Chicago Tech Academy High School (ChiTech) is a progressive education community laser-focused on engaging students in creative ways. Our school is unlike any other in Chicagoland in that we leverage digital access to knowledge and project-based learning. Every one of our students has their own Chromebook, allowing teachers to leverage numerous digital resources as they support our learners. In order to make sure the right resources are used, teachers are given time and professional development focused on leveraging available data to meet each student's needs. Rather than sitting for final exams, ChiTech students show their mastery of new skills and content through the completion of projects.
At this time the ChiTech team is searching for creative individuals that are excited to be a part of something different, something special. If you are interested in creating a collaborative learning environment and becoming a learning designer who is focused on supporting students in the way that they learn best, then make sure to apply for an opportunity to join our learning community.
ChiTech’s Core Values:
Equity: We have an unwavering belief in everyone’s potential!
Collaboration: We are stronger when we work together!
Authenticity: Deeper learning happens both inside and outside the classroom!
Growth Mindset: Hard work and dedication leads to continuous learning!
Post Secondary Planning and Support:
Lead postsecondary committee to promote school-wide postsecondary culture
Direct, support and grow dual credit programming (student recruitment/enrollment, staff recruitment/onboarding)
Manage Naviance & PEAK (Credit Recovery) school account (update and maintain student data, application support)
Establish, support implementation, and track 11th/12th grade non-academic college readiness benchmarks
Coach staff to adopt, teach and assess MHA 21st Century Skills
Facilitate individual and group advising sessions for seniors
Encourage and arrange student/parent attendance at various local college fairs
Coordinate visits from college admission and career program reps
Plan and Coordinate:
Parent engagement events for FAFSA, workshops, conferences
All School College Visit Day
College and Career Week
Regularly curate and distribute scholarship information for students/parents
Plan and accompany student groups on targeted college visits
Plan and facilitate career exploration opportunities for students in all grade levels
Oversee external postsecondary program recruitment and support (POSSE, Questbridge, OMD, BottomLine, etc)
Collaborate with Embarc Postsecondary staff to ensure postsecondary coaching strategy reaches all students
Real-World Learning Program:
Work with Director of Corporate Engagement and leadership to help define strategy, goals, and objectives for real-world learning programs.
Support facilitation of weekly Power Lunches
Manage student recruitment, enrollment and provide ongoing support for external partner programs (Genesys, UA, Builds, etc)
Recruit individuals and organizations for RWL programming
Share best practices with other educators and institutions through professional network events
Curate, advertise and recruit for student enrichment programs (after school, summer, etc)
Advise students on job search strategies, applications and hiring processes for student employment
Work with Director of Corporate Engagement to identify, plan and manage student engagement experiences with external partners
Co-facilitate May internship prep workshops and program support (staff advisors, scheduling, communication logistics)
Arrange and oversee individual internship experiences for students when appropriate
Chaperone and assist with RWL events
Engage with RWL partners to build lasting partnerships in service of the students
Design and implement a 12th-grade advisory curriculum
Uphold classroom and schoolwide expectations
Teach and assess 21st Century Skills using MHA Labs framework
Review student assessment data to inform instruction
Report Card Pick Up
Sponsor and oversee the initiatives of Senior Board
Facilitate 12th grade Town Hall meetings
Participate appropriately in restorative practices as a primary student advocate for 12th graders
Track college enrollment, college persistence, and early college data
Advise alumni on all academic, financial, social-emotional issues
Co-plan, facilitate, chaperone Senior Events
Oversee Off-Campus lunch program
Solicit donations and throw Annual Trunk Party for recent graduates
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year educational institution is required
Prior experience working with students and their families from low-income communities with demonstrable results, preferably as a teacher, college advisor, college admissions counselor, or at an institution of higher education support office (strongly preferred)
About Chicago Tech Academy
Chicago Tech Academy is a 4 year, contract high school founded to inspire, educate and connect a diverse new generation of technology leaders.