Building Construction Trades Instructor

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Teachers for the Building Construction Trades Program works in a solution oriented stance to provide secondary students a general understanding of the CTE Building Construction Trades pathway and curriculum (NCCER Core and OSHA 10).  This role in our dynamic educational organization holds an expectation for the teacher to gain an understanding of the philosophy of standards based education, and the D51 Learning Model and its effectiveness in the classroom.  The employee provides a high level of general knowledge regarding the construction industry and its professions and opportunities.  In addition, the teacher will use data to analyze the current status of the construction curriculum and to serve as a catalyst for a benchmark of growth and continuous improvement.  Responsibilities within this area include the planning and delivery of the CTE Building Construction Trades pathway, curricula designing, implementing, and monitoring effectiveness, and ensuring continuous student learning.  Instruction of the Program components requires a collaborative teaching approach and includes a sequential set of courses that provide the following but are not limited to:

• Teaches assigned building construction technology courses.  
• Facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed.  
• Participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner. 
• Assists in the preparation of course proposals, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and   course procedure sheets for building construction technology courses.   
• Implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful building construction technology program; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and course   procedure sheets for assigned courses; integrates knowledge of customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously   improve program quality.  
• Maintains partnerships with local area employers to assist in arranging field experiences for program students; collaborates with college community and area high   schools in support of building construction technology events and competitions; assists in recruiting students and supporters to the program, including participation in job   fairs, recruiting events, and other special events related to the building construction technology program. 
• Assists in the management of the building construction trades program; maintains equipment and supply inventory.   
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Summary:
Operating under the general direction of the building Principal and in conjunction with a co-teachers, this position functions to encourage and guide high school students in the exploration of and more specifically the field of CTE Building Construction Trades pathway working collaboratively to implement the curriculum (NCCER Core and OHSA 10) and programming for Construction trades.  Working to support each student entrusted to his/her care by providing instruction according to their individual educational needs, abilities and achievements.  Teachers help champion the District-wide vision for a commitment to high expectations and for the success of all students by building a culture of life-long learners and reflective practitioners.  In addition, this position is responsible for developing supporting instructional materials and student supports that include collaborating with other district leadership to fulfill the state’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming requirements. The Instructor of CTE Building Construction Trades pathway is responsible for classroom and lab instruction in various building construction courses and assists in constructing degree/certification programs and updating current curriculum. Performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of District 51 for a diverse student population.

Must have or be eligible for Colorado Career & Technical Education Credential in Colorado Department of Education: Career & Technical Education: Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences: Secondary CTE Architecture and Construction in Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences: Teaching Certificate.
• Associate’s degree in applicable industry field and/or education required plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure*
• Strong preference for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and/or any documented teaching experience 
• Minimum of five years’ industry applicable experience required with demonstrated increasing responsibilities
• NCCER Core Instructor’s certification within 12 months of hire.

Working Conditions:
188 days/year

Application Procedure:
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Position is posted to internal transfers for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days or open until filled.  Position is posted to external applicants until filled.

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Mesa County Valley School District 51

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,735 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415