Harmony Careers

Harmony Public Schools is a highly recognized and award-winning public charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. Harmony strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates, alumni, experienced professionals, and seasoned experts seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support, and opportunities for career advancement.

Your future begins here!

Harmony Public Schools is a highly recognized and award-winning public charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. Harmony strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates, alumni, experienced professionals, and seasoned experts seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support, and opportunities for career advancement.

Why Work at Harmony

Throughout the year Harmony Public Schools continuously seeks high-quality applicants to fill a wide range of positions available at our 58 campuses and many departments. We encourage you to explore the Job Seekers section of the website to learn more information about career opportunities and the benefits of working in Harmony Public Schools.

  • Collaborative, caring, and safe work environment with support and mentoring
  • Many opportunities for advancement, career growth and development
  • Schools of CHOICE with strong parental involvement
  • High performing schools
  • State of the art technology
  • Comprehensive health package and benefits
  • TRS participant

Employment Application

Thank you for considering Harmony Public Schools. We want the online application process to be a positive experience for you. Please take a moment to read these instructions before beginning the online application process.

Candidate FAQ Employment Opportunities Benefits

Materials to Gather Before Starting

  • Current resume
  • Colleges/Universities attended, graduation date, degree earned, major
  • To/from dates for teaching (student teaching if not experienced), non-teaching experience, name of organization, name of supervisor and contact information
  • Certification type, level, description, date of issue and date of expiration (if any)
  • Minimum of three references

Application Process

  • New Users must create a secure Login
  • Select position of interest
  • Select location of interest
  • Upload all required documentation and submit your application
  • Take Gallup assessment (if applicable)
  • Your application will be evaluated by hiring manager for further steps.

Pooled Positions

Pooled Positions are positions which are accepting applications year around, this includes teachers, paraprofessionals, and substitutes.

Posted Positions

Posted positions are created as they become available, this includes administration and professional positions.
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Grow Your Own Teacher

Harmony Public School's Grow Your Own Teacher Program (GYOT) is an innovative fellowship developed to prepare HPS's future educators and leaders. Our program provides a competitive financial opportunity – up to $20,000 for four years – for current HPS students and/or HPS graduates to pursue a bachelor's degree that leads to teacher certification.

In addition, GYOT participants will receive professional development from central office experts, one-on-one coaching from a highly qualified teacher mentor, and networking opportunities with student colleagues from across Texas. Participants will earn teacher's certification before returning to serve as an HPS classroom teacher.

What Financial Assistance will I receive?

Harmony Public Schools Scholarship: If you are Harmony graduate and in your junior/senior year of college, you will be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $20,000 to pay for tuition and fees. ($5,000 per year--$2,500 per semester). In addition, you may work up to 19 hours each week—earning $10 per hour.

What are the eligibility requirements?

In order to be eligible for GYOT, you must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average. Applicants must provide all the requested information above and may go through a rigorous selection process

What will I be teaching?

HPS will consider several factors in deciding what you will be teaching, including your declared major, standardized test scores, personal preference, and availability of positions at the campus level. HPS cannot guarantee specific placements but reasonable efforts will be made to match teaching assignment with your desired preference.

What support can I expect throughout the program?

Our directors will provide in-person and online professional development training to help you be successful in our education setting. They will have periodic check-ins throughout the school year to ensure that you are progressing toward your career goals. In addition, you will be paired with a teacher mentor to support you at your local campus. This individual will provide mentoring and feedback to you as you complete the program.

Welcome to the GYOT program!

GYOT candidates go through a highly-selective application, including a written essay submission and interview.

Key Selection Dates
March 01, 2020 Application Materials due

Please complete the online application and then submit all required documents to: GYOT@harmonytx.org

For all applicants, we will be reviewing the following:

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Purpose of the Grow Your Own Teacher Program

As per the Vision statement of each open-enrollment charter held by Harmony Public Schools (“HPS”):

The mission of [HPS] is to prepare students for academic success in their future education, enable students to have a broad spectrum of options for their future endeavors, and to prepare them to be effective, responsible, and productive citizens.

In support of this mission and vision, the HPS Board of Directors has established the Grow Your Own Teacher Educational Assistance Program (“the GYOT Program”), which identifies and supports students and graduates of the HPS program, assisting them in attaining an undergraduate degree and a Texas teaching certificate, and then returning them to HPS in an instructional capacity that uses their experience and success in the HPS program to deliver high quality instruction to HPS students.

GYOT Requirements, also written below
What is Grow Your Own Teacher Program?
Harmony GYOT is an innovative program designed to identify and develop HPS students and graduates who are interested in pursuing a teaching career with Harmony Public Schools. GYOT participants receive professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities as they complete their requirements for teacher certification. Upon completion of their degree, participants return to Harmony as qualified teachers to deliver high quality instruction to HPS students.
Why should I be interested in this program?

Professional Development

Selected candidates will receive comprehensive professional development to prepare them to begin teaching on Day 1.

Networking Opportunities

Participants will have access to Harmony network throughout Texas as well as access to local Harmony campuses. They will be able to interact with teachers, principals, and central office administrators before graduation!

One-on-One coaching

Each participant will be assigned to a highly qualified mentor who will provide guidance and support throughout duration of the program—allowing participant to learn invaluable lessons from an experienced and successful participant.

Financial Assistance

Harmony provides a financial assistance package of up to $5,000 per year while only requiring a two year commitment post-graduation.

You are Harmony!

Only HPS students and graduates like YOU are eligible to take advantage of this program. As a student and alumni, you understand our Harmony culture, traditions, and high academic expectation. GYOT will allow you to continue growing at Harmony while helping others grow along the way!

Extra Income

GYOT participants will work up to 19 hours at an HPS campus each week. Interns will receive bi-weekly compensation depending on exact number of hours that they work.

What happens if I do not complete my degree or I am no longer interested in teaching?
Each year of service equates to 50% of the financial assistance that HPS provides. If you do not complete two years of teaching service to an HPS campus, you will be responsible for repaying entire assistance that you received. If you only complete one year, you will be responsible for paying 50% of the assistance that you received.
I did not graduate from Harmony Public Schools. Am I eligible?
No. This program is only open to HPS students and/or graduates.
What happens at the conclusion of my teaching commitment?
At the end of your teaching commitment, you will be able to choose the future direction of your career. However, our hope is that you will continue to build your career at Harmony Public Schools, increasing your career responsibilities in leadership roles.

Salary Schedule for Certified Teachers

Click Here to see the 2019-2020 Teacher Salary Schedule

Certifications

Teachers holding a valid (standard, 1 year, probationary, lifetime which is not expired) Texas teaching certificate at the time of hiring/rehiring will be entitled to the salary schedule.

HPS may hire teachers with a bachelor’s degree who do not hold a valid teaching certification. However, non-certified teachers will receive a $2000 reduction from the base salary schedule.

Texas standard certified Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, and generalist teachers are eligible an additional stipend of $500, if they hold an ESL endorsement in their standard certifications.

The Texas teaching certificate must be reflected on the SBEC’s website.

Advanced Degrees

Teachers who hold a Master’s degree will receive an additional $1000 annually.

Teachers who hold a Doctoral degree will receive an additional $2500 annually (no additional $1000 for Masters).

Documentation

All years of claimed creditable years of experience must be documented. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit original documentation (service records, employment letters, etc.) Foreign documents must be translated into English, transcripts, and diplomas must be evaluated by an evaluation institution in US. It is the responsibility of the foreign authority to provide relevant, and accurate information before any credit is granted. Such experience is considered on a case by case basis.

Service Records and or Employment Verification Letters should be on a company letterhead, have a physical signature, state the position the employee held, as well as the dates they worked there.

Leave and Record Request Forms

Employee Record Request Form

Before submitting the form please fill it out thoroughly, provide accurate dates and select a method of delivery.

Missing or inaccurate information may delay the process.

How do I request a service record?

You must fill out our online form, sign it, and request that original service records be sent by mail, email, or fax.

How long does it take to receive my records once I request them?

The HR team works diligently to send your request as soon as possible. Please be aware that processing times vary. Upon receipt of your request, an email will be sent letting you know the estimated processing time.

What if I need a verification of employment for loan purposes, etc.?

The company making the request may email or fax the form.

USPS: Human Resources Dept.
Attn: Records
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099
email: records@harmonytx.org
Fax: (713) 904-2415 ATTN: Records
Employee Records Request Form

Leave Request Form

Bereavement

To request Bereavement leave, an employee must complete an Employee Request For Leave Form and submit this to leave@harmonytx.org


Emergency Leave

To request Emergency leave, an employee must complete an Employee Request For Leave Form as well as provide documentation of the natural disaster and submit this to leave@harmonytx.org


FMLA Leave

To request FMLA leave, an employee must complete an Employee Request For Leave Form and have their doctor complete the Department of Labor’s WH-380-E form (for employee) or the Department of Labor’s WH-380-F form (for a family member), and submit it to leave@harmonytx.org.

Upon approval of your FMLA request, Short Term Disability Information will be shared with you and you will be forwarded to the benefits department.

Documentation for any of the above leave types may also be faxed or mailed to:

Type of Correspondence Address
USPS: Human Resources Dept.
Attn: Records
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099
email: leave@harmonytx.org
Fax: (713) 904-2415 ATTN: Leave

Should you have any questions regarding leaves, please email the Human Resources Department at leave@harmonytx.org.

Employees

Staff Engagement

Continuous efforts are made throughout the year to recognize employees who make an extra effort to contribute to the success of Harmony Public Schools at the end of each semester. HPS encourages all faculty/staff members to participate in team building activities to create a positive, caring and welcoming school culture.

Purpose:

Harmony Public School’s Staff Recognition Program is designed to create a positive school environment and increase staff motivation, retention rate, and loyalty to the school system in order to better serve students for greater academic achievement, and social development.

Teacher Appreciation Week is a special week for the recognition of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in the community in general.

This week is set aside to show respect for the teaching profession in general. It focuses on understanding how difficult it is to deal with young people who have very different minds, sometimes complicated personal lives and backgrounds.

This week will give attention to the fact that teachers work without cessation to help children reach academic milestones, develop awareness of different cultures and cultivate personal knowledge.

It is the responsibility of Harmony Public Schools to have a well organized Teacher Appreciation Week for all staff members.

Faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend all team building activities including Thanksgiving Events, Winter break Events, School Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner engagements, Cooking Classes, Sports, Camping Trips, Parent Teacher Conferences, Appreciation Events, and meetings or events sponsored by school administrators.

Traveling is the best educational experience. Nothing in a classroom can compare with actually seeing the world. Traveling abroad can have beneficial outcomes for employees who get the privilege. It gives staff a different perspective and a better understanding of history. It shows diversity, differences in languages and gives people insight to the rest of the world around them. Visiting a different country, learning about contrasting ways of living and thinking, and perhaps integrating these experiences into their own value systems. This research is supported by the valuable feedback given from Harmony Public School’s teachers who have traveled with students to places such as Italy, Spain, Greece and even Mexico!

Refer a Teacher

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

We are looking for talented and dedicated teachers to join Harmony Public Schools. If you know someone who would be a great fit for our organization, you could earn $350.— for referring him or her. Please read the steps carefully to learn more about our eligibility criteria, nomination window, and stipend payment.

Referral Process:

  • Refer a Teacher Window is from February 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020
  • Fill out the Google form below COMPLETELY (individuals will not receive stipend if form is incomplete or has incorrect information)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only HPS employees are eligible to refer teacher candidates. Individuals may only refer teachers for this incentive.
  • Hiring managers such as Area Superintendents, Human Resources Directors, Principals, and Assistant Principals on hiring committees are not eligible for this incentive program.
  • Non-hiring Central/District Office employees are eligible for this incentive program.
  • Only the first employee to recommend a teacher candidate will be awarded stipend. Multiple individuals will not receive a stipend for referring the same teacher.
  • Employee will not be awarded stipend for recommending teachers already referred by Harmony recruitment team.
  • Referred teacher must begin to work on or before the first day of the 2020 - 2021 work calendar.

Stipend Payment:

  • Employee will receive stipend after referred teacher has completed a minimum of 90 work days at a Harmony campus
  • Stipend will not be awarded in event that candidate:
    1. Does not accept his/her offer
    2. Leaves his/her role for any reason prior to 90 work days at a Harmony campus
    3. Is terminated for any reason
  • Stipend will be paid out in April 2021 paycheck
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