Careers at Doane Academy
Thank you for your interest in a career at Doane Academy.
Doane Academy welcomes qualified candidates seeking to join the ranks of our professional faculty and staff. We are interested in applicants who are devoted to an education for life, who are willing and able to embrace our small school culture, are committed to mastering the art and craft of educating, and can combine enthusiasm for their expertise with an understanding of the many different ways students learn.
Interest applicants should send a cover letter and C.V., to George B. Sanderson, Head of School,
Doane Academy at email@example.com.
Upper School History Teacher
Doane Academy seeks a full-time teacher of upper school History beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Experience with teaching upper school History classes including World History required.
- BA degree required; masters degree preferred.
- Experience with technology integration strongly preferred.
- Experience teaching in a remote learning environment is a plus.
- Background in teaching non-American and non-Western history courses strongly preferred.
- Candidates should have enthusiasm for joining an entrepreneurial, collegial, enthusiastic, innovative, fun group of professionals who are committed to innovative, transformative teaching.
The specific teaching responsibilities will be dependent on the candidate’s background and interests, as well as the specific needs of the department. Doane Academy’s student body is unusually diverse and teachers at our school are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In addition to the classroom responsibilities, teachers are Doane serve as advisors to small groups of students and often take on the responsibility of overseeing clubs or other extracurricular activities. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to George Sanderson, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Grade Teacher
The Fourth Grade teacher will have the opportunity to bring our mission to life as they develop and deliver an inclusive curriculum that engages our students in valuing multiple perspectives; develops their knowledge of and empathy for the diversity of human experience; and builds their social-emotional skills. The teacher is responsible for teaching the subject areas of reading, word study, social studies, and math. Because of our looping model, this teacher will teach both 4th and 5th grade math students. A strong background in one or more of the following curricula is preferred: Math in Focus, TCRWP reading workshop, Wilson’s FUNdations/Just Words, and Responsive Classroom.
The teacher should also demonstrate a “whole child” approach to teaching; a commitment to “planning backwards” from mastery goals to design, teach, and assess an engaging and challenging program that honors individual learning needs; and the ability to utilize a wide range of student-centered instructional methods, including interdisciplinary project-based learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Positively support the school’s mission while managing the demands of curriculum and lesson planning, teaching, collaboration, and parent communications.
Develop and implement both long-term and short-term curriculum plans for math, reading, word study, and social studies.
Draw from a variety of curriculum sources and be skilled in differentiating among students with clear methods to provide appropriate challenge and support.
Consistently communicate and document clear objectives for all learning activities.
Regularly assess student progress by observing and evaluating performance and development and providing appropriate feedback to students and their parents.
Work collaboratively with a team of dedicated colleagues; communicate regularly with colleagues about student progress (including fellow teachers as well as the division head, director of learning support, and director of wellness).
Write narrative student evaluation reports two times in the year (January and June) and lead parent-teacher conferences three times in the year (August, October, and March).
Establish and enact community norms with students, using a positive, asset-based approach to classroom management.
Attend school, department, team and parent meetings.
Maintain knowledge of and competency in relevant classroom technology and have a passion for recent developments in pedagogy and curriculum, displaying openness and flexibility to incorporate changes into instructional plans and activities.
Be vigilant about student health and safety.
Qualifications and Skills
BA degree required; masters degree and/or teaching certification is a plus.
At least 2-3 years in a lead teacher role, preferably as an elementary homeroom teacher.
Independent school experience is a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to meeting the social-emotional needs of children.
A clear, warm, and effective communicator.
Experience with technology integration is strongly preferred.
A proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.
Candidates should display a growth mindset toward student learning, teaching practice, and personal/collective professional development.
Candidates should have enthusiasm for joining an entrepreneurial, collegial, enthusiastic, creative, fun group of professionals who are committed to innovative, transformative teaching.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Kate Hewitt, Head of Lower School, at email@example.com
Doane is seeking substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year. In the absence of a full-time teacher, substitute teachers provide instruction using existing lesson plans and manage the classroom environment. Candidates are required to have earned a college degree; classroom teaching experience, especially in an independent school environment, is preferred. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to George Sanderson, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Doane Academy
Doane Academy, founded in 1837, is an independent Episcopal day school serving students from age 3 through grade 12 in Burlington, New Jersey. The student body includes approximately 236 students. Doane maintains a deep commitment to academic excellence, leadership, the arts, athletics, and character development, which you can learn about by exploring this website. We are located on the banks of the Delaware River, about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and slightly over an hour from New York City.