Wellness Teacher/Outdoor Education Coordinator

Posted: 30 March 2021

Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic educator to join our team as a Wellness Teacher and Outdoor Education Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a physical education and wellness curriculum in PS-8thgrade;
Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
Implement effective classroom management procedures aligned with the PCDS “Strive for Five” values to create a classroom environment that promotes learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s mission;
Use technology tools and resources to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
Actively develop, organize, and lead academically integrated and age appropriate outdoor education experiences for students in PS-8th grade;
Integrate outdoor education skills and abilities into the PE/Wellness curriculum;
Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events. Responsibilities also include recess, lunch, and morning extra help sessions;
Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter. Return phone calls/emails in a timely manner, and conference frequently with parents regarding student progress;
Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress and communicate classroom information via the online portal
Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught;
Experience leading Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips;
Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
Willingness to actively engage in regular school improvement work and training;
Knowledge of the Danielson Teacher Framework and its use in professional growth.

Personal and Professional Qualities:

The successful candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Educational Expertise: PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for lifelong learning and continuous professional improvement.
Rapport with Children: PCDS teachers instruct in a broad range of curricular and co-curricular areas; however, the true subject (not object) of a PCDS education is children. PCDS teachers’ ability to connect, both individually and collectively, with children is critical to their success.
Collegiality: Although the self-confidence and autonomy to plan and lead classes is essential, PCDS teachers collaborate with colleagues and share ideas to ensure that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In peer groups, successful Park City Day School teachers serve both as contributing followers and respectful leaders.
Engagement: As invested citizens of a school community and world network, PCDS teachers model the active intellectual and moral engagement necessary for a successful, sustainable society.
Adaptability: To set a high standard in a world characterized by constant and rapid changes, PCDS teachers adapt creatively in response to institutional and global circumstances, advances in educational technology and innovation in instructional methods.
“Strive for Five” School Values: Our teachers daily model our five School Values – Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Compassion – and actively integrate them into the fabric of our school community through reflective opportunities and other daily “teachable moments.”


A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
Coursework with an emphasis in education strongly preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
Wilderness First Responder Certification (or equivalent)

Application Process:

Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org. Successful candidates who may receive additional consideration will be contacted for an initial interview before a potential visit to the school.
A current resume showing all relevant employment;
A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.

  • Closing date: 30/04/2021
  • Country: United States
  • School: Park City Day School
  • Region: America
  • Contact: jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
  • Application url: http://www.parkcitydayschool.org

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