Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school based in Tinton Falls, NJ. Our school serves a diverse body of approximately 700 students from across Monmouth & Ocean Counties on the northern New Jersey shore. A secular, college-preparatory day school, Ranney is guided by a strong Board of Trustees, an experienced Head of School, Dr. John Griffith, and most notably, by a powerful mission and vision. Our mission is “To nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society.” We envision Ranney School as a nurturing learning community, in which families, faculty, alumni and all of Ranney’s constituents collaborate to distinguish and value every child, foster individual talents, sustain powerful connections between children and adults, and graduate resilient, globally-minded citizens. We continue to foster an inclusive community that supports a spectrum of cultures, beliefs and talents to promote the intellectual growth and moral development of all members of our community. We are inspired by an awareness and appreciation for diversity, human dignity and interpersonal acceptance.
Ranney School seeks a history teacher for its Upper School. All faculty teach five sections within their discipline, serve as advisors, and support students through mentoring or coaching athletic and co-curricular activities. The current position would likely require expertise in American and world history, but there would be room to teach an elective or two in the department as well. An understanding of civics and economics would also be ideal.
Candidates will ideally have an advanced degree and experience in independent schools.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Keen interest in the lives and personal growth of adolescents.
Ability to build strong relationships with students, supporting our promise to “know and value” each student. It’s equally important that faculty nurture strong relationships with both parents and colleagues.
Strong content area knowledge (particularly in American history), passion for the study of the past and its application to the present; interest in cultural/social studies, and the ability to support recent developments in our global studies program.
Excellence in pedagogy is critical as is a growth mindset and a willingness to hone one’s craft.
Interest in developing and teaching in our newly launched “Maymester” experiential education program.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and technological skills.
A strong work ethic
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Five sections of Upper School history/social studies
Mentoring a club/activity or coaching athletics
All faculty serve as advisors to small groups of students
In addition to a full-time schedule, faculty mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, and serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.
Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head/Assistant Head of School, Dr. Greg Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. Mark DiGiovanni, History Chair (email@example.com). The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney School History Faculty.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney History.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants who apply before January 31, 2020. The position may be filled immediately if the right candidate is not under contract with another institution.
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.