Science Teacher, Study Hall Manager, and Co-Curricular Assistant
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
• Generous paid time off
• Insurance coverage - Health, Vision, and Dental
• Life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance
• Retirement plan with matching employer contribution after the first year
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent Care
• Convenient location with parking and accessible to public transportation
The Science Teacher is responsible for planning and teaching two sections of science five times per week. This role will also include identifying potential areas in need of academic reinforcement for individual students and communicating with advisors and families/caregivers about student progress. Responsibilities as Study Hall Manager will include proctoring study halls within the school day and recruiting and managing proctors for the evening and Saturday study halls. Additional responsibilities include assisting with co-curricular activities, advising a small group of students, and supporting the day-to-day operations of the school in a variety of ways, including chaperoning field trips.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Represent the core values of the Academy in all work performed on behalf of the Academy and in all activities related to the lives of students, graduates, and their families by demonstrating an excellent work ethic, personal integrity, confidentiality, professional maturity, and thoughtful ambassadorship.
Create lesson plans that cover introductory units on biology, chemistry, and physics that are appropriate for 8th graders and will prepare them for 9th grade science.
Teach two sections of the course five times a week.
Incorporate labs and other hands-on activities.
Submit written grade reports.
Be accessible for additional help outside of class hours.
Manage volunteer science tutors to provide additional support for students who need it.
Study Hall Manager
Proctor mandatory study halls that occur during the school day.
Recruit and manage proctors for optional evening and mandatory Saturday study halls.
Track student attendance at Saturday study halls and communicate frequent absences and tardies to advisors for follow-up.
Meet weekly with student advisees to discuss progress and concerns and to develop a sense of community.
Communicate with advisees’ parents/caregivers to convey information and address academic and social challenges.
Support and communicate with advisees’ mentors.
Assist with athletics and other co-curricular activities, including chaperoning events as needed.
Submit grade reports.
Support students’ high school applications by writing letters of recommendation.
Participate in parent/caregiver conferences and attend school-wide events.
Assist the Development team by participating in fundraising events and speaking to donors about Beacon.
Bachelor's degree in science or related field; Master’s preferred
At least three years of experience teaching middle or high school students
Ability to design and teach appropriate science curriculum
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy
Proficiency with the use of technology for teaching, including Google Classroom and SMART Board technologies
Ability to build relationships with families/caregivers, colleagues, and volunteers to support students
Personal warmth and empathy
Demonstrated ability to embrace and share the mission of Beacon Academy
The ability to move freely about the Academy in order to be responsive to the needs of students
Willingness and ability to drive passenger vans preferred
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line: Science Teacher. Beacon Academy welcomes a diverse candidate pool, including candidates who are bilingual, because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better outcomes for everyone. Beacon Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Beacon Academy closes the opportunity gap for a cadre of Boston’s bright and determined students. Striving for educational equity using a lens of social justice, we help our students create life changing opportunities as they build lives of purpose, community, and impact. Our 10-Year Model begins with our Academy Year – a 14- month term filled with academic rigor, personal development, and exciting life experiences – followed by diverse support programs for our alumni throughout high school, college, and early careers. Not only do we prepare students for futures of curiosity and well-being, but we also stay connected with them, offering resources to promote success from their first day at Beacon into their first careers. We value our community and strive for a sense of belonging at Beacon. To achieve that, we honor each person's dignity and humanity, bring a learning mindset to our work, encourage honest and direct feedback, and look for joy even in challenging spaces. We invite you to join us.