Careers

Join the Quest Forward Academy Team

Quest Forward Academy is a new kind of high school centrally located in Santa Rosa, California. Taking a student-centric, project-based, and skills-forward approach to learning, we instill in our students the mindset, habits, and skills that will prepare them for success in future learning, in career, and in life itself.

We are seeking teachers who see themselves as mentors, dedicated to student personal growth, and who serve as joyful facilitators of student-driven inquiry. Quest Forward Academy innovates across the spectrum of learning from schedule, to calendar, to the nature of activity within the classroom. So if you are looking for an opportunity to work in an exciting, innovative learning environment characterized by small class sizes, a collaborative atmosphere, and an ongoing dialogue with your students as they develop academic and life skills, please send a Resume and a Cover Letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position. 

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High School Counselor

We are seeking a high school counselor to be a part of our school administrative team. The school counselor provides general counseling and guidance support to students at Quest Forward Academy, including college and career pathways support, college guidance counseling, career guidance counseling, and academic advising.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Academic and Post-Secondary Planning

  • Collaborate with students to develop their four-year plans
  • Track credits and progression towards graduation
  • Yearly scheduling and planning
  • Advise students on course selection and outside academic opportunities
  • Collaborate with students to develop and achieve goals related to post-secondary planning
  • Coordinate standardized testing related to college and career

External Communications

  • Serve as point person for interactions with local community colleges for dual enrollment or career education
  • A-G Course Management with UCOP

College and Career Counseling

  • Conduct workshops and parent nights related to post-secondary planning (such as College Nights, FAFSA workshops, Career Days)
  • Provide resources related to college (scholarship info, college search engines, deadlines, letters of recommendation)
  • Collaborate with university and college admissions representatives to ensure a smooth application process for QFA students
  • Organize college visits (both offsite and on campus), College Fairs
  • Support implementation of Opportunity Education Pathways Program, which provides Quest Forward Academy students counseling support and life skills development at every step of their journey through high school — and up to six years into college and career
  • Create and facilitate learning activities related to career exploration:
    • Coordinate with Internship Coordinator
    • Administer career discernment exams (ASVAB, Kuder Navigator)
    • Teach workshops in MTBI, SSD, StrengthsFinder, etc.

General

  • Work with School Social Worker to develop and implement IEP and 504 plans for students
  • Work with students and third parties, such as standardized exam administrators, to ensure that students needing accommodations receive them
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be required

Requirements

  • BA / BS degree, M.Ed. or equivalent preferred
  • California PPS Credential and/or professional certificate in College Admissions and
  • Career Planning
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Desire to work with Mentors and Staff to a create positive, innovative learning
  • experience
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus

Send a cover letter and resume to Sarah O’Callaghan at socallaghan@hugollc.com.

 


English Teacher

We are seeking an English mentor for students in grades 9-12 who is able to teach English at the high school and advanced-placement levels. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Teaching experience in grades 9-12
  • Experience in non-traditional classroom environments
  • Experience with project-based and problem-based learning
  • Facility and comfort with technology
  • Willingness to experiment and try new methods and approaches

Candidates with experience or training in more than one subject and an ability to teach in multiple subjects are highly desirable. ESL teaching experience is also desirable. We are interested in both early-career individuals looking to join something new and exciting and seasoned educators looking for something new. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Send a cover letter with a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and resume to Sarah O’Callaghan at socallaghan@hugollc.com.

 


Mathematics Teacher

We are seeking a Mathematics mentor for students in grades 9-12. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Teaching experience in grades 9-12
  • Willingness to experiment and try new methods and approaches
  • Comfort with innovative classroom environments
  • Experience with project-based and problem-based learning
  • Facility and comfort with technology

Candidates with experience or training in more than one subject and an ability to teach in multiple subjects are highly desirable. Ability to speak Spanish is also desirable. We are interested in both early career individuals looking to join something new and exciting and seasoned educators looking for something new. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Send a cover letter with a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and resume to Sarah O’Callaghan at socallaghan@hugollc.com.