Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative social studies teacher to teach seventh and eighth grade social studies, serve as an eighth grade advisor, and collaborate with a collegial and skilled team of faculty.
As a teacher and advisor, 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 are required. A qualified candidate will also possess a strong enthusiasm and deep knowledge of and familiarity with middle school students.
This is a full-time position scheduled to begin in September 2020. It is an exempt position reporting to the middle school head. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.
Teach one section of seventh and three sections of eighth grade social studies.
Collaborate with Capstone Coordinator during the research and paper writing phase of Capstone by teaching the research and writing process and providing individualized instruction.
Serve as an advisor, leading daily advisory meetings.
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.
Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to email@example.com. Materials must be received by Thursday, January 30.
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.
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.
About Belmont Day School
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. We value honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence.