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Syracuse City School District Job posting 37980
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Jan 05, 2017 until Until Filled

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About Our District

The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is setting a higher bar for students and staff alike – and doing more than ever to help them reach it. We serve a richly diverse student body – our students speak over 70 languages, and 4 in 5 are low-income – and we believe every single student deserves a vibrant education. That’s why we’re going all in to make Syracuse the most-improved urban district in America. It won’t be easy, but it’s exciting. If you’re energized by our ambitious goals, and by the challenge of charting a new future for Syracuse, join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Syracuse Urban Fellowship Teacher (2017-2018)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
Posted on
Jan 05, 2017
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Please note that this posting is for anticipated openings for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Locations will vary depending on availability. We expect to begin the screening process in February 2017.

About Our District
The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.

About This Program
The Syracuse City School District is looking to ensure that our faculty better represents the diversity of our student body. We are looking for graduates with a background in and commitment to urban education in the following teaching areas:
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English as a New Language (ENL)
  • Library Media 
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Elementary
  • Other areas considered
In exchange for a 5-year commitment to teach in the Syracuse City School District, you will receive:
  • Full tuition toward a Master’s Degree in Education at Syracuse University
  • Starting salary of $47,500 
  • Additional pay for experience 
  • Opportunity to earn additional $5,480 by working in extended learning time school
  • Assistance with New York State Teacher Certification Process 
  • Includes stipend to assist with expense for certification

Specific Duties
Reporting to the principal, the teacher ensures that all their students achieve ambitious academic outcomes. The teacher must effectively: 
  • Plan data-driven, standards-aligned and differentiated units, lessons and activities; 
  • Deliver clear, accurate and rigorous lessons with a range of instructional and formative assessment techniques;
  • Establish and maintain a supportive, productive and positive learning environment with strong classroom management practices; and 
  • Monitor and communicate about student progress while engaging in continuous reflection, adjustment and professional development.
  • The teacher will perform additional related duties as required.
For further details on our expectations for classroom educators, explore the Danielson Framework for Teaching (2011). 

Urban Fellowship Program Requirements
  • Must reside in the city of Syracuse (A generous moving allowance of $1,500 and non-financial housing support is included)
  • Must be prepared to teach for a minimum of 5 years in the Syracuse City School District
  • You will be expected to teach in September 2017, therefore you must already have completed a teacher preparation program prior to September 2017.

Syracuse University Graduate Program Requirements
  • 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement regarding career aspirations
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts

Additional Qualifications
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • All candidates must possess New York State teacher certification in their subject area, or qualify to obtain it by the first date of employment. This requires at least a Bachelor’s degree. Licensed teachers from other states may qualify for reciprocity.

Salary/Salary Range
  • The current starting salary for SCSD Teachers is $47,500. With proof of outside related experience and college transcripts, the salary will be increased pursuant to the Unit 1 contractual agreement.
  • Teachers who are assigned to work at schools with extended learning time will receive an additional stipend up to $5,480.
  • Teachers will have opportunities to teach in our Summer School Programs, receiving an hourly rate of $41.40.
  • Teachers with experience and a deep background in Urban Education may qualify for the District’s Urban Fellowship Program. Click HERE to view the informational brochure for the program.