Position: Classroom Teachers, PreK-12th Grade, 2021-2022
Location: Boston, MA
Start date: August, 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are now accepting applications for experienced classroom teachers in all grades and subjects for the 2021-2022 school year. It's too early to know what our openings will be, but we're eager to be in touch with you if you're interested in a position at Match for next year.
We know that the largest driver of our success is the people who work in our schools every day. Teachers have an immediate impact on our ability of reaching our mission and changing the lives of our students.
We strive to attract, develop, and retain a team that is diverse by race, ethnicity, culture, income background, gender, sexual identity, and a variety of other factors. See our statement on diversity here.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching positions are based at our PreK-5 elementary school (100 Poydras St. in Hyde Park), our 6-8 middle school (215 Forest Hills St. in Jamaica Plain), or our high school (1001 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton)
Teachers are responsible for:
? Preparing and delivering classroom instruction and support in Match classrooms
? Upholding high academic and behavioral expectations for students, and provide lots of support for getting students there;
? Communicating regularly and proactively with families;
? Participating actively in Match's coaching and professional development programming;
? Assisting with school programming as needed during non-instructional time; and
? Serving as a positive and collaborative member of the Match Charter Public School community
Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background.
We are looking for applicants who:
? have at least two years of full-time experience as classroom or special education teacher, preferably in an urban education setting;
? hold a valid and appropriate educator license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or obtain the licensure within a year of date of hire;
? believe that all students can and will succeed;
? Have a desire to continually improve their practice as a teacher by taking and implementing feedback; have a proven record of student success and achievement;
? demonstrate an ability to work well on a team, and a willingness to support others in doing their best work; and
? appreciate a good sense of humor!
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.