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High School English Teacher

Company: Mount St. Joseph Academy
Location: Flourtown
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a Catholic, college preparatory school for girls located outside of Philadelphia with a mission of empowering young women to realize their fullest potential. "The Mount" is seeking an innovative and collaborative educator for the English Department to provide a robust, inspired, dynamic education to young college-bound women, across grades 9-12, with the expertise and desire to teach American Literature and AP English Literature. The successful candidate will partner with the English Faculty to present a broad range of topics in a style that is both student-centered and mission-driven. The candidate will be skilled in teaching various learners at all levels and will be fluent in various types of assessment strategies. The candidate will demonstrate a passion for the Mount's mission to empower young women to be agents of transformation in an ever-changing society. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop robust, student-centered, creative, and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in the courses selected by Administration. Recognize varied ability levels and differentiate work accordingly. Collaborate with Academic Coach to design and implement learning experiences that serve diverse learners. Uphold the mission, discipline, and dynamic academic environment of MSJA. Engage families in their students' education by building relationships and maintaining timely and consistent communication with parents and caregivers. Maintain careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy. Maintain accurate and up-to-date curriculum information/syllabi on all classes taught. Maintain an accurate and updated gradebook through PowerSchool and course material through our LMS, Canvas. Act as a positive role model, who promotes the aims, values and mission of the school and uphold all rules and policies. Serve as an advisor to a group of 12 students, which includes implementing curriculum 1-2 times per week and duties as academic point person. QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years of experience teaching English at the high school or college level. An ability to teach a broad span of topics (especially American and AP English Literature). Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team. Genuine interest, belief, and care for students' personal and academic success. The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in a student-centered, success-driven classroom community. Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with, and learning from, people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. A positive mindset and a drive for personal excellence. A strong sense of professional responsibility, as well as personal accountability for student achievement. Outstanding instructional skills delivered through varied, rigorous, and engaging strategies. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree in English (required). Master's Degree in English (preferred). PHYSICAL DEMANDS Prolonged periods standing, walking, sitting, reaching, and computer/technology-use throughout the working period. Must be able to lift 15 pounds as needed. POSITION DETAILS Full-time (10 months/year) Expected Hours of Work: Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:15pm, and select events on weekends/ evenings that pertain to all faculty (i.e. Open House, Back to School Night, Graduation, etc.) Reports to: Principal Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Mount St. Joseph Academy, Philadelphia , High School English Teacher, Education / Teaching , Flourtown, Pennsylvania

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