The Middle School seeks a Middle School Humanities Coordinator and 6th Grade English teacher. This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to teach four sections of 6th grade English and to work with a dynamic team of humanities teachers to revise and align a 5th through 8th grade curriculum. We seek an accomplished English teacher who is also interested in coordinating an interdisciplinary (English/LA and history) humanities team. This person will work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to develop vertical and horizontal alignment of skills and content. The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching and is eager to support Middle School aged students in learning how to take an active role in their own learning.
In addition, The Masters School seeks employees committed to the work of advancing equity and social justice in the school community and beyond. A community of diverse individuals, we celebrate both our differences and our similarities, and we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion, sexual identity, and socioeconomic status. Masters seeks diverse candidates to serve our student body, and we expect all employees to engage in the work of inclusion as a critically important aspect of working in our school setting.
Teach four sections of 6th grade English
Serve as an advisor to eight to ten students
Lead the humanities teaching team in revision of the curriculum
Plan and conduct humanities department meetings
Successfully engage and develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter
Participate in extra/co-curricular programs as a coach or club supervisor
Provide supervision during recess, in study hall and in other moments of the school day, as needed
Attend 6th grade team and advisor meetings and Middle School faculty meetings
Participate in the life of the Middle School by attending full group activities including morning meeting, student presentations, performances and culminating events
Bachelor’s degree in English, English education or related areas of study required, Masters preferred
Prior teaching experience with middle school-aged students
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, a resume, and three references via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Middle School Humanities Coordinator and 6th Grade English Teacher” in the subject line.
Understanding of and desire to work with middle school students
Familiarity with and willingness to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proficiency in the use of technology
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as advising, student life, leading a student club, or coaching a team
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.