About Esperanza Academy Charter School

Esperanza means hope. Esperanza Academy Charter School (EACS) is located in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and prides itself on serving the students in the community in which it is located. During the 2022-2023 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades: K, 1, 4, 5, and 6-12. Esperanza Academy believes that education can be a vehicle for social and economic progress for marginalized communities. As a result, we are relentless in our pursuit to provide our students with the best educational option in the Philadelphia area.
Our proven track record of academic success with historically underserved students sets us apart. The Academy has 11th-grade test scores above the city of Philadelphia average and value-added math and reading proficiency growth is among the highest in Pennsylvania. Students graduate at a rate exceeding 90% and drop out at a rate of only 1%. For seven out of eight years our high school has been ranked as one of the Best High Schools in the country.

Job Description

Esperanza Academy Charter School is seeking to fill an immediate need for a part-time High School (HS) English Language Development (ELD) Paraprofessional. The HS ELD Paraprofessional supports the academic and linguistic needs of ELD students in a push-in and/or pull-out instructional model. The HS ELD Paraprofessional helps bridge any communication gaps between families and schools via consistent communication home regarding student progress. A student advocate at heart, the ELD Paraprofessional will effectively partner with teachers in order to maximize student learning opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Our teachers are mission-minded leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Esperanza Academy is a safe, structured, and supportive environment in which to teach. Esperanza Academy teachers are student-centered, data-driven, and set a high standard for themselves and their students. Esperanza Academy teachers understand that building strong relationships are critical to student achievement. Esperanza Academy teachers are collaborative team players who believe that they can move ALL students forward. As a result, they are focused on student achievement and are committed to tailoring curriculum and instruction to the needs of our student body.

Qualifications

  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny.
  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university required OR has completed two years of post-secondary education with a minimum of 48 credits. (Official transcripts showing degree conferred are required prior to the starting date of employment.)
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.

TO APPLY

To learn more about Esperanza Academy, please visit our website at https://www.esperanzaacademycs.org.

Job Function

Student and School Support

Job Type

Other

School Type

Public Charter

Subject

Literacy-Reading-Intervention

Grade

Multiple-Grades-High-School

Education Level

4- Year Degree

Term

2022-2023