AP Social Science Teacher

Social Science faculty will develop and execute instructional plans that facilitate scholar mastery of AP and GSE social studies standards. The Genesis E5 model supports greater possibilities. Genesis asks faculty to inspire exploration of how Economics shapes human behavior, policy and institutions, and the trajectory of history. Faculty efforts should result in scholars who use data and a social science lens to analyze historical and current issues that affect their communities and their world.

The AP teacher should bring to apply a passion for social science and high-level inquiry to the development of the yearly course syllabus, readings, and assignments, all geared toward preparing scholars for college-level academic thinking, problem-solving, and articulation.

Specific Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the instructional team, faculty members will

  • Create/revise long-term plans: curriculum maps, scope and sequence plans, pacing guides, etc.
  • Develop and execute unit and lesson plans to ensure scholar mastery of standards
  • Ensure scholars are continuously engaged in work aligned with the Genesis E5 model and, when applicable, AP College Board standards
  • Differentiate instruction to support diverse learners and meet IEP and SST expectations
  • Assess scholar progress daily to drive strategic changes to curriculum and instruction
  • Implement school-wide behavior support process to create a positive learning environment
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Participate in an annual two-week summer orientation and training
  • Participate in grade-level and department activities, and school-wide functions

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science field
  • Teaching or programmatic experience managing teenagers
  • Undergraduate GPA (or major GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-baccalaureate degree, training, or credentials is social sciences
  • First-hand familiarity with AP Exams and assessment standards
  • Proven track-record of pro-active professional development
  • Passion for working with scholars in extra-curricular activities
  • High comfort level with the use of data and technology to shape/drive instruction
  • Experience working with urban populations

The Genesis Commitment to Staff

Staff members are highly valued for the support they provide to the overall mission and the instructional program. We view staff as professionals who are fully capable of independent action. Genesis commits to a collaborative process for developing individualized support and coaching plans.  We prioritize respectful scholar-peer and scholar-staff interaction.