Website Crystal Springs Uplands School
Crystal is a caring and diverse community.
FLSA Classification: Exempt, 0.75-1.0 Full-time Employee (FTE)
Salary Band: $70,000 – $150,000
Reports to: Upper School History Department Head
Job Term: 10-month employee
2 years temporary (school years 2023-24 and 2024-25) – sabbatical hire
Key Job Competencies
Developing Others: Ability to effectively support the growth and development of students/adults across all levels of the organization.
Communication: Exceptional ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as deep listening skills to gain understanding.
Cultural Competence: Possesses and applies the skills, values, and principles that acknowledge, respect, contribute, and work effectively across cultural differences. Recognizes the unique value, perspectives, strengths, and challenges of every person who comes to the Crystal community.
Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates high levels of self/social awareness, self-management, empathy, and curiosity.
Personal Growth: Demonstrates commitment and curiosity to ongoing learning and development
Relationship Management: Positively collaborates and builds/maintains authentic and trusting relationships. Demonstrates high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
Project Management: Ability to lead and execute complex projects to achieve goal attainment by prioritizing activities, assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress, and evaluating impact.
Collaboration: the interpersonal and intrapersonal qualities one will leverage to collectively solve a problem or make progress toward a common goal. The ability to work with others to complete a project or task or develop ideas or processes.
Instructional Delivery: Effectively implements essential practices for effectively instructing students to maximize knowledge and skill acquisition
Classroom Management: Maximizes administration of rules and procedures, proactive management, effective and stimulating instruction, and reduction of disruptive and inappropriate student conduct to ensure high quality learning, and emotionally safe, equitable environments.
Formative Assessment: Supports competency-based education by ensuring understanding of students’ needs and modifies instruction as it is happening to guide and assess student learning.
We are seeking an experienced history teacher with a broad range of content knowledge and a creative spirit to work collaboratively in teaching US History with a thematic lens.
Help students develop historical thinking skills as well as historical understanding of the individual and collective experiences of people around the world
Design and implement creative pedagogy with instruction that values a hands-on, collaborative, project-based curriculum & methodology
Cultivate an inclusive, challenging, and equitable learning environment that reflects Crystal’s core values and allows the diverse student body to grow and thrive
Set and maintain acceptable standards of classroom behavior to establish a positive and appropriate learning environment
Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative and meaningful curriculum with vertical alignment
Integrate technology in effective ways that enhance students’ learning experiences and growth
Participate in professional development opportunities that promote growth and leadership
Record and report on students’ progress. Assign and grade projects and examinations.
Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students
Attend meetings as required
Uphold Crystal’s core values
Foster an inclusive school environment
Education, Certifications, and Work-Related Experience
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Knowledge of subjects assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction practices
Ability to instruct students and apply effective classroom management
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Master’s Degree in a related field
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Able to work in a dynamic environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Able to lift up to 20 pounds
Able to climb stairs
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods
Light travel between the Middle School and Upper School campuses, as needed
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the Crystal community given the job description, your resume, and a list of three references to Alex Lockett, Head of Upper School, by email: USHistory@csus.org