Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is currently in search of a well-qualified Computer Studies Instructor for fifth through eighth grade. The right candidate for this position will instill and grow an intellectual curiosity and respect for technology in Middle School girls, as they explore computer applications to more advanced concepts of logic, design thinking, and computer science.
As a leader in the STEAM field at Duchesne, this Middle School Computer Studies Instructor must be a team player and possess the energy and enthusiasm for supporting current and future initiatives including 3D design, microcontroller programming, the appreciation of game development and integration of gaming into the curriculum and Making as a learning process.
Desirable qualifications for this position include experience with the following:
Microsoft OneDrive and Apps such as the Office Suite, OneNote, Stream, and Sway
Adobe products including Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign
Digital electronics platforms and microcontrollers such as Arduino, Hyperduino, Raspberry Pi
Programming languages Scratch, Python and Java
3D printers and laser cutters
This position currently teaches Computer Studies Courses in the Middle School which include:
5th Grade Technology Applications
6th Grade Digital Media
7th Grade Robotics and 3D Design
8th Grade Fundamentals of Computer Science
The Computer Science teacher is responsible for coaching the Middle School FLL (First Lego League) robotics team.
Duchesne Academy is a 1:1 school and this position requires energy, commitment and strong people skills.
Plan, organize, and lead activities designed to promote academic, social, and emotional development in a supportive and engaging learning environment
Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child and family
Supervise children and ensure a safe and loving environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas, and other areas of the campus.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests
Attend staff meetings, serve on committees as required, seek and attend professional development opportunities
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Instructional Technology, Business or the equivalent is preferred.
Minimum 3 years teaching experience.
High level of competence using technology
Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools is a plus
Strong references to convey teaching abilities
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God's Children training
Current CPR certification
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff, working closely with other Department Heads where applicable
Maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs
Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Apply online at https://www.duchesne.org/about/job-opportunities
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
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