Technology Coordinator, YouthBuild Charter School

Posted on July 23, 2004

Background
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School (YBPCS) serves a young adult population of 18-20 year old high school dropouts; offering a unique opportunity to earn a high school diploma and acquire important job skills through a vigorous 10-month program of academics and vocational experience. YBPCS has been in operation for 12 years and received its charter in 1997. In the 2004-2005 the school plans to serve 175 students. Regular school hours are from 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Mission
Our mission is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so that they will succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond.

Core Values
Creativity * Effort * Excellence * Honesty *Initiative *Integrity*Perseverance * Positivity * Responsibility * Respect * Teamwork * Trust

Job Description
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is seeking full-time Technology Coordinator. The Technology Coordinator is required to perform the following duties:

? Teaching high school students how to refurbish donated computers, which then get distributed to local schools, churches, and various non-profit community organizations.
? Create an enterprise where students interact with corporate donors, design and maintain inventory databases, provide technical support, and act as technical support to their peers and recipient organizations
? Possess an extensive knowledge of computer hardware, troubleshooting, repair and refurbishing.
? Hold high expectations for each student
? Exhibit positive rapport with students
? Act as a role mode for students
? Create and teach challenging and engaging lessons linked to state standards
? Demonstrate strong pedagogy and effective classroom management
? Create and foster a positive learning environment
? Continually improve teaching skills by seeking out constructive feedback and professional development opportunities
? Attend all staff meetings
? Believe deeply in the mission and values of YBPCS
? Other duties as assigned by the Director of Program Development

Qualifications
YBPCS requires the following qualifications for all teachers:
? At least two years of teaching experience
? Experience/strength in content area
? Willingness to work towards Pennsylvania State certification
? Commitment to working with underserved students
? Commitment to the design and development of YBPCS
YBPCS prefers the following qualifications:
? Pennsylvania Certification (II)
? A+ and Network+ Certifications
? Masters in Education/Teaching or content area
? Experience teaching in an urban school

Compensation
The school will offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Process
Interested applicants should send the following via mail, email, or fax:
? Cover letter
? Resume
? Statement of Educational Philosophy (one page limit)
? List of 3 Professional References

YouthBuild Charter School
1231 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-763-5774 (f)


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