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K-8th Grade Teachers

Spring Garden Academy is currently hiring parttime and fulltime K-8th Grade Teachers for  North Philadelphia location. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families through our collaborative approach. Thus, we are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community.

We have full-time teaching positions for the younger grades as well as part-time positions in the specialized areas (language arts, math, science, or social studies) for the upper grades. The candidate must be committed to differentiated instruction, spiritual development, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, and professional growth. The ideal candidate understands a school family model of education. Additionally, familiarity with child Conscious Discipline and/or Keystone Stars are a plus.

Before applying candidates should review our websites www.springgardenacademy.org as well as www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy. Then, candidates should complete an application at www.nextgenministries.us.

 

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K-8th Grade Teachers

Spring Garden Academy is currently hiring parttime and fulltime K-8th Grade Teachers for  North Philadelphia location. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families through our collaborative approach. Thus, we are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community.

We have full-time teaching positions for the younger grades as well as part-time positions in the specialized areas (language arts, math, science, or social studies) for the upper grades. The candidate must be committed to differentiated instruction, spiritual development, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, and professional growth. The ideal candidate understands a school family model of education. Additionally, familiarity with child Conscious Discipline and/or Keystone Stars are a plus.

Before applying candidates should review our websites www.springgardenacademy.org as well as www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy. Then, candidates should complete an application at www.nextgenministries.us.

 

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Site Director

Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is currently hiring an individual to join our team of directors as a Preschool Director. This person will administer our Early Childhood Education programs.

We are looking for qualified individuals who passionately embrace our vision and mission and are also committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk urban community. We believe this is more than a job; it is a calling to urban missions and to the belief that children can be leaders in their communities. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families. Thus, we are looking for individuals to support and nurture a collaborative approach to teaching and family engagement.

Candidates should have 3-5 years of administrative experience in addition to experience in the spiritual leadership and development of children or youth in the community, school, or church.

We also prefer candidates with a strong commitment to:

  • Differentiated instruction,
  • Leadership development,
  • Child-focused learning,
  • Standards-based reporting,
  • Ongoing formative assessment,
  • Professional growth,
  • Understanding of at-risk communities,
  • And a school family model of education.

Additionally, familiarity with Conscious Discipline (or similar models) highly-desired, a commitment to embrace and implement is a must. BA/BS required. Candidates with experience with NAEYC accreditation, ASCI accreditation, Keystone Stars or other quality improvement models, are also strongly desired.

Candidates who are interested in the Preschool Director position should review our websites (www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us).

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Assistant Preschool Teacher

Spring Garden Academy is hiring assistant preschool teachers at our North Philadelphia and Spring Garden locations. We are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community. We also place a high focus on meeting the needs of trauma-impacted families and encourage a collaborative approach to teaching/support.

Two to five years of experience required. Hold an active Child Development Associate Certificate, Associates Degree, OR BS/BA in early childhood or a related field strongly desired. However, we will consider candidates with significant coursework/experience in the field. Strong commitment to differentiated instruction, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, professional growth, understanding of at-risk communities, and a school family model of education highly desired. Also, familiarity with Conscious Discipline, NAYEC accreditation, Keystone Stars are a plus.

Interested candidates should review our websites, www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy before applying on our website.

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Lead Preschool Teacher

Spring Garden Academy is hiring lead preschool teachers at our North Philadelphia and Spring Garden locations. We are looking for qualified individuals who are committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk community. We also place a high focus on meeting the needs of trauma-impacted families and encourage a collaborative approach to teaching/support.

Two to five years of experience required and a BS/BA in early childhood or a related field strongly desired. However, we will consider candidates with significant coursework/experience in the field. Strong commitment to differentiated instruction, child-focused learning, standards-based reporting, ongoing formative assessment, professional growth, understanding of at-risk communities, and a school family model of education highly desired. Also, familiarity with Conscious Discipline, NAYEC accreditation, Keystone Stars are a plus.

Interested candidates should review our websites, www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us, to learn more about our mission and philosophy before applying on our website.

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Learn more about our partnership with Philadelphia’s PHLprek Initiative!

Experience : 2-5 years
Qualification : BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field required

Summer Camp Part-Time Staff

Spring Garden Academy is recruiting part-time  staff for our summer camp programs. We run a nine-week summer camp program with children  PreK-8th grades. You will work directly with children and youth to provide academic enrichment in Language Arts, Math and STEM. In addition, lead children in a variety of recreational activities and bible exploration.

The ideal candidate is a college/grad student who desires to work with at-risk children in an urban setting and is committed to leadership development. This position is open to all majors, however a major in education, child development, youth programming, leadership, or children’s/youth ministry is a plus. The candidate should learn quickly, be open to collaborative work styles, demonstrate an interest in socio-emotional learning and development and have an interest in applying trauma research to the day-to-day work. Lastly, the candidate should already have a minimum of 1200 hours working with children or youth (ages 18 and under) in a paid or volunteer position.

This position can also be structured as an internship for college students.

Next Generation Ministries prepares the children and youth in our community, including at-risk youth, to serve as leaders in the family, church, community, city, and world. Candidates should understand and embrace the vision and mission of our organization.

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Out of School Time Part-time Teachers

Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is currently hiring  Teachers  for our Out of School Time (OST) programs (K-8). We run daily after-school programs at two sites as well as two evening programs. We also run a nine-week summer camp program at our 18th & Spring Garden St. campus. Positions are ideal for college or graduate students in the education or youth work field.

We also train OST staff for positions in our Elementary School and offer substitute work. Degree or significant coursework in Elementary Education, Youth Counseling, Early Childhood, Recreation or a related field highly desired. Two to five years of experience required. Familiarity with child development, experiential learning, Conscious Discipline, and/or Keystone Stars are a plus.

This position can also be structured as an internship for college students.

Candidates interested in applying for an Out of School Time Teacher position should:

  1. Review our websites www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us to learn more about our mission and philosophy.
  2. Complete an online application at www.nextgenministries.us. The application should include the following: a cover letter and a resume with references. Candidate should attach these to the online application page. We will not review an application that is missing either a resume or cover letter.

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