There are many ways to be a leader, and we at Aurora School believe students should practice them all. Every day we give students the opportunity to work together side-by-side and learn from one another what it means to step up academically and socially. The world needs leaders who are as heart smart as they are head smart, and that’s precisely how Aurora graduates are described when they go on to the schools of their choice.
A leader in progressive education, Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement. Established in 1988, Aurora is an independent K-5 school that combines challenging academics, small multi-age classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children’s social and emotional development. We strive to foster students’ development into self-aware, confident life-long learners and leaders who step up to advocate for themselves and others, throughout school, in our Oakland community and in the world at large. Our talented staff provides a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.
Aurora seeks an experienced and energetic Physical Education Specialist. Candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and have taught children grades K-5. Candidate must have excellent professional relationship skills and be enthusiastic about this role.
The start date for this position is August 23, 2017. We expect the Physical Education Specialist to have strong communication and organizational skills and be open and motivated to working collaboratively with the entire Aurora community. Please submit your cover letter and resume to our HR Coordinator,
Darlene Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017
40 Dulwich Road
Oakland, CA 94618
Aurora School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose of Position: Assumes professional responsibility for teaching physical education to students grades K-5 in a supportive, positive, collaborative and developmentally appropriate environment.
- Head of School
- Assistant Head of School
- Teach physical education to students grades K-5 in a multi-graded environment using curriculum and teaching strategies consistent with Aurora’s mission, core values and curriculum guidelines.
- Develop age and ability appropriate skill instruction in the area of movement concepts and body management.
- Create an understanding of the components of fitness including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.
- Focus on the concepts of teamwork.
- Manage a wide range of abilities and experience.
- Differentiate for individual students based on their unique needs so all students are appropriately engaged.
- Provide physical and emotional learning.
- Provide the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression.
- Character building lessons in self-responsibility, social interaction, and group dynamics.
- Create an environment of respect that encourages students to take risks and strive to reach goals.
- Encourage social interaction and student appreciation of the successes and achievements of others.
- Encourage an appreciation for life long physical fitness and increase self-esteem and joy of being active.
- Collaborate with colleagues
- Initiate and maintain timely communication with all parents when necessary.
- Exhibit professional standards of attendance, punctuality, language, preparedness, and relationship to students, parents, faculty and administration.
- Organize and run end of the year school-wide Field Day.
- Attend school-wide events and staff trainings:
- Back-To-School Night (Fall)
- Information Day (Fall)
- Attend monthly Staff meetings (2 required, 7 others optional)
- Attend scheduled staff in-services days throughout school year
- Arranging a substitute teacher when absent and informing Lead Teacher and Administrative team of absence.
- All other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Assistant Head of School.