Employment Opportunities

 

Mountain Discovery Charter School is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

 

School Director and EC Inclusion Teacher

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“Self-esteem is not built from compliments. It is built from accomplishments of quality.”

-Ron Berger

MDCS uses a Unified Talent job board to advertise all available positions and manage applications.

 

Visit https://mountaindiscovery.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx to find a list of current openings.  If you wish to apply, you will be prompted to create an account to manage your application(s).

 

 

School Director:

 

Serve as the Director of our experiential learning, Public Charter School nestled into the Great Smoky Mountains in Bryson City, North Carolina. The Director of Mountain Discovery Charter School will have a passion for the outdoors and possess a skill set that includes strong, proven leadership skills in a K-8 classroom setting and knowledge of NCDPI requirements. Fiscal/development skills including institutional budgeting, expense management, capital fundraising and grant writing are preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will ideally demonstrate instructional leadership skills like the ability to grow current practice with experiential learning and AIG initiatives, insightful analytical abilities to disaggregate student data with the goal of developing student and teacher support, and design professional development plans with the ultimate goal of improving student learning.  

At MDCS, we believe that empowering our students empowers our community. The students of Mountain Discovery Charter School are engaged in an experientially rich, hands-on course of study developed to maximize each child’s potential to become a responsible citizen of the local and global communities. Parents, students, teachers, and staff are dedicated to: 1) fostering individual learning styles, 2) nurturing and facilitating our children’s natural abilities to think creatively and critically, and 3) promoting self-confidence through respect for self, others and the environment. 

Above all, the MDCS Director must possess leadership skills that include: 

    • Strong communication and listening skills 
    • The ability to inspire and motivate adults, and develop effective relationships with staff, students, parents, and community partners
    • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to think strategically

Application Instructions:

Please visit https://mountaindiscovery.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx to see the entire ad with job duties, description and terms of employment and to access the application via our Applicant Tracking job board.  This is the only way to submit an application that will be considered.  You’ll be prompted to create an account which will then give you access to the original job posting and an “Apply For This Position” button which will initiate the application process.  Please be sure to submit PDFs of your resume and cover letter as part of your online application. Your resume and cover letter should total no more than 4 pages. Anything beyond 4 pages will not be reviewed. Your cover letter should address the following questions and you should include each question and your response in the cover letter. Do not submit a stock cover letter that does not address these questions; such submissions will not be reviewed.  

    • Why are you interested in leading Mountain Discovery?
    • What skills, mindsets & qualifications demonstrate that you can lead Mountain Discovery?
    • Tell us how you’ve incorporated experiential learning into your practice during your time as an educator and/or leader.
    • Share at least two experiences that demonstrate your creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

        EC Inclusion Teacher:

         

        The Exceptional Children’s Inclusion Teacher shall report directly to the EC Coordinator and under direction shall assume responsibility for planning, developing and implementing specialized educational support services for 1-5 students in the General Education Classroom. This position has a strong emphasis on reading instruction and intervention. The Inclusion Teacher will support students by working with the General Education Teacher to develop appropriate instruction, interventions, and accommodations. These supports and services are designed to enhance teachers’ abilities to provide instruction to students. Depending upon the curricular area of expertise and/or the program of assigned responsibility, the Inclusion Teacher shall assess needs, develop training modules, design instructional materials and/or demonstrate teaching methods. This teacher shall also serve as a liaison between teaching staff, EC Coordinator, and School Administration.

        Minimum Qualifications:

          • Possess and maintain a valid North Carolina teaching license in or related to the area of assigned responsibility.
          • Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with children, teachers, staff, and representatives of other agencies.
          • Possess specialized skills, experience, and training in the areas of instructional methodologies, curriculum design/modification, demonstration teaching and staff development.
          • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with state model curriculum frameworks, curriculum guides and other exemplary instructionally-related resources.

        Desired Qualifications:

          • Strong background in reading instruction, intervention, and diagnosis.
          • Familiarity with ECATS.
          • Flexibility to handle the changing needs of the EC Department.
          • Ability to work in a team environment.
          • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines at the same time.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

          • Maintains a caseload of students’ IEPs.
          • Conduct IEP team meetings as needed.
          • Create differentiated lessons based on students’ individual needs.
          • Collaborate with Regular Education Teachers on current lessons, pacing, programs, and services to students.
          • Assists in conducting student needs assessments.
          • Design instructional materials and sample lessons consistent grade levels assigned.
          • Participates on school committees as assigned.
          • Promotes existing services and provides input on new/different services that will respond to the changing demands within the school.
          • Maintains professional competency by actively engaging in employer directed professional development activities and other similar opportunities provided to staff.
          • Cooperatively engages in the professional evaluation process with the supervisor to ensure ongoing professional growth and competence.
          • Effectively communicates with staff, parents and agencies.
          • Attends all staff meetings and actively participates as a member of the educational team.
          • Performs other related duties.

        Application Instructions:

        Please visit https://mountaindiscovery.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx to access the application via our Applicant Tracking job board.  This is the only way to submit an application that will be considered.  You’ll be prompted to create an account which will then give you access to the original job posting and an “Apply For This Position” button which will initiate the application process.  Please be sure to submit PDF’s of your resume and cover letter as part of your online application. Your resume and cover letter should total no more than 4 pages. Anything beyond 4 pages will not be reviewed. 

         

        Thank you for your interest in Mountain Discovery.

          Mountain Discovery School