Position Details

Title Upper School Math Teacher- (possibility for Math Department Chair responsibilities)
Supervisor Math Chair
FLSA Designation Exempt
Calendar 10 month

General Summary

An ideal Upper School Mathematics Teacher is dynamic, has an ability to teach multiple levels of mathematics courses from Algebra 1 through second year Calculus, and is interested in technology integration, problem based-learning, and 21st century skills. The teacher will work with students in grades 9-12.

There is also a possibility that this position may take on the role of Upper School Math Department Chair.

The Mathematics Department Chair leads a talented group of educators in the Mathematics Department in matters of curriculum and philosophy. Responsibilities involve faculty professional development and evaluation, student placement, collaboration with Middle and Lower School mathematics teachers to ensure alignment across all divisions, and cultivation of a vibrant and dynamic mathematics curriculum. The Math Dept. Chair acts as the liaison between the Administration and the Department and reports back to the math department about items discussed and decided in Department Chair meetings. The Math Dept. Chair is responsible for sectioning the department and communicating with the registrar to make changes, if necessary. The position of Math Department Chair also requires teaching four or five math classes and serving as an advisor to approximately 10 students.

Essential Functions

  • Be able to inspire and engage our students in the study of mathematics
  • Express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the Mathematics Department
  • Demonstrate an interest in ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues
  • Contribute to McDonogh by either coaching or covering another additional major responsibility
  • Have experience working as an advisor to a group of students
  • Overtly supports and acts in accordance with the school's mission
  • Shows evidence of professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
  • Responds to the needs of the School, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head

Recommended Employment Qualifications

Master’s Degree (preferred, but not required)

Additional Experience

  • A positive disposition and ability to function within a highly motivated and fast paced team
  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other constituents within the McDonogh community
  • Experience with Google (Docs/Sheets/Apps/Email)
  • Intentional about continuing to create and support a diverse community
  • Must have proven problem solving skills, be self motivated, and adaptable
  • The desire to help colleague outside the job description

Additional Requirements

  • Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & community also required.
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
  • Must lead with vision, integrity, enthusiasm, humor, savvy, and humility
  • Must possess personal qualifications as required, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.
  • Years of subject matter experience, specifically teaching Math

Working Conditions

Lifting and carrying of equipment is not typical, but may be required on rare occasions. Reaching, grasping. Sitting. Standing. Walking around campus.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Janet Graham at hiring+p3@mcdonogh.org. Any questions you may have regarding this position can also be directed to Janet Graham, Human Resources Manager at 443-544-7060 or jgraham@mcdonogh.org.

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