Teacher Job Description

General Education Teacher

The Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS) is always seeking Highly Qualified and motivated teachers to work in an innovative environment. CVCS teachers are part of a national pioneering effort in public education. Our teachers should, therefore, share the school’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion to provide students with a world-class educational program that blends virtual with face-to-face instruction.

Teaching in a virtual charter school requires a strong educational background and a firm commitment to our innovative model. While CVCS teachers primarily provide instruction from their homes, they also provide face-to-face instruction two days a week at our Learning Site.

As part of their regular teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to fulfill duties in the following areas:

Instruction and Student Achievement

  • Learn the K12 curriculum for assigned grade levels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Illinois state standards and testing requirements
  • Research and create lessons that complement/supplement the K12 curriculum
  • Track and assess student academic progress and attendance in the K12 Online School
  • Individualize instruction to help each student achieve K12 curricular objectives
  • Support parents with student curricular and instructional issues
  • Provide students and parents with regular feedback regarding student performance and progress
  • Generate informal and formal reports regarding student performance and progress
  • Support students with special needs, including participation on IEP teams as needed
  • Prepare students for standardized tests and proctor site-based exams

Virtual Instructional Environment

  • Create and manage a home office
  • Establish relationships with assigned families
  • Support parents with school set-up and logistics questions
  • Organize orientation, training, social, and educational activities for students and families

Professional Responsibilities

  • Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletters, and events
  • Travel to and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
  • Support the school administration with student recruitment activities
  • Support school administrators with information sessions
  • Support the national network of teachers in K12 virtual academies

Requirements

  • Meet state NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher requirements
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have three or more years of teaching experience
  • Hold appropriate state certification
  • Possess an ability to support and guide adults as well as students
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess organization and time-management skills
  • Be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, and the Internet
  • Allow for flexible schedule
  • Have the ability to travel throughout the state

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience in a charter school or school of choice environment
  • Special education training and experience (as enrollment dictates)
  • An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with background and experience, and complete benefits package. The Chicago Virtual Charter School will consider only top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record.