Middle School Science and Social Studies Teacher (YES)

Middle School Science and Social Studies Teacher (YES)

Full-Time, Regular


Anchorage, AK, US







Job Title:         Middle School Science & Social Studies Teacher

Department:    Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Reports To:     Program Manager

Supervises:     None

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Pay Grade:      E4

Job Type:         Regular, Full-Time (43 Week Position)


General Functions:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Middle School Science & Social Studies Teacher works with Alaska Native and American Indian students in various settings, both in and out of the classroom. This position develops and implements innovative, challenging, engaging, and culturally relevant materials. In addition to classroom instruction, this position provides individual and group tutoring and participates in special events and extra-curricular activities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction in core subjects such as reading, writing, science, social studies, or math (teacher will focus core instruction in the area of their certification) and career enrichment to Alaska Native and American Indian students.
  • Use appropriate instructional techniques congruent with Native learning styles.
  • Develop positive working relationships with students and families, and encourage family involvement in each student's educational process.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction to address the needs of all students.
  • Become familiar with Anchorage School District (ASD) curricula and be willing to design alternative, innovative, and culturally responsive teaching methods.
  • Support students in using various CITC and Anchorage School District special programs, online classes, and computer-based educational programs.
  • Collaborate with the CITC 3D Club and Youth Advocates to plan and participate in group cultural activities, special events, and field trips.
  • Collaborate with community, teachers, and 3D Club and Youth Advocates to offer a 3D Club to students.
  • Participate in CITC staff development training and attend applicable ASD in-service seminars and workshops.
  • Coordinate with CITC team members concerning in-school parent conferences, call for and conduct parent meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and documentation of student records and activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.
  • Perform all related duties as needed and assigned.


Job Specifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work with diverse groups of people with varying needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently with minimum supervision and as a contributory team member.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, and publishing programs.
  • Experience with innovative and culturally responsive teaching methods.


Minimum Core CompetenciesValues, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Communication Skills


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or core academic discipline from a four-year, accredited college or university.
  • Alaska Teaching Certificate or ability to be provisionally certified within three (3) months of start date.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License and insurable under CITC's automotive insurance, which requires the driver to be at least 21 years of age.


Preferred qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of experience working professionally with youth, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, educational, training, and cultural

needs of the Alaska Native/American Indian community.

  • Experience working with Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems, and ability to provide culturally competent services.


NATIVE PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (PL 93-638) and as further guided by CITC's Native Preference Policy 6.120, CITC maintains preference in all phases of employment for Alaska Native, American Indian (AN/AI) and Native Hawaiian people, including direct lineal descendants and foster or traditionally adopted children. Also included are non-Native head of household members for Native families, which includes foster or traditionally adopted Native children.


Anchorage, AK

11 day(s) ago