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Position Title: High School Social Science Teacher
Part-time/Full-time: Part-time, FTE .8 – 1  10-month
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Supervises: None
Salary Range: $60,000-115,000 (depending on experience)

About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

About the Science Department at Presentation High School
At Presentation High School, the Social Science Department prioritizes critical thinking, diversity, equity, civic and community engagement, and the cultivation of 21st-century skills. Our mission is to produce life-long learners, independent thinkers, and active citizens who are grounded in the principles of social justice and compassion and ready to tackle the challenges of our society for the common good of all.

We envision a future where our students, as life-long learners, carry forward the values and skills instilled in them by our Social Science Department. They will:
Think Independently: Our graduates will be independent thinkers, unafraid to question, innovate, and seek solutions to complex social issues.
Promote Equity: They will champion diversity and equity, working tirelessly to eliminate injustice in all its forms.
Engage Actively: Our students will be active citizens who engage in meaningful dialogue, contribute to their communities, and promote positive change.
Adapt and Thrive: Equipped with 21st-century skills, they will confidently navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world, becoming leaders in their chosen fields.

Position Summary
Presentation High School in San Jose, California is seeking a .8 – 1 FTE US History, Economics, and Civics instructor (Ethnic Studies experience preferred) to join the Social Science Department in the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for an experienced, innovative teacher who is eager to develop classrooms of belonging where students are ready to take intellectual risks and put their learning into action in the “real” world.

Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Model for students the Catholic mission and values of Presentation High School
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline that contributes to the learning of all students
Create meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive teaching
Utilize provided lesson plans to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons and assignments using Universal Design for Learning and other engaging pedagogical strategies
Model a spirit of innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity
Be available to students who need assistance
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues
Participate in professional development activities of the subject area, pedagogy, and technology

Education & Experience
B.A. degree
Single-subject teaching credential or Master’s Degree in the subject area, preferred
Relevant teaching experience, preferably 5 or more years at the high school level
Familiarity with Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A commitment to the educational philosophy of Presentation High School.
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum, as well as enhance the respective academic programs
Ability to work well with students, colleagues, and parents
A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Presentation community
A deep commitment to professional growth and interest in educational technology
Strong, proven teaching ability and passion for the academic subject
Knowledge of the latest pedagogy for effective classroom instruction and student learning
Excellent organization, verbal, and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills
Commitment to equity and inclusion
Available and willing to work on occasional co-curricular events, including overnight field trips

Physical Demands
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Social Science Teacher must be able to:
Lift and/or carry a moderate weight of 10 pounds
Sit, stand, walk, climb stairs or ladder, reach, perform repetitive hand motions
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
Work with frequent interruptions

Work Environment
Classroom/Office Setting

EEO Statement
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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