Middle School Science Teacher

JDS | Bellevue, WA, United States

Posted Date 3/31/2022

Reports to: Head of School
FLSA Status: Exempt 
FTE: Full-Time, Regular, Academic Year 

Job Summary: 

Under general supervision, provides an exceptional classroom experience for Elementary and Middle School students. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Teaches 6th-8th grade science 
  • Develops and assesses curriculum in collaboration with faculty and education administrators to meet and surpass NGSS standards, JDS goals, and current trends in education  
  • Utilizes technology to support student success 
  • Assesses student learning and communicates student growth to families through formal and informal reports and conferences 
  • Provides regular communication to families through weekly newsletters and informal methods
  • Acts as an advisor to a group of Middle School students 
  • Engages in professional development with faculty and staff and actively seeks professional learning and current trends in education 
  • Attends and contributes constructively to faculty and community meetings 
  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies 
  • Actively participates in the full life of the school, including admission, development, and community events
  • Vigorously engages in their own professional development; is a life-long learner who enhances their skills, using state-of-the-art technologies to maintain high standards of performance to efficiently and effectively produce work products 
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Required Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited four-year college or university required 
  • Master’s Degree preferred 
  • Current Teaching Certificate preferred 
  • Training in inquiry-based learning, Responsive Classroom, and implementing the NGSS standards preferred 
  • 3 years teaching middle school required 
  • Experience in an independent school environment preferred 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team of highly motivated, enthusiastic teachers 
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all school constituencies
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Exceptional classroom management skills 
  • Proficient classroom technology skills 
  • Committed to on-going professional growth and development 
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor 
  • Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity 
  • Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows 10 environment, using Office (version 2013 or higher); ability to master common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology 
  • Ability to stand multiple hours of the day 
  • Ability to sit and keyboard 
  • Ability to talk on the phone 
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds 
  • Ability to travel locally 
  • Ability to work outside in any weather  

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience and education

Benefits for full-time employees include Health/Medical, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance, Retirement

Opportunities for collaboration and professional development

Safe campus and supportive work environment

Application Process: Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

For more information about JDS, please visit www.jds.org

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Full Time
Teacher (Classroom)
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Vision
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