Prove what's possible for the promise of opportunity

High School Writing Seminar Teacher - Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Location: School Campus - Instructional
Department: Instructional Staff


Immediate Career Opportunity Available!


The Promise is our Purpose

We’re on a mission to ensure all scholars can confidently pursue all of their life’s aspirations. Every student, regardless of geography, circumstance, or socioeconomic status, deserves an opportunity to live this Promise. Access to quality education is the critical first step and the promise of opportunity is at the heart of the Promise School's identity.


Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the northwest side of Detroit and is one of the highest performing high schools in Detroit in terms of college matriculation and persistence. JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Scholars are provided with an authentic academic experience which builds both the skill and will necessary to be successful in high school and beyond. Immersed in the culture of college, scholars will not only receive extensive college exposure via university tours but also be required to pass at least one Advanced Placement course to assist in a seamless transition into college.  JRLA is a 9-16 model where scholars are supported not only through high school graduation but through college graduation via our College Success team that works to coordinate success for current scholars and alumni.

College English is a unique class where scholars objectives and goals are to master the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to matriculate from high school to post-secondary education. Scholars have a rigorous curriculum that includes scholarship research, college application month, financial aid advising and completion of the FAFSA, group projects, presentations, resume workshops and online work. This class embodies a project-based approach and pushes scholars in becoming more independent goal oriented.  The College English position is assisted in planning and implementation of program and network requirements by the MCAN Advisor and Dean of College. 


If you are a passionate, mission-driven High School English teacher who is ready to join our 180+ education professionals and prove what’s possible for the promise of opportunity, we can’t wait to speak with you!


Our Promise to You - growing education leaders

We aspire to be the ideal platform for teachers to teach and leaders to lead. We promise to grow education professionals as part of a supportive, collaborative team, inspiring scholars and excelling through robust development opportunities. For example:


  • Our professionals are a family of educators. Team member relationships are fortified by care and respect and network-wide social events play a central role in cultivating a sense of unity and belonging.


  • Our educators operate as professionals. A balance of support and autonomy gives schools and teachers both the structure and freedom needed to achieve meaningful and lasting results, both in and out of the classroom.


  • Our educators are treated like professionals. Promise Schools offers competitive compensation, superior 401k matching (6%), and excellent health, vision, and dental benefits. Promise Schools also offers unique perks such as subsidized yoga, network-wide adult sports teams, and book club.


  • We want you to grow with us over the long-term. Professionals at our schools are presented with clearly defined professional growth through the Promise Schools Teacher Career Pathway or the School Leadership Pathway. We also offer differentiated professional development and personalized coaching for teachers and administrators - allowing our educators to realize their best selves.


Our Promise to Scholars

Promise Schools educators are on the front lines influencing the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for High School English teachers who strive to provide scholars every opportunity to reach their potential. At the most basic level, our education professionals promise to provide scholars with a safe, caring, and thriving learning community. You will also ensure that scholars improve in the areas that enable their pursuit of happiness. We call these the Promise Schools “Big 3”:


  • Academic Hard Skills - The essential knowledge and skills to succeed

  • Soft Skills and Mindsets - The resilience and adaptiveness to thrive

  • Identity, Relevance and Belonging - Knowing that you matter as a part of something greater than yourself


The Big 3 provides focus to our work as professionals towards our promise to graduate scholars who are ready to pursue college, careers and their greatest aspirations.


Strong applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree

  • A teaching credential or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future

  • At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately

  • Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement

  • An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset


Your employment offer will be contingent upon:

  • Successful completion of your background check;

  • Verification of your identity and ability to legally work within the United States.


If you are ready to jump-start your education career and positively contribute to a team that is making strides towards closing the achievement gap, apply today!


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