Technology Integration Specialist & Grades 6-12 Technology Instructor

Technology Integration Specialist and Grades 6-12 Technology Instructor
Job Description
The Technology Integration Specialist and Instructor plays a key role in building and delivering a strong technology
program for the school. The role has two key dimensions. First, the Technology Integration Specialist dimension of the
job will help train and support teachers in how to integrate technology in the classroom. Second, the Technology
Instructor dimension of the job will focus on the development of a K-12 technology curriculum and teaching classes
defined for delivering that curriculum.

CONTEXT AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Hope Academy is a Microsoft school. We take advantage of Microsoft 365 for email and the office suite. We also make
extensive use of Microsoft Teams both for administrative purposes and in the classroom. All students are given a
Microsoft 365 account so that they can actively utilize the tools that are available.
This position is integral to several very important technology related projects that are underway and will play an
important role in implementing and achieving student impact by integrating the use of these technologies in the
classroom. This list of technology improvements is an indicator of the type of environment this position is working in.
1. iPads (82 iPads) rolled out to all classrooms in Grade K-3
2. Chromebook cart (30 Chromebooks) implemented for shared use in Grades 4 and 5
3. Chromebook carts (90 Chromebooks) implemented for shared use in Grades 6 to 10
4. 1 to 1 program utilizing laptop computers will be implemented over the next two years for Grade 9 to 12
5. Interactive display boards (Smart Boards) will be implemented across all classrooms over the next 4 years

SPIRITUAL, EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Develops/selects and follows a Biblically-informed curriculum that will guide technology instruction.
2. Demonstrates leadership that helps students and teachers excel in the use of technology.
3. Is someone of the utmost integrity, who is passionately committed to Christ.
4. Bachelor’s degree required with major in Education or other technical subject matter preferred.
5. Two or more years of teaching experience in a technology related area is a plus but not required.
6. Experience as a Technology Integration Specialist (or equivalent) is a distinct advantage.
7. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to achieve measurable goals is important.

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPECIALIST
In the area of Technology Integration, this person is expected to work with the IT Director and Elementary Technology
Integration Specialist to develop a technology integration approach using the following resources and approaches:
1. Individual Meetings with Teachers – meets with teachers on-request to assist with technology skills
development and application of technology tools in the classroom.
2. In-Class Participation – classes can be led or co-led by this person. In addition, this person is available to
observe classes and make suggestions for how to enhance the integration of technology into the class.
3. Technology Planning Committee –plays a key role in the technology planning committee. The goal of the
committee is to continue envisioning the best use of technology at Hope.
4. Professional Development Planning – plays a key role looking for and investigating technology-related
professional development opportunities for staff and teachers and leading technology related professional
development sessions.
5. Research and Application – spends time being a “user of technology”, putting into practice the concepts that
teachers could be applying in the classroom. Builds a network with other educators in order to share best
practices and gain new insights which could be applied at Hope. Puts technology “on display” in various ways
throughout the school.

To Apply: Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter. Mail or email completed application, letters or recommendation, and cover letter to:

ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources

Hope Academy

2300 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: hr@hopeschool.org

Hope Academy/Teen Challenge Building Maintenance Support

Hope Academy is a K-12 private school located in Minneapolis. Our mission is to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding Christ-centered education.

Teen Challenge offers Christ-centered, faith-based solutions for youth, adults, and families struggling with life-controlling problems, such as addiction.

These two entities at 2300 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis have immediate opening for: Building Maintenance Support

This is a full time, year-round position with full benefits and is responsible for supporting and reporting to the Hope Operations Manager and the Building Engineer. This person must be available to work during the day to late afternoon, Monday-Friday for 40 hours per week. In addition, this person may need to be available periodically for on-call nights and weekends for emergencies.

Qualifications for this position include:

• Mechanical aptitude
• Minimum one to two years maintenance/mechanical/HVAC experience, or related technical education and certification
• Knowledge of educational/commercial building structures with knowledge of codes preferred
• Open to working towards and attaining a boiler license
• Good physical condition, able to lift a minimum of 50lbs regularly and 75lbs occasionally. Ability to perform following actions for the duration of an entire shift: walking, twisting and turning, stooping and bending, gripping, working with arms over one’s head, climbing ladders and working at heights. Physician verification may be required
• Effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language
• Ability to work independently and with a team; good interpersonal skills
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
• Ability to positively interact with K-12 school students, teachers staff and administration, parents and school guests
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively prioritize
• Willingness to learn and ready to accept new challenges
• Flexible and able to multi-task
• Valid MN driver’s license
• High school graduate
• Basic computer familiarity

Primary Duties:

• Address and complete work orders and projects, including working with outside vendors and contractors
• Provide support in the operations and maintenance of all building HVAC systems, including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, ventilation units and other plant-related HVAC systems
• Help test and maintain building life safety (fire detection and alarm & fire sprinkler), emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and security systems
• Provide and follow a regular schedule of building inspection and preventive maintenance as directed by Building Engineer
• Help maintain building plumbing, lighting electrical, doors/locks and other systems and equipment
• Provide support for school staff with requested maintenance and tasks
• Provide leadership for Hope Academy safety drills and reporting as appropriate to proper authorities
• Assist Hope Academy management in other duties as assigned including but not limited to managing and planning for usage of floor space and school vehicle policies and procedures
• Provide light cleaning and trash services
• Assist in the documentation of work and maintenance performed, including detailed log sheets on all appropriate equipment
• Support the Building Engineer in completing projects and perform all tasks necessary for the day-to-day operation of the facility
• Positively communicate concerns or needs to the Building Engineer
• Serve as an example of Hope Academy /Teen Challenge in support of their mission, strategies and initiatives
• Take on oversight of building in the absence of the Building Engineer

Compensation/Other:

• Salary dependent upon qualifications
• Subject to satisfactory background checkIf Interested:

• Please email staff application (http://hopeschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Staff-Employment-Application-Form.pdf), resume, and cover letter to: hr@hopeschool.org

• All faculty and staff agree to abide by our Statement of Faith and our
Faith & Life Covenant. Before applying, we encourage you to read the following statements:
http://hopeschool.org/about-us/employment/statement-of-faith/
http://hopeschool.org/about-us/employment/hope-academy-faith-life-covenant/

No phone calls please

Full-Time 3rd Grade Classroom Teacher

Position is for the 2019-2020 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving at Hope Academy.

Job Details

  • Responsible for instructing students using Hope’s curriculum for that grade level. Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities. Assess and report to school administration and parents.
  • “Shepherd” students, leading to healthy spiritual formation.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Relate well and communicate effectively with school staff and parents.
  • Participate in school activities and programs, as noted on the staff calendar.
  • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

If you are wanting to apply for multiple grade levels, please indicate so on your teacher application.

To Apply: Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.  Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to:

ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources

Hope Academy

2300 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: hr@hopeschool.org

Summer Teacher Residency

SUMMER TEACHER RESIDENCY

Are you a college student and want to learn how to effectively teach in an Urban Christian Classical context? Then our Summer Teacher Residency program is for you! Application Deadline: March 30, 2019

When: June 7th – July 3rd (4 week program)

Where: 2300 Chicago Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 (Hope Academy)

Why:

– Hands on experience

– Free Room & Board

– $2,250 stipend

– Work within an incredibly diverse city

– Teach alongside our veteran teaching staff (in your grade of choice!)

– See how God is transforming lives in Minneapolis & at Hope Academy

Questions? Contact Leslie Smith, Lower School Principal, at lesliesmith@hopeschool.org or 612-540-2041.

Part to Full-Time Middle School Latin Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Position is for the 2019-20 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details:

  • • 6th Grade History – 1 section
  • • 7th Grade History – 1 section
  • • 8th Grade Latin – 1 section
  • • The Latin teaching is a part-time position that could be combined with other part-time positions to make a full-time position.
  • • Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

To Apply:

Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.

Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to: ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources

Hope Academy 2300 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: tennilleziegler@hopeschool.org

Hope Academy – HS All Positions

Positions are for the 2019-20 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details:

  • Because we are adding an additional section of 9th grade for the 2019-20 school year, we are hiring for the following classes:
    • o High School Humane Letters – 1 section
    • o High School Writing/Bible – 1 section
    • o High School Science – 1 section
    • o High School Spanish – 1 section
    • o High School Math – 1 section
    • o High School Art – 1 Quarter
    • o High School Health – 1 Quarter
  • • Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

To Apply:

Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.

Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to: ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources Hope Academy 2300 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: tziegler@hopeschool.org

Full-Time Middle School Language Arts Teacher (7th/8th Grade)

Position is for the 2019-20 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details:

  • • 7th Grade Language Arts – 2 sections
  • • 8th Grade Language Arts – 2 sections
  • • Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

To Apply:

Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.

Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to: ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources Hope Academy 2300 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: tennilleziegler@hopeschool.org

Middle School Math Teacher

Position is for the 2019-20 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details:

  • • 7th Grade Math – 2 sections
  • • The math teaching position is a part-time position that could be combined with other part-time positions to make a full-time position.
  • • Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  • • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

To Apply:

Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.

Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to: ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources Hope Academy

2300 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: tennilleziegler@hopeschool.org

Full-Time Kindergarten Teacher

Position is for the 2019-2020 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving at Hope Academy.

Job Details

  • Responsible for instructing students using Hope’s curriculum for that grade level. Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities. Assess and report to school administration and parents.
  • “Shepherd” students, leading to healthy spiritual formation.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Relate well and communicate effectively with school staff and parents.
  • Participate in school activities and programs, as noted on the staff calendar.
  • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

 

General Faculty Qualifications

  • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

 

If you are wanting to apply for multiple grade levels, please indicate so on your teacher application.

To Apply: Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.  Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to:

ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources

Hope Academy

2300 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Email: hr@hopeschool.org

Full-Time 5th Grade Classroom Teacher

Position is for the 2019-2020 school year.

Very Important – Before applying please read and carefully review our Statement of Faith as well as our Hope Academy Faith & Life Covenant (see the Job Postings page at www.hopeschool.org). All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving at Hope Academy.

Job Details

  • Responsible for instructing students using Hope’s curriculum for that grade level. Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities. Assess and report to school administration and parents.
  • “Shepherd” students, leading to healthy spiritual formation.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Relate well and communicate effectively with school staff and parents.
  • Participate in school activities and programs, as noted on the staff calendar.
  • Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.
  • See the additional General Faculty Requirements and how “To Apply” below.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

If you are wanting to apply for multiple grade levels, please indicate so on your teacher application.

To Apply: Print out and complete our Teacher Application (PDF), along with two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter.  Mail or email completed application, letters of recommendation, and cover letter to:

ATTN: Tennille Ziegler, Human Resources

Hope Academy

2300 Chicago Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email: hr@hopeschool.org