Careers

Ridgeview happily accepts applications throughout the year for ALL faculty and staff positions, regardless of whether a specific position has been posted, as jobs periodically become available throughout the year. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and ability to convey knowledge to young people. Certification is neither required nor preferred.

Please follow the application procedures outlined below. Thank you for your interest in Ridgeview Classical Schools. For more details about open faculty positions, please email our Executive Assistant.

A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Download a .pdf file of the application form here: EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Current Opportunities

Elementary Faculty: Art

Ridgeview is seeking interested and qualified candidates for a faculty position in the fine arts. The successful candidate will teach principally in the elementary school concentrating on cultivating both an appreciation for art history as well as developing artistic skill among Ridgeview’s students. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or MFA in a related field such as art history, visual arts, or design. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the fundamentals of classical education and defenders of the idea of beauty as articulated throughout the Western canon. Start date is in August 2019.

A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Elementary Faculty: Fifth Grade

Ridgeview is a K-12 charter school offering a classical, liberal arts curriculum. Teachers in the elementary school make heavy use of the original Core Knowledge sequence, though the school rejects innovations that align the curriculum with the Common Core. Many aspects of the elementary curriculum have been strengthened by incorporating other programs or implementing curricula unique to Ridgeview. For instance, Latin is taught to pupils from kindergarten on, and Greek is introduced to students in the third grade. While instruction at these levels is of an elementary nature, it is also of a foundational nature and serves pupils well in their study of new vocabulary by enabling them to understand etymologies as well as grammar. Other deviations from the Core Knowledge sequence include a cursive penmanship program, the Singapore mathematics program and pupil ability grouping therein, and a Riggs phonics program. The elementary school uses a series of push-in and pull-out classes to support the homeroom teacher. For example, Latin, Greek, and science in some grades are examples of push-ins in which a specialist is brought into the classroom, whereas art and music are examples of push-out classes in which pupils leave the classroom to visit another specialist. Homeroom teachers are generally responsible for teaching history, phonics, composition, literature, mathematics, and the school’s character pillars.

Ridgeview is seeking applicants who are passionate about their discipline, creative, teachable, and excited to work with a broad range of pupils to ensure that their pupils are adequately prepared for the rigors of the upper school curriculum. Ridgeview neither requires nor prefers candidates with a teacher certification and would rather solicit applications from individuals who have demonstrated academic mastery in a core subject such as history, mathematics, science, or literature. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality are essential.

A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Elementary Faculty: Latin

Ridgeview Classical Schools is seeking candidates for a full-time Latin teacher in the Lower School (K-6) beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. The intellectual life of the faculty is particularly rich; it includes a large number of Ph.D. and Masters recipients in both the humanities and sciences who are also dedicated to shaping the hearts and minds of the young. The Department of Classics employs five full-time classicists, and offers a full serving of courses in Latin and Greek.

The Department is dedicated to conversation-based methods of teaching ancient languages, and is one of the only secondary programs in the world that can teach ancient Greek this way. The elementary school Latin program centers on self-expression and guided play. Fluency in speaking Latin is not necessary, but an active interest in learning is a must. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing lessons in conjunction with the department head and other relevant faculty.

To apply, please submit a complete application the Executive Assistant. A complete application includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Elementary Faculty: Kindergarten

Ridgeview is accepting applications for the position of Kindergarten teacher. All applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and alignment with Ridgeview’s mission and philosophy. Familiarity with the Core Knowledge sequence for kindergarten and Riggs phonics program are assets. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality are essential.

A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Mathematics Faculty

Ridgeview’s instruction in mathematics begins with a hybridized Singapore-Saxon math program in the elementary school that emphasizes a conceptual approach and cumulative retention. All pupils are given placement tests and are ability-grouped according to the highest level of mathematics in which they can reasonably be successful. A mainstay of the instruction of mathematics at all levels is a conceptual understanding of the math being undertaken; consequently, a Socratic discussion in the classroom supports this process and ensures that pupils can demonstrate the knowledge they claim to possess.

Ridgeview is committed to a true liberal arts curriculum, meaning that arts and humanities are emphasized as much as mathematics and science. Consequently, many of the conversations that ensue in the classrooms are of a cross-disciplinary nature. Beyond the Singapore curriculum, Ridgeview offers courses from pre-algebra through number theory, advanced geometry, statistics, and independent studies in linear algebra and differential equations. Not all teachers are expected to teach all course levels. Rather, Ridgeview is seeking applicants who are passionate about their discipline, creative, teachable, and excited to work with a broad range of pupils.

Ridgeview neither requires nor prefers candidates with a teacher certification and would rather solicit applications from individuals who have demonstrated academic mastery in the mathematics. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality are essential. A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview Application Form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email to the Executive Assistant.

Development Coordinator

Ridgeview Classical Schools is a not-for-profit public school established to provide students with a first-rate, liberal arts, classical education. For seventeen years, Ridgeview has offered students an unparalleled educational opportunity rarely matched by other schools within the charter school community. It is unique in its unequivocal commitment to the classical tradition.

Presently, we are seeking a Development Coordinator to lead Ridgeview’s fundraising efforts. The Coordinator will help design, implement, and coordinate organization-wide donor relations and steward a program to generate support from new and existing donors, identify top prospects, manages correspondence, and strengthen relationships.

The Coordinator will work with other administrators to develop an understanding of all areas of Ridgeview’s mission and philosophy. Qualified candidates should have previous experience in development, be committed to classical education, and capable of working collaboratively with other administrators. The school will offer a competitive salary and benefits. All applications should be submitted to the Executive Assistant.

 

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