Summary: Saint Mary’s Hall seeks a full-time Upper School Social Studies Teacher to teach Advance Placement (AP) World History and Global Studies in both fall and spring semesters.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies or a related field, advanced degree(s) preferred
Secondary teaching certification and graduate work in education preferred
Successful teaching experience in independent or public schools
Passion for subject matter and for working with bright, motivated Upper School students in a rigorous, college-preparatory environment
Demonstrated experience working with flexible pacing, flexible instruction, acceleration, enrichment, differentiation, and independent study to meet student needs
Excellent classroom management skills in order to facilitate a positive academic environment
Demonstrated initiative and skills in the following areas: organizational skills, evidence of in-depth lesson plan development, and evidence of curriculum development
Demonstrated experience in effectively solving problems through a positive, collaborative approach
Ability to inspire students to think critically
Teach a combination of five sections of AP World History and Global Studies
Maintain assignments weekly and grades biweekly using online Veracross gradebook
Serve as academic advisor to around 10-12 Upper School students and meet with that group weekly
Be available daily for student tutoring
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with students, parents, colleagues, staff, and administration
Support the efforts of vertical team planning and curriculum alignment
Attend all required Social Studies Department and Divisional meetings
Participate in requested professional development activities
Attend Project CRISS training during New Teacher Orientation
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in a rigorous, and at times stressful, academic environment dealing with deadlines and a diverse array of contacts
Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
Intricate motor skills required
Must be able to travel periodically throughout the academic year
Must be able to perform repetitious movements for extended periods of time, i.e. walking, standing, bending, and stooping
Must be able to work at a desk and computer for extended periods
Work primarily in a traditional classroom setting, but may work intermittently in outside weather conditions
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Interested candidates are invited to submit electronically a cover letter expressing the reasons for their interest in the position and a current résumé.