Associate Teachers for 2020-21 – Convent & Stuart Hall in SF

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Convent & Stuart Hall

At Convent & Stuart Hall, we are committed to developing resilient, resourceful and engaged thinkers who are equipped to thrive in an evolving world. Our rigorous K-12 educational model is a dynamic blend of single-sex and co-ed classes, supported by small class sizes and resources reflective of a large school. We deliver an interactive learning experience, curated by faculty highly regarded in their academic fields so that students graduate with confidence in what they know, how they think and who they are. Our community is part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools, where students and adults embrace the catholic charism of our Sacred Heart founders, which is spiritually inclusive and global in nature.

The school is organized into four academic divisions, each led by a Division Head, sharing resources and a central administration, all of which is under the direction of the President.

Convent Elementary & Stuart Hall for Boys are divisions within Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, serving girls and boys in grades K-8. We are seeking excellent candidates for the role of elementary Associate Teachers.  Associate Teachers are essential members of the Convent & Stuart Hall community. They not only form a special bond with their Lead Teacher, but also participate in all school activities as full faculty members. Their energy, enthusiasm, and new ideas are greatly valued at our school. The primary purpose of the Associate Teacher Program is to support our Lead Teachers and Lower Form students. In addition, the program provides a learning opportunity for men and women interested in becoming educators.  

The Associate Teacher Program is a two-three year program that familiarizes the Associate Teacher with theoretical and practical aspects of classroom teaching. Associate Teachers are assigned to a grade and section in kindergarten – fourth grade and are partnered with a Lead Teacher who mentors his/her development as an educator. They have the option to reapply once their three-year term is complete, but are not guaranteed placement. Contracts are reassessed and renewed (if appropriate) yearly. Associate Teachers are expected to attend all faculty meetings and periodic pedagogical workshops given on campus. They are also encouraged to take advantage of off campus opportunities for professional growth. Release time and funds are available for approved workshops.

Under the guidance of the Lead Teacher and Associate Teacher Coordinator, and through meetings and workshops designed specifically for our Associate Teachers, the Associate Teachers develop these important skills:

  • building relationships with students

  • observing, assessing, and supervising students

  • previewing and selecting curricular materials

  • developing appropriate and successful teaching methods

  • planning and implementing lessons

  • managing students and classrooms

  • conferencing and writing reports

  • job searching and portfolio/resume development

The School is committed to providing competitive salaries in addition to a rich benefits package for eligible employees that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and retirement plans with matching contributions. Also offered are flexible spending plans for medical, dependent care and commuting expenses.

To be considered candidates should submit a resume and cover letter displaying their qualifications in the following areas:

Requires an undergraduate degree and relevant experience with children, classroom experience is preferred, but not required.  An interest in pursuing a career in education with excellent writing and communication skills with both children and adults.  History of collegiality and collaboration with other teachers and administrators.  Requires experience using a wide range of instructional technology tools including iPads, laptops, and Google Apps.  Must be detail-oriented, organized and willing to take initiative.  Must have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work well with students and adults.   Must be a role model and maintain a high level of professionalism.  Experience with independent schools is strongly preferred.  To Apply, click here.

Physical Requirements include:

Regularly lifting or carrying 1-20 lbs.  Regular pushing/pulling/bending/stooping/kneeling.  Regularly climbing stairs**  Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours.  Requires physical presence, work to be performed on campus**

**  Denotes essential functions of the position.

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