Careers

Careers Within AUSL Schools

AUSL schools succeed because they have talented, dedicated teachers and staff who hold high expectations for their students and can motivate students to perform at the highest level of their potential. AUSL schools are learning communities where teachers develop as professionals, enriching their students’ lives and strengthening our entire network of schools. If you want to be part of the team at one of our exceptional AUSL-managed Chicago Public Schools, we invite you to apply for a position in the growing network of AUSL schools.


Current Career Opportunities

    • Teacher Support: ID224

      Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach

      Date Posted: 01/28/2014

      Location: Chicago, IL - various schools

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      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.
       
      The Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach will provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated special education teachers and case managers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools.  Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' repertoire of classroom strategies, understanding and implementation of special education laws and practices, and using student data to drive differentiated instruction to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking.  The Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives.  All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 
        
      Responsibilities  

      • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development to special education teachers.
      • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, IEP consultation, and classroom observation & feedback.
      • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable.
      • Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals.
      • With the AUSL Elementary Curriculum Director, complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
      • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
      • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
      • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
      • Collaborate and support case managers in first year turnarounds with IEP writing, scheduling, and other case management duties  as needed.

      Qualifications

      • Master's degree in an education-related field, preferably special education; current IL teaching certificate.
      • Experience as a successful and innovative special education teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 special education classroom teaching experience, including the development and implementation of IEPs and FA/BIPs.
      • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
      • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
      • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
      • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
      • Strong written and oral communication skills.

      This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. 


    • Teacher Support: ID334

      AUSL Math+ Elementary Mathematics Tutor

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: Multiple Locations

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      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, and currently manages a network of 29 schools.  AUSL's mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through a disciplined transformation process.  For more information about AUSL, go to auslchicago.org.

      AUSL seeks talented, dedicated individuals to tutor small groups of children to help them dramatically increase their learning and achievement in math.  Teams of Elementary Tutors will work throughout the school year in several AUSL-managed CPS elementary schools, and will receive training and support from experienced teachers dedicated to the tutoring program. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      • Provide individualized tutoring to small groups of students in math concepts, skills, and reasoning (grades 3 to 5)
      • Plan and implement lessons, based on the needs of the students, in accordance with Illinois and Common Core standards
      • Assess students' learning levels and track their progress
      • Reinforce expectations regarding student behavior and support the ongoing development of a positive learning environment and culture
      • Participate in weekly professional development
       
      Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Strong skills and conceptual understanding in math.  Mathematics proficiency at the level of seventh grade math is required, and AUSL's candidate screening and selection process will include a brief mathematics proficiency test 
      • Proficient at organizing materials/data and in prioritizing tasks
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent listening skills
      • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, web-based resources, and data management
      • Previous experience tutoring, volunteering or working with students, especially urban students, is desirable but not required
      • Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required

      This is a 10-month position (school year schedule) with 8-hour days, Mondays-Fridays, with a 30-minute lunch break.  The annual salary for this position is $25,000, plus benefits (benefits are provided year round).  AUSL tutors who enjoy and succeed at their work, and who are interested in a career in teaching, will be encouraged to advance their careers as educators with AUSL, for example by applying for AUSL's Chicago Teacher Residency teacher training and certification program.
       

    • Teacher Support: ID347

      Elementary Teacher Coach (Bilingual - Spanish)

      Date Posted: 01/13/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

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      AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization partnering with Chicago Public Schools, and currently manages a network of 29 schools. At AUSL, it is our mission to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through our disciplined transformation process.

      AUSL seeks a highly qualified candidate with experience in Bilingual education to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' repertoire of classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. Bilingual Elementary Coaches will also provide specific support to teachers, schools, and other members of the AUSL network around best practices and legal mandates for Bilingual instruction.  The Coach will collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, to contribute to the building and success of the network’s Bilingual program, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools.

      Responsibilities

      • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management, rigorous instruction, and best practices for Bilingual education to the teachers in turnaround schools in a variety of subjects and grade levels, Bilingual/ELL and General Education.
      • Analyze teachers’ practice in order to create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices. Utilize a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
      • Implement the AUSL coaching model which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable.
      • Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals.
      • Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at the school site or for the AUSL elementary school network.
      • Assist teachers to develop and provide bilingual and ESL students with appropriate coursework through curriculum modification, acceleration, etc.
      • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the bilingual and ESL programs and implement changes based on the findings.
      • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
      • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training workshops, as well as site- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
      • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
      • Use basic Windows programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth

      Qualifications

      • Master’s degree in an education-related field; current teaching certificate with Bilingual Approval or Endorsement or Transitional Bilingual Certificate (Type 29)
      • Experience as a successful and innovative Bilingual/ELL teacher, including the skills necessary to mentor adult learners; minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience
      • Extensive experience in urban educational settings
      • Prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners
      • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills
      • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders
      • Strong written and oral communication skills
      • Fluent in both Spanish and English
      • Proficient in Window programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip cameras, iPads)

      This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position.

       


    • Teacher Support: ID393

      Director of Community Engagement

      Date Posted: 03/05/2014

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      AUSL Director of Community Engagement
       
      AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools to dramatically improve student achievement in chronically failing schools through its disciplined school transformation process. AUSL currently manages a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, and its Chicago Teacher Residency program trains 180 teachers each year.
       
      The Director of Community Engagement will work with the Director of Marketing & Communications to engage a diverse group of community stakeholders and strengthening the connections between AUSL, AUSL families, AUSL schools, communities and leaders.  AUSL believes that awareness, understanding and advocacy is essential to improve Chicago's lowest performing schools.
       
      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Cultivate and nurture community-school partnerships with residents, local institutions/organizations, and community-based businesses in the schools' community.  Develop and foster relationships consistent with the goals and mission of the schools and of AUSL.
      • Develop and execute the AUSL Parent Ambassador program.
      • Plan, implement and coordinate special events for community members and students to enhance community-school partnerships.
      • Work with school leaders, grade level teacher teams, guidance counselors, and youth intervention specialist teams to build partnerships between schools and various service sectors of each community. 
      • Work with school staff to develop recruitment plans.
      • Create and maintain systems and structures to support data-driven decision-making around parent engagement. 
      • Support the implementation of college counseling and alumni support systems.
      • Work cooperatively with a wide spectrum of internal contacts and various departments within AUSL and CPS to resolve possible issues.
      • Liaison with community leaders as well as local, state and federal elected officials.
      • Support LSCs, PACs, and CACs as needed.
      • Serve as the AUSL spokesperson and representative at school and community meetings and with the media.
      • Increase the awareness and understanding of AUSL with parents and communities.
      • Maintain frequent and timely interactions with all school leaders to ensure clear, consistent messaging to families, community members, and other stakeholders.
       
      EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor’s Degree.
      • 3-5 years experience in Community Engagement
      • Knowledge of the history and current landscape of education policy and political issues in Chicago
      • Excellent communications skills – writing, speaking, listening, & advising
      • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills
      • Ability to multi-task multiple projects at a time
      • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with peers on regular basis
      • Self-motivated; with demonstrated ability to take independent action and assume responsibility
      • Ability to achieve measurable, meaningful results in a fast-paced environment and ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback
      • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups and pull various viewpoints toward common goals
      Willingness to travel throughout the city and work nights/weekends; and fulltime access to a car.

    • Teacher Support: ID409

      Elementary Teacher Coach

      Date Posted: 03/25/2014

      Location: Chicago, IL - various schools

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.

      AUSL seeks a highly qualified elementary candidate to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Elementary Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' understanding of and ability to apply various classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The Elementary Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 

      Responsibilities

      • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management and rigorous instruction to teachers across a variety of subjects and grade levels.
      • Analyze teachers' practice and create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices.
      • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, , and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
      • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable. Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals. Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
      • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
      • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
      • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
      • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.

      Qualifications

      • Master's degree in an education-related field; current IL teaching certificate.
      • Experience as a successful and innovative teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 special education classroom teaching experience.
      • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
      • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
      • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
      • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
      • Strong written and oral communication skills.
       

      This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. 


    • Teacher Support: ID411

      Executive Assistant

      Date Posted: 03/31/2014

      Location: 7257 South State St., Chicago IL

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      AUSL seeks a dynamic, organized, and energetic Executive Assistant with outstanding time management ability, interpersonal skills, and judgment to provide administrative support to AUSL’s Managing Director of Turnaround Schools and his team of 4 Directors.  The Executive Assistant will independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines, screen and prioritize communications from internal and external sources, and organize and maintain administrative processes. The work location for this position is 7257 South State Street, Chicago IL. 
       
      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools.  Our mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through a disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.  AUSL’s network includes 29 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit www.auslchicago.org.
       
      Responsibilities include:

      Receive and review email and assist the Managing Director and Directors with communications and tasks. 
      • Schedule and coordinate meetings ranging in size from a handful to hundreds of participants.  Plan and manage room setup, equipment, catering, and communications with attendees.  Work with vendors to ensure that all details are on schedule and within budget.
      • Develop and maintain systems to support the leaders’ management of information, deadlines, events, and follow ups.  Track and communicate information to ensure that team members are aware of deadlines and specific deliverables.
      • Manage information and compile reports; update shared online project planning documents.  Create and edit emails, PowerPoint presentations and other documents.
      • Establish and maintain friendly, collaborative, and professional relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders at all levels, inside and outside the organization. 
      • Other duties as assigned.
      Qualifications:
                       
      • Bachelor’s degree plus 2+ years of professional work experience, including administrative support experience.
      • Expertise with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and with Google applications (Mail, Calendar, Drive).  Able to learn new technologies and applications quickly, and to develop more efficient and effective ways to manage information.
      • Able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects with a high degree of ownership for projects and outstanding attention to detail, accuracy, and customer service.
      • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
      • Highly motivated with high energy; a collaborative and creative problem-solver who takes initiative and succeeds with limited supervision.
      • Outstanding judgment, maturity, discretion, and professionalism.
      • Values diversity of thought, background, and perspectives, and is enthusiastic about AUSL’s mission to improve student achievement in Chicago Public Schools.
      • Licensed driver with access to an insured vehicle.  Must pass a criminal background check required for employees who work in CPS schools.
      This position is a full-time, year round position. Some travel is required to schools in various locations in the city of Chicago; expenses are reimbursed.  No overnight travel is required.
       
      How to Apply
       
      To apply: go to http://auslchicago.org/about/careers and scroll down to select this position, complete a brief online application, and upload your resume and cover letter.  AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AUSL, go to www.auslchicago.org

    • Teacher Support: ID330

      Counselor

      Date Posted: 12/26/2013

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      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a non-profit education management organization that turns around chronically failing Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  Our mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, failing schools through a disciplined transformation process built on a foundation of specialty trained AUSL teachers.  Our turnaround schools offer students and families the opportunity to be educated in a learning community with high expectations and resources for improved performance.  AUSL currently manages 29 CPS neighborhood turnaround schools (24 elementary, 5 high schools) that are predominately located on the Westside and Southside of Chicago.  All school staff at an AUSL turnaround school are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.ausl-chicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time elementary school guidance counselors who are highly qualified to serve at an AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional who has a proven track record of collaboration with colleagues, parents and community to support students' learning and well-being. We accept candidates who develop programs and interventions that promote achievement, and connect students to academic opportunities after graduation. AUSL views the role of the guidance counselor as integral in assessing home, school, personal and community factors that affect a student's ability to learn.  All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      The guidance counselor hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, guidance counselors may be asked to participate in professional development.
       
      Responsibilities:
               Collaborate with families in alleviating adverse conditions in order to promote resiliency and academic success for at-risk students;
               Initiate and coordinate programs such as Peer Mediation, Rainbows, Operation Snowflake, Junior Achievement, Character Counts; 
               Assist students in problem solving and conflict resolution in a safe manner;
               Address legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline, assisting with hearings and providing testimony to inform custody arrangements;
               Promote career development of all students;
               Serve as a liaison among school, families, and community agencies;
               Be receptive to feedback from school administrators and  collaborators to improve practice;
               Participate in a mandatory summer professional development.
       
      Qualifications:
               Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
               Current Illinois Professional Educator's License and endorsement for School Counseling and Guidance (Previously Type 73 Certification), Illinois Provisional certificated accepted for out of state applicants
               Urban / high need teaching experience (Chicago Public School K-8 experience preferred)
               Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs.  Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)   
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
               Conduct site visits/s with members of the selection committee (if applicable);
               Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID385

      Bilingual Coordinator

      Date Posted: 01/12/2014

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      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a non-profit education management organization that turns around chronically failing Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  Our mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, failing schools through a disciplined transformation process built on a foundation of specialty trained AUSL teachers.  Our turnaround schools offer students and families the opportunity to be educated in a learning community with high expectations and resources for improved performance.  AUSL currently manages 29 CPS neighborhood turnaround schools (24 elementary, 5 high schools) that are predominately located on the Westside and Southside of Chicago.  All school staff at an AUSL turnaround school are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.ausl-chicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced part-time elementary school bilingual coordinators who are highly qualified to serve at an AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional who has a proven track record of collaboration with colleagues, parents and community to support students' learning and well-being. We accept candidates who develop programs and interventions that promote achievement and connect students to further academic success. AUSL views the role of the bilingual coordinator as integral in providing high quality educational services to bilingual and ESL students.  All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      The bilingual coordinator hours may include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, bilingual coordinators may be asked to participate in professional development.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      • Provide push in and pull out instructional support to ESL students.
      • Assist in the development and revision of bilingual and ESL curriculum as needed. 
      • Assist teachers to develop and provide bilingual and ESL students with appropriate course work through curriculum modification, acceleration, etc. 
      • Coordinate a continuing evaluation of the bilingual and ESL programs and implement changes based on the findings.
      • Provide resources and materials to support staff in accomplishing program goals. 
      • Consult with parents, administrators, counselors, teachers, community agencies, and other relevant individuals regarding bilingual and ESL students.
      Qualifications:
               Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
               Fluency in English and Spanish - listening, speaking, reading, and writing
               Current Illinois Professional Educator's License and endorsement for Bilingual Education (Previously Type 29 Certification)
               Urban / high need teaching experience (Chicago Public School K-8 experience preferred)
               Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs.  Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)   
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
               Conduct site visits/s with members of the selection committee (if applicable);
               Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID397

      School Security Officer - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/10/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

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      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.ausl-chicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time School Security Officers who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of a School Security Officer as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement. Under supervision, the School Security Officer performs routine security functions to ensure the protection of property and the safety of students and staff at an assigned school and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Exercise good judgment when responding to safety and security violations and emergencies
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Monitors school entrances to prevent unauthorized entry to building and patrols hallways and lavatories within building
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Create and follow protocols for the safe and orderly entry, exit and movement of students throughout the school grounds
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         May assist in the supervision of students on school busses and in school in order to maintain discipline and order
      •         Prevent trespassing, vandalism, loitering or other acts that contribute to an unsafe or disorderly environment
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development
       
      Qualifications:
      •         High school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent)
      •         Safety and security experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Able to lift up to 20 pounds, and walk/stand to a significant degree (light work)
      •         Knowledge of basic methods of providing site security and basic safety rules and procedures
      •         Ability to exercise good judgment when responding to safety and security violations and emergencies
      •         Ability to work with school-age children in enforcing safety and security rules and procedures
      •         Ability to follow written and oral instructions; good oral communication skills; good human relations and interpersonal skills
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID400

      Bilingual Special Education Classroom Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Bilingual Special Education Teacher Classroom Assistants who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of a Bilingual Special Education Classroom Assistant as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a Special Education teacher holding a valid teaching certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, this Classroom Assistant uses bilingual skills to assist in the instruction of disabled students, and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Uses bilingual skills and assists elementary and high school Special Education teachers in reinforcing efforts with children with various disabilities, including physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, emotional impairments, and mental impairments in accordance with each students’ Individual Education Program (IEP)
      •         Lifts and positions non-ambulatory students during the school day as instructed by the teacher and in adherence to written instruction from students’ personal physicians; assists students with orthopedic impairments by arranging and adjusting tools, work aids, and equipment used by students in classrooms, including, but not limited to, specially equipped worktables, positioning equipment, wheelchairs, tape recorders, computers, communication devices, and mechanized page turners
      •         Assists teacher in instructing students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and economic self-sufficiency
      •         Provides one-on-one tutoring for students to present or reinforce learning concepts; provides one-on-one personal hygiene services for students with severe disabilities, including toileting, changing soiled diapers, and cleaning soiled children regardless of age
      •         Accompanies students to swimming pools and medical clinics to assist in removing clothing and performing other personal services that students are unable to perform themselves; assists in feeding students unable to do so themselves
      •         Takes notes in classrooms for students unable to do so themselves; corrects homework assignments and examination materials; assists teachers in maintaining written records of students’ behavior; accompanies students and teachers on class field trips
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.
       
      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands include the ability to reach, handle, and finger objects; talk and hear; occasional use of near visual acuity and frequent use of far visual acuity.
      •         Good knowledge of the characteristics of students with various disabilities; ability to work with/for students with various disabilities, ages birth to 21 years of age;
      •         Ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is highly desirable. Individuals who do not provide evidence of the completion of training in CPR at the time of initial employment in this class title will complete CPR training as a condition of employment
      •         Ability to read, speak, and write in English and at least one other language. Good oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other language;good knowledge of grammar and spelling in English and at least one other language; good knowledge of basic mathematics; ability to follow written and oral instructions and direction; ability to complete and maintain basic written reports
      •         Skill in the operation of photocopying and audio-visual equipment is highly desirable
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID401

      Instructor Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Instructor Assistants who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of the Instructor Assistant as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under supervision, the Instructor Assistant assists teachers holding a valid state certificate in the instruction of pupils at schools, including schools involved in the Chicago Effective Schools Project and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Provides instruction related support services under the direction of teachers; assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments; tutors students under the supervision of the classroom teacher; participates and assists with the implementation of innovative education activities; assists in collecting and grading students’ homework assignments and examination materials under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •        Consults with teachers regarding problems, concerns, and special interests of individual students and contacts parents and guardians after consultation with the teacher; collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences
      •         Provides support and assistance to the local school planning team; assists in the implementation of in-services for other staff; greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      •         Operates audio-visual equipment, such as video cassette recorders, movie projectors, film strip projectors, tape recorders, and phonographs
      •         Assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and playground activities; may assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students
      •         May assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.
       
      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.
      •         Ability to maintain an orderly classroom environment; ability to work with and for school-aged children; general knowledge of the behavior patterns of school-aged children; knowledge of basic educational methods and techniques
      •         Knowledge of CPS rules and regulations
      •         Working knowledge of proper English grammar and spelling; good oral and written communication skills, including ability to follow and confer oral instructions; good skill in basic arithmetic
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID402

      Teacher Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Teacher Assistants who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of the Teacher Assistant as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, the Teacher Assistant assists in the instruction of pupils and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Provides instruction related support services under the direction of teachers; assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments; tutors students under the supervision of the classroom teacher; assists in maintaining the orderly arrangement of classrooms; assists in collecting and grading students’ homework assignments and examination materials under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •        Assists teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms; assists in the receipt, processing, and issuance of new books under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •        Consults with teachers regarding problems, concerns, and special interests of individual students and contacts parents and guardians after consultation with the teacher; collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences
      •         Provides security functions within the school such as monitoring corridors and reviewing student identification cards; greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      •         Operates audio-visual equipment, such as video cassette recorders, movie projectors, film strip projectors, tape recorders, and phonographs; operates photocopying and duplicating machines to reproduce educational materials
      •         Assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and playground activities; may assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students; assists in supervising the loading and unloading of students on school busses
      •         May assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.

      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.
      •         Ability to maintain an orderly classroom environment; ability to work with and for school-aged children
      •         Knowledge of CPS rules and regulations
      •         Ability to operate basic office equipment; skill in operating audio-visual equipment and personal computers is highly desirable
      •         Good oral and written communication skills; good reading skills; ability to communicate effectively with the public
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID403

      Teacher Assistant II - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Teacher Assistants II who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of the Teacher Assistant II as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, the Teacher Assistant II assists in the instruction of pupils and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Provides instruction related support services under the direction of teachers; assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments; provide tutoring services under the direction of the teacher
      •         Assists teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms; assists in the receipt, processing, and issuance of new books under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •         Collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences
      •         Provides security functions within the school such as monitoring corridors and reviewing student identification cards; greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      •         Operates audio-visual equipment, such as video cassette recorders, movie projectors, film strip projectors, tape recorders, and phonographs; operates photocopying and duplicating machines to reproduce educational materials
      •         Assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and playground activities; may assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students; assists in supervising the loading and unloading of students on school busses
      •         May assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.

      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.
      •         Ability to maintain an orderly classroom environment; ability to work with and for school-aged children
      •         Knowledge of CPS rules and regulations
      •         Ability to operate basic office equipment; skill in operating audio-visual equipment and personal computers is highly desirable
      •         Good oral and written communication skills; good reading skills; ability to communicate effectively with the public
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID404

      Bilingual Teacher Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Bilingual Teacher Assistants who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of the Bilingual Teacher Assistant as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, the Bilingual Teacher Assistant utilizes bilingual skills in English and at least one other language to assist in the instruction of pupils and perform related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments; tutors students under the supervision of the classroom teacher; assists in maintaining the orderly arrangement of classrooms; assists in collecting and grading students’ homework assignments and examination materials under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •         Assists teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms; assists in the receipt, processing, and issuance of new books under the supervision of the classroom teacher
      •         Consults with teachers regarding special interests of individual students; collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences
      •         Provides security functions within the school such as monitoring corridors and reviewing student identification cards; greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      •         Operates audio-visual equipment, such as video cassette recorders, movie projectors, film strip projectors, tape recorders, and phonographs; operates photocopying and duplicating machines to reproduce educational materials
      •         Uses bilingual skills and assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and playground activities; may assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students; assists in supervising the loading and unloading of students on school busses
      •         May assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.

      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.
      •         Ability to maintain an orderly classroom environment; ability to work with and for school-aged children
      •         Knowledge of CPS rules and regulations
      •         Ability to operate basic office equipment; skill in operating audio-visual equipment and personal computers is highly desirable
      •         Good knowledge of proper grammar and spelling in English and at least one other language; good oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other language; good reading skills; ability to communicate effectively with the public
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID405

      Senior School Security Officer - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.ausl-chicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Senior School Security Officers who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of a Senior School Security Officer as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement. Under supervision of the school principal, the Senior School Security Officer maintains security in and around a school and school grounds and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Exercise good judgment when responding to safety and security violations and emergencies
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Monitors school entrances to prevent unauthorized entry to building and monitors halls during school hours to maintain order and prevent loitering
      •         Conducts surveillance throughout school to prevent vandalism and damage to school property and equipment
      •         Patrols playground area and school grounds and monitors school parking lot to ensure safety and security of students and staff and prevent trespassing, vandalism, and loitering or other acts that contribute to a disorderly environment; reports acts of trespassing, vandalism, loitering , and any other security violation to supervisory staff
      •         Directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development
       
      Qualifications:
      •         High school diploma, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by one year of security or watchman experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Completion of security courses is highly desirable.
      •         Safety and security experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects
      •         Knowledge of the basic methods and techniques of providing building, equipment, and site safety and security
      •         Ability to exercise good judgment when responding to security violations and emergency situations
      •         Ability to exercise tact and courtesy when interacting with the public
      •         Ability to follow written and oral instructions; good oral communication skills; good human relations and interpersonal skills

      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID406

      Special Education Classroom Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Special Education Teacher Classroom Assistants who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of aSpecial Education Classroom Assistant as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a Special Education teacher holding a valid teaching certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, this Classroom Assistant assists in the instruction of disabled students, and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
      •         Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Assists elementary and high school Special Education teachers in reinforcing efforts with children with various disabilities, including physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, emotional impairments, and mental impairments in accordance with each students’ Individual Education Program (IEP)
      •         Lifts and positions non-ambulatory students during the school day as instructed by the teacher and in adherence to written instruction from students’ personal physicians; assists students with orthopedic impairments by arranging and adjusting tools, work aids, and equipment used by students in classrooms, including, but not limited to, specially equipped worktables, positioning equipment, wheelchairs, tape recorders, computers, communication devices, and mechanized page turners
      •         Assists teacher in instructing students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and economic self-sufficiency
      •         Provides one-on-one tutoring for students to present or reinforce learning concepts; provides one-on-one personal hygiene services for students with severe disabilities, including toileting, changing soiled diapers, and cleaning soiled children regardless of age
      •         Accompanies students to swimming pools and medical clinics to assist in removing clothing and performing other personal services that students are unable to perform themselves; assists in feeding students unable to do so themselves
      •         Takes notes in classrooms for students unable to do so themselves; corrects homework assignments and examination materials; assists teachers in maintaining written records of students’ behavior; accompanies students and teachers on class field trips
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development; attends and participates in workshops and in service training to update job related skills.
       
      Qualifications:
      •         Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or Parapro)
      •         Experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands include the ability to reach, handle, and finger objects; talk and hear; occasional use of near visual acuity and frequent use of far visual acuity.
      •         Good knowledge of the characteristics of students with various disabilities; ability to work with/for students with various disabilities, ages birth to 21 years of age;
      •         Ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is highly desirable. Individuals who do not provide evidence of the completion of training in CPR at the time of initial employment in this class title will complete CPR training as a condition of employment
      •         Ability to read, speak, and write in English; good oral and written communication skills; good knowledge of grammar and spelling; good knowledge of basic mathematics; ability to follow written and oral instructions and direction; ability to complete and maintain basic written reports
      •         Skill in the operation of photocopying and audio-visual equipment is highly desirable
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID407

      Student Special Services Advocate (Dean) - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/13/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.ausl-chicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Student Special Services Advocates (Deans) who are professionals with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a learner-centered, friendly and safe school environment.  These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence.  AUSL views the role of a Student Special Services Advocates (Deans) as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement. Under general supervision, the Student Special Services Advocate (Dean) serves as an advocate for at-risk young adults and school-aged parents in connection with social, educational, and job training services; and performs related duties as required.
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      •         Exercise good judgment when responding to safety and security violations and emergencies
      •         Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
      •         Reviews school records and identifies, visits, and counsels at-risk young adults and school-aged parents who have dropped out of school, for the purpose of encouraging their return to school; confers with school counselors and clients to establish educational programs suitable to school-aged parents’ lifestyles
      •         Develops resource networks and accompanies clients to social service agencies which provide services and referrals to clients; assists clients in enrolling in G.E.D. courses, evening school courses, and job training programs
      •         Confers with employers of at-risk young adults and school-aged parents to discuss possibility of reducing work hours to allow clients to continue their education; maintains client case files and provides follow-up services
      •         Assists in compiling periodic activity reports for submission to supervisory staff and program government funding sources
      •         Meets with community organizations to distribute literature and explain available services
      •         May counsel student-athletes to ensure they meet college academic entrance requirements
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development

      Qualifications:
      •         Graduation from an accredited educational institution with an Associate’s degree, or successful completion of two years of college-level course work at an accredited college or university, supplemented by four years of progressively responsible experience in community or social service organizations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
      •         Considerable knowledge of the functions of social service agencies, considerable knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of at-risk young adults and school-aged parents, considerable knowledge of the concepts of social service program development
      •         Ability to work with and for at-risk young adults and school-aged parents, ability to establish and expand community and social service networks, ability to maintain accurate records
      •         Good oral and written communication skills, thorough skill in evaluating and meeting the social service needs of at-risk young adults and school-aged parents, skill in coordinating the efforts of various social service agencies and community organizations
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago
      •         May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      •         Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      •         Ability to follow written and oral instructions; good oral communication skills; good human relations and interpersonal skills
      •         Light Work:  Exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects.  Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID360

      Music Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/09/2013

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time music teachers who are highly qualified to teach at an AUSL managed – Chicago Public School.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences that utilize a variety of instructional strategies that deepens students' understanding and appreciation of music.  We anticipate candidates are willing to collaborate with classroom teachers and specialty teachers to integrate learning across curriculums. AUSL whole-heartedly supports specialist positions specifically so there is a postive change in climate and culture - this provides high level opportunities for our urban students. Equipment and materials will be provided for full class instruction.  All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 

      Responsibilities: 
      •         Construct and implement lessons aligned to the CPS Arts Education Plan that allow students to create and perform music;
      •         Maintain strong classroom management in accordance with school culture across grade levels;
      •         Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts/appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about music;
      •         Integrate music from different cultures, historical perspectives and styles;
      •         Collaborate with teachers and other specialists in developing student programs that promote commonalities, distinctions, and connections in and among the fine arts;
      •         Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time;
      •         Coordinate musical performances and student assemblies at least twice throughout the school year (winter and end of year);
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators;
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development;
      •         Collaborate with classroom teachers on crosscurricular unit to support student development.

      •         Attractive candidates are encouraged to commit out-of-school time to teaching in their content area, acting as an band or choir director and/or moderating after school programming (Drum Line, Glee Club, etc).


      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9) formerly Type 04, Special (Music)
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID361

      Literacy Interventionist - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 02/11/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Literacy Interventionists who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) [formerly Type 03], Elementary Education (K-9) [formerly Type 04], Reading Teacher
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID363

      Art Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 01/15/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time art teachers who are highly qualified to teach at an AUSL managed – Chicago Public School.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences that utilize a variety of instructional strategies that deepens students' understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.  We anticipate candidates are willing to collaborate with classroom teachers and specialty teachers to integrate learning across curriculums. AUSL whole-heartedly supports specialist positions specifically so there is a postive change in climate and culture - this provides high level opportunities for our urban students. Equipment and materials will be provided for full class instruction.  All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Construct and implement lessons aligned to the CPS Arts Education Plan that allow students to create and appreciate visual art;
      •         Maintain strong classroom management in accordance with school culture across grade levels;
      •         Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts/appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about the visual arts;
      •         Integrate artistic styles from different cultures and historical perspectives;
      •         Collaborate with teachers and other specialists in developing student programs that promote commonalities, distinctions, and connections in and among the fine arts;
      •         Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time;
      •         Coordinate art displays throughout the school, updated regularly to reflect current student work from all grade levels;
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators;
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development;
      •         Collaborate with classroom teachers on crosscurricular units to support student development.

      •         Attractive candidates are encouraged to commit out-of-school time to teaching in their content area, acting as an Arts Liason and/or moderating art programming.
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License - (Special - Arts Content area endorsement)  
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID365

      Spanish Teacher

      Date Posted: 12/10/2013

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Spanish teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9), Foreign Language Spanish 
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID394

      Primary Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/09/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time primary teachers for grades PK-2 who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) formerly Type 03, Elementary Education (K-9) formerly Type 04 
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID395

      Intermediate Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/09/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Intermediate grade teachers (3rd-5th grade) who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9) formerly Type 03
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID396

      Special Education Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/09/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Special Education teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Set goals for the individualized education plan that are achievable and comparable to a non-special education student's peers in accordance with the State of Illinois IEP that supports a guaranteed and viable curriculum; 
      •         Work collaboratively with the case manager to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensure success while also participating on the multidisciplinary team to promote students' well-being; 
      •         Serve as an advocate for students with special needs; 
      •         Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students; 
      •         Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement; 
      •         Design engaging and personalized instruction that nurtures and empowers the whole child resulting in improved student achievement; 
      •         Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor; 
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators; 
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development. 
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Special Education (PK-Age 21) formerly Type 10 or LBS1
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID370

      Special Education Teacher (High School)

      Date Posted: 01/14/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Special Education teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Set goals for the individualized education plan that are achievable and comparable to a non-special education student's peers in accordance with the State of Illinois IEP that supports a guaranteed and viable curriculum; 
      •         Work collaboratively with the case manager to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensure success while also participating on the multidisciplinary team to promote students' well-being; 
      •         Serve as an advocate for students with special needs; 
      •         Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students; 
      •         Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement; 
      •         Design engaging and personalized instruction that nurtures and empowers the whole child resulting in improved student achievement; 
      •         Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor; 
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators; 
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development. 
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Special Education (PK-Age 21) formerly Type 10 or LBS1
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID373

      Special Education Classroom Assistant (High School)

      Date Posted: 12/11/2013

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Special Education Classroom Assistants (SECA) who are interested in becoming members of a special support team. This support team will work together as guardians of the public spaces of the school and assist with instruction and developing a positive school climate. Under the direction of the principal, these individuals will interact with children during the school day, explaining and clarifying the high expectations for positive student behavior, and helping each student to understand how our schools "work”. This important work will require collaborative persons who are dedicated to building an environment conducive to teaching and learning. This position will be opened for a 38.8 week school year (204 days including 10 paid vacation days). Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement. 

      Responsibilities: 
      • Assist Special Education teacher in reinforcing efforts with children with various disabilities (includes physical, learning, behavior disorders, emotional and mental impairments) in accordance with each students Individual Education Program (IEP); 
      • Provide one-on-one tutoring services for students to present or reinforce leaning concepts
      • Support teachers in organizing classroom, preparing educational materials, and maintaining written records of student's behavior
      • Greet and directs students and visitors to appropriate areas of the school
      • Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior.
      • Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community.
      • Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity.
      • Participate in individual and group professional development activities. 
      • Great written and verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
      • Provide one-on-one personal hygiene services for students with severe disabilities (including toileting, changing soiled diapers, cleaning soiled children regardless of age)
      • Assist students with orthopedic impairments
      • Exercise good judgment when interacting with students, parents, and school staff.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Mail 
      • Participate in a mandatory summer professional development

      Qualifications:
      • High school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent)
      • Valid NCLB paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). May be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university.
      • Reside within the city of Chicago 
      • Successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol screening with background check
      • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, and walk/stand to a significant degree (medium work)

      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      • Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee



      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID382

      English Teacher

      Date Posted: 01/07/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time high school English teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with other classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Illinois State and Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Secondary Education (9-12) or Special (K-12 or PK-21), English
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID388

      PE/Dance Teacher, High School - 2014/2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/30/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Physical Education teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of health, movement, and related concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards. All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 

      Responsibilities:

      •         Develop and use the Illinois State and Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer

      Preferrred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      • Current Illinois Professional Educator License - Endorsements: Secondary Education (9-12) or Special (K-12 or PK-21), Physical Education, Dance, Health
      • Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      • Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)    
      • A proven track record of improving student achievement on formative, state or national standardized tests such as NWEA, EPAS, AP, etc
      • A proven track record of collegiality and collaboration
      • Capabilities for motivating and engaging students in learning
      • Desire to be a reflective practitioner who implements cycles of inquiry; willingness to make learning explicit while encouraging others to do the same
      • Desire and ability to connect with students and build rapport with them
      • Experience developing and implementing a college-preparatory curriculum designed for a wide range of learners using the backwards mapping approach
      • Experience developing and implementing a standards-based curriculum
      • A commitment to teaching literacy across content areas
      • Experience with various assessment tools, including rubrics and portfolios
      • Experience designing project-based units
      • Effective classroom management skills and systems
      • Adaptability and resourcefulness necessary in new-school start up efforts
      • Ability to integrate and infuse technology into the curriculum

      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement.  
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID390

      Spanish Teacher

      Date Posted: 02/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Spanish teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License - Endorsements: Secondary Education, Foreign Language Spanish 
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID362

      Special Education Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Special Education teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities: 
      •         Set goals for the individualized education plan that are achievable and comparable to a non-special education student's peers in accordance with the State of Illinois IEP that supports a guaranteed and viable curriculum; 
      •         Work collaboratively with the case manager to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensure success while also participating on the multidisciplinary team to promote students' well-being; 
      •         Serve as an advocate for students with special needs; 
      •         Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students; 
      •         Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement; 
      •         Design engaging and personalized instruction that nurtures and empowers the whole child resulting in improved student achievement; 
      •         Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor; 
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators; 
      •         Participate in a mandatory summer professional development. 
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Special Education (PK-Age 21) formerly Type 10 or LBS1
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID371

      Language Arts Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Language Arts teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9), Language Arts, Reading Teacher
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID372

      Science Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Science teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views engagement with science inquiry as essential to helping students develop the skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use state and Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9), General Science, Biological Science
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID378

      Math Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Math teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views engagement with mathematics inquiry as essential to helping students develop the skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use state and Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9), Mathematics
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID386

      Social Studies Teacher - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/27/2014

      Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit www.auslchicago.org.    
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Language Arts and Social Studies teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools.  This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts.  We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards.  AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance.  All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence. 
       
      Responsibilities:
      •         Develop and use the Common Core standards to create rigorous unit plans
      •         Differentiate instructional delivery to meet the needs and challenge of diverse learners
      •         Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable, based on Common Core standards as well as student assessment data
      •         Use AUSL classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
      •         Analyze student work and assessments to inform instruction and create and execute data action plans
      •         Develop a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
      •         Utilize a common approach to preparation and planning, classroom environment, and instruction
      •         Stimulate reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity
      •         Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice with full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
      •         Participate in mandatory individual and group Professional Development during the summer
       
      The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site).  In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement. 

      Qualifications:
      •         Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
      •         Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-9), Language Arts, Reading Teacher, Social Studies
      •         Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
      •         Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.)     
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID348

      Principal, Chicago Public Schools

      Date Posted: 01/15/2014

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program.  Selected elementary and high school Principals will lead AUSL managed-CPS schools and join an innovative team making a significant impact on public education in a global city.  For more information, see www.auslchicago.org.  

       
      Principals will lead school efforts by developing and executing a shared vision and mission for enhanced student learning to achieve dramatic gains in student achievement. This includes: 

      • Recruiting, selecting, retaining, motivating and developing high-performing leaders, teachers and staff;
      • Engaging parents and community partners and providing proactive social supports to meet student needs;
      • Implementing AUSL's frameworks, research-based curriculum and instructional practices that ensure development of rigorous, common core standards-based knowledge and skills, integrating literacy and technology, and leveraging data to improve instructional outcomes;
      • Ensuring a high-quality education experience for every student that includes engaging and personalized instruction and student supports;
      • Setting aggressive, transparent school, team and individual goals and tracking progress of achievement targets, school initiatives and individual staff development;
      • Managing facility improvements and ensuring teachers and staff have the necessary resources and materials to succeed;
      • Participating in the AUSL network of school leaders to share school support and guidance, promote network success and exchange best practices and learning.
      Qualifications 
      Candidates should have 2+ years of principal and/or school leadership experience in an urban, high-needs school and possess exceptional instructional leadership and management skills. Candidates should also have: 
      • Passion and commitment for urban school transformation, confidence to lead in a challenging situation and belief that all children can learn;
      • Outstanding strategic planning and problem-solving skills with an orientation toward results, action, impact and influence;
      • Demonstrated expertise in building a positive school culture and standards-based, rigorous, instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth of staff;
      • Proven ability to share leadership and collaborate with students, staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders to drive student learning;
      • Demonstrated success in recruiting, selecting and developing high-performing teams;
      • Certifications, endorsements, administrative experience, and/or expertise in curriculum, assessment and teacher professional development are strongly preferred.
      Additional Requirements:
      • Current Illinois Type 75 Administrative certificate
      • Candidate needs to have attained CPS Principal Eligibility prior to July 1, 2014
      • Current REACH Student Certification
      • Candidate should be prepared  to begin full-time employment January 2014

      In addition to competitive compensation and benefits offered by CPS, principals of AUSL-managed schools are eligible for additional performance-based pay from AUSL.  To apply, go to http://auslchicago.org/schools/careers.
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).


    • Teacher Support: ID349

      Assistant Principal, Chicago Public Schools

      Date Posted: 01/15/2014

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program.  Selected elementary and high school Assistant Principals will assist in leading AUSL-managed CPS schools and join an innovative team making a significant impact on public education in a global city.  For more information, see www.auslchicago.org.  
       
      Under the supervision of the Principal, the Assistant Principal will assist with tasks related to operations, curriculum, instruction, assessments, master scheduling, attendance, clerical, community engagement, teacher recruitment and hiring, and other related duties as required.  Responsibilities include: 

      • Leading teacher teams to create a coherent instructional program focused on common core standards and the AUSL curriculum and assessment model; 
      • Observing, supervising, coaching and evaluating all staff using a variety of techniques;
      • Leading a data-driven instruction initiative using interim assessments for the development of instructional action plans;
      • Organizing opportunities for teachers to develop and participate in professional learning communities at both the school level and within the broader AUSL network; 
      • Collaborating with administrators and staff to create a learner-centered, friendly, and safe environment;
      • Coordinating a concerted effort to address the social-emotional needs/development of all children; 
      • Creating a school infrastructure for materials management and scheduling.
      Qualifications 
      Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of classroom experience in an urban, high-needs school, and a history of demonstrated instructional leadership and management skills.  Candidates should also have: 
      • Passion and commitment for urban school transformation, confidence to lead in a challenging situation and belief that all children can learn;
      • Outstanding strategic planning and problem-solving skills with an orientation toward results, action, impact and influence;
      • Proven ability to share leadership and collaborate with students, staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders to drive student learning;
      • Certifications, endorsements, administrative experience, and/or expertise in curriculum, assessment and teacher professional development are strongly preferred.
      Additional Requirements:
      • Current Illinois Type 75 Administrative certificate
      • Current Illinois Teaching Certificate
      • Current REACH Student Certification
      • Candidate should be prepared to begin full-time employment on July 1, 2014

      To apply, go to http://auslchicago.org/schools/careers.
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699). 


    • Teacher Support: ID398

      School Clerk I - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/10/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.   
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time School Clerks I who are professional and poised in clerical work, and use sound judgment in evaluating situations.  Under the direction of the school principal, the School Clerk I will assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with students, parents, staff and community stakeholders to create a professional, friendly, and safe office environment.  This position will be opened for a 39.6 week school year (208 days including 10 paid vacation days).  Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union collective bargaining agreement.   All school staff in an AUSL-managed turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence, and ensuring a positive, welcoming and safe school atmosphere.   
       
      Responsibilities: 
      • Exhibit expertise in the Oracle financial system, IMPACT student management system, Kronos and SPS payroll system, iProcurement purchasing system and IAMs internal accounts system
      • Process and prepare bi-weekly payroll for all school personnel
      • Issue checks and prepare money for deposits to school checking account
      • Manage school use of discretionary and categorical funds and prepare fund transfers for the Department of Management and Budget as needed
      • Facilitate the registration and enrollment process for families with newly enrolled or transferring students
      • Create and process requisitions for the procurement of supplies, instructional materials, furniture, and equipment
      • Receive and compile periodic reports involving payroll, various funds and account ledgers
      • Oversee daily attendance submissions by teaching staff
      • Assist with internal, state, and all other authorized audits (including audits of school budget, petty cash fund, and internal accounts records)
      • Prepare and type a variety of original correspondence, memorandums, and reports as directed by the school administrators
      • Perform administrative duties (answer and place phone calls, open/sort mail, greet and direct visitors to appropriate staff, etc.)
      • Manage email communication, school calendars, and scheduling functions for school administrators
      • Display great written and verbal communication skills, record-keeping skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service for all school stakeholders
      Qualifications:
      • High school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent)
      • Previous clerical experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      • Reside within the city of Chicago
      • May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      • Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      • Able to lift up to 10 pounds (sedentary work)
      • Type 45 words per minute with fewer than 10 errors
      • Mastery in the skill of multi-tasking several high priorities simultaneously
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

    • Teacher Support: ID399

      School Clerk Assistant - 2014-2015 School Year

      Date Posted: 03/11/2014

      Location: Chicago IL

      Apply Now

      The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 29 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.   
       
      Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time School Clerk Assistants who are professional and poised in clerical work, and use sound judgment in evaluating situations.  Under the direction of the school principal, the School Clerk Assistant will assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with students, parents, staff and community stakeholders to create a professional, friendly, and safe office environment.  This position will be opened for a 39.6 week school year (208 days including 10 paid vacation days).  Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement.   All school staff in an AUSL-managed turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence, and ensuring a positive, welcoming and safe school atmosphere.   
       
      Responsibilities: 
      • Facilitate the enrollment, registration and transfers of new or exiting students
      • Oversee the submission of daily attendance and tracking from teaching staff
      • Prepare and type a variety of original correspondence as directed by the school administrators
      • Perform administrative duties (answer and place phone calls, open/sort mail, greet and direct visitors to appropriate staff, office bulletin boards, etc.)
      • Respond to general inquiries from students, parents and guardians and the general public concerning school operations
      • Manage email communication, school calendars, and scheduling functions for school administrators
      • Assist School Clerk I in select financial and office support functions
      • Operate basic office machines and intercom system
      • Display great written and verbal communication skills, record-keeping skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service for all school stakeholders
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Mail
      Qualifications:
      • High school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent)
      • Previous clerical experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
      • Reside within the city of Chicago
      • May not be in debt to the city of Chicago
      • Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check
      • Able to lift up to 10 pounds (sedentary work)
      • Type 35 words per minute with fewer than 10 errors
      • Mastery in the skill of multi-tasking several high priorities simultaneously
       
      In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
      •         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
       
      Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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