At Belmont Day School, we foster intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.
Grade 8 Social Studies Teacher
Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative social studies teacher to teach eighth grade social studies, serve as an eighth grade advisor, and collaborate with a collegial and skilled team of faculty. This person will serve as an integral member of the middle school team. Deep knowledge of and appreciation for teaching history, the social sciences, and social justice through multiple perspectives, as well as expertise in teaching analytical reading, writing, and research, is required. A qualified candidate will also possess a strong enthusiasm and deep knowledge of middle school students, a commitment to fostering and modeling our core values, and a clear understanding and dedication to equity and inclusion and infusing diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice concepts and themes into work with students, families, and colleagues. This is a full-time, ten-month, exempt and benefit-eligible position, which reports to the middle school head and begins September 2024. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation. Responsibilities ? Teach three sections of grade 8 social studies ? Serve as a grade 8 advisor ? Collaborate with Capstone Coordinator during the research and paper writing phase of Capstone by teaching the research and writing process and weekly Capstone classes at the beginning of the year ? Create and deliver rigorous, effective, and compelling curricular experiences ? Work to ensure academic excellence: the ability of students to approach novel tasks with the confidence, mindset, and skills to accomplish them successfully ? Run a middle school club ? Serve in one or more roles: Capstone mentor, health and wellness teacher, Choices teacher, associate teacher mentor, and/or middle school athletics coach (especially seeking wrestling and boys’ lacrosse coaching experience) ? Constructively participate in professional evaluation program ? Maintain documentation of curriculum ? Collaborate with teams of colleagues to support co-curricular programming and the development of adolescents beyond the classroom ? Commit to fostering an equitable and inclusive community both in and outside of the classroom ? Keep careful assessment and anecdotal records to write comprehensive student reports ? Lead and assist in parent-teacher conferences focused on the social, emotional, and academic growth of middle school students ? Commit to the effective use of technology in the classroom and in curriculum ? Provide regular, constructive, and specific feedback to students to encourage their growth and development as historians and social scientists ? Establish and maintain strong home-school partnerships with families to ensure students’ successes
? Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, and dismissal, or other duties as needed ? Perform additional responsibilities as required
Qualifications ? Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred ? Experience teaching middle school preferred ? Experience teaching social studies, history, and/or other social sciences or humanities classes ? Outstanding organizational skills ? Deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and innovative community of learners ? Ability to infuse diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice concepts and themes into academic and social emotional curriculum, as well as teaching, classroom management, and student and family relationships ? Excellent written and verbal communication skills ? Ability to develop thematic curriculum ? Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching and learning ? Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom ? A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, and creativity
Please submit a cover letter and resume specific to this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials must be received by Friday, February 18.
Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a non-sectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. We value honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence.