Faculty positions at HCA are unique: our project-based, placed-based, standards-based curriculum puts emphasis on interdisciplinary content, on cross-cutting skills, and on carefully scaffolded learning for students who approach school in a wide variety of ways. Our teaching practices are adapted from those of the Coalition of Essential Schools and Expeditionary Learning Schools. Each faculty member serves as an Advisor to a group of approximately 12 students, with primary responsibility for monitoring academic progress and maintaining contact with families. HCA puts great emphasis on Extended School Day and Extended School Year programming to ensure that students get the support they need to meet rigorous graduation standards.

Because we are a “small by design” school, we seek faculty members who are eager to wear more than one hat.

Openings for the 2017-18 school year follow. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and three references to: employment@harpswellcoastalacademy.org.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM FACULTY: 

HCA is seeking a Middle School STEM teacher for the 2017-18 school year to join our faculty. This teacher will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, leading STEM instruction in both workshops and long-term project-based investigations.

Faculty positions at HCA are unique: our project-based, placed-based, standards-based curriculum puts emphasis on interdisciplinary content, on cross-cutting skills, and on carefully scaffolded learning for students who approach school in a wide variety of ways. Our teaching practices are adapted from those of the Coalition of Essential Schools and Expeditionary Learning Schools. Each faculty member serves as an Advisor to a group of approximately 12 students, with primary responsibility for monitoring academic progress and maintaining contact with families. HCA puts great emphasis on Extended School Year programming to ensure that students get the support they need to meet rigorous graduation standards.

Because we are a “small by design” school, we seek faculty members who are eager to wear more than one hat.

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years teaching/youth work experience
  • Familiarity with standards-based teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with working with students on the autism spectrum
  • A fierce commitment to meeting the needs of all learners
  • A flexible disposition and enthusiasm for being part of a small, deliberate professional learning community.
  • Preferred: Middle School Science and/or Math Certification; Willingness to drive a van.

Salary and Benefits:

As a public school, HCA is committed to providing starting salaries and benefits comparable to that of our peer districts in Midcoast Maine. HCA teachers work a full year contract that includes a 3-week summer “intensive” and 7 professional days in addition to the traditional 180 day school year. Faculty generally work from 8am-4pm.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to Employment@harpswellcoastalacademy.org or HCA, 9 Ash Point Road, Harpswell, ME 04079. No phone calls please.

No phone calls please.

 

EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN:

HCA anticipates openings for full-time Special Education Educational Technicians to work with students in grades 6-12.  Educational Technician III and experience with Special Education preferred. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an integrated faculty team and interest in Project Based Learning required. Experience working with students on the autism spectrum highly valued.

Salary will be commensurate with educational level and experience.  Position begins August 25, 2017.  Open until suitable candidate is found.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to Employment@harpswellcoastalacademy.org or HCA, 9 Ash Point Road, Harpswell, ME 04079. No phone calls please.