JobID 1046 : Teacher of Health, PE & Strength & Conditioning (Anticipated Opening) (#2085368)
Livingston Public Schools has an anticipated opening for a Teacher of Physical Education, Health & Strength & Conditioning. This is a full-time, tenure track, benefit eligible position. Please note that the hours of this position will differ from a regular teaching position as the strength & training room is open after school hours.
We are seeking teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice. If you are a teacher-leader who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
The successful candidate will develop and manage strength and conditioning programs for the High School Physical Education Department and Athletic Teams. We have state-of-the-art athletic facilities. Working with the Director of Athletics, Supervisor of Health & PE, and the Athletic Trainers, this individual will design new structures and curricula for multiple facets of health and wellness, all fully aligned with our forward-focused mission.
Design and teach both individualized programs and classes in Physical Education
Provide students with a foundation in Health and Wellness through both experiential learning and innovative lesson-plans
Embrace a collaborative department culture to support new curricular initiatives in both Physical Education and Health and Wellness
Design, implement, and supervise Strength and Conditioning Programs
Enthusiastically partner with varsity and sub-varsity coaches to improve strength and conditioning of athletes in and outside of the fitness room.
Collaborate with our Athletic Director and head coaches to assess needs and plan strength and conditioning programs
Provide valuable leadership as LPS seeks to broaden opportunities for community engagement through health and wellness initiatives aimed at both students and adults
Ensure student access to safe, productive, and high functioning training opportunities
Partnership with the Athletic Trainers and injured students in design and oversight of rehabilitation programs
Manage and supervise day-to-day operations of our fitness facilities
Oversee community health and wellness initiatives and programs
Actively engage in school life and other duties as assigned
Because LPS believes in supporting teachers’ passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
Valid NJDOE Certification in Health & Physical Education required. National Strength and Conditioning Association certification required.
The successful candidate must be a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) or have certification from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). Three to five years of experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to successfully implement a strength and conditioning program for both girls and boys in a high school setting
Strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of lifting
Experience working in the classroom and/or group fitness class instruction
Desire and willingness to try new approaches, embracing a growth mindset for yourself and for students
Deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teens as they face the complex issues of today’s world
Flexibility, energy, and a commitment to working actively with students both individually and in groups
No phone calls please.