Gould Academy offers a challenging curriculum that includes an impressive collection of courses in all disciplines. Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school where students have the flexibility to try new things in new ways. Our location in the White Mountains of western Maine gives us a unique outdoor classroom right at our doorstep. Here, students celebrate each other, take risks, experiment, because we know that education is about the journey, about being in the NOW. We celebrate the creative process, not just the outcomes.
Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and visiting professionals who come to campus and work with students each and every year. Our mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. We are seeking a qualified, passionate, and innovative science teacher who will advance Gould’s mission, vision, and strategy and serve as a positive contributor to the school community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates integrity, strong work ethic, positive attitude, and commitment
Meets daily professional expectations regarding attendance, timeliness, and deadlines
Develops positive relationships throughout the organization
Communicates responsibly and effectively in all media and forms
Responds to all communications within a reasonable time frame; at a minimum, responds within 24 hours to acknowledge receiving correspondence and plans for full response
Adheres to policies and expectations articulated in the Faculty & Administration Handbook
Has strong knowledge and understanding of the Code of Conduct and Community Guide
Assists the Admissions and Advancement Offices when asked, by attending and speaking at special events and meeting with prospective students and families, consultants, alums, prospective donors, etc.
Engages actively in the annual review process; submits written self-evaluation each year, and engages in meetings per the established process calendar
Sets professional goals each year
Teaches four sections of science
Inspires and supports learning
Demonstrates content knowledge and teaching skills
Demonstrates proficiency working with a range of learners; supports the well-being of all students
Effectively uses Canvas to plan and organize instruction
Engages in professional practice and development to stay current and informed with respect to disciplinary trends, research and teaching practices
Promotes skills, knowledge, and interest in one’s respective discipline
Promotes creativity, creative confidence, and a growth mindset for students and faculty
Serves as a leader and role model; inspires others through one’s integrity, work ethic, positive attitude and commitment
Assumes an advisory role for up to eight students, serving as the communications link between the student, teachers, and family. Advisors meet briefly each day with advisees but often arrange longer sessions each week to discuss the student’s academic progress, extracurricular activities and any other concerns that arise during the academic year. Professional counselors are available as a resource as well.
Assumes coaching/supervisory responsibilities for a sport/co-curricular program two out of three seasons. Some coaching assignments are in the interscholastic program, and other assignments are the intramural programs. Some supervising assignments are responsible for clubs and other programs that enhance the educational experience of the students and are assigned according to interest and workload.
Faculty who live in dormitory apartments or other school housing help to supervise the boarding students on weeknights and weekends as resident faculty members or affiliates. In a dorm, faculty and proctors work together as a team to make the residential experience one in which students can learn from one another. Dormitory duty usually involves one to two weekday nights of regular duty, one or two nights of backup duty, and weekend duty every three or four weekends, depending on the number of faculty members working in the dormitory. All faculty, whether living in a dormitory or not, are assigned to a Duty Team to do weeknight duties and help chaperone weekend activities.
Bachelor’s degree required; relevant advanced degrees preferred, though experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
Significant prior relevant experience as a science educator
Committed to a student-centered, experiential pedagogy in teaching science
Committed to working with adolescent students and colleagues in a boarding school environment
Passion for working with students in science, problem-solving, and critical thinking
Personal warmth and a collaborative, open mindset
Skilled at establishing and maintaining positive, professional relationships
Contributes as a positive member of any team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Successfully pass a criminal and sexual offender background check
Possess a valid driver’s license
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job-related physical requirements may be added to these by individuals on an as-needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.
Frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, sitting
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
Occasional lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds
Occasionally this position will require kneeling, squatting, climbing, and driving a motor vehicle
Ability to visit and move around on and off-campus; must be able to travel to all campus locations and to appropriate training and/or meetings as required
Additional Salary Information: This is a Full-Time, exempt position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package is excellent and includes TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, and daily prepared meals.
Qualified candidates can apply for this position by filling out an application and submitting it via email along with their CV or resume, three references, and cover letter expressing your interest in Gould to: Deborah Menezes, Human Resources: HR@gouldacademy.org by March 21, 2020.
For more information about Gould Academy please visit us at: www.GouldAcademy.org.
Equal Employment Opportunities - Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.
About Gould Academy
Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 215 students and an average class size of twelve, the Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. Visit www.gouldacademy.org for more information.