Humanities Teacher, Middle School

Humanities Teacher, Middle School

Humanities Teacher 
Middle School 
Permanent Full-Time, Starting September 2024 
 
If you are an educator who inspires students, is passionate about holistic learning and is driven to help young people shape their lives, this is a role, a school and a place for you. 
 
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty members enjoy small classes, modern facilities, and substantial preparation time that creates opportunities to understand their students and to make a real impact in their lives. Faculty salaries and benefits exceed the local public school districts and are supported by an exciting professional development program. As lifelong learners, and with students at the centre, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice. 
 
Our students from all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary faculty that is committed to academic excellence, character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes all of these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.

The Position: 
The School is seeking a dynamic Humanities teacher who will complement a strong and dedicated Middle School Humanities department. As well as a passion for teaching, the successful candidate will provide our students with an inspirational, educational experience. The teaching assignment for this position will include teaching Humanities at a Grade 6 to 8 level and a contribution to the Middle School co-curricular program.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching Humanities at the Middle School level.
  • Serving as a Homeroom Advisor for a group of students.
  • Working collaboratively with multiple departments on curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  • Consistent and professional communication with students, faculty and parents.
  • A commitment to teaching for understanding using a standards-based assessment model.
  • Maintaining effective ongoing assessment of student learning in order to provide clear feedback to students and their parents.
  • Liaising with teaching faculty, parents, and administration as an advocate for students.
  • Practicing professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular life of the school. 

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest: 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, preferably with a specialization in an area of Humanities and/or Social Studies.
  • Eligible for, or holder of a current BC teaching certificate.
  • Recent experience teaching Humanities at the Elementary and/or Middle School level.
  • Experience implementing the BC Curriculum and Independent School experience is an asset.
  • A strong background in literacy instruction.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary, inquiry and project-based learning. 
    Strong communication skills.
  • Experience with cross-curricular planning and assessment.
  • An understanding of current best differentiation practices and commitment to the needs of all learners.
  • Experience using Google Classroom and other technology to support learning.
  • Strong collaborative skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues along with demonstrated leadership.
  • A deep understanding of the developmental needs of Middle School learners.
  • Growth mindset and ability to offer and receive professional feedback.
  • Evidence of innovative and inspiring teaching practices and assessment.
  • Experience working in an environment of excellence where a broad spectrum of programs operate simultaneously, demanding a great deal of forward planning and creativity.
  • Commitment to pastoral care and collective responsibility for student’s academic and social-emotional well-being.
  • A commitment to and involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. 

Salary: 
Annual salary Range: $68,785 – $111,327. 

Criminal Record Check: 
Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children. 

Application Details: 
Please respond with a cover letter and resume in a single document by Friday, February 16, 2024. 

To apply for this job please visit careers.risepeople.com.

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