Temporary Science Education Specialist
  • Science

Acera School, Winchester, MA

Job Description: Acera is seeking a Part Time Temporary Science Education Specialist to lead an outdoor education, project based “Winter Garden” class for a group of 12 highly engaged 6th grade students.  The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings onsite at Acera from 8:45am - 10:45am (with an expectation to be on site from 8am - 11am). There is an outlined scope for the class, but the right candidate can shape and evolve it to fit the needs of the class. There will be a requirement to write comments in each student’s narrative report card. This is a short term opportunity (available due to paternity leave). Please send resume and cover letter which describes your educational philosophies to: hiring@aceraschool.org

Bring your highly collaborative approach and deep commitment to customizing students’ experiences to fit their needs to our school. We have a core school program with 130 students ages 5-14, and a summer time STEAM Learning Lab program that offers year-round enrichment to the public. We are continuously improving our school as a microcosm of what is possible in education, in which students’ voice, capacities and needs are understood. At Acera, we build relationships with each student as the cornerstone of our practice, and we partner with parents to help each child become the best version of themselves.

Acera Mission: We envision a world in which schools engage students in meaningful learning, in which teachers are freed as entrepreneurs in their classrooms, and in which students can become the best version of themselves, given each students’ unique capacities, needs, and passions. The Acera school day program provides students with unbounded access to learning, offering gifted students opportunity according to their ability not age. The Acera community, across all its programs and partnerships, learns, discovers, and explores at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential. Our culture is not about pressure; it is about freedom. We keep alive students’ innate curiosity and love of learning. We also partner with organizations beyond our walls, creating programs rich in sciences, technology, engineering, creativity and arts. We operate both as a lab school and a microcosm of what is possible for other schools. We seek to grow students’ emotional intelligence and enable them to become the best version of themselves. Our mission, across our core school day program, enrichment programs and within our partnerships, is to develop the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative thinkers who can make a positive impact in the world.

Skills and Requirements:

• 3+ years of teaching experience

• Excellent organization, follow through, documentation, and project management skills in written and verbal formats

• Ability to facilitate and support student groups to progress through projects, maintain a culture of mutual respect, and make plans and next steps to learn and evolve

• Experience with elementary and/or middle school learners

• A bring-it-on, can-do, let’s make it happen, whatever it takes attitude!

• A kind heart, a thoughtful mind, and a generous spirit

• Flexibility to step in, help and do whatever is needed to support our programs, our teachers, our parents, and our students

Application:

Please submit cover letter, resume, philosophy of education and beliefs about tutoring/coaching, and salary expectations to: hiring@Aceraschool.org

Anticipated start date: Immediately

For more information please contact: hiring@aceraschool.org www.aceraschool.org

Equal Opportunity Employer Acera is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability as defined and required by state and federal laws.