Job Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: Posted until filled
Starting Date: Immediately
Salary: $50,500 to $86,000 per year based on experience
Location: Providence
Reports to: Executive Director

Basic Function:
Works collaboratively with other staff to develop, implement, and assess the total educational program of the Urban Collaborative; works with a team that is responsible for the education of 70-80 students; works with all school and community resources to ensure the students’ success.

Specific Duties:

  • Develops and implements a plan for curriculum, instruction and assessment, in accordance with best practices and the goals of UCAP.
  • Implements and supports literacy of all students, including regular assessments and interventions for students in greatest need.
  • Stays current on practices entrenched in research, maintains a willingness to think innovatively and engages with academic programming using a student-centered approach.
  • Maintains timely arrival to school, classes and in other responsibilities where the staff member is expected to perform. Is well prepared for, and conducts productive classes, based on the concepts of differentiation and acceleration.
  • Notifies the Director or Designee of any problems involving student management or discipline, and works collaboratively with teachers, counselors, and the Director to see that these problems are handled as effectively as possible.
  • Works with other staff on such things as interdisciplinary projects, thematic units, and other aspects of curriculum to see that students are presented with a coordinated instructional program.
  • Familiarize themselves with the academic and personal history of their advisees through research of records, home visits, calls to homes, and meetings with students, as well as full engagement in an advisory program.
  • Maintains proper records of all students and advisees.
  • Develops individual goals in conjunction with UCAP’s strategic plan and works with colleagues to provide peer support and obtain feedback on classroom practices, curriculum, and instruction.
  • Works with Guidance Counselor and Social Worker on all matters relating to student counseling, parent outreach, and involvement of community agencies or other resources, as needed.
  • Helps in the planning and implementation of a variety of other non-class activities such as: field trips, career education, parent workshops, special projects, and supervision of students.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Rhode Island Certification in appropriate field.
  • Strong communication skills in speaking and writing, and a history of strong interpersonal skills and positive and productive relationships with students.

Additional Requirements Desired:

  • A willingness to work as a member of a professional educational team.
  • A willingness and ability to take on a host of organizational responsibilities that are necessary for individualized instruction, team teaching, and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Enthusiasm to maintain a “learner and growth mindset.”
  • A concern for students as individuals, and a willingness to help ensure that their lives outside of class and school are conducive to their academic and personal success.
  • Speaking ability in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred.

Term of Appointment:

  • As arranged with the Executive Director.

Job Requirements:

  • This position is currently open. There are possibilities to end the year in this position and then continue through to next year.
  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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About Us: The UCAP School: UNITY, COMMUNITY, ACHIEVEMENT, POSSIBILITY. The UCAP School opened its doors in 1989, as “The Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program,” to balance the scale for students at risk of dropping out. We are the only middle school in Rhode Island to partner with other school districts to identify and help students catch up with their grade and return to high school prepared and ready for success. Our supportive learning community has helped over 1,600 middle school students from Providence, Cranston and Central Falls through personalized, enriched journeys.

The UCAP School Mission: The UCAP School seeks to intervene in the lives of middle school students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. We provide relevant curriculum and enrichment opportunities to support the academic, social and emotional development of our students to ensure a successful transition from middle school to high school. We stress the importance of taking responsibility, having high expectations, setting goals, completing high school, working hard and having fun.

The UCAP School Vision: A supportive community in which all students thrive academically, socially and emotionally; graduate from high school; and lead productive and meaningful lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer The UCAP School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.