JOB TITLE: Mathematics Teacher
The Outdoor Academy is an accredited, residential, semester school for high achieving tenth-grade and select ninth- and eleventh-grade students. Rising from a long tradition of experiential education at Eagle's Nest Foundation, a non-profit organization chartered in 1950, The Outdoor Academy incorporates a college preparatory curriculum with environmental education, wilderness leadership, unique arts offerings, and regional studies in a small community setting. Established in 1995, The Outdoor Academy enrolls up to 28 students from across the United States each semester to attend our school located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Members of the Faculty of The Outdoor Academy have academic, community, and outdoor program responsibilities.
Academic responsibilities: The Math teacher is responsible for teaching all levels of High School Math (including but not limited to Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Common Core Math I, II, and III) to Outdoor Academy students. Different levels will generally be taught in separate sections. Our Math curriculum is based on that of our sending schools. Since students attend The Outdoor Academy for only one semester, it is important for our Math teacher to be aware of material covered at our sending schools. Students who attend The Outdoor Academy represent a range of academic maturity, but are generally highly motivated and above the academic average. Responsibilities include:
- Plan, develop, implement, and monitor a rigorous, experiential curriculum that meets the needs of individual students in each course each semester.
- Maintain a working knowledge of current research and curriculum developments in the field, such as Common Core, and act as an academic liaison between OA, parents and sending schools.
- Collaborate with other faculty and staff integrating math and its applications into outdoor programming and interdisciplinary lessons.
- Mentor students in their academic growth and chaperone field lessons including occasional overnight field lessons.
- Evaluate student performance
- Be available to work with students on mathematics assignments outside of class as needed
- Serve as an advisor for 3 to 4 students
Community Responsibilities: All faculty members serve in a number of capacities in the community life of this residential school. Each faculty member is assigned to some combination of the following responsibilities: be in residence with the students one night a week, cook breakfast one morning a week, supervise morning chores, be part of the weekly student work crew, facilitate dinner clean-up, proctor study hall, or be on call to take students to appointments off campus.
Outdoor Program Responsibilities: All faculty members play a role in our experiential outdoor education program. Faculty members may be expected to instruct or assist in instructing students on white-water paddling, rock climbing, or backpacking treks. Each faculty member's participation in the outdoor program is formalized in his/her contract for employment, and is based on skill and experience level, as well as any physical limitations.
- Minimum of B.A. in Math or other field with advanced math coursework
- Knowledge of course content in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus topics including vectors, polar coordinates, probability, and statistics.
- Knowledge of research-based practices in mathematics including the implementation of Common Core, be able to identify learning problems in mathematics, and act as a liaison between OA, parents, and the mathematics departments of sending schools.
- Prior classroom teaching experience
- Demonstrated experience in accommodating, differentiating, and modifying curriculum to meet individual student needs within a class.
- Experience in curriculum development, experiential education, interdisciplinary collaboration, or implementation of new content standards.
- Basic First Aid and CPR certifications, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder preferred
- Study abroad or semester school experience desirable
Teachers at The Outdoor Academy report to the OA Director. Teachers work with the Dean of Academics, Dean of Students and Outdoor Education Manager in matters of academics, community responsibilities and wilderness program responsibilities respectively.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
This position will begin January 2018 for the Spring Semester. The Mathematics Teacher is an exempt, full-time position and benefits for the position will be specified in the employment contract.
The Outdoor Academy provides a twelve-month salary for full-time, year-round employees and faculty, on-campus room and board, contributory healthcare benefits, extended holiday and summer vacation periods, equipment use and pro-deals, and outdoor leadership training.
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and application form as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Haulk, Payroll and Human Resources Manager
Eagle’s Nest Foundation and The Outdoor Academy
43 Hart Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Eagle’s Nest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or sexual orientation.