Head Teacher: Elementary - Second/Third Grades

Apr 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Head Teacher: Elementary - Second/Third Grades

About Mills College:
Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Since 1852, we've been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit http://www.mills.edu.

Reports to: Head of School, Mills College Children's School
Supervises: Mills College School of Education Students

Job Description:
Summary of Position:
The Mills College Children's School is expanding and will have two Second/Third grade classrooms, beginning Fall 2017. Elementary school Head Teachers work closely with School of Education faculty to plan and supervise an exemplary curriculum for designated grade levels, use a reflective, data-driven, inquiry approach to process to analyze and improve instruction, and supervise one to three Mills College student teachers each semester. The successful candidate will be strongly committed to teaching children and adults and leading teacher-led regional improvement of teaching.

Essential Job Functions:
Responsibilities include:
  • Curriculum -Plan and implement a curriculum based in the best-available knowledge of children's learning and linked to the Common Core state standards and frameworks. Regularly work with faculty of the Children's School and School of Education to study children's classroom learning in order continuously to improve instruction at the school and contribute more broadly to the knowledge base of teaching.
  • Student Teachers - Supervise, teach, and evaluate student teachers, supporting their integration of learning theory and classroom practice. This work includes daily evaluation meetings and weekly reflection meetings with all MCCS head teachers and student teachers.
  • Communication -Maintain active and open communications with parents/guardians of the children and with the other members of the Children's School staff and School of Education faculty. Elementary school Head Teachers are full members of the school teaching staff and will participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities and support of children and student teachers. This includes parent/teacher conferences, newsletters, parent meetings, and weekly staff meetings. Both written and oral communications skills are essential and valued.
  • Professionalism -As a teacher in the laboratory school, the successful candidate will be a member of a team committed to advancing knowledge about teaching and principled practice. The position is based on the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents, students, and children within a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Perform related duties as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and commitment to a deeply integrated, project based model of education.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exhibit strong service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
  • Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
Education and Training:
  • Master's degree preferred
  • California teaching credential or its equivalent
  • Three or more years recent successful classroom teaching experience
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:
  • Requires fingerprinting/background check clearance and tuberculosis clearance.
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance/403b retirement plan, plus 10paid holidays and 12 sick days annually. Staff also receives free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go tohttp://www.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php

Application Instructions:
To apply, visit http://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83078
Please send resume, cover letter specifying job title, a statement of your educational philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and accepted until the position is filled.