Biology Teacher (High School)

METS Charter School | Jersey City, NJ

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Posted Date 9/23/2019
Expiration Date10/23/2019


JOB TITLE: Biology Teacher - High School 

REPORT TO: Principal  


JOB DESCRIPTION: Subject teachers are responsible for maximizing the academic progress of the students they teach, working with colleagues to participate fully in the development of the department. Subject teachers promote a positive, purposeful and professional working atmosphere that encourages cooperation and challenge while valuing the contribution that individuals make to the success of M.E.T.S. Charter School


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science, with a current New Jersey Certification in Biology 
  • 1-3 years’ teaching experience 
  • Familiarity with NJSLS 
  • Passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child 
  • A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children 
  • Recent and consistent involvement in extracurricular activities 
  • Hire subject to Background Check and Manitou Test. 



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Encourage high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly in student progress
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient running of the School
  • Promote a School culture which is positive, purposeful and professional
  • Support and motivate students, teachers and other School employees
  • Encourage consultation, review, and improvement


Responsibilities in the Classroom:

  • Plan and prepare well-structured, clearly presented lessons appropriate to the abilities of all students and the syllabus being taught
  • Make sure that the classroom is a stimulating environment that facilitates learning
  • Generate enthusiasm for the subject being taught and inspire all students to work to their potential
  • Liaise with the Administration, CST, and Parents where a student may have special educational needs.
  • Promote high standards of behavior by encouraging a positive, proactive approach to studying and build productive relationships with students
  • Set homework which is appropriate to the student’s ability and their wider workload, following School policy
  • Assess student’s work accurately and regularly, giving thoughtful and meaningful feedback
  • Promote high standards of the organization
  • Be punctual to lessons
  • Promote high standards for all students at all times

Responsibilities to the School:

  • Be respectful of the needs of colleagues regarding co-operation, collegiality, deadlines and team cohesion
  • Improve, update and maintain materials and resources as needed
  • Complete written assessments and reports according to guidelines and deadlines
  • Participate positively in departmental meetings, follow policies and contribute to making an effective and efficient department
  • Promote professional dialogue, share ideas about teaching and learning and support other teachers in developing good practice and new approaches and initiatives
  • Take part in and contribute to department and whole faculty activities
  • Enthusiastically contribute cross-curricular links and initiatives and Leadership activities
  • Be involved in new responsibilities within the department as part of an on-going process of professional development
  • Keep up to date with developments in the Subject, and in education generally


  • Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.



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