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Members of Common Ground’s staff and faculty work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Current Openings
Common Ground is Seeking a Grade 10 ELA Teacher for the High School

This teacher will have the opportunity toeach Common Ground’s Integrated 10th grade ELA classes; work with the 10th grade Core Curriculum team to support 10th grade students through an culturally relevant integrated curriculum with a focus on social justice; and, act as a strong team member for Common Ground’s small, dedicated, creative faculty; teaching an elective or supporting instruction in another Common Ground course for one period a day. Core 10 is a new integrated curriculum consisting of English, Science, Social Studies, and Integrated Methods. Over the course of this year-long experience, students will dive into four interdisciplinary units: New Haven Stories, Justice, Power, and Community Health. Students will use the city of New Haven as a learning laboratory and take part in numerous off-site field experiences with community partners.  Please click here to learn more.

Common Ground is Seeking a Grade 10 Methods Teacher for the High School

The Core 10 Interdisciplinary Methods Lab Instructor — a full-time, salaried position — plays a critical role in rolling out this new educational experience for all of our 10th graders. Core 10 is a new integrated curriculum consisting of English, Science, Social Studies, and Integrated Methods. Over the course of this year-long experience, students will dive into four interdisciplinary units: New Haven Stories, Justice, Power, and Community Health. Students will use the city of New Haven as a learning laboratory and take part in numerous off-site field experiences with community partners. Additionally, the Core 10 has a commitment to exposing students to the arts through photography, drama/theater, various visual arts media, and videography. The 10th grade core meets for four of Common Ground’s eight periods allowing students and teachers to engage in extended field experiences, use time flexibly to meet students’ needs, etc. Please click here to learn more.

Common Ground is Seeking an Assistant Teacher in Nature Based Enrichment Programs

Our nature based enrichment programs (NatureYear and Kids Unplugged) immerse small groups of children (ages 5 – 13) in outdoor learning and play. The Assistant Teacher responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting teachers in running activities. This may include behavior management and social coaching of children, as well as helping to manage program materials, supporting children in positive relationships with peers. Positive conflict management, behavioral redirection, and supervising for safety in an outdoor environment, and helping to care for the physical needs of children.Please click here to learn more. 

Other Opportunities

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EEO/Non-Discrimination Policy

Common Ground High School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Common Ground High School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability (including, but not limited to, mental retardation, past or present history of mental disability, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Common Ground High School does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.

Inquiries regarding Common Ground High School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Betsy Sneath
Director of Business and Administration
Common Ground – High School, Urban Farm and Environmental Education Center
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
T 203-389-4333 x1211
F 203-389-5478
bsneath@commongroundct.org
www.commongroundct.org