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High School Computer Science Teacher (SY 22-23)

Uncommon Schools North Star Academy
Newark, NJ
  • Posted: 14 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond. 

Job Description

North Star Academy Washington Park High School in Newark, NJ, is looking for an innovative STEM teacher to design and teach a new Computer Science class, which will fit alongside our 2 other offered Computer Science classes, which are Introduction to Computing (Scratch, basic web design, and basic Python) and AP Computer Science A.  The teacher of this class can largely determine the topic, languages, and scope of the class, but the class will be a project-based experience in which students will learn the skills necessary to design and implement their own ideas and have freedom to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways.  Candidates ideally have relevant experience and/or coursework, but more importantly, they must have the energy and passion to empower our students through technology.


  • Computer Science Teacher will implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards; including teaching AP Computer Science A and/or AP Computer Science Principles.
  • Computer Science Teacher will design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Computer Science Teacher will use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Computer Science Teacher will participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Computer Science Teacher will provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Computer Science Teacher will be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Computer Science Teacher will communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
  • Computer Science Teacher will participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training. 

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
  • Minimum of two years teaching/education experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
  • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016)
  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable. 

Additional Information

Our people are what makes us Uncommon.  We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise.  Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.

Compensation for this position: The starting compensation for this role based in Newark is between $59,000 to $83,000.  The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location.  Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.  Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Newark.

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

Uncommon Schools North Star Academy


Newark, NJ



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