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PE Department Head (.25 FTE)

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Physical Education, Health and Wellness Job Title: Department Head (.25 FTE) FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit B Reports to: Principal In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


  • The PE Health and Wellness Department Head provides instructional leadership for the PE, Health and Wellness department. The Department Head also evaluates teachers and provides professional development for department instructors.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher;
  • Appropriate DESE certification;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching Physical Education, Health and Wellness;
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to use technology effectively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification in educational leadership (i.e. supervisor/director or principal);
  • Supervisory/managerial experience;
  • Ability to conduct demonstration lessons and coach teachers in the content area;
  • Knowledge of assessment practices, including use of assessment to inform instruction and evaluate programs;
  • Ability to use technology to support instructional strategies;
  • Ability to plan and conduct professional development.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Provide curriculum and instructional leadership in the area of Physical Education, Health and Wellness;
  • Assure alignment and consistency in the delivery of Physical Education, Health and Wellness;
  • Serve as primary evaluator for High School Physical Education, Health and Wellness Teachers;
  • Works with principal on staffing and budgeting
  • Communicate effectively with teachers, principals, and central staff
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed
  • Knowledge of culturally responsive and universal design instructional strategies

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in both office and school environments
  • Ability to operate computer, printer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and other standard office equipment
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , PE Department Head (.25 FTE), Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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