Position Summary:
Creates a flexible classroom environment and promotes learning and personal growth in an effort to establish rapport and motivate students towards desired outcomes.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  • Teaches assigned grade/subject matter, utilizing course of study and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

1. Teachers hired after July 1,2011 will have a one (1) year probationary period.
2. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others.
Communication: Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
Decision-Making: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
Innovation: Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Self-Development: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.
Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject required.
  • State of Florida teaching licensure and credentials.
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.
  • Experience working with students from an ethnically diverse, urban population preferred.

Physical Demands:
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

Company: YMCA of Florida's First Coast

Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016

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