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2019-2020 Available Positions: updated 7/09/19

English / Humanities:

High School English Teacher:
South Valley Academy, a full inclusion public charter school in the South Valley, serving first-generation, college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students seeks a motivated and collaborative individual to teach HS English Language Arts.  As a school rooted in social-justice, an ideal candidate is experienced with differentiating for a wide range of learners in a fully inclusive environment, including English language learners and students with IEPs. Applicants need to be able to teach culturally relevant content in a culturally responsive manner that values students funds of knowledge and experiences. (Funds of knowledge are the resources, banks, and reservoirs of knowledge the students bring into the classroom from home, family, the community, and their experiences.)Teachers at SVA fulfill multiple roles including advising students, doing weekly duties, and chaperoning school events. Candidates with experience building relationships with students and serving as advisors are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have endorsements in English Language Arts and TESOL, or be able to obtain. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

Middle School Humanities Teacher:  South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a Humanities Teacher to work collaboratively with staff and families to develop and implement a model that works for students. Candidates must have endorsements in English Language Arts, TESOL, and Social Studies or be able to obtain.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org. 

Instructional Coach:

Academic Behavior Instructional Coach: South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks an Academic Behavior Instructional Coach for our middle school.  This is a chance to work with outstanding, truly motivated colleagues, and with intelligent, kind students looking to overcome second language barriers, sharpen their skills, and succeed in school and beyond.  For more information on our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  Level 2 teaching license or higher required; bilingual preferred.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

Math:

Middle School Math Teacher:
South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to teach middle school mathematics. We are looking for a progressive-minded individual, who is attracted by a constructivist method of instruction. We focus on developing student understanding of the Common Core Mathematics Standards from a conceptual, not simply a procedural approach.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  If you are someone who wishes to teach mathematics as a tool for solving problems in all content areas please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

High School Math Teacher:
South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to teach high school mathematics. We are looking for a progressive-minded individual, who is attracted by a constructivist method of instruction. We focus on developing student understanding of the Common Core Mathematics Standards from a conceptual, not simply a procedural approach.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  If you are someone who wishes to teach mathematics as a tool for solving problems in all content areas please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.    

Middle School Math Interventionist:
South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks certified, licensed instructor to serve as a math interventionist.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org.  Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.   

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team composed of administration, SAT chair, and general education teachers to collect and use data to make informed decisions for Tier 2 interventions in math.
  • Work with a team of teachers to coordinate small math intervention groups during specials.
  • Provide small group instruction using evidence-based strategies to support Tier 2 interventions for math.
  • Communicate with teams regarding student progress monitoring and efffectiveness of interventions to inform Tier 2 procedures and processes for reading.
  • Attend and (provide ad necessary) traiing and professional development to inform RTI processes and procedures.  

Program Assistant:

High School Program Assistant:
South Valley Academy, a successful public, charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a Program Assistant who is well-organized and skilled in coordinating schedules as well as supervising. The Program Assistant serves as a liaison between South Valley Academy and the University of New Mexico’s off campus work-study department and has oversight and supervision of up to five work-study students. The Program Assistant also coordinates the schedule for the college and career readiness department. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If you are someone who wishes to join the team please send cover letter, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.  A teaching license is not required for this position.  

Science:

Middle School and High School Science Teachers:  South Valley Academy, a full inclusion public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a motivated self-starter who is comfortable with various content areas in science and with the NM STEM ready (NGSS) standards.  The science department is restructuring our science pathway to follow an integrated science model, and all students are expected to complete an independent science project to present at the annual school science fair.  An ideal candidate is experienced with differentiating for a wide range of learners, including English language learners, and agile enough to navigate more than one science subject and oversee multiple student projects. Teachers are also advisors at SVA and candidates with experience building relationships with students and serving as advisors are encouraged to apply.

Social Worker:

High School Social Worker: South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, is currently accepting applications for the position of High School Social Worker. LISW licensure preferred, must be eligible for a PED School Social Work License, and have experience working in a school setting. Experience providing individual counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and facilitating groups is required. Experience in supervision preferred. Bilingual preferred. Please send cover letter, résumé, and copy of social work license to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

Spanish:

2019-2020 Middle School Spanish Teacher:  South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a Spanish Teacher to work collaboratively with staff and families to develop and implement a model that works for students. Candidates must have endorsements in Modern and Classical Languages and Bilingual or be able to obtain within a year.  Ability to work with Latino students is important. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. Please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

Special Education:

2019-2020 Gifted Education Teacher (part-time or full-time):
South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks knowledgeable and certified gifted teacher(s) for part-time or full time position. The ideal candidate will have passion for and experience with gifted students, as well as a desire to work collaboratively to serve all high achieving students.  The gifted teacher should be excited to work with general education teachers in classrooms across a variety of content areas. Responsibilities include meeting with gifted students regularly, collaborating and co-planning with other teachers, and managing IEP caseloads, including the writing of IEPs.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If interested, please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

2019-2020 Special Education Teacher:
South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks a knowledgeable and certified full time special education teacher. The ideal candidate will have passion for and experience with students with special needs, especially learning disabilities.  The special education teacher should be excited to work with general education teachers in classrooms across multiple content areas.  Responsibilities include: co-planning with other teachers, communicating with students and families, creating and monitoring interventions, and managing IEP caseloads.  Ability to work with Latino students is important.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred. South Valley Academy is an inclusive school committed to social justice. For more information about our school please visit our website at www.southvalleyacademy.org. If interested, please send cover letter, educational philosophy, proof of licensure and endorsements, résumé, and references to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

2019-2020 Special Education Assistant:
South Valley Academy seeks a person with strong math skills to support our high school students as an educational assistant with the special education department.  South Valley Academy is an inclusive school, so this means that the educational assistant will be working in a general education classroom in consultation with general and special educators to support students with learning differences.  The candidate should be comfortable with high school math, believe in the potential of all students, have a great rapport with teenagers, and may have an interest in becoming a teacher long-term.  Bilingual in Spanish/English is an asset!  Please email the Director of Special Education with a cover letter and resume at jcaproni@southvalleyacademy.org

Support Staff:

2019-2020 Custodian/ Maintenance:  South Valley Academy, a successful public charter school in the South Valley, serving primarily first-generation college bound, low-income, Mexican immigrant students, seeks an experienced custodian, some security and maintenance work will be required. Background check will be necessary, bilingual preferred. Please send letter of interest and résumé stating your qualifications to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.

High School & Middle School Substitute Teachers:
South Valley Academy seeks licensed substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Preferred applicants will be available on-call, have classroom experience, and be comfortable working with both High School and Middle School students. Submit résumé, cover letter, and copy of your valid Substitute Teacher license to jobs@southvalleyacademy.org.