Secondary Social Studies Teacher
March 1, 2023
Job Posting – Secondary Social Studies Teacher
Denver Jewish Day School announces the opening of a full-time Social Studies teacher position in the Upper Division. The successful candidate may be asked to teach both middle school Social Studies and high school History classes in addition to serving as a grade level advisor and/ or leading a student club.
Denver Jewish Day School Background:
Our pluralistic Jewish community day school prepares and inspires Jewish students through an extraordinary secular and Judaic education to live purposefully, act ethically and thrive in the world. Since its founding (with the Lower Division, then Herzl, in 1975, and the Upper Division, then RMHA, in 1979), Denver JDS has aimed to inspire Jewish youth to think critically about the world and prepare them for the role they will play in affecting it through a challenging curriculum, a pluralistic approach to Judaism, and a warm and caring environment steeped in Jewish values. Denver Jewish Day School is the Rocky Mountain region’s only K-12 community Jewish day school, currently with approximately 68 faculty members and 325 students.
Primary Purpose and Objectives:
Denver Jewish Day School Upper Division seeks an innovative, creative, knowledgeable teacher of secondary Social Studies for the 2023-2024 school year. Qualified candidates will ideally have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and an advanced degree. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding teaching skills. They will have experience in independent schools, be familiar with best practice in Social Studies and be comfortable employing project-based learning and other student-centered approaches in the classroom. Additionally, they will possess excellent communication skills with students, parents and colleagues. Denver JDS is looking for a candidate who has experience with a diverse population of learners, differentiated instruction and future-ready teaching practices. The successful candidate will be an engaged school community member, and enjoy working collaboratively to foster positive relationships amongst all constituencies.
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or other advanced certification preferred.
Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of secondary Social Studies school curricula, standards and best practice
Knowledge of future-ready/21st century skills
Familiarity with best practices for student engagement, differentiated instruction, and classroom management
Experience and comfort with educational technology preferred
Experience and comfort with project-based learning preferred
Experience: At least three years experience as a classroom teacher preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $42,000-$58,000. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. Denver Jewish Day School offers an excellent benefits package.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Mrs. Peta Miller, Dean of Student and Faculty Affairs, Upper Division ([email protected])