Location: Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Experience and degree
Comprehensive Benefits Package
4 Year Degree
As an automotive technology instructor, you will demonstrate - through hands-on training and classroom instruction - proper technique, including EV technology, and safety procedures which are essential skills of professional automotive technicians. The Automotive Tech Instructor will teach and instruct high school students through class demonstrations, lecture, audio visual aids and hands-on training. The automotive technology instructor will provide instruction in the basic techniques of the automotive industry; including current EV technology; prepare students for immediate entry into the automotive industry or to continue studies at post-secondary institutions; plan, develop, organize and conduct a comprehensive automotive program for secondary students.
Major Responsibilities and Activities:
- Teach concepts and skills in the automotive industry such as, but not limited to: engine rebuilding, current EV Technology, tune up, lubrication, ignition, wheel/tire balancing, alignment, fuel systems, transmission/transaxles, chassis and body, electrical systems, brakes, suspension and steering, axles/drive axles/differentials, engine performance and emissions, air conditioning and heating, and other related automotive applications to secondary students utilizing a course of study adopted by St. Johnsbury Academy
- Coordinate and supervise work-based learning projects within the Academy campus or community-based projects.
- Develop, plan, organize and maintain effective classroom management strategies in alignment with the school’s policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Develop, implement and monitor safety policies and procedures for all automotive related activities, equipment and tools used in automotive repair trades; align safety policies and procedures with SJA policies and procedures.
- Develop effective lesson plans that follow state approved Career Technical Education (CTE) standards and develop and demonstrate industry skills and concepts using frequent hands-on activities, models, teacherprepared instructional aids, supplies, technology, and lab experiences on and off campus.
- Utilize a variety of instructional approaches, visual aids and models to demonstrate and teach automotive industry concepts.
- Adapt the curriculum, materials and methods to develop sequential assignments that guide, challenge and meet the differentiated needs of the students.
- Guide students in making career-related decisions and provide students with instruction on general employment skills including (but not limited to) communication skills, job retention skills and resume writing.
- Develop industry partnerships and collaborate with partners regarding program initiatives and training methodologies.
- Monitor, grade, and evaluate students’ progress.
- Maintain appropriate student assessments and records and submit timely progress reports and grades.
- Assist in program recruitment and development.
- Maintain current professional competence of automotive industry practices and training methods through participation in professional development activities as assigned or approved by CTE Director.
- Demonstrate SJA’s core values of excellence, safety, integrity, and service to empower and prepare students to enter technical career fields as applicable.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Serve as an advisor to a group of 8 -12 students during their four-year tenure at the Academy, including morning attendance and weekly advisory periods.
- Participate in the resident life program as assigned. Specific assignments consider faculty interest and lifestyle constraints as well as current school needs, and may include a position on regular dorm staff, after-school supervision of academic, athletic, or recreational activities, and serving as a chaperone for student trips or events approximately three times per semester.
- Attend assigned monthly meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Principles, theories, practices, methods and techniques used in curriculum development, lesson planning and classroom automotive instruction.
- Current automotive industry practices and trends related to engine rebuilding, tune up, lubrication, ignition, wheel/tire balancing, alignment, fuel systems, transmission/transaxles, chassis and body, electrical systems, brakes, suspension and steering, axles/drive axles/differentials, engine performance and emissions, air conditioning and heating, and other related automotive applications.
- Must possess the organizational and communication skills necessary to be an effective teacher
- Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office applications, email, etc.).
- Indication of willingness to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community business/industry partners.
- Strong coaching skills and the determination to teach, inspire and lead future trades professionals are essential.
- Excellent human relations skills, and ability to serve as a mentor and role model for students.
- Vermont Teaching License preferred, or willingness to pursue and obtain licensure.
- Bachelor’s’ Degree preferred, or 6 plus years of equivalent automotive trades experience.
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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use shop and carpentry tools, telephone, computer, tablet or other learning device; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom or office levels, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are normally performed in a school CTE shop or classroom. The CTE instructor may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, temperature fluctuations, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals commonly used in instruction and /or cleaning. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their duties. The teacher may be exposed to infectious disease as carried by students.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud on occasion.
BACKGROUND CHECK AND FINGERPRINTING
The Academy conducts criminal record checks on all candidates. We reserve the right to investigate fully any criminal or motor vehicle offense prior to consideration for employment. Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory maintenance or completion of our background and Child Abuse Registry reporting, and acceptance of our Sexual Harassment Policy.
St. Johnsbury Academy is an equal opportunity employer. SJA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. SJA is committed to providing a diverse environment, we encourage and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
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About St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury Academy is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and postgraduate year, located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
St. Johnsbury Academy combines the opportunities and resources of a large independent school with the personal attention and support of a small boarding school. The beautiful and safe village campus provides exceptional facilities. Students from 50 Vermont and New Hampshire communities, 25 countries, and as many U.S. states form a diverse and supportive community. Over 220 courses are taught at four levels. Highlights include an extensive Advanced Placement program, diverse fine and performing arts courses, four foreign languages and ESL, and many technology, engineering, and computer science courses. Extracurricular opportunities abound with approximately 40 teams and 50 organized activities.
St. Johnsbury Academy is a diverse, comprehensive, and independent educational community grounded by our traditions, our deep optimism regarding young people, and our commitment to academic excellence. Our aim is to teach good character by modeling and fostering compassion, respect, responsibility, and integrity; t...o foster a love for learning by challenging individuals to pursue knowledge, creativity, and intellectual self-reliance; and to encourage each individual to understand his or her relationships, rights, and responsibilities within a community that is itself part of the larger world.
St. Johnsbury Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. SJA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. SJA is committed to providing a diverse environment, we encourage and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.