The Jackson Hole Community School is a small, independent high school that aims to provide students with the support to thrive in a college prep environment that will prepare them to succeed in college and life beyond. We offer a challenging, academically rigorous program that strives to promote engagement and persistence, provide authentic contexts, and encourage reflection and revision. We expose our students to diverse teaching styles and hire highly qualified individuals to join our collaborative team as we strive to fulfill our mission.
The Community School places emphasis on the “community” aspect of its culture and seeks candidates who are interested in committing to its vibrancy and success. As a small school we come together to help the school flourish, and believe that an employee’s contribution should not be limited by his/her assigned responsibilities. Our expectation is that each employee will operate at a superior level and offer his/her services broadly to serve our students and the school community at large.
We are seeking applicants to join our Science team as a teacher of our core Chemistry courses. Teachers in our Science department place a strong emphasis on an inquiry-based approach to learning complemented with developing strong skills in a laboratory setting. With this position, there is an opportunity to propose elective courses for upperclassmen in one’s own area of strength. A desire to work closely, collaboratively, interdepartmentally with other teachers is crucial.
Preference will be given to those who can teach core courses in other branches of science, and have interest in bringing interdisciplinary possibilities to reality. This position could be either full or part-time depending on the skills of the applicant.
Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Leading an advisory group of 5-7 students
Participating in our experiential learning program (Fall Trips, MLK Day, Community Days, and Minimester)
Proactive and timely communication with colleagues, parents and students
Attending occasional evening/weekend school events
To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and your resume to Ashley Satterthwaite, Dean of Faculty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum requirements include:
A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field; Master’s is preferred
At least 2 years experience working with high school students
Ability to facilitate a meaningful, engaging discussion among high school students
Organization/management of a lab space, knowledgeable in safety protocols