SailFuture is seeking a full-time ELA instructor passionate about empowering at-risk students to achieve economic freedom and social mobility through interdisciplinary, project-based teaching.
SailFuture Academy invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Communications Department (Position Start: July 2021). The Communications Department (combining History & Social Sciences and English) represents SailFuture Academy’s dedication to interdisciplinary integration and practical, student-centered learning.
This position will be responsible for the implementation of a pre-designed, comprehensive curriculum, student feedback, and classroom management for 3 classes of 16 students. The ideal candidate will charismatically engage students in hands-on learning experiences examining the significance of communication in all of its forms. Additionally, this position aims to assist students in deepening their mastery of reading and writing while at the same time understanding the implications of various events and policies both historic and contemporary.
About SailFuture Academy
SailFuture Academy is a purposefully disruptive educational model based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our mission is to empower at-risk students to achieve economic freedom and social mobility through an equitable and exceptional school model driven by character development and pragmatic, project-based learning. In other words, we teach students how to solve real-world problems by practically applying the skills and knowledge learned through dynamic classroom activities in real-world culinary, construction, and maritime settings.
SailFuture Academy operates on a year-round calendar with 5 terms. This calendar provides meaningful breaks to students and faculty throughout the year, as well as ample planning time for faculty to regroup and prepare high-quality and individualized lesson plans for their students. Students attend class for 8-9 weeks each term which is followed by a 2- week break for students and a week of protected break time and a week of protected planning time for faculty.
- Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
- Lead 9th grade students in groups of 16 through hands-on instruction that teach communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help ensure a safe classroom environment, both physically and intellectually
- Ensure students uphold community standards in the classroom and within our community
- Create a space for students to fail forward in order to improve their mastery of target objectives
- Able to provide real-time, constructive feedback for 16 students to help student growth
- Provide individualized input for each student in term-end review meetings
- Submit daily professionalism score for each student using provided rubric and guidelines
- Provide weekly narrative feedback regarding student engagement in class
- Lead a crew of 8 students in an advisory session at the end of each day
- Establish meaningful relationships and build trust with students to assist in improving their behavior, educational performance, and social relationships
The faculty recruitment team is excited to review applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and are seeking candidates who possess the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Willingness to learn and provide feedback
- Ability to understand and effectively implement provided, detailed lesson plans
- Undaunted by new, unique challenges in order to catalyze meaningful social change
- Excited to create inclusive spaces where each student is seen, heard, and valued
- Patient and empathetic with a big heart and a desire to support students through challenges.
- Collaborative in their approach
- Ready, willing and eager to be flexible and pitch in when and as needed
- Entrepreneurial in their thinking and a creative problem solver
- Leadership and effective communication, both written and oral
- Passionate about reimagining education
- $45,000 - $55,000 annual salary depending on experience
- 401k with 6% match
- $250 monthly health insurance contribution
Initial interviews will take place by video conference with finalists invited to campus for an in-person interview and teaching demonstration. Additionally, finalists will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation. For more information about SailFuture Academy, see our website: www.sailfuture.org/academy