Oak Hill School Job Description
MS History/English Teacher
.8 Temporary (through the end of the 2019-20 school year)
Oak Hill is a K-12, independent, college prep, private school on 72 acres near Eugene, Oregon. Oak Hill’s mission is to create caring, responsible, critical thinkers. Oak Hill believes in supporting the growth of the whole child.
The primary purpose of this position is the instruction and supervision of a diverse group of students keeping within the law, board policies, and administrative regulations. A primary focus is the establishment of a positive learning environment that promotes a high level of achievement for all students while considering the background and developmental level of individual students. Instruction and supervision include student guidance, classroom management, and knowledge in subject areas taught. This is demonstrated by appropriate curriculum design, instructional practices, and student progress assessment.
Bachelor’s Degree in English, history, or geography; Master’s in secondary education or related areas preferred.
Experience in developing and writing curriculum.
Solid written and oral communication skills.
Enthusiasm about middle grade students.
Experience with National History Day, while not required, is of benefit.
3+ years combined teaching experience with middle school students is preferred, but not required
Oregon or other State Teaching License preferred, but not required
Developing and implementing curriculum and unit plans for four distinct courses:
grade 7 Language Arts, ( co planned with other 7th LA teacher)
grade 8 Language Arts,
grade 7 Social Studies,
grade 8 US History.
Continuing the scope of study established by the departing teacher.
Utilizing the curriculum guidelines for courses, in consultation with other department and/or faculty members, to establish future lesson plans for the courses above.
Planning and executing school wide events, with other faculty members. (Oak Hill History Day, Shakespeare Day)
Supervising students in transition periods during regular days and during school-day events.
Demonstrating thorough knowledge of teaching practices and a commitment to teaching within a caring, highly academic environment.
Actively participating in staff meetings (weekly 6-12 staff lunch meetings, division meetings, and twice monthly faculty meetings.)
1. Effectively works with and responds to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
2. Cultivates and models a respectful working and learning environment.
3. Utilizes effective, proactive behavioral management skills in all school settings.
4. Instructs students directly and guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establishes clear objectives for all instructional units, projects and lessons to communicate these goals and objectives to all students.
5. Implements individual plans
6. Diagnoses the instructional needs of each student and prescribes appropriate learning activities for each student.
7. Works effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations.
8. Works collaboratively with others in meeting the diverse social and academic needs of all students
9. Is responsive to feedback from colleagues and administrators and is able to apply feedback to improve skills and services to all students.
10. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom and school in a fair and just manner.
11. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with all students and parents/guardians concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.
12. Strives to improve professional competence through an ongoing program of reading, workshops. seminars, conferences, classes, and other professional development activities.
13. Utilizes computer and software programs as related to job responsibilities.
14. Maintains accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
15. Follows school policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines, and the provisions of the contract and exercised professional judgment when acting in the absence of a covering guideline or policy.
a. This position is primarily performed indoors in school buildings, although some outdoor instruction and supervision are required.
b. Frequent or prolonged standing, walking and sitting.
c. Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student or employee injury or illness.
d. Requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with materials and objects.
e. Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations.
f. Evenings and/or extended work hours are sometimes required.
g. Is required to obtain a First Aid and/or CPR Card within 60 days of employment.
h. Work may involve occasional lifting of objects weighing 15 to 25 pounds.
The employee has regular attendance at work and work activities, and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
The employee is dressed and groomed in a neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
The employee maintains the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family, colleague, or school patron. The employee uses or relays personal information only in the course of performing assigned responsibilities and in the best interest of the individuals involved. The employee follows all policies, rules, regulations, memos, bulleting, announcements, applicable position descriptions, and reasonable requests by proper authority.
The employee demonstrates appropriate judgment and professional behavior at all times.
The employee must be able the equivalent of an Oregon Department of Education Fingerprint Background Check.
Salary and benefits based on training and experience.
Submit a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com in PDF form.
Position is open until filled. Initial applicant review begins November 20, 2019.
This is a temporary position for the duration of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for a permanent full time position at the contract conclusion should it become available. This is a benefits eligible position. This position reports to the Head of School with a daily operational report to the Middle School Coordinator.