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Job Type:
Full Time
Apply To:

msheadsearch@brooklynfriends.org
Divisions:
Middle School
Grade Levels:
7th Grade, 8th Grade
Job Description:

Middle School History Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)

Brooklyn Friends School anticipates an opening for a full-time, experienced History teacher to teach four sections of Middle School History and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. A progressive, student-centered environment, BFS seeks to hire a flexible, culturally competent teacher who is capable and experienced in teaching history from a social studies lens. Students in 7th & 8th grades conduct an in-depth study of the history and culture of the United States in a two-year course. Development of curriculum includes collaboration and planning with other grade level peers along with the chair of the History department.


All Middle School teachers also serve in the capacity of Advisor to eight or nine Middle School students. Advisors oversee students' progress in all classes, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and facilitating service learning.   


Responsibilities:  

  • Teach four sections of History

  • Collaborate and plan with grade level peers and the chair of the History department to develop curriculum

  • Serve as an advisor in the middle school

  • Other duties specified by division


Skills and Experience:

  • Background in teaching History or Social Studies at the middle school level

  • Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods preferred

  • Experience in developing curriculum

  • Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Experience teaching analytical writing skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom

  • High energy and a strong ability to connect with adolescents

  • Ability to effectively differentiate instruction

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree in Teaching preferred

  • 3+ years of teaching Middle School History or Social Studies preferred

  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyposition@brooklynfriends.org

 
Applicant Requirements:
Education:

Skills and Experience:

  • Background in teaching History or Social Studies at the middle school level

  • Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods preferred

  • Experience in developing curriculum

  • Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Experience teaching analytical writing skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom

  • High energy and a strong ability to connect with adolescents

  • Ability to effectively differentiate instruction

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree in Teaching preferred

  • 3+ years of teaching Middle School History or Social Studies preferred

  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyposition@brooklynfriends.org

 
Additional Info:
www.brooklynfriends.org
Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/28/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
7th Grade, 8th Grade
Position Level:
Middle School
School Name:  Brooklyn Friends School
Street Address: (Lower School) 375 Pearl Street
(Upper School) 116 Lawrence Street
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Zip Code: 11201
Country:
Mailing Address:
Street Address: Brooklyn Friends School 375 Pearl Street
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Zip Code: 11201
Country: USA
Phone: 718-852-1029
Fax: 718-643-4868
Head Of School: Lawrence Weiss
Founding Date:
Accreditation:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: Toddler-12
Enrollment Size:
Website: http://www.brooklynfriends.org
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Admissions Contact: Karine Blemur-Chapman
Admissions Email: kbchapman@brooklynfriends.org


08/03/2017 (Lower School) 375 Pearl Street
(Upper School) 116 Lawrence Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(Lower School) 375 Pearl Street
(Upper School) 116 Lawrence Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Country: USA
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