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  • High School Team Leader 2019-20

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are.

    We are Foundation Academies. We are the largest charter organization in New Jersey’s capital city, Trenton, serving more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools. We believe every child deserves access to a high-quality education and we work relentlessly to ensure this happens.


    We are a team of experienced and mission-driven, urban educators. We value growth mindsets, lifelong learners and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high-standards because that’s what our families deserve.


    We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.


    We are Trenton and we are proud of it!  

    Who you are.

    You are committed and you are determined. You understand that to actualize education reform in a revitalizing city is hard, hard work - no getting around it. But you are ready, hungry, and already rolling-up your sleeves as you read the rest of this post...


    We seek a highly committed and talented Team Leader to be part of our Foundation Collegiate Academy Team who:

    • Preferably has three plus years teaching and two plus years coaching experience in an urban or low-income setting. Understands how to get students excited about learning and preparing them for the nation’s finest colleges  
    • Creates and implements a vision for instruction across subjects and grade levels
    • Coaches teachers and learning specialists and helps to foster a productive co-teaching relationship
    • Assists teachers in revising their curriculum to better meet the focus, coherence, and rigor required by the Standards
    • Commits to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team of teachers and leaders
    • Models and teaches our school values of bravery, grit, zest, self-awareness, and pride
    • Potentially serves as an advisor for a small group of students and promotes their academic, social, and emotional growth
    • Analyzes data on daily, weekly, and monthly basis with progress monitoring


    Team Leads teach for 75% of the time and coach for 25% of the time.

    Want to join our FAmily?

    We work hard, but thankfully have fun doing it! Here are just some of the benefits we offer:


    • Competitive starting salary with merit-based pay increases annually
    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
    • Tax deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount
    • Independent, conflict-free, financial consulting through Holberg Financial
    • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
    • Work laptop
    • Making a positive impact in the lives of some pretty awesome kids


    • Commitment to living out our mission
    • Possess or are eligible for NJ certification in any Secondary Education Instructional Content Area
    • Has a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015) for certification requirements; exceptions made in the case of exceptionally high praxis score

    Supporting/Additional Documents Requested

    • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references.
    • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).


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