Employment

IACS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to:  veteran status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, religious creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, homelessness, disability and/or age.

Openings for 2020-2021 School Year

Middle School Administrative Assistant

Innovation Academy Charter School (Tyngsborough, MA), a public charter school serving grades 5 through 12, is seeking a joyful, tech-savvy, highly organized administrative assistant at the middle school. The ideal candidate will be able to manage many of the tasks associated with running a fast-paced school, with school experience preferred. Reporting directly to the Middle School Principal, the assistant will support the middle school administrative team. Typically, the administrative assistant works roughly 30-35 hours/week year-round. 

Responsibilities include managing student database, managing bulk administrative communications to families, coordinating coverage by substitute teachers, coordinating logistics for state testing and internal assessment, recording and following up on attendance, maintaining administrative and schoolwide calendars, assisting the Dean of Students with paperwork and communication related to Section 504 plans for the Middle School, and greeting and responding to students, families, staff, and visitors in a welcoming and timely manner. A qualified candidate will demonstrate professionalism and adaptability and maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications 

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree  
  • Experience in a K-12 school environment is preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude to foster a welcoming atmosphere
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, Google Apps, and Google Calendar. Knowledge of Aspen is a plus. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and an ability to learn new technologies 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks amidst a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exercise sound judgement in handling confidential and sensitive information 
  • Ability to problem-solve independently

Please apply on SchoolSpring.

Innovation Academy Seeks Middle School Spanish Teacher

Role & Responsibilities

The Spanish program is a proficiency-based program that immerses the students in the language from the first day. Students are expected to participate and stay in the target language 100% of the time while in class. By immersing themselves in Spanish, students begin to learn the natural way and are encouraged to speak as often as possible, embracing errors as an expected part of learning a language. Teachers provide comprehensible input, scaffolded activities, games, music, physical activity, guided readings and community building activities to create an error-tolerant environment for students to learn to take safe risks with the target language. Spanish teachers at IACS use the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines to guide a largely teacher prepared curriculum that supports student growth.

Teachers who thrive at Innovation have passion and expertise in their content area that they eagerly share with students.  IACS teachers value collaboration.  We have a strong mentoring program for teachers new to the school and those new to teaching, including career changers and highly value supporting teachers in the professional community. Our school has a close-knit alliance of teachers, students, administration, and parents. The student population is diverse because students come to us from nine sending districts, the largest of which comes from Lowell.  Teachers serve as advisors to a group of 12-13 students each year, building strong relationships with students outside of the academic classroom.  

Ideal candidates will be prepared to teach Spanish.  We require a bachelor’s degree, ideally in Education or Spanish or related fields; some coursework or work experience in teaching is important.  Teachers are responsible for creating a stimulating classroom environment that helps students build their proficiency in the target language over time. Our ultimate goal being to shape empathetic, socially conscious individuals who confidently use the target language to communicate in and out of the classroom. We expect our teachers to find joy from teaching a wide range of students and creatively manage their own classrooms.

Please apply on SchoolSpring.