Employment Opportunities

We are glad you’re interested in job opportunities at MVS. Our mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. Instructions for applying for specific positions are included. We look forward to reviewing your application.

MVS Employment Opportunities

Substitute Teacher for Grades EC-12

The Miami Valley School is seeking substitute teachers for early childhood through twelfth grade. The candidates should have degrees or expertise in their field in addition to processing a passion for working with students in an independent school setting. Instructors at The Miami Valley School employ a variety of different teaching techniques to meet the needs of a diverse community.

Interested candidates should submit a completed MVS Employment Application including cover letter, resume, and philosophy of education to:

The Office of the Head of School

The Miami Valley School

5151 Denise Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45429

(937) 434-1033 (fax)


Part Time Health Teacher

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.

MVS is seeking an upper school Health teacher. The position is part time and would require the candidate to teach multiple sections of Health. The candidate must possess a passion for working with students in grades 9-12, work well within a collaborative team, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. For more information on the upper school, follow the embedded links.


Interested candidates should submit a completed MVS Employment application (found here) and their credentials, including a letter of interest, resume, list of references, and a philosophy of education to Deborah Spiegel at Deborah.Spiegel@mvschool.com .

Long Term Substitute Middle School Math Teacher

The Miami Valley School is seeking an experienced middle school math teacher for a long-term substitute teaching position. This position will be opening in early September 2017 and will continue through Thanksgiving. Candidates must possess a BA/BS and a passion for working with students at the middle school level in an independent school setting.


The candidate must have a strong foundation in mathematics from pre-algebra through honors geometry. Responsibilities include teaching five classes, monitoring a daily study hall, and serving as an advisor to approximnately twelve students.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and references to:
Deborah Spiegel

EC-3 General Music Position

The Miami Valley School Performing Arts Department is seeking a creative, adaptive, and engaging Early Childhood-3rd grade part-time, general music teacher who:


  • Embraces the vision of The Miami Valley School and incorporates Immersion Method and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom
  • provides a developmentally appropriate and sustainable music program EC-3
  • utilizes singing, instruments, children’s literature & movement in the classroom
  • facilitates student-led learning & creativity
  • fosters growth in musicianship and performance skills
  • models and develops good vocal technique as appropriate for each age group
  • introduces and develops student knowledge of musical terminology, theory, and notation appropriate for EC-3 students
  • demonstrates an ability to develop rapport with students
  • prepares students for performances oftentimes in collaboration with lower school faculty and occasionally in support of Development or Admissions events
  • develops lifelong appreciation for music and theatrical arts
  • communicates with parents, both orally and in writing, effectively and often
  • Prepare progress reports
  • collaborates with the Performing Arts department team to develop a continuity of music instruction from EC through 12th grade
  • attends lower school faculty meetings and serves on committees as required


Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education or music-related field
  • is a certified music teacher
  • Experience working with students ages Kindergarten-3rd grade
  • Orff Certified - minimum of Level I
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g.,word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, student information systems and online grade book programs)
  • Competent piano accompanist


Strongly Recommended:

  • Orff Schulwerk Certification (Levels I, II, III) or Kodaly Levels
  • Piano fluency

Resumes should be sent to Deb Spiegel at deborah.spiegel@mvschool.com. Fill out the employment application here.

Performing Arts Facutly (Musical & Choral)

Job Title: Performing Arts Faculty (Music & Choral)


Position Summary

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.

MVS is seeking a dynamic and innovative music and choral performing arts teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful musician/educator, who is eager to invest her/his talents in our music, choral, and theater programs. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from 4th - 12th grade, demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate curricula, work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. The candidate should be an exceptional accompanist, able to sight read, arrange vocal and instrumental parts, and transpose challenging music. In addition, the candidate should have experience directing a cappella groups, mixed-level choirs, and expertise in supporting musical theatre productions including sound engineering.

For more information on the school, follow the embedded links.

Interested candidates should submit a completed MVS Employment application (found here) and their credentials, including a letter of interest, resume, list of references, and a philosophy of education to Director of Academics Deb Spiegel at deborah.spiegel@mvschool.com.


Expectations:

  • Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School, incorporates Immersion Method, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), in the classroom
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for music and theatrical arts in their students
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop rapport with students
  • Communicate with parents, both orally and in writing, effectively and often
  • Collaborate with the Performing Arts department team to develop a continuity of music instruction from EC through 12th grade


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a lower school 4th and 5th grade choir, a middle school 6th-8th grade choir, an upper school choir, varied upper school performing art courses, and two a cappella choirs
  • Prepare students for winter and spring choir concerts in addition to performances for school events, occasionally in support of Development or Admissions
  • Choral director for two large scale musical performances per year (one upper school musical, and one middle or lower school musical)
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Attend faculty meetings
  • Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing reports and planning


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Master Degree in Music is required; (performance or education)
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g.,word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, student information systems and online grade book programs)
Demonstrate a high level of musicianship, including being a competent piano accompanist

Upper School English Teacher

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.

MVS is seeking a dynamic and innovative upper school English teacher. English courses taught in the upper school range from The Art of the Essay to Classical English Literature with a variety of teacher generated electives to fill out the curriculum. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to help shape the department through the strengths and interests they bring to the table. The candidate must possess a passion for working with students in grades 9-12, work well within a collaborative team, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. The ideal candidate will have the ability to contribute to the community through club sponsorship, music and performing arts, world languages, and/or coaching a sport of interest to the school. The appropriate candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the Immersion program, designing and leading programs that fit their passions and the needs of the school community.

Interested candidates should submit a completed MVS Employment Application (found on our website) and their credentials, including a letter of interest, resume, list of references, and a philosophy of education to Interim Director of Upper School Blair Munhofen at blair.munhofen@mvschool.com.

Mandarin Teacher

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.

MVS is seeking a dynamic and innovative upper school Mandarin teacher. Courses taught range from Mandarin I to Mandarin V. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to help shape the department through the strengths and interests they bring to the table. The candidate must possess a passion for working with students in grades 9-12, work well within a collaborative team, have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. The ideal candidate will have the ability to contribute to the community through club sponsorship, music and performing arts, world languages, and/or coaching a sport of interest to the school. The appropriate candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the Immersion program, designing and leading programs that fit their passions and the needs of the school community. Previous experience teaching in a rigorous academic setting is preferred. For more information on the upper school, follow the embedded links.

Interested candidates should submit a completed MVS Employment Application and their credentials, including a letter of interest, resume, list of references, and a philosophy of education to incoming Interim Director of Upper School Blair Munhofen.


Director of Extended Day Program and Summer Programs (Part-time)


The Miami Valley School, an independent, co-educational ay school in Dayton, OH seeks a combination of Extended Day director and Summer Program director beginning fall of 2017. The ideal candidate would have a vision for developing exceptional after-school and summer programs. The candidate should also possess many of the following skills: high energy level, exceptional creativity, strong organizational and communication skills, ability to motivate, inspire and supervise faculty and staff, as well as experience working with children and young adults.


The director leads the after-school programs during the school year. The extended day program provides time for study, snack, games, crafts and activities as well as recess and creative play for students in early childhood through middle school. Duties include hiring and supervising staff; maintaining discipline for students; communicating with parents; coordinating the after-school club program; purchasing snacks and other materials, and maintaining detailed records of student and staff attendance.

The director also is responsible for co-planning a summer program of academic and enrichment offerings for early childhood through high school students. Duties include hiring all faculty; preparing and distributing marketing materials; coordinating with division heads, cafeteria, maintenance and transportation directors; registering families and providing follow-up communication; conducting informational meetings for camp faculty; supervising faculty during sessions; and maintaining detailed records.


Interested candidates should electronically submit a completed MVS employment application and credentials including cover letter, and philosophy of education to Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, Steven Hinshaw (Steven.Hinshaw@mvschool.com). First review of applications will begin July 6, 2017.


The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law.

The Miami Valley School Special Events Coordinator



The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Special Events Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. This position supports all areas of the Development Office, as instructed by the Director of Development, with a specific emphasis on The Miami Valley School’s Annual Auction, Homecoming Weekend, Golf Outing and other stewardship and cultivation events. This is a full-time, year-round position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of development and alumni events, including but not limited to:
    • Annual Auction: consisting of an online auction, silent auction, live auction, paddle-raise, dinner sponsorship (corporate and individual) and event run-of-show.
    • Alumni Distinguished Award Dinner and Homecoming Weekend: a multi-event weekend, including homecoming games and a reunion event
    • Other Stewardship and Cultivation Events: including Grandparents Day, Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Leadership Donor Thank You party, and the Alumni Holiday party
    • Leadership of alumni, parents and faculty committees to plan outreach efforts for events and activities
  • Utilize appropriate project management and event management software to manage complex data, particularly to track auction items and sales, and event attendees
  • Work with communications team to create event communications timelines and promotional and event materials, including newsletters, invitations, web pages, social media posts, an auction catalog, videos, etc.
  • Contract and manage vendors during all stages of planning process for all events
  • Responsible for creating robust volunteer teams to support the goals of development and alumni events by recruiting, training, managing and cultivating parents and alumni volunteers
  • Serve as a member of the MVS Alumni Council, responsible for planning and executing alumni events that engage the MVS alumni community
  • Support other Development Office initiatives, including the Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, and Capital Campaign, as needed
  • Occasional nights and weekends required

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • BA required; MA preferred
  • 3-5 years of fundraising event experience, preferably in an independent school environment
Salary based on experience. Resume, cover letter and references should be sent to Terri Putt at terri.putt@mvschool.com
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