Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to Westminster’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. In developing the whole person for college and for life, Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators like you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts and athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming--and we need you to help us!
In our Upper School, you’ll teach and learn alongside one hundred and thirty-two other faculty who embody the same intellectual curiosity, wholesome intensity, and creative spirit as our students. As part of a Professional Learning Community, you’ll meet in teams to design lessons, create assessments, share ideas, and innovate for the future.
For our part, Westminster stands ready to support you with exceptional resources, including a Center for Teaching that provides workshops, cohorts, coaching, travel grants, and resources to help you be your best. At Westminster, you are more than just an academic expert; you make a difference in the lives of students, colleagues, and families--and they, in turn, make a difference in yours.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2023
Supervisor: Head of the Upper School
Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time or part-time, regular, 10-month position.
- Degrees or formal training in Computer Science. Master’s Degree and/or professional or practical experience in a relevant field preferred
- Two years of Upper School teaching experience preferred but not required
OPPORTUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teach 4 sections of Computer Science. Interest and ability to teach other disciplines--including Engineering, Math, and/or Science--preferred but not required.
- Co-teach a 3-week immersive, interdisciplinary class during Jan Term
- Work directly with other Upper School Computer Science teachers as part of a Computer Science Professional Learning Community
- Advise students as part of the Upper School Advisory Program
- Contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs. Depending on candidate expertise, responsibilities may include robotics, Science Olympiad, or other relevant extracurriculars.
- Other duties as assigned
Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate:
- a love of working with Upper School students
- an engaging teaching style
- the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues
- the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment
- enthusiasm, flexibility, and a cooperative spirit
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may frequently walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
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About The Westminster Schools
Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls, where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. Founded in 1951, Westminster is guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,870 students in grades pre-first through twelfth, 285 faculty, and 250 staff, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.
Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. Please investigate our website at www.westminster.net for employment opportunities and information about our excellent educational programs.