MVCDS Job Postings

UPPER SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER

Position opening: Upper School Biology Teacher
Type: Full-time faculty (185 days paid over 12 months)
Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Aug. 10, 2023 for orientation/opening week
Maumee Valley Country Day School is seeking a resourceful and innovative biology teacher who uses a range of pedagogical techniques, including the modeling approach, to reach all learners. An ideal candidate has experience teaching innovative science courses with real-world applications to a wide range of diverse learners.
This position reports to the Head of the Upper School and collaborates closely with all upper school faculty, as well as the cross-divisional Science Department.

As a full-time faculty member, the position offers all benefits afforded to full-time employees, including but not limited to, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, paid life insurance, tuition remission, and professional development.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Teach a full load of high school-level courses in the science department, including Biology, AP Biology, and electives
  • Manage a student load of between 60 and 80 students
  • Nurture and support an advisee group of between 8 and 12 students
  • Participate in the life of the school by attending athletic, arts, fundraising, and other school events
  • Attend faculty and department meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Chaperone school functions, such as dances and school trips, as needed
  • Participate on committees and task forces as needed
  • Mentor student clubs and activities as needed
  • Maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Meet performance goals established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning
  • Actively engage in personal and professional work in support of the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor 
Skills and Competencies:
  • Experience and training in modeling instruction in biology
  • Sense of humor and demonstrated success working with teenagers
  • Knowledge and experience teaching a range of high school science classes from 9th grade to Advanced Placement
  • Flexible and adaptable; open to teaching different science courses as needed
  • Familiarity with experiential and inquiry-based learning practices
  • Ability to differentiate instruction
  • Experience developing innovative curricula with a backward design framework, such as Understanding by Design
  • Ability to collaborate within and between departments to foster interdisciplinary learning
  • Able to maximize the advantages of a technology-rich learning environment
Credentials:
  • Experience teaching high school science classes
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; master’s degree, relevant coursework, or relevant professional experience preferred
Faculty: Must be willing and able to secure an Ohio Permanent Non-Tax certificate or a professional teaching license. The school will support you in obtaining this once hired. However, it must be secured within the first six months of employment for compliance purposes.

Background check: All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check and confidentiality agreement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, ancestry, or citizenship, in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. We value a diverse workforce. Any employee who believes they have been discriminated against may discuss this with their supervisor or the Head of School.

How to Apply:
Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

About MVCDS
At Maumee Valley Country Day School, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same. We are more than a school and more than a group of people. We are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. Founded in 1884 and the only PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.

A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global. It is a journey of discovery and action that defines each child’s learning experience. Through an intentionally crafted curriculum, including active lessons as well as serendipitous explorations, a Maumee Valley education launches children toward the investigation of the world and helps them find their place in it. With our students at the center of our decision-making, we aspire to seek understanding, grow in our compassion and empathy, and adapt to the ever-changing world our students will one day lead. Maumee Valley is grounded in our Mission, Vision, Portrait of an MV Educator, Portrait of an MV Graduate, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We believe in collaboration, innovation, and the power of community.
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.