Fort Worth Country Day is seeking a Physical Education teacher, responsible for fostering and nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, ethical and leadership development of their students. Responsibilities beyond the classroom can include service on committees and possible involvement in club sponsorship and/or summer and after-school enrichment programs. Candidates should possess strong ethical principles and communication skills. Candidates must also be qualified to lead at least one varsity program and willing to lead or assist in one or two additional seasons. Strong consideration will be given to boys’ lacrosse candidates, but other vacancies in coaching may be open as well.
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. The ideal candidate should possess a thoughtful approach and knowledge of intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and performance and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School. As a school, we also believe that understanding and respecting differences not only inspires compassion and empathy, but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity.
We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that comprise and enhance our learning environment. We commit to sustaining and growing an intentionally inclusive community.
Reporting to the Director of Athletics, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and administer physical education classes consistent with school goals and objectives
Teach knowledge of and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise and sports
Develop students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; provides a safe and optimal learning environment; offer appropriate feedback regarding student progress, expectations and goals
Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs
Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by the division
Ensure effective communication with students and parents
Coordinate with other professional staff members, especially with physical education and grade level faculty and participates in faculty meetings and committees
Inspect equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order
Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings or by conducting research
Proven organizational and motivational skills
Demonstrated abilities in communication and community relations with the ability to work effectively with students, staff, administration and parents
Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure well-being of players
Physical requirements, working conditions and environment:
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to participate in physically demanding activities that may require lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
Continuously see, sit, balance, grasp and have repetitive use of arms, wrists, hands and fingers; some fine finger dexterity
Exposure to outdoor temperatures of hot and cold
Long or odd hours, as needed
At least three years of teaching experience in an elementary school setting with a degree in physical education
Experience working in a K-12 private school preferred
All employees of FWCD must:
Model the core values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with students, parents and colleagues
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be an enthusiastic life - long learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1065 students in grades Junior K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.