Chicago Lights Summer Day is a six-week program that provides a safe place for 100 first through ninth graders to learn and engage in academic classes and arts instruction each summer. Students primarily from the Near North, Near West, and Austin/Lawndale neighborhoods come to Chicago Lights for classroom instruction in language arts and math in the mornings and art workshops in dance, drama, visual art, singing, and digital music production in the afternoons. Field trips throughout the Chicagoland area and enrichment classes such as physical education, yoga, healthy eating, and computer skills are also included in the six-week curriculum.
The Physical Education Instructor for the Summer Day Program is primarily responsible for leading grade level appropriate outdoor recreation activities to first through ninth grade students. The PE Instructor will work with children of all fitness levels to improve coordination and skill, inspire a love for physical activity, and plan structured recreational activities that will allow students to be engaged, excited, and have fun. The PE Instructor, in conjunction with all other Summer Day staff members, will enforce a program wide classroom management plan to ensure an organized, safe and learning centered environment.
The primary responsibilities of the Outdoor Recreation Instructor for Summer Day include:
Attendance based on the schedule below.
Teach two classes of 40 students each for one hour per class each day.
Provide grade level appropriate instruction in physical education to students in first through ninth grade.
Create engaging and enjoyable yet structured recreational activities.
Provide lesson plans to the Education and Enrichment Manager one week in advance of all classes.
Maintain excellent and timely communication with the Education and Enrichment Manager.
Responsibly manage and preserve physical education materials/equipment during the program and returning said resources in the same state at the end of the Summer Day Program.
Enforce a program wide classroom management plan in conjunction with the Summer Day team.
Communicate with the Education and Enrichment Manager regarding all student behavior concerns and working together with all staff to create a safe, positive and calm environment.
Assist in development and administration of student assessments.
Attend staff meetings as required.
Communicate with parents as needed.
Supervise student meal-time as scheduled.
Escort students to and from classes and meal-times
Adhere to the Tutoring and Summer Day Programs’ Communication and Conduct Policy and Attendance Policy.
Use the S.P.I.R.I.T. principles of hospitality when interacting with visitors, guests, members, and staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights.
Other duties, as assigned or needed.
This is a seasonal, limited part-time position. Summer Day is in session from June 26 – August 3, 2017 (no programming on July 3 and 4, 2017). The schedule for this position is 11:00 am – 3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:00 am-3:00pm on Fridays and Thursday, August 3, 2017 (Final Performance Day).
Bachelors Degree and state of Illinois teacher certification in elementary education and/or related fields preferred
Experience in teaching physical education and knowledge of current PE teaching strategies and methodologies
Previous/current classroom teaching experience
Comfort and talent in working with students in grades 1-9
Demonstrated ability to work within a multicultural environment and faith based environment
Experience teaching students with learning disabilities preferred, but not required
Additional Salary Information: This is a seasonal, part-time position. The program runs for from June 26 - August 4, 2017. This position is not eligible for benefits.
About Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian Church
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice. Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presby...terian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.