High School Humanities Long Term Sub Teacher

Deadline June 01, 2023

Northwest Academy is seeking a long-term substitute for our High School Humanities program for the 2023-24 school year; the position begins August 1st and concludes December 14th. This teacher would teach 9th grade Humanities courses and a Civics elective in the High School. Northwest Academy is a progressive, independent middle school and high school located in downtown Portland. We emphasize proficiency-based curriculum and assessment, high expectations, creativity, and student-centered classrooms. Teachers have significant independence when it comes to motivating students to meet proficiencies and get excited about their subjects.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching high school Humanities, as well as a demonstrated passion for teaching high school students in a program that emphasizes writing and critical thinking/analysis.
PositionTitle: HighSchoolHumanitiesTeacher Department: Humanities
Reports To: High School Head
FTE: 1.00
● Teach all assigned classes; maintain an orderly and organized classroom; provide additional out-of-class instruction when necessary for remedial or accelerated work.
● Grade and assess all student work; maintain records of student grades and assessments.
● Communicate with students, parents, and colleagues about classroom matters.
● Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, student conferences, academic advising
meetings, grade level meetings, department meetings, Parent/Faculty events, Open Houses,
field trips, and in-service days.
● Prepare lesson plans and classroom activities to foster student engagement and prepare
students for post-secondary education.
● Document conference reports, disciplinary issues, student health and safety issues, and other
professional correspondence and reporting. QUALIFICATIONS:
● Earned Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
● Expertise in the subject area(s) to be taught;
● Experience in a middle and/or high school setting;
● Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills; ability to effectively communicate
and work as a team with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students;
● Proficiency with computers, Google Drive, and word processing, database, electronic grading software, and other classroom technologies;
● The ability to create an effective learning environment and interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences; ability to lead and work with cross-cultural environments;
● An awareness about difference and how it can expand teaching practices and student success; and
● An ability to learn from and build on varying cultural and community norms of students and their families.
● Up to date with Covid Vaccinations PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Advanced degrees in the subject area(s) to be taught and/or degrees in education;
● 5+ years of successful teaching experience in middle school and/or high school classrooms;
● Demonstrated success at developing curriculum and educational opportunities for students
within and outside of the classroom environment;. WORKING CONDITIONS:
This is a limited term faculty position that follows an academic year. Teachers are expected to be on-campus or actively involved in the school community during their scheduled classes and for an established percentage of their non-classroom hours. There are some required commitments outside of regular school hours as needed, including evening and weekend commitments, as well as accompanying students on various experiential activities throughout the year.
Northwest Academy staff recognize that participating in a professional community and contributing to the school’s wellbeing is an important element of their relationship to our school. As a result, staff members are expected to take active roles in the school’s professional and student culture in a variety of ways in addition to their essential responsibilities.
Interested candidates can find instructions for applying for this position on the Northwest Academy Careers Page.
Northwest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to welcoming and celebrating a diverse student and faculty population. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of the school that employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law. No employee will be retaliated against for raising concerns under this policy. We seek each employee’s contribution and assistance in helping us maintain equal employment opportunity.

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