NEW FACULTY POSTING: Middle/Upper School Fitness and Wellness Educator

Type: Full-time faculty
Application Deadline: Until filled
Start Date: August 10, 2020 (first day with students August 20, 2020)
A Maumee Valley employee is a guide who orchestrates learning for students in ways that are engaging, challenging and relevant. The successful candidate is a resourceful and innovative teacher who utilizes a range of pedagogical techniques in order to reach all learners. The community will feel safe, respected, and confident in the environment created by this candidate. We ask all of our employees to do the following:
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Create and teach fitness and wellness classes at the Middle and Upper School level, including online and alternative learning options
  • Nurture and support an advisee group of between 8 and 12 Upper School students
  • Support our athletic program by providing strength and conditioning workouts, information about proper nutrition, and overall opportunities to grow our student-athletes
  • Assist the Director of Athletics with scheduling of events, transportation, communication, and other similar duties as requested by the Director of Athletics
  • Serve as lead coach for at least one athletic season
  • Participate in the life of the school by attending athletic, arts, fundraising, and other school events
  • Chaperone school functions, such as dances and school trips as needed
  • Participate on committees and task forces as needed
  • Sponsor student clubs and activities as needed
  • Maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues
Skills and Competencies:
  • Passion for and knowledge in current best practice in K-12 physical education, physical fitness, and overall wellness
  • Sense of humor and demonstrated success working with adolescents
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Facility with experiential education
  • Ability to differentiate instruction
  • Ability to design units and lessons with a backward design framework, such as Understanding by Design
  • Ability to collaborate within and between departments to both advance the departments’ goals and to build interdisciplinary learning opportunities
  • Proficient in technology, including Arbiter Scheduling Systems, or ability to learn
Credentials:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required; Master’s Degree, relevant coursework, or relevant professional experience preferred
  • Experience in teaching Physical Education and Health or equivalent experiences working with students ages 13 - 18, preferred
  • Coaching experience, preferred
  • Ability to obtain a Pupil Activity Permit through the Ohio Department of Education
Background check:
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.

How to apply:
  • Please email your documents in PDF format to hr@mvcds.org.
  • Documents needed: MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, and three written professional letters of reference, and a copy of college transcripts.
  • Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
 
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