Details: Commensurate with experience
358 Springside Avenue
Common Ground -- the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders -- is seeking one passionate, creative, and certified Full-time Social Studies/History teacher. This teacher will have the opportunity to:
● Teach Common Ground’s core history and social studies classes
● Help to build a social studies curriculum that addresses intersections of social studies and social justice issues, and incorporates culturally relevant content for our student body
● Co-teach interdisciplinary courses that integrate social justice and environmental issues with content from social studies and history
Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:
● A passion for our environmental mission and commitment to equitable and sustainable change
● An understanding of the circumstances that low income students and students of color have historically and are presently experiencing and an awareness of the role of individual educators and educational institutions in creating and changing those experiences
● Strong background in Common Core Standards and the C-3 Social Studies framework
● Passion and experience for curriculum development
● Prior experience with and commitment to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings
● Appropriate Connecticut certification.
● Experience teaching US History strongly preferred
● Bachelor degree, Masters strongly preferred
Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who help us fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff. Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization’s work; and how resistance to those systems can offer windows into a more sustainable society
It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability.
It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Liz Cox, School Director
Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
Health, dental, life, short term and long term disability insurance.
Minimum Education Required