Humanities Teacher

Thrival Indy Academy
Application Deadline: 5/31/2022

Job Description

During the first semester of the school year, the Humanities Teacher will teach Current Problems, Issues, and Events paired with Citizenship and Civics. During the second semester of the school year, the Humanities Teacher will teach Current Problems, Issues, and Events paired with African Studies.


● Create unit plans and lesson plans for and teach Classical Studies and Citizenship & Civics/African Studies

● Serve as the advisor of a cohort of up to 18 students,

■ Developing & managing student Personalized Learning Plans; includes academic

goals, non-academic goals, and post-secondary planning

■ Conducting weekly 1:1 advisor meetings

■ Serving as the primary liaison to students’ families

■ Developing a trusting relationship with all advisees in order to serve as the

primary academic and social-emotional support

● Lead a year-long extra-curricular club which will meet weekly during school hours

● Act as chaperone with students on experiential learning excursions

● Work collaboratively with school leader at staff to establish and maintain a school culture which aligns to Thrival Indy Academy vision and mission

● Submit requests for necessary course materials to be ordered in a timely manner

● Effectively implement purposeful, student-centered, and globally-focused curriculum

● Attend and actively participate in teacher co-planning workshops, professional development activities, and team and staff meetings to improve teaching craft

● Participate in grade-level overnight experience

● Incorporate cultural competence throughout the curricula and learning experiences for students

● Regularly collect, track, measure, and communicate student performance and growth to school leaders, parents and other stakeholders

● Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


● Highly qualified teacher with an Indiana secondary teaching credential in social studies, preferably historical perspectives and/or government

● Special consideration for ESL certification

● Proven track-record of student achievement with clear, quantifiable student gains, at least 2 years teaching experience within an urban education environment, preferably Indianapolis

● Experience fostering the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students

● Demonstrated ability to utilize both qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision making

● Experience working with diverse populations of students and families

● Willingness to work nonstandard hours (e.g. for Parent Meetings)

● Experience with cultural competence training and/or restorative justice practices strongly preferred


● Embodies the mission, vision and values of Thrival Indy Academy

● Committed, in belief and action, to equity, diversity, and public education, with a strong social justice and culturally responsive youth development mindsets

● Committed, in belief and action, to the Thrival Indy Academy educational model (i.e. global education; immersive, real world learning; project-based learning; personalized instruction)

● Models a commitment to continuous personal and professional development through mental and emotional wellness practices.

● Understands that all students are talented and capable of high level academic achievement and cognitive growth given the appropriate supports and resources

● Empathetic, thoughtful, respectful, and responsive to both the Indianapolis community and to the international community

● Resourceful in applying unique teaching applications given differing environments and changing circumstances

● A responsive and adaptive team player; unbound by formal titles and willing to roll up sleeves to ensure student (and staff!) needs are met

● Constant learner who actively seeks and implements feedback

● Entrepreneurial mindset- willingness to be flexible and resourceful


This position requires participation in an overnight camping excursion.


● Salary ranginging from $42,587 to $58,842, based on years of experience and education level

● Room, board, meals, and travel will be provided for overnight excursion

● Health benefits

Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
Social Studies