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English Teacher

Organization: RiseUp Community School
Date Posted: 1/6/2020
Date Needed: 1/6/2020
City: Denver
Location: Colorado
Country: United States
Primary Category: Teacher (High School)
Type of Position: Part-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelors Degree
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

RiseUp Community School: 

Teacher Job Description

Employees at RiseUp Community School must be committed to the Vision and Mission of the School.

Our mission is why we show up to work

The mission of RiseUp Community School is to engage young people who have previously dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out in a supportive learning environment that holds each student to high expectations, cultivates social justice, and inspires every student to achieve a high school diploma and become prepared for college and careers after graduation.

Our vision describes the reality we are working to create

Our vision is that all young people, regardless of their circumstances, have access to an education that will prepare them to counter social inequities and realize their full potential. Our school empowers young people to transform themselves and become leaders in their communities. Our school is a haven of trust and respect, where students can prepare for success in careers, post-secondary education and life. 100% of our graduates are prepared for and go on to post-secondary education or meaningful careers.

School Overview:

RiseUp Community School strives to provide the most challenging, the richest, the most supportive, and the most engaging high school experience for all students that show up at our doors. Most of our students have met and continue to experience barriers to smooth schooling. We feel it is our responsibility to help diminish barriers and to teach young people how to be agents of change in their lives and communities. Some key aspects of our program are:

  • Project-based courses where students can apply learning in context

  • Connection with post-secondary options through internships and concurrent enrollment

  • Competency based grading so students can show 21st century skills vs strictly content knowledge

All RiseUp staff show a commitment to:

  • Using proactive and reactive restorative practices to build connections with students, families, and staff

  • Building bridges between school and students’ interests and goals

  • Establishing community connections to widen the reach of RiseUp and the net of support for students

  • Improving their impact by learning and practicing culturally relevant ways of interacting

Position Description:


  • Certified in English

  • Holds a 2 year ELD certification

  • At least 2 years of teaching experience

  • Ability to design project-based courses that align to standards and RiseUp competencies

  • Proven ability to work with students in an alternative setting

  • Pass the Colorado background check

Based on the qualifications of the applicant, the position is between 0.5FTE to 1.0FTE, and will be decided on by the Principal.



  • Teach at least 2 courses in certified subject area

  • Take part in all staff PD

ELA administration-

  • Monitor and ensure RiseUp Community School’s compliance with Chapter 8 of the Consent Decree

  • Act as the SAL for WIDA and ACCESS

  • Lead the CH-ISA team’s work of monitoring the lifecycle of EL’s at RiseUp

  • Support teachers who are in the process of receiving the two year ELA-E certification course 

  • Partner with teachers or lead professional development to ensure that teachers are using current best practices for EL instruction

How to Apply / Contact

To apply:

  • Cover letter- address why RiseUp Community School is of interest and a good fit for you, and highlight unique skill sets and/or beliefs you posses that may not come through in your resume.

  • Resume/CV (include three references)

  • Start date- Open until filled

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