Upper School History Teacher for the 2023-2024 School Year
The Geneva School is a mission-driven school established in 1993. Our mission is to provide students in grades K4–12 an extraordinary education, by means of an integrated curriculum, pedagogy and culture, both distinctly classical and distinctively Christian, that pursues goodness, truth, and beauty in all spheres of life, while viewing these spheres as elements of divinely ordered whole. Further, Geneva seeks to instill in students a desire to love beauty, think deeply, and pursue Christ’s calling. As a mission-driven school, faculty members play a central role in fulfilling our mission.
Hired by and subject to the supervision of the Director of the Upper School, the Upper School Teacher is an exempt position. The teacher, in a formational and relational role, models Christ-like behavior within The Geneva School community as he or she studies, re-imagines, and teaches within the Christian, liberal arts tradition.
We have an opening for a full time Upper School History Teacher for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Maintains curriculum maps
- Displays a clear understanding of subject matter
- Articulates a Christian worldview in the classroom
- Implements lesson plans
- Grades summative assessments thoroughly and in a timely manner
- Accurately reflect students’ mastery of subjects when grading
- Stimulates students’ interest in course work
- Treats students with respect and refrains from shaming or using sarcasm
- Maintains an attentive and engaged classroom
- Manages student behavior effectively
- Handles discipline in accord with the employee and student handbooks
- Begins and ends class on time
- Supports the school’s missions, vision, and values as defined in the employee handbook
- Carries out specific assignments including lunch duty, carpool duty, assigned supervision, committees, and other areas as determined by the Director of Upper School
- Enforces student policies (e.g. attendance, uniform guidelines, late work policy)
- Supports the admissions department by welcoming tours and classroom visits
- Supports development by maintaining a positive attitude toward helping as needed with fund raising efforts
- Supports registrar by turning in grades and student comments on time
- Supports the mission of the college counselor by completing student referral letters and keeping him up to date on student issues
Other Job Requirements:
The following requirements are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the Upper School Teacher position and are not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.
- Lift 20 lbs. occasionally and 10 lbs. frequently
- Sit frequently and stand and walk on varied surfaces
- Bend, stoop, crouch, push, pull, climb, balance, kneel, crawl
- Use hands/arms to reach in any direction and seize, grasp, hold, and turn objects using hand(s). Use fingers, versus the whole hand, to pick, pinch, and feel objects.
- See, talk, and hear to communicate with others in person, electronically, by phone, or by radio. Visual functions include the ability to identify and distinguish colors and bring an object into sharp focus.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Holds at least a 4-year college degree appropriate for the grade levels and content areas in which he or she is teaching (content area degrees for 7-12th)
- Has at least 2+ years of teaching experience and/or has demonstrated the ability to create a learning community where students are motivated to learn and love learning
- Has demonstrated the ability to work well with colleagues and communicate clearly and graciously with parents
- Meets FCIS standards for professional credentials and/or certification
- Has demonstrated both intellectual and relational talents
- Will understand fundamentally and support the Christian and classical approach to education practiced at The Geneva School
- Ascribes to and agrees to live in accordance with The Geneva School’s statement of faith
- Holds oneself to a high standard of honesty and integrity
- Able to work effectively both in collaboration with other professionals and on own initiative
- Professional and approachable in appearance and attitude
- Willingness to learn new skills
- Self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ approach to work
- Able to search for solutions
- Practices good stewardship of the school’s resources
- Enjoys working around children and is able to form and monitor appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
The Geneva School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical disability, handicap, or any other consideration protected by law. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities and in full accord with The Geneva School’s statement of faith and the school’s statement of mission, vision and v