We seek a dynamic Social Studies instructor with strong content knowledge who teaches in engaging ways. High school teaching experience preferred, and a VA Standard Teacher License preferred. This position requires an awareness of the urban student’s context and a resolve to teach in culturally sensitive ways, and in small classroom settings. Church Hill Academy is committed to trauma informed pedagogical practices and restorative justice. We seek instructors who view their students as whole people. Full-time instructors will be asked to teach three sections of a course in their field per semester as well as to perform one assigned duty, with a planning period of 80 minutes every school day.
Lead the day-to-day operations of a high school History and Government classroom.
Supervision by the Head of School;
Report from 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Attend a weekly CHA Staff Meeting, every Tuesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Prepare lesson plans that align with Virginia Standards of Learning vis a vis pacing and course content;
Creatively engage students through differentiated instruction;
Exhibit a genuinely caring attitude to all students;
Maintain a positive, calm attitude and voice in the classroom;
Work cooperatively with colleagues, volunteers, and parents;
Attend various, limited after school activities such as one day of Summer Bridge Camp, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and special seasonal events;
Establish classroom routines that align with best teaching practices;
Remain flexible and resilient as the school undergoes the accreditation process through VAIS (site visit scheduled for October);
Follow the CHAT Employee Manual and adhere to CHAT mission and values;
Abide by and hold students accountable to the CHA Family Handbook;
Attend at least one off-site Professional Development session for Social Studies teachers per year.
A high school diploma or the equivalent and a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Education or History from an accredited college or university;
Secondary Education teaching experience OR:
enrollment in a state-recognized teacher licensure program;
at least one year of programmatic experience with high school students;
An intentional and practiced commitment to serving and engaging community in the East End;
Effective communication skills, written and oral;
Personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the vision and mission of CHAT.
To apply for this role, please complete the online application found at http://chatrichmond.org/employment-opportunities/.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan as directed at the link above.
Learn more about Church Hill Academy at http://www.churchhillacademy.org/
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; tuition reimbursement.
About Church Hill Academy
Church Hill Academy is an independent, faith-based coed high school and part of the nonprofit organization CHAT (Church Hill Activities & Tutoring). Our shared mission is to equip students from Richmond’s East End to achieve academic success, develop character and serve the community.
We provide individualized and holistic education, a safe and engaging environment for learning, and all the courses Virginia requires to complete high school.
Church Hill Academy is proud to be a part of CHAT, an organization of community and faith-based, integrated programs that work to equip and serve children aged 2 ½ to 18 to make transformative decisions about who they are and aspire to be.