Soulful Teachers wanted

Reimagining Middle School
Our aim is to re-imagine middle school for the 21st century. Instead of seeing the middle school years as “awkward” and “difficult,” we think they’re the most important years to prepare students for the path to happy and successful adulthood. We’ve built a team of leading educators, researchers, and adolescent development psychologists, and together we’re designing a new model for middle school: one that combines highly engaging academics with an approach that is social, personal, and rooted in the real world.

The Role: Guide
We call our teachers “Guides” to indicate how we see the ideal learning relationship with students. We support the shift from “sage on the stage” to “guide by the side” and beyond. We are looking for a Guide with personal values like these:

  • Soulful: Through life’s adventures you’ve developed some self-awareness and a comfort being yourself. You’ve had to face personal challenges and have come out humble and with greater clarity about your path. You’ve developed personal habits and mindfulness practices that support you in continuing to grow. You know the content we teach is important, and you know that the ways of being we teach are more important.

  • Quirky: You don’t have to wear the “teacher mask.” You can be quirky and build trust by revealing who you really are. You value authenticity.

  • Savvy: You know what you’re getting yourself into. You’ve worked in classroom or group settings and relish the experience of guiding adolescents. You see middle school as a time of transformation, not just intellectually, but also across social, emotional, physical, ethical, and creative intelligences.

  • Creative: You are continually inventing and testing different ways to follow your purpose and challenge your students. You don’t want to do the same thing every day, and would rather keep evolving by concocting thoughtful experiments.

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Opening: Part-Time Spanish Faculty

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience teaching Spanish, preferably at the middle-school level.

  • (Preferred) Experience with mindfulness or social-emotional learning

  • (Preferred) Experience with progressive, student-centered teaching methods

Responsibilities & Structure:

  • Teaching: This is a part-time, adjunct faculty role, equivalent to 16.5 hours per week including teaching and prep time. Classes would take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, from 12:05 – 12:55, 1:00 – 1:50, and 1:55 – 2:45. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students. Classes offered would be Spanish 2 (largely 7th grade), Spanish 3 (largely 8th grade), and Spanish Heritage (for students who have immersion experience or who speak Spanish at home).

Application Process:

  • To apply, please send your resume to Ann Wang, Operations Director, at awang at millenniumschool.org.

  • Millennium School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.

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Opening: Math Guide (Faculty)

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience leading Math-related learning experiences for middle or high school students.

  • Experience designing curricula for adolescents.•(Preferred) Experience with mindfulness or social-emotional learning

  • (Preferred) Experience with progressive, student-centered teaching methods

Responsibilities

  • Teaching: Lead 3 dedicated Math classes across middle school levels, and participate as a “visiting Guide” in our interdisciplinary Quest courses to weave Math into projects.

  • Advising: Support our advisory program, which focuses on developing students’ social, emotional, and ethical intelligences. When the next opening occurs, begin acting as an Advisor to a group of 10 students.

  • Curriculum Design: Guides will have the opportunity and responsibility to shape curriculum, evolving our current materials and generating emergent project topics.

  • Collaboration: We’re looking for Guides who want to be part of a close-knit team, inviting others to see their teaching, sharing their successes and challenges with vulnerability and openness.

Structure:

  • Start Date: August 2019

  • Time: While we prefer a full-time Math Guide, we are open to a part-time role (25-30 hours per week) as well.

  • Compensation & Benefits: This role offers a competitive compensation (based on experience), as well as full health, retirement, and commuter benefits.

Application Process:

  • To apply, please send your resume to Chris Balme, Head of School, at cbalme@millenniumschool.org.

  • Millennium School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.