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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 415 students from 66 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.


Operations Manager

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school in Portland, Maine, seeks an Operations Manager committed to providing smooth, smart operations in support of the students, teachers, and administrators.  The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director, works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for in-house business and benefits transactions, including payroll; orchestration of transportation that includes both contract buses and public options; oversight of maintenance and repairs for a 32,000-square-foot facility; and management of the IT and front office staff. The Operations Manager must be dedicated to promoting a safe, organized, and clean learning environment. 


Dean of Students

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school in Portland, Maine, seeks an experienced Dean of Students committed to providing excellent, rigorous STEM opportunity for Maine students.  The Dean of Students works closely with the Head of School, the instructional team, and the students, and is responsible for setting behavior expectations and executing on goals for the school community that are aligned with Baxter Academy’s unique mission. The Dean of Students must be dedicated to promoting best practices toward a student-centered, project-based teaching and learning environment that advances the school’s mission. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strength in STEM education and will have leadership experience in school settings both within and beyond the district public system.

The Dean of Students will report to and work closely with the Head of School, who reports to the Executive Director. Always measuring against mission, the Dean of Students will implement the school’s behavior policy, incorporating Restorative Justice practices; will oversee professional development for staff that aligns with mission and with needs arising from the behavior policy; will utilize a Response-to-Intervention model to ensure success for all students; will support the implementation of a school-wide advisory program; will continue to implement Baxter Academy’s school safety and crisis plans as identified by the Head of School; will guide state testing requirements and will identify and attend to all state and federal compliance measures. 


Special Education Instructor

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school in Portland, Maine, is seeking a highly qualified individual to join a special education program that serves students with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges.  The preferred candidate will have successful experience working with high school age students and believe in the school’s mission based on a rigorous STEM education.  

The special education teacher will report to and work closely with the special education director and a department of staff including other special educators, education technician, speech and language pathologist, social worker, and school psychologist.  The special education teacher will create individual education plans for students on their caseload that comply with both Maine and federal regulations; will provide direct instruction to individual or small groups using a variety of strategies to meet student goals; will support students in the regular education setting; will communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and other service providers; will integrate technology with instruction where appropriate; will provide positive behavior support when needed.


Educational Technician III

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, a public charter high school in Portland, Maine, is seeking a highly qualified individual to join a special education program that serves students with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges.  The preferred candidate will have successful experience working with high school age students and believe in the school’s mission based on a rigorous STEM education.  

We are looking to fill this unique position to primarily support special education students in the regular education setting.  This is not one-on-one positions but may have need to spend some time with specific students. This position 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.  

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.  

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, reading, or writing.  


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 cover letter 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.