7th Grade English and History Teacher
3245 Sheffield Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with students, faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The 7th Grade History and English teacher will oversee the delivery of the 7th grade History and 7th grade English curriculum and partner closely with the other Middle School History and English teachers to further develop and curate a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive 6th-8th grade curriculum. The teaching load consists of two sections of 7th grade English and two sections of 7th grade History.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with Middle School students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age-group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, and an interest in building a community.
As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as an advisor, facilitate an enrichment activity, and participate in various student and community activities and professional development. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and accompanying students on an annual outdoor education trip.
Schedule and Hours
This is a full time, exempt position and begins in August 2023.
B.A. in related field; Master’s degree preferred
Classroom teaching experience, especially at the middle school level
Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Culturally competent, responsive, and sensitive to diverse populations
Strong time management and organizational skills
Experience with project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching
Experience teaching Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum
A growth mindset and flexibility to adapt
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of 7th Grade English and History Teacher is $66,352 to $103,916, depending on factors such as experience and education.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by May 26, 2023 to 7thEnglishHistoryTeacher2023@rdschool.org, Attention: Karina Momary. No phone calls, please.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status
As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.
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