Work for ASA

Want to work with Arizona School for the Arts? Below you will find some of our current open positions.

Student Support Specialist

Start Date: January 7, 2019

The Student Support Specialist leads the school’s efforts to meet the emotional and behavioral needs of students.  The Student Support Specialist focuses on leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to implement a comprehensive support programs that address behavioral and social development for all students.  This person fosters positive and supportive relationships with students, faculty, and parents. This person contributes to the management of student behavior from a school level which includes designing and implementing proactive strategies, providing professional development, supporting staff and students, and collaborating with various personnel. This person assesses the interventions needed for individuals as well as grade levels to ensure students participate productively in classes.

This person is a member of the Student Support Team.

This position reports directly to the Vice Principal of Student Support and Assessment. 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Development & Management
    • Uses data to assess school needs related to behavioral and emotional support
    • Collaborates on the development and management of the school student services program
    • Uses the majority of the time (80%) to provide direct services to students through preventive and responsive services including individual student planning, and uses the remaining time (20%) in development and management, system support, and accountability
  • Preventive and Responsive Services
    • Utilizes responsive interventions, initiating individual and group sessions in and out of the classroom for students behavioral and emotional needs
    • Assesses student needs and makes referrals to appropriate school resources and community agencies
    • Intervenes during crisis situations and participates on school crisis team
  • System Support
    • Guides, coordinates, and supports school staff in implementing school-wide programs
    • Provides training on topics related to data about student behavioral and emotional needs
    • Serves as liaison between the social service agencies (i.e DCS, Valle Del Sol, Doorways, Teen Lifeline, etc)
  • Accountability
    • Prepares and submits a variety of requested reports and data to ensure fulfillment of established program requirements using all available data, including academic grades, discipline referrals, and attendance data to identify student needs and deliver services
    • Interprets student data for the purpose of developing and implementing supportive plans for individual students

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology with one year of behavioral health experience preferred
  • IVP Arizona fingerprint clearance card
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Basic knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with multicultural and low socio-economic individuals

Required knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics:

  • A mission-driven individual with a strong belief in ASA’s vision, mission, and purpose
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and respond to concerns from a variety of stakeholder perspectives
  • Ability to work well independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and work cooperatively to meet internal and external requests
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to the Principal at maline@goasa.org:

  • Resume, Cover letter, and 3 letters of reference, and the ASA Application for employment found on the website

 

 

 

 

High School 9th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Start Date: January 6, 2020

Established in 1995, Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) is a non-profit, public charter school serving grades 5-12 in downtown Phoenix.  ASA offers a dual focused college preparatory academic and performing arts curriculum and has graduates now attending some of the most prestigious universities and conservatories in the country.  The school has been continuously ranked as one of the top three schools in the state.

Students work closely with a high caliber of academic faculty and performing artists in a collegial and creative environment.  ASA’s mission is to prepare students to attend a four-year college, a conservatory, or join a professional arts organization upon graduation from high school.

This faculty member will teach 9th grade social studies which focuses on thematic studies of Eastern Civilizations (India, China, Africa, and the Middle East).  Students explore the following themes:  conquest/ colonialism, religion, conflict/ warfare, and contemporary issues.  The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic classes are taught in the morning allowing academic teachers the afternoon for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

Report to: Principal

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards and ASA standards, scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade-level teams
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform duties as assigned

Qualities of the ideal candidate:

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence and determination
  • Impeccable organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about content area and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    • Socratic methodology
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Constructivist teaching strategies
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment, rubrics,
    • Bloom’s taxonomy

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail (maline@goasa.org):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of references

Part-Time Choral Teaching Artist

Summary of position
This faculty member will teach choir to middle school and high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 40 students per class, with a total of 2 classes, one content area. The curriculum includes learning the skills of rehearsal etiquette, vocal pedagogy, sight-singing in solfege (moveable DO), diction, and theory as applicable for content of class. Knowledge of the adolescent boys’ changing voice is essential.

An ideal candidate would feel comfortable and have the skill set to teach students that have no to limited experience to those who have been articulated through the ASA program.  All classes offer studies in proper vocal technique, music reading skills, and work within an ensemble.  Choral studies include music in one to three plus part-singing in a variety of languages and in various genres of music.  Repertoire includes a cappella and accompanied works from the Renaissance to the current century.

This Position reports directly to Arts Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the ASA standards and department scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation
  • Participate actively in department level teams
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or music education, choral emphasis/expertise preferred, from an accredited four-year college or university.  Masters of Music preferred.
  • Proven musicianship and pedagogical skills as a performer and teacher with an extensive knowledge of all levels of choral repertoire.
  • Proven experience working with student musicians of varying ages and experience.  3-4 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • Piano proficiency to guide classroom instruction required.  Piano performance skills preferred.
  • Experience in conducting choral ensembles
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid fingerprint card

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to sing and demonstrate
  • Utilization of constructivist teaching strategies
  • Experience with authentic assessment and rubrics
  • Experience with current technology
  • A life-long learner interested in acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Passion, persistence and determination
  • Impeccable organization
  • Punctual and reliable, highly accountable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about content area and about teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate

Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to Laura Apperson, ASA Arts Director, Apperson@goasa.org .

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.