Position Begins: August 2019 Status: Part-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle and Upper School (grades 5 -12)
Mounds Park Academy seeks a part-time Middle and Upper School Physical Education teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. The ideal candidate should exhibit a wide range of teaching skills, have significant Physical Education and Health content knowledge and have the ability to engage motivated students to learn.
In addition to the Physical Education teaching position, MPA currently has the following coaching opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year:
Boy's Varsity Soccer Coach (fall)
Boys’ Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach (fall)
Upper School Girls Basketball Coach (winter)
Middle school boy’s soccer (fall) and basketball coach (winter)
Qualified candidates may be considered for open coaching opportunities.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Teach multiple sections of Middle and Upper School Physical Education classes through the use of age appropriate lessons.
Motivate students of varying ability
Differentiate instruction for skill development and fitness
Inspire an enjoyment for lifetime physical fitness
Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
Foster and sustain an effective learning and fitness environment
Utilize and incorporate available resources and activities for instruction
Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
Participate in Physical Education Department and staff development activities
Collaborate as a member of a team
Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom
Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, etc.)
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
Admirable leadership skills
Strong collaboration skills
Substantial organization skills
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.
Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 15, 2019.
Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.