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17 May 2022

Teacher Humanities Teacher

Vista Charter School
 Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Humanities Teacher/Base Camp Teacher (certified in English or Social Studies)


Position Type: Classified
Date Posted: 5/9/22
Location: Vista Charter School
Position Start Date: August 1, 2022
Relevant Salary Schedule: Certified Salary Schedule $40K-70K based on education and experience

Job Overview

This position will be responsible for integrating humanities competencies within Vista’s entry pathway program, Base Camp. This position will strategically support a cohort of on-boarding new students every six weeks.  

This position is  full-time, on site, at Vista Charter School. There is an option for potential afternoon remote work time as applicable for the right candidate. 


Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the following
      • Works effectively in teams, with the ability to work independently and generate innovative curriculum within an Arts boarding community.
      • Uses a wide range of course texts, featuring diverse voices and stories to integrate cross contextual competency-based learning with a connection to career exploration and the humanities. 
      • Has an expertise in skills instruction, including critical thinking and reading, analytical writing, and project-based learning.
      • Understands and is experienced in trauma-informed care systems in education.
      • Has developed and worked within an interdisciplinary curriculum.
      • Strong team orientation
      • Positive and direct communication skills
      • Meticulous record tracking skills
      • Strong organization and ability to thrive in an environment that must manage many projects at once
      • Student-first perception of working with at-risk students
      • Strong proficiency and excitement for use of technology and innovative research-based educational modalities
      • Works through a trauma-informed approach
      • Ability to navigate conflict positively and productively
      • Innovative and creative thinker willing to think outside the box 
      • Continually seeks to integrate multiple contents into the curriculum with expertise in humanities integration
      • Stays current in the research-based teaching and learning practices. 
      • Creates, selects, adapts, and uses a variety of instructional resources to facilitate student attainment of performance standards and identified competencies. 
      • Uses a variety of assessments to provide evidence of student proficiency toward the content standards.
      • Creates a stimulating, well organized, and safe learning environment.
      • Hold students accountable to Vista’s identified behavior standards through a nurturing and proactive approach to student management. 
      • Acts as a model of integrity.
      • Understands professional boundaries between students and teachers.
      • Respects confidentiality.
      • Has a sense of humor and keeps things in perspective.
      • Exhibits flexibility and has the ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to:
    • Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity 
    • Include and engage families in the students’ education
    • Support all Vista Charter School policies, procedures, and expectations. 
    • Provide personal and professional excellence


  • Participate in: 
    • Systematic data dialogue cycles as outlined for six annual academic cycles
    • Student and/or family conferences and other meetings
    • Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities
    • Professional growth opportunities


  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Colorado Teaching Certificate required
  • English or Social Students content area certification strongly desired
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, master’s degree preferred
  •  Experience working with at-risk students required


How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please upload a resume and thorough cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity at Application deadline: May 24th Vista Charter School  is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.