Company: Oak Park and River Forest High School
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: June 1, 2021
Openings as of 4/23/2021
- Business Education/Family and Consumer Science Teacher (.5 FTE)
- Position Type:
Teaching/ Business Education
- Date Posted:
Oak Park and River Forest High School
- Closing Date:
Job Title: Business Education/Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Reports to: Fine and Applied Arts Division Head
Terms and Conditions: 10-months, 183-day teacher calendar.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: Per Faculty Senate collective bargaining agreement, initial
placement $30,422-$37,327 depending on experience.
Please, no phone calls. The respective hiring manager will review
candidates once the job posting closes. If selected to move
forward, you will be contacted by phone or email. After reviewing
the job posting, if you have any questions, please send an email to
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. OPRFs
goal is to increase its representation of people of color.
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 educators
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
Under the general supervision of the Division Head of Fine and
Applied Arts, to develop students' business academics (e.g.
reading, math, writing, etc.) and business skills (e.g. word
processing, typing, bookkeeping, record keeping, office procedures,
business communications, etc.), as well as an understanding of our
American business system and its place in the nation's and world's
economy; to provide knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of
business services; to develop practical business skills for
personal use or for use in business occupations; and to encourage
students to develop work and personal habits essential for success
in business. This position will also need to develop students'
understanding of Family and Consumer Sciences including but not
limited to Culinary Arts and Food and Fitness.
- Develops and administers business education curriculum and
Family and Consumer Science curriculum consistent with school
district goals and objectives.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to
individualized and small group instruction, and student
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and
translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best
utilize the available time for instruction
- Teaches knowledge and skills in the following subjects to
secondary students: typing, note-taking, bookkeeping,
record-keeping, office procedures, business communications, data
processing or basic business principles, culinary arts, and/or
foods and fitness.
- Provides instruction on the use and development of skills in
the use of office equipment, technology (including the use of
computer network systems and applications, and business techniques
such as those used in merchandising.
- Provides instruction on the usage of common kitchen items
including stoves, blenders, mixing tools, etc.
- Prepares appropriate instructional aids and display materials
to enhance learning.
- Instructs students in use, care, and safe operation of business
and kitchen equipment.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies
instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including
students with special needs.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of
current developments in the educational field by attending
seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting
research, and by maintaining professional relationships with
members of the business community.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete
record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities,
achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and
ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's
standards and school district policies, and establishes and
maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a
functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially
within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids
and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy,
as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning
- Knowledge of business education and Family and Consumer Science
curriculum and concepts.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the
formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding
education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software
applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Valid Illinois Professional Educators License with Business
Education and FACS endorsements.
- Masters degree preferred.
- Prior high school teaching experience preferred.
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
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.
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