Math Teacher – Grades 7-12
Gould Academy, Bethel, ME
What distinguishes Gould from traditional boarding schools is its approach to the “whole person.” Gould Academy, located in Western Maine, is a highly respected, small, co-educational, independent boarding school of 200+ students in grades Eight through Post Graduate. Guided by our dedication to a student-centric pedagogy and our commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, Gould Academy seeks a Math Teacher, skilled in teaching from grades 7 to 12 to join our mission starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Gould Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world. We welcome you to check us out at GouldAcademy.org and see all that we have to offer to our students, employees and community!
Gould Academy offers a challenging curriculum that includes an impressive collection of courses in all disciplines. The mathematics teacher is a qualified, passionate, and innovative teacher and leader with expertise in teaching the full range of a high school mathematics curriculum. As a faculty member they actively work to advance Gould’s mission, vision and strategy and acts as a positive contributor to the school community.
The Mathematics Teacher works closely with other members of the Math Department and/or Grade 8/Winter Term Team as well as any faculty and staff, Advising Team Leader, Dorm Heads, and respective deans. S/he establishes and maintains working relationships with one’s students, advisees, and their parents.
Essential Qualities of Employment
- Relevant knowledge and skill in their area of expertise
- Creative, life-long learner who seeks to constantly evolve and expand their knowledge base
- Selfless team player and intrinsically motivated
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proficiency with/in Google Workspace
- Responsible and trustworthy; exhibits good judgment
- Possesses strong moral values that are aligned with Gould’s
- Seeks joy and inspires others through their actions and words
- Adheres to policies and expectations articulated in the Employee Handbook and has a strong understanding of their roles (teacher, advisor, coach, community life duties) as stated in the Code of Conduct and Community Guide
- Teaches four sections of mathematics
- Inspires and supports learning
- Demonstrates content knowledge and teaching skills
- Demonstrates proficiency working with a range of learners; supports the well-being of all students
- Effectively uses Canvas to plan and organize instruction
- Engages in professional practice and development to stay current and informed with respective disciplinary trends, research and teaching practices
- Promotes skills, knowledge and interest in one’s respective discipline
- Promotes creativity, creative confidence and a growth mindset for students and faculty
- Serves as a leader and role model; inspires others through one’s integrity, work ethic, positive attitude and commitment
Assumes an advisory role for up to eight students, serving as the communications link between the student, teachers, coaches, and family. The advisor provides guidance regarding all aspects of a student’s life at Gould including activities, social adjustment, life on campus, course selection, academics, and discipline. The advisor makes calls to parents on a regular basis, per scheduled school calendar times, and as needed. The advisor knows, respects and embraces each advisee as an individual and maintains a strong understanding of adolescent development. Advisors regularly meet with advisees during assemblies and during the scheduled weekly advisory block. Advisors are expected to communicate with their advising team leader on a weekly basis.
Assumes coaching/supervisory responsibilities for a sport/co-curricular program two out of three seasons. Some coaching assignments are in the interscholastic program and other assignments are the intramural programs. Some supervising assignments are responsible for clubs and other programs that enhance the educational experience of the students and are assigned according to interest and workload.
Faculty who live in dormitory apartments or other school housing help to supervise the boarding students on weeknights and weekends as resident faculty members or affiliates. In a dorm, faculty and proctors work together as a team to make the residential experience one in which students can learn from one another. Dormitory duty usually involves one to two weekday nights of regular duty, one or two nights of backup duty, and weekend duty every three or four weekends, depending on the number of faculty members working in the dormitory. All faculty, whether living in a dormitory or not, are assigned to a Duty Team to do weeknight duties and help chaperone weekend activities.
- Bachelor’s degree required; relevant advanced degrees preferred though experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
- Significant prior relevant experience as a math educator
- Demonstrates integrity, strong work ethic, positive attitude and commitment
- Communicates responsibly and effectively in all media and forms
- Committed to a student-centered, experiential pedagogy in teaching mathematics
- Committed to working with adolescent students and colleagues in a boarding school environment
- Passion for working with students in mathematics, problem-solving, and critical thinking
- Personal warmth and a collaborative, open mindset
- Skilled at establishing and maintaining positive, professional relationships
- Contributes as a positive member of any team
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Possess a valid drivers license and successfully pass a criminal and sexual offender background check, obtain CHRC clear status from the Maine Department of Education
- Provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must request an exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief on or before July 1st, 2022
- Assists the Admissions and Advancement Offices, occasionally and when asked, by attending and speaking at special events and meeting with prospective students and families, consultants, alums, prospective donors, etc
- Assists in the search and hiring process for new teaching candidates
- This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor(s) and/or the Head of School
Physical and Environmental Conditions
These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added to these by individuals on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.
- Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
- Occasional lifting up to 10 pounds
- Prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions
- Ability to frequently bend, stand, stoop, walk, and sit
- Occasionally this position will be kneeling, squatting, climbing and driving a motor vehicle
- Ability to visit and move around on and off campus, must be able to travel to all campus locations and to appropriate training and/or meetings as required
Gould Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.
This is a 10 month, full time, exempt position beginning mid August 2022. Benefits include a generous retirement plan match, cost sharing for health and dental insurance, free $50,000 life and LTD insurances, health savings contribution, time off throughout the year in accordance with the school calendar (12 holidays plus additional breaks), discounted season pass to Sunday River, wellness culture with an annual contribution to employee wellness preferences and encouragement to participate in Mountain Day and Ski Day, academy “days off” when the community comes together outside of the classroom. Use of the fitness center, including indoor tennis and skate park. Gould provides meals at our campus dining facility for you and your family. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates apply for this position by creating an applicant profile online. You will be asked to answer a few questions, upload your resume and a cover letter sharing with us – Why Gould?
To learn more about Gould Academy visit us at: www.gouldacademy.org/careers. If you prefer to apply by mail please contact Deborah Menezes, Director of Human Resources, at 207-824-7797.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.