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P.E. Teacher

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
Employment Type
Part Time
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Campus School Job Description

Job Summary

Serve as the teacher of elementary physical education for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade physical education curriculum. Participate in accomplishing the academic mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Physical Education Teacher​ (85%)

Plan and implement a physical education curriculum appropriate for the assigned grade levels.

Complete progress reports and communicate students’ progress and issues to parents throughout the year.

Work closely with teachers, other specialists in the school (music, art, Spanish, P.E., and technology teachers; the librarian; the learning specialists; the consulting psychologist; and the administrators.

Recess Supervision (10%)

Supervise and manage recess, work collaboratively with classroom teachers and Smith student staff to provide a community oriented environment that promotes inclusivity and safety.

Other Functions

School wide responsibilities (5%)

Participate in school wide professional development programs/activities.

Participate in school and class events (e.g. field day, open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation).

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Experience in Educational Administration or equivalent and Bachelor’s Degree and licensure in elementary physical education or equivalent.

Substantive experience leading school, camp or equivalent programs.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree preferred


Knowledge of physical education and/or movement concepts for elementary aged children.

Strong organizational skills.

Able to clearly articulate educational philosophy, program and best practices in physical education and auxiliary programming.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

September 1, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Non-exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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