Senior and Middle School Science Teacher(s)
Employment Terms: Part-Time Contract (60%)
Start Date: January, 2024
Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of wellbeing, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders who give back to their communities. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.
We are seeking a Science Teacher to work in our Senior and Middle School on a contract basis. In a community where social-emotional learning and diversity, equity and inclusion are key priorities, the successful candidate demonstrates empathy, creativity, strong communication skills and the ability to build a caring rapport with students and colleagues. The successful candidate will join the Science team and report to the Instructional Leader, Science.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Using a lens of social-emotional learning, create a class environment and rapport that inspires and supports learning and personal growth;
Motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a solid foundation for further education in accordance with each students ability;
Establish positive relationships with parents, faculty and other staff members;
Ensure the written, taught and assessed curriculum is in line with the IB and Ministry of Education curriculum ensuring differentiation;
Develop culturally relevant, inclusive and responsive science and environmental science curriculum for diverse learners;
Develop course outlines, unit plans, lesson plans ensuring integration of all aspects of the IB Middle Years Program and Diploma Program curricula, with a focus on inquiry based learning;
Update all necessary records accurately as required by the Ministry, IBO and school guidelines;
Communicate information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress including formally through report cards and parent-teacher meetings;
Keep up-to-date and incorporate best practices in subject area and approaches to teaching and learning through professional reading, participating in workshops and other professional development opportunities;
Participate actively in faculty and department/division meetings and meet regularly with all course teams to plan, review and update the written curriculum;
Assume responsibility for and participate in co-curricular activities and supervision duties;
Participate as an Advisor, mentoring students and meeting them regularly.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; with a specialist in General Sciences;Ontario College of Teachers certification, or equivalent, with I/S qualifications in General Sciences;
2-3 years’ related teaching experience preferred;
Experience in and knowledge of IB is a strong asset;
Strong curriculum development skills and assessment practices that incorporate strategies relevant to the age and stage assessment practices;
A relational educator who incorporates Social-Emotional Learning and emotional coaching strategies in their practice;
Experience and/or desire to incorporate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in curriculum;
Knowledge of relevant technology and able to work in a laptop and online environment;
Adept at leveraging technology to deliver education program and correspond with students, parents, colleagues and the community at large;
Belief in and alignment to Branksome Hall’s mission, vision and values:
Passionate about teaching and being in service of students and the community;
Ability to work both independently with little direct supervision as well as be a collaborative team member.
Why Join Branksome Hall:
Competitive salary and benefits including being a contributing member of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) for eligible employees;
Access to state of the art facilities and resources to support wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship such as the fitness center, swimming pools, and makerspaces
A collaborative community with a commitment to the growth and development of employees with ongoing professional development and mentorship;
Opportunity to join a global network of IB educators with strong connections to the IB and active partnerships with international organizations.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and the posting will remain active until the position is filled.
Applications (resume and cover letter) can also be sent to:
Branksome Hall – Human Resources
10 Elm Avenue
Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit www.thinkerswanted.ca or visit our website at www.branksome.on.ca.