Science Teacher

Minneapolis, MN

Accepting applications until filled. 

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose person-centered approach to services ensures individuals and families receive the housing and ecosystem of support they need to achieve greater stability now and for the next generation. We are eager to welcome new team members dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services. PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities.

Job Summary

PPL is seeking a Science Teacher to join its team at its Loring Nicollet Alternative High School. The Science Teacher is responsible for planning and developing course outlines, presenting the course material to students, and evaluating the students’ progress. Courses taught may include Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science, and Biology. 

Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS) is a unique learning community that serves students in grades 10-12, primarily ages 17-21. LNAS is an inclusive and welcoming community of approximately 57 students who are looking for a different learning experience from the traditional large high school environment. The mission of LNAS focuses on respect for all students regardless of race, sex, class, sexual orientation, ethnic background, religious or political beliefs. LNAS is a safe place for all students with student and staff cooperation and collaboration. A focus on community development, social justice, mental health, and relationship-based education is what shapes our school mission. 

Our ideal candidate would reflect the above-stated mission and vision of the school in their teaching philosophy and in planning and prepping course materials. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about alternative learning and can teach the Sciences in new and exciting ways. We also welcome applicants who are passionate about infusing their own personal skills, interests, and hobbies into the classroom through one-off seminar classes and ongoing elective class options. Teamwork is a must within our teaching team; LNAS staff are very collaborative and govern school policy and programming by consensus. 

We are hiring this position as either part-time or full-time depending on the availability of the hired candidates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Identify, acquire, or create appropriate learning resources and develop lesson plans.
  • Maintain appropriate teaching knowledge and utilize technology in the learning environment.
  • Teach classes as designated individually or as part of a team.
  • Vary learning materials and presentations to fit the needs of students.
  • Demonstrate active involvement in all aspects of team activities.
  • Develop communication with students and parents.
  • Participate in team effectiveness and registration process.
  • Adhere to and enforce the school’s standards of behavior consistently.
  • Develop and implement appropriate structures, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish and implement appropriate social/extra-curricular activities.
  • Answer and route telephone calls and miscellaneous questions from employees, clients, vendors, and the public, and provide customer service.
  • Support PPL work and mission by accepting assignments for special projects, committees, etc.
  • Provide information on assigned functions.
  • Perform related administrative duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibility.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in secondary education or equivalent
  • State of Minnesota Teaching License in secondary language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies required.
  • Training and experience in an alternative school setting preferred
  • Training and experience in behavior modification techniques and class management preferred
  • Training and experience with computers (i.e., Mac, DOS, Windows, etc.) preferred
  • Experience working with diverse at-risk youth populations (i.e., ethnic, cultural, economic, etc.…)
  • Training and experience in team teaching
  • Training and experience in assessments and testing
  • Training and experience with school-to-career programs preferred
  • Proficient in a second language (other than English) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents, and administrators

A detailed job description is available upon request or selection for the next phase of the hiring process.


We know that employee health and well-being matters, so take care of your loved ones and yourself with PPL-sponsored health & dental insurance, employer-paid short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and paid parental leave.  Voluntary life insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA.) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA.); PTO. & Paid Holidays. 403(b) retirement plans with employer match; well-being programs, summer half-day Fridays; and an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives. 

Salary/Wage: $40,000-47,000.00/Yr., DOQ 

Application Process:

Please include a cover letter and resume. The hiring process includes phone screens and in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates.

PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm all newly hired employees' identities and employment authorization. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.