Position Purpose: The upper school faculty (9-12) is part of the independent school community. Their role is to inspire curiosity, engagement & leadership by providing high quality learning opportunities, based on strong curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Faculty members will prioritize student-centered, personalized learning within place-based contexts, whenever possible. The upper school team will build strong relationships with colleagues, students and families. Within the collaborative work environment of TSS, faculty members should expect to be contributing team members, while also taking the initiative to work autonomously.
Qualifications: • Master's Degree Preferred • At least 5 years experience in a relevant field • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituents • Strong speaking and written communication skills • Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and Google Apps • Familiarity with place-based education & knowledge of IB program preferred
• WFR/CPR/AED certifications required
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: • Combination of indoor and outdoor learning environments • May be expected to work evenings, weekends or overtime to support special programs/events • Able to drive 15 passenger vans & minibuses with participants • Time spent hiking/camping in front- and back-country settings
60% Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment - equivalent of four sections/classes • Write curriculum congruent with IB and IS guidelines; collaborate with team to optimize integrated curriculum • Document curriculum using IS unit planning system • Assess student work regularly and document learning; provide timely reports at regular reporting periods • Provide engaging instruction that is appropriately differentiated to each student • Develop curriculum for innovative programming that maximizes opportunities for students • Plan and safely execute multiple extended journeys • Communicate regularly with parents on curriculum and individual student updates, as needed
20% Advisory • Develop advisee character through check-ins, goal-setting, student reflections, monitoring hands to work & service learning • Support implementation of social emotional and leadership curriculum, as appropriate through advisory time • Regularly communicate with advisee families about successes, challenges, and updates • Attend and host parent conferences & learning team meetings
15% Team • Collaborate on integrated projects, extended journeys, community growth • Complete duties: learning lab, break, lunch, bus, and general community support • Align with team culture and goals • Offer to cover classes for others, primarily 6-12, if substitutes are not available • Take part in independent school and team weekly faculty meetings • Participate in all-school groups • Support administrative duties associated with successful implementation of program
5% One TSS Responsibilities • Develop and implement place based education pedagogies. • Take part in various greater TSS programs - catalyst, PBE symposium, Mini Maker Faire
This job description is not meant to state or imply that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager in compliance with federal and state laws.
Internal Number: 1096
About Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools' (TSS) mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of six program areas sharing a common vision of education. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.