Social Studies Teacher

Michelle

Website Bishop Lynch High School

Social Studies Teacher Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
MISSION
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High
School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous,
college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for
justice in the world.
SUMMARY
A Social Studies Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in
The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness
Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and
women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching
society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling
their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).
SKILLS REQUIRED
Qualified candidates will be able to perform the following duties at an exemplary level:
• Effectively teach Economics, AP/Adv Economics and U.S. History using results driven methods
• Exemplify the core values of a Bishop Lynch faculty member: Faithful, Caring, Dedicated
• Exemplify a “team player” spirit with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Create and deliver engaging lessons to diverse groups of students at all levels
• Demonstrate ability to incorporate relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate as an active member of the Bishop Lynch community
• Demonstrate exceptional organization and classroom management skills
• Possess the ability to be a compassionate and confident leader
• Continue commitment to increasing cultural competency by valuing and respecting the diverse cultural
differences among members of the Bishop Lynch community
• Be flexible, adaptable, and open to new learning and growth
JOB EXPECTATIONS
• Collaborate and work effectively with other members of the Social Studies department and make
curricular modifications accordingly to ensure student success
• Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans that facilitate active learning and academic growth, and analyze
academic results
• Develop lesson plans, class activities, homework, and assessments that are in accordance with
established procedures and adhere to Bishop Lynch curriculum standards
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in
accordance with the rules of the Bishop Lynch Student Handbook
• Provide appropriate and timely feedback on student work by maintaining accurate and complete records
of students’ performance and growth
• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and other assignments
• Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
• Engage in ongoing professional development
• Establish and maintain effective communication with parents, students, administrators, and colleagues
• Complete all required reports, records, and documents in a timely manner
• Serve as a positive role model for students and support the school’s mission statement
• Participate in extracurricular activities such as department service projects, social activities, sporting
events, and student organizations as directed
• Participate in school liturgies and assemblies
• Actively support and embrace the house system by serving as a mentor or co-mentor
• Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Social Studies
department and Bishop Lynch
QUALIFICATIONS
• A Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in history, a social science, economics or related field and 12
college credit hours in education or a composite social studies certification
• Master’s degree in social studies preferred
• Relevant teaching experience in a classroom; ability to teach other history courses strongly preferred
• Demonstrated competency in Economics, AP/Adv Economics and U.S. History with extensive
knowledge of social studies curriculum and instruction
• Desire to be held accountable for student academic growth and academic results
• Experience and interest in developing innovative uses of technology in the classroom
• Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague
• Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior while maintaining a professional manner
• Ability to demonstrate poise, empathy, tact, and diplomacy
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to discern between competing priorities, separating what is essential from what is nonessential
• Working knowledge or experience with Blackboard (or other LMS) is a plus
Qualified candidates should email their resume to resume@bishoplynch.org