Teacher Lead Teacher Mentor
Elevate Indianapolis Job Description: High School Lead Teacher
Concentration: Elevate courses Lead Teaching, afterschool and year around mentoring within a newly established Elevate mentoring pipeline
Position Status: Salaried exempt.
Reports to: In-School Program Manager
The Lead Teacher with Elevate Indianapolis will serve our organization’s mission to build long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.
Elevate Indianapolis, a holistic education program, is interested in adding a licensed teacher to its staff of Teacher-Mentors. Qualified candidates should have experience working with middle or high school youth in an urban school setting and possess a secondary licensed in any discipline, with preference given for the following: Guidance Counseling, Family & Consumer Sciences, Occupational Education, Psychology, Communications, and Social Studies. Extra consideration will be given to candidates who are fluent or conversant in Spanish and/or who have experience working successfully with ELL students.
This High School Lead Teacher will serve as the lead for a new Elevate mentoring pipeline being established in the eastside. This position will mentor high school students through the year through our afterschool mentoring model, investing in a balance of teaching students during the school day and mentoring students both during and after the school day.
Elevate’s Organizational Values
- VISION– We plan for and commit to a better future.
- COURAGE– We take risk to do good.
- INTEGRITY– We live out our values consistently.
- RESPONSIBILITY -We fulfill our commitments faithfully.
- POSITIVE WORK ETHIC– We work with all of our heart.
- RESPECT– We honor ourselves, others, and the world around us.
- CARING– We meet others in their place of need.
General Teacher-Mentor Responsibilities:
- Teaching — Teach and manage Elevate classes professionally in accordance with Elevate Indianapolis standards and training, utilizing the Elevate USA curriculum.
- Administration — Keep records and reports as necessary with accuracy, consistently turned in on time, and containing minimal errors.
- Attendance — Participate in, be attentive to, be present for and on time to meetings, classes, and activities.
- Bonding — Establish, build and sustain mentoring relationships with students to produce positive holistic life-change in urban Regular family and house visits into the community visiting students and families and sharing resources with other Elevate team members.
- Modeling — Serve as positive role model and leader for Elevate Indianapolis students to demonstrate outstanding ethics, organizational values, character qualities, and
- Representation — Represent Elevate Indianapolis in a professional manner in classrooms, site visits, community collaborations, and community Facilitate healthy working relationships by being attentive, caring, respectful, and proactive in professional interactions with all school staff.
- Professional Development — Participate in and be attentive with learning opportunities as assigned or pursued.
- Fiscal Management — Ensure that allocated funds for teaching and mentoring are used properly and for the allocated purposes according to policy.
- Programming — Develop and implement programming that promotes the overall mission of Elevate Indianapolis according to the Elevate USA model.
- Dashboard — Maintain accurate weekly Thriving Youth Dashboard Salesforce app, aligned with SMART goal objectives as identified by Operations Manager and President. Maintains and reports on metrics for school, classes, and pipeline as required.
- Flexibility — Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned with respectful, team
- Community Collaboration — Embrace our holistic mission as executed through vetted out proven partnerships with community organizations.
- Training — Fulfill training requirements the first 6 months which may be extensive depending on applicant’s background and educational attainment, including but not limited to: college level on-the-job training in teaching/classroom management/lesson preparation, Salesforce training, van driving, child abuse recognition, CPR & First Aid Certification, Youth Mental Health First Aid training, in-school systems such as PowerSchool and Schoology, among others. Some of this training may require reading material or completing an assignment outside the typical workday.
Essential Job Qualifications
- Education — Four-year college education or two-year post-secondary degree and teaching experience preferred, but not required.
- Experience — Minimum four years’ experience in urban youth mentoring; high school student mentoring preferred; preference of licensed teacher as previously listed.
- Commitment — Willingness to provide teach and mentor students during and after the school day, approximately, with availability to support student relationships for year-round position (including summer programs); NOTE: This is a 12-month position. Work hours will generally be 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday with occasional commitments outside that time frame.
- Driver’s License — Valid Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance.
- Travel/Overnight Experiences– Willingness to attend professional development and student programming that might be overnight and out of state as required.
Required Competencies, Abilities & Skills
- Ability to connect with urban youth; urban youth experience preferred.
- Mastery of communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation.
- Willingness to be coached and eagerness to learn new information.
- Personal relationship skills allowing employee to manage and work with wide variety of people, professionals, and students.
- Passion and commitment to help positively change culture and graduation rates.
- Ability to work and contribute to team environment.
- Ability to manage variety of projects and goals along with personal and team responsibilities.
- Software skills including: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Slack, Salesforce, Powerschool, Schoology and other education platforms.
- Ability to drive and transport students/staff using 14-passenger buses and seven- passenger mini-vans.
- Completes annual 90 Day review and 360 review performance process.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Pioneering opportunity to provide hope for urban youth through dynamic relationships, highly effective in-class experience, after-school/summer programs, and planning for the future.
- Competitive salary based on experience ranging from $45-$60,000.
- 100% employer-paid health/dental/vision/life insurance for employee (opportunity for employee to pay premium for spouse/family coverage)
- Retirement matches up to 3%.
Paid Time Off accrued according to staff issue handbook, 10 paid holidays and selected compensation/personal/bereavement days off