Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate.
Must teach four sections of art plus a 9th grade art-exploration course in the spring semester, coach one season, serve as an advisor, perform weeknight and weekend duties, and lead an annual interim trip.
This position also will require involvement with planning and installing FVS gallery exhibitions as well as organizing and implementing opportunities for students in local and regional competitions, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews.
1) Be supportive of the culture, values and mission of the school
2) Every year articulate department goals
3) Set department agendas and lead meetings
4) Be a role model of attendance, punctuality, respect, organization, good teaching practices
5) Be a champion of excellence in the classroom
6) Support curricular discussion, review, and assessment
7) In collaboration with the director of studies assist with the master school class schedule and student course recommendation and placements
8) Act as intermediary between parents and teachers
9) Publicly and privately represent the school and the department
10) Direct planning and installation of FVS gallery exhibitions
11) Organize and implement opportunities for students in local and regional competitions, exhibitions, and portfolio review.
12) Collaborate with the director of communications in promoting academic achievements and teaching excellence in the department
13) During summer break follow-up with technology, building, and supply requests for the department
14) Supervise, manage, and actively support department members by:
- Encouraging professional development by serving as resource for recommending workshops, conferences, and programs
- Mentoring new department members
- Managing department finances
- Ensuring and supporting best teaching and classroom management practices
- Observing classes and providing feedback
- Reviewing student academic comments
- Defining department scope and sequence
- Leading pedagogical discussions and opportunities of curricular growth
- Assessing technology needs
- Managing the department’s Faculty Assessment, Reflection and Evaluation (FARE) in collaboration with the dean of faculty
- Reviewing classroom visits and student course evaluations
FVS Core Values are open-mindedness, curiosity, courage, self-reliance, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues.