$79,000 – $157,500 a year
About the Branson School:
The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 370 students, grades 9-12,
located in Marin County, California. Branson prides itself on fostering nurturing relationships with
students while maintaining high academic standards. The faculty and staff value collaboration, professional development, reflection, and continual exploration of good teaching. Branson employees work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty and staff are widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the adult community an admirable esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.
Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.
Kindness, Courage, Honor, Purpose
Community Statement of Belonging:
Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community. We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.
Reports to: Department Chair
Salary: Branson uses a faculty salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges annually from $79,000.00-$157,500.00.
Start Date: July 1, 2024
We are seeking a History teacher to join our team of educators as we engage students in the study of history to provide a relevant and impactful educational experience. The political and social challenges of our current moment have disrupted our discipline of history, and, therefore, the Branson School History Department hopes that our future colleague will join us in bravely addressing these challenges head-on.
As Branson teachers, we are committed continually to revisiting and refining our practice as educators. We feel empowered to create the spaces– physical, academic and emotional – that are needed for our students and to collaborate and partner with experts outside of Branson to enhance the learning for our students. Branson’s strategic plan calls for teachers to design cross-departmental courses. Candidates eager to think of themselves as humanities teachers and looking to work alongside multiple departments are strongly encouraged to apply and to communicate how they have already pursued that passion, if applicable.
Candidates will teach 4 sections of history: 9th grade Modern World History or 10th grade US History, and elective seminars to 11th and 12th graders. In the 9th and 10th grade survey course, the candidate would work closely with colleagues in the Department to plan each unit of study and to evaluate and refine assessment practices. All History teachers report to the History Department Chair and collaborate with all members of the Department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 4 sections of History, with either two or three preparations.
Collaborate closely with the other teachers of each course to develop units, lessons and assessments. Maintain an understanding of the overall scope and sequence of the History curriculum in order to effectively design a curriculum that aligns with the overall goals of Branson’s History program.
Create a safe and inclusive classroom environment. Treat all students equitably, be sincerely interested in them as individuals, and make a priority of responding to their needs.
Give timely, meaningful, and personal feedback on student performance and participation.
Regularly communicate with the department chair, administration and parents about student progress and concerns as they arise. Respond to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively.
Serve as a faculty advisor to a group of 8-10 students. Attend all assemblies, faculty meetings, department meetings and required school events.
Be available to meet with students outside of class to provide academic support. Be available to meet with students outside of class to provide social, emotional and mentoring support. Be eager to join a robust community and contribute to community building outside the classroom.
Key Qualifications and Skills:
B.A. or B.S. in History, or related field
Prior teaching experience is ideal, but we will give serious consideration to recent graduates with strong academic credentials and a history of working with high school students.
Commitment to academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, and advancing the Core Values and Strategic Plan of the school.
Consideration will be given to candidates interested in coaching a sports team.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.
We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Statement of Community Belonging and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter, teaching philosophy statement and resume to: https://thebransonschool.applytojob.com/apply/CsEQXe0Y4P/History-Teacher
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