2015-16 Social Studies Teaching Positions – Collegiate Academies – New Orleans, LA

We want to become the best teachers we can be. As a team, we share our core values and share our belief in the vision of Collegiate Academies – to prepare all scholars for college success. We are looking for people like us!

Social Studies positions available across our schools

At our two new schools, G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy and G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy, we will add a 12th grade in the 2015 school year. Our teachers may switch the courses they teach between this year and next year. For example, a 9th grade World Geography Science Teacher might move to teach 11th US History. This would leave an opening in the 9th grade. Because we cannot yet predict these changes, below we’ve listed all possible courses for which we could hire a Social Studies Teacher.

Specific Courses

World Geography (9th)
World History (10th)
US History (3 classes/day) and AP US History (1 class/day) (11th)
Seminar in Innovation and Change (12th)
AP Government (12th)


Hold high expectations for each student.
Demonstrate strong teaching skills.
Collaboratively develop and institute universal student policies within classrooms and throughout the school campus.
Foster positive rapport and relationships with students.
Create an enthusiastic and optimistic learning environment.
Communicate frequently with parents.
Set and meet measurable goals for students.
Demonstrate flexibility and creatively embrace the ambiguities of building an organization focused on constant improvement.
Serve on school committees as needed.
Perform clerical duties, as required, relating to textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.
Remain on call in the evenings to provide student support.


Desire to work at a college-prep high school rebuilding urban education in the city of New Orleans.
Desire to grow as a teacher and person.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Deep belief that all students, regardless of their backgrounds and educational pasts, have the potential to succeed in college and beyond, and that it is the responsibility of schools to help students realize that potential.
Strong knowledge in content area of choice.

How to apply

Please answer the following questions in a separate document:

1. Why do you want to work at Collegiate Academies?
2. What will be your greatest strength in this role? What do you anticipate would be your greatest weakness/area of growth?
3. What do you find gives you the most energy on a daily basis in your school-based roles? What do you find drains the most energy?

Email your answer document, resume and cover letter to Michael Koler, Manager of Recruitment and Selection, at humancapital@collegiateacademies.org.

In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Collegiate Academies and your interest and qualifications in the position. Write your name and the job title in the subject line of the email, in this format: Full Name_Name of Position.