The Superintendent invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the position of Teacher
Camden City School District is in a historic period of change. With the recent state intervention, Camden is uniquely poised to transform and re-focus its efforts to ensure all students have the academic and personal skills required to succeed in life. Currently, Camden City has 22 district, 11 charter, and 7 Renaissance schools serving more than 15,000 students in total, of whom nearly 95% qualify for free or reduced price lunch. The district is committed to building talented and committed cadres of educators and providing the appropriate supports to schools to ensure all students can be successful.
The Camden Commitment outlines the district's plan to ensure that every student in the city is enrolled in an excellent school that meets his or her unique needs. The Camden Commitment represents the district's promise to honor the faith of educators, community members, and families in the limitless potential of our children by implementing the considerable changes necessary to ensure that they are able to learn in an excellent school. As a part of this plan, the district is in the process of streamlining and transforming the Central Office into a customer service and school support organization focused on ensuring that all schools are well-equipped to provide all of their students with an excellent education.
A teacher in the Camden City School District will serve as a classroom leader who works to provide exceptional instruction that affords all students the opportunity to excel academically and meet grade level standards. The teacher will bring content-specific expertise to their instructional planning and delivery that equips students with the skills necessary to become informed, successful citizens in a global economy. The teacher will collaborate closely with other staff members to ensure that all students receive outstanding support and services. Through this role, the teacher will work relentlessly to increase student achievement levels by consistently setting rigorous academic and behavioral goals for students, monitoring progress towards these goals through data analysis, and adjusting course when necessary. The teacher will work to actively build positive and beneficial relationships with parents, guardians and community members in order to positively impact their students' academic performance.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university strongly preferred
Valid New Jersey Instructional (Teacher's) Certificate in Bilingual / Bicultural Instruction
Prior experience teaching low-income students in an urban setting (strongly preferred)
A valid driver's license with current insurance and valid vehicle registration
Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Major roles and responsibilities include:
Serving as a classroom leader by providing high quality, differentiated instruction to students
Setting rigorous academic and behavioral goals for students and investing students in these goals
Implementing and effectively modifying instruction aligned to the district's educational goals by focusing on high standards and achievement for all students
Designing and implementing high-quality, thorough lesson, unit and long-term plans that equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to master daily objectives and grade level standards
Co-planning with Special Education Teachers when necessary to ensure that the academic and behavioral needs of each student are met
Continuously tracking student achievement data and using the data to inform instructional planning and delivery
Preparing, leveraging and delivering constructive feedback to students aimed at improving their academic performance
Consistently implementing and enforcing rules and consequences in the classroom setting and school-wide
Providing continuous evaluation of student progress that is consistent with district established goals and policies, and clearly communicating this progress to all necessary stakeholders
Maintaining, monitoring, and reporting students' grade and attendance records
Taking personal responsibility for students' mastery of academic standards
Effectively and innovatively incorporating technological resources into classroom lessons
Committing to continual professional growth that leads students to achieve the greatest learning gains
Communicating effectively with students, families and colleagues in order to invest all stakeholders in the learning process
Attending and actively participating in all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings
Will be required to support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis
The Teacher may also take on other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal and/or their designee.
An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:
A commitment to the success of all Camden students, specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high-poverty communities
An unwavering commitment to ensuring all students leave school with the skills necessary to succeed in life and further education and/or training
A genuine belief that all students can achieve at high levels when they have access to high quality instruction and resources
A drive to improve the minds and characters of students inside and outside of school
A desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn
A demonstrated ability to use data to inform instruction
Exemplary oral and written communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
Preferred experience implementing co-teaching models
Exceptional classroom management skills
An ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective instructional or behavioral solutions that support the success of each individual student
An ability to successfully differentiate instruction in order to meet the needs of all students, including those who are classified as Special Education or English Language Learners
Evidence of self-motivation
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
An ability to demonstrate the qualities of flexibility and grit through past experiences
We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the district's core values:
Equity for All Students
We make decisions and implement policies that honor all students' needs and empower our students and their families. We believe in equality of opportunityall students deserve a fair shot.
Respect and Humility
We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.
We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.
Communication & Collaboration
We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.
With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.
REPORTS TO & EVALUATED BY
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, AND UNION AFFILIATION
HOW TO APPLY
Camden City School District is only accepting electronic applications. Please visit our online application system to submit your resume, cover letter, and references today. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
THE CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent's approval)
Camden City School District