East Bay School for Boys--an independent middle school for boys in Berkeley, CA--is looking for a full-time faculty member to teach 7/8th grade Language Arts for the 2022/2023 school year. The ideal candidate:
has experience teaching middle school or high school language arts
can inspire in EBSB students a lifelong passion for writing, reading and literary analysis;
is passionate and knowledgeable about integrating language arts and other subjects;
has the ability to weave current social issues, equity and social justice themes relevant to our students' lives into the curriculum;
can perform reading and writing inventories and implement appropriate differentiated reading and writing plans;
facilitates active, project-based learning and is willing to utilize design thinking and building as it relates to our Work program;
has a strong and skillful approach to classroom management working with students from a variety of educational backgrounds and different learning styles;
is open to being an advisor and adventurer (teaching social/ emotional curriculum and planning/attending field trips) and engaging with our families and students to develop learning plans for each advisee;
works alongside 6th grade humanities teacher and the 7/8 history teacher to spiral the skills taught in language arts at EBSB and integrate content and collaborate for your shared students; and
is a team player and will work collaboratively with our faculty and staff to model and embody our school’s mission and vision.
In addition, we ask all EBSB staff to do the following:
Effectively communicate with a diverse parent body.
Participate in team and staff meetings, attend school functions, supervise student breaks, etc.
Participate on other committees, as needed and appropriate.
Required qualifications specific to this position include:
A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and/or professional coursework or certification indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position.
Experience as a teacher in middle school, and in particular as a teacher of literacy.
Experience working with a diverse group of learners, in particular neurodiversity and working with students with learning challenges.
We ask all EBSB staff to meet the following qualifications:
An appreciation for and desire to work with middle school-aged students.
Demonstrate cultural humility and show your work toward this lifelong learning goal.
Demonstrate knowledge of the essential role that social-emotional literacy plays in the workplace, and interest in applying SEL within the educational setting.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, take on leadership roles as needed, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies.
The salary is competitive. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) with employer match, and more.
East Bay School for Boys, an independent middle school (grades 6-8), is an academically challenging and active environment: built for boys and with boys. We provide opportunities for boys to design, build, nurture, and grow their world, empowering boys to affect, connect, reflect, and most importantly, love to learn. We also focus on the social and emotional experience by creating a space where students have positive male role models and are taught how to, and encouraged to be, the great men of tomorrow: engaged, thoughtful, and courageous.
EBSB faculty are passionate leaders and learners dedicated to creating a community with a shared goal of building capacity in all of our boys; of helping to develop each boy's cultural capital; of creating a safe, creative and exciting classroom and school environment; and of providing a stellar academic, physical and social/emotional experience for young men.
EBSB faculty play a significant part in creating the culture of the school. Their voices are important in finding and solving problems, designing and implementing curriculum, and creating innovative and sustainable programs. East Bay School for Boys recruits faculty from a variety of sources and seeks individuals who are well-suited to work with boys, who would enjoy a collaborative working environment, and who reflect the diversity within the school and of the East Bay. EBSB faculty explore together in collaboration to nurture an environment that fosters trust, collective purpose, communication, healthy conflict, and shared accountability.
When hiring faculty, East Bay School for Boys seeks individuals who are experienced in working with middle school students; who can make learning irresistible through challenge, a well-structured classroom, differentiation and a variety of teaching/learning modalities; who love teaching and working with boys; who are passionate about their subject area(s) and learning new things; who are eager to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment; who are creative and have good organizational, project-management, and communication skills; who are willing to assume a variety of roles within the school including academic and social/emotional advising and coaching; who are creative, flexible and resilient educators; who make great role models for adolescent boys; and who have a sense of humor.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.
The East Bay School for Boys is a new middle school model in which all kinds of boys become engaged, thoughtful, and courageous young adults. Based on the latest research about how boys learn and what they need to succeed, we strive to build intellectually curious and emotionally intelligent youth who are catalyzed to challenge stereotypes and bring powerful, positive, and peaceful change to our world.