US Performance Academy offers a stimulating and unique working environment with a competitive salary. We seek team members who possess a unique skill set since this is a multi-faceted teaching position. At USPA, we celebrate the importance of family, personal time, and individual growth, and we strive to offer flexibility to all our team members.
USPA is an accredited, private, online school for high performance athletes in middle and high school. Designed by athletes and educators, our approach specifically benefits driven students who are training, traveling, competing, and pushing to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. The support system keeps students involved, motivated, and on track to success. The focus on future goals and aspirations opens up a doorway to opportunities.
Do you enjoy working with students-athletes and their families, have a record of successful teaching in a formal or informal environment and have experience using educational technologies in a teaching environment? Are you a current or retired middle or high school teacher, athlete with a teaching background, recent Teach for America participant, or career changer ready to take on a dynamic role in a growing online school for high performance athletes? If so, US Performance Academy (USPA) would like to hear from you. As an integral member of the academic team, you will teach one core subject in our middle-high school program. This is a part-time or full-time, year-round position based out of Exeter, NH.
To support our growing program, US Performance Academy seeks a talented educator who possess a thorough knowledge of online learning environments and understands the vision and goal of the USPA model. This person will be responsible for teaching one core subject to student-athletes. USPA specializes in 1-on-1 and blended instruction for high performance student-athletes. We provide: flexible and autonomous scheduling and part-time hours.
Teach a range of student sessions in one of our core areas: English, History, Science, Math, World Languages
Ability to teach multiple grade levels desired
Prepare weekly, customized lesson plans, and long-term plans for every student
Provide weekly and quarterly reports on students’ progress
Prepare to give updates on students, and discuss questions or concerns
Serve as liaison between students, family, USPA learning coaches, college counselors and our school
Schedule and participate in active class and tutoring meetings
Communicate with school administrators regarding the progress of each student on a regular basis.
Master’s Degree (preferred) or a Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience teaching online
Background in working with middle-high school age students
Background or experience in athletics.
Experience working virtually with faculty and student advisees.
Strong interpersonal skills with high energy and sense of humor.
Intuitively creative and collaborative.
Flexibility and a sense of humor.
Strong technology skills including web-based collaboration tools.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills and follow-through
Affinity for standardized tests
A fun, upbeat personality and strong interpersonal skills
Intuitive teaching ability
Enthusiasm for working with high school students
Experience working in online platforms and digital environments
USPA is a team of virtually-based educators that have deep commitment to their work. We believe the quality of our school must match the potential of our students. We get things done and believe that in our highly collaborative environment that anything is possible. All of our decisions are made through the lens of what is best for our students. We tackle tough questions without ego, are results oriented, and have high expectations for school and our students.
Compensation: Based on experience Start Date: Summer 2019 Location: NH
Number of Positions to be Filled: 5
To qualify, please provide a resume demonstrating the required experience and skills and a letter of interest, to firstname.lastname@example.org with USPA Learning Coach in the subject line. From there, we require the completion of pre-interview work assignment – a thoughtful response to which will require investing 1-2 hours of preparation time. We find both the willingness to invest this time – coupled with the insights we derive from the answers – help us find the truly capable and passionate candidates. Qualified applicants who pass this review will be phone screened, and finalists will conduct interviews with our leadership team.
USPA is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practice.
US Performance Academy was designed to solve the problem that today’s young athletes are facing: “How do I choose between my love of competitive athletics and my desire for a strong education?” With US Performance Academy, student athletes do not have to make a choice. We have created a customizable, flexible, college-prep, middle and high school for students who are involved in competitive athletics.
These athletes face the daily challenges of missed classes, missed assignments, travel with stacks of worksheets to complete, coordination with teachers and coaches, a feeling of unbalance in life, and exhaustion. US Performance Academy students and families no longer have to face those stresses.