2014-2015 TEACHERS:
Current Opening: Science Teacher, 9th Grade

The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a member of the American Promise Schools non-profit charter management organization, seeks applications from teachers for all subject areas who will engage and inspire youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Duties and responsibilities of a teacher will include but are not limited to:  

1. Outstanding academic achievement and student character development

  • Live the American Promise Way and be the model of a renaissance learner.
  • Create an aspirational, positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate student to reach and manifest high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build learning environments of respectful, achievement-oriented, optimistic, persistent, team-oriented, and joyful learners.
  • Hold all students accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.  

2. Professional learning, development, and growth

  • Collaborate with Deans, Captains, Chieftains, Gurus, and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
  • Utilize and maximize American Promise Schools’ Pacing Plan, quarterly assessments, data-analysis systems, professional development, and instructional strategies. 
  • Enthusiastically participate in formal and informal learning and development opportunities. 

Skills and Characteristic 

  • Mission driven with extremely high standards for student achievement
  • Indefatigable will and spirit
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong belief in the American Promise Way, mission, values, and model.
  • Problem-Solving attitude with incredibly strong work ethic and humility
  • A joy of learning and leading with a sense of humor
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Professional level of personal organization and planning
  • Willingness to respond positively to feedback with a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter 

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Two years of teaching experience highly preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university.  
  • Possess or is eligible for a valid Michigan teaching license. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to  Please note “Teacher” in the subject line. 

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, your employment offer will be contingent upon: 

  • Proof of your teaching credentials, if applicable;
  • Successful completion of your background check;
  • Clearance from a tuberculosis (TB) test;
  • Verification of your identify and ability to legally work within the United States.