Science Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Beacon Academy, Boston, MA

Science Teacher

Start Date: July 2024

Reports to: Director of Studies

Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt

Schedule: 40 hours with additional hours as needed 

Work Year: Full year July to June

Benefits Eligible: Yes

 

Job Summary

The Science Teacher is responsible for planning and teaching two or three sections of 8th grade science. This role will also include identifying potential areas in need of academic reinforcement for individual students and communicating with advisors and families/caregivers about student progress. The role also includes an additional significant responsibility, such as managing or assisting with the co-curricular program, athletics, overseeing the student technology program, managing study hall proctors, or some combination thereof. Other responsibilities include advising a small group of students, managing weekly math tutors, and supporting the day-to-day operations of the school in a variety of ways, including chaperoning field trips.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Represent the core values of the Academy in all work performed on behalf of the Academy and in all activities related to the lives of students, graduates, and their families by demonstrating an excellent work ethic, personal integrity, confidentiality, professional maturity, and thoughtful ambassadorship.
  • Science Teacher 
    • Create lesson plans that cover introductory units on biology, chemistry, and physics that are appropriate for 8th graders and will prepare them for 9th grade science.
    • Teach two or three sections of the course during the Summer Session and academic year.
    • Incorporate labs and other hands-on activities.
    • Submit written grade reports.
    • Be accessible for additional help outside of class hours.
    • Manage volunteer science tutors to provide additional support for students who need it.

 

  • Advisory 
    • Meet regularly with student advisees to discuss progress and concerns and to develop a sense of community.
    • Communicate with advisees’ parents/caregivers to convey information and address academic and social challenges.
    • Support and communicate with advisees’ mentors.
  • Other 
    • Support students’ high school applications by writing letters of recommendation.
    • Participate in parent/caregiver conferences and attend school-wide events.
    • Assist the Development team by participating in fundraising events and speaking to donors about Beacon.
    • Another significant role will be assigned based on the needs of the school; possibilities include managing the co-curricular program, athletics, the study hall program, the student technology program, or some combination thereof. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field; Master’s preferred
  • At least three years of experience teaching middle or high school students
  • Ability to teach and enhance the existing science curriculum and differentiate instruction as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency with the use of technology for teaching, including Google Classroom and SMART Board technologies 
  • Ability to build relationships with families/caregivers, colleagues, and volunteers to support students
  • Personal warmth and empathy
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and share the mission of Beacon Academy

 

Physical Demands:

  • The ability to move freely about the Academy in order to be responsive to the needs of students
  • Willingness and ability to drive passenger vans preferred

 

Employee Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Insurance coverage – Health, Vision, and Dental
  • Life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching employer contribution after the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • Convenient location with parking and accessible to public transportation

 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@beaconacademy.org with the subject line: “Science Teacher.”

Beacon Academy welcomes a diverse candidate pool, including candidates who are bilingual, because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better outcomes for everyone. 

Beacon Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Beacon Academy

Boston, MA
Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender