How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to ...@gmail.com.
Subject to sufficient budget, positions in the school may include, but are not limited to, the following titles:
We are seeking creative, compassionate, dedicated founding educators whom are committed to the new school initiative in the diverse community of Jackson Heights, Queens.
The mission of P.S. 398 Queens is to partner with parents and the members in our community to prepare our diverse population of students to become lifelong learners in a nurturing, and safe environment with high expectations developing independent, responsible, confident, and compassionate citizens in todays global society.
At P.S. 398, Queens our students learn in a nurturing environment to develop their own academic and artistic abilities. Our students respect diversity and understand that they each have strengths that empower them to strive in the real world and achieve life goals. Students take intellectual risks through a project-based approach to learning that encourages students to take leadership in their learning, think critically, develop creativity and collaborate daily. Students make connections between every day classroom experiences that prepare them to be successful in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.
We seek teachers who are passionate and committed in supporting the whole child. Candidates must have a strong commitment to equity in education, growth mindset principles, positive behavior intervention approach, knowledge of balanced literacy, project based learning, experience in implementing data driven student supports, and enthusiasm to engage in collaborative inquiry and on-going professional feedback. Maintaining a growth mind-set with a strong commitment for on-going learning is also crucial.
A five-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the schools culture and instructional program. Additionally, the school will offer opportunities for teachers to participate in:
Advance notice of dates will be supplied, and those who participate will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Staff participation in these activities is voluntary, although strongly encouraged, as they are very important to the development of the school.
New York State certification in the appropriate content area, bilingual in Spanish and/or Bengali preferred, with satisfactory ratings and attendance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the schools mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
In addition to the cover letter, resume, and interview, teacher candidates must present a teaching portfolio, which may include evidence of philosophy of education, evidence of curriculum planning such as course syllabi, lesson plans, and any teaching artifacts collected throughout teaching career. Artifacts may include student work, images of student work and presentations, and curriculum development examples. Applicants must also provide three professional references and, if possible, a written observation from a supervisor. References might include one from a peer with whom the applicant has collaborated, and/or a faculty development or professional organization representative.
Work Schedule and Salary
As per Collective Bargaining Agreement.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.
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