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Upper School English Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/01/2019
School Name Sun Valley Community School
City, State Sun Valley, ID 
Posted 02/07/2019

Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a preK-12 day and boarding college prep school of 395 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging and believe in our student-centered approach.

Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zones and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking.

From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.

Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School English Teacher. This position includes teaching grade-level English classes, advanced-level English electives, and writing. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning August 12, 2019. Additional duties will include serving as a student advisor, participating in the school’s extensive Outdoor Program, and engaging in additional Upper School extracurricular activities. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.

Candidates should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. The successful candidate will be an experienced educator with at least a bachelor’s degree, possess a deep understanding of the developmental range within the Upper School population, and also be supportive of the school’s “one school” philosophy across divisions. Ideal candidates should have a healthy sense of humor, be flexible in their approach, and find joy in their work. They should be organized and creative with a commitment to motivate and inspire students to achieve their personal best. Candidates should also work collaboratively with faculty and communicate clearly with parents.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability and desire to work within an inquiry-based educational program, which empowers students to think critically and engage confidently. They should possess a love of writing and have a strong desire to work collaboratively in the department to effectively teach writing and revision. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference by March 8 to:

Kevin Campbell
Upper School Head
Sun Valley Community School
P.O. Box 2118
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208.622.3955, ext. 108

Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

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