East Bay School for Boys is looking for an engaged, thoughtful, and courageous staff member and leader to join our administrative team for the 2018-2019 school year. This new position in our school will work closely with our Assistant Head of School/Director of Curriculum and Culture. The Student Advocacy Director will carry out many aspects of our programming currently held by other staff and will also create new programming and systems for healthy school culture and a mission-driven student life program.
The general job responsibilities of the Student Advocate / Student Life Coordinator include:
Assisting teachers in developing activities, including field trips, service, and outdoor education opportunities connected to their curricula;
Work with the Director of Curriculum and Culture to develop activities that help to build school culture
Pillar Awards and other such recognition ceremonies
All-school Olympics events and other spirit days/competitions to generate school spirit;
Student Leadership / Government opportunities;
Oversee our Advisory Program;
Lead staff in making sure that we are following our expectations and procedures in all aspects of school life so that students have clarity and consistency with school norms and rules;
Lead our Restorative Justice and Student Accountability programming, including assisting students and teachers through the accountability process;
Assist the school staff in its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including leading our Courageous Conversations thread;
Regularly connects with Director of Facilities to ensure physical plant is meeting student needs;
Participates in team meetings and works closely with Learning Specialist to support ILPs and student success plans; and
Leads the school’s weekly town meeting.
Supervise lunch and break times;
Teach an elective;
Supervise spaces during passing periods; and
Problem find and solve around issues of school culture.
The following are characteristics we associate with an EBSB employee and with this job in particular:
Is a team player, working collaboratively with our faculty and staff to model and embody our school's mission and vision;
Will take on the role of advisor for a small group of students, and will do other duties as part of being a part of the faculty at EBSB;
Is dedicated to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, possesses cultural humility, and can show their work towards this life-long learning goal; and
Has the ability to weave current social issues and the themes of equity and social justice relevant to our students' lives into the day-to-day experiences of the school.
EBSB faculty and staff 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 and staff play a significant part in creating the culture of the school. Their voices are important in finding and solving problems, in the design and implementation of the curriculum, and in creating innovative and sustainable programs. East Bay School for Boys recruits faculty and staff 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 and staff explore together in collaboration to nurture an environment that fosters trust, collective purpose, communication, healthy conflict, and shared accountability.
When hiring faculty and staff, 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.
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 boys’ social and emotional experience by creating a space where boys have positive male role models and are taught how to, and encouraged to be, the great men of tomorrow: engaged, thoughtful, and courageous.
Interested candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements and experience recommended for this job:
Experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in middle school;
A desire to work with middle school boys and adults who love them;
Administrative experience in schools;
Training, education and experience working for the improvement of school cultures, particularly around restorative practices, diversity, equity and inclusion;
Knowledge of and work towards culturally responsive teaching and practices;
BA required, MA preferred in education or related studies.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About East Bay School for Boys
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 boys social and emotional experience by creating a space where boys have positive male role models and are taught how to, and encouraged to be, the great men of tomorrow: engaged, thoughtful, and courageous.