Job Title: Secondary Mathematics Teacher – Grades 7-8
Salary Range: $40,490 – $54,039/year (JA gives credit for up to 9 years teaching exp) Potential for additional duty pay for club or activity sponsorship Full time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, voluntary short term disability, CO Pera Retirement, Jeffco Empower Retirement, and paid time off
Date Prepared: September 16, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Year: 190 Days
Location: Secondary Campus
Reports to: Principal
Responsible for establishing, instructing, and maintaining a learning environment for students using mathematics curriculum for grades 7-8. Prepare lessons and engaging units which encourage students to utilize critical thinking skills, collaborative discussions and imagination. May be required to teach electives courses based on need and experience. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • This position is responsible for providing a content rich curriculum specifically in the subject matter of mathematics for grades 7-8. • Demonstrate mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials. • Engage in collaborative planning with grade level and elective/specials teams. • Maintain a safe, organized classroom that supports students’ learning and collaboration. • Monitor and maintain a positive classroom environment that supports school-wide behavior expectations. • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education or content area is required. Completed secondary PLACE/Praxis II exam may be required. Must meet ESSA Highly Qualified requirements. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Colorado-certified teaching license with a secondary subject specific endorsement or ability to obtain Colorado license is required.
Skills, Knowledge, and Equipment
Ability to be flexible and collaborate with multiple teams and/or other elective/special teachers. Active listening and problem-solving skills. Well-developed interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to work independently. Excellent prioritization and organization skills. Basic computer skills and ability to operate office equipment.
Work is primarily assigned by the Secondary Principal. This position requires the ability to make decisions and follow instructions of the Principal and school guidelines. Errors in decision making could lead to incorrect grades on papers, improper instructions for students, or improper behavior management of students. Decision making requires collaboration with the teaching staff. Work is guided by school policies and procedures.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment described here represents what an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.