Social Studies Instructor

  • Durham Nativity School
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Jun 10, 2022
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Position: Social Studies Teacher 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades

Reports To: Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Dean of Faculty

Mission Statement: Durham Nativity School provides an excellent education for young men, empowering them to make a difference in the world.

Organization Description: As one of 43 Nativity Miguel Schools, Durham Nativity School is a faith-based private middle school for 5th-8th grade boys of low socioeconomic status who desire to succeed and show strong academic and leadership potential. The mission of Durham Nativity School is to prepare our young men academically, socially, and emotionally for the most esteemed private high schools and then assist them in attaining their goal of attending the college or university of their choice. In addition, DNS is committed to developing young men intellectually as catalysts of community change through their weekly participation in community service projects.

Description: Durham Nativity School is seeking a highly motivated, highly qualified, and creative Social Studies Teacher for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who upholds and promotes the Mission, Vision, and Philosophy of the Durham Nativity School. This teacher should be one who can teach the state and national standards/curriculum for middle grades social studies (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) through creative, exciting, and motivating instructional strategies which address the learning styles of the students. The teacher should have a clear understanding of the content area's scope and sequence to differentiate instruction, as necessary, for each student. In addition, the teacher should have a personal love for real-world, hands-on, problem-based instruction to invoke the students' critical thinking skills, creating a relevant yet rigorous standard in the classroom. This candidate should have a strong concentration in reading instruction through content.  Finally, this teacher should have an excellent grasp of collaboration and curriculum integration so that the students can experience math, reading, and writing across all disciplines.

Requirements: To be considered for this position, the applicant must show proof of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or relevant field (Social Studies)
  • Favorable evaluations from current/former supervisors

 

Preferences: To be preferred for this position, the applicant must show proof of the above and the following:

  • Professional Development/Training in effective Social Studies Instruction
  • Knowledge of or Experience in Differentiated Instruction
  • Knowledge of or Experience in Project-Based/Problem-Based Learning
  • Knowledge of or Experience in Learning-Focused/Standards-Based Teaching
  • Knowledge of or Experience in Curriculum Mapping/Backwards Planning

 

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience and abilities and reflective of salary levels in teaching

 

Inquire: Send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Vince Vincent, Head of School, at vvincent@durhamnativity.org