Opportunities at JGESA

  • JGESA has a focus on the environmental sciences in addition to core subject areas. We offer the opportunity to share in the development of a truly unique and individualized educational model. Below you will find a listing of current opportunities at Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy.

    If you are interested in an opportunity with JGESA and have questions, please email employment@jgesa.org. None of your personal information will be shared with a third party. 

  • IMMEDIATE OPENING - School Social Worker - 1.0 FTE or PT .50 - Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, Maple Lake, MN

    We are seeking licensed School Counselor applicants. This teacher-led school, public charter school, located near Maple Lake, MN, is located on over 300 acres of land.  As a small, project-based school we serve over 100 students in grades 6 through 12. A classroom without walls awaits you!


    Job Summary:

    The JGESA School Counselor is dedicated to the many roles within a teacher-led school. Essential duties are to include providing academic skills support; fostering peer relationships and effective social skills; establishing career and transition plans; conducting individual and small-group counseling in the Special Education and General Education settings so that students can have positive learning experiences at school; and educating students and parents regarding social issues. Sit on two site-based teams. Ability to be flexible, yet provide consistency and structure for our students. An active and engaged member of our Team Professional Practice (TPP). Willingness to be along for the adventure!

    Compensation: 

    Competitive benefits (TRA, PTO, medical and etc.) and salary based on qualifications; Salary base starts at $38,000.

    Terms of Employment:
    To be established by Personnel Team and Board of Directors annually.

    Evaluation:
    Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the personnel team in accordance with board policy.

    Responsibility:
    To provide mental health support to students so they can have positive learning​ ​experiences in school.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    (Other duties may be assigned)
    • Support students and help build self-regulation and coping skills in one-on-one and small group settings
    • Su​p​port student needs by connecting students to outside agencies
    • Facilitate skill building in large and small group and classroom settings
    • Coordinate student leaders to help lead morning circles
    • Collaborate with other agencies to support students and families
    • Evaluate, track, monitor, and report on student progress towards graduation (learning targets, life skills, social, emotional, and behavioral skills)
    • Serve as an advocate for students and his/her/their stakeholders and school-related
    • services (IEP meetings, conferences, social agencies, etc.)
    • Plan, organize, and facilitate support seminars / small groups
    • Facilitate experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside of the school building
    • Facilitate meetings with other organizations/community partners to meet the needs of our students
    • that extend beyond the scope of the school’s resources
    • Assist students in developing 21st-century skills, such as effective communication, identifying obstacles,
    • problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relationship building
    • Support a flexible, supportive, and individualized learning community
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information regarding students
    • Prepare summaries/reports and complete appropriate paperwork to track, share and report student progress with staff and families as needed
    • Coordinate transition activities for 6-12 graders
    • Assist with building cleaning/maintenance when necessary, during students cleaning week, before special events, and at end of school year
    • May need to attend presentation nights and graduation, plan/chaperone experiences, and support marketing of the school through participation in Open Houses and other school events
    • Complete and follow yearly Professional Development Plan
    • Participate in the Staff Evaluation Process and Self Evaluation Process
    • Follow established procedures for school purchases
    • Coordinate Summer Hours (time between Staff Retreat in June and Staff Work Days in August) with rest of staff (Not more than 5 days)
    • Attend staff meetings and scheduled staff training and retreats
    • Request personal days with personnel team

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    Supervise students in multiple educational settings
    Supervise best practices as determined by TPP and the School Board

    Qualification and requirements:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and experience:

    Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling
    ​C​urrent MN License in Counseling

    Preferred:
    Graduate work in Counseling or related field
    Experience in a middle and high school setting
    Three years related experience
    First Aid/CPR (or willingness to obtain)
    CIP (or willingness to obtain)

    Work environment:
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities of the day.  Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. Duties may also include working with students in public settings. Duties may also include walking/standing for long periods of time in indoor/outdoor settings.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with American with Disabilities Act (A. D. A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may also be assigned.
     
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  • 1.0 FTE LICENSED SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER/ADVISOR (6th-12th grade) 2019-2010 School Year

    Reports to:  Personnel Committee, TPP and Board of Directors

    Supervised by:  Indirect supervision Personnel Committee

    Classification: Certified

    Terms of Employment: 1.0 FTE

    Evaluation: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the personnel team in accordance with board policy.

    Compensation: Reviewed and established annually by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors. Salary is based on years of experience, licensure and other qualifications (tiers and lanes). Competitive benefits package included through EdVisions Coop.

    Summary:

    Instruct students with disabilities in basic academic and social skills.  Design and implement a program to help students with disabilities to get credits and successfully complete their schooling and prepare for life outside of school.  Complete paperwork, arrange and participate in meetings as required by Federal Law. Participate in the Child Study Team to design interventions, assess, and place students in appropriate programs/  Perform duties as part of site-based management teams in the school.

    For any questions -- please email our Personnel Committee: employment@jgesa.org

    If interested, please fill out the employment application form. http://www.jgesa.org/domain/55

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    Job posted on 10/23/2019

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    Reports to:  TPP/Board of Directors

    Classification: Certified/Licensed

    Terms of Employment: To be established by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors annually.

    Evaluation: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the personnel team in accordance with board policy.

    Compensation: Competitive benefits (TRA, PTO, medical and etc.) and salary based on qualifications; Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

     

    Responsibility:
    To provide Special Education services relating to Social Emotional Learning and general social services within the educational setting so that students can have positive learning experiences at school.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    (Other duties may be assigned)

    • Support students and help build self-regulation and coping skills in one-on-one and small group settings
    • Support student needs by connecting students to outside agencies
    • Facilitate skill building in large and small group and classroom settings
    • Evaluate, track, monitor, and report on student progress towards graduation (learning targets, life skills, social, emotional, and behavioral skills)
    • Serve as an advocate for students and his/her/their stakeholders and school-related
      services (IEP meetings, conferences, social agencies, etc.)
    • Plan, organize, and facilitate support seminars / small groups 
    • Facilitate experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside of the school building
    • Facilitate meetings with other organizations/community partners to meet the needs of our students
      that extend beyond the scope of the school’s resources
    • Assist students in developing 21st-century skills, such as effective communication, identifying obstacles,
      problem-solving, conflict resolution, and relationship building
    • Support a flexible, supportive, and individualized learning community
    • Maintain confidentiality of all information regarding students
      • Prepare summaries/reports and complete appropriate paperwork to track, share and report student progress with staff and families as needed
    • Assist with building cleaning/maintenance when necessary, during students cleaning week, before special events, and at end of school year
    • May need to attend presentation nights and graduation, plan/chaperone experiences, and support marketing of the school through participation in Open Houses and other school events
    • Complete and follow yearly Professional Development Plan
    • Participate in the Staff Evaluation Process and Self Evaluation Process
    • Follow established procedures for school purchases
      • Coordinate Summer Hours (time between Staff Retreat in June and Staff Work Days in August) with rest of staff (Not more than 5 days)
    • Attend staff meetings and scheduled staff training and retreats
    • Request personal days with personnel team

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Supervise students in multiple educational settings

    Supervise best practices as determined by TPP and the School Board

    Qualification and requirements:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and experience:

    Required

    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

    Preferred

    School Social Work Experience

    CPI Trained (or willingness to obtain)

    First Aid Certification (or willingness to obtain)

     
    To apply, please fill out our employment application form. Any questions, please email employment@jgesa.org. Posted 10/23/2019
     
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    LICENSED SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS -  FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR


    This teacher-led school is located near Maple Lake, MN on over 300 acres of land. As a small, project-based school we will serve a total of 115 students in grades 6 through 12. A classroom without walls awaits you. A valid MN teaching license, short-term substitute license, and background check are required for Teachers. To apply, please fill out our employment application form.

    POSTED JULY 30, 2019

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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL Subs


    The Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, a Minnesota public charter school, is seeking paraprofessional substitutes to join our team of dedicated professionals for the current school year. Our teacher-led school, located near Maple Lake, MN, is located on over 300 acres of land. As a small, project-based school we currently serve a over 100 students in grades 6 through 12. A classroom without walls awaits you. Updated resume and background check are required. To apply, please fill out our employment application. For any questions, please email: employment@jgesa.org.

    Re-posted - 7/24/2019

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