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Founding Elective Teacher (Music with specialization in Band)

2022-2023 School Year

Job Description: Founding Elective Teacher (Music with specialization in Band)

About: Becoming Collegiate Academy “Becoming” prepares all students in grades K-5 to be successful in college and life. Our vision is achieved through mirroring the  Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience with a keen focus on: (1) fostering positive relationships, (2) leveraging culture and identity, and (3) upholding high expectations. Like HBCUs, we immerse students in a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that connects to the history of their community and inspires them to carry that relentless spirit forward. BCA’s charter was authorized by Duval County Public Schools on October 6, 2020. Becoming will open its doors to its inaugural class of over 200 kindergarten and first grade students in the Fall of 2022. 

Position Summary: As an elective teacher, you will see students across multiple grade levels and be responsible for creating a positive classroom environment, implementing curriculum, assessing students, collaborating with the team, building relationships with our families, and other duties as assigned. Each teacher will report directly to the Principal, or designee, receiving regular professional development and coaching around his or her instructional and leadership capacity.

BCA is a great fit for the person who:

  • is excited to create a school that is inspired by the greatness of the HBCU model 
  • believes that all kids can and want to learn 
  • can take a vision and make it a reality when few see it
  • has a sense of humor and brings joy to teaching
  • has humility, urgency, and a growth mindset
  • believes in doing whatever it takes to meet the goal
  • can take, implement, and give constructive feedback  
  • can remain calm in the midst of pressure, especially in difficult conversations with stakeholders
  • has strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backward plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail and deliver consistent and timely results.
  • has an unwavering commitment to BCA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond 


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution, preferably from a Historically Black College and University
  • Experience: Experience in a classroom setting is strongly preferred
  • Licenses or Certifications: Florida Teaching Certification or Eligibility for Certification 


  • Own the planning, leading and improving the elective program of the School
  • Elective curriculum should be based on state standards aligned with music, dance, and/or art, provide rigorous opportunities for practice, and ensure students stay actively and positively engaged in activities and instructions
  • Step in to support whole school moments like lunch, recess, arrival, dismissal and support for other team members when they are absent
  • Plans, rehearses, and directs students in school-wide programs for the school and community
  • Communicate respectfully and collaboratively with families on a consistent basis
  • Work collaboratively within a team to implement instructional, operational, and cultural plans that support the Mission, vision, and core values of the School
  • Take an active role in building positive student and team culture across the entire School, every minute of every day that is aligned to Mission, vision, and core values of Becoming Collegiate Academy

 Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Our current compensation structure is very competitive and is commensurate with experience. 
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Becoming Collegiate Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact BCA Human Resources at info@becomingschools.org.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts school leadership’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Submit questions to:  info@becomingschools.org.