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Job Title: Fine Arts Teacher
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/21/2018
Expire Date: 06/20/2018
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Education and Library, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Fine Arts Teacher
KIPP Minnesota is part of the nation-wide “Knowledge Is Power Program” which is a network of free, open- enrollment public schools which are committed to the same philosophies of no shortcuts and high expectations for students. We believe in doing what-ever it takes to help our kids climb the mountain to college. 

Required Qualifications:
• Two years or more of teaching experience
• Bachelor’s degree or higher and mastery of core subject
• Must have or be able to obtain MN teaching license 
• Must have demonstrated success teaching in an urban environment
• Excellent written and oral skills
• Ability to pass criminal background check

At KIPP North Star
Successful employees (Big KIPPsters):
 Are Mission Driven: Big KIPPsters believe that all students, regardless of background, can and will achieve academic excellence and success in college and life through a combination of rigorous curricular expectations, excellent instruction, supportive relationships with adults, and personal commitment in a well organized school environment.
 Are Relentless Achievers: Big KIPPsters have high expectations for their own achievement and that of students and fellow teachers. They have a strong background in, and command of, their content areas.
 Demonstrate Excellence: Big KIPPsters demonstrate a proven track record of success, preferably with underserved students. They must have a bold and ambitious vision for annual and long term goals. Candidates must be committed to ongoing professional growth to help with student personal and character growth as well as academic achievement.
 Possess Strong Team and Interpersonal Skills: Big KIPPsters work effectively with a cohesive and diverse team of teachers, students, and parents. They are able to listen and learn from others and have sincere respect for teachers, families, and students.
 Exude Enthusiasm and Commitment: Big KIPPsters project a passion for teaching and learning on a daily basis while connecting with students of all background and levels. Employees uphold student learning and achievement as a teacher's highest priority and remain dedicated to the mission for student success in middle school, high school, college, and life.

Primary Purpose of Position
Exceptional educators also cultivate a love for learning while growing in our students the fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking skills they will need to succeed in rigorous high schools and colleges and to become productive citizens in the world beyond.

As a teacher you are required to perform the following duties:
  •  Keep parents well informed of student progress by providing daily feedback, weekly assessments, trimester report cards, and occasional home visits
  •  Attend all grade level and staff meetings, including Wednesday and Friday staff meetings, and attend designated school functions outside of school hours
  • Attend some Saturday School sessions throughout the year (schedule TBD)
  •  Participate in school-wide professional development and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as a teacher
  •  Make him/herself available to students, parents, and other staff members after school hours and on weekends by his/her work cell phone
  • Assist with Student recruiting activities before and after the school year as needed both after school and on weekends
  •  Conduct necessary home visits for recruitment and to support classroom learning
  • Perform necessary duties including but not limited to bus, morning, lunch, dismissal, and after-school duties
  • Chaperone field lessons including occasional overnight field lessons
  •  Communicate openly and honestly with all staff members in a timely fashion
  • Teach Summer School, Enrichment, Elective, and Saturday School classes as needed
  • Dress professionally and uphold all school policies

KIPP Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
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