Position Purpose: Responsible for preparing Physical and Earth Science curriculum and providing instruction to middle school students.
Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state, accrediting agencies, and/or school.
Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual teaching aids to present subject matter to class.
Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results in a timely manner.
Assigns lessons and homework, corrects papers, hears oral presentations and evaluates projects.
Teaches rules of conduct and shows respect for the dignity of the student.
Maintains order in classroom and on school grounds.
Counsels pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise.
Discusses pupils' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school.
Prepares report cards and individual comments in the time frame assigned.
Communicates effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues in response to inquiries of both student/professional nature.
Coordinates class field trips if appropriate.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and develop professional competence.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study (i.e., education, science, biology, etc.) from a four year college or university or post graduate work in subject matter; advanced degree preferred.
Must meet qualification requirements for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which requires: graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher; a degree or at least 24 semester hours of credit in the field where you spend a major portion of your teaching day; at least 12 semester hours of credit in any field in which you spend a minor portion (less than half) of your teaching day; at least 12 semester hours of professional education courses or an equivalent number of in-service contact hours – twenty contact hours equal one semester hour. These must be completed within two years of beginning teaching.
A minimum of three years teaching experience in the subject matter required, preferably in an independent school environment.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership and classroom facilitation skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Works in an environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 15 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.
Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
Must demonstrate and enthusiastically support the School’s Mission.
Willingness to perform in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School.
Must have the ability and willingness to communicate well, work congenially, and deal effectively with all school personnel and school families, as well as with the larger business and educational community.
As a member of the Bolles team, perform all other duties as requested by the President or other Administrators.
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,600 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.