Middle School Social Studies Teacher (One-year Position)
  • Middle School
  • Teacher

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative social studies teacher to teach seventh-grade social studies and collaborate with a collegial and skilled team of faculty during the Academic Year 2020-2021.

This person will serve as an integral member of the middle school team. Deep knowledge of and appreciation for teaching history, the social sciences, and social justice through multiple perspectives, as well as expertise in teaching analytical reading, writing, and research, is required.  A qualified candidate will also possess a strong enthusiasm, deep knowledge of, and familiarity with middle school students; a commitment to fostering and modeling our core values; and the ability to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their pedagogy and treatment of students, parents, and colleagues.

This is a full-time one-year position, established to provide instructional staffing for smaller cohorts of students in compliance with state and local health guidelines regarding COVID-19.  It is scheduled to begin in August 2020 and is an exempt position reporting to the middle school head. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.

Responsibilities

  • Teach four sections of seventh-grade social studies.
  • Assist with the preparation of possible offsite and additional onsite curriculum as needed in order to support the middle school program, in compliance with COVID-19 regulations.
  • Run a middle school club.
  • Create and deliver rigorous, effective, and compelling curricular experiences.
  • Work to ensure academic excellence: the ability of students to approach novel tasks with the confidence, mindset, and skills to accomplish them successfully.
  • Collaborate with all members of the middle school team and all school faculty to design curriculum and support co-curricular programming, as well as the development of students beyond the classroom.
  • Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive community both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Keep careful assessment and anecdotal records to inform comprehensive student reports.
  • Lead and assist in parent-teacher conferences focused on the social, emotional, and academic growth of middle school students.
  • Commit to the effective use of technology in the classroom and in curriculum.
  • Provide regular, constructive, and specific feedback to students to encourage their growth and development as historians and social scientists.
  • Establish and maintain strong home-school partnerships with families to ensure students’ successes.
  • Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, and dismissal, or other duties as needed.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience teaching middle school preferred.
  • Experience teaching social studies, history, and/or other social sciences or humanities classes.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and innovative community of learners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop thematic curriculum.
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Cultural competency based on experience and professional development in diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom.
  • A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, and creativity.

Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to careers@belmontday.org. Materials must be received by Monday, August 3.


 

Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a non-sectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.

 

 

 

 

 

  • social studies