Middle School ELA Teacher – Charter School

Position: Full time
Deadline: August 23, 2022

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2022-556/ 1 Position (On-Site)

MISSION:

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, a “B” rated Title I Charter School in Collier County, is seeking an energetic, passionate Middle School ELA Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, serving the area for more than twenty-one years, is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for the children of Florida’s farmworkers and agricultural migrants. Most students in our small, community-oriented classes are English Language Learners of Central American heritage with big dreams of making their mark. Our teachers often comment on how privileged they feel to work with young people who so greatly appreciate learning! In order to best serve our student population, the school is a dual language program school (50:50, English/Spanish), with a one-way immersion model.

Our successful K-8 Charter School is located in Immokalee, Florida, in Collier County. Our school serves approximately 340 children, with two homerooms per grade level from K-8; our small size allows us to serve our students and their families on a personal level.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, is a non-profit corporation serving Florida agriculture workers and their children for more than fifty years. RCMA was recently named as a “Schools of Hope operator” by the State Board of Education, a prestigious designation for non-profit, charter school operators.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Commitment to Equity Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Focus on Data-Driven Results Relentlessly pursues the improvement of school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
Innovative Problem-Solving Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others, and is flexible and open to change.
Dependability Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Personal Growth Commitment to professional growth

BENEFITS:

RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Employees are eligible to receive 6% Employer Contribution and eligible to participate in a 403B retirement plan. In addition, eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: RCMA Immokalee Community Academy teachers are more than instructional staff members and classroom managers. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future! We are seeking teachers who will make the commitment to teach with determination, integrity and purpose.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Past experiences and actions reflecting experiences and/or a commitment to the following are sought in teaching candidates:

  1. Engaging, interactive teaching style that boosts our students’ participation in and enjoyment of ELA lessons.
  2. A passion and ability to build and sustain our K-8, community school model in a rural environment.
  3. Previous work in an educational setting that demonstrates a relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement.
  4. Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to the communication styles and work styles of others.
  5. Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative.
  6. Belief in the power of collaboration within our campus community (i.e. colleagues, students and their families), as well as with community partners.
  7. Collaboration with other teachers
  8. Excellent computer skills. (We are proud to be a 1:1 device school.)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years of previous teaching experience is preferred
  • Applicants must hold a valid FL Teaching Certificate, or be eligible for a FL Teaching Certificate.
  • A Teaching Certificate with the ESOL Endorsement and/or a Reading Endorsement is preferred, but not required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Applicants who are bilingual (English/Spanish) are highly encouraged to apply for openings that are to teach in English. For positions that are to teach in Spanish, the candidate must be fluent in Spanish as well as be proficient in English, in both oral and written communication.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:

  • RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, applicant(s) should be fully vaccinated against or willing to undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.

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