High School Social Studies Teacher Job at Rise Richmond, Richmond, VA

  • Rise Richmond
  • Richmond, VA

Job Description


Rise Academy is the East End’s own fully-accredited, private, Christian high school. Rise Academy is part of Rise Richmond, a nonprofit serving students and families in Richmond’s East End. Together with families, neighbors, and community partners, Rise Richmond is creating a world where students have access to excellent, equitable learning opportunities. Through Rise After School, Rise Academy, and Rise Labs, we offer supportive spaces where students can rise to new opportunities, pursue goals that once seemed out of reach, and exceed their expectations.

The High School Social Studies Teacher will provide dynamic classroom leadership and instruction, teach a variety of core high school Social Studies courses and History electives, and maintain a well-managed classroom. This position requires an awareness of the urban student’s context and a resolve to teach in culturally competent ways, and in small classroom settings. Rise Academy is committed to trauma-informed care; we seek instructors who view their students as whole people. Full-time instructors will be asked to teach three sections of a course in their field per semester as well as various assigned duties as needed, with a daily planning period of 80 minutes every school day. The Math Teacher is a professional position that is part of the Rise Academy teaching team, reports to the School Principal, and supervises no staff.

Essential Duties

  • Reports from 8:15 AM—4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Attends Rise Academy Staff Meetings, every other Tuesday from 3:30 PM–4:00 PM
  • Prepares lesson plans that meet or exceed Virginia Standards of Learning in regard to pacing and course content;
  • Creatively engages students through differentiated instruction; 
  • Exhibits a genuinely caring attitude to all students; 
  • Maintains a positive, calm attitude and voice in the classroom;
  • Works cooperatively with colleagues, volunteers, and parents; 
  • Incorporates appropriate instructional technology often;
  • Attends various limited after-school activities such as Orientation, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and special seasonal events;
  • Establishes classroom routines that align with best teaching practices;
  • Follows the Rise Academy Employee Manual and adheres to Rise AcademyT’s mission and values;
  • Abides by and hold students accountable to the Rise Academy Family Handbook;
  • Attends at least one off-site Professional Development session for Math teachers per year


  • Compassionate : caring for and honoring Rise Academy students and families and the East End community
  • Continuous learning : committed to self-improvement and personal growth
  • Creative and curious : developing new ways to accomplish work while seeking to understand the people and context involved
  • Cultural competency : demonstrating strong interpersonal skills when communicating with and about diverse communities while building relationships and connections
  • Intentional and empathetic: honoring confidentiality and operating with a high level of respect and professionalism, acknowledging and addressing the tension between compliance and equity
  • Others-oriented : willing to forgo recognition so others may shine

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or the equivalent and a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Education or a scientific discipline from an accredited college or university;
  • Secondary Education teaching experience OR:
    • enrollment in a state-recognized teacher licensure program;
    • at least one year of programmatic experience with high school students;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and command of the English language
  • An intentional and practiced commitment to serving and engaging the community in the East End
  • Faith in Jesus Christ, affirming the Apostles’ Creed and lived out in a faith community

Preferred Qualifications

  • VA Professional Teachers Licensure with an endorsement in high school science

Position Overview & Compensation

  • Full-time, reports to school from 8:15AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday
  • Exempt from overtime
  • Base salary of $48,727
  • Additional compensation for job-related pay factors (education, license, etc.)
  • Benefits include competitive health insurance plans with dependent care, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, parental leave, mental health benefits, paid holidays and breaks, PTO, and more.
  • Primary work location: 2010 Carlisle Avenue, Richmond VA 23231

Special Conditions

  • VA State Police Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • VA Department of Social Services Child Registry Search (Abuse/Neglect of children)
  • Mandatory training in August
  • Mask-wearing when required
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Seasonal work, Monday to Friday,

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