Mathematics Teacher - OHS
Requisition Number:2023-ET/Y-029
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Regular w/ Temporary Date
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

William J. Ostiguy High School is an alternative Boston Public School operated by Action for Boston Community Development Inc. whose mission is to provide a safe, sober and supportive school environment in which youth in recovery can develop the skills and strengths needed for personal, academic, vocational and community success.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide instructions in Mathematics for high school students, grades 9 through 12 with a focus on promoting an atmosphere of inquiry.
  • Follow the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, city-wide learning standards and Ostiguy High School curriculum guide.
  • Develop materials, assessments, resources and standards for evaluation.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and grading records.
  • Provide a stable learning environment through a focused classroom management approach.
  • Participate in all staff and program development activities.
  • Communicate with students and parents regarding student attendance, academic performance and behavior.
  • Participate in student teacher mediations.
  • Participate in and facilitate after-school activities as needed.
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Follow all Ostiguy High School policies.
  • Work closely with counselors for behavior management.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications:
  • A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and one to three years of previous teaching experience with youth is required.
  • MA Teacher certification is required or must be able to obtain certification within the first academic year of employment.
  • Previous teaching experience in an alternative high school setting is highly preferred.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with fellow staff and with parents.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills with the ability to work independently
Please note: This position is temporary through June 30, 2024.