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Part-time Latin Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School
Jersey City, NJ
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We are seeking a 5th-8th Grade Latin Teacher to teach 3 days of our 7-day teaching cycle. This is a 10-month, full-time assignment, but there is an option of teaching part-time if the candidate is interested in only teaching Latin. This position beings in August 2022 and ends June 2023. Standard work hours per the Faculty/Staff Handbook.

We are looking for candidates who bring creativity, excellent relationship skills and a collaborative approach to their craft. Our faculty models a spirit of collaboration and inquiry to inspire students to explore, question and communicate in ways that will shape the future. Candidates will be culturally competent with effective organizational and classroom management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents, and students. We are committed to ongoing curricular and pedagogical anti-racist work, and we seek a candidate who shares that commitment and who can contribute to our efforts. We search out opportunities for professional growth and encourage reflection on our own practices. Our ideal candidate has a classics background and can easily teach Latin has a Classics background and can use it to enrich students' introductory Latin experience with a broad range of culture topics and primary source texts in translation.. We are looking for someone who enjoys teaching Middle School students as young as 6th grade. We would be particularly eager to hear about any interest, background, or expertise in modern engagement with the classical world and gender studies and other interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Candidate

You have a passion for teaching Latin, you enjoy and understand young adolescents, and you have training and relevant teaching experience at the middle school level. You are able to make the Latin language and Roman culture accessible to middle school students. You have a deep knowledge of classical mythology, Roman culture and history, and Latin roots. You demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness and you are motivated to grow and to collaborate with others. You have exceptional writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. You want to be involved in ongoing professional development. You interact effectively and sensitively with a diverse population of students, faculty and parent body.

Stevens Cooperative School

Stevens Cooperative School, which was founded in 1949, is the only nonsectarian independent elementary school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. We imagine a world with well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference. In partnership with our diverse faculty, staff, families and the greater community, Stevens Cooperative School students explore, question and communicate in ways that will inspire and shape the future.

Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education in action. Stevens serves 435 students from PreK3 through 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Primary Responsibilities: Latin Teacher

  • Familiarity with the reading method and Comprehensible Input. Stevens currently uses Suburani in grades 6-8;
  • Preparation and implementation of daily lessons;
  • Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress;
  • Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles;
  • Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress;
  • Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community;
  • Active participation in all faculty and staff meetings;
  • Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, through email and phone;
  • Support of school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate; and
  • Continuous improvement and management of curriculum mapping.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, Masters preferred
  • Ability to create individual educational plans
  • Relevant classroom experience with similar age-group
  • Proficient with using technology (Google Suite and use of Smart Panels and Chromebooks


Posted: 2022-06-01 Expires: 2022-07-03

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