Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Instructor
GCE Lab School
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
GCE Lab School prepares high school students for success as citizens in our interconnected and multicultural world. Our model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world questions in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential career paths.
The Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Instructor collaborates with our STEAM team and will guide students through inquiry-driven projects, provide instruction in relevant disciplines, introduce students to curricular partners, and encourage independent academic exploration. Classes are small, instruction is personalized, the culture is encouraging, and Field Experiences are inspiring.
This position may be either full- or part-time.
Plan and facilitate lessons using GCE’s inquiry- and project-based digital course content
Teach one or two core courses per term; refine courses in collaboration with GCE Curriculum Design Team
Design and teach one mixed-grade level Workshop per term in a math, finance, or business subject or competency
Actively engage students with different learning styles and behaviors by preparing lesson plans that reflect student needs and group dynamics
Plan and guide student Field Experiences throughout the city of Chicago
Communicate with parents to help students excel in their courses
Connect lessons with current events in Chicago and in the world
Facilitate a learning process that culminates in completed Action Projects that demonstrate learning in non-linear ways
Assess and monitor student progress and performance
Actively participate in GCE’s professional development program
Collaborate with colleagues
Embrace a non-traditional teacher role and see self as master learner who models behaviors and learning process for students
Identify, pursue, and steward partnerships that bring curriculum to life
Incorporate guest experts to enhance courses
Summary of Qualifications and Expectations
BA required; graduate work in economics, finance, or business discipline preferred,, but wide-ranging cross-disciplinary interests are an asset
Teaching experience in a related field
Experience working as a mentor or advisor to an adolescent within an academic setting
Experience working in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Established interest in progressive education
Living abroad/travel experiences preferred
Time & Place
This may be a full- or part-time position following GCE’s annual and weekly calendar. Position begins no later than August 1, 2023.
Submit Cover Letter & resume?
Introductory virtual interview
Submit writing sample
Onsite interview with Head of School & Faculty
How to Apply
No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact those candidates we wish to interview. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Using the city as a classroom, we embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world's biggest challenges. Our Global Citizenship Experience model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world problems in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential job and career paths.