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Job Title:                                Japanese Teacher (.4 FTE)
Reports to:                             World Languages Division Head
Terms and Conditions:         Part-time, 10-months, 183-day teacher calendar.
Salary:                                    Per Faculty Senate collective bargaining agreement, initial placement $58,884-$72,570, prorated to start date and FTE, based on experience.
 
OPRF – WHO WE ARE…
Oak Park and River Forest High School, or OPRF, is a comprehensive public high school located in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb eight miles due west of downtown Chicago. We are a one-school district, with the majority of our students coming from two sender districts, River Forest Public Schools District 90 and Oak Park Elementary School District 97. We offer more than 200 courses, a variety of programs for students with special needs, 75 clubs and activities, and 29 competitive sports. We prepare our students well for post-secondary success, with an average ACT composite score of 24 and a 94% graduation rate.
 
Oak Park and River Forest are communities that highly value diversity. OPRF is a founding member of the national Minority Student Achievement Network, and our school is racially and economically diverse, with about 44% of our 3,300 students identifying as African-American, Hispanic, multiracial, or Asian. Our villages have long embraced the LGBTQ community, and we have a significant mix of homeowners and renters.
 
We seek faculty and staff who have high expectations for all students, and who value student voice in education. As a school, we are particularly focused on closing opportunity gaps for our students of color.
 
OPRF is an equal opportunity employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. OPRF’s goal is to increase its representation of people of color.
 
 
Background:
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a progressive district that is focused not only on our tradition of excellence but our future. The District prides itself in offering our students a comprehensive 9-12 college and career readiness curriculum and a rich arts education program.  Our students are curious, creative, and they come ready to learn. More than 90 percent of our students go on to college.
 
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 believes that we can “become an ever-improving model of equity and excellence that will enable all students to achieve their full potential.” We can accomplish this through dedicated teachers, staff, and administration who build relationships with students and have high expectations for themselves and their students. We believe in planning for and providing the academic and developmental support students need to meet those expectations. We further believe that every student can learn through exposure to academically challenging content, feedback during learning, and the educator’s knowledge and skill.
 
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a great place for those who are interested in an environment that supports creativity, leadership at all levels, innovation, a focus on professional and curriculum development, and the best practices of instruction. We are currently seeking individuals to join our team where we enable all students to achieve their full potential every day.
 
Qualifications:
• Completed requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Hold or be eligible for an Illinois Professional Secondary Education License with a senior high school endorsement in Japanese.
• Knowledge of the common national core standards.
 
 
Certification, Licensure, Training:
Applicants must complete all requirements of this job as stated with the regulations of the Illinois State Board of Education (http://www.isbe.net) and polices of the Oak Park & River Forest School District 200 Board of Education.
 
 
Position Summary:
The employee in this position must provide Japanese instruction to students at the high school level.  The Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200 (OPRF) seeks a candidate with strong Japanese and teaching skills, knowledge and experience. Regionally competitive salary and benefits are provided.
 
 
Essential Duties: (Other duties may be assigned.)
1. Keep detailed records of student attendance.
2. Manage classroom behavior to ensure safety and optimal educational benefit for student.
3. Create and implement student-centered lessons that are aligned to the curriculum, the World Readiness Standards, and the National Common Core Standards.
4.  Create engaging lessons that develop student critical thinking and problem solving skills.
5. Formatively assess students providing appropriate feedback and interventions when necessary.
6. Keep students and parents well informed of student progress.
7. Keep records of individual student instructional and behavioral interventions.
8. Participate in a Teacher Collaborative Team (TCT) one to two times each month.
9. Actively contribute value to the TCT.
10. Participate and contribute to a learning strand designated by school administration.
11. Use available technology to enhance instruction and increase student understanding.
12. Attend one divisional meeting each month outside of the regular school day.
13. Actively engage in the creation and dissemination of common unit tests and final exams for each subject.
14. Participate in school wide professional development and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as a teacher.
15. Perform supervisory duty (hall monitor, study hall, or tutoring center) one hour per day.
16. Dress professionally and uphold all school policies.
17. Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
 
 
Job Responsibilities: (Others responsibilities may be assigned.)
1. Works within the policies and regulations of the OPRF; Illinois public acts and regulations as described by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); and applicable Federal laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to the education of high school students and staff.
2. Makes professional decisions that demonstrate support of the mission, goals and best interests of OPRF as expressed Board of Education approved documents including the Strategic Plan and Building Improvement Plans.
3. Responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of others under his/her supervision.
4. Utilizes community, state and national resources where necessary to promote the safety and welfare of students.
 
 
Skills and Qualities Required:
The employee in this position must have the ability to …
• Hold high expectations for all students.
• Have a deep belief that all students can learn and succeed.
• Communicate openly with staff regarding student’s achievement and progress.
• Demonstrate the resiliency needed to excel.
• Build and lead positive relationships with key stakeholders.
• Commit to equity and eliminating systemic obstacles for students of color.
• Strive to be the change you wish to see in the world.
 
 
Preferred Technology Capabilities:
The employee in this position must have the ability to …
• Be able to use the Sanako system.
• Know the following computer software: Attendance and grade system (Skyward), word processing, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft SharePoint, and web browser.
• Use a tablet computer and a Google Chrome book.
 
 
Skills, Physical Demands and the Work Environment. In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, physical demands, and work environment required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
 
 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to …
• sit, stand, talk and hear for extended periods of time, operate electronic equipment; and reach with hands and arms and will repeat actions with the same hand, arm or finger motion,
• have vision abilities required include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus (The ability to withstand long-term use of computer devices is required.),
• to have occasional lifting carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and dexterity actions within job standards, and
• to meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interact with the public and staff, within irregular or extended work hours.
 
 
Work Environment:
• The noise level in the work environment is usually low. However, on occasion, the noise level will be moderate.
• Work is usually conducted indoors. This work could be conducted at any assigned school district location.
 
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of the duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
 
Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200 (OPRF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
This position description should not be considered to contain every function/responsibility that an individual may be asked to perform by his/her supervisor.  Employees are expected to perform other related functions as assigned.

Qualifications

• Completed requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Hold or be eligible for an Illinois Professional Secondary Education License with a senior high school endorsement in Japanese.
• Knowledge of the common national core standards.

Salary/Benefits

Per Faculty Senate collective bargaining agreement, initial placement $58,884-$72,570, prorated to start date and FTE, based on experience.

Job Posting Date

9/10/2019

Application Deadline

9/27/2019

Start Date

N/A