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Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake City, Utah (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3955471
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

At Salt Lake City School District educating children is our primary business.  Salt Lake City School District proudly employs four of the past seven Utah Teachers of the Year and the 2021 Utah School Nurse of the Year, and many of our schools have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. At Salt Lake City School District, our strength is in our diversity.  Our 20,000 students include students from across the globe who speak over 80 different languages. Most of our students come to our District from historically underserved populations.  We invite you to join our world-class learning organization as we prepare our students for life, learning and citizenship.


As a certified teacher, you will work with students in the Salt Lake City School District to personalize learning, strengthen critical thinking, and foster creativity. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to ensure every student receives the necessary skills to prepare for life, learning, and citizenship beyond high school. Teachers generally work standard work hours that coincide with the school calendar, including breaks during holidays, school recesses, and weekends. 


Social Studies Composite Teacher



Contract Days185 Days

Anticipated Start Date: August 23, 2022

FLSA Status:  Exempt

This position is benefits eligible

Starting Salary:  Certified Schedule #19

Priority Screen Date:  Close of business on July 10, 2022


SUMMARY:  This position plans and provides instruction to students based on state, District, and school curricula and requirements, and based on the students’ social and other formative needs.

  1. Plan and Prepare Instruction
    1. Creates developmentally and linguistically appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
    2. Develops lessons that are accessible and culturally relevant based on individual students’ strengths, interest and needs.
    3. Demonstrates knowledge of the Utah Core Standards and references them in short- and long-term planning.
    4. Incorporates disciplinary-specific literacy skills into instruction to purposefully engage learners in interacting with content knowledge.
  2. Establishes a Classroom Climate Conducive to Learning
    1. Develops learning experiences that engage and support students as self-directed learners who internalize classroom routines, expectations and procedures.
    2. Collaborates with students to establish a positive learning climate of openness, respectful interactions, support and inquiry.
    3. Utilizes positive classroom management strategies, including the resources of time, space and attention effectively. 
  3. Provides Effective Instruction
    1. Bases instruction on accurate content knowledge using multiple representations of concepts and appropriate academic language.
    2. Practices a range of developmentally and culturally appropriate instructional strategies that engage and meet the needs of individuals and groups of learners.
    3. Provides multiple opportunities for students to develop higher-order and meta-cognitive skills.
    4. Supports and expands English language development and communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    5. Uses a variety of available and appropriate technology and resources to support learning.
  4. Monitors Student Learning
    1. Allows students different ways to demonstrate learning sensitive to multiple experiences and diversity, while holding high expectations.
    2. Uses both formative and summative data sources to assess the effectiveness of instruction and to make adjustments in planning and instruction.
    3. Documents student progress and provides descriptive feedback to students, parent and other stakeholders in a variety of ways.
  1. Invest in Teaching Profession
    1. Collaborates with families, colleagues and other professional to promote student growth and development.
    2. Adapts and improves practice based on reflection and new learning.
    3. Engages in learning experiences to enhance self and support others.
    4. Participates actively in decision-making processes while building a shared culture that affects the school and larger educational community.
    5. Advocates for the learner, the school, the community and the profession.
    6. Is responsible for compliance with federal and state laws, State Board of Education administrative rules, state assessment polices, Salt Lake City School District board policies and supervisory directives.
    7. Is responsible for compliance with all requirements of State Board of Education Rule R277-530 Utah Effective Educator Standards at all levels to teacher development.
  2. Is responsible for compliance with all requirements of State Board of Education Rule R277-515 Utah Educator Professional Standards.
  3. Maintain regular and predictable attendance to fulfill job requirements in an efficient and effective manner; required to attend activities, events and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis.
  4. Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represents the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees.
  5. Demonstrates adaptability and understanding of cultural differences in working in a diverse environment while coping with stressful situations related to students and maintaining confidentiality.
  6. Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the school


Work Environment Requirements:

  1. Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
  2. Driving to work locations
  3. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc…


  1. Valid State of Utah Secondary Teacher License and a Social Studies Composite/History endorsement for subject(s) taught, an Associated Educator license or a license from another state that is transferrable to Utah.
  2. Professional communication skills including, but not limited to:  excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.


  1. Financial Literacy endorsement
  2. Psychology endorsement
  3. Spanish Speaker:  speaks, reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish
  4. Have an ESL endorsement or will obtain one within 4 years of hire
  5. Previous teaching experience
  6. Experience with grade level/content PLC’s/data meetings for analysis of student data to inform instructional practices for highest student achievement
  7. Knowledge of effective English Language Learners teaching practices; student social-emotional learning, accelerated/extended learning programs and special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: Current Issues
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: Geography
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: Government
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: Military
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 440 E 100 S
    • Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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