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Visual and Digital Arts Teacher

  • 10 Feb 2018 9:29 AM
    Message # 5730720

    Visual and Digital Arts Teacher

    Full-Time

    Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, reflective, and caring Visual and Digital Arts teacher with advanced skills in graphic design and photography who has a mastery of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Classes will include digital design, photography, print publication, package design, design thinking, yearbook design, and visual communication. Traditional drawing and painting classes are also possible, depending on interests and abilities. We are looking for a dynamic educator who will have a deep appreciation for educational access and neurodiversity. 

    In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members undertake student advisory roles, participate in day and overnight class trips, mentor student clubs, and assume various duties that contribute to the life of the school. All faculty and staff members foster a culture of mutual respect, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. This position begins in August, 2018.

    About Our School

    Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset. At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators. They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.

    Our Four Commitments

    1) Everyone Counts - We embrace the diversity of our student community by ensuring that every member knows that they count.

    2) Everyone Has Equal Access To Great Learning - Embracing the diversity of our student body, we educate to each student and recognize that each student has a unique learning style.

    3) Everyone’s Unique Talents Are Valued Equally - Some students are strong in math, others great writers. Some students have a great jump-shot while others produce breathtaking art. Some students are gregarious, while others choose quietude. We recognize this diversity and affirm that we are the better for it.

    4) We Take Responsibility For Ourselves, Our Learning, And Our Community - We look to our diverse community and ask each member to step up and take ownership of their learning, of their school, and of their community.

    Essential Functions

    • Prepare and communicate lesson plans with clear objectives that facilitate active learning
    • Assign, evaluate and grade class work, projects, and assignments; provide appropriate and timely feedback
    • Adjust teaching strategies to encourage progress of individual students; adapt new technology when indicated
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations; regularly communicate progress to students, parents, and colleagues
    • Use effective classroom  management techniques in accordance with the policies of the school
    • Maintain and post accurate and timely student attendance, grades, and other required records
    • Attend and contribute to Department, Learning Center, parent and SST meetings as assigned
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and materials with Dean; develop scope and sequence
    • Attend and participate in weekly school programs, Seminar, off-campus events/trips, and departmental initiatives
    • Actively engage in year-long Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and meet all benchmarks
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
    • Take on Advisory role: implement established curriculum, check grades, actively partner with Learning Center, advisee’s teachers, and parents; timely communicate concerns and progress

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Experienced teaching students from diverse backgrounds and supporting neurodiversity in order to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
    • Proficient at competently assessing student performances and preparing comprehensive assessments for the student, parents, and school administrators
    • Experienced implementing positive classroom management techniques, innovative methodologies, and activities that foster active learning and enhance the academic programs
    • Willing to collaborate with student learning services to differentiate instruction for all learners
    • Show a high level of professionalism and willingness to “go the extra mile” to reach goals for students
    • Demonstrate knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
    • Able to apply common sense and extreme diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality in written and oral forms
    • Embody exceptional people skills in phone and email etiquette; promptly respond to questions or concerns of parents and co-workers while maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor
    • Manifest being a life-long learner; improving skill and knowledge-base in current trends, research and methodology in instructional techniques, technology, multicultural content, problem solving and interdisciplinary connections
    • Attend and contribute to staff/faculty meetings
    • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations; willing and available to work occasional overnight class trips
    • Actively pursue professional development throughout the year
    • Model excellent attendance and punctuality

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution; master’s degree is a plus
    • Minimum of three years teaching beginning to advanced Digital Arts classes,  preferably in a high school setting
    • Advanced skills in graphic design, photography, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
    • Experienced in best practices in education and pedagogy
    • Clear commitment to the educational philosophy as articulated by Our Four Commitments

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

    • Specific abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception; ability to adjust focus, and sufficient manual dexterity to operate all departmental equipment
    • Effectively communicate with school population and community members
    • Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
    • Work with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and diverse contacts which may at times be stressful
    • Able to travel safely and comfortably across a 50,000 sq. ft. campus
    • Work in a traditional climate-controlled environment and occasionally outdoors
    • Able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.

    Employment

    We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits subject to plan parameters including medical, dental, life, vision, 403(b), full gym membership, free lunch, and more. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions including TB test, and verification of authorization to work in the United States   (I-9). Kehillah does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

    To Apply

    Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@kehillah.org.

    For more information on Kehillah Jewish High School, visit our website at: http://www.kehillah.org.

    Kehillah Jewish High School is an equal opportunity employer committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Kehillah are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.


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