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About Cornelia Connelly Center 

Cornelia Connelly Center champions girls at risk, empowering them to realize their full potential from middle  school through college and beyond. CCC offers a thirteen year program to girls living in poverty, partnering  with each girl and her family from fourth grade to college graduation. Through Connelly Middle School of the  Holy Child (CMS), students in grades four through eight receive a joyful, holistic education. Our Graduate  Support Program (GSP) serves CMS alumnae, persistently committed to their high school success and college  completion. With Cornelia Connelly Center, a young woman learns to shine – transforming her life and our  world. 

Professional Responsibilities 

Leader of Content and Pedagogy 

● Serves as 7th grade homeroom teacher 

● Responsible for all humanities instruction including mentoring a teaching fellow to help ensure that an  effective co-teacher dynamic is established in the classroom 

● Uses research-based instructional methods and effective pedagogical techniques for students living in urban  poverty 

● Keeps all students engaged and on task at all times 

● Demonstrates understanding of New York State Common Core Standards and aligns curriculum accordingly ● Prepares students academically and emotionally for standardized testing Measures of Academic Progress  (NWEA MAP) and serves as a facilitator for school-wide prep initiatives 

● Designs and implements assessments that measure student progress and learning  

o Uses data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices (Standardized data includes:  NWEA MAP and STAR Reading) 

o Develops action plans for students who are struggling/failing 

o Consults with the Learning Specialists to accommodate the wide variety of learning levels present in  classroom through differentiated instruction 

● Organizes field trip opportunities to enrich units of study 

● Meets with the Head of School to plan units and give and receive feedback 

● Participates in annual staff orientation and professional development days 

● Communicates with families regularly to ensure the success of each student 

Leader of School Culture 

● Demonstrates consistent belief in and alignment with CCC educational philosophy 

● Maintains the CCC instructional and culture norms, procedures, and routines 

● Leads homeroom program with teaching fellow based on CCC core values  

● Consistently enforces routines effectively for arrival/dismissal, snack/lunch, hallways and bathrooms ● Updates classroom and hallway bulletin boards monthly

● Serves as a student advisor 

● Attends and participates in all-school events outside of normal school hours (e.g., Back to School Night,  Potluck Dinner, school performances, parent-teacher conferences, staff retreats) 

● Participates in school-wide faith-based activities 

● Leads morning assembly and all-school prayer on a rotating basis 

● Participates actively in school initiatives, team meetings, and staff meetings, and serves on school-wide  committees as directed by the Head of School 

● Typical work day is from 7:45am-4:30pm. One breakfast duty per week at 7:30 am. ● Takes students on field trips, including overnight field trips when needed 

● Understands that participation in some events that are on the weekend and after school help to CCC achieve  its mission 

Qualifications 

● Bachelor’s degree with two or more years teaching experience, master’s degree preferred ● Experience teaching in an urban environment preferred  

● Bilingual (Spanish) preferred 

● High expectations – believes deeply that all students can learn and succeed 

● Team player – communicates openly and honestly with CCC staff members 

● Optimistic attitude – demonstrates the resiliency needed to excel 

● Reflective, proactive and dedicated to personal growth – strives to be the change they wish to see in the  world 

● Open to receiving feedback and implementing change


About Cornelia Connelly Center 

Cornelia Connelly Center champions girls at risk, empowering them to realize their full potential from middle  school through college and beyond. CCC offers a thirteen year program to girls living in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

Full benefits offered

Full benefits offered

Location

On-site
220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

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How to Apply: 

Please submit the following documents to: Ms. Shalonda Neeley Gutierrez, Head of  School: sneeley@connellycenter.org 

∙ Cover letter 

∙ Resume 

∙ List of 3 possible professional references

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