Career Opportunities

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS YEAR-ROUND FROM PENNSYLVANIA CERTIFIED CANDIDATES:

The PA Virtual Charter School accepts applications year-round from top-notch highly-qualified, PA-certified Teachers & Professionals to be part of our pioneering effort in public education. If you share our pioneering mission and approach, have a strong educational background as well as a firm understanding of how best practices from a regular classroom can be applied to our innovative model, we’d like to hear from you. The school will consider only top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record. To view current openings, click on the orange button below.

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For more information about the role of a teacher at PA Virtual, please see the overview information below.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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Grades/Subjects:

  • K-4th grade teachers teach all subject areas.

Teaching:

  • Multiple contacts with parents each month
  • Individual online, live class sessions twice per month (K-4th grade teachers)
  • Learning Link sessions once per month (online)
  • Email
  • Phone Calls (Conferencing with Parents & Students twice per month)
  • Work from home using latest technology

Role of Teacher:

  • Drive and moderate parent-assisted instruction
  • Partner with each parent to support achievement
  • Communicate requirements
  • Answer questions and support student learning
  • Collect portfolio assignments monthly and provide feedback
  • Supplement courses with additional curriculum as necessary
  • Recommend grade level promotion and retention
  • Optional group sessions for discussions
  • Attend School Outings, Discovery Days, Professional Developments, Testing, etc (other travel as necessary)

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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Grades/Subjects:

  • 5th & 6th grade teachers teach all subject areas

Teaching:

  • Multiple contacts with parents each month
  • Homeroom sessions on online, live class sessions (once a week)
  • Group online, live class sessions twice per week (reading and math focus)
  • Email
  • Phone Calls (Conferencing with parents & students once a month)
  • Tutoring sessions with students
  • Work from home using latest technology

Role of Teacher:

  • Drive and moderate parent-assisted instruction
  • Partner with each parent to support achievement
  • Provide standards-based group online, live class sessions
  • Communicate requirements to parents and students and answer questions
  • Support student learning using personal learning plans
  • Collect and grade work assignments
  • Maintain Blackboard homeroom/courses for students and parents
  • Maintain grade book for math, LA, science, and history
  • Supplement courses with additional curriculum as needed
  • Recommend grade level promotion and retention
  • Attend School Outings, Discovery Days, Professional Developments, Testing, etc (other travel as necessary)

MIDDLE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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Grades/Subjects:

  • 7th & 8th grade teachers teach in a quad (1 History, 1 Math, 1 Science & 1 English teacher in each quad)

Teaching:

  • Multiple contacts with parents each month
  • Online, live class sessions
  • Office Hours
  • Email
  • Phone Calls (Conferencing)
  • Work from home using latest technology

Role of Teacher:

  • Provide standards-based synchronous instruction
  • Partner with each parent to support achievement
  • Communicate requirements
  • Answer questions and support student learning
  • Set deadlines for assignments
  • Grade portfolio assignments and provide feedback
  • Supplement courses with additional discussions, synchronous learning sessions, or other assignments as needed
  • Recommend grade level promotion and retention
  • Maintain their highly-qualified PA certification
  • Maintain Office Hours
  • Attend School Outings, Discovery Days, Professional Developments, Testing, etc (other travel as necessary)

HIGH SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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Grades/Subjects:

  • 9th – 12th grade teachers teach according to their area of certification

Teaching:

  • Multiple contacts with parents each month
  • Synchronous/Asynchronous Classes via an online, live class sessions
  • Office Hours
  • Email
  • Phone contact as needed
  • Work from home using latest technology

Role of Teacher:

  • Provide standards-based synchronous/asynchronous instruction
  • Partner with each parent to support achievement
  • Communicate requirements
  • Answer questions and support student learning
  • Set deadlines for assignments
  • Grade assignments and assessments and provide feedback
  • Supplement courses with additional discussions, synchronous learning sessions, or other assignments as needed
  • Recommend grade level promotion and retention
  • Maintain their highly qualified certification
  • Moderate social interaction activities (Student Counsel, Drama Team, E-pal Group, Chess Team, Etc.)
  • Maintain Office Hours
  • Attend School Outings, Discovery Days, Professional Developments, Testing, etc (other travel as necessary)

Current High School Curriculum:

  • World History, American History, History Electives
  • Math Fundamentals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Math Electives
  • Environmental Science, Earth Science, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Science Electives
  • English Survey Course, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, English Electives

Special Education Teaching Overview

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Grades/Subjects:

  • K – 6th, grade teachers teach all subject areas
  • 7th – 12th grade teachers may provide Itinerant or Resource Room Support, or teach Learning Support Classes

Teaching:

  • Special Education Support is provided through telephone conferences with parent and students, e-mail contact, and direct teaching using Collaborate and other strategies
  • Work from home using latest technology

ROLE OF TEACHER (VARIES TO SOME DEGREE BY GRADE LEVEL):

  • Support parent-assisted instruction
  • Support parent with implementing IEP
  • Partner with each parent and Regular Education Teacher to support achievement
  • Develop IEPs and RRs and conduct IEP meetings
  • Communicate requirements
  • Answer questions and support student learning
  • Collect work samples monthly and provide feedback
  • Supplement courses with additional curriculum as necessary
  • Maintain Special Education timelines and document compliance
  • Attend School Outings, Discovery Days, Professional Developments, Testing, etc (other travel as necessary)

COMPETITIVE SALARIES AND BENEFITS

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with background and experience. PA Virtual offers all full-time employees the benefits package as outlined below.

Benefits Package (full-time employees):

  • Eligibility Period: 1st of the Month following the Date of Hire
  • Insurance Stipend: Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School offers a monetary stipend to employees that opt out of the health and/or dental benefits.
  • Health: Independence Blue Cross
  • Dental/Vision: MetLife
  • Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability & Group-term Life Insurance: Lincoln Financial
  • Participate in the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS)

In addition, PA Virtual offers all full-time employees  Paid Time Off/School Holidays & Tuition Reimbursement.

QUESTIONS

If your questions were not answered after reviewing this website, all further employment questions should be directed to the Human Resources Department via phone at 484-680-7710.

BE A PART OF THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

PA Virtual is a rapidly growing organization that offers our teachers and staff members the excitement of exploring an emerging concept in education. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap, disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or political affiliation.

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