Aug 26, 2022

Specials Teachers (Art, Music, P.E., Technology, Library) - Various Schools 2022-2023

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Full-time Education

Job Description

About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 14 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of all students.

Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school.

Perks of IMS: Teachers at IMS enjoy ongoing development through coaching, mentorship, and professional development and a benefits package that matches 403b contributions, provides low-cost healthcare, and guarantees paid sick time and personal time. Learn more here.

We are seeking specials teachers (grades PreK-8) for the 2022-2023 school year for upcoming vacancies across our network.

Specials include: Physical Education/Health, Art, Music, Library and Technology.

Shift Types - we anticipate BOTH Full Time and Part Time vacancies throughout the network. Salary starts at $34,000 per year for full time only. Part Time salary is adjusted based on number of days.

Successful candidates:
  • Believe in the mission and vision of IMS and are excited about working in diverse communities
  • Model outstanding character traits according to the ethics, values, and philosophy of the Catholic teachings, and exhibit these traits through a positive classroom atmosphere
  • Model a growth mindset for themselves and others and demonstrate this growth mindset through enthusiastic application of new learning and feedback
  • Hold themselves highly-accountable for their work and demonstrate a commitment to accomplish ambitious goals
  • Set high behavioral and academic expectations for all students
  • Are experts in their content areas and understand their content's Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Understand data-driven instruction and other best instructional practices to ensure aligned, effective learning experiences
  • Believe in the power of collaboration and work well with a team of subject and grade level colleagues to integrate cross-curricular instruction and real-world problem solving skills across all classrooms
  • Lend their skills and interests to coaching and moderating extra-curricular activities
  • Communicate effectively with families, peers, and leadership to build a strong classroom community
  • Plan meticulously and remain highly-organized to ensure every student has an excellent learning experience
  • Perform other duties as needed or as assigned

  • Experience teaching diverse learners and differentiating instruction (preferred)
  • A track record of leading students to successfully achieve those expectations (preferred)
  • Experience working with children and communities in an urban setting (preferred)

Certification, Degrees, and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate (preferred)
  • Clearance on all required background checks (required)

Note: A teaching certification is preferred but is not required. If you have content expertise we encourage you to apply!

EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!

Our Hiring Process: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) values finding a great match between teaching applicants and our 14 unique schools. While this means applicants are only hired when vacancies are identified and become active within the network, submitting an early application to teach helps us identify a match to your desired position as soon as it is available. As new vacancies arise, we will continue to share your information with school leaders so that we can find you the perfect teaching home.

Please note that this is a general pool job posting; any applications submitted here will be considered for any current and future openings within the network (based on your regional and grade preferences). If you are highly interested in a school-specific posting (i.e. "Grade 3 at IMS School"), please submit an application to the school-specific posting to let us know of your interest. There is no limit on the number of applications you can submit.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Talent Recruitment Manager, April Zhang, at [email protected]

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Career Education > Music
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Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • April Zhang
  • 640 Freedom Business Center Dr. Suite 115
  • King of Prussia,Pennsylvania 19406
  • Phone: 610-200-5100 ext. 111
  • Email: click here

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