Upper School Math Teacher

Delaware Valley Friends School

  • Location: Paoli, PA (Philadelphia area)
  • Closing: 9:29pm, 11th Aug 2022 EDT

Job Description

About DVFriends

Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.

About you and the role

This position includes teaching upper school math as well as SeaPerch, a course centered around an international aquatic robotics competition.

As a teacher at DVFriends, you will join a dynamic team aligned in the goal of helping bright students with learning differences reach their full potential. Full-time faculty in the upper school teach five academic courses in their department(s) while acting as an academic advisor to 6-8 students. Teachers also fulfill other assigned duties and report directly to their division director.

Your skills

You'll be the right person for this job if:

  • You want to work for a school that improves kids’ lives alongside people who share that motivation.

  • You have had meaningful experience working with kids and/or teens that has energized you and made you optimistic about what students can achieve with the right support and guidance.

  • You communicate well, and you have well-developed organizational and executive-function skills to lead and manage a complex and nuanced learning environment.

  • You see differences among students and adults as value-added, opening up creative pathways to learning and setting the stage for more equitable communities.

  • You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with empathy and generosity of spirit.

  • You actively face challenges and lean into problems, drawing upon people and resources to solve them.

  • Being around young people provides you with optimism and energy.

  • You have a college degree by the position’s start date.

Benefits

You'll benefit from:

  • A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.

  • Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.

  • A 10-month contract, allowing ample time for recharging your battery over the summer.

Next steps

To get started, enter your email on the top right of this page.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day duties. Once the review process begins, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymized, randomized, and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes a set of interviews over Zoom and/or on campus. At the end of the application process, we'll share how well you performed.

We are an equal opportunity employer

DVFriends is working to create a community that recognizes the strength of diversity and aspires to create an inclusive,  respectful, and just community. We welcome people of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, military or veteran status, family structure, marital status, disability, citizenship status, and socioeconomic status to join our community. DV does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in our policies or practices.

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th Aug 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th Aug 2022