Founding Faculty – Politics + Civic Engagement

A rare opportunity to ReDesign School

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The Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic, curious, collaborative individual to join the faculty of the Mastery School of Hawken.

At the heart of our model is the idea that you learn while doing – so you’ll learn how to teach in a very different way while you collaborate with existing members of the team and get coaching and support. Prior teaching experience is not a necessity and career-changers are welcome!

As you onboard and learn our methods and approaches, you’ll take increasing responsibility for program elements over your first year and prepare to take on lead designer responsibilities by your second year. You’ll also bring your unique set of strengths to all aspects of school life, in the classroom, in our wayfinding program, and in co-curriculars.

Interested?

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to:  mshemployment@hawken.edu.

Skillsets

About You: 

  • Wildly enthusiastic about mentoring and coaching adolescents
  • Experienced in creative problem-solving and building things in the real world
  • Skilled communicator and listener who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Intellectually curious, self-directed and motivated learner with a wide range of interests and skills, academic and otherwise
  • Committed to active ongoing development of intercultural competence
  • Philosophically aligned with the mission of the Mastery School of Hawken
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves and jump in to do what the team needs
  • Significant depth of expertise in Civic Engagement + Politics
  • Expertise in one of the following areas a plus:
    • Math and Data Analytics
    • Computational Thinking and Coding
    • Spanish

The Team

You’ll join our design process as we refine and iterate for the spring of year 2 based on everything we’ve learned in our first year and a half.

As you onboard and learn our methods and approaches, you’ll take increasing responsibility for program elements over your first year and prepare to take on lead designer responsibilities by your second year.

Together, we’ll create a high school that provides a new model for education.

The Journey

Within one month, you’ll: 

  • Learn how our model of teaching & learning works by participating in a workshop through  the Korda Institute for Teaching
  • Gain hands-on training to support your work in counseling and advising students
  • Design and teach learning experiences as a micros teacher and/or a macro co-teacher

Within three months, you’ll: 

  • Build initial connections with  key community partners
  • Take leadership of one or more co-curricular offerings for students
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues on all aspects of year 2 program implementation, jumping in to help as needed

Within six months, you’ll: 

  • Plan & implement your first pilot as a lead using the Korda Institute’s teaching methods
  • Engage and reflect with colleagues on an ongoing basis about your learning, growth, and development
  • Refine your instructional practice with ongoing coaching from the Korda Institute for Teaching and the Director of the Mastery School
  • Design and plan to take on a lead designer role in year 3 macros and/or micros as the school continues to scale

This position will require training and participation in design team work in summer 2022 with a full time start in August 2022.

Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.

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