Middle School - English Instructor

Madison-Ridgeland Academy is accepting applications for a Middle School English instructor for the 2019-20 school year.

Instructional Staff Job Description

Mission: Educating the mind, body, and spirit

Vision: MRA is a college preparatory school with a Christian foundation committed to educating each student's mind, body, and spirit

Job summary: Middle School - English Instructor

Hired by: Associate Head of School

Responsible to: High School Principal and Middle School Principal

Evaluated: An annual written evaluation is provided by the Secondary School Administration, which includes the High School Principal, Middle School Principal and the Director of Instruction.

Type of position: This is a contracted, exempt employee that is paid on a salaried basis.

Employee Profile:
Spiritually, the employee shall possess characteristics that reflect:
  • A strong clear Christian testimony
  • A mature, godly spirit
  • A person of faith and prayer
Personally, the employee’s life shall reflect:
  • A lifestyle of biblical integrity
  • A spirit of dedication, commitment, flexibility, and responsiveness
  • The ability to listen and respond to counsel
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the school system’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing directives
  • Establish and adjust course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines and school goals; modifying plans on the basis of student diagnostic and assessment procedures
  • Convey information to students by using language concepts, examples, demonstrations, and teaching aids through such best practices utilizing the integration of technology with subject matter
  • Complete educational requirements by scheduling and assigning instructional activities; following up on results
  • Assess student learning by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting assignments; eliciting student questions and responses; evaluating application of learning to classroom project results
  • Maintain student-learning results by providing instructional feedback; coaching; counseling and disciplining students; planning, monitoring, and appraising learning results
  • Maintain records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance, and behavior
  • Guide students’ personal and social development by establishing rules and procedures for administrative matters, student verbal participation, and student movement within the classroom, between classrooms, and within the school building
  • Help parents by providing academic information; suggesting available educational and social resources; addressing parents’ concerns; answering questions and requests
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish educational results
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal

  • Requirements:
    Qualifications -
    • Mississippi Association of Independent School issued Teacher’s Certification in area of assignment
    • Bachelor’s degree in education and/or equivalent required subject hours
    Physical, Environmental and Mental Requirements -
    • Regularly standing and walking around the classroom lecturing and monitoring students
    • Regularly sitting at the computer requiring repetitive finger motion and manual dexterity
    • Close visual acuity required for viewing a computer monitor, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing and reading
    • Hearing – ability to perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction
    • Talking – expressing ideas by means of the spoken word to convey instructions to students, parents, and other workers
    • Ability to communicate effectively, even in stressful situations
    • Primarily inside, classroom environment
    • Occasional lifting of 5 to 20 pounds
    • Subject to frequent interruptions and frequent deadlines