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The Goodwill Excel Center

1015 Norwood Park Blvd. Austin, Texas 78753
Austin, TX, United States

Phone: 512-637-7100
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Social Studies Teacher


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Austin, TX, United States 




Base range: $40,000 with license and also depending level of experience and qualifications. per year

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Full time




Education: Junior-High School

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Social Studies Teacher

Charter School

Head of School

Established in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of lives through the power of work. We are the leader in workforce development, one of the largest employers in our region, and a cornerstone of the community. Our mission is funded through our donation-driven retail stores, comprehensive business and staffing solutions, and generous community support. Our ten-year vision is to transform the lives of 100,000 Central Texans through work.

Work. Empower. Transform.
Join the team whose work empowers people to transform their lives.

Instructors hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of The Goodwill Excel Center curriculum and the success of its students. We seek teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a team. The Teacher will facilitate learning for students attending The Goodwill Excel Center. The Teacher employs a student-centered approach, effectively tailoring the instructional strategies to the individual students’ needs and approaching instruction with grit, creativity, and innovation. Strategies may include but are not limited to direct instruction, one-on-one instruction, seminars, small group learning, self-paced lessons, blended learning and courses, and online learning tools. Instructors employ high impact instructional practices and motivational techniques. The position will work with the instructional team in meeting the educational objectives and adhering to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.

• Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
• Build lessons around student needs including relevant online learning tools and content support using research-based practices.
• Ensure that students master Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards both summatively and formatively using traditional as well as alternative assessment techniques.
• Track and analyze classroom data.
• Use attendance and assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices to achieve learning goals.
• Utilize data from classroom assessments and standardized test results to guide instruction.
• Build and shape instruction around student needs.
• Focus constantly on student learning by thinking critically and strategically to respond to specific student learning needs across ability levels.
• Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade/ability-level activities, and school-wide functions aimed at improving student retention, productivity, school culture, and new student orientation.
• Communicate student progress effectively with students and colleagues.
• Collaborate with Coaches, Lead Teachers, Coordinators, Head of School, and other colleagues to support student success and progress toward graduation and post-secondary planning.
• Attend all team and professional development meetings.
• Develop expertise through creating and maintaining an individual growth plan.
• Work an extended school year: 222 day work year in 2014-2015 (194 student days and 28 professional development/staff days); 2015-2016 school calendar not yet finalized.

• Teach and/or facilitate evening class, within a rotation, periodically throughout the term/year. (Evening course offerings will vary from term to term as will needed teacher rotation coverage.)
• Assist school team with outreach efforts and community integration events throughout the school year (periodically at nights and on weekends).
• Perform other duties as directed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Job Requirements:

• Possess the essential mindset that all students can achieve at high levels.
• Drive to improve the outcomes and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
• Current Texas Teaching Certification in subject specialty. Proven record of results that illustrates the teacher’s ability to increase student achievement utilizing subject-specific instructional strategies.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve learning goals
• Superior verbal and written communication skills.
• Portfolio and a classroom demonstration showing instructional excellence.
• Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player; adaptable to shifting priorities while maintaining a positive learning environment
• Has working knowledge of computer programs and accessing internet applications: Microsoft Office products, Google Applications (specifically Gmail), Excel, Word and Internet Explorer
• Must be able to successfully pass a background check

• Dual license highly preferred: ENL endorsement or Special Education endorsement.
• Ability (license/experience) to manage and/or support a small special education caseload.
• Ability (license/experience) to manage and/or support English Language Learners.
• Bi-lingual in Spanish and English.
• Experience working with high school age students in urban, non-traditional, and/or adult education setting.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer minority/female/disability/vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.