Biology Instructor - #100336

St. John's Northwestern Academies


Date: 04/19/2022 20:30 PM

City: Delafield, Wisconsin

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Department: Academics
Position reports to: Academic Dean
FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt
Full-time/Part-time: Full time
Start date: August 15, 2022


Position Summary:
A faculty member at St. John’s Northwestern Academies (SJNA) has the opportunity to play a
significant role in a young person’s life. Due to the fact that SJNA is a boarding school, a
faculty member has unique opportunities not present in traditional day-school settings. Also,
the demands placed on a faculty member at SJNA exceed those of a traditional day-school.
A faculty member at SJNA who thinks beyond the classroom and understands their role as
more than just a job, but rather as a vocation, will have a rewarding experience.


Position Specific Requirements:
Preparing and delivering engaging biology lessons to students from different



backgrounds, who all have different interests and abilities



  • Develop an AP or Dual Credit course in College-level Biology.
  • Monitoring student performance both written and lab-based skills and adjusting



teaching strategies and techniques for improved content delivery



  • Establishing classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules and ensuring all students



understand and follow them



  • Develop exams, assessments, and experiments in accordance with curriculum



requirements and standards of the state and district



  • Attending school events, and staff meetings as required.
  • Representing the school at conferences, workshops, and other networking events.
  • Providing suggestions to improve the SJNA Science Department and general school



operations



  • Building rapport with students so that they feel comfortable and safe discussing all


pertinent topics in class.






FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties:



  • The primary responsibility of a faculty member at SJNA is to provide high-quality

classroom instruction in a safe, well-managed, inclusive atmosphere. This requires

proper classroom preparation including the use of an established curriculum as a

guide and updating it as necessary. A teacher needs to be available before school

and after school (tutorial) for students who need additional help. In dealing with

students, teachers need to be fair, respectful, and use sound judgment when dealing

with discipline issues. Teaching styles and strategies should be varied in response to

the needs of students and be focused on student engagement in the learning

process. Students should be challenged but not overwhelmed and should find

meaning in their coursework. The overall mood of the classroom should be a positive

and student-centered learning environment.

  • Faculty members are required to provide leadership and guidance through the

Advisor Program. In this program teachers are to build healthy and appropriate

relationships with the cadets and students assigned to them, encourage them, and

provide guidance as needed.

  • Faculty members need to be effective communicators and team-oriented within the
Academy and with those whom we serve outside the Academy. Teachers need to be

proactive in their communications, appreciating that communication is a two-way

street and that seeking and receiving information is just as important as sending it

out clearly. This includes reaching out to parents on a regular basis to keep them

aware of their student’s progress and promptly returning parent phone calls and

emails. Teachers need to work cooperatively with and in support of their peers, RFOs,

advisors, parents, and all others in service to the best interests of the cadets. Overall

actions, direction, and intentions should be in support of the Academy mission.

  • Faculty members are also required to be effective classroom administrators.
Attendance needs to be taken promptly and accurately at the start of each class

period in the online School Information System (SIS). Assessment and grading of

student performance need to be fair and justifiable. Grades need to be entered into

the SIS on a timely basis. Progress reports need to be written clearly and

professionally. Students needing extra help should be placed in tutorial and, if

needed, assigned to extra evening or weekend study halls as outlined by the current

policies of academic standing.





  • Faculty members are required to support the Academies through supervision of

extracurricular activities and by providing support for social events (chaperone


duty). Classroom instruction is only one part of the integrated role the faculty play at

the Academies. Sports, clubs, and other after school events require leadership and

supervision by faculty members.

  • Faculty need to support the structures of the Academies. Both the military
structure and the prefect structure are designed to support the education and

development of the students. Therefore, it is important for the classroom teacher to

work within those structures, supporting both at all times. While each teacher needs

to express their own leadership in their classroom, it must include and support the

philosophies of both Academies.

  • Faculty members are expected to work toward continuous improvement of their
knowledge and practice of teaching and learning through professional development

opportunities, both those presented by the school and through their own personal

initiative. Appreciating that teaching is both an art and a science—demanding

continuous improvement, reflective practice, and an experimental mindset—is an

important and expected disposition for an SJNA faculty member.

Supervisory Duties:

Learning Commons (study hours)



  • Chaperone events (as assigned)
  • Willingness to support the Academies’ Athletic/Extracurricular programs


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:



  • Should have strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and desire to make a
difference in a young person’s life.

  • Must have the ability to supervise students both in classroom and non-classroom
settings in a safe, healthy, and controlled manner.

  • Must have an appreciation for the importance of building and maintaining positive
relationships with students to facilitate effective learning.

  • Should demonstrate integrity and strong moral character.
  • Must be able to work both independently and within a team.
  • Should be technologically competent by modern workplace standards (email, word

processing, find and utilize online resources, be able to learn online gradebook and
SIS, etc.)







Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred



  • Experience teaching Honors, AP, and early college credit courses desired, but not


required.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
A valid teaching license in the appropriate area/level is desired. If a candidate


possesses a Master’s degree or higher or has significant work experience in the
relevant field, exceptions are possible and determined on a case-by-case basis.


Interested applicants should email their resume to: careers@sjnacademies.org

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