HopeTECH Instructor

Type: Full-Time
Year: 2020-21 School Year

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision as well as our Faith & Life Covenant.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

The HopeTECH Instructor plays a key role in building and delivering a strong HopeTECH PATH and programs for the school.  The role has three key aspects:

  1. HopeTECH Instructor will envision and develop curricula, within guidelines, with the HopeTECH director and other’s guidance at Hope Academy.
  2. HopeTECH Instructor will play a primary role in the start-up of HopeTECH at Hope Academy for the school year 2020-2021. This will include participating in and/or leading the design of the facility layout; specification and acquisition, of furniture, equipment, supplies and class materials to enable teaching of the curricula. This will be done within the supervision and involvement of the HopeTech Director and other’s at Hope Academy. After year one, this will include maintaining and/or replacing equipment and supplies to enable the curricula, and or changes to the curricula, as agreed with the HopeTECH director.
  3. HopeTECH Instructor will teach and/or oversee teaching of the defined curricula for the classes assigned for each school year.

HopeTECH Curriculum Planning/Refinement

  • Envisioning Curriculum for applicable programs within the HopeTECH PATH 
    1. For 2020-2021 – generally required classes in Overview of Trades/Technology” for Middle School studentsApplied Technology for High School students with the HopeTECH Director 
    2. For 2020-2021 – Elective classes for the programs that will include: “Trades/Woodworking”; “Technology/Robotics”, “IT/Coding”, with the HopeTECH Director, and other Hope Academy staff.
  • Curriculum Planning – finding and/or developing the courses and lesson plans for each envisioned program for which teaching responsibility is assigned.

Start-Up and Maintenance

  1. Facility Layout, Equipment, Storage Requirements
  2. Facility Buildout/Preparation involvement
  3. Equipment acquisition and implementation
  4. Equipment Maintenance and Supply Requirements
  5. Equipment Maintenance Execution
  6. Course Material Requirements
  7. Course Material Acquisition

HopeTECH Instructor

  1. Should have the ability and flexibility to teach in all of the programs/disciplines offered through HopeTECH:
    1. Ability to teach all of the required and elective courses within the HopeTECH PATH – for 2020-2021 this includes:
      1. Introduction to Trades and Technology
      2. Applied Technology
      3. Trades/woodworking
      4. Technology/robotics
      5. IT/coding
    1. Future curricula such as:
      1. Trades/electrical construction
      2. Technology/3D Printing and Computer Aided Design
      3. IT/web design and development.
      4. Our intent is to team teach to be able to substitute for one another should the occasion arise. And, to develop and share curricula together – relying on expertise in the group but involving and training everyone.
  1. Teaching specific classes for the 2020-2021 school year
    1. Middle School Teaching (grades 6-8)
      1. conducts 1 period of a semester-long class “Overview of Trades/Technology”.
    2. High School Teaching (grades 9-12)
      1. conducts 2 periods of semester-long classes in “Applied Technology”.
      2. conducts 2 periods of semester-long elective classes in HopeTECH “Trades/woodworking”
    3. Other Full-Time Teacher Responsibilities

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. 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.
  2. Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  3. 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.
  4. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  5. Experience in using technology (5+ Years) – e.g., robotics, coding, advanced manufacturing, CAD/Technology Design, Engineering, 3D Printing, etc.
  6. Experience in woodworking (5+ Years) – ability to build/teach building of small woodworking projects, to more complex building projects using multiple trades, e.g., building a small wall with framing, electrical, sheet-rocking/covering, trimming, painting/finishing.
  7. BA in Education or BS in Technology/Engineering or Comparable Work Experience preferred.