Context of the Position Opening
Do you want to empower diverse teens to learn math concepts and skills? Do you believe in education that supports high school students’ gifts and passions? Would you like to work at an intentionally-diverse, tuition-free boarding school based on relationships and respect?
At Eagle Rock, our teachers work together to develop empowering, relevant learning experiences for our students. We care about each other’s success, our students’ experience, and work hard to constantly innovate. We are committed to our students and contributing to progressive secondary school reform efforts across the country. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our website (www.eaglerockschool.org) to get a better feel for the School and Professional Development Center.
We’ll be honest; Eagle Rock isn’t for everybody. If you believe students need to be “taught lessons,” that instructors should follow a pre-set curriculum, or that learning is limited to the traditional school day; then this school is not for you. If you are looking for a job rather than a lifestyle, you won’t fit here. However, if you have boundless energy, an inherent trust in students, a desire to collaborate with peers, and an ambition to impact secondary education nationally, then we want to hear from you.
POSITION TITLE: Interim Math Instructional Specialist (IS)
REPORTS TO: Director of Curriculum
CONTEXT AND CONTRACT DURATION: This interim position is available because our current Math Instructional Specialist is leaving for a new opportunity at the end of December 2018. The contract runs from January 3, 2019 thru August 13, 2019, with an opportunity to apply for the ongoing position of Math Instructional Specialist that begins August 2019.
JOB OBJECTIVE: The Interim Math Instructional Specialist serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team. The position is responsible for students’ development of math reasoning and skills, both through designing and implementing innovative curriculum and through extracurricular math opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Masters degree in Mathematics, Math Education, or related field; teaching experience, preferably in progressive models; strong organizational and leadership skills; ability to work collaboratively both in the classroom and out with other staff; experience working with diverse adolescents including a mix of LGBTQ students, students from low income backgrounds, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings; teaching license not required.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of work with high school students; knowledge of effective practices in math education; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job.
Teach math courses that are relevant and engaging to students, with an opportunity to develop your own curriculum
Collaborate with other instructors to co-design and co-teach classes
Provide extracurricular opportunities for students to develop their math reasoning and skills
Manage department resources; develop and maintain department budget
Support adolescents as they are confronted with a variety of issues related to their personal and academic growth
Create opportunities for students to participate in evening activities that excite and empower them
Participate in internal professional development to better support students
School Wide Involvement
Participate as an active member of one of the residential house teams including acting as an advisor
Co-create and deliver engaging student programming opportunities as part of an evening program team. Regularly work one night a week on this team and with students
Perform other duties related to being an active community member at ERS including advisories, intramural participation, community meetings, service projects, house team participation, driving, and other events
Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., sports, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, magic tricks, etc…)
Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this job description.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to email@example.com. Clarifying questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. We ONLY accept electronic submissions. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.
Application Deadline: October 29, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as we receive them)
Phone Interviews: November 5-16, 2018
Start Date: January 3, 2018
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic. Therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.