Elementary & Middle School Science Teacher (Grades 3-8)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Science Teacher
Location 08638 , Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Paul Robeson Charter School (PRCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Trenton in grades 3-8. The mission of Paul Robeson CS is to provide a personalized education that challenges, inspires and prepares students to passionately pursue their dreams & lead a life of active civic engagement. PRCS inspires and equips every student to lead a life of achievement, service and success. Our structured and nurturing community, comprehensive programming and rigorous academic curriculum are designed to build self-motivated citizens, eager learners and strong leaders - regardless of circumstance.
We seek to provide project-based learning and high-quality instruction to help students grow as learners and citizens. We believe in rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum where all students are given an opportunity to reach high academic success. Our teachers engage in extensive planning, strong instructional execution, and common skill-based assessments. Our curriculum engages students in building their academic proficiency and social-emotional skills to be successful.
PRCS is seeking a passionate Elementary & Middle School Science Teacher to join the PRCS family for the 2023-2024 school year!
Each core subject teacher at Paul Robeson is responsible for a single content area, grade level and a maximum roster of 75 students to foster strong student relationships and prioritize deep content expertise. Additionally, all teachers receive extensive preparation and collaborative planning time and regular supports and coaching from a departmentalized leadership team. All staff members are considered critical players in decision making processes and have the opportunity to influence the overall direction of the school.

Plan and provide excellent grade-level and culturally responsive instruction;
Develop detailed lesson plans, materials, homework assignments, and assessments based on state standards and school-wide goals for student achievement;
Provide differentiated learning opportunities to support each students academic growth;
Set and reinforce clear expectations for student engagement;
Continuously improve based on feedback and coaching from school leaders;
Collaborate with other teachers to increase student engagement and achievement;
Reward positive student engagement and invest students through the use of school wide systems and meaningful relationship building strategies;
Engage with family members regularly and participate in school-wide family engagement activities including phone calls to family members and school-based meetings with families;
Provide additional academic support to students after school for at least one hour per week.

Qualifications and Skills

Outstanding instructional skills and data-driven approach to instructional planning;
Mastery and enthusiasm for content/subject area;
The ability to motivate students and cultivate a culture of achievement and joy;
A belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards and can achieve;
Resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges;
Professionalism (interactions, communication, duties, and attire);
Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement;
Open to feedback and coaching;
Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement;
Collaborative approach to problem solving.

Educational Background and Work Experience
· Experience driving student achievement, creating and implementing standards aligned instruction and building meaningful relationships with students and families;
· Bachelors degree in Education or a related field;

Must hold or be actively working to obtain NJ teacher certification.

The Rewards

Competitive salary and benefits package;
Extensive teacher preparation time;
Professional collaboration with grade and content teams;
Weekly coaching and ongoing professional development;
Google Education platform for online assignment management;
Opportunity to shape and develop curriculum.

Job Type: Full-time

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Retirement plan
Vision insurance


Monday to Friday


Bachelor's (Required)


Teaching: 1 year (Required)


Science Certification (Preferred)
Teaching Certification (Required)

Work Location: One locationHealth insurance