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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Freire Charter School.  Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth.  We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated and who will demand excellence from both the students as well as themselves.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

If you are interested in bidding opportunities to provide services at Freire, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Faculty/Staff Openings – HIGH SCHOOL:

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs

The Administrative Assistant for the Academic Affairs Department of Freire holds a key front-desk position and will often represent a visitor’s first impression of Freire. The ideal candidate supports the mission of the school, is outgoing and friendly, and enjoys daily interactions with students and their families.

The Administrative Assistant will support a variety of essential Academic Affairs school functions, including but not limited to admissions, college counseling, school records, and after school programming. This 12-month position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred candidate qualifications:

• BA/BS and experience working with youth preferred.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to complete projects on time.
• Demonstrates flexibility and maintains confidentiality.
• Sets priorities, and works in a highly organized and efficient manner.
• Excellent accuracy with data entry
• Comfortable speaking in public to groups
• Professional, personable and welcoming to all constituencies.
• Willingness to perform various tasks as needed in support of the extended Freire community, including the direct supervision of children, running errands, and assisting at school events.
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including excellent Word and Excel capabilities.
• Familiarity with databases.

The Administrative Assistant position comes with a salary of $40,000 and a superb benefits package.  It is a 12-month position.

To apply, email the following to employment@freirecharterschool.org with “Academic Affairs Assistant” in the subject line:  your cover letter, your resume, and a sample of a flier that you would make for our Admissions Dept for a hypothetical Freire Open House that would then be sent to middle schools across the city. 

Paper applications will not be accepted.  No phone calls, please.

 

Faculty/Staff Openings – MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to support our middle school campus.  Responsibilities are varied and include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing data in spreadsheet format
  • Data Entry
  • Coordinating school wide mailings
  • Coordinating standardized testing materials
  • Occasionally serving as MS receptionist
  • Fielding phone calls and ensuring messages get to the correct places/people
  • Effective communicator with pleasant demeanor
  • Handling scheduling of conference room events, parent meetings, etc.

This 12-month position requires excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills as well as superior attention to details and accuracy.  Being highly organized is a must as there are large volumes of paper to deal with daily.  The ideal candidate supports the mission of the school, is a self-starter, and is effective when working independently.

Preferred candidate qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong computer skills – must be comfortable working with Excel
  • Flexibility in performing a variety of tasks as needed in support of the extended Freire community

A transitional training period will be offered.  This position comes with a superb benefits package.

To apply, email the following documents to employment@freirecharterschool.org with “MS Administrative Support” in the subject line: Cover letter, resume, and a narrative (1-2 paragraphs) describing a situation where you dealt with a difficult student or parent and how you handled it.

Paper applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

 

Math Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time Math teacher for 2013-2014. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

Successful candidates have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in Mathematics 7-12 (or in process)
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Evidence of creativity in lesson planning
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three professional references, and a sample lesson plan aligned to the Common Core to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Middle School Math Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time English Language Arts teacher for 2013-2014. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

Successful candidates have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in English 7-12 (or in process)
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Evidence of creativity in lesson planning
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three professional references, and a sample lesson plan aligned to the Common Core to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Middle School English Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

Spanish Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time Spanish Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in Spanish K-12 (or in process)
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Evidence of creativity in lesson planning
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three professional references, and a sample lesson plan aligned to the Common Core to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Middle School Spanish Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

Reading Specialist/Special Education Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time Reading Specialist/Special Education Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in Special Education N-12 and Reading Specialist K-12
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Evidence of creativity in lesson planning
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three professional references, and a sample lesson plan aligned to the Common Core to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Middle School Reading Specialist & Special Education Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

Special Education Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time Special Education teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Freire staff members are forward-thinking team players passionate about working with and unleashing the potential of urban youth. We seek candidates who value diversity, are highly motivated, and who will demand excellence from themselves and their students.

Freire offers an excellent salary and benefits package, a strong commitment to all staff as professionals invested in life-long learning, and the opportunity to work with the best students in Philadelphia.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in Special Education N-12 (or in process)
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Evidence of creativity in lesson planning
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three professional references, and a sample lesson plan aligned to the Common Core to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Middle School Special Education Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

We do not accept phone inquiries. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

Central Office/Administrative Openings:

There are no openings at this time.

 

Public Bidding Opportunities:

Freire Charter School is soliciting bids for a cleaning contractor to provide janitorial and maintenance services for our two facilities.

Our school is housed in two separate facilities, a high school at 2027 Chestnut Street and a middle school at 1026 Market Street. Both facilities are approximately 40,000 square feet. Each facility serves roughly 500 students and 50 staff members on a daily basis and operates essentially year-round with a very limited amount of downtime during the summer.

In addition to the daily cleaning of the school facilities, we require a contractor capable of performing maintenance and other facilities work such as snow removal, painting, moving furniture within and between school buildings, patching drywall, replacing light bulbs, hanging whiteboards, replacing ceiling tiles, and all other light maintenance tasks.  We also require a day porter at each site who will work 8-9 business hours daily.

Our school demands an extremely high standard when it comes to cleanliness and maintenance work, over and beyond what is typically considered acceptable for schools. Additionally, we require a contractor who is proactive and able to resolve issues independently without requiring school administration to take their focus off of educating children.

The chosen contractor must be able to provide, at the contractor’s own expense, three types of clearances for each worker they assign to our buildings.  We will explain to the contractor how to obtain those clearances.

Interested parties should email Melanie Reiser (melanie.reiser@freirecharterschool.org) with their intent to submit a proposal and your contact information by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014.  You will then be contacted to schedule a tour of both school facilities between April 2 and April 25.  Proposals will be due via email to Melanie Reiser by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29th.  Proposals from contractors who have not toured both facilities will not be considered.

Updated 4/10/2014.

SPECIAL EDUCATION/ESL TEACHER

We are currently seeking a full-time, certified Special Education/ESL Teacher for the 2011-2012 school year.  Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

- Previous experience working with urban students and a “no excuses” approach to serving them.
- Existing PA certification in Special Education AND English as a Second Language (or in process).
- Commitment to collaboration and collegiality and enthusiasm for working with a team.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to employment@freirecharterschool.org with Special Education/ESL Teacher in the subject line of your email. Paper applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.