Alzar School is a semester school for students in 10th and 11th grades. Students are highly motivated teenagers who want to make a difference in the world. Alzar School’s main campus is in Cascade, Idaho, but each semester includes extended cultural immersion in Chile. Faculty travel with the students to Chile, living and working there for approximately seven weeks each semester. Alzar School offers students challenging and engaging instruction at Honors or AP level. We accomplish our mission to ‘build leaders who positively impact the world’ through the intersection of academics, outdoor adventure, and cultural immersion. As a school community, we value diverse experience, perspectives, identities, and skill sets.
Cascade, Idaho and on expeditions around Idaho and Oregon
Coyhaique, Chile (“Base Patagonia” campus) and on expeditions around Patagonia
TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION:
Alzar School teachers motivate, inspire, and educate our students both in and out of the classroom. They are passionate individuals who are excited to share their knowledge of content areas, enthusiasm for the outdoors, and curiosity for cultural learning.
We are currently hiring for a mid-year position of full-time teacher, that would be hired for Spring 2021 semester as well as 2021-2022 school year. This position would likely entail 2+ sections of math and 1-2 additional sections of another content area, based on the candidate's qualifications.
Competencies and core skills required for Alzar School teaching position include:
strong knowledge of content area
either through past studies, professional experience, or direct teaching experience
demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for the content
eagerness to make content relevant to students’ lives and worlds
adaptable, able to take challenges in stride
embraces dynamic working environments, including outdoor and international settings
strong communication and interpersonal skills
enjoys interacting with students, families, and colleagues
ability to work independently and as part of a team
robust experience in program-specific outdoor sports:
multi day backpacking trips in backcountry settings
intermediate proficiency in whitewater river environments (either rafting and/or kayaking)
transferable skills from other outdoor activities
We invite applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply, and firmly believe that a diverse faculty enriches our staff community and connections with students. Some applicants may boast skills in certain areas and less experience in others, for example: academic, outdoor, residential, leadership, or cultural, amongst others. We look forward to the opportunity to review your application!
Additional Salary Information: See our website for more information: https://alzarschool.org/employment-opportunities/
About Alzar School
Alzar School is a semester school for students in 10th and 11th grades. Students are highly motivated teenagers who want to make a difference in the world. Alzar School’s campus is in Cascade, Idaho, but each semester includes extended cultural immersion in Chile. Faculty travel with the students to Chile, living and working there for six weeks each semester. The school uses honors and AP-level coursework, outdoor adventure, and international travel to challenge students. Our mission at Alzar School is “We build leaders who positively impact the world.”