Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER LEAVE REPLACEMENT from September to December 2020. The ideal candidate will possess both excellent professional qualifications and a passion for teaching and learning. Other essential qualities include enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues, and a sense of humor. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving, collaborative environment. Given the timing and remarkable circumstances we find ourselves in, a strong candidate must also be flexible and adept with the skills and technology of online learning.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Teaching four sections of Upper School English
Maintaining an accurate electronic gradebook
Effectively and supportively communicating with students and families
Providing written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Attending and contributing to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to, departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Accompanying students on occasional curricular trips
Attending community events throughout the school year
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, education, or a related field or related disciplines required. Graduate degree preferred.
Experience: Full-time teaching experience in English.
Specific Skills: The position requires familiarity with online learning platforms, including
Google Suite and Zoom
Certifications/Licenses: None, but standard teaching certification preferred.
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply
committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In
keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a
passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold
our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to
act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current resume detailing their interest in the position and specific evidence of their qualifications to Peter Nowakoski, Chair of English Department at email@example.com.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854