Reports To: Lower School Division Director Position Type: Full-Time, Faculty, Exempt
Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12), California. Founded in 1920, the Bentley School legacy of excellence in teaching and learning combined with The Bentley Promise maximize student success in college and throughout their lives. Bentley School is an inclusive community that shares a vision of academic achievement, balance, and the cultivation of character.
In a culture of shared leadership where expertise is respected, deans and senior administrators created Bentley’s characteristics of professional excellence to reinforce our values as a community, inspire self-reflection and growth as professionals, and give clear direction as to how we live out the Bentley Promise. With these characteristics as our guide, the faculty at Bentley have a deep knowledge of and passion for their subject, and they continually develop their practice as educators. Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, Bentley faculty members maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other and participating in robust professional development. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success, establishing pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, reflecting high expectations along with demonstrated flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty members participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life serving as role models of compassion, respect, justice, and inclusivity as citizens of the world.
Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:
Supporting teachers in all aspects of the school day
Supporting teachers in online student assessment, both formal and informal
Creating a positive learning environment where students thrive academically
Collaborating regularly with the other grade-level teachers and specialists
Carrying out supervisory duties
Participating in all aspects of Bentley’s character education curriculum
Designing innovative curricula in which both academic and social-emotional growth are considered
Attending regular faculty and grade-level meetings and various school functions
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with an interest in a teaching career. Enrollment in teaching credential or Master’s degree program in Elementary Education or preferred
Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology
Experience in teaching problem-solving skills in addition to traditional core content
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students
Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning
Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply.
Remote teaching experience preferred
Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity among faculty, staff and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits along with ample opportunity for professional growth which is reflected in our commitment to providing ample funds to support the professional development of our faculty.
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and three (3) references should also be included. Materials may be sent to email@example.com. Include “Teacher Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
About Bentley School
Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 coeducational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformational learning and respect for the individual.