High School, Instructor, Freshman Seminary

Charlotte Country Day School

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: We are looking for candidates with a counseling and/or wellness background to lead our freshman seminar program. This course meets twice per cycle throughout the year and covers topics such as stress and anxiety, sleep, the teenage brain, well-being, substance use, digital citizenship, defining goals, learning styles, identity/citizenship/empathy, etc. We also want applicants who can contribute outside of the classroom.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Prepare course materials such as lesson plans, assignments and handouts.
  • Manage the classroom to ensure successful learning for each student.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced schedule of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides opportunities for students to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Teach the curriculum that reflects your students’ specific subject knowledge and learning styles.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Initiate, animate and moderate discussions or activities in class.
  • Uses up-to-date technology in lesson plans and classroom management.
  • Set clear goals for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these goals to students.
  • Compile, evaluate, and/or grade student class work that reflects student learning styles.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades and other required records.
  • Prepare, administer and mark tests and assignments to assess student progress.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents through effective and regular communication.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of curricula, course materials and teaching methods.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation and review of high school programs.
  • Maintain expertise in the field through ongoing professional development demonstrating a commitment to the field of study or knowledge of learning styles.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in the field
  • A minimum of two years of teaching and administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding technology in curriculum design and classroom presentation

It is Charlotte Country Day School’s policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, dismissal, compensation, training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment. .

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