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Teacher, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies - Widener Partnership Charter School

Apply now Job no: 492706
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Widener Partnership Charter School
Categories: Widener Partnership Charter School

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking a 7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher in Widener Partnership Charter school. This role reports to the Principal/CEO and provides support to all 7th/8th grade students at Widener Partnership Charter School in the area of Social Studies.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. WPCS holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students.
  • Assess the skill level of students and align classroom goals and activities to established state and local standards.
  • Implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments.
  • Provide instruction in mathematics and science utilizing the workshop model.
  • Teach inquiry techniques that encourage experimentation and alternative approaches to problem solving.
  • Create a classroom environment in which students have access to subject-related materials that address their needs and interests.
  • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data to measure progress and use data to inform instruction.
  • Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work and share best practices.
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
  • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success.
  • Respond positively and effectively to challenges with a solutions-oriented resiliency.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and improvements in education as it affects the instructional program; attend faculty meetings to discuss school challenges and teaching methods.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Maintain attendance, grades, and other required records.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • PA Certification
  • Commitment to WPCS mission and belief that all students can learn.
  • Experience using educational technology.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with parents.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence.
  • Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency.
  • Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Willingness and desire to participate in unexpected projects.
  • The ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds.
  • A high level of interest in collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional growth.

Preferred:

    • 1-3 years teaching experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Usual teaching environment.
  • Some walk-in traffic.
  • High level of interactions with others in person.
  • Must be able to stand and teach, occasionally sitting at a desk, walking or climbing stairs; mobility between classrooms and offices.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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