October 20, 2015. Lawrence, MA. Esperanza Academy classroom photos. © 2015 Marilyn Humphries

Non-Discrimination Policy
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, Esperanza is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Principal, The Lead Math and History Teacher will

  • Implement our well-developed curriculum.  Teach/Co-teach a full-time class load (usually four classes per day).
  • Collaborate with co-teachers, teaching fellows, administrators and supportive adult family members for student learning, professional growth and development and teacher evaluations.
  • Serve as an Advisor to a group of students.
  • Participate in our extended-day program as an athletic coach and/or homework support monitor.
  • Perform assigned duties such as: morning and visitor welcome, dismissal, monitor meals, student chores and hallways, assist in planning and coordinating chapel services, attend evening and weekend events as necessary such as open house, parent conferences, student speaker occasions, and fundraisers.  Undertake other support and leadership duties as assigned by the Principal or Head of School.  At all times and places serve as a positive ambassador of Esperanza Academy in the wider community.
  • Participate in the school’s schedule of overnight retreats (summer, fall, spring) – if applicable.
  • Support Esperanza’s mission to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens.  Empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with our core values of wisdom, integrity, leadership and service.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years Math and History Teaching Experience, preferably with students in an urban setting and/or middle school age.
  • A bachelor’s degree in education, science, or relevant field
  • A sense of humor and flexibility to “roll with the punches” inherent in a small-school setting.
  • Experience with using technology in the classroom.
  • Openness to the role that spirituality plays in education.
  • Positive evaluations from current and former supervisors

COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Esperanza Academy offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and a comprehensive professional development program. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks provided by our executive chef.

 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter specifically detailing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to Annmarie Quezada, Interim Head of School, Esperanza Academy, at Annmarie.Quezada@ESPERANZAACADEMY.ORG
Non-Discrimination Policy: Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, Esperanza is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basic of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Manage front office responsibilities such as: answering phone calls, filing, greeting families, ordering supplies, sending communications home and any correspondence deemed important for families/students.
  • Work with families to form an Parent Ambassadors Group as well as create a schedule for all parent engagement evenings throughout the year (1 per month).
  • Actively communicate to families via phone and use of app messaging services. Some communication may include, but is not limited to: notifying families for check ins, relaying important/urgent announcements, keeping families aware of student absence and tardy, students and/or emergency situations as well as any and all schedule changes
  • Coordinate with Nurse to ensure medical records and the upkeep of all files are current
  • Responsible for planning, executing and managing the family volunteer schedule. All families are required to volunteer time at Esperanza Academy for 1 hour per week/throughout the academic year completing various tasks in the school
  • Supervise and manage the Custodian and all custodial duties in order to maintain a healthy and clean environment for students, staff, family, and visitors
  • Demonstrate support, at all times, for the Esperanza Academy mission, program, students, families, faculty, and administration and serve as a positive ambassador of Esperanza Academy in the wider community.
  • Maintain professionalism to all who enter the school building
  • Undertake other support and leadership duties as assigned by the Principal or Head of School.
  • Support Esperanza’s mission to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens.  Empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with our core values of wisdom, integrity, leadership and service.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience (preferably in an education setting) with students in an urban setting and/or middle school age
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A sense of humor and flexibility to “roll with the punches” inherent in a small-school setting
  • Fluency or near fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Highly organized, Ability to multi-task, be a self-starter and problem-solve on a regular basis
  • Ability to interact with students/families in a positive manner
  • Experience with Word, Excel and willingness to learn other technology systems
  • Positive evaluations from current and former supervisors

 

START DATE: July 1, 2017

FULL-TIME: Work hours – 7:30-5pm* (M-F) *May change depending on events scheduled throughout the year

COMPENSATION: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Esperanza Academy offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and a comprehensive professional development program. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks provided by our executive chef.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter specifically detailing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to Annmarie Quezada, Interim Head of School, Esperanza Academy, at Annmarie.Quezada@esperanzaacademy.org

Non-Discrimination Policy: Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, Esperanza is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE SUPPORT: FOR JULY 1, 2017

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Following the Nativity Miguel model, the Graduate Support team works to ensure the academic, emotional, and social success of our graduates as they make their journey through high school and college. The Associate Director of Graduate Support is a critical position at Esperanza, and it will be integral to the steady growth and overall success of our program. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Graduate Support. The responsibilities listed below are in no way all inclusive or exhaustive; rather, it is understood that the Associate Director may be asked to perform other duties as requested by the Director or Head of School.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with students and their families, often one-on-one, in order to educate, support, and empower them through the difficult process of researching and applying to private high
  • Manage the annual 8th grade HS application process by collecting application materials from students, gathering necessary documents from parents, coordinating teacher references and registering students for

testing (HSPT and SSAT), and maintaining ongoing student files.

  • Teach weekly High School Prep class for all 8th grade students, focusing on facilitating student applications, monitoring checklists, and focusing on strategies for transitioning to

 

  • Coordinate and supervise supplemental programming and events, often coordinating with community volunteers, such as parent educational workshops, financial aid workshops, practice interview and essay writing workshops, a FAFSA night for college students’ parents,
  • Facilitate financial aid applications for HS applicants (SSS and FACTS), for current HS students, for college applicants (FAFSA and CSS profiles), and also for current college
  • Manage process for tracking graduates’ academic progress by collecting students’ report cards from HS’s and maintaining a spreadsheet that records each student’s
  • Manage a comprehensive, user-friendly database of graduate test data, including scores from MAPS, Stanford 10, ERB, HSPT, SSAT, SAT, ACT, such that longitudinal trends may be easily
  • Create and maintain a system for tracking regular and ongoing outreach/ communication with
  • Assist DGS with coordinating outreach and interventions with graduates, including connecting graduates with tutors, organizing and supervising graduate after-school study hall, and coordinating the mailing of care packages to boarding HS and college students and GSP program brochures to
  • Create visual displays to publically celebrate the achievements of our
  • Manage seasonal admissions processes for incoming 5th grade Esperanza students; includes recruitment within the community of Lawrence, vetting of families’ financial eligibility, organizing open house events, review of income eligibility, scheduling of family interviews, and oversight of the lottery.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will be strongly mission-driven, deeply committed to middle school education, and have experience working with independent schools and urban education. The successful candidate will exhibit many of the following qualifications and experience:

 

  • An understanding of and appreciation for adolescent development, middle school curriculum and pedagogy, and the complex needs of middle school girls
  • Experience working in an urban school setting with a diverse student body
  • Experience with independent school admissions processes
  • Commitment and capacity to engage and educate students’ families
  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented
  • Flexibility, problem-solving skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Creativity, and the ability to develop and improve upon existing systems
  • A proven track record of collaboration and teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, analyze and utilize data for programmatic purposes
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education, social work, or related field would be desirable
  • Spoken and written Spanish language skills desirable

 

COMPENSATION: This Associate Director position will be full time and year round, and as such, salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Esperanza Academy offers an attractive benefits package including 403(b), medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, and support for professional development.

 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter specifically detailing your qualifications for the position, a resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to Annmarie Quezada, Interim Head of School, at annmarie.quezada@EsperanzaAcademy.org, and Ben Lynch, Director of Graduate Support, at ben.lynch@EsperanzaAcademy.org. For best consideration, please submit your resume and supporting materials by May 7, 2017. The position will be open until filled. Should a qualified candidate emerge early in the process, the school reserves the right to bring the search to an immediate conclusion. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.

 

October 20, 2015. Lawrence, MA. Esperanza Academy classroom photos. © 2015 Marilyn Humphries

Currently Accepting Applications

Life Together is a ten-month fellowship and leadership development project that matches young leaders (21-32 years of age) with mission-based non-profit organizations, churches, and schools throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Life Together is a strategic initiative of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and an affiliate program of the Episcopal Service Corps.

The Teaching Fellowship is a partnership between Life Together and Esperanza. During their two-year commitment with Life Together, fellows work for social justice, grow as leaders, and live in community with other fellows. In addition to teaching, fellows participate in regular leadership training and spiritual reflection.

About the Position:
The Fellow will teach classes, coach in the athletic program, serve as an advisor to students, and perform other responsibilities related to teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate belief in the mission and philosophy of both Life Together and Esperanza Academy. The teaching fellow will be a person of high moral character with a generous sense of humor, determination and fortitude. The teaching fellow shall have the ability to work independently and cooperatively and be committed to goal-oriented leadership. Organizational, computer, written, and oral communication skills must be exemplary.

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is required
Teaching experience and work with urban youth is preferred, but not required.
Prior leadership experience is preferred

Compensation:
Fellows receive housing, health insurance, a modest living stipend, and are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award (to pay student loans or put toward future graduate school tuition). Fellows also receive extensive leadership training.

To Apply:
Please forward resume, cover letter, and contact info for three professional references to:

Annmarie Quezada, Principal
Esperanza Academy
annmarie.quezada@esperanzaacademy.org