Summary: The Computer Science / Technology Teacher is responsible for carrying out the mission of VMS through curriculum development, classroom teaching, grading and assessment, differentiation, classroom management, outdoor education, character development and building rapport with students in and out of the classroom. Our teachers support the mission and philosophy of the school. They value the community and culture of Vail Mountain School and strive to make our school a better place. The hallmark of our faculty is their participation in the school outside of their classroom. They attend sporting events, volunteer for activities and are active in the community. Our teachers understand that knowing their students is a prerequisite to becoming a great teacher. They have a deep knowledge of their subject area, and display dedication, passion, and the capacity to help all students succeed. They are committed to pursuing professional development and are life-long learners.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach Middle and Upper School computer science curriculum, develop lesson plans and map curriculum within his/her department
Collaborate with the Technology Integration Specialist on curriculum and the evolving Computer Science scope & sequence
Responsible for implementing the school’s strategic technology plan in cooperation with the other members of the Technology Department
Collaborate with faculty members in other disciplines to integrate technology throughout the VMS curriculum
Work with the Technology Department and Business Office to manage the computer science budget
Identify trends in software, hardware, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other areas
Participate fully in the life of the school shall include but not be limited to: curriculum planning, classroom teaching (included relevant and differentiated instruction) and preparing fair and reasonable assessments, evaluating in a timely manner and providing feedback to students and families
Home Base and House responsibilities (if assigned)
Provide general supervision of students
Communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents and colleagues
Attend related meetings which may occur outside of the school day
Assist with afternoon and evening programs as requested
Participate in Board related events, as requested
Participate in orientation, field trips, hut trips and Ski Fridays
Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time
Computer Skills – Maintains current training in all relevant computer programming and STEM areas
Confidentiality – Maintains confidential information
Customer Service – Responds for service and provides assistance in a timely manner
Design – Generates creative solutions; demonstrates attention to detail
Ethics – Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
Initiative – Asks for and offers help when needed
Innovation – Develops innovative approaches and ideas
Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
Oral Communication – Excellent verbal communication skills; responds well to questions
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions
Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions
Teamwork - Ability to work independently and in teams
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively
Education & Experience:
Degree from four-year college or university required; masters degree preferred
At least 3 years of experience in an educational setting working with students and teachers
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk for extended times; stand; walk, use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work schedule requires Employee to be at the school 5 days per week for the time necessary to accomplish responsibilities assigned and for the duration of any VMS meeting(s). Typical hours are 7:45 am to 4:00 pm.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Erika Puglia, HR Manager, at email@example.com.
About Vail Mountain School
Vail Mountain School mission: Develop Character, Seek Knowledge, Build Community.