NativityMiguel is an independent, Catholic middle school (grades 5-8) founded in 2014. As one of 48 NativityMiguel Coalition member schools, NativityMiguel School of Scranton follows a proven model, characterized by academically challenging curriculum and an extended-day, year round program. Serving economically disadvantaged children of all faiths in the Scranton and Wilkes- Barre area, the school empowers students to reach their full potential as scholars, leaders, and role models in their families and in their communities.
The NativityMiguel School of Scranton is seeking dynamic educators who are committed to the school’s mission of transforming the lives of economically disadvantaged students through high quality, holistic education. Both part and full-time teaching positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year in the following middle school (grades 6-8) content areas: Social Studies, Science, Math, Religion, Physical Education, Art. Candidates for full time positions must be able to teach in at least two of the content areas listed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaching classes of 15 academically committed and talented students.
- Serving as a faculty advisor to 5-8 students, monitoring their social and academic growth and communicating
- Participating in our after-school program, coordinating activities and supervising tutorial once a week.
- Attending weekly faculty meetings and monthly professional development days.
- A demonstrated commitment to the NativityMiguel School of Scranton mission and our Core
- Values: Faith and Honor, Integrity and Respect, Leadership and Perseverance.
- A bachelor’s degree in education, or a related field (master’s preferred).
- At least three years of experience teaching at the middle school level; Pennsylvania Certification in at least one of the areas listed is strongly preferred.
Director of Graduate Support
The NativityMiguel School of Scranton is seeking a full time director of graduate support. As the school’s initial director of graduate support, this individual will be charged with designing a comprehensive program of guidance and support for students as they transition from NMS to a college preparatory high school program. The director of Graduate support is a 12 month, full time, salaried position. Working closely with our students and families from grade eight through college graduation, the director of graduate support plays a central role in ensuring the fulfillment of NativityMiguel School’s promise to transform the lives of economically disadvantaged students.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The director of graduate support’s duties and responsibilities include:
- Accompanying all graduates and their families through the transition from NMS to high school and from high school to college.
- Establishing partnerships with local college-preparatory secondary schools.
- Creating and implementing systems of support and training for students and parents.
- Monitoring the academic and social progress of all graduates.
- Providing ongoing support and counseling to students and families.
- Accompanying students and families on high school and college tours, assisting with the admissions process, and coordinating financial aid applications.
- Engaging all individuals who support our graduates, establishing and maintaining lines of communication with high school counselors, administrators, and parents and guardians.
- Supporting and advising graduates facing crisis situations, which could impede their academic or social progress in high school or college.
- Design curriculum and instructional activities for the High School Seminar.
- Teach two or three classes per day of history, science, math or religion.
- Participate in all daily school activities, including: morning meeting, advisory, after school activities, and study hall.
- A demonstrated commitment to the NativityMiguel School of Scranton mission and our Core Values: Faith and Honor, Integrity and Respect, Leadership and Perseverance.
- A bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or a relatedfield (master’s preferred).
- Knowledge of private and independent schools and their admissions process (experience in independent school admissions or counseling preferred).
- Excellent interpersonal and comunication skills and an ability to network with varied constituencies, including: school administrators, teachers counselors, and admissions officials as well as students and families.
- Experience working with at-risk youth and their families.