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29 Mar 2021

Teacher K-8 Certified General Education Teacher

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School
 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Job Description

General Education Teacher 

Term(10) month position-Salaried

Full-Time Exempt

School Background:

Established in 1997, Harambee Institute of Science & Technology Charter School is one of the first African-centered charter schools formed in the state of Pennsylvania. With a focus on Science and Technology, Harambee is an elementary public school currently serving 525 students in grades K-8. Harambee prides itself on delivering an academic experience to students in a loving, safe, and culturally rich environment.


To build self-respect, self-reliance, and empowerment through practical, educationally sound and culturally relevant curricula and services embedded in science and technology.

Position Summary:

The teacher is the central person responsible for planning and implementing the school’s instructional program in relationship to the academic, emotional, social, physical, cultural and aesthetic development of all students. Teachers are also responsible for fostering open lines of communication with parents and guardians.


  • Plan and skillfully deliver instruction in a clear, concise, interesting and culturally relevant manner
  • Organize and maintain a classroom environment that fosters an attitude of acceptance
  • Maintain accurate record of student attendance-including responses to excessive tardiness/absences
  • Maintain regular contact with parent(s) or guardian(s) concerning student’s pattern of misconduct, excessive missing or poor quality homework; overall social and academic progress
  • If applicable, collaborates with all assigned personnel, i.e. paraeducators, student teachers, clinical/classroom volunteers
  • Take appropriate care and precaution to protect students, equipment, materials and school facilities
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the teaching faculty and staff to plan, develop, implement and assess the school’s instructional program-including school based problem solving activities
  • Complete and submit accurately maintained anecdotal records/reports, upon request, to principal/supervisor in a timely manner
  • Teachers are expected to prepare Lesson Plans according to PA Common Core standards, and based on an agreed upon schedule


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • PA State Teacher certification
  • 5 years of Teaching experience


HISTCS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HISTCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants: Please email your resume and cover letter to A representative from our recruitment team will follow-up with you to schedule an interview.

Bureaus: Philadelphia. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: general education, philadephia charter school, special education, and SPED.