Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0153
Post Date 5/13/2019
Title Art Adjunct Teacher, 2019-2020 School Year
City Home-based
State OR
Description

Company Summary

Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K–12 throughout the state. ORCA is authorized by the Santiam Canyon School District and is governed by its own independent charter school board. The school has been in operation since 2005 and is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working out of his/her home in Oregon, the Adjunct Teacher will “virtually” manage subject-specific instructional programs. Compensation will be based on the specific course workload and number of enrolled students. He/she will be responsible for monitoring progress, evaluating work, running online instructional/tutorial sessions, providing academic guidance, and being the subject-matter expert for a caseload of middle/high school students. The Adjunct Teacher must be able to complete work related responsibilities through a combination of regular office hours during the school day in conjunctions with hours scheduled outside the normal school day. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.

The Art Adjunct Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Communicate with parents/learning coaches, students and other teachers via the phone, WebMail, asynchronous discussions and synchronous “conferencing”;  
  • Instruct students, monitor student work, provide feedback, and suggest instructional approaches and strategies;
  • Monitor completion of assignments in the given subject area;
  • Score assessments and projects in the given subject area;
  • Communicate with Advisory teachers and school counselors; report student issues and coordinate communication schedules;
  • Conduct online tutorial and instructional sessions for students (utilizing online conferencing software);
  • Develop a very detailed knowledge of the curriculum for which responsible (subject expert);
  • Provide struggling students (and parents) with alternate strategies and additional assistance;
  • Complete all required training sessions throughout the year; and 
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Art in Oregon (appropriate to grade level and subject responsibilities)
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Team player track record
  • Experience with online instruction is a plus
  • Must own a computer with high speed Internet access that meets Connections Academy’s minimum technology specifications
  • Must maintain posted office hours for at least 3 hours per week on two separate weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm
  • Complete required orientation and training programs
  • May be required to attend training and/or meetings at the school office throughout the school year (frequency dependent on proximity to office)
  • Comply with all provisions of the Connections Academy Work At-Home Policy
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