Classroom Teachers (Kindergarten -Fifth Grade)

    Apply

    At Harlem Link, we align our practice and use our relationships to help students achieve world-class scholarship and build good character. Our four pillars are Engaging Academics, Effective Management, Positive Community and Developmental Awareness, and we form our classroom communities with emotionally responsive practices in place. Teachers at Harlem Link are outcome-oriented, hardworking and receptive to feedback, putting in the time necessary to ensure scholars meet the school’s high expectation for learning. To accomplish all this, it’s necessary for teachers to work in highly collaborative teams and have a great deal of professional responsibility within the school’s curriculum and lesson planning framework.

    Teacher Outcomes and Responsibilities

    Curriculum and Instruction

     

    Key Outcome: Students experience an engaging, rigorous and developmentally appropriate instructional program throughout the year, building independence and lifelong habits of learning, thinking and doing.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    • Plan units of study and lessons by following the Harlem Link curriculum framework
    • Use assessment data to write, revise and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable
    • Teach reading and writing through balanced literacy and a workshop model
    • Teach math through a TERC Investigations based workshop model, including small group instruction and stations, and Cognitively Guided Instruction to foster fluent and conceptual math thinkers
    • Teach standards-based Understanding by Design social studies units of study
    • Model and instill a love of learning

    Special Education (if applicable)

     

    Key Outcome: Students with special needs are able to access the general education curriculum and have their IEP goals met.

    • Work with grade team colleagues to implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPs
    • Monitor IEP goals for students, and prepare appropriate paper work for annual reviews
    • Possess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful, integrated education

    Assessment

     

    Key Outcome: Teachers know how students are progressing at all times, and use knowledge of student growth areas to address whole groups, small groups and individual students every day.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    • Conduct frequent checks of understanding throughout every lesson
    • Assess students at the end of every lesson with teacher made formative assessments such as exit slips, conference notes, observation notes or quizzes
    • Administer and review end of unit performance based assessments in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standards
    • Administer regular assessments to inform instruction, including Fountas & Pinnell Reading Inventory and, in the upper grades, state test Quizzes
    • Use a wide array of data points to make instructional choices and create specific data action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student group for small group instruction
    • Write detailed report cards tri-annually to communicate student progress to families

    Management

     

    Key Outcome: Classrooms are safe, positive communities where students develop the social and emotional skills to succeed in academic settings and in life.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    • Use Responsive Classroom strategies and Teacher Language to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community
    • Begin each day with a structured Morning Meeting to convey a sense of important, belonging and fun to each student
    • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through Interactive Modeling, logical consequences and consistent routines
    • Take responsibility for order and productivity by taking a positive and firm problem-solving approach

     

    Collaboration with Families

     

    Key Outcomes: Each family experiences how the school comes to know and honor them as participants and values their efforts and contributions. Parents and guardians are aware of student progress and are welcome in the community.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    • Build a rapport with families
    • Begin the year with purposeful, positive contact with each family to learn about their hopes and dreams and to establish a productive relationship
    • Communicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessary
    • Participate in parent association meetings during the year
    • With other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about students
    • Meet with families three times a year (report card conferences)
    • Involve families through classroom student work celebrations and volunteer opportunities

    Leadership and Staff Collaboration

     Key Outcome: Our entire staff participates in building norms that create a powerful and positive learning environment, and we exemplify them together.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Beginning and end of day:
      • Arrive in time to be prepared for picking up students at 8:15 am and begin the instructional day
      • Assist with dismissal on a daily basis until approximately 3:40 pm
    • Participate actively in the school’s established professional development structures, including sharing best practices with colleagues
    • Prepare for weekly grade team planning meetings and participate in shared planning
    • Use some preparation periods and other available times to meet with:
      • Principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, teaching, and professional goals
      • AIS teachers and social workers for student updates
      • Instructional consultants or coaches based on individual or classroom needs

     Benefits

     We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. Harlem Link also offers a 403b Retirement plan.

  • Kindergarten Teacher

    Apply

    At Harlem Link, we align our practice and use our relationships to help students achieve world-class scholarship and build good character. Our four pillars are Engaging Academics, Effective Management, Positive Community and Developmental Awareness, and we form our classroom communities with emotionally responsive practices in place. Teachers at Harlem Link are outcome-oriented, hardworking and receptive to feedback, putting in the time necessary to ensure scholars meet the school’s high expectation for learning. To accomplish all this, it’s necessary for teachers to work in highly collaborative teams and have a great deal of professional responsibility within the school’s curriculum and lesson planning framework.

    Teacher Outcomes and Responsibilities

    Curriculum and Instruction

    Key Outcome: Students experience an engaging, rigorous and developmentally appropriate instructional program throughout the year, building independence and lifelong habits of learning, thinking and doing.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Plan units of study and lessons by following the Harlem Link curriculum framework
    • Use assessment data to write, revise and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable
    • Teach reading and writing through balanced literacy and a workshop model
    • Teach math through a TERC Investigations based workshop model, including small group instruction and stations, and Cognitively Guided Instruction to foster fluent and conceptual math thinkers
    • Teach standards-based Understanding by Design social studies units of study
    • Model and instill a love of learning

    Special Education (if applicable) 

    Key Outcome: Students with special needs are able to access the general education curriculum and have their IEP goals met.

    • Work with grade team colleagues to implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPs
    • Monitor IEP goals for students, and prepare appropriate paper work for annual reviews
    • Possess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful, integrated education

    Assessment

    Key Outcome: Teachers know how students are progressing at all times, and use knowledge of student growth areas to address whole groups, small groups and individual students every day.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Conduct frequent checks of understanding throughout every lesson
    • Assess students at the end of every lesson with teacher made formative assessments such as exit slips, conference notes, observation notes or quizzes
    • Administer and review end of unit performance based assessments in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standards
    • Administer regular assessments to inform instruction, including Fountas & Pinnell Reading Inventory and, in the upper grades, state test Quizzes
    • Use a wide array of data points to make instructional choices and create specific data action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student group for small group instruction
    • Write detailed report cards tri-annually to communicate student progress to families

    Management

     Key Outcome: Classrooms are safe, positive communities where students develop the social and emotional skills to succeed in academic settings and in life.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Use Responsive Classroom strategies and Teacher Language to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community
    • Begin each day with a structured Morning Meeting to convey a sense of important, belonging and fun to each student
    • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through Interactive Modeling, logical consequences and consistent routines
    • Take responsibility for order and productivity by taking a positive and firm problem-solving approach

     Collaboration with Families

     Key Outcomes: Each family experiences how the school comes to know and honor them as participants and values their efforts and contributions. Parents and guardians are aware of student progress and are welcome in the community.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    • Build a rapport with families
    • Begin the year with purposeful, positive contact with each family to learn about their hopes and dreams and to establish a productive relationship
    • Communicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessary
    • Participate in parent association meetings during the year
    • With other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about students
    • Meet with families three times a year (report card conferences)
    • Involve families through classroom student work celebrations and volunteer opportunities

    Leadership and Staff Collaboration

     Key Outcome: Our entire staff participates in building norms that create a powerful and positive learning environment, and we exemplify them together.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Beginning and end of day:
      • Arrive in time to be prepared for picking up students at 8:15 am and begin the instructional day
      • Assist with dismissal on a daily basis until approximately 3:40 pm
    • Participate actively in the school’s established professional development structures, including sharing best practices with colleagues
    • Prepare for weekly grade team planning meetings and participate in shared planning
    • Use some preparation periods and other available times to meet with:
      • Principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, teaching, and professional goals
      • AIS teachers and social workers for student updates
      • Instructional consultants or coaches based on individual or classroom needs

    Benefits

     We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. Harlem Link also offers a 403b Retirement plan.

     

  • Operations Assistant

    Non-Instructional Positions
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    Link children with the futures they deserve. Our intentionally small and community-focused independent charter school is seeking an administrative assistant. This individual would join our dedicated team of professionals who have been ‘linking’ academics, values, and community since 2005. Our community needs a team player to engage families and students, collaborate with and support staff, and support the day-to-day operations of Harlem Link.

     

    Operations at Harlem Link

    The Operations Assistant is a year-round, full-time member of the Operations Team who reports directly to the Director of Operations and Human Resources. The goal of the Operations Team is to ensure that teachers and students have the environment, materials, and processes they need to be safe and successful, and ensure the physical space meets Link’s school culture, safety, and organizational goals. Operations should run smoothly and collaboratively across the Link campus.

     

    Position Summary & Responsibilities

    The Operations Assistant serves as the front line of school operations at Link, managing the Main Office and family-facing projects. This team member has a high level of customer service, and responds efficiently and diligently in fulfilling or delegating requests received for procurement, communication, and building support. This role is responsible, but not limited to completing the following tasks:

     

    Facilities

    • Review the space on a regular basis with checklists during walkthroughs; 
    • Provide staff members with a rapid and appropriate response when building- and custodial-related needs arise;  
    • Managing escalation protocol and Ops communication for any facilities issues driven by staff and faculty;
    • Maintain signage throughout the school in good aesthetics;
    • Develop tracking and escalation system for punch-list items, and preventive maintenance cycles.

     

    Procurement

    Support the development, management, and maintenance of the procurement lifecycle, including but not limited to:

    • Negotiating and vetting vendor selections for ongoing supply and operational needs; 
    • Support account creation for ongoing vendors and sources;
    • Managing inventory of common supplies, including scheduling orders, organizing stock, and maintaining cleanliness;
    • Creating and developing inventory systems rolled out to all staff for both classroom ordering and communal supply;
    • Fulfill purchase orders and follow requests through entire requisition, receiving, and reconciliation cycle;
    • Managing school-wide receiving and distribution system;
    • Support archival of digital receipts and purchase orders in compliance with NYS and internal audits.

     

    General Tasks

    • Answer phone calls from staff and outside vendors;
    • Provide coverage for other Operations team members; 
    • Provide coverage for School Safety when agents are absent and for intermittent breaks and meetings;
    • Greet and interact with visitors and school personnel in a professional and positive manner;
    • Support the Office Manager in picking up and sort mail/packages daily;
    • Maintain the cleanliness and professionalism of the school environment, running miscellaneous related errands as needed;
    • Assist with the distribution/execution of lunch and other meal-based issues;
    • Perform other appropriate duties, as assigned;
    • Create and collaborate on all digital tracking and archiving projects.

     

    Qualifications

    All candidates must have:

    • At least 1-2 years work experience in DOE or charter school operations role
    • Picking-up boxes/materials up to 25 lbs with limited assistance
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher, and Google Suite Programs (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-tasks and solve problems.

     

    Ideal candidates have:

    • Experience with database and digital project management systems
    • Bachelor’s degree or above not required, but strongly encouraged
    • Fluency in Spanish and/or French
    • Entrepreneurial leadership qualities
    • Aptitude in design/publication software (i.e InDesign, Salesforce, EMMA, Adobe, etc.)

     

    Effective candidates are:

    • Highly-skilled collaborators with families, school staff, vendors, and community
    • Self-motivated learners who are outcomes-oriented and develop professional metrics of success
    • Creative thinkers who take a solutions approach to school and family challenges
    • Entrepreneurial learners in seeking feedback and professional growth
    • Hard-working professionals dedicated to doing whatever it takes so that the staff can do their best and support the success of our children, and to help build strong relationships with families.

     

    Timeframe and Compensation

    The Operations Assistant is required to be on-site, Monday thru Friday, reporting daily at 7:00 am, and reports to the Director of Operations & Human Resources. Some evening hours may be required with advanced notice.

     

    This is a salaried position with a competitive pay range commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.

     

    Harlem Link is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Join Team Link! To apply, submit a resume today.

     

  • Pre-K Lead Teacher

    Instructional Positions
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    Classroom Teacher JD

     

    Position Summary

    At Harlem Link, we align our practice and use our relationships to help students achieve world-class scholarship and build good character. Our four pillars are Engaging Academics, Effective Management, Positive Community and Developmental Awareness, and we form our classroom communities with emotionally responsive practices in place. Teachers at Harlem Link are outcome-oriented, hardworking and receptive to feedback, putting in the time necessary to ensure scholars meet the school’s high expectation for learning. To accomplish all this, it’s necessary for teachers to work in highly collaborative teams and have a great deal of professional responsibility within the school’s curriculum and lesson planning framework.

     

    Teacher Outcomes and Responsibilities

    Curriculum and Instruction

     

    Key Outcome: Students experience an engaging, rigorous and developmentally appropriate instructional program throughout the year, building independence and lifelong habits of learning, thinking and doing.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    •       Plan units of study and lessons by following the Harlem Link curriculum framework
    •       Use assessment data to write, revise and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable
    •       Teach reading and writing through balanced literacy and a workshop model
    •       Teach math through a TERC Investigations based workshop model, including small group instruction and stations, and Cognitively Guided Instruction to foster fluent and conceptual math thinkers
    •       Teach standards-based Understanding by Design social studies units of study
    •       Model and instill a love of learning

     

    Special Education (if applicable)

     

    Key Outcome: Students with special needs are able to access the general education curriculum and have their IEP goals met.

    •       Work with grade team colleagues to implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPs
    •       Monitor IEP goals for students, and prepare appropriate paper work for annual reviews
    •       Possess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful, integrated education

    Assessment

     

    Key Outcome: Teachers know how students are progressing at all times, and use knowledge of student growth areas to address whole groups, small groups and individual students every day.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    •       Conduct frequent checks of understanding throughout every lesson
    •       Assess students at the end of every lesson with teacher made formative assessments such as exit slips, conference notes, observation notes or quizzes
    •       Administer and review end of unit performance based assessments in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standards
    •       Administer regular assessments to inform instruction, including Fountas & Pinnell Reading Inventory and, in the upper grades, state test Quizzes
    •       Use a wide array of data points to make instructional choices and create specific data action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student group for small group instruction
    •       Write detailed report cards tri-annually to communicate student progress to families

    Management

     

    Key Outcome: Classrooms are safe, positive communities where students develop the social and emotional skills to succeed in academic settings and in life.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    •       Use Responsive Classroom strategies and Teacher Language to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community
    •       Begin each day with a structured Morning Meeting to convey a sense of important, belonging and fun to each student
    •       Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through Interactive Modeling, logical consequences and consistent routines
    •       Take responsibility for order and productivity by taking a positive and firm problem-solving approach

     

    Collaboration with Families

     

    Key Outcomes: Each family experiences how the school comes to know and honor them as participants and values their efforts and contributions. Parents and guardians are aware of student progress and are welcome in the community.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    •       Build a rapport with families
    •       Begin the year with purposeful, positive contact with each family to learn about their hopes and dreams and to establish a productive relationship
    •       Communicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessary
    •       Participate in parent association meetings during the year
    •       With other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about students
    •       Meet with families three times a year (report card conferences)
    •       Involve families through classroom student work celebrations  and volunteer opportunities

    Leadership and Staff Collaboration

     

    Key Outcome: Our entire staff participates in building norms that create a powerful and positive learning environment, and we exemplify them together.

     

    Key responsibilities:

    •       Beginning and end of day:

    o   Arrive in time to be prepared for picking up students at 8:15 am and begin the instructional day

    o   Assist with dismissal on a daily basis until approximately 3:40 pm

    •       Participate actively in the school’s established professional development structures, including sharing best practices with colleagues
    •       Prepare for weekly grade team planning meetings and participate in shared planning
    •       Use some preparation periods and other available times to meet with:

    o   Principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, teaching, and professional goals

    o   AIS teachers and social workers for student updates

    o   Instructional consultants or coaches based on individual or classroom needs

     

     

  • Staff Support Teacher (1 position)

    Apply

    At Harlem Link, we align our practice and use our relationships to help students achieve world-class scholarship and build good character. Our four pillars are Engaging Academics, Effective Management, Positive Community and Developmental Awareness, and we form our classroom communities with emotionally responsive practices in place. Teachers at Harlem Link are outcome-oriented, hardworking and receptive to feedback, putting in the time necessary to ensure scholars meet the school’s high expectation for learning. To accomplish all this, it’s necessary for teachers to work in highly collaborative teams and have a great deal of professional responsibility within the school’s curriculum and lesson planning framework.

    The Staff Support Teacher reports to the Assistant Principal and is assigned classroom substitute, individual or small group student tutoring, or other curriculum and academic related tasks duties as needed. The role is expected lead to a full time classroom teaching appointment at the school. Below is a general description of the duties in each of the three categories.  All elements of the classroom teacher job description also apply; should a classroom vacancy arise the staff Support will be considered as a strong candidate to fill it.

    Classroom Support Information and Responsibilities

    • As Harlem Link is a co-teaching school, classroom substitute duties will frequently involve working with a colleague in his or her regularly assigned classroom.  In these cases the Staff Support Teacher will serve as a full co-teacher in the classroom, taking the lead from the classroom co-teacher, providing small group and whole group instruction and administering and scoring assessments according to the grade team's lesson plans for the week.
    • Staff Support Teachers are assigned to provide full day instruction when a teacher who leads a solo taught classroom is absent.
    • Staff Support Teachers attend rotating grade team meetings as an observer and supporter, either in anticipation of a planned professional or personal day in the upcoming week or to come to know a curriculum and grade team the Staff Support Teacher does not know well.
    • The Staff Support Teacher will be assigned coverage in grades pre-kindergarten through five, as well as, when necessary, specials classes.

    Tutoring Responsibilities

    • When students are tutored outside of the classroom, their teachers are required to provide work for them to complete.
    • Students are tutored in order to make up essential material they have missed, because they are held out of their classroom due to uniform infractions, or while serving an in-school suspension.

    Curriculum and Academic Related Responsibilities

    • When no tutoring or substitute teaching is needed, the Staff Support Teacher will be assigned tasks to support classroom instruction throughout the school.
    • The Staff Support Teacher will, for example, score classroom assessments, gather materials for upcoming units of study, or revise or refine future curriculum units.
    • On these days, the Staff Support Teacher may be assigned lunch and recess coverage with a specific grade, class or area responsibility.
    • If appropriate, the Staff Support Teacher may be assigned work to organize and support the routine of the school's Guided Reading texts resources.

    CLASSROOM TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION

    Teacher Outcomes and Responsibilities

    Curriculum and Instruction

    Key Outcome: Students experience an engaging, rigorous and developmentally appropriate instructional program throughout the year, building independence and lifelong habits of learning, thinking and doing.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Plan units of study and lessons by following the Harlem Link curriculum framework
    • Use assessment data to write, revise and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable
    • Teach reading and writing through balanced literacy and a workshop model
    • Teach math through a TERC Investigations based workshop model, including small group instruction and stations, and Cognitively Guided Instruction to foster fluent and conceptual math thinkers
    • Teach standards-based Understanding by Design social studies units of study
    • Model and instill a love of learning

    Special Education (if applicable)

    Key Outcome: Students with special needs are able to access the general education curriculum and have their IEP goals met.

    • Work with grade team colleagues to implement modifications and accommodations for students with IEPs
    • Monitor IEP goals for students, and prepare appropriate paper work for annual reviews
    • Possess a strong philosophical belief that all children belong and stop at nothing to ensure a successful, integrated education

    Assessment

    Key Outcome: Teachers know how students are progressing at all times, and use knowledge of student growth areas to address whole groups, small groups and individual students every day.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Conduct frequent checks of understanding throughout every lesson
    • Assess students at the end of every lesson with teacher made formative assessments such as exit slips, conference notes, observation notes or quizzes
    • Administer and review end of unit performance based assessments in reading, writing and math to track student achievement of standards
    • Administer regular assessments to inform instruction, including Fountas & Pinnell Reading Inventory and, in the upper grades, state test Quizzes
    • Use a wide array of data points to make instructional choices and create specific data action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student group for small group instruction
    • Write detailed report cards tri-annually to communicate student progress to families

    Management

    Key Outcome: Classrooms are safe, positive communities where students develop the social and emotional skills to succeed in academic settings and in life.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Use Responsive Classroom strategies and Teacher Language to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community
    • Begin each day with a structured Morning Meeting to convey a sense of important, belonging and fun to each student
    • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through Interactive Modeling, logical consequences and consistent routines
    • Take responsibility for order and productivity by taking a positive and firm problem-solving approach

    Collaboration with Families

    Key Outcomes: Each family experiences how the school comes to know and honor them as participants and values their efforts and contributions. Parents and guardians are aware of student progress and are welcome in the community.

     Key responsibilities:

    • Build a rapport with families
    • Begin the year with purposeful, positive contact with each family to learn about their hopes and dreams and to establish a productive relationship
    • Communicate with families through a daily double-entry log/progress report, phone calls and meetings as necessary
    • Participate in parent association meetings during the year
    • With other staff, coordinate at least one special event to encourage family involvement and dialogue about students
    • Meet with families three times a year (report card conferences)
    • Involve families through classroom student work celebrations and volunteer opportunities

    Leadership and Staff Collaboration

    Key Outcome: Our entire staff participates in building norms that create a powerful and positive learning environment, and we exemplify them together.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Beginning and end of day:
      • Arrive in time to be prepared for picking up students at 8:15 am and begin the instructional day
      • Assist with dismissal on a daily basis until approximately 3:40 pm
    • Participate actively in the school’s established professional development structures, including sharing best practices with colleagues
    • Prepare for weekly grade team planning meetings and participate in shared planning
    • Use some preparation periods and other available times to meet with:
      • Principal and assistant principal to monitor student progress, teaching, and professional goals
      • AIS teachers and social workers for student updates
      • Instructional consultants or coaches based on individual or classroom needs

     

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