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Job Openings

Exploratory Arts

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Varies: Art, Dance, Martial Arts (capoeira ideal), Spanish, PE, music, etc.) Contracted Services/Consultant (semester or full year) K; 1; 2; 3 Director of School Operations
    Position Overview

    Legacy Prep is seeking dynamic Exploratory Arts teachers that are leaders both in their classroom and outside of their classroom, who love students, families and the community and who are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve. Exploratory Arts teachers are not required to serve in a full-time capacity. It is ideal for candidates to enter into an engagement agreement as a consultant/contracted service provider. Additionally, the role can be filled by individuals or organizations.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum Development and Instruction

      • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
      • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
      • Use data to inform instructional decisions
      • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
      • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
      • Mentor a teaching fellow through a co-teaching model
      • In conjunction with Special Education Teachers, works to ensure that all IEPS and student needs are meth both within and outside of the classroom

    Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

      • Work collaboratively with the school team
      • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
      • Attend and participate in applicable staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
      • Develop positive rapport with students and families
      • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
      • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture

    Family Engagement

      • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
      • Be available to open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and other events involving families

    Growth Mindset

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
      • Participate in applicable school-wide and individual professional development, including summer learning institute and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Must be have significant work experience in content area
    • At least two years of teaching experience with elementary aged students (highly preferred)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

Instructional

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional IMMEDIATE START (2019-2020) July 2021 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Director of Student Success (Special Education Coordinator)
    Our Belief in the Importance of Teachers

    At Legacy Prep, you will have the support to grow, the freedom to innovate, and you will never stop learning. You will be part of a community of game-changing educators who are creating new generational legacies for historically underserved youth in Birmingham, Alabama. We believe teachers are the soul of a school. We believe they should be treated as the professionals that they are. Teachers have the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and we believe in the power teachers hold to give students the opportunities to shine.

    Position Overview

    The Special Education Teacher will lead supports for Special Education and English Language Learner (ELL) students to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The Special Education Teacher will provide critical guidance to Lead Teachers to ensure that all staff are complying with and meeting the needs of Special Education and ELL students. Please note that we envision utilizing an inclusion model for Kindergarten and 1st grades and a combination of inclusion and small group pull out model for grades 2nd through 4th.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum Development and Instruction

      • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
      • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
      • Use data to inform instructional decisions
      • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
      • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
      • The inclusion SPED teacher will co-teach alongside a general education teacher in an inclusion classroom setting to support all students in the classroom. The inclusion teacher will co-plan and deliver lessons that incorporate multiple learning modalities, adapt and modify instruction, and create strategies and meaningful interventions to support students’ learning

    Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

      • Work collaboratively with your school team
      • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
      • Help develop a school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
      • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
      • Develop positive rapport with students
      • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
      • Model and uphold the school’s values, student management policies and culture

    Family Engagement and Empowerment

      • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress about both character and academics
      • Be available for open houses, parent-teacher conferences and other events involving families and the community
      • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
      • Conduct home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents

    Data, Feedback, and Constant Learning

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
      • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within Legacy Prep
      • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft
    Additional Requirements
      • Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours
      • Coordinate and lead field lessons and expeditions both in and out of state to extend student learning
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Assist with both student and staff recruitment
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
      • Support the development of a new co-teacher/teacher fellow by modeling strong practices, planning together and sharing feedback with one another. *This isn’t a supervisory position*
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Alabama teacher certification in special education
    • At least two years of special education teaching experience (highly preferred)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Candidates for this position must have a passion for special education and must be familiar with backwards planning in order to develop the curriculum and differentiation strategies in order to accommodate students with different levels of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

Leadership

Scholar Support

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Child Nutrition August 2020 Elementary Full Time N/A Director of School Operations
    Position Overview

     

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Provide direction, planning, monitoring, and oversight of Legacy Prep Child Nutrition Program (CNP)
    • Supervise, direct, develop, and evaluate CNP personnel and designated staff to ensure the quality and safety of school system food services that enhance student achievement and educational programs
    • Prepare healthy and nutritious school meals
    • Collaborate with the Superintendent and system administrators in the effective and efficient management of school system food service programs to maintain safe, comfortable, healthy  environments for students, visitors, community members, and school system staff
    • Ensures school compliance with federal and state regulations, local health department requirements and school system policies and procedures
    • Ensures the financial status of the individual school cafeterias and the school system child nutrition program to effectively utilize resources and maintain the non-profit organization status
    • Plans and conducts training for child nutrition program workers
    • Assists school administrators in the hiring of child nutrition program personnel and assists as needed with a resolution of CNP personnel problems at the school
    • Provides training and demonstrations of use and care of equipment as needed
    • Obtains state approval for and provides specifications to the purchasing department for equipment needs for the child nutrition program
    • Promotes positive public relations for the Child Nutrition Program, by the publication of menus and program information, through the involvement of students and parents in CNP school system events and activities
    • Works with CNP workers and school administrators the development and implementation of quality recipes and effective techniques to improve food quality in school meals Assists with developing a calendar for CNP employees based on the school calendar to include school days, training days, and cleaning/maintenance days
    • Oversee the free and reduced-price lunch application program. Submits to the ALSDE annually a  policy statement and related reports for the school system. Upon ALSDE approval, disseminates the policy statement and program guidelines and rules
    • Oversee  the printing and distribution of forms needed to implement the child nutrition program; complies with federal regulations regarding reporting and record-keeping
    • Estimates the amounts of needed commodities, the commodities available, and places orders as directed by the Food Distribution Department of the State Board of Education. Schedules deliveries of available commodities to the school. Monitors records of CNP managers to ensure that required records are kept in an organized fashion and that they comply with HACCP regulations
    • Supervises the review of the After School Care Program to ensure compliance with regulations for reimbursement of approved snacks
    • Serves as the school system contact person with the Alabama State Department of Education in all matters concerning the Child Nutrition Program
    Employment Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    • Master’s degree, with a major in school foodservice, nutrition, family consumer science or closely related field; or, a Bachelor’s degree with the alternate certification from the Alabama State Department of Education as a Certified CNP Director
    • Status as a Registered Dietician with the Commission of Dietetic Registration preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of computer programs for menu nutritional analysis, meal counting and claiming, automated applications, inventory control, and electronic communications
    • Three(3) years’ experience in nutrition supervision, training, planning, and monitoring. Child nutrition experience (preferred)
    • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of federal and state CNP regulations
    • Experience in organizing, providing professional and/or staff development
    Skillset:
    • Demonstrates professional ethics and effective leadership
    • Maintains and submits reports, records, and correspondence in a timely and accurate manner
    • Properly uses and cares for tools, equipment, and material resources of the school system and effectively supervises and monitors others in the care, maintenance, and use of tools, equipment, and inventory
    • Ability to manage, evaluate, and supervise personnel
    • Ability to plan, organize, supervise evaluate all programs related to operation of the Child Nutrition Program
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
    • Track record of providing outstanding customer service
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with stakeholders across functional and organizational lines
    Mindset:
    • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon areas of growth, are open to feedback, willing to take personal responsibility, show balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally
    • High moral character
    • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable
    • Exhibits a growth mindset as a lifelong learner
    • Positive and effective collaborator
    • Communication: Speak and write effectively. Inspire through communication
    • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, and detail oriented
    • Passionate about continuous improvement
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Support Staff Immediate N/A Full Time N/A Director of Scholar Support
    Position Overview

    The Full-Time School Nurse at Legacy Prep provides care for children. The School Nurse will contribute to the continued development of a safe, efficient and compliant nurse office, that responds to the medical needs of the school community in a timely fashion. The Nurse reports to the Director of Scholar Support.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Provide direct health services to students and staff, including:

    • Nursing care and physical screening to students; assess students and implement first aid measures for students as needed.
    • Promoting a healthy school environment by monitoring immunizations and ensuring appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses
    • Acting as advocate and consultant on health-related issues
    • Contribute to the school health program through communication and collaboration with school staff, parents, students and community resources
    • Report appropriate health records and communicable diseases as required by law
    • Communicate clearly and proactively with parents and staff on student illnesses to ensure all faculty have relevant information on the student body. Monitor compliance of health forms, and document nurse visits accurately and in a timely fashion.
    • Contribute to the development of school health policies, including: health office organization, training for faculty and staff and other areas as needed
    • Collaborate with faculty around field trips, to include preparation of first aid bags and preparing health alerts
    Employment Qualifications

    Candidates should have most, if not all, of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
    • Registered professional nurse, licensed to practice in Alabama
    • Bachelor of science degree with three years relevant professional experience
    • Experience as a school, pediatric and/or public health nurse (preferred)
    • CPR and AED certification
    • Knowledge of school health programs such as immunization and other requirements
    • Understanding of pediatric growth and development, allergies, and reproductive and behavioral health
    • Understanding of health curriculum and instruction for children from ages 4+
    • Proficiency in computer operation, including office software, online research database operation and Magnus Health software

     

    ALL LEGACY PREP STAFF MEMBERS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING:

    • Unwavering commitment to Legacy Prep’s mission and affirming the identity of colleagues, students, families, and the greater community
    • Model habits of success, such as demonstrates maturity, humility, growth mindset, strong work ethic, “all hands on deck”/collaborative attitude, organization, follow-through, measures of accountability, and flexibility
    • A clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and areas of growth as a person and professional; a willingness to take direction as needed and adjust with urgency
    • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, with the creativity and versatility to work productively in a fast-paced environment
    • Physical and emotional endurance to support with challenging students; maintain emotional and social intelligence during frustrations and setbacks
    Compensation

    We are dedicated to ensuring you and your family are valued, happy, healthy, and loved! Legacy Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. Although Legacy does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

WHO WE ARE

Legacy Prep is a part of Legacy Schools, a non-profit emerging public charter school network in the Birmingham metro area. Legacy Prep is the first approved public charter school in Birmingham. Legacy Prep will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, Legacy Schools plans to serve students from grades PreK-12 in multiple schools across the Birmingham area.

OUR PURPOSE

Our mission is to educate and empower our scholars to embrace their identity, lead lives of choice and opportunity, and impact their communities as the next generation of socially-conscious leaders. We envision an exceptional educational experience in our scholars’ lives that readies them to establish their legacy, prepared and inspired to create a life full of opportunity, choice, connection, and meaning.

COMPENSATION

We are dedicated to ensuring you and your family are valued, happy, healthy, and loved! Legacy Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. Although Legacy does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

LEGAL

Legacy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

All Legacy Prep employees are required to undergo a criminal background check.

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