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20 Dec 2021

Full-Time Washington State History Intensive Lead Teacher

University Prep – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Reports to: Director of Middle School

When Needed: May, 2022

FTE: Full-Time, Temporary

University Prep is seeking a talented, engaging and compassionate WA State History Intensive Lead Teacher to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching Washington State history and who is passionate about teaching to middle school students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an extraordinary work environment. Because this is a temporary position, only mandated benefits are offered.

Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The school is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each students potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

What Intensives Are:

Intensives are three-week academic terms that take place in January and May, during which each student takes one class full-time. Intensive classes earn equal credit as semester classes, and intensive courses may be required or elective. Teaching Intensives involve full-day lessons with multiple sections in a 90-student grade level.

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, on a full-time basis, teaches the Washington State History Intensive in May 2022, including coordination and collaboration with the teaching team, curriculum design, lesson planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Co-plans and co-teaches the class with the other four members of the UPrep teaching team
  • Plans and teaches one exploration in WA State for students who elect that option
  • Leads the corresponding student trip to a destination in Washington State
  • Provides classroom instruction and management
  • Assesses the effectiveness of instruction and adjusts accordingly
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students, parents and administrators
  • Actively participates in the life of the school
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the schools documents
  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the schools constituencies
  • Vigorously engages in their own professional development
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university in the subject of instruction or a related subject
  • Experience teaching at the grade level or working with adolescents

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years teaching experience, preferably with experience traveling with students on overnight trips
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with middle school students
  • Outdoor, travel and/or coaching experience
  • A degree in education or history
  • Experience with being part of a curricular and co-curricular team
  • Experience with curriculum development in the discipline
  • Experience with technology in the classroom such as personal devices, laptops, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Flexibility, energy, enthusiasm and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
  • Experience with experiential and/or place-based education design
  • Commitment to teaching the whole child
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent students
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to organized and present curriculum with passion and creativity
  • Ability to differentiate instruction with a keen sense of teaching to the needs of the students in the room
  • Ability to prepare lessons to appeal to a variety of learning styles, needs and accommodations
  • Ability to use formative assessments and strategies in the classroom
  • Deep interest in being part of a community as a collaborator and team member
  • Energy and enthusiasm for collaborative work
  • A desire for a strong community with experienced colleagues
  • Flexibility, maturity and a sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office and Google Drive, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
  • Comfort with operating Audio/Visual equipment
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Thank you for your interest in University Prep and this position.

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