High School Business Literacy Instructor

I CAN SCHOOLS is seeking a highly qualified Business Literacy instructor to educate our scholars on business systems and their place in the nation’s economy. Duties include providing knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of business services; developing practical business skills for personal use or for use in business occupation and encouraging scholars to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business. The ideal candidate will create a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of scholars. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of scholars, the classroom instructor must work closely with other staff, administration, and parents.


I CAN SCHOOLS is a non-profit, charter school management organization created in 2010 by the founding leaders of a highly successful, award-winning, urban school in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of I CAN SCHOOLS is to prepare students for a college preparatory high school that ensures acceptance and graduation from a four year college and/or university. I CAN SCHOOLS is dedicated to providing all students with an education that supersedes standards of excellence. To learn about more about I CAN SCHOOLS visit us on the web at www.icanschools.org.


Being a teacher for I CAN SCHOOLS is incredibly rewarding and requires candidates to possess an extraordinarily strong work ethic. A teacher for I CAN SCHOOLS can expect to work extended hours, create and sustain a quality learning environment where high academic and behavioral expectations are the norm, achieve high test scores, and be a healthy addition to our adult learning communities. We are seeking teachers who will "sweat the small stuff" and have a "no excuses" attitude. Teachers will be expected to do "whatever it takes" to close the achievement gap. I CAN SCHOOLS teachers must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where accountability and high expectations are upheld at all times.  I CAN SCHOOLS teachers must possess a philosophy that 100% of our students will attend and graduate from a four year college and/or university.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Convey and give practical exhibitions for implementation on the concepts of financial literacy 
  • Teaching basic advertising skills including but not limited to; marketing research, public relations, analytical thinking, as well as strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Increase student’s awareness and knowledge of entrepreneurship skills
  • Informing scholars about the step by step principles of marketing
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Remain highly organized and meets deadlines 100% of the time
  • Create intentional lesson plans that support academic rigor and student engagement
  • Be relentless, serious and focused 



  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience in an urban public or charter school setting preferred, but not required
  • Valid State Certification is required
  •  Belief in and alignment with I CAN SCHOOLS mission and vision is non-negotiable.
  • All Pre K- 3 Teachers must meet the requirements of Ohio HB 555 – The Third Grade Guarantee 


The Future of I CAN

In 2013-2014 I CAN SCHOOLS expanded its locations to Maple Heights, Akron, and Canton, Ohio in addition to its already existing 4 campuses located in Cleveland. I CAN SCHOOLS will be expanding out of state in 2015-2016 to service the needs of the Chicago area, with plans to open 4 campuses in the heart of the city. Local colleges and universities have partnered with I CAN SCHOOLS to provide teachers with a quality internship experience, ultimately driving student performance.  I CAN SCHOOLS will continue its commitment, in collaboration with school leaders, classroom teachers and support staff, to obtain federal and local grants to assist with future network growth and financial needs to continue on the path of success as a high performing network of schools.


I CAN SCHOOLS offers an exceptional benefit package to all full time employees through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio that include, medical, dental and vision. This package is one of the most competitive benefit packages offered to employees in the Cleveland area. I CAN SCHOOLS pays 90% of employee premiums only leaving employees to pay a minimal 10% premium each month.  Employees participate in Ohio SERS (state employee retirement system). Additionally, I CAN SCHOOLS pays a 14% contribution to SERS and employees contribute a minimal 11%. I CAN SCHOOLS salary is competitive and ranked above most high performing charter schools in the State of Ohio.

Working Conditions

I CAN SCHOOLS boast meticulously clean buildings, intentionally placed print, and an extremely safe teaching environment. All classroom teachers are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, a network wide email account, high-speed internet access, and all necessary teaching supplies.  I CAN SCHOOL buildings are Wi-Fi accessible for use with all mobile devices.

Bonus Opportunities and Extras

At I CAN SCHOOLS we offer a stipend for teaching Saturday School and summer student recruitment. In addition to that, teachers have the opportunity of earning a yearly bonus through a teacher referral program. I CAN SCHOOLS also has many opportunities for athletic coaching in the areas of basketball, track, cheerleading, and competitive hip-hop dance.


I CAN SCHOOLS value its employees by providing meaningful and intentional administrative coaching dedicated to transforming teachers into master educators. I CAN SCHOOLS builds and maintains a professional and healthy adult learning community by entertaining several social events throughout the school year, hosting school retreats, and presents teacher of the year for each campus.

To Apply

Visit www.icanschools.org/employment under the careers tab!