Job Opening at PPL Alternative Schools

POSITION PURPOSE: To facilitate a positive learning experience for high school students in social studies and build and support the agency’s mission of encouraging self-sufficiency through education and employment. (School is a member of the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools, accredited by the North Central Association and is a Minneapolis Contract Alternative Program.)
• Diagnose and assess students’ skills in social studies.
• Develop and implement remediation strategies for students with skill deficiencies.
• Teach Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) curriculum standards
• Develop and implement appropriate individual learning plans in addition to group curriculum.
• Monitor student progress and provide regular feedback to students, parents and team members.
• Identify appropriate learning resources.
• Disseminate information to students.
• Utilize appropriate technology in learning environment.
• Adhere to and enforce agency, community center and school’s standards of behavior on a consistent basis.
• Participate in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum and student learning.
• Participate in development of appropriate programs to recognize students’ achievements.
• Participate in developing and implementing appropriate community center and school structure, policies and procedures.
• Participate in establishing and implementing appropriate social activities.
• Work cooperatively with peers on teaching team and community center staff.
• Participate in registration process.
• Punctual and disciplined in teaching style.
• Occasionally may be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to duties listed in position description.
• Must believe in and act in accordance with agency, community center and school’s mission.
• Participate in agency and community center functions.
• Bachelor’s degree in secondary education or equivalent
• State of Minnesota Certification in secondary social studies required
• Training and experience in alternative school setting preferred
• Training and experience in behavior modification techniques and class management preferred
• Experience working with diverse at-risk youth population (i.e., ethnic, cultural, economic, etc.)
• Training and experience in team teaching
• Good interpersonal relations skill
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Training and experience in assessments and testing
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents and administrators
• Training and experience with school-to-career programs desirable
• Proficient in a second language (other than English) desirable
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates can apply online at with a cover letter and resume. Questions about the position can be sent to AA/EEO
An Equal Opportunity Employer