Crystal Springs Uplands School


Crystal seeks a regular part-time exempt (.50 FTE, 10-month faculty) Middle/Upper School Mind Body Teacher starting August 2024. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of physical education teaching experience in a school setting or a related capacity. The Middle/Upper School Mind Body Teacher is responsible for teaching health, wellness, and fitness-related concepts to grades 6th-11.


Key Job Competencies

Communication: Exceptional ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as deep listening skills to gain understanding.
Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates high levels of self/social awareness, self-management, empathy, and curiosity.
Relationship Management: Positively collaborates and builds/maintains authentic and trusting relationships. Demonstrates high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Analyzes and integrates trends and patterns based on diverse information and perspectives to determine the root causes of problems, identify the best course of action, and prioritize efforts. Develops new insights and formulates creative solutions, considering the impact and implications of recommendations in the context of overall vision, goals, and objectives.
Project Management: Ability to lead and execute complex projects to achieve goal attainment by prioritizing activities, assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress, and evaluating impact.
Quality Results: Ensures high-quality results on projects/tasks, meets deadlines and attends to details. Takes responsibility for the quality of work and achieves results with little oversight.
Decision-Making: Generates and evaluates alternatives before making a decision or taking action, considering the risks associated with each option and selecting the option that has the best balance of risk and reward, encouraging input from others when it is appropriate, standing by decisions without reconsidering unless information or circumstances make it necessary to do so, and evaluating the effectiveness of decisions after they have been made.
Cultural Competence: Possesses and applies the skills, values, and principles that acknowledge, respect, contribute, and work effectively across cultural differences. Recognizes the unique values, perspectives, strengths, and challenges of every person who comes to the Crystal community.
Personal Growth: Demonstrates commitment and curiosity to ongoing learning and development.
Collaboration: the interpersonal and intrapersonal qualities one will leverage to collectively solve a problem or make progress toward a common goal. The ability to work with others to complete a project or task or develop ideas or processes.
Instructional Delivery: Effectively implements essential practices for effectively instructing students to maximize knowledge and skill acquisition
Formative Assessment: Supports competency-based education by ensuring understanding of students’ needs and modifies instruction as it is happening to guide and assess student

Essential Functions

Design inclusive lesson plans that cater to diverse skill levels, abilities, and interests of students in grades 6 through 8
Ability to instruct activities that  include but are not limited to lifetime fitness activities and sports
Teach students concepts that align with the Mind Body Program
Provide appropriate biomechanical instruction
Ability to manage large groups of students
Motivate and inspire students to adhere to activities that enhance life-long fitness/wellness
Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
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Education, Certifications, and Work-Related Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or related field
CPR/AED certification
At least two years of health and wellness (physical education) teaching experience working in a school setting or a related capacity

Experience working with students in the secondary setting
Operational knowledge of  web-related technologies
Operational knowledge of Google applications and Gmail
Operational knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Able to demonstrate movement patterns and activities taught
Able to bend, lift, and move freely
Able to lift up to 50 pounds
Able to climb stairs
Ability to multitask and manage large groups of students in a fast-paced environment
Travel Required

Regular travel between the Middle School and Upper School campuses, as needed


Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

Crystal Springs Uplands School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Other Professional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Salary and Benefits

This is a regular exempt part-time .50 FTE (20 hours/week), benefits-eligible, 10-month faculty position, and the annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $35,000 – $75,000.

The recruitment period will remain open until sufficient resumes have been received and may close at any time a sufficient pool of highly qualified candidates has been established. First consideration will be given to individuals who apply between May 16, 2024, through May 31, 2024.  Second consideration will be given to individuals who apply between May 31, 2024, through June 14, 2024. The ideal start date for this position is August 2024.

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