Long–Term Substitute Middle School History Teacher
3245 Sheffield Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school where students, faculty, and staff all learn together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
The Long-Term Substitute Middle School History Teacher will oversee the development and delivery of the 6th grade History curriculum, focused on Ancient Civilizations, and 8th Grade Advanced Topics Art History curriculum. The teacher will partner with other History teachers to support a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive 6-8th grade History curriculum.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with middle school students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age-group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, and an interest in building a community.
As a long-term substitute teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as a co-advisor, and participate in various student and community activities including the Outdoor Education Trip in April. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings and supervisory duties.
∙ Bachelor’s degree in History or related field
∙ Classroom teaching experience in History, especially at the middle school level
∙ Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
∙ Excellent written and oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications and Traits
∙ Masters’ Degree in specific subject area, Masters in Education, or teaching credential
∙ Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching
∙ A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt
Schedule and Hours
This is a substitute/leave replacement position beginning January 3, 2024 and tentatively ending June 10, 2024. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays).
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Long-Term Substitute Middle School History Teacher $62,902 to $81,802, depending on factors such as experience and education.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application Form and submit it electronically by November 24, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status
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