Job Description Template: Teacher

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Teacher position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Teacher Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$45,000–$80,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Our teachers are responsible for delivering individualized, age-appropriate, and standards-based content to our learners in a way they can understand, digest, and retain. To do this successfully, teachers must prepare lessons and instructional materials, manage student behavior and discipline, encourage and monitor student progress, and work with coaches, evaluators, and other teachers to improve instruction.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Plan and deliver engaging, age-appropriate lessons
  • Use proven, science-backed teaching methods that facilitate student learning
  • Establish and communicate clear learning objectives for all classroom activities
  • Manage student behavior by establishing and enforcing individual classroom, school-based, and district-wide policies and procedures
  • Observe, evaluate, and track student progress
  • Provide updates and feedback to students, parents, curriculum coaches, and other school personnel as needed
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records (including grades, behavioral incidents, and attendance) as required by district policy and state law
  • Collaborate with other teachers, academic coaches, and school administrators to improve instruction
  • Participate in regular professional development to enhance instructional delivery methods and student learning


What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in teaching, education, or a related field
  • Secondary teachers may have a degree in their chosen subject area
  • State teaching certification (preferred)
  • Passing scores on all required certification and ethics exams (required)
  • 2+ years of experience working with students in a school setting
  • Deep knowledge of student learning philosophies, teaching best practices, and educational technologies
  • Understanding of national and state learning standards

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Extraordinary oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for working with the age group you would like to teach
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong moral values and mission-driven work ethic
  • Outgoing, creative, and enthusiastic personality

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our district motto is “We put students first.” Our natural inclination is to provide as much support as possible to the employees who make it possible to pursue this mission with fidelity. To do that, we have assembled the following benefits package:

  • Retirement: Teachers Retirement System pension and savings plan
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, and vision coverage on State Health Benefit Plan
  • Time off: All federal holidays off and 10 days of sick time with more accrued
  • Life insurance: Free basic life insurance policy
  • Remote days: All teacher workdays are facilitated remotely
  • Career development: Regular training and development, advanced certification reimbursement

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

[Company] is an equal opportunity employer. All staff members are required to complete a background check and drug screen prior to their hire date.

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