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About The Branson School
The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 345 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California. Branson is more than just a great school. It’s an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people.
We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. The faculty values collaboration, continual growth and improvement, reflection, and student centered teaching. Banson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty an admirable esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.
Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.
Diversity Mission Statement
Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community. We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.
The Human Development program aims to provide current information to students, and to create safe spaces to have difficult conversations about issues adolescents must navigate in high school. Rooted in developmentally appropriate social-emotional teaching strategies, the topics evolve to maintain the most relevance to present-day teenage life. Developing healthy relationships and personal integrity are at the core of the Human Development curriculum, along with issues of health, well-being, and self-care. Branson students take two semester-long HD courses, one in each of their first and second years. Candidates should have a background in health education; experience working with teenagers; an understanding of adolescent identity development; and the maturity, patience, and good humor needed to engage and to challenge students in discussions about values, choices, and personal relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach human development courses to ninth and tenth graders
Collaborate closely with the other teachers of each HD course to develop units, lessons and assessments
Oversee and update the scope and sequence of the HD curriculum, along with its overall goals
Collaborate with the DEI office and College Counseling to ensure that the scope and sequence of the 9-12 program meets the needs of our students and prepares them for life beyond Branson
Work with the Dean of Student Life to develop an overarching Wellness Program for all students that will reinforce and be reinforced by the Human Development curriculum
Work with the Director of Studies to schedule Human Development courses for both students and HD teachers
Advise Class Deans and Department Chairs on issues of student wellness as they arise
Continually interrogate and redesign the curriculum so that it stays current with the needs of current students
Create a safe and inclusive classroom environment
Treat all students equitably, be sincerely interested in them as individuals, and make a priority of responding to their needs
Hold high expectations for all students and communicate these expectations clearly and regularly.
Hold students accountable for their actions and their learning
Engage and encourage students in the active process of learning
Incorporate appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
Give timely, meaningful, and personal feedback on student performance and participation
Regularly communicate with class deans, advisors and parents about student progress and concerns as they arise
Serve as an advisor in the student advisory program
As an active community member, attend assemblies, staffulty meetings, department meetings, admission events and other required school events including nights and weekends
Be student centered and actively participate in co-curricular duties approved by the school — coaching, advising a student organization, serving on a committee, etc.
Respond to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively
Be available to meet with students outside of class to provide support
Be available to meet with students outside of class to provide social, emotional and mentoring support
Key Qualifications and Skills:
5-10 years of professional experience in health education and / or a human development field
Commitment to exceptional teaching, academic excellence, intradepartment and interdisciplinary collaboration, and nurturing the development of the whole student.
Ability to demonstrate our four core values and support our mission statements through collaboration, professionalism and critical reflection
Ability to pass state and federal background check, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB test or screening.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.
We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Diversity Mission Statement and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and resume to Michelle Jones, Director of Human Resources at https://thebransonschool.applytojob.com/apply/sT9d9NsvBO/Director-Of-Human-Development-And-Wellness-2324-School-Year
Branson uses a salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $73,063 – $142,944.
To apply for this job please visit thebransonschool.applytojob.com.