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2020-2021 Upper School Academic Resource Center Teacher

  • 19 May 2020 1:24 PM
    Message # 8980196

    Exciting Opportunity at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California 

    Francis Parker School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: Students First, Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, Strength of Character, Inclusive Community, and No Limit to Better. Collegial and collaborative, Parker faculty create a learning environment that is dynamic and engaging. Parker faculty are content and pedagogical experts who invest in professional growth generously supported by the School. Importantly, Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community creates a culture of respect for all.  

    If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity. 

    About Francis Parker School:

    Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.

    Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

    Job Description:

    The Upper School Academic Resource Center Teacher works with small groups and individual students in grades 9-12 in one or more curricular areas; teaches study skills, re-teaches; and/or reviews content.

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


    • Design lessons and provide support for students across the curriculum in grades 9-12 (individual or small-group)
    • Partner with ARC teachers to design strategies for study skills
    • Review content with students and re-teach when needed
    • Conduct classroom observations to gather information that will support ARC students 
    • Co-teach academic skills course for 9th grade students
    • Assist students remotely via Google Drive


    • Maintain daily attendance and progress notes for ARC students
    • Monitor student OnCampus progress
    • Provide written narrative comments for parents of ARC students 
    • Communicate with parents and faculty (as needed) to support student progress
    • Collaborate with Upper School Learning Specialist 
    • Assist with provision of student testing accommodations as needed
    • Attend the following:
    • Back to School Night in September
    • Faculty Professional Development          
    • ARC team meetings (weekly)
    • Additional trainings and meetings relevant to responsibilities of position


    • A degree (B.A., B.S., or higher) plus a minimum of three years teaching/tutoring experience at the high school level
    • Familiarity with independent, college preparatory school curriculum and have specialization in one or more areas of the curriculum (i.e. chemistry, physics, biology, algebra, calculus, and geometry)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding learning processes and ability to individualize instruction
    • A passionate commitment and desire to work with all types of learners
    • Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
    • Proficiency in the use of technology
    • Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
    • A strong and sincere commitment to professional development in both pedagogy and content area

    Salary and Benefits:

    Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.


    Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.   

    Application Process:

    A cover letter, resume, transcripts, and completed employment application should be submitted electronically to:

    Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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