Instructor of Mathematics

  • St. Mary's School
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • May 17, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Saint Mary’s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9–12. The School is the fourth oldest girls’ boarding and day school in the country and is located on a beautiful 23-acre campus which is within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions of downtown Raleigh.  Raleigh-Durham, NC is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by US News & World Report.


Saint Mary’s School is offering a unique and exciting opportunity to work on a beautiful historic campus for the 2023-24 year. This benefited position possibly offers campus housing provided by the School where Residential Faculty members can participate in a vibrant campus life with other families and students and enjoy meals in the dining hall. This exceptional location is in the heart of downtown Raleigh in a gated campus with 24/7 security.


We are looking for candidates who have strong teaching and learning backgrounds that embodies a student-centered philosophy and demonstrates a high degree of cross-cultural competency and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Saint Mary’s School seeks candidates who believe every learner deserves to have her needs met through learning communities that value diversity, compassion, and fairness. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms providing students with equal access to learn and achieve their full potential. We are seeking faculty members who are looking for opportunities to share in the residential-life responsibilities and engage in the community by coaching a sport and/or coordinating extra-curricular activities in the evenings or weekends.


  • Teach five sections of mathematics. Likely subjects include geometry, algebra II, and AP Calculus AB.
  • Design learning to engage and inspire students.
  • When relevant, imbed key competencies into the learning environment.
  • Enthusiastic and contributing member of the academic team.
  • Using authentic feedback and assessment, report on students’ progress regularly.
  • Understand and utilize technology as a teaching tool to maximize student learning.
  • Provide differentiated instruction for all students in collaboration with the Student Support Team.
  • Evaluate and update course materials annually.
  • Serve as an advisor.
  • Write recommendations for college applications and for awards, scholarships, and honors.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders through regularly scheduled progress reports.
  • Assist with monitoring and proctoring students in a variety of academic settings, including but not limited to standardized testing, tutorial, and study hall.
  • Help with co- and extra-curricular programs.   
  • Aspire to continuous professional growth by engaging in regular professional learning opportunities, which may include activities for licensing and for maintaining accreditation.
  • Develop and maintain a professional growth plan.
  • Adopt and practice Saint Mary’s School Learning Principles and Principles of Professionalism.
  • Be familiar with and follow policies in the Employee Handbook.
  • Support the school and its mission.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned.
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community and the academic program as required by your position or requested by your manager/supervisor.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related duties requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.

  • Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or education.
    • Five years of teaching experience.
    • Experience and qualifications to teach mathematics, particularly Calculus, at multiple levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to team teach and implement teaching techniques that foster learning with a diverse range of students.
    • Proven interest in girls’ education.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for collaboration with colleagues and academic leaders.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to use applicable technology tools.
    • Enthusiasm and commitment towards professional development and lifelong learning.

     Preferred Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in education, mathematics, or other appropriate field.
    • Five years of teaching experience in independent high schools.
    • Two or more years teaching mathematics at the AP level, with relevant training from College Board.
    • Experience in an all-girls educational environment.
    • An ability to communicate and build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
    • Experience in building and developing math curriculum that evolves over time.

     Physical Requirements and Work Environment

    • May deal with stressful situations in the normal course of duties, including a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment.
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of times.
    • Standing, bending, reaching, and moving about to coordinate work.
    • Regularly sit, talk, hear, and interact with students, parents, staff, and visitors.
    • May work at a desk on the phone and in front of a computer screen.
    • Ability to walk up and down three (3) flights of stairs daily.
    • Be able to drive and/or ride in school-owned vehicles, including a 14-passenger bus.