Employment Opportunities

download.jpg

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is a public charter school in downtown Portland, Maine, that opened September 2013. 

Baxter Academy is located in Maine’s largest and most diverse city and serves 400 students from 59 Maine towns, many rural. Baxter Academy’s academic program is real-world, technology-rich, student-centered, and project-based. These touchstones ground the learning community as it strives to use the dynamic tension inherent in its model to do stronger work: Baxter must, according to its charter contract, provide an excellent, rigorous STEM education, and as a public charter school, it must do the great social good of meeting the needs of any student who enrolls.

At Baxter, teachers demonstrate a deep commitment to their students and guide all students in an individualized, collaborative, and interdisciplinary community. They set an expectation that students interact with one another with mutual respect. The teachers have life experiences that include everything from long-distance sailing to mountain climbing to teaching in international schools to engineering robots to starting tech businesses. One Baxter teacher was appointed by the governor to serve on the state’s STEM council. Another teacher serves on the Maine Computer Science Task Force, which is tasked with integrating computer science into the state’s graduation requirements. All Baxter teachers support students in mastering 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and communication.


Education Technician III

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is hiring three Education Technician III’s for the 2018-2019 school year at $17.60/hour with additional hiring compensation of $1,500

Do you have 90 college credits?  Do you find it rewarding to help others find solutions, make progress, and overcome challenges?   

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is hiring three Education Technician IIIs for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are a public charter school in downtown Portland, Maine, whichopened in September 2013. We serve 400 high school students from grades 9-12.  Baxter Academy is a rigorous college preparatory school that has a project-based learning environment led by student-inquiry and focused on a cross-disciplinary approach.   You can find more information on our school and current faculty on our website: baxter-academy.org.

 The first half of the additional compensation ($750) will be paid after 90 days of full-time employment and the second half ($750) will be paid after six months of full-time employment.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  We are looking to fill these unique positions to primarily support special education students in the regular education setting.  These are not one-on-one positions but may have need to spend some time with specific students. These positions will require a candidate who works well with high school students with a variety of abilities and who can be flexible, problem solve, and be compassionate.  A preference will be given to those candidates who have previous experience or possess working knowledge and understanding of special education and are comfortable and have strengths in the content areas of math and/or science.   Candidates will be paid $17.60 per hour for a 36 hour work week that follows the school schedule, 175 school days plus three additional days for teacher workshops. Health benefits are also available.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate must obtain and maintain authorization as an Education Technician III with the Maine Department of Education.  This is obtained by documenting three years of postsecondary education or a combination equivalent to 90 hours of approved study in an educationally related field.  The candidate must meet successful background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference checks.


Administrative Assistant

We seek faculty and staff who believe in this mission and vision and who are willing to do the work to help us achieve it.  We are currently seeking a Lead School Secretary / Administrative Assistant who will work with and support the school’s administrative team to: communicate professionally with the school community, collect and report data for compliance purposes, maintain an organized and helpful front office atmosphere, and support an efficient interface between the school’s front and back business offices.

A strong candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as demonstrated ability to interact professionally with many different kinds of community members, including parents, both within the school and without. High value is placed on a candidate who can operate capably and calmly in a busy environment where confidentiality must be maintained and who has a solid understanding of human resource parameters, bookkeeping and school and state-level reporting systems.

Required skills and duties:

-- Ability to serve at the front of the school and effectively filter and fulfill requests.

-- Demonstrated experience with school-based data and compliance reporting, including for special education

-- Ability to produce reports for review by the supervisor/coordinator

-- Ability to answer inquiries regarding programs and services, explaining requirements and assisting callers in completing forms or other actions

-- Perform a variety of office administration and secretarial work for the school administration

-- Ability to maintain organized records and operational protocols for programs and school administration

-- Working knowledge of accounting best practices especially around observing internal controls, maintaining records, handling invoices, and preparing reports

-- Experience with accounting software and ability to quickly adapt to new formats

-- Real-time problem solving skills

-- General hospitality skills and the ability to make people of all backgrounds feel comfortable and welcome in our building


Substitute Teaching

Applications for Substitute Teaching Positions, short or long-term, are accepted throughout the school year.  As opportunities become available, we will review the applicant pool we have at that time.

CLICK HERE FOR  SUBSTITUTE TEACHER APPLICATION

Please feel free to contact anna.gervais@baxter-academy.org for more information.


To Apply

To apply, please complete the online application HERE  and send a resume and CV with references to employment@baxter-academy.org or Human Resources, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, 185 Lancaster Street, Portland, Maine, 04101. Additional material such as a philosophy statement; recommendations from students, parents, or colleagues; or anything that illustrates your passion for education, is highly encouraged. 

Baxter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Our needs are subject to change and we welcome applications from people passionate and committed to STEM education whose experience may not fit neatly into any positions listed.