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)


Middle School French Teacher

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 over 50 years, 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 Middle School French Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful educator who is eager to invest her/his talents in our middle school program. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from 6th-8th 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. As the middle school moves to a 85-minute classes, the candidate should be well-versed in implementing a curriculum that is innovative, student-centered, and interactive. Candidates should also have experience working with early adolescent children.

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 Mike Boyer, Middle School Director at mike.boyer@mvschool.com

Expectations:

  • Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School, incorporates Immersion Method, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), in the classroom, as an advisor, and on the playing field.
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for learning and foster a lifelong learning ethos in their students
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive rapport with students.
  • Communicate with parents in a prompt and effective manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate with the Middle School team to develop a continuity of instruction from EC through 12th grade.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach 3 middle school French classes (6th grade French, French 1A-7th grade, French 1B-8th grade) as well as a TBD high school French class.
  • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, leading weekly social-emotional lessons as well as parent-teacher conferences twice per year.
  • Serve as a leader or assistant for immersion, a 2-4 week integrated program across 6th-8th grade.
  • Lead a club related to your subject area and/or extracurricular area of interest.
  • Attend faculty meetings, division meetings, and department meetings.
  • Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing reports and planning.


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Master Degree is required, preferably in the subject area or education.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred, work with adolescent children required.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g.,word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, student information systems and online grade book programs)

Middle School Makerspace/Computer Science Faculty

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 over 50 years, 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 Middle School Makerspace/ Computer Science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful educator who is eager to invest her/his talents in our middle school program. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from 6th-8th 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 middle school operates on an 85-minute modified block schedule. The candidate should be well-versed in creating and implementing a curriculum that is innovative, student-centered, and interacteractive, bringing together diverse disciplines and cutting across silos. Candidates should also have experience working with early adolescent children.

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 Mike Boyer, Middle School Director at mike.boyer@mvschool.com

Expectations:

  • Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School, incorporates Immersion Method, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), in the classroom, as an advisor, and on the playing field.
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for learning and foster a lifelong learning ethos in their students
  • Candidates should be willing to take risks, look for opportunities to integrate disciplines in authentic and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world, and be action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive rapport with students.
  • Communicate with parents in a prompt and effective manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate with the Middle School team and the Computer Science department to develop a continuity of instruction from EC through 12th grade.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop Maker Curriculum for middle school with an eye toward expanding to lower and upper school in the future
  • Implement Computer Science curriculum for middle school
  • Teach a total of 4 Makerspace / Computer Science electives (per day)
  • In those electives, facilitate and identify projects suitable for middle school aged students
  • Plan, prepare, deliver, and model instructional lessons that facilitate a maker mindset and use design thinking
  • Work one on one with students or in groups to ideate, prototype, and present projects; providing technical support of project documentation (video, photos, sketchbook, lab notebook, blog
  • Lead students in time management and project planning skills
  • Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment
  • Manage equipment upkeep and organization of makerspace
  • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, leading weekly social-emotional lessons as well as parent-teacher conferences twice per year.
  • Serve as a leader or assistant for immersion, a 2-4 week integrated program across 6th-8th grade.
  • Attend faculty meetings, division meetings, and department meetings.
  • Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing reports and planning.


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Master Degree is required, preferably in the subject area or education.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred, work with adolescent children required.
  • A background in and passion for making. Qualified applicants will have experience in any of the following: wood-work, metal-work, hobby electronics, engineering.
  • Knowledge in maintaining fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, vinyl cutters, power tools, electronics, sewing machines, etc.
  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach; experience in an educational makerspace environment; experience with project-based curriculum design
  • Interest/ability in physical computing
  • Coding experience with Sphero, Scratch, Codester, etc. and proven ability in the use of digital arts/fabrication software and equipment.

Middle School Math Teacher

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 over 50 years, 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 Middle School Math Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful educator who is eager to invest her/his talents in our middle school program. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from 6th-8th 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. As the middle school moves to a 85-minute classes, the candidate should be well-versed in implementing a curriculum that is innovative, student-centered, and interactive. Candidates should also have experience working with early adolescent children.

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 Mike Boyer, Middle School Director at mike.boyer@mvschool.com

Expectations:

  • Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School, incorporates Immersion Method, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), in the classroom, as an advisor, and on the playing field.
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for learning and foster a lifelong learning ethos in their students
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive rapport with students.
  • Communicate with parents in a prompt and effective manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate with the Middle School team to develop a continuity of instruction from EC through 12th grade.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a total of 4 middle school Math classes. These classes could include Pre-Algebra, Linear Algebra, Quadratic Algebra, Algebra I (full year), or Geometry
  • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students, leading weekly social-emotional lessons as well as parent-teacher conferences twice per year.
  • Serve as a leader or assistant for immersion, a 2-4 week integrated program across 6th-8th grade.
  • Lead a club related to your subject area and/or extracurricular area of interest.
  • Attend faculty meetings, division meetings, and department meetings.
  • Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing reports and planning.


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Master Degree is required, preferably in the subject area or education.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred, work with adolescent children required.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g.,word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, student information systems and online grade book programs)

K-8th Grade Physical Education Teacher

Full-time Physical Education Teacher (Kindergarten-Grade 8)


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 physical education teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful educator, who is eager to invest his/her talents in our physical education department. They must establish a supportive and engaging environment for students ranging from Kindergarten- 8th 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.

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 Lower School Director, Michele Conway Gaudet at michele.gaudet@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 physical education 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 physical education and athletics department team to develop a continuity of instruction from EC through 12th grade
  • Embrace the five essential traits of an excellent MVS teacher
    • To compassionately engage, inspire, and nurture students
    • To demonstrate passion for teaching and learning,
    • To be an effective communicator who demonstrates a collaborative and collegial spirit
    • To enthusiastically and actively support the school community, its mission and core values
    • To demonstrate knowledge and expertise in teaching methodology and content


Primary Responsibilities for Physical Education Teacher:

  • Teach Kindergarten through 8th grade physical education this year
  • Additional responsibility teaching an Upper School Elective: Strength and Conditioning Course
  • 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 Elementary/ Middle School Physical 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)

Early Childhood School Teacher

Title: Early Childhood Teacher

2018-19 Academic Year

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. MVS believes in the Immersion Method and the importance of offering a challenging academic program and also place an equal emphasis on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program. The SEL program teaches our students to understand and manage emotions in a positive way.

MVS is seeking a dynamic and innovative early childhood teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate should possess a passion for working with our youngest learners, work well within a collaborative team, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in teaching philosophies including The Reggio Method, Waldorf and Montessori are recommended. Additionally, a good candidate for this position should be have an Early Intervention Certification and be an experienced educator with a background in Responsive Classroom. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace changing and evolving practices in education.

For more information on the school, follow the https://www.mvschool.com/

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 Julie Patel, Director, Soin Early Childhood School at julie.patel@mvschool.com by June 15, 2018.

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 diversity among their students
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop rapport with students
  • Communicate with parents, both orally and in writing, effectively and often
  • Collaborate with the Heads of Department and Academic Team to develop a continuity of curriculum


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Introduce all subject areas in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Collaborate with teachers/assistants in designing weekly/monthly lesson plans
  • Prepare students for real world experiences
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Prepare progress reports and conduct regular parent conferences
  • 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 Education, specializing in Early Childhood, is required
  • Early Intervention Certification
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g.,word processing, Google platforms, email, Internet, presentation software, student information systems and online grade book programs)

Upper School Learning Support Specialist

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 Upper School Learning Support Specialist. The ideal candidate is passionate and skillful as an intervention specialist and a leader, eager to invest their talents in implementing an MVS specific Learning Support Specialist and collaborating with a team of learning specialists. The Specialist provides overall leadership, instruction, program development, including day-to-day management of student academic learning support for 9th-12th gr ade. The Learning Support Specialist works closely with the Upper School Division, School Counselor, and teachers to provide support for individual students.

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 Blair Munhofen, Director of Upper School, at blair.munhofen@mvschool.com.


Expectations:

● Embrace the vision of The Miami Valley School

● Incorporate Immersion Method and Social Emotional Learning ( SEL ), in work with students

● Align practices with the Learning Support Program as outlined in the Handbook

● Develop a lifelong appreciation for exploration of ideas and reading for pleasure in their students

● Demonstrate an ability to develop rapport with students

● Communicate with parents, both orally and in writing, effectively and often

● Collaborate with upper school and the Learning Support Team to develop continuity of the Learning Support Program from EC through 12th grade

● Participate fully in the life of the upper school, which may include supporting programs such as Advisory, extracurricular clubs, athletics, and Performing arts


Primary Responsibilities:

● review/maintain student records/files, analyze psycho-educational reports, and provide recommendations based on these reports

● provide academic support for students enrolled in core courses required for graduation

● review admissions applications to anticipate needs of future students

● support assigned students receiving accommodations through MVS’ Learning Support System

● consult with faculty members, administration, parents and outside professionals regularly to monitor student progress and amend Learning Profile as needed

● meet with students to discuss and develop strategies for learning difficulties

● create learning support profiles and submit applications for standardized test accommodations for students with diagnosed learning issues

● oversee and submit applications for standardized testing accommodations approval (i.e., PSAT, SAT, and ACT)

● participate fully in the upper school Immersion program during the month of January


Qualifications:

● Undergraduate or masters degree in special education or intervention specialist

● Intervention specialist licensure or commitment to actively pursuing licensure

● Knowledge of various learning styles and the impact of disabilities on learning.

● Experience working in an upper school setting