Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school offering an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one-half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Bettendorf, Iowa. Founded in 1884, Rivermont is the only Preschool through 12th Grade college preparatory, day and boarding school in the Quad Cities.
Rivermont Collegiate is searching for a full-time Technology Instructor and IT Support for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates should have successful hands-on and project/problem-based teaching experience in elementary, middle and/or upper school technology classrooms. The instructor filling these roles will be responsible for continuing to develop a program that features curriculum creation, enhancement, and technology integration.Each full-time instructor at Rivermont Collegiate is required to teach, serve as an advisor, and perform regular duty in support of the residential program.
Each faculty member reports to the director of faculty and ultimately the Headmaster. Faculty members work in conjunction with the lead teacher in their discipline for teaching related matters, to the dean of students for disciplinary issues, and to the director of residential life for residential responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work in close collaboration with colleagues to co-plan, co-teach and develop a K-12 program, and supervise the work of students in stand-alone classes.
Serve as advisor for a class of students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
Have a strong vision for progressive approaches to technology education.
Ability to troubleshoot minor network, operating system, and device issues.
Use strong skills in oral and written communication to frame and present the complex world of technology education to a variety of audiences.
Willingness to research and evaluate new hardware and software needs to enhance the technology curriculum while staying on trend.
Represent the school at various regional, state, and national associations relative to the role as a faculty member.
Residential life duty approximately one weekend bi-monthly.
Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES OF RIVERMONT COLLEGIATE FACULTY & STAFF
Contributes to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
Follows community policies and procedures and models positive behavior.
Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
Understands boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students.
Promote the development of intellect, character, and creativity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules and policies.
Manages time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments; organizational skills are highly valued.
Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
Complete academic reports, advisor letters, and other forms of communication in a timely, professional manner.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.?
Pursues opportunities for professional growth.
Attend school functions as well as special events.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The optimal candidate will have a strong technology background with experience in teaching elementary, middle and/or upper school students makerspace and technology. A Master’s Degree is preferred; broad experience with a variety of software platforms and PC/Mac systems is needed. Partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at Rivermont Collegiate. Knowledge to support, troubleshoot, and maintain network and computers systems is required.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS
A current driver’s license will be required. A criminal multi-state background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.
Faculty members must be:
Able to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators.
Knowledgeable practitioners of the academic discipline.
Technologically literate and able to guide and direct students’ use of technology.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
About Rivermont Collegiate
Rivermont Collegiate, located in Bettendorf, IA, is a private, nonsectarian, independent college prep school for students in preschool through 12th grade. Rivermont offers a challenging academic experience in a family-like environment where students develop intellect, character, and creativity. Rivermont strives to prepare students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively. Rivermont students receive focused attention and are encouraged to customize their education with unique programs and experiences. 100% of Rivermont graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities.