University Community School Teacher

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University Community School Teacher

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AAH College of Education

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ECU Community School Teacher

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Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Organizational Unit Overview:

The East Carolina University Community School involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The school will include one class per grade level for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The community school involves an integrated partnership with Pitt County Schools and will be housed within a local elementary school.

Job Duties :

The College of Education is currently seeking an individual to serve as a University Community School Teacher to serve in a classroom within the East Carolina University Community School. The position is an eleven-month, full-time, EHRA non faculty position in the College of Education. The ECU Community School will be housed at the off-campus community school site. Teachers at the Community School report to the ECU Community School Principal.

As an educator within the East Carolina University School, the teacher will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic and personal success for all students in the school. The Teacher will work collaboratively with others to facilitate and implement innovative instruction to achieve the mission of the school. The teacher will work collaboratively with the ECU Community School Principal and university faculty/staff to support the successful social-emotional, physical, and academic development of the students within the community school.
—Demonstrate leadership to motivate effective learning practices and to strive for superior student performance
—Facilitate the broad goals of the school and plan accordingly and collaboratively with other teachers, the ECU Community School Principal, the University School liaison and ECU faculty members to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out the total community school program.
—Cultivate leadership in students and families.
—Actively participate in professional development offered within the Community School and beyond
—Serve as an advocate for her/his students through implementation of innovative strategies and integration of a variety of support services such that each student’s social, emotional, physical and academic potential can be maximized.
—Maximize the interconnectedness of curricular areas within her/his classroom to meet the needs of diverse learners.
—Effectively assess students through a variety of methods to determine appropriate instructional strategies and learning environments.
—Seek to connect students and their families with appropriate services embedded within the Community School’s integrated network of partners who will provide service and support for non-academic issues that impact student learning.
—Engage in and enhance meaningful collaboration and relationships amongst school and community stakeholders.
—Actively engage in ongoing communication with parents to ensure they are informed about their child’s progress within the school and to ensure families are aware of school resources available for their child and their family.
—Work collaboratively with university staff to ensure accessibility to students needed to conduct research.
—Receive visitors within her/his classroom for the purpose of instruction, assistance, research, and observation (which will include being observed, video-taping, and interviews).

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Bachelor’s degree with a current professional North Carolina Teaching License in elementary (K-6) or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill working with at risk student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

North Carolina Teaching License in elementary (K-6) or related field.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preference will be given to candidates who have 3 years teaching experience in innovative and diverse schools with a track record of improving student outcomes for all subgroups. Teaching experience with diverse student groups is preferred. Graduates of East Carolina University teacher education programs are preferred.

Additional preferred qualities would include the following: knowledge of public school and university partnerships; experience as a school-level mentor or clinical teacher. Demonstrated experience performing in a self-directed capacity; organized with attention to detail; innovation and outcome oriented; technologically proficient across multiple platforms; possess strong interpersonal relationship skills including collaboration with diverse individuals; highly motivated and be willing to be receptive to innovative practices/procedures; willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/responsibilities/expectations of the work and operations of the community school; and willing to work alone or as a group/team when necessary.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidates must submit a: (1) cv/resume (2) letter of application describing academic background, specific skills and experiences relevant to the position, (3) list of three references, including contact information online at, (4) a copy of North Carolina educator’s license. Finally, copies of transcripts should be sent to Tracy Cole, Search Chair, ECU Community School, College of Education Mailstop:167, 811 Howell Street, Greenville, NC 27858.

Official transcripts and three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Any original, signed letters of reference, not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, should be the mailed to Tracy Cole, Search Committee Chair via the address provided above.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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