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Long Term Substitute - Elementary School (24.25 SY)

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

St Louis County, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

Who we are: KIPP St. Louis is a part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and children in St. Louis city. As the largest charter school system in the city, we are driven and committed to our mission, vision, and equity statement.

Mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Vision: Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Equity Statement: KIPP St. Louis is committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-sexist organization by confronting inequities, barriers, and oppressive policies and systems.

KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will educate nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network consists of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school.

Job Description

KIPP St. Louis Substitute provides instructional coverage for a teacher who is absent for an extended period of time. The long-term substitute will work the regular hours (745am - 345pm) of the absent classroom teacher during his/her absence. The long-term substitute is assigned to KIPP St. Louis Schools based on school needs and is assigned to a school for six to twelve weeks before being reassigned to another school. This is a temporary position and is based on the school’s district coverage needs.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt, TEMPORARY (as needed per school district needs)

Location: Elementary Schools (K-4th)

On a day-to-day basis, you can look forward to the following:

  • Teach a challenging college preparatory curriculum that addresses the current academic levels of students, is standards-aligned, and promotes critical thinking
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grade-level standards, benchmarks, and curriculum as well as proficiency in lesson planning and unit design
  • Design assessments and use data daily and weekly to drive instructional practices and provide students with feedback on their progress; regularly grade student work
  • Enforce and uphold school’s values, policies, and culture
  • Engage in frequent and open collaboration and communication with colleagues around lesson planning, instructional observations, and student data
  • Seek out and respond to coaching to increase capacity to run an effective classroom that promotes high levels of student achievement
  • Communicate regularly with families about the progress of students and remain available to students and families in the evening
  • Build strong relationships and positive rapport with students, families, and colleagues
  • Actively participate in weekly staff development activities and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the school leadership team

This job posting/description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands/Mental Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Frequently positions self to interact with students inside and outside of the classroom
  • Must be able to observe students inside the classroom and school building, as well as outside
  • Daily operation of a computer and classroom equipment
  • Occasional moderate lifting
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Interprets policy, procedures, and data
  • Occasionally endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety


What you bring to the table:

  • A high school diploma/GED and Missouri substitute certification or willing to get a substitute certification ASAP (REQUIRED)
  • 60 hours of college credit and Missouri substitute certification (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree and certification in Missouri (preferred)
  • A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis
  • Dedication to helping children grow and learn

Additional Information

What we bring to the table:

Up to $200/day for a substitute with a Missouri Substitute certification.

  • Please note that this position does not include paid holidays or extended school breaks (fall break, winter break, or spring break). Pay is according to days and hours worked daily.

Benefits: For full-time substitutes only. If consecutively employed during a probationary period of 90 days, team members will receive the option to elect our substitute gold benefits package consisting of $0 deductible in medical, dental, and vision insurance.