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Job Title: Technology Teacher

Department:  Instruction
Reports to: IT Administrator
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary:  Blue Ridge School is an all boys, all-boarding college preparatory school for 170 boys on a stunning 750 acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant community and home to the University of Virginia.

Blue Ridge educators gain the added satisfaction of working with students inside and outside the classroom that gives them a greater influence in shaping a student’s mind and character. Our teachers have the opportunity to lead athletic and outdoor activities based on their own passions.

The school provides an interactive learning environment in which teachers have a great amount of autonomy in their classrooms and still have the support of a collaborative faculty.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, teachers can better prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.  

Most teachers live on campus in homes provided by the school. On campus housing helps give our safe, family-oriented community the sense of a small village in which students and families live and work together.

The Technology Teacher will assist teachers, in all areas of education, to enhance student learning through improved integration of technology.  In order to do so, this individual will be required to review course lesson plans, observe classrooms, create a plan for integration with the faculty member and support the faculty throughout implementation.  The Technology Teacher will also be required to teach students technology disciplines, including programming, STEM, engineering and/or robotics, in a supportive and positive manner. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Computer Science, Technology or related field, required
  • Experience teaching Technology subjects, preferred
  • Experience teaching Robotics or coordinating a Robotics program, preferred
  • Experience with Moodle, Blackboard, or similar course management software
  • Experience with hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, effective verbal, writing and listening skills
  • Ability to be assertive particularly with co-workers
  • Proven problem-solver, capable of keeping a 12-station computer lab operational at all times
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to multitask between multiple projects
  • Willingness to serve as a dormitory parent, preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for teaching technology courses, such as Digital Citizenship, Software Applications, Web Design (may include Computer Science and Robotics)
  • Assist the IT Administrator to provide hardware and software support to staff and students
  • Develop and implement an introductory course in Engineering Principles
  • Assist staff in the implementation and use of course management software
  • Assist faculty with increased use of technology in the classroom; regularly visit classrooms to observe use of technology and suggest ways in which technology enhances instruction
  • Coordinate with the IT Administrator on technology initiatives
  • Engages regularly in professional development in order to stay current on new and emerging technologies and practices in learning,
  • technology and faculty development
  • Perform advisory duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Participates on weekday and weekend duty teams
  • Attends on-campus special events, such as Registration, Parent Weekends, Alumni Weekend, School sponsored mixers, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

·         n/a

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Job Title: Spanish Teacher

Department: Instruction
Reports to: Foreign Language Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt

Background:  

Blue Ridge School is an all-boys, all-boarding college preparatory school for 170 boys on a stunning 750 acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant community and home to the University of Virginia.

Blue Ridge educators gain the added satisfaction of working with students inside and outside the classroom which gives them a greater influence in shaping a student’s mind and character. Our teachers have the opportunity to lead athletic and outdoor activities based on their own passions.

The school provides an interactive learning environment in which teachers have a great amount of autonomy in their classrooms and still have the support of a collaborative faculty.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, teachers can better prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.  

Most teachers live on campus in homes provided by the school. On campus housing helps give our safe, family-oriented community the sense of a small village in which students and families live and work together.

Summary:

The role of Spanish Teacher is a full-time, 9-month, position that has primary responsibilities to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  This teacher is required to teach 5 sections of Upper Level Spanish (III+) each day.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Spanish from an accredited institution
  • Relevant teaching experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of research on the benefits of single-gender education
  • Specific knowledge of the structure and content of the Spanish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar
  • Flexibility, creativity and willingness to play an active role in the life of the School community
  • Proficient use of technology in the classroom and the theory behind such use
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with students, parents, peers, and supervisors
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
  • Effective time management skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage students in developing solid skills in speaking, reading and writing Spanish for comprehension, communication, appreciation, and interpretation.
  • Familiarize the students to the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Encourage active student participation and thinking during classes
  • Works with other curricular disciplines to foster interdisciplinary study
  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Develop course syllabi and lesson plans
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom for class activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying learning styles
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and resources
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments to include regular constructive feedback on all work and assessments
  • Observe, evaluate, and record each student's overall performance and development
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Prepare reports and update all necessary records accurately, completely, and timely as required by school policies regarding students’ behavior and academic achievement
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by consistently enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • Participate in department meetings, school meetings, and parent meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Perform certain advisory duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participates on weekday and weekend duty teams
  • Attends on-campus special events, such as Registration, Parents Weekend, Alumni Weekend, School sponsored mixers, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Teaching credential or certification preferred; not required

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 25% walking, and 50% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Job Title: Director of International Admissions

Department: Admissions
Reports to: Senior Director of Admissions             
FLSA Status: Exempt

Blue Ridge School is an all-boys, all-boarding college preparatory school for 180 boys grades nine through twelve. Located on a stunning 750+ acre campus along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge is only 20 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia - a vibrant community and home to the University of Virginia.

BRS provides an interactive learning environment in which teachers have a great amount of autonomy in their classrooms and still have the support of a collaborative faculty.  Using a college-preparatory curriculum with a high-degree of individual support, teachers can better prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.  

Thanks to our all-boarding culture, Blue Ridge faculty and administrators work with students inside and outside the classroom – in academic, athletic, outdoor, and community pursuits. This structure gives faculty members greater influence in shaping a student’s mind and character than they might have in another educational setting.

More than two-thirds of BRS faculty live on campus in homes provided by the school. On campus housing helps give our safe, family-oriented community the sense of a small village in which students and families live and work together.

Position Summary:

The Director of International Admissions is a full-time, 12-month position responsible for all aspects of international student recruiting. The Director collaborates with a four-person Admission team and works within a ten-member external affairs group which includes advancement, alumni and parent relations. As elements of the position, the Director may travel extensively, participates in the Financial Aid Committee, is often involved in marketing and brand positioning work, and may participate in a variety of special events.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, global studies or a related field required
  • International experience in residential, professional, educational and/or recreational activities
  • Desire to work with teen-aged boys from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to participate and succeed in a focused, outcomes-based approach to meeting team and individual goals
  • Comfortable with autonomy and a disciplined focus on results; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, interpersonal and community relations skills
  • High level of comfort or expertise with database and/or CRM systems, online calendars and task management software
  • Second language skills helpful, not required
  • Ability and flexibility to travel extensively both domestically and internationally

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with international students’ parents and families
  • Recruit new international students and assists with retention efforts
  • Manage the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). 
  • Create a contact list of agents for current students – make contact, store data, ensure that updates reach the consultant or agent
  • Source new international agents who serve our markets
  • Source and review international tour opportunities
  • Ensure that ELL students are marked in database and information is passed on to faculty
  • Ensure that agency agreements are in place as needed
  • International recruitment travel in selected markets
  • Create international presentations and uses social media and web-based communications to promote BRS to international markets
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Participate on weekday and weekend duty teams
  • Attend on-campus special events, such as Registration, Parents Weekend, Alumni Weekend, School sponsored mixers, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

n/a

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

n/a

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.