Position Classification: Full Time (10 months), Faculty, Salaried Exempt
Hours: US School Day is 7:55 a.m.-3:30 p.m. plus after school coaching/activity duty
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Position Summary: St. Christopher’s Upper School seeks a dynamic educator with the ability or potential to teach and lead students across the entire high school English curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will be an effective advisor and capable manager of a co-curricular activity or coach of an athletic team(s).
Teaching a full academic course load (four classes with two or three preps)
Specific course assignments and levels (regular, honors and AP) may be determined on the strengths of the successful candidate and needs within the department
Candidates should be prepared to teach in more than one area of the curriculum
Grade 9 Grammar and Composition (Regular and Honors)
Grade 10 British Literature and Composition (Regular and Honors)
Grade 11 American Literature and Composition (Regular and Honors) or Junior AP English
Grade 12 Senior Electives (Regular and Honors)
Need to be able to design an appropriate elective course that satisfies the mission and goals of the department, compliments the established electives, and attracts the interest of students
Advising (six to eight students) and actively participating as a member of the House System
Coaching or leading a significant co-curricular activity
Offering an X Term cohort (experiential learning program)
Handling other duties (study halls, chaperoning dances, etc.) as assigned
Participating in the life of the school through committee work and being a regular presence at major school events such as concerts, plays, athletic contests, and other events as a means of supporting the students and the mission of the school
Communicating in an articulate and appropriate fashion, as well as in a timely and efficient manner, with parents, students, and colleagues
Staying abreast of best practices for teaching and especially for teaching boys
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in English
A minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred
A thorough knowledge of and passion for teaching the discipline
An understanding of the vital role of research, writing, and analysis in preparing students for college and life beyond college
A familiarity, ease, and openness with integrating technology into the classroom
An ability to collaborate effectively with members of the department and the Upper School faculty to enhance students’ appreciation and understanding of literature and writing
An ability to enhance in students the School’s Essential Qualities such as creative thinking and problem solving, technological savvy, intellectual curiosity and risk taking, research and analysis, collaboration and teamwork, and the ability to apply core knowledge to new and changing situations
An enthusiasm for nurturing global awareness and empathy in students in each class to strengthen these two essential skills
Additional Information: Candidates interested in pursuing this position who are not using a teacher placement agency should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is open; the School will receive materials from candidates until the position is filled.
School Website: www.stchristophers.com
School Information: Established in 1911, St. Christopher’s School, is a JK-12 all boys school in Richmond, VA. With over a century of rich history in the education of boys, St. Christopher's has the reputation as a national and international leader in the education of boys. Our work with the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and our very own Center for the Study of Boys, support the Second Century Vision which states that we will be a global leader in understanding boys, engaging and teaching them effectively, and developing in them the strength of character, wisdom, and life skills required to succeed in college and to make a positive impact as leaders in a rapidly changing world. The School's single campus location consists of 43 contiguous acres and 23 buildings with over 300,000 square feet. St. Christopher's School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
About St. Christophers School
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.