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Bilingual Social Studies Teacher in Middle Years Program

Chicago, IL 60632
Job Type
Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the Southwest side. Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations.

AGC values:

  • Serving the whole child
  • Modeling academic excellence
  • Developing inquirers
  • Cultivating international awareness
  • Fostering environmental stewardship
  • Facilitating collaboration within the community

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

The Academy for Global Citizenship is seeking an educator to teach the Individuals and Societies class in our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. This position is ideal for a passionate middle school educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates and those with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Uses various modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles: inquiry, real-life experiences, current events, technology, the arts and other engagement opportunities.
  • Content:Teaches middle school students assigned content area according to IB Middle Years Program principles and student data. Also responsible for elective and advisory periods. Elective content is based on educator and student preference.
  • Collaboration:Meets weekly with middle school team. Collaborates with special education teachers and other grade level teachers to differentiate instruction.
  • Technology Integration:Incorporates technology across all disciplines as much as possible, where appropriate.
  • Professional Development:Participates in coaching cycle, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others.
  • Curriculum Development:Works with coaches and grade level team to align curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards, the IB PYP, and AGC’s unique mission.
  • Performance Assessment: Sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress using both summative and formative assessment data.
  • Community:Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community, and maintains solid communication with all community members.

We are looking for staff who...

  • Have a big heart to match a big brain
  • Are bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Want their work to define best practice
  • Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
  • Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
  • Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education

Working at AGC means...

  • Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
  • Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
  • Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, andbeing given the time and support to do so--AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers.
  • Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
  • Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
  • Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years (ideal) experience as an educator
  • Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish) (strongly preferred)
  • Familiarity with IB (MYP) (ideal)
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching
  • Believer in culturally relevant teaching
  • Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
  • Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment
  • Proven ability to play a lead role in their grade level
  • Experience with RTI process and accommodating students with IEPs in the classroom

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Middle School Endorsement
  • Master’s Degree in education or related fields (ideal)
  • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate in relevant area
  • Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)


Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development opportunities offered.

Application Instructions:

Please reply to this posting with a formal resume and a cover letter addressing your interest in and fit with our unique approach.

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