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Virtual Teacher

Brookside Charter School
Full-time
Remote
United States

Virtual Teacher

Status  Full-Time  Contract Days  10-months

Classification  Exempt    Start Date  August 1st  End Date  May 31st

Reports to Virtual Principal

*role has the option to work July-May or August-June


ABOUT BROOKSIDE CHARTER SCHOOL

Brookside Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving Pre-K through 8th-grade students in Kansas City Public School (KCPS) boundaries. We focus on rigorous academics, leadership skills, and the whole child to prepare students for success beyond our doors. Our caring community of well-trained and supported staff members, engaged families, and supportive community partners empowers students to be leaders of their tomorrow. We are committed to diversity, culturally relevant teaching and learning, family and community engagement, restorative practices, and social and emotional learning.

 

POSITION SUMMARY & PURPOSE

The Virtual Teacher, having both content and instructional expertise, will work as a virtual teacher to support student learning. The Virtual Teacher will focus on individual and group professional learning that will emphasize and assist planning and classroom instruction; assessment of student progress; and advancement of Brookside Charter School mission, vision, and values. The Virtual Teacher will give students in our program a personalized experience, seeking to know a child, their family, their strengths, and their areas for growth, in a fully virtual space.




JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities described herein are not a comprehensive list, and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time, as necessitated by business demands.


School Culture

  • Embraces and advances the mission and vision of Brookside Charter School to maximize students’ opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed.
  • Embodies and demonstrates maturity, integrity, professionalism, self-improvement, motivation, and excellence.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to provide a safe environment for students.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct fairly and justly.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with teachers, administrators, and students’ families with an eye toward working cooperatively to help students meet academic and other goals.

Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Provides timely and meaningful evaluation/correction of student work and student questions (quick return is critical in the online setting)
  • Maintains positive supervision and an orderly online classroom.
  • Serves as the connection between the school and family; communicates with students and parents, keeping them informed of student's progress
  • Identifies and addresses individual student's social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
  • Identifies and addresses individual students’ development of organizational and time-management skills
  • Builds a classroom culture that empowers students, affirms their identities, and creates a sense of belonging for all students
  • Responds to family phone calls promptly 
  • Creates positive relationships with students, families, teachers, and administrators. 
  • Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned. 
  • Confers with and seeks assistance from instructional coaches and school administrators regarding possible interventions for students who need additional support.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred.
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate or eligible for certification.


Experience

  • Experience teaching in an urban school environment is preferred.
  • Experience teaching historically underserved populations (or historically marginalized populations) with a record of positive academic improvement is preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead synchronous, virtual instruction, including driving student outcomes


Skills and Traits

  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office or equivalent software
  • Candidate will be a passionate advocate for Brookside Charter’s mission and students.
  • Candidate will have a deep internal passion for ensuring that students meet and exceed academic standards regardless of socioeconomic status, race, previous academic performance, or other challenges. 
  • Candidate must have a desire to work in an urban school environment with the purpose of working towards educational equity.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must maintain a professional virtual work environment, free of distraction.
  • Must have access to stable, high-speed internet
  • This position may require remaining stationary and/or moving for intermittent periods, as well as moderate dexterity in operating standard office equipment (e.g., computer, printer, copier).
  • This position requires individuals with a range of visual acuity as well as the ability to communicate with others. 

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

We’re committed to providing best-in-class benefits to our teachers and staff. Elements of Brookside Charter School’s benefits package include competitive pay, subsidized health insurance, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, and paid time off.



COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY 

Brookside Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, and promote for all jobs on the basis of merit, qualifications, skills, and competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,  color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. Brookside Charter School will fully comply with all employment-related and other laws. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled. 


Read more about Brookside Charter School’s teaching approach, and community on our website.