Health / Physical Education Teacher

Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School | Perth Amboy, NJ


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Posted Date 2/12/2024
Expiration Date2/28/2024

Job Title: Physical Education Teacher  
Classification:  Non-Exempt
Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work:  Full-Time Position.  Monday – Friday 7:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reports to:  School Principal
Position Purpose: Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' physical skills and abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork; to develop students' understanding of the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being; and to motivate students to work towards, physical fitness, hygiene, and good health.
Essential Functions:

  • Develops and administers Physical Education classes consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in, physical fitness, rhythm and dance, coordination and agility, exercise, and sports,
  • Develops students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and appropriate feedback to regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, 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.
  • 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 applicable laws.
  • Assists in coordinating extra-curricular activities, including student performances, assembles, and athletic events.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to 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 physical education and grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Essential Functions (cont’d):

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Inspects equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order.

Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators a designated by the Superintendent.
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Equipment: Uses standard office equipment such as personal computer, copy machine, fax machine, telephone.
Travel Requirements: Travels or school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current physical education instructional methods, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding education and students, as well as relating to health education.
  • Knowledge of physiology, health and nutrition, biology and biological functions, anatomy, hygiene, exercise, and best ways to promote physical and mental well-being.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • 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.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards: Work in a standard office setting and school building environment, walking, climbing up and down stairwells.  Depending on the duty, the employee may have to lift and / or move objects up to 10 pounds. 
Experience: Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
Qualification Profile:

  • NJ State Certification as Teacher of Health & Physical Education.
  • Motor vehicle operator’s license or ability to provide own transportation.


  • Bachelors from accredited collect or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Master’s Degree Preferred.

Terms of Employment:

  • 10 Month Contract



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