Position Summary: The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Lower School Chaplain and Religion teacher to begin in August 2019. Interested applicants should be able to teach grades K-5.
Carries out all responsibilities associated with teaching the assigned class(es), in order to engage, inspire, and challenge students consistent with Lovett’s mission and Vision for Learning.
Purposefully designs curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.)
Conducts tutorials (before-school and after-school help) as scheduled
Conducts weekly chapel services as scheduled
Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called
Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom
* Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews)
Master’s degree in Religious Studies or related field
Ministry background/ordination is preferred but not required
Experience leading chapel services
Minimum of three years of teaching experience is preferred
Ability to develop a comprehensive, spiraling religious studies curriculum
Must have a passion for working with young children
Must have a strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community with a growth mindset
Plans, organizes, and leads the Lower School chapel services
Serves on the chaplaincy team headed by our Lead Chaplain
Responds to concerns regarding the spiritual life of the school
Regularly meets with Lower School resource chairs, resource teachers, and full faculty
Offers confidential counseling to students, faculty, and staff, and/or makes referrals to other professional counselors when requested
Leads and coordinates service learning initiatives in the Lower School
Working with the other school chaplains as a Bible Study Program Coordinator
Lower School Service Council coordinator for grades 3-5.
The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom
Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors
Employment of a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the meaningful use of digital tools, to engage students and further their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer
Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals
Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence
Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance
The Lovett School Mission: The Lovett School is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.
The Lovett School Vision for Learning: Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.
The Lovett School Diversity Mission Statement: The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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