Position Classification: Full Time (10 months), Faculty, Salaried Exempt
Hours: US School Day is 7:55 a.m.-3:30 p.m. plus after school coaching/activity duty
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Position Summary: St. Christopher’s Upper School seeks a dynamic educator with the ability or potential to teach and lead students across the entire high school history curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will be an effective advisor and capable manager of a co-curricular activity or coach of an athletic team.
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in history or a closely related field
A minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred
A thorough knowledge of the discipline with a preference for candidates with expertise and focus outside American history
An understanding of the vital role of research, writing, and historical analysis in preparing students for college and life beyond college
A familiarity, ease, and openness with integrating technology into the classroom
An ability to collaborate effectively with members of the department and the Upper School faculty to enhance students’ appreciation and understanding of history
An ability to enhance in students the School’s Essential Qualities such as creative thinking and problem solving, technological savvy, intellectual curiosity and risk taking, research and analysis, collaboration and teamwork, and the ability to apply core knowledge to new and changing situations
An enthusiasm for nurturing global awareness and empathy in students in each class to strengthen these two essential skills
Teaching a full academic course load (four classes with two or three preps)
Specific course assignments and levels (regular, honors and AP) may be determined on the strengths of the successful candidate
Candidates should be prepared to teach in more than one area of the curriculum
Advising (six to eight students) and actively participating in the School’s House system
Coaching or leading a significant co-curricular activity
Offering an X Term cohort (experiential learning program)
Handling other duties (study halls, chaperoning dances, etc.) as assigned
Participating in the life of the school through committee work and regular presence at major school events such as concerts, plays, athletic contests, and other events as a means of supporting the students and the mission of the school
Communicating in a timely and efficient manner with parents, as appropriate
Staying abreast of best practices for teaching boys
Additional Information: Candidates interested in pursuing this position who are not using a teacher placement agency should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is open; the School will receive materials from candidates until the position is filled.
About St. Christopher's School
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.