Teacher

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MEC Sunday School is seeking well-organized, motivated teaching candidates who not only love children but thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment. If you’re reliable and committed to giving back to the community, we are interested in you. While this is a volunteer position, financial compensation will be considered for individuals with the right teaching degrees and/or certification. Teaching needs vary from all-day classes to specific periods. The school is structured according to the following four primary areas of Islamic Studies: Nazirah/Tajweed, Quran & Arabic Language, Seerah/History, & Theology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to teaching classes every Sunday through a 40-weeks calendar (early September to late May)
  • Be available and responsive beyond Sunday School hours – this role requires a commitment to prepare before class and follow-through after class time
  • Participate and help lead various Sunday School events, including special programs aligned with the subject matter (i.e, Seerah) and field trips
  • Attend staff and professional development meetings with all teachers and administrative staff
  • Create/update lesson plans aligned to the curriculum
  • Help maintain a clean, organized classroom/school and teach students to value the same
  • Ensure students understand and adhere to class policies and procedures
  • Assign, explain, and grade the assignments and exams
  • Assist students and help identify gaps and special needs as they arise
  • Manage communications with parents/caretakers
  • Respond to all Sunday-school related communications
  • Manage and oversee (with Teaching Assistants) all support activities including attendance management, supply management, worksheet creation and printing, and logging classwork/homework via dedicated tablet apps

Requirements: 

  • Fluent in spoken and written English language
  • High school diploma (higher education in the field of education is preferred)
  • Basic understanding of the subject matter within the class (Nazirah/Tajweed, Quran & Arabic Language, Seerah/History, and Theology)
  • Experience in a similar role (working in group settings/organizations, education institutions, or as an educator) is strongly preferred
  • Outstanding ability to teach, be patient and communicate effectively with students
  • Good understanding of planning and developing lesson plans
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Responsiveness in dealing with issues, addressing students’ needs in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Be kind and considerate