JROTC Instructor

Posted 4 months ago
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Position Title:         JROTC Army Instructor
Location:                    Robichaud High School
Reports To:               Building Principal
Salary:                         Per MIP
Westwood Community School District is a public school district that serves K-12 students. The mission is to maximize the potential of each student, creating the urgency to reach proficiency and assuring that students are given the greatest opportunity to learn and perform at high levels through premium-quality teaching and leadership as well as an effective, supportive learning environment. 
Primary Responsibilities
The Army JROTC Instructor is responsible for implementing the overall JROTC unit program according to national and state standards. S/he works with other assigned instructors in promoting cadet intellectual, social, patriotic, character education, and physical growth. The teacher is also responsible for implementing the military service's national education curriculum and program requirements to include the preparation, planning, coordination, and supervision of all co-curricular service learning, special activities or events.
The candidate will also serve as a Learning Coach to a designated home group of students through regular Coaching for Learning and data led conversations (1 to 1 and group). Act as an advocate for these students during the planning of teaching and learning and providing guidance, support, and encouragement to ensure their success and achievement.
Senior Army Instructor (SAI) and Army Instructor (AI) Functions and Responsibilities
The SAI is the department chairperson and chief instructor of the JROTC unit. The SAI will be responsible (e.g., maintaining good relations with school authorities). Warrant Officers and non-commissioned officers may also serve as SAIs if he/she possesses a four-year degree (the degree requirement may not be waived).
The SAI, in coordination with the senior school official, will establish standard operating procedures relating to the administration, control, and training of JROTC Cadets. These procedures will cover the appointment, promotion, and demotion of Cadet Officers and noncommissioned officers. The SOP must be approved by the senior school official. The SAI will:
(1) Manage and conduct the JROTC unit according to school rules, regulations, and policies.
(2) The SAI will advise school authorities on policy and regulation changes within CCR 145-2.
(3) Maintain good relations with school authorities, faculty, and the student body.
(4) Conduct a public affairs effort in the local area middle and elementary schools, among school and community officials, civic groups, parent-teacher groups and other individuals or groups, designed to further the understanding of JROTC, the school and the Army.
(5) Enroll students in JROTC and support school officials while executing the curriculum and the integrated extra-curricular activities.
(6) Prepare weekly training schedules.
(7) Maintain contact with parents of all Cadets experiencing academic or behavioral problems.
(8) Ensure JROTC unit areas are neat and orderly; current chain of command photos, Cadet creed, core abilities and mission statement are present; and all sensitive items are secured.
(9) Ensure instructors share teaching responsibilities. No instructor is exempt from teaching a fair-share of the LET POI. Instructors should teach by expertise and preference in subject areas, rather than strictly by LET levels. All instructors (SAI/AIs) are responsible for teaching the JROTC curriculum.
(10)  Maintain a current copy of DA Form 3126 and/or DA Form 3126-1, a completed service-learning checklist/rubric, a current copy of a bond/insurance certificate, and required JUMS reports.
(11)  Maintain accountability of all equipment, IAW AR 710-2, including items requiring formal accountability (i.e., air rifles), informal accountability (i.e., clothing) and durable items costing $5,000 or less (i.e., automation, computers, audiovisual), but still requiring property accountability. Failure to properly account for government property could result in pecuniary liability or adverse action. If negligence is probable, the instructor must initiate a DD Form 200, Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss (FLIPL). Refer to AR 735-5 for instructions.
a.    At a military institute (MI), the SAI will establish the rules and orders relating to JROTC instruction and training in coordination with the senior school official. The authority for direction, coordination and control of the school's Corps of Cadets may be vested in the Commandant of Cadets, as designated by the head of the school. Instructors will not be required to perform additional duties beyond those required by the JROTC curriculum. Additionally, SAI/AIs will not be required to perform duties as the Commandant of Cadets or tactical officer, who are responsible to the head of the school for the health, welfare, morale and discipline of members of the Corps. The organization of the school's Corps of Cadets and its administration and control are joint responsibilities of the SAI, tactical officer, and commandant, each having a special interest in those areas. The SAI and commandant will jointly draft the orders relating to the administration and control of the Corps, including appointment, promotion, and demotion of Cadet Officers and noncommissioned officers. The head of the school must approve these orders in accordance with this regulation.
b.    JROTC instructors may not be required to serve as the JROTC academy director/coordinator or any other title requiring them to be administratively in charge of a ? school within a school.
c.    Warrant Officers may also serve as AIs in programs that are chaired by Commissioned Officers. However, they are prohibited as AIs in programs that are chaired by NCOs serving as SAIs.
d.    In no instance will an AI be higher in rank than the SAI for that JROTC unit nor will two instructors of the same rank/grade be permitted to run a JROTC program.
e.    In independent JROTC programs (without a DAI or School District MPS coverage), the SAI will serve as the Government Purchase Card Holder or Approving Official to properly execute the JROTC program's MPA and OMA budgets.
Required Qualifications
  • Eligible to obtain Federal JROTC instructor certification. 
  • Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred. 
  • Military Education Level (MEL-4) (Command and General Staff College) desired; or CSM Academy. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and automation technology skills.
  • Willing to wear the appropriate Service uniform and meet personal grooming standards as outlined in Service Regulations. 
  • Demonstrated troop level experience and executive staff experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using pertinent software applications.
  • Required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent’s, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems.
  • Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; age appropriate activities; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; keyboarding; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; office methods and procedures
  • Required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.
  • Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.
  • Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment.
  • Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.
  • Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited.
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; establishing effective relationships; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; and working with frequent interruptions.
Terms of Employment:
Ten-month school year
How to Apply:
Apply online at:  https://www.westwoodschools.net/apps/pages/  and click the “Job Opportunities” tab.
Closing Date: 
Open Until Filled
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee for this position is regularly required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work out of other people.Specific vision abilities required by this mob include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to focus.The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.
Non-Discrimination Statement:
The Westwood Community School District is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the Westwood Community School District Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry, age, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, marital or family status, military status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including educational opportunities.

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