Position: Middle School teaching fellow
Schedule: One-year position beginning September 2019
The Polytechnic Teaching Fellow program, initiated in September 2005, attracts recent college graduates who are interested in a career in education by providing them with meaningful first-year teaching experience, working with motivated and creative students and observing and learning the craft of teaching from senior faculty members.
The teaching fellow works with one or two senior members of the Middle School faculty and takes an active role in the life of the Middle School. The expectation is that the fellow will move from observation and work with individual students or small groups to responsibility for planning and teaching Middle School classes on his or her own. The fellow contributes to the extracurricular program by co-facilitating an advisory group, chaperoning Outdoor Education trips, coaching when needed, and coordinating an after-school homework hour for students, etc.
About Polytechnic School
An independent, coeducational college-preparatory school in Pasadena, Calif., Polytechnic School offers a broad curriculum in the liberal arts for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Founded in 1907, the school enrolls approximately 860 students from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The mission of Polytechnic School is to develop the intellect, talents, and character of each student in a community of learning dedicated to principles of academic excellence that values the uniqueness and dignity of each member and fosters personal responsibility and service to others. We are committed to honesty, justice, charity, and the pursuit of knowledge. We respect the dignity and worth of all human beings — their thoughts, their feelings, and their individuality. We seek to celebrate the joy, the love, and the creativity that emanate from the human spirit. We strive to be responsible and contributing members of our families, our school community, and the world. The Poly community appreciates the cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity present in the Pasadena area and strives to reflect it. Members of the Poly community appreciate and learn from individual differences, foster the ability to disagree with civility, and embody courtesy and compassion.
The successful applicant will have a college degree, and experience with Middle School students is preferable. Having experience in tutoring, outdoor education, athletics, and/or publications would also be of value. Course work and a facility in another modern language would be an additional asset. Good communication and technology skills are necessary.
Physical requirements and work environment
- Work in an environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines, as well as a diverse array of contacts;
- Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time;
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds;
- Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment.
Polytechnic School is committed to attracting talented college graduates to the teaching profession by offering fellows a competitive compensation plan that is commensurate with a first-year teacher salary.
A full benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, and a retirement plan.
Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to Cheryl Flores
(or via mail at Polytechnic School, c/o Cheryl Flores, 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106).
Equal Opportunity Employer
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, Poly will recruit, hire, train, and promote faculty and staff without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition and physical or mental disability (whether perceived or actual), or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. School policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.