Science/Math Teacher and STEAM Coordinator
- Position Type
- Full Time
The Global Village Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a Georgia-accredited special purpose middle school and mentoring program for refugee teenage girls with limited English and interrupted schooling. Our mission is to develop a strong educational foundation for each student within a caring community, using a strengths-based approach and intensive instruction in English language and literacy, academic subjects, and the arts. Located in Decatur, Georgia in space donated by the Decatur Presbyterian Church, the school’s full day academic program serves approximately 45 students (ages 11-18) annually at no cost to students or families. GVP has matured into a nationally recognized, three-year accelerated learning program that offers an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and confidence. We maintain small classes, employ highly qualified teachers, and train volunteers to support learners and teachers.
Global Village Project (GVP) seeks an innovative, dynamic, and proven educator to teach Science and Math to students and further develop STEAM integration and instruction at the school. The young women who attend GVP come from many countries, including Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Burma and Syria. They speak multiple languages and have rich life experiences, knowledge and cultural resources that they bring to the learning process, despite their limited formal education. The Teacher/Coordinator must be creative, collaborative, and committed to the mission and vision of the school. The Candidate will be required to teach classes and act as a leader for faculty and volunteers in implementing and innovating a STEAM framework for instruction. As a member of the school’s academic leadership team, the Teacher/Coordinator will work closely with GVP’s Arts Coordinator, Literacy Coordinator, and Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator and will be responsible for developing and documenting a STEAM curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of refugees with limited English and schooling.
Qualifications for the position:
- Values aligned with the mission and vision of GVP
- Middle grades (4-8) or secondary (6-12) certification in Science and/or Math
- ESOL certification or endorsement
- Three years teaching experience and demonstrated high-quality classroom instruction
- Experience developing, documenting, and differentiating curriculum
- Proven ability to plan and implement engaging standards-based lessons
- Experience implementing hands-on, project-based, and experiential approaches to learning
- Familiarity with Georgia/Common Core/Next Generation Science Standards
- Familiarity with WIDA and TESOL standards for academic English Language development
- Ability to analyze student achievement data and develop strategies for improvement
- Demonstrated experience with English language learners and students from diverse backgrounds
- Experience with and enthusiasm for arts integrated learning
- Strong collaborative experiences and skills
- Strong strategic planning and leadership abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A willingness to share knowledge and skills with other educators through presentations and publications
- Enthusiasm for learning
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, volunteers, and families
- Affiliations with regional and national professional organizations, preferred
- Experience directing and training volunteers in the classroom a plus
- Provide language and activity based STEAM lessons to enrolled students and teachers
- Instruct small classes in Math, Guided Math, Science and/or STEAM
- Assist teachers with collaborating and implementing effective instructional practices based on mission and vision of the school
- Participate in choosing appropriate and meaningful resource materials for effective learning in Math/Science/STEAM
- Participate in and lead staff development activities for professional personnel and training sessions for volunteers
- Collaborate with Head of School, staff, and community stakeholders in the articulation of the STEAM framework
- Provide a positive environment and embrace a strengths-based asset approach to learning
- Collaborate with faculty and support staff to develop and document curriculum related to Math/Science/STEAM for English Learners with limited or interrupted formal education
- Engage students in learning and foster confidence and creativity through hands-on and experiential educational experiences
- Engage students in learning for the development of intercultural communication, collaboration skills, and community building
- Integrate technology into instruction. This includes but is not limited to using: interactive white boards, iPads, Mac laptops, iWork and G Suite programs, digital photography, coding and programming, media recording/editing, iMovie, Garage Band, Apple etc.
- Integrate arts into instruction. This includes but is not limited to incorporating: drama, visual arts, media arts, music, and dance into classes and curriculum.
Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000. Other benefits include paid sick days, health benefits, and paid professional development.
GVP provides the opportunity to work within a vibrant community dedicated to teaching and learning, research, and innovation. Among the school’s unique strengths are its concern for the whole child, its integrated arts approach, and its community base. Nearly a hundred volunteers serve as classroom helpers, tutors and mentors, supporting students at GVP and as they transition to high school and beyond.
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the GVP website at www.globalvillageproject.org for more information. Candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and 1-page description of their educational philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org with “STEAM Teacher and Coordinator” in the subject line. The position requires reference and criminal background checks. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled.