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Job Announcement: Multiple Teaching Positions Available

Green DotFrom Green Dot:

Come join the Green Dot New York Charter School and help lead the effort to transform public education to ensure that all children receive the education they need to fulfill their dreams!

Green Dot Public Schools is a successful non-profit charter management organization striving to prepare all students for success in college, leadership and life. Green Dot opened its first public charter high school in New York City in 2008 in partnership with the UFT.

Positions: Green Dot New York is expanding in the 2009-10 school year and is seeking passionate teaching professionals to fill the following positions: science, social studies, physical education, health, Read 180, special education, and Spanish.

Qualifications: Appropriate higher education degrees and appropriate New York State certification required.

Preferred Candidates will have the following skills:

  • Demonstrated ability as a classroom teacher working with diverse children, including those with special needs.
  • A range of teaching strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
  • A passion to help children achieve their dreams.

Compensation: 10% above UFT/DOE contract and eligibility to become UFT members with the same medical benefits, Welfare Fund, and TRS/TDA as all other UFT members.

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to akapadia@animo.org. Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the e-mail subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Feel free to contact us at 718-585-0560 if you have any questions and go to www.greendot.org and www.greendot/newyork to learn more about our model and philosophies.

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4 Comments:

  • 1 NYC Educator
    · Mar 15, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Hmmm…I have a few questions about this.

    “Come join the Green Dot New York Charter School and help lead the effort to transform public education to ensure that all children receive the education they need to fulfill their dreams!”

    Is this to imply that teachers like me, who work under miserable conditions in overcrowded schools with inadequate facilities, perhaps because valuable resources go to charter schools, are not trying to ensure kids get what kids need to fulfill their dreams?

    Wouldn’t it be easier if we got the facilities to help them, rather than turning them over to charter schools? Shouldn’t our union help us to get those facilities?

    Also, Green Dot’s website declares its teachers have neither tenure nor seniority rights. Do you think that’s a good thing for working teachers? I understand that Edwize has declared their “just cause” provisions are superior to tenure, but it’s quite clear Green Dot means to say something else altogether. In fact, Steve Barr declared on Eduwonk that teachers gladly dump tenure to work for him.

    In any case, how many times, if ever, has Green Dot’s “just cause” provision been tested? If it has, how many teacher positions has it saved? Thanks for your reply. Since you’re running this ad on our dues-supported website, it behooves you to let us know what we’re getting into.

    Thanks in advance for the info.

  • 2 jd2718
    · Mar 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    The 10% above our contract:

    Does that mean at the teacher’s current step?

    Does that include the teacher’s current differential?

    Will the teacher continue to move along steps (and pick up longevity) as under our contract?

    Pension:

    Will membership in TRS continue without interruption or change in terms?

    Security, rights:

    Can a current NYC teacher get a job here, and then transfer back to a regular public school?

    If a tenured teacher moves to this school, and things go badly, will she still have tenure when she returns to a regular public school?

    Process:

    Can ATRs apply? RTRs? (former RTRs, I guess). Can their applications be given priority?

    Will experience be given positive weight in the selection process?

    Is there a mechanism to ensure that hiring at lower salaries not be given weight in the hiring process?

    Partnership
    How is the UFT playing a role in this school?

    Is there a “running the school role” separate and apart from “protecting the members” role, and are they played by distinct and separate groups of UFT members/employees?

    What is the UFT’s role in the hiring process?

    Jonathan

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