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Job Title:Instructor Miami, FL (On-Site)

Contract Type:Employee

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Job Description Summary:Our Mission is to equip students for success by developing and delivering highly effective digital learning through an intuitive online platform.

FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Instructor, Florida Scholars Academy (FSA) provides an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to reach their full educational potential. The Instructor, Florida Scholars Academy exhibits a passion for, and dedication to, the remediation, acceleration, and academic growth of at-risk students. This position organizes and implements an instructional program resulting in students achieving academic success in accordance with state policies and laws. This position is responsible for teaching assigned academic subjects in residential facilities for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice students.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Plan, prepare, and implement engaging instructional activities in assigned subject(s) that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

  • Identify, select, create, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.

  • Be responsible for the supervision of students assigned to the class.

  • Conduct roll calls, counts, and maintains attendance records.

  • Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures.

  • Ensure that order and discipline are maintained in the classroom using effective classroom behavior management techniques.

  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

  • Evaluate students and make determinations as to overall progress.

  • Grade student assignments and assessments and follows all grading procedures. Counsel and advise students regarding their academic and behavioral progress.

  • Collaborate with supervisor and peers to enhance the instructional environment for students by participating in activities which include, but are not limited to, team teaching, meetings, professional learning, and professional learning communities.

  • Communicate with students, parents/guardians, and internal and external stakeholders within established timelines.

  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure that student's growth and achievement are continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and other stakeholders measured by district/school survey results.

  • Meet specific course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Demonstrate gains in student performance.

  • Participate in blended learning models, which includes both on-line and classroom instruction and interaction with students at various residential facilities across the state; required to report to an assigned facility.

  • Provide instructional tutoring as directed.

  • Provide services in person at the assigned facility to meet the needs of students under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

  • Support any other academic related topic established at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools, Florida Scholars Academy, Regional Director, Florida Scholars Academy, or Instructional Leader, Florida Scholars Academy.

  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others.

  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university

  • Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in content area assigned OR proof of active enrollment in a state-approved EPI or MAT program AND either a valid Florida state-issued Statement of Eligibility OR valid Temporary Certificate in content area assigned

  • Exceptional Student Educational (ESE) Certification, preferred

  • Gifted Endorsement, preferred

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement, preferred

  • Reading Endorsement, preferred


  • Teaching experience within subject area OR successful completion of an FLVS instructional internship program OR current enrollment in an approved EPI or MAT program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):

  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and Web-related technologies

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team

  • Must be responsible, accountable, and self-motivated

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic to achieve school goals

  • Display effective prioritizing, organizing, and time-management skills; ability to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Ability to learn and apply all required and recommended computer applications to create efficiency and consistency in internal workflows and instructional practices

  • Ability to function effectively in a high demand environment

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully support core competencies, values, and expectation for student-centered behaviors



Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience


Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes our organization in the community by serving as an ambassador or volunteer


Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers


Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion



Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal “noise”; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; Easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; Tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; Takes calculated risks; Is not afraid to try new things and potentially “fail fast”


Seeks feedback; Gains insight from mistakes; Is open to constructive criticism; isn't defensive; Proactively seeks to understand his/her strengths and areas for growth; applies information to best serve organization; Recognizes how his/her behavior impacts others and incorporates insight into future interactions


Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; Sets objectives and goals; Breaks down work into the process steps; Develops schedules and task/people assignments; Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; Measures performance against goals; Evaluates results


Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; Concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; Can attend to a broader range of activities as a result of organizing time efficiently; Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; Arranges information and files in a useful manner


Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers


Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; Very bottom-line oriented; Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; Is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; Consistently seizes opportunities; Consistently exceeds goals

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Frequency of travel: Daily travel is required to the assigned residential facility. Frequent travel is required for meetings, training, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays.

  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)