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Job Description

Job Title:
High School Social Studies Teacher
School / Location:
School / Department:
High/Senior
Job Status:
Full-time
Salary Code:
Teacher
Work Days / Hours:
191 days @ 7 hours a day
Eligible Applicants:
Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Application Deadline:
Until filled
Reports to:
Maggie Cashdollar, High School Assistant Principal
Requisition Number:
01-2122-106, 01-2122-107, 01-2122-112
Summary

ISG Dammam seeks a Social Studies teacher with a passion for involving students in the study of history, geography, economics, business studies, and psychology.  The ideal candidate will have experience inspiring students to become conscientious and compassionate thinkers and global citizens.  This person would demonstrate a commitment to a well-rounded and flexible Social Studies program that encompasses interdisciplinary connections, literacy, and authentic learning experiences.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)
  • Collaborate around meeting our mission:  We inspire innovation and compassionate action
  • Communicate and collaborate in a professional manner
  • Inspire students to engage and lead in a diverse global community
  • Create an environment where students passionately exercise agency in pursuing social studies
  • Contribute to the creation and revision of the Social Studies curriculum
  • Share interests and passions with students through the after-school program 
  • Commit to continual professional learning
  • Plan meaningful assessment opportunities
  • Drive learning through assessment and feedback
  • Reflect on assessment goals and targets
  • Plan and deliver effective and meaningful learning opportunities
  • Know and respond to the needs of all students
  • Promote agency and innovation in the learning process
  • Foster compassion and build relationships amongst all the ISG community
  • Exhibit effective and positive classroom management
  • Contribute to student growth and collaboration
  • Effectively assess and report on student academic achievement and learning dispositions
  • Espouse creativity and passion in and out of the classroom
  • Embody, uphold and promote the ISG Assessment Beliefs:
    • Purpose:
      • The purpose of assessment is to improve learning
    • Beliefs:
      • The student is the first and most important user of assessment data
      • Reflection is integral to deep learning
      • Assessments should be aligned with adopted standards
      • Feedback to students should be timely, targeted, accurate, actionable, ongoing, and embedded in the assessment process
      • Assessments should produce accurate data capable of informing instruction and learning
      • Assessments should give students opportunities to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
      • Creating and upholding structures that support teacher collaboration around assessment practices will enhance student learning
  • Strive to help students demonstrate and embody the characteristics of the ISG Profile of Graduates:
    • Leadership - inspire and motivate others
    • Collaboration - purposeful and effective interaction with others
    • Individuality - self-development, confidence, and motivation
    • Open-mindedness - embrace and respect diverse ideas to refine perspective(s), balance judgment, and inspire compassion
    • Balance - well-roundedness, focus, and sustenance of a healthy mental and physical lifestyle through an efficient and proficient use of time
    • Integrity - willingness and desire to do the right thing
    • Growth mindset - belief that talents may be learned and perfected through perseverance
    • Critical thinking - apply multiple perspectives and deep reasoning to real-world situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the High School Assistant Principal
Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study(An advanced degree in a related field of study is preferred)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Current certification/licensure to teach Social Studies
  • Knowledge of the C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Standards
  • Knowledge of Understanding by Design (UbD) principles
Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience

  • Teaching Social Studies at High School level in an international context
  • Leading and inspiring students to be informed and inspired community members and leaders 
  • Organizing student projects and performance tasks
  • Documenting curriculum according to Understanding by Design (UbD) principles
  • Designing programs based on the C3 Standards
  • Collaborating in a professional setting with large and small groups of colleagues

Skills

  • Positive and compassionate outlook
  • Open-mindedness and flexibility
  • A proactive approach and ability to take initiative
  • Desire to engage in meaningful collaboration