Job Description

Humanities Teacher

Office:New York City Metro Area
Location:New York City, NY

BASIS IndependentSchools is seeking qualified candidates for a Humanities Teacher for the 2019/2020 School Year!

Who we are...

The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Every BASIS Independent school provides a joyful learning community where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result inextraordinary outcomes.In just several years, we have established five highly regarded private schools (PK-12) in some of the world's most dynamic regions: New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent is building a team of talented, passionate, andhard-working educatorsto ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!

You can expect to...

In this teaching position, you use your passion for your subject to inspire and teach higher-level content than what is typical for young students. In the classrooms, you work collaboratively with elementary teachers who are responsible for managing the the social-emotional and academic development, periods of transition, and parental communications for a cohort of students.

BASIS Curriculum Primary School Teachers areknowledgeable,passionateandbelieve in developing independence, responsibility and autonomy in students at a young age. Our 1-4 classrooms are co-taught with not one, but two elementary teachers co-creating with students at all times.Our Learning Expert Teachers (LETs)cultivate a joyful learningculture where hard work is celebrated and where intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary student outcomes.Our Subject Expert Teachers (SETs) focus more intensely on student academic growth in their particular area of expertise. These two types of elementary teacherscollaborate within oursymbiotic classroomto find the best ways to deliver a top-tier education, ensure student engagement, and create an environment where students will understand and retain what they learn.Our elementary teacherslove teachingand our students love learning.BASIS Curriculum teacherscelebratethe art of elementary education and, guided by the belief thatany child can excel, our elementary teachers' deep pedagogical expertise ensures that each student receives a world-class education.

Primary Responsibilities...

  • Teach higher level content than grade standard in an interactive learning environment to deliver exceptional results for all students.
  • Has deep knowledge of subject taught.
  • Instruct students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of their academic and career success.
  • Implement the BASIS Curriculum by working closely with Learning Expert Teachers to deliver effective and creative lessons and assessments to display your passion for teaching and educate students at aninternationally competitive level.
  • Collaborate with other BASIS Curriculum Teachers to form a community of smart, talented and interesting people who are passionate about their work and readily willing to work in a professional andacademic environment.
  • Guide student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect and individuality in all students.

Essential Teacher Qualifications...

  • Able to differentiate instruction
  • Able to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
  • Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
  • Skilled in classroom management (high warm and high firm)
  • Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills with kids, employees, and parents
  • Open to feedback and continuous growth
  • Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
  • Cooperative, supportive, flexible
  • Well organized
  • Has a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes mind set

Additional Qualifications...

Minimum Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree in the subject area. Coursework or experience in education is not required, nor is certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Teaching or Education 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.

The Nitty Gritty...

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.

Note: BASIS Independent Schools, LLC (BINS) 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. BINS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Application Instructions

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