Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director (Part-time)

Friends School Mullica Hill
NJ South, NJ
$30K - $35K/year
Physical Education
Pre-Kindergarten - 8th

Friends School Mullica Hill, a Quaker day school serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade, seeks an enthusiastic educator to serve as part-time all-school physical education teacher and as director of the middle school athletic program for the 2021-2022 school year.

Primary responsibilities include all activities related to creating and delivering a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade physical education, health, and wellness curriculum; organizing and coordinating the after-school athletics program; and facilitating activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development in keeping with Quaker principles.

Specific Physical Education Teacher duties include:

  • designing, planning, and implementing physical education lessons that contribute to the fitness and overall well-being of each student through fundamental instruction and skill development.
  • encouraging all students to appreciate the benefits of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • teaching sportsmanship and modeling supportive teamwork.
  • integrating Quaker values (e.g. peace, integrity, equality) into the physical education program.
  • creating and organizing all-school events such as the annual Field Day.

Specific Athletic Director duties include:

  • coordinating practices and games for all interscholastic sports teams (coed soccer, coed field hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball (grades 5-8) including arranging for transportation, scheduling officials, and maintaining the athletics calendar.
  • coordinating the spring sports sampler program for students in grades 4-5.
  • identifying and overseeing team coaches
  • ensuring that practices and games are geared toward developmentally appropriate goals including equitable participation.

Requirements include:

  • a bachelor’s degree.
  • relevant experience in elementary and middle level physical education and athletics.
  • a passion for working with children and adolescents and understanding of developmental needs.
  • an ability to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels.
  • an appreciation for working in a small Quaker school with a diverse population.
  • commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students.
  • proficiency in the use of technology for educational and communication purposes.
  • willingness to deliver curriculum and instruction in a distance learning environment if necessary.
  • effective communication skills, both in person and in writing.
  • completion of required background checks.
  • willingness to serve on committees and interest in professional growth opportunities.

Friends School Mullica Hill is committed to building and sustaining a learning community that honors diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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