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Spring 2024 AP Macroeconomics Teacher (Parttime, 3/5ths position)

Bishop O’Dowd Mission/Charism

Mission: Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community, guided

by the teachings of Jesus Christ, that educates its diverse student body to build a more just,

joyful and sustainable world.


Finding God In All Things Calls Us to:

Community in Diversity,

Strength of Character,

Academic Excellence,

Kinship With Creation,

Social Justice,


Job Summary

Bishop O’Dowd High School is seeking excellent candidates qualified to teach AP Macroeconomics. This position involves teaching three sections of AP Macroeconomics in the spring semester. The classes meet every other day between 8:45 and 2 p.m. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching high school or college economics and a strong knowledge of the subject area.

Teachers at Bishop O’Dowd High School are responsible for planning, organizing, and

implementing an instructional program in alignment with Bishop O’Dowd High

School’s Integral Student Outcomes. The individual in this position will collaborate most

closely with their respective department team. Teachers are also expected to communicate consistently with counselors to ensure whole-student support and success while

maintaining open and engaging lines of communication with guardians and families. Other responsibilities include maintaining regular office hours and supporting co-curricular activities.

Job requirements may include but are not limited to:

Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate
active learning and are in accordance with school standards as well as College Board objectives.

Observe and evaluate student performance and development.
Use appropriate technology, including the Schoology LMS to support instruction.
Provide appropriate feedback in a timely manner
Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and mastery
Work outside the normal schedule periodically in order to collaborate with colleagues
Maintain restorative policies in accordance with the rules of Bishop O’Dowd High

Participate constructively and professionally in department, school, and parent

Participate constructively and professional in departmental and school-wide
professional development

Participate in co-curricular activities such as social activities, sporting events, clubs,
retreats, student organizations, student advisories, and affinity spaces as directed

Required Qualifications

Experience teaching economics at the high school or college level
College Board certification for teaching AP Macroeconomics or a willingness to complete the one week training course
Degree in economics, social science, or a related field
Demonstrated understanding of and passion for high school education and
adolescent development.

Evidenced knowledge of and experience in subject area, culturally responsive
teaching, and social-emotional learning

Proven ability to differentiate learning and provide experiences for varied learning

Ability to foster a safe, inclusive, equitable, and joyful learning environment
Nuanced understanding of DEI from a personal and/or professional perspective
Experience authentically engaging with diverse working environments
Proven success collaborating with colleagues and innovating practices

A successful candidate will:

Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Be certified by the College Board to teach AP Macroeconomics or be willing to complete certification.
Skillfully promote equity and justice work as well as anti-biased
teaching and learning

Establish a classroom culture that is built on strong teacher-student relationships and
allows for risk-taking

Have comfort and skill in personal inquiry and reflection of anti-racist practices and
racial consciousness

Provide a differentiated curriculum addressing various skill levels
Provide inquiry-based teaching strategies and real-world applications
Have familiarity with classroom-based technology and implement relevant
applications for classroom instruction and student learning

Be self-aware and able to build on others’ ideas, capitalize on others’ strengths, and
effectively share responsibility

Be coachable and open to constructive feedback from both peers and supervisors
Demonstrate a drive to learn and constantly seek ways to improve professional skills
and implement best practices

Have knowledge of the developmental stages of adolescents ages 13-18
Initiate, fully participate in, and foster strong collegial and student relationships
across diverse backgrounds

Demonstrate value and willingness to support and mentor students beyond
designated class periods

Have knowledge of and experience with restorative practices
Have a growth mindset, positive attitude, flexibility, and passion for helping all
students reach their potential

Support the Catholic mission and charism of the school
Work with pride and enthusiasm as a member of the O’Dowd community
Be flexible and seek growth and change opportunities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an

exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Additionally, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal

responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.

For more information on Bishop O’Dowd High School, please see our website at:

Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate in

its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland’s policies

prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation, or discrimination. However, as a Roman Catholic

high school with a stated mission, goals, and objectives that clearly reflect the teachings

and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd High School

reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to commit to carrying out

their duties and responsibilities in a manner that clearly and unconditionally demonstrates

support of and respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity. Persons who in good

conscience are unable to agree to this commitment should not seek or accept employment

at Bishop O’Dowd High School.

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