Full Time - Band/Choir Director, River Valley Middle High School

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 10:07 AM
    Message # 6366617
    Christy Seyler (Administrator)



    Position: Band/Choir Director

    Location: River Valley Middle High School

    Compensation: According to the negotiated Master Agreement with the River Valley Education Association.

    Job Summary: To plan, organize and implement a middle high school classroom learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. To promote and encourage positive relationships with students, parents and staff members. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal.

    Qualifications and other requirements – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

    ✓ Has a valid Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate with JX or JQ endorsement. ✓ Meets highly qualified status for the assignment as required by NCLB. ✓ Has demonstrated experience working with middle high school students. ✓ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. ✓ Ability to foster a collaborative and effective working relationship with others. ✓ Ability to read and interpret professional literature and reports. ✓ Ability to utilize and implement relevant technology. ✓ Demonstrated experience in marching, with a commitment to marching, symphonic and ensemble performance. ✓ Ability to perform/instruct students 6-12 on multiple instruments. ✓ Evidence of ability to motivate individuals and build quality programs. ✓ Commitment to participation in District/State MSBOA Events. ✓ Commitment to organize and participate in school and district wide performances. ✓ Demonstrated experience in directing a middle high school choir. ✓ Demonstrated experience in organizing and directing choir. ✓ Commitment to school and district wide performances. ✓ Commitment to participate in community events. ✓ Commitment to participate in local and state MSVMA events.

    Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the following: ✓ Reliable, regular, and punctual on-site attendance is required to perform the essential functions, duties, and

    responsibilities of a teacher. ✓ Develop and implement engaging lesson plans to facilitate active student learning. Translate lesson plans into

    developmentally appropriate learning experiences. ✓ Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. Instruct and monitor students in the use of

    learning materials and equipment. ✓ Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities. Use relevant technology to

    support and differentiate instruction. ✓ Provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. ✓ Monitor and evaluate the progress of individual students; and use the information to adjust teaching strategies.

    Assign and grade assignments and assessments; and provide appropriate feedback to students. ✓ Identify and implement appropriate student interventions to improve student learning. Complete appropriate

    student referrals for additional support/interventions. ✓ Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures. Maintain discipline

    in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school. ✓ Maintain accurate and complete records of the students’ progress and development. Prepare required reports on

    students and activities. Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations. ✓ Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.

    Posting – Band/Choir Director

    ✓ Communicate necessary information regularly to students, parents and colleagues regarding student progress and

    student needs. ✓ Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of support staff, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field

    trips. ✓ Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical requirements of the job – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, read, operate a computer or other learning devices, reach with hands or arms, and may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV carts. The job requires the employee to be directly responsible for safety and well-being of other people.


    Internal Candidates Send a letter of application with qualifications for the position to the Superintendent.

    External Candidates MAIL a letter of application/resume, credentials, complete a district application, AND

    provide at least three (3) names of professional references with telephone numbers to:

    Human Resources River Valley School District 15480 Three Oaks Road Three Oaks, MI 49128

    For additional info, contact – Patrick Breen, Middle High School Principal at (269) 756-9541, Ext. 1032

    Date of Posting: July 2, 2018 Deadline Date: July 26, 2018 or until filled

    The River Valley School District Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or denied equal opportunity or access to the District’s programs, activities, or services may contact the District’s “Compliance Officers”: Mrs. Heidi Clark, Elementary Principal (extension 1701) or Mr. Patrick Breen, Middle/High School Principal (extension 1032), 15480 Three Oaks Road, Three Oaks, MI 49128, 269-756-9541. Internal, RVEA, Web, Great School Jobs, MASA, MSBOA, MSVMA, Applitrack, Colleges, Newspapers


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