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Lead Teacher

Nest Academy RVA Richmond, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About Nest Academy RVA:
Nest is a new non-profit whose mission is to create inspirational learning environments for
young adults with complex disabilities. We currently offer 3 (2hour) courses a week with 3-4
students in a class and are looking to increase the number of classes and students. Most of the
students are non-verbal and require support that is provided by a personal aid.

Job Role & Summary
Nest is looking for a passionate and creative teacher that can build a curriculum and teach 2-5
classes per week that will engage the students at their level and create an environment of
friendship among the students. Curriculum should include the coordination of field trips and
guest speakers as well as history, art and physical activities. Communications with parents and
Nest staff will enhance the quality of the classroom environment and support from the

* Understand each students’ abilities
* Responsible for teaching at least 2 classes/week
* Develop curriculum
* Organize supplies
* Communicate with parents and staff
* Responsible for coordinating with volunteer teaching staff
* Responsible for planning field trips
* Responsible for recording class activities
* Maintain student safety by enforcing social distancing
* Maintain student records in accordance with Nest policy

* Creative to adapt curriculum to Nest environment
* Good communications skills with Nest Staff and parents/guardians
* Good interpersonal skills
* Desired skills:
* Google docs management
* Zoom/Virtual Meetings
* Email communications

* 5 years of teaching experience in academic environment
* Exceptional education experience a plus but not mandatory
* Teacher certification or significant leadership experience


* Being part of a new organization and building it from the ground up
* Serving upon a passionate group of parents and supporters
* Serving an underserved population
* Priceless smiles of being part of a community
* Salary range $8,000-$30,000/year

* 8-20 hours/week

* Summer Optional

Nest Academy RVA


Richmond, VA