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Humanities Teacher

Category: Elementary Education
School: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Date Opened: May 14, 2024
Job ID: 5647

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BASIS Independent Schools, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, is a national network of PreK-12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated, and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower is seeking qualified candidates for a Humanities Teacher for the upcoming school year!

What We're Looking For

Elementary Humanities/Language Arts teachers establish a solid foundation of language and social science skills and knowledge. Language Arts concepts covered include the writing process, grammar, reading comprehension, and literary and rhetorical devices. Some social science topics covered include world history, American history, beginnings of geographic awareness, and basic civics and government. These broad and varied areas of study give ELA teachers the ability to approach the material in new and creative ways, while providing students with a broad knowledge base to build upon.

BASIS Independent Elementary Subject Expert Teachers (SETs) are able to focus their teaching on a specific subject rather than preparing lessons for several subjects every day. They work collaboratively with Learning Expert Teachers (LETs) to cultivate a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and where intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary student outcomes. At the elementary level, LETs help you focus on instruction while they ensure individual student understanding according to student needs. As a Subject Expert Teacher, it is primarily your responsibility to develop engaging, content-rich subject specific lesson plans and to teach creative thinking and problem solving.

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare subject specific lessons in Humanities and English Language Arts for elementary aged students.
  • Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment and delivering exceptional results for all students.
  • Implement BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is at an internationally competitive level.
  • Collaborate with other BASIS Independent teachers to form a community of smart, talented and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment.
  • Tutor students in content-specific knowledge (math, sciences, fine arts, engineering, history, and more) and skills to heighten the trajectory of students' academic and career success.
  • Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect and individuality in all students.

Essential Teacher Qualifications:

  • Has deep knowledge of and passion for the subject taught
  • Able to differentiate instruction and engage students in rigorous content
  • Able to create a positive classroom community and build relationships with students
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Open to feedback and continuous growth
  • Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies (high warm and high firm)
  • Cooperative, collaborative, supportive, flexible
  • Has a strong work ethic and a "do whatever it takes" mindset

Additional Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in the subject area. Coursework or experience in education is not required, nor is certification. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.

Preferred Qualifications: Subject matter postgraduate work (master's or Ph.D.) is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children- not necessarily in the classroom- and be open to new ideas in teaching.

Benefits:

BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary dependent on education and experience.
  • Career growth opportunities focused on continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement across our network of schools.
  • Retirement options through which eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • An FSA option that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student tuition remission for your children to attend our schools.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: Elementary Education
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $65,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $72,000.00
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