Certified Biology Teacher

LEAD Charter School | Newark, NJ


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Posted Date 4/25/2021
Expiration Date6/02/2021

LEAD Charter School 

Job Description: Grade 9-12 Science Teacher 

LEAD Charter School, NJ's first single sourced charter high school, seeks an exceptional Science teacher to join the efforts of a community that’s poised to transform equity through opportunity for young people in Newark. The mission of LEAD is to enable students ages 16-21 in grades 9-12 in Newark, NJ to master the essential skills crucial for success in, career, postsecondary education, and community leadership within a global society. LEAD implements the Newark Opportunity Youth Network (NOYN) school model. Key design elements support the unique career training, academic progress, and non-academic needs of students who have disengaged from traditional schooling. The innovative NOYN model re-engages young people via active participation in rigorous and relevant content, and standards-driven competency-based instruction aligned with emerging market demands. Through applied learning opportunities with partner organizations and corporations, LEAD prepares students to compete in the local economy and/or transition to postsecondary education. To learn more about LEAD, please visit:  http://leadcharterschool.org/.  

Grade 9-12 Science Teacher

JOB GOAL: To lead implementation of the OYN school model in Science subject areas and support implementation Science curriculum across the school, raising student achievement in preparation for success in postsecondary education, career, and community leadership. 


Teachers at LEAD embody the commitment, energy, and heart needed to excel in our classrooms. Teachers who want to work at LEAD should expect the job to be challenging—and they should also expect feedback, collaboration, and support from teammates and School Leaders in order to help them meet those challenges. 


REPORTS TO: Head of School



  1. Valid New Jersey Teacher Grade 9-12 Certification or Certificate of Eligibility in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Physics, or other related Science fields)

  2. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

  3. Demonstrated success in raising student achievement with underserved populations.

  4. Strong commitment to youth and ability to work effectively with parents.

  5. Successful in creating collaborative relationships or coalitions.

  6. Commitment to NOYN school model and implementation with fidelity.

  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including use of office productivity software.

  8. Robust analytical skills, with an ability to use data to drive student achievement.

  9. Capacity to personalize instruction through differentiation, including use of blended learning and technology.

  10. Required criminal history background check, proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident status & NJ residency.


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