JobID 366 : High School Math Teacher (#1969263)
Position Title: High School Mathematics Teacher - 2020/2021 School Year
REPORTS TO: High School Principal and Assistant Principal
Under the general supervision of the High School Principal and Assistant Principal, the Teacher’s objective is to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing University Schools approved curriculum; document teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; address specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and to provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and administers high school curriculum consistent with University Schools goals and objectives.
- Promote a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Teach all required subject matters as assigned to the grade level, which may including reading, language arts, world language, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, CTE and music to pupils in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Governors, and other appropriate learning activities.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
- Instruct students in the principles of responsible citizenship.
- Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by University Schools procedures and applicable state laws.
- Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensure that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and University Schools policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Serve as an advisor for high school students in accordance with University High School programs and expectations with the primary responsibility to guide their advisee’s personal and academic achievement as well as direct the student-led parent conferences.
- Coordinate with other high school professional staff members, especially within departments, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
- Select and requisition appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Supervise students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
- Administer standardized tests in accordance with District/State/University Schools testing programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of high school curriculum and concepts.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Education and Related Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master's degree in Math PREFERRED
- Hold or be eligible for a Colorado teaching license.
- Prefer teacher to demonstrate the following experience:
- Successful secondary school teaching experience
- interest and skill in the development of innovative approaches to teaching and interdisciplinary education
Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
- Colorado State Certification as a Teacher
- Colorado State Certification Endorsement in the appropriate grade level subject preferred
- Background check required for hire
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
The physical demands & working conditions 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.
- Ability to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone.
- Regularly required to walk; stand; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
- Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods.
- Occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch.
- Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision.
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
- May be exposed to poor weather conditions including heat, cold, wet and snow and other outdoor weather conditions.
- The work environment combines standard office setting including some standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.)
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon student population and activities.
Salary and Benefits: Minimum salary $37,005; salary based on experience/qualifications. Benefits include health, life, and dental and vision insurance options as well as retirement in the Public Employees Retirement Association. FTE: 1.0
Contact and Application Deadline: In order to be considered, apply online at www.universityschools.com and upload the following items:
a. letter of interest
c. two letters of reference
d. copy of current teaching license or evidence of ability to obtain
e. academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial screening only)
This position is open until filled.