JobID 4723 : 2020/21 Choir Director, High School (#1995308)

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Description

The State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To maintain, organize and administer the overall campus choir program in a way that will encourage each participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and teamwork, and an increased level of self-esteem.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Direct high school vocal performers, including concert choirs, soloists, and ensembles.
  • Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in choir.
  • Provide for choir participation at extracurricular events, including concerts and UIL activities.
  • Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.
  • Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education (SBEC) rule, UIL rules, and board policy pertaining to choir.
  • Support choir booster club activities.
  • Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.
  • Design and implement plans for recruitment and retention of students.
  • Recommend policies to improve program.
  • Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
  • Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds.
  • Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department.
  • Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all choir equipment.
  • Develop and implement plans for vocal music program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Accompany and supervise students on out-of-town trips.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  • Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assistant choir director.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • May provide support to Principal on staffing and evaluation of assistant choir director(s).
 
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate.
  • Experience teaching and directing choir.  Experience as a Head Choir Director at a 4A or 5A high school preferred.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of overall operation of vocal music program; and state and UIL and TEA rules pertaining to choir and proven success as a middle school or high school choir director.
  • Skill in communication, public relations and organization.
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel; implement policy, procedures, and data; and willingness to advance knowledge by attending workshops, conventions, and staff development sessions.
 
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during portions of work day.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
  • Occasional requires lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis.
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted By

Leander Independent School District

204 W S ST, LEANDER, TX 78641-1806
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,650 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.20

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 9%

FTE

4,510

State Average: 558