Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org
Geary County USD 475
Division/Department: Secondary Education
Job Category: Teacher
Title: Vocal Music Instructor
Qualifications: - Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with endorsement
appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center
-Health certificate on file in Devin Center
-Highly Qualified according to state of Kansas
Reports To: Building and Academy Principal
To provide Vocal Music Curriculum Instruction that promotes and supports college and career readiness. To develop student proficiencies based on the Performing Arts National Core Arts Standards and to promote student appreciation for fine arts. To work collaboratively with the Vocal Music Director to develop and implement programs of instruction in support of the Vocal Music Departments goals and objectives. Responsible for assisting with the organization and conduct of vocal music performances as determined by the Performing Arts Department and as approved on district and building level Fine Arts/Departmental calendars to include approved community based performances.
1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
5. Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
1. Planning and preparation based upon students needs
Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students
Select instructional goals
Demonstrate knowledge of resources
Assess student learning using appropriate measures
2. Classroom Environment
Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport
Establish a culture for learning
Establish and maintain classroom procedures
Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors
Organize space for learning
3. Instruction based upon state standards, district curriculum, and student needs as well as industry standards
Communicate clearly and accurately
Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques
Engage students in learning
Provide timely feedback to students
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student needs
4. Professional responsibilities
Follow contractual responsibilities
Engage in reflective practice
Maintain accurate records
Communicate with families
Engage in professional development activities
Maintain appropriate licensure
Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
- Instruct and direct English/Language Arts content classrooms, which include, but are not limited to English levels I IV, Advanced Placement and Honors coursework, and multiple ELA elective course offerings, to include MTSS literacy interventions in all forums.
- Responsible for the organization and implementation of English/Language Arts curriculum, based on the development of content Units at a Glance, as approved at the building and district level(s).
- Submit required reports in a timely manner; participate in staff, department, committee, and team meetings.
- Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the principal and/or the department of Teaching & Learning.
- Keep informed regarding new technologies and research-based teaching practices that facilitate and support student learning.
- Support the vision and mission of JCHS, a Career Academy High School, and work to develop and sustain the climate and culture of the academy model.
- Participate as a team member with the department, academy and both licensed and non-licensed staff in a comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
- Be knowledgeable in the JCHS Strategic and School Improvement Plans with a focused effort of implementation with fidelity and purpose.
- Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and support agencies.
- Collaborate with all members of the JCHS staff as an active member of the Kansans Can Redesign effort and as a member of the Gemini I cohort.
- Be an active member of the professional learning community: student, committee and academy meetings, as well as assist in early recognition and prevention of educational problems.
- Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.
- Attend/assist with school events; supervise students in all activities related to classroom and student publications
- Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
- Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to
Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs
Acceptable use of technology
Sexual and racial harassment
Child abuse reporting
- Perform other duties assigned by the principal or other building or district administrators.
Term of Employment: Teacher Contract
Salary Range: Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state regulations and the terms established in the negotiated agreement.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Medical Reimbursement Spending Account, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule.
Commensurate with experience and education
Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs. We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events.
We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI
Positions available in all areas, at all levels. Base salary beginning at $43,860, recruitment pay of $750, and year-two retention pay of $1000 being offered to all certified employees. Come join us at Geary County, USD 475.
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000