Middle School Humanities Teacher, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

Middle School Humanities Teacher



Job ID:


March 14, 2022

Contact Information:
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning
47 E. Pennington
Tucson, Arizona 85701
District Website

Chad Blair
Phone: 5205611020
District Email

Job Description:

Position Summary

Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown seeks a full-time middle school Humanities teacher with a demonstrated background and interest in project-based learning and a commitment to the whole child. The school’s approach centers around collaboration, inclusion, thoughtful innovation, team building, and diverse and multiple perspectives.  


Specific functions:

  • Design, plan, and implement a project-based Humanities class with an emphasis on Universal Design for Learning 

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues

  • Facilitate a mixed-age advisory of 12-15 students

  • Design and teach two 4-day intensive Intersession experiences (1 per semester)

  • Participate in professional development activities

  • Use competency-based learning to assess student growth 

  • Support eighth-grade students through a portfolio demonstration process

  • Connect with community partners to create place-based and hands-on learning experiences

  • Actively participate in creating a demonstration site school designed around best teaching practice  



  • Certification in ELA and/or Social Studies preferred (or a commitment to working toward certification)

  • Teaching experience with middle school students preferred

  • An equity mindset and culturally responsive teaching practices

  • Experience and commitment to collaboration with colleagues and effective teams

  • Commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity, heterogeneous grouping, and full inclusion

  • B.A. required and masters degree preferred

  • Strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, initiative, and independence 

  • Knowledge and understanding of Arizona state standards

Position Details:

Job Type: Full-time position

School Site: Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown

Location: 47 E. Pennington. Tucson, AZ

Salary: Competitive annual teacher salary, starting at $47,800 per year

Benefits: Competitive health insurance benefits; Arizona State Retirement System participation

Work Year: School-year calendar, 190 work days, roughly 7/27 - 6/1

Search is open and ongoing until position is filled. Start date 7/27/22


  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@CITYccl.org.

  • Online posting: http://cityccl.org/about/contact/employment.

  • CITY Center for Collaborative Learning seeks to have a teaching staff that reflects the diversity of its student population. Minority and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 


About CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning designs, implements, and advances innovations in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators. The Tucson-based nonprofit offers professional development and community engagement experiences for educators and education advocates, while leading three small secondary schools that serve as demonstration sites.