Classroom Teacher - Foundation Academy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: General Teacher (Grades K-6th) 2022-2023
Job Location: Trenton, NJ
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Foundation Academy Charter School
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: 609-920-9200
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Job Description:
Actualizing education reform in the revitalizing city of Trenton, NJ is hard, hard work, and we know that this work in an urban school setting isn’t for everyone. But if you are someone who is truly called to serve children and youth, someone who sees this work not only as your job, but as a fundamental piece of who you ARE, we encourage you to read on. 
We’re looking for YOU if:
  • You believe that EVERY child deserves access to a high-quality education and that children can and will learn if properly taught. 
  • You believe that alongside academics, a complete education includes nurturing students as individuals so that they can become well-rounded, civic-minded, and lifelong learners: the changemakers and leaders of the future. 
  • You embrace a growth-mindset and consistently reflect on ways to improve, year after year. 
  • You are unabashedly and authentically YOU and proud of it. You are genuinely committed to building meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff. 
Were you nodding “YES” as you read the list above? We invite you to apply! 
We’re looking for a dedicated and talented Teacher to become part of our team. 

Your schedule will be Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:15pm.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Performing your daily teaching tasks, along with extra duties (including but not limited to): grade-level, department, and parent meetings, planning educational trips, advisory, and homeroom, lunch, recess, classroom coverage, and detention duties.
  • Participating in and supporting school events, activities, and programs, inside and outside of school hours.
  • Working closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success. 
  • Preparing lesson plans for your academic curriculum according to Common Core State Standards alongside your supervisor and department to continue to drive excellence in instruction.
  • Regularly analyzing data, monitoring progress and updating student performance trackers, and using that data to help guide your lesson plans.
  • Regularly and proactively updating families about student progress.
In exchange for your dedication, here are just some of the compensation and benefits we offer:
The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your fit for the role, will likely be between $52,709 - $72,334.
  • Merit-based pay increases annually 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
  • Tax-deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount 
  • Independent, conflict-free, financial wellness advising through Spring Financial
  • Optional short or long-term disability benefits through Aflac
  • Regular professional development and coaching
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
  • Windows-based work laptop computer
  • Regular team-building activities and outings
  • 10 sick days and 3 personal days that roll over annually
  • Generous vacation time: 20 vacation days per year with 5 rolling over annually
  • A rewarding career that positively impacts the lives of our amazing students
Foundation Academies believes in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and takes internal equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity and the inequities that can emerge from salary negotiations, at this time, Foundation Academies does not negotiate salary offers, as we are in the process of a compensation audit.
Qualifications
  • You preferably have 2+ years working in an urban or low-income setting and you understand how to get your students excited about learning. 
  • You are committed to living out our mission.
  • You possess or are eligible for NJ certification in Elementary K-3 OR Elementary K-6
  • You have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015) for certification requirements
Supporting/Additional Documents Requested
  • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references. 
  • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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