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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:

Academic Advisor/College Counselor

The Academic Advisor/College Counselor is an integral position in the Office of Academic Affairs.  The person filling this position will be responsible for the academic monitoring and mentoring of all students at a particular grade level as well as navigating a full caseload of seniors through the college counseling process.

This 11-month position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  The ideal candidate supports the mission of the school, is outgoing and friendly, and enjoys daily interactions with students and their families.

Preferred candidate qualifications:

• BA/BS required
• Experience working with youth in an academic setting
• College admissions/college counseling experience
• 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
• Professional, personable, and welcoming to all constituencies
• Willingness to perform various tasks as needed in support of the extended Freire   community
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel
• Familiarity with databases (e.g. PowerSchool)

The Academic Advisor/College Counselor position comes with a salary of $40,000 and a superb benefits package.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and a sample college letter of recommendation for a hypothetical Freire 12th grader to employment@freirecharterschool.org with “Academic Advisor/College Counselor” in the subject line.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  No phone calls, please.

 

Biology Teacher

Freire Charter School is a public charter school located in Center City Philadelphia. We offer a college preparatory high school education that prepares our students to continue their educational careers after high school. Freire Charter School is currently seeking a full-time Biology teacher for our high 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.
Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

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

Freire Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and names/contact information of three professional references to employment@freirecharterschool.org. In addition, please include a sample lesson plan appropriate for high school Biology, along with a description of how you will adapt this lesson to the Common Core Standards. Please include “High School Biology Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

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

 

Math Teacher

Freire Charter High School is seeking a full-time Math teacher for the 2014-2015 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 a competitive 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 Math Certification for grades 7-12
•    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 Common Core-aligned lesson plan for a high school math class to employment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “High School Math Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

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

 

School Psychologist

Freire Charter School is seeking a full-time PA certified School Psychologist to conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations with school-aged students including the writing of Evaluation Reports. 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 a competitive 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 as a school psychologist
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • All required educational clearances
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Experience in RTII & conducting FBA’s would be advantageous

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and names/contact information of three professional references to employment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “School Psychologist” in the subject line of your email.

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

 

 

Faculty/Staff Openings – MIDDLE SCHOOL:

5th Grade Classroom Teacher

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time 5th Grade Classroom Teacher for the 2014-2015 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 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.

Successful candidates have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification for Elementary K-6 (or in process)
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to get a job done
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and names/contact information of three professional references to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “5th Grade Classroom 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/Literacy Coach

Freire Charter Middle School is currently seeking a full time Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist for the 2014-2015 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
  • Previous successful experience coaching teachers
  • Knowledge of Common Core Standards and instructional practices suited to CCSS achievement
  • 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
  • Reading Specialist certification a plus

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 Literacy Coach” 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.

 

P.E. / Health Teacher

Freire Charter School is currently seeking a full-time middle school Health/PE teacher. 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.

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

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

Freire Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and names/contact information of three professional references to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org. Please include “Health/PE Teacher” in the subject line of your email. Paper applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

 

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.

 

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:

Assistant Business Manager

Freire is seeking an Assistant Business Manager.  Responsibilities are varied and include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of monthly financial statements
  • Creating ad-hoc financial reports
  • Assist with preparing annual budgets
  • Assist with audits and handle all record-keeping
  • Purchasing, accounts payable, maintaining vendor relationships
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • State reporting and database mining

This 12-month position requires excellent organizational and multitasking skills as well as superior attention to details and accuracy.  The ideal candidate supports the mission of the school, is a self-starter and is comfortable working independently.

Preferred candidate qualifications:

  • BA/BS (business major not required)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Patience with combing through data and manipulating it
  • Sets priorities, plans ahead and remains proactive
  • Offers solutions to problems; presents new ideas
  • Willingness to perform various tasks as needed in support of the extended Freire
  • community
  • Willingness to work extended hours as needed to meet deadlines
  • Strong Excel skills a must

This position comes with a salary of $45,000, a superb benefits package and the opportunity for advancement in responsibilities and salary.  Although the work is business-oriented, a business degree is not required.  Freire will train the right candidate on the business aspects of a charter school.

To apply, email the following documents to employment@freirecharterschool.org with “Assistant Business Manager” in the subject line:
Cover letter, resume, and a narrative (no more than one page) describing a situation where you proposed a new process or procedure which you believed would improve current workflow or operations.

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

 

Public Bidding Opportunities:

There are no public bidding opportunities open at this time.

Updated 7/10/2014.

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.