Middle School Humanities Coordinator and 6th Grade English Teacher
The Masters School
January 29, 2018
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Full Time - Faculty
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 develop a 5th through 8th grade curriculum. We seek an accomplished English teacher who is also interested in coordinating an interdisciplinary 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. We are looking for candidates who have also demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, within and outside the classroom. Masters is eager to consider application from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Teach 4 classes per day to 6th Grade students
Lead the Humanities teaching team in a review and revision of the curriculum
Serve as an advisor to 8-10 students
Successfully engage and develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter.
Participate in extra/co-curricular program 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 meeting and Middle School faculty meetings
Participate in the life of the Middle School by attending full group activities including morning meeting, student presentations and performances and culminating events
Understanding of and desire to work with middle school students
Familiar with and willing 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
Proficient in the use of technology
Bachelor’s degree in English, English education or related areas of study required, Masters preferred
Prior teaching experience with middle school-aged students
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 coach of a team
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Middle School Humanities Coordinator and 6th Grade English Teacher” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Masters School actively seeks to forward diversity through its students, faculty and programs.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a premier coed 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 plus its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. Both day and boarding students benefit from the resources, diversity and activities of Masters' 7-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From its exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, to championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life.