Middle School Humanities

Website East Bay School for Boys

Empowering the thoughtful, engaged, and courageous men of tmrw.

We currently have a job opening for a Middle School Humanities Teacher

East Bay School for Boys—an independent middle school for boys in Berkeley, CA—is looking for a full-time faculty member to be an advisor and humanities (language arts and history) teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This teacher will report to the Humanities Department Chair.

Duties specific to this position include:

Designing and implementing thematically structured curriculum that integrates language arts and history.
Collaborating with other humanities teachers to ensure a cohesive program across the whole middle school; integrating design thinking and building as they relate to our Work program.
Analyzing results of reading and writing skill inventories and implementing appropriately differentiated curriculum; working with Learning Specialists in engaging with families and students to develop and maintain delivery of individual student learning plans.
Inspiring EBSB students to cultivate a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and historical analysis.
In addition, we ask all EBSB teachers to do the following:

Create and/or adapt differentiated curriculum to work for various learning styles and abilities.
Implement multiple modes of instruction, including hands-on and project-based learning.
Exercise a strong and skillful approach to classroom management to create a safe and joyful learning environment that fosters a growth-mindset culture; and incorporate identity-safe and anti-bias educational practices to create an inclusive classroom community that allows a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected.
Use a nuanced understanding of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to weave current social issues and the themes of equity and social justice into curriculum in a way that is relevant to our students’ lives.
Write report card comments and guide students through student-led conference preparation.
Effectively communicate with a diverse parent body.
Be an adventurer, planning/attending field trips, co-chaperoning an outdoor education overnight trip, and teaching social/emotional curriculum.
Take on the role of advisor for a small group of students, engaging with each of these students and their family to develop learning plans.
Participate in team and staff meetings, attend school functions, supervise student breaks, etc.
Participate on the Admissions Committee and other committees, as needed and appropriate.
Required qualifications specific to this position include:

A Bachelor of Arts degree and/or professional coursework or certification indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position.
Experience teaching middle school or high school humanities.
Proven experience designing supports to differentiate for a wide range of reading and writing skills and learning styles.
In addition to the above, the following qualifications are highly desirable:

A Master’s degree in education or relevant coursework or certification indicating advanced knowledge in areas related to the responsibilities of the position.
We ask all EBSB teachers to meet the following qualifications:

An appreciation for and desire to work with middle school-aged students.
A demonstrated understanding of best practices in middle school education.
Demonstrate cultural humility and show your work toward this lifelong learning goal.
Demonstrate knowledge of the essential role that social-emotional literacy plays in the workplace, and interest in applying SEL within the educational setting.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning.
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, take on leadership roles as needed, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies.
The salary is competitive. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) with employer match, and more.

East Bay School for Boys, an independent middle school (grades 6-8), is an academically challenging and active environment: built for boys and with boys. We provide opportunities for boys to design, build, nurture, and grow their world, empowering boys to affect, connect, reflect, and most importantly, love to learn. We also focus on the social and emotional experience by creating a space where students have positive male role models and are taught how to, and encouraged to be, the great men of tomorrow: engaged, thoughtful, and courageous.

EBSB faculty are passionate leaders and learners dedicated to creating a community with a shared goal of building capacity in all of our boys; of helping to develop each boy’s cultural capital; of creating a safe, creative and exciting classroom and school environment; and of providing a stellar academic, physical and social/emotional experience for young men.

EBSB faculty play a significant part in creating the culture of the school. Their voices are important in finding and solving problems, designing and implementing curriculum, and creating innovative and sustainable programs. East Bay School for Boys recruits faculty from a variety of sources and seeks individuals who are well-suited to work with boys, who would enjoy a collaborative working environment, and who reflect the diversity within the school and of the East Bay. EBSB faculty explore together in collaboration to nurture an environment that fosters trust, collective purpose, communication, healthy conflict, and shared accountability.

When hiring faculty, East Bay School for Boys seeks individuals who are experienced in working with middle school students; who can make learning irresistible through challenge, a well-structured classroom, differentiation and a variety of teaching/learning modalities; who love teaching and working with boys; who are passionate about their subject area(s) and learning new things; who are eager to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment; who are creative and have good organizational, project-management, and communication skills; who are willing to assume a variety of roles within the school including academic and social/emotional advising and coaching; who are creative, flexible and resilient educators; who make great role models for adolescent boys; and who have a sense of humor.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to employment@ebsfb.org.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@ebsfb.org