Nonprofit

Music Teacher at Maya Angelou Academy (YSC) SY 24-25

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
At least USD $67,500 / year

Description

The Organization

Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized academic support, well-being, and preparation for the post-Maya pathway of their choice. With an education in our network of schools, our scholars will do more than succeed – they will thrive!

If you would like to learn more about Maya Angelou Schools and See Forever Foundation, please visit Seeforever.org.

The Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, and nurturing relationships with each other. We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential. We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met. We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever! This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

Position Overview

 The Music teacher promotes and develops successful learning for students’ music classes. The teacher also performs instructional and related duties as they pertain to the state and district standards in Music education. The worksite and tour of duty for this position are located in the Youth Services Center, a juvenile detention center.  

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Developing and implementing unit plans and assessments that are aligned both with Common Core standards and with the school-wide curricular framework at the Maya Angelou Schools 
  • Developing and implementing age-appropriate, culturally responsive teaching practices related to the mathematics courses
  • Working with technology and computer-based programs to support scholars’ individual learning plans
  • Creating a classroom and school environment that features a rich diversity of resources engages student interest, promotes student leadership, and stimulates student learning
  • Developing differentiated learning plans, materials, and handouts for diverse learners in a small classroom setting
  • Having thoughtful approaches to teaching concepts and sparking student interest while also imparting essential factual knowledge
  • Managing administrative assignments effectively and with a high level of professionalism and integrity, ensuring on-time submission of deliverables
  • Participating in interdisciplinary team meetings for all students
  • Modeling and contributing to a school culture of hope and high expectations for achievement
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or subject field (required)
  • Must have or be eligible for certification by DC OSSE in the appropriate content area (required within one (1) year of employment)
  • Experience working with incarcerated or opportunity youth (preferred)
  • Familiarity with research-based instructional strategies

Site Description

The Youth Services Center (YSC) is the District of Columbia’s detention center for male and female youth, responsible for the care and custody of young people placed in secure detention by court order from the DC Superior Court Family Court Division.

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and mutually respectful environment that motivates and prepares each student to fulfill his academic or career potential. With the support of a wide circle of caring adults, students will develop the skills they need to make sound decisions and lead rewarding lives.

Salary and Benefits

Our salaries are comparable to those of other public schools in the District of Columbia area. In addition, See Forever offers a robust benefits plan, including health care coverage, HSA/FSA and dependent care accounts, voluntary dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability options, commuter benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan, student loan refinancing options, and the opportunity to positively impact students with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

See Forever is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff.

The Organization

Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized…

Location

On-site
1000 Mt Olivet Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

How to Apply

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