English Language Arts (Middle School Grades 5-8)

College Achieve Charter School | Plainfield, NJ

Posted Date 11/17/2022
Expiration Date1/04/2023

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

A teacher at College Achieve Charter School will provide students rigorous and relevant learning activities and experiences designed to prepare each student to excel at a top college or university. This position is critical in building strong relationships with our students in order to best meet their individual needs and further the mission of College Achieve.


A College Achieve Teacher will:

Help to shape the culture of a growing College Achieve community by establishing high expectations and paving the way for each new class of students

Work as part of an entrepreneurial team to create policies, curricula, and instructional methods that demand rigor and relevance

All College Achieve Teachers will:

  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students in English Language Arts/Literacy instruction
  • Create a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and encourages students to take risks in their learning
  • Prepare lessons that reflect best practices and accommodations for individual differences of students
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and communicate these objectives to the students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with best practices, specific content knowledge, the physical limitations of the space provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement College Achieve’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
  • Assess student learning, through observations, authentic performance, and more formal methods, in an ongoing manner, providing frequent student feedback, information to parents and written progress reports
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law and administrative regulations
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
  • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Participate in all professional development opportunities
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


Education and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • New Jersey Teacher Certificate Standard; CEAS or CE; Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: Language Arts/Literacy Specialization in Grades 5 - 8 and appropriate corresponding certification in Elementary School or K-12 Subject Matter endorsement


  • Ability to establish rapport with families and children
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
  • Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of College Achieve
  • Motivation to grow as an educational professional
  • Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines

Compensation: Annual salary is competitive, with benefits, and will acknowledge a
candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/ harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/ domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply


  • Resident of New Jersey or willing to relocate to comply with NJ DOE requirements
  • In possession of appropriate NJ certification

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • North Plainfield, NJ: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • NJDOE Certification or are in the process (Required)
Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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