High School Science Teacher

Nishmat Adin - Shalhevet Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Posted Date 4/12/2022

School:  Nishmat Adin – Shalhevet Scottsdale

Nishmat Adin -Shalhevet Scottsdale, located in Scottsdale, AZ, is a private, co-ed, Jewish High School with a rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and college preparatory studies. The school is run in collaboration with Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, CA and utilizes a combination of remote learning and Arizona-based faculty for content delivery and student support.  Nishmat Adin - Shalhevet Scottsdale opened for the 2021-2022 year with a 9th and 10th grade and is rapidly looking to expand its Arizona-based faculty, with ample opportunities ranging from part-time positions to full-time positions with the potential for school leadership opportunities.

To learn more about Nishmat Adin – Shalhevet Scottsdale, please see our website at www.nishmatadin.org

The Position:  High School Science Teacher (with potential STEM Educational Support Role)

Nishmat Adin - Shalhevet Scottsdale High School seeks a part-time or full-time High School Science Educator to teach and additionally serve in a role of student support in science classes taught remotely.  Additional student support capabilities, particularly in STEM subjects, is desirable but not required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan and implement course instruction in the sciences to high school students
  • Develop a laboratory science program for the school
  • Complete and submit lesson plans, progress reports, narratives, and other documentation as requested
  • Assess student work and provide meaningful feedback to guide learning and growth
  • Work in conjunction with Shalhevet High School Los Angeles teachers to provide content support during remote instruction and monitor student progress in those courses
  • Collaborate with colleagues in order to enhance the instructional environment
  • Participate professionally in scheduled meetings as needed
  • Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhancing it
  • Use classroom management strategies and approaches to create and maintain a classroom environment of safety, respect, positivity, acceptance, and learning
  • Use conflict resolution strategies that support healthy student social development
  • Build personal relationships with all students that demonstrate respect and compassion
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Model professional behaviors and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the broader community.
  • Maintain reliable, consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Adhere to school policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • Perform other duties as assigned and assist in other school programs when necessary
  • Support the Mission and Values of School

Potential Additional Functions:

A candidate who can additionally function as an Educational Support Specialist in STEM is desirable though not required.  Additional desired roles and skillsets in this area could include:

  • Working in conjunction with Shalhevet High School Los Angeles teachers to provide content support
  • Monitoring student progress in STEM subjects
  • Implementing student assessments
  • Providing consistent individualized and small group support in multiple contact areas.
  • Coordinating, facilitating and managing meetings with various stakeholders, including faculty, administrators and parents, in order to devise educational plans for individual students
  • Reviewing psychoeducational evaluations; summarizing documents for future reference.
  • Working in collaboration with a partnering disability resource organization, which provides additional student support
  • Observing and informally assessing students to identify learning, social and emotional factors that impact performance
  • Interacting with school personnel and families to discuss learning profiles and effective teaching strategies
  • Working one-on-one with students on a short-term basis to provide support and determine need for self-advocacy or additional services
  • Providing expertise on learning issues and appropriate interventions
  • Facilitating basic immediate mental wellness needs for students and working with local mental health professionals (list of professional resources available) to help direct students towards long-term mental health care as-needed

Required Qualifications: (Skills, experience, education/certification, etc.)

  • Master’s Degree preferred in a relevant field and/or teaching credential in appropriate subject matter
  • Experience teaching general and advanced high school science courses, including laboratory science
  • A combination of a Master’s Degree in special education or educational therapy and experience teaching general and advanced sciences would also be considered

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and developmental exceptionalities
  • Knowledge of Arizona special education standards and laws
  • Understanding of testing instruments used in psychoeducational evaluation, including IEPs, and experience interpreting reports
  • Experience reviewing psychoeducational testing, developing related student accommodation plans, and tracking progress over time
  • Evaluation of where breakdowns in learning occur; ability to recommend targeted interventions
  • Ability to work with and communicate effectively in a warm and empathic manner
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment, where new ideas and mistakes are embraced
  • Familiarity with hybrid learning models
  • Technical proficiency with demonstrated experience utilizing Zoom, Google Docs, and Google Classroom 

Interested candidates should email Ariella Friedman at [email protected] with:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Current Resume
  • List of 3 references with name, phone number, email address, and nature of the relationship (i.e. direct supervisor, Head of School, mentor, etc.)

Non-Discrimination Policy

Nishmat Adin does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


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