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Harvest Best Academy

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Careers Website:

Industries:

Education and Training

Positions Typically Hiring For:

Academic Interventionist/Guided Reading

Elementary Teacher

Instructional Coach

Maintenance

Middle School ELA Teacher

Middle School Math Teacher

Middle School Science Teacher

Middle School Teacher

Receptionist

Recruitment

School Counselor

Student Support Professional (Para)

Special Education Teacher

Positions Posted (Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page)

Position 1:

Elementary Teacher

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Position Reports to: School Principal
Position Description:
To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and
personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills,
attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education in
accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff
members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teaching reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical
education, and music to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board
of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
• Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter.
• Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group
instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
• Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
• Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for
instruction.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning
atmosphere in the classroom.
• Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares
progress reports.
• Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress
and interpret the school program.
• Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and
helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
• Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin
boards, and interest centers.
• Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by
professional growth activities.
• Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which
the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines.
• Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
• Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.
• Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
• Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
• Minnesota teaching License.
• Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender,
sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Position 2:

Middle School Math Teacher

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Position reports to: School Principal
Position Description:
We are searching for a dedicated and experienced Middle School Math Teacher to join our team. The
Middle School Math Teacher should be experienced in teaching some or all of the middle school grades
5
th – 8
th grade. As a Math Teacher, you will be required to prepare and deliver lessons that develop
student’s theoretical and applied mathematical skills. You will also be responsible for assigning
homework, grading assignments and quizzes and documenting and analyzing students’ progress.
To be successful as a Math Teacher, you should possess strong mathematics content knowledge and a
thorough understanding of effective teaching practices. Our ideal candidate will be able to create a
stimulating and rigorous learning environment that is sensitive to students’ psychosocial needs.

Math Teacher Duties and Responsibilities:
• Planning and presenting lessons to facilitate students’ understanding and application of
mathematical concepts.
• Preparing and distributing learning material such as notes, assignments, and quizzes.
• Sourcing the resources and supplies needed for lessons.
• Ensuring that the classroom remains safe and conducive to learning.
• Grading and providing feedback on assignments and quizzes in a timely manner
• Invigilating quizzes and final examinations.
• Documenting, reporting on and analyzing students’ progress.
• Attending meeting with on-site mentor, parents and staff.

Math Teacher Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education with a specialization in Mathematics or equivalent.
• Proven experience as a Math Teacher
• A thorough understanding of best practices in teaching.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Organized and flexible disposition
• Outstanding interpersonal skills.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Position 3:

Middle School Science Teacher

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Position Reports to: School Principal
Position Description:
We are looking for a science teacher who combines the ability to motivate and educate, to develop
academic as well as character skills, and to make learning relevant both now and for the future. We look
for teachers who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of students
Responsibilities
• Teach students using small group instruction in a high quality, engaging way
• Create and foster a constructive and aspirational learning environment and exhibit positive
rapport with students
• Hold high expectations for each student while implementing the school wide student
• management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
• Constantly assess student progress, and communicate results to families and colleagues
• Provide individual or small group instruction for students who need additional assistance
• Establish and maintain strong lines of communication with parents
• Model the school’s values in all communications with students, families, and staff
• Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping
• Be prepared to do whatever it takes for students to excel
• Commit to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team
of teachers
• Work well on a team faced with the challenge of building and maintaining a school
collaboratively
Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree (required)
• Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
(strongly preferred)
• Experience working in urban schools (preferred)
• State teaching license in the related field
• Belief in the mission, vision, and values of Best Academy and that we not only can, but must,
revolutionize education in our school community.
• An incredible work ethic and a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school
culture

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual
orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Position 4:

Special Education Teacher

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Position Reports to: Special Education Coordinator
Position Description:
Under the direction of the Special Education Coordinator, the special education teacher plans and
provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational
settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning
environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students
benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with
supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
• Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the
development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
• Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multisensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and
interests.
• Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education
programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
• Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of
instructional techniques and technologies.
• Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time
that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
• Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment
conducive to learning for all students.
• Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their
children and their individualized educational needs.
• Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals
to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational,
physical, and social/emotional development.
• Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities,
as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives
to students.
• Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive
classroom settings.
Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms.
• Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
• Maintain professional competence by participating in professional development staff
development and other trainings as specified by The Harvest/Best network of schools.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Requires a valid teaching License in any disability category from the State of Minnesota.

Skills and Capabilities:
This position also entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, and possible physical
interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment Assignment may require the ability to
physically move students or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs., position students in specialized
equipment, and/or change diapers as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential tasks.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Position 5:

Receptionist

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Job Categories:

Position Description:

Position Description:
To be the main contact person for all parents and visitors, as well as assist in the successful
administration of the school. The post requires that you will promote the smooth running and efficiency
of the main office as well as provide Best in Class customer service to all customers and employees

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Answers phone calls in a pleasant, informed manner for the purpose of providing information and
creating a good image of the school
• Manages telephone message system (office hours, inclement weather and other recorded messages)
• Greets all incoming students, families and guests respectfully and professionally
• Assists in all aspects of maintaining a professional front office, including but not limited to, fielding and
directing incoming phone calls to the appropriate staff member in a timely, professional manner, filing
and copying and faxing of sensitive information.
• Understands, accepts, and abides by the School’s philosophy and mission statement in all his/her school
activities.
• Develops a positive, welcoming and caring climate in the Front Office.
• Consistently exhibits high standards of professional conduct.
• Effectively perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Principal and/or other School Leaders.
• Managing Guest and School Leader’s appointments through guest management system.
• Coordinates and manage Parent and School communications.
• Manages internal correspondence as requested by Supervisor and School Leader.
• Arrives punctually, be prepared for each school day, and maintains regular attendance.
• Requires basic clerical skills and knowledge of office practices and procedures that involve the operation
of standard office equipment such as personal computer, copier, fax, and associated equipment that can
be learned on the job within several weeks.
• Assists students and others with routine problems and will refer non-routine items to a supervisor.
• Works with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with others, and the ability to work cooperatively as
part of a team.
• Able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
• Lifts supplies and materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Type’s routine correspondence, memoranda, reports, records, bulletins, orders and other office
documents from sources such as rough drafts, notes, and oral instructions
Properly receives materials and notifies respective departments in a timely manner.
• Documents and sorts deliveries through established procedures.
• Sorts and stamps out-going correspondence, address envelopes and packages, and prepare printed
matter and other material for mailing.
• Enters information or data to computer terminal following established procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees, children, and
the general public.
• Able to handle confidential information with discretion and maintain compliance with the Minnesota
Data Privacy Act.
• Able to work in a fast paced environment

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma
• Able to conduct research or otherwise compile data
• Proficient use of computer applications
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Doc and Outlook required, with experience
generating clear, concise documents.
• Strong organization skills including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously,
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Strong interpersonal skills and poise in dealing with people;
• Excellent professional writing and oral communications skills;
• Flexibility and adaptability - an ability to react positively and quickly to last minute changes
• Must be able to pass a local criminal history check

Contact Information

Mekeal

Welch-Collins

Human Resource Generalist

(612) 876-4059

1300 Olson Memorial Hwy

Minneapolis

Minnesota

55411

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