The Masters School seeks a flexible, creative educator who can inspire and motivate young people to learn more about entrepreneurship, the design process, and computers. In a variety of classes and co-curriculars, this teacher will introduce students to a range of innovative practices and entrepreneurial skills, including design thinking, application creation, introductory coding, robotics and related concepts.
Ideal candidates will possess relevant, real-world experiences that support their ability to teach these classes and co-curriculars and an equally strong understanding of middle school students and how they learn. Additionally, ideal candidates will be energized by teaching in a student-centered school that values deep, experiential learning.
An entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and a desire to build the IEC program alongside capable colleagues is a must. The nature and scope of this role is likely to evolve with this growing program. To that end, ideal candidates will be willing to participate in trainings/classes in a variety of subjects/skills and must be excited by the prospect of ongoing professional growth, including during the summer months.
Candidates must also be able to build strong relationships with students and teachers.
Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, within and outside the classroom, including a specific focus on ensuring students of all genders and backgrounds excel in entrepreneurship, engineering and computer science are encouraged to apply.
Teach EEC classes and a range of co-curriculars in the Middle and/or Upper School and possibly year-long minor courses in the Upper School
Attend faculty and department meetings
Participate in the life of the school by attending full group activities including morning meeting, student presentations and performances, and culminating events
Contribute to the EEC program by attending departmental activities and events, as required
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Understanding of and desire to work with middle and upper school students
Proven ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues to build community and support student learning, including excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to work independently
Interest in and aptitude for building new programs/classes/learning experiences
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
A general knowledge of entrepreneurship, business, finance, computer software, and/or computer science
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, education or related fields; Masters degree, preferred
Prior experience with middle school and/or high school students
Familiarity with and willingness to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches, preferred
Professional experience in business, finance and/or STEM fields, preferred
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, and three references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “EEC Teacher” in the subject line.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.