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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:

Certified School Nurse

Freire Charter School is seeking a full time certified school nurse. This is a full-time, 40 hours/week, 12 month position.

The Certified School Nurse is responsible for implementing Freire Charter School’s health program as defined by the Public School Code of 1949 (section 14), PA Code 28 (Chapter 23 – School Health regulations), and the policy, procedures, and protocol of Freire Charter School.

The school nurse will split their time between our two Center City campuses, one located at 10th and Market and the other located at 20th and Chestnut.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide nursing care to both students and staff.
  • Maintain a daily log of all student and staff visits to the nurse’s office.
  • Maintain emergency information for students and staff, and record communications with parents, staff and community agencies.
  • Lead school health initiatives.
  • Serve on school’s Safety Committee.
  • Administer medication to students as requested by parents or physicians according to the medication guidelines.
  • Provide for safe storage of medications, and reliable administration and recording of all doses given.
  • Perform other school health related duties as assigned.

Certification and Qualifications:

  • Licensed professional nurse in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • PA school nurse certification
  • State and federal background checks

Competencies Required:

  • Able to make decisions independently and problem solve quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to follow established policies and procedures
  • Able to communicate efficiently and clearly

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to employment@freirecharterschool.org. No phone calls or paper applications, please.

 

Biology Teacher

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.

 

 

Faculty/Staff Openings – MIDDLE SCHOOL:

8th Grade Science Teacher – Long-Term Substitute

Freire Charter Middle School is seeking a long-term substitute for its 8th Grade Science teaching position.

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 have the following attributes:

  • Previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • PA Certification in General Science 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

This long-term substitute position will run from February 16, 2015 until the middle or end of May 2015.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org with “8th Grade Science Teacher” in the subject line.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  No phone calls, please.

 

6th Grade Academic Advisor – Long-Term Substitute

Freire Charter Middle School is seeking a long-term substitute for its 6th Grade Academic Advisor position.

The Academic Advisor is an integral position at Freire Charter Middle School.  The person filling this position will be responsible for the academic monitoring and mentoring of all students in sixth grade.

This long-term substitution 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 communication 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)

This long-term substitute position will run from 12/15/2014 to 4/10/2015.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to msemployment@freirecharterschool.org with “6th Grade Academic Advisor” in the subject line.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  No phone calls, please.

 

 

Central Office/Administrative Openings:

There are no administrative openings at this time.

 

Public Bidding Opportunities:

There are no public bidding opportunities open at this time.

Updated 12/2/2014.

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.