- Upper School
South Shore Christian Academy, Weymouth, MA
Announcement: There is a position opening for a full-time teacher in Math for the 2020-21 academic year, starting in August, 2020. The position is a one-year position and is eligible for renewal. Resume and Cover Letter should be sent to Dr. Mark A. Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department: Upper School
Reports to: Head of School
Job Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary learning environment that guides and encourages upper school students to develop and fulfill their academic potential in Math. Abilities to teach an additional subject is beneficial. Position is typically: Full-time 40-hours/week, Exempt-Salaried, Eligible for Benefits. The duties and responsibilities of this position are to be conducted on campus or remotely as needed and/or required, under the direction of the Head of School.
Job Specific Duties:
- Teach Upper School (Middle School and High School) math courses as needed; typically 4 courses. Courses may include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus.
- Advise Senior Capstone Project
Other Opportunities Include:
- Supervision of student clubs
- Coaching of student athletic teams
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the Board of Trustee’s mission statements, statement of faith, teaching positions, and philosophy of the school, and to embody the religious positions of the school in all actions
- Ensure and maintain congruency between student-related and the classroom activities of the school and its mission statements and philosophy.
- Implement the Head of School’s (HOS) directives regarding the educational position and approach of the school.
- Promote and speak positively of SSCA to all constituents, internal and external.
- Observe professional ethics and confidentiality in dealing with administrators, faculty, parents, students and community.
- Fulfill the normal work expectations of a teacher which include, but are not limited to: effective teaching and supervision of students, grade or courses assigned; preparing/submitting lesson plans; varied assessments of students; being available to students and conferencing with students and parents; supervising student activities as requested by Administration.
- Be responsible for the academic growth of his/her students.
- Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
- Use relevant and approved technology to support and differentiate instruction.
- Structure learning situations which produces positive effects on student achievement.
- Create and deliver engaging lessons, with special emphasis on collaborative learning and “hands-on” experiences.
- Work collaboratively to create and implement a program of study that is intellectually challenging.
- Use curriculum guides, textbooks, technology and materials prescribed by the school. Follow prescribed curriculum, supplementing as necessary.
- Follow approved pedagogical methods by the school. Use approved pedagogical methods as instructed.
- Provide appropriate feedback on student work.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
- Design and implement lessons that integrate multidisciplinary content.
- Communicate regularly with Lead Teacher, Principal, HOS regarding any concerns with students, faculty, staff, or other members of the SSCA community.
- Maintain good attendance, regularly requesting reporting any absenteeism (regardless of length) to immediate supervisor.
- Submit grades and reports, in a timely manner, as required for administrative purposes, parent notification and for student attendance.
- Prepare required reports on students and activities.
- Keep all student records and lessons plans current, including posting of assignments and grades in a timely manner as instructed by supervisor.
- Be responsible for the organization, order, discipline and supervision of the students in his/her class and be jointly responsible, with other staff members, for such supervision at school functions to which teachers are assigned.
- Maintain a classroom environment with high academic and behavioral expectations by leveraging positive interventions and student relationships.
- Consistently promote the importance of multiculturalism.
- Follow all expectations regarding the HOS’s understanding professionalism, including dress code, social media practices, communication protocols, and collegiality.
- Maintain frequent contact with SSCA parents / guardians
- Cooperate with and participate fully in the school’s religious activities.
- Implement SSCA policies and procedures.
- Publicly support SSCA policies and procedures.
- Maintain continual affirmation of SSCA faith statements and teaching positions.
- Fulfill assigned extracurricular duties during and outside of school hours. This may include yard supervision, moderator of special activities or student organizations.
- Support the Admissions and Development functions as instructed, including but not limited to: attendance at admissions events, hosting of “shadow students,” evaluation of prospective students, and active promotion of the school.
- Complete any professional development expectations required by HOS or Principal
- Encourage parent and community involvement.
- Obtain information for parents / guardians when requested and as appropriate, including promptly returning phone calls and answering emails.
- Proctor examinations, study halls, homerooms, lunch periods, recess, student arrival / departure and other student events as needed or requested.
- Attend and oversee student field-trips, including overnight trips.
- Advise and mentor students as directed (including formal and informal advising).
- Advise student Capstone projects (if instructed).
- Assist and attend major school events.
- Attend and participate in all faculty meetings and training.
- Read and be familiar with all policies and procedures.
- Perform and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by HOS or Principal.
- Possess academic preparation required for the subject(s) and class level to which they are assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university, at minimum.
- State certification desired but not required.
- One-year experience teaching at the secondary or higher educational level. (This may be fulfilled through a practicum.).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to get along with co-workers and other school community members.
- SSCA conducts regular background checks and employment authorizations.
- Regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, see (close and distant vision required).
- Must be able to reach with hands and arms, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices, and other office equipment.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. or more.
- Required to move about campus regularly.
- Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing, data processing, and internet functions, as well as all applications used in the regular functioning of the school.
- Must be able to perform all job functions, or modified functions, remotely if required or deemed necessary by the Head of School.
- Some evenings and weekends are required.
- Minimal travel requirements, mostly for competitions or concerts.
- Maintain continual affirmation SSCA faith statement and teaching positions.