Position Type This is a full-time, exempt position.
Position Term and Equivalency: Faculty employment agreements are from July 1-June 30. On-campus work has anticipated beginning and ending dates. Curriculum design and program development are ongoing throughout the year.
Reports to: Department Chair
Direct Reports: This position does not have direct reports.
Position Description: First and foremost teachers at Field are expected to uphold the mission of the school-- self-discovery, skills of mind, generosity of heart, -in their day-to-day interactions with students, in the design and implementation of curriculum and in their professional interaction with colleagues. The Field school's mission is ambitious and bold, and our teachers are required to embody that mission.
A flexible and innovative mindset is required. As curriculum designers, Field teachers are expected to adapt to their students' learning interests and needs. Strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate are also important, as Field teachers regularly work with other teachers, grade heads and department chairs to ensure that all of our students are being supported and challenged in accordance with our mission.
In order to serve all students as outlined above, teachers must be actively anti-racist in their approach to both their curriculum and to their interpersonal interactions with all community members.
At the core, all teachers are expected to be committed learners. While Field is an independent school we are not independent of each other. Faculty are members of the larger Field community and expected to shepard the values of the school.
Due to the anticipated uncertainty of the 2020-21 school year, the following are points of clarity for expectations of teachers at The Field School:
Course Load: Teaching assignments and course load will be determined based on needs
of the students, student enrollment numbers, daily schedule constraints, and teacher qualifications. Teachers may be asked to teach in different departments, and/or at different age levels if deemed qualified. 2. Instructional Setting: Teaching and learning will occur in distributed settings. Teachers
will be expected to be ready to teach in distributed settings. Students will also be in distributed settings. 3. Health Regulations: Health regulations may require changes to typical teaching
practices. This is included but not limited to: teaching while wearing a mask (or other protective equipment, unless contraindicated), and teaching while observing physical distancing guidelines. 4. Athletics: Athletics remain a core part of the Field School experience despite the
uncertainty that surrounds interscholastic athletics in the 2020-2021 school year. Physical education will remain part of the curriculum at Field. Teachers are expected to staff that program as part of their regular load. As interscholastic programming becomes clearer, teachers will be expected to staff team sports as needed. Athletic coaching assignments will be communicated at the earliest possible date. Assignments may change throughout the school year. 5. Extracurricular Responsibilities:
Active participation in programs including, but not limited to, Winter Internship,
clubs, activities, honors, advising, and supervision roles. b. Assignments may change throughout the school year as needed. 6. Work Environment: In the 2020-2021 school year, teachers may be asked to perform their work duties at home and/or on campus. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment. While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in a distributed setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day, regardless of the setting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teachers must maintain a classroom environment that addresses implicit and explicit bias, and that is respectful of all students.
Design and execute lessons, units and assessments as determined by your department chair that are culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate, and in line with the teaching model being used at the time (distributed, on campus, or both).
Attend and engage in department, grade level, staff and other meetings.
Provide meaningful and timely feedback to students about their performance.
Keep accurate records of student performance and attendance.
Write reports about each student and athletic reports about each athlete, as assigned by school leadership.
Attend events outside of regular school hours as determined by your direct supervisor, whether virtual or on campus.
Represent the school through admissions related activities as requested.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, or Department Chair.
Qualifications and Competencies: Teachers should:
Have a college degree. 2. Have a commitment to the mission of the Field School. 3. Have an ability to develop strong, trusting relationships with students and families. 4. Have an ability to create an anti-racist and culturally responsive classroom. 5. Have strong communication skills. 6. Have a strong knowledge of the content area. 7. Have an ability and commitment to continuously grow and learn as a teacher. 8. Have an ability to work creatively and flexibly in the classroom.
Work Environment: In the 2020-2021 school year, teachers may be asked to perform their work duties at home and/or on campus. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment. While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in a distributed setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day, regardless of the setting.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active; it requires standing and walking, including stairs.
Current employees concerned about these, or other physical demands, should reach out to LaToya Hamilton.
Travel: Regular travel is not expected in this position.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Updated: June 202
About The Field School
The Field School (grades 6-12) takes great pride in providing students with an ideal blend of focus on academic excellence and individual expression -- all in a relaxed, joyful atmosphere.
Through dialogue among students and teachers, we encourage students to seek knowledge and join in community. Field connects the various realms of knowledge to help students understand their world and lead full lives.
We live our mission everyday - Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart