SUMMARY: Responsible for instructing secondary level students in appropriate subject area in coordination with current curriculum
and within the framework of District and state content standards and in alignment with the Future Lab design principles.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB TASKS
1. Develop, plan, prepare, and implement:
a. Course content, format, structure, and schedule that aligns with the Futures Lab design principles of Autonomy,
Deep Learning, Connection, and Authentic Work.
b. Individualized programs of instruction for students.
c. Classroom materials and curriculum.
d. Lesson plans and learning activities.
2. Instruct students in large, small, and one-on-one situations. Accommodate frequent classroom visits for a variety of
audiences including business partners, professional learning classes, prospective students, and visiting educators.
3. Administer, edit, proofread, and grade students’ assignments and assessments.
4. Create a collaborative and flexible classroom environment which maximizes instructional opportunity, supervise the
behavior and well-being of students in the classroom and all educational settings, and administer discipline when
5. Design authentic assessment tasks that allow students to demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways and use
the data to give meaningful feedback and modify instruction.
6. Monitor student growth and progress, adapt support as needed, and maintain documentation pertinent to
academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
7. Communicate students’ progress, needs, and eligibility with parents/guardians and other staff as needed.
a. With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and colleagues to enhance instruction and improve student
b. With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
c. With business partners.
9. Demonstrate a commitment to:
a. Ongoing personal, professional development through a willingness to engage in continuous student-centered
reflection and coaching.
b. Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
c. Include and engage families in the student’s education.
d. Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations.
e. Provide personal and professional excellence.
10. Participate in and be willing to facilitate:
a. Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions.
b. Student and/or family conferences and other meetings.
c. Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities.
d. Professional growth opportunities.
e. Pathway advisory meetings with business community representatives
11. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
20107 – Teacher Futures Lab
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree with proper teaching licensure program required; Master’s degree preferred and may be required for some
programs and pathways that offer concurrent enrollment.
Successful experience instructing students in a classroom setting preferred.
Successful experience leading adult learning preferred.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, or CERTIFICATIONS:
Criminal background check required for hire.
Valid Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsements required.
CPR and First Aid certifications encouraged.
TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES:
Collaborate well with colleagues.
Facilitation of adult learning.
Self-directed and comfortable with ambiguity.
Adaptability and flexibility required; ability to function successfully in a “startup” environment.
Knowledge of team infrastructure, formative instruction and assessment processes, MTSS framework, and technology
Oral and written communication skills.
English language skills.
Interpersonal relations skills.
Math and accounting skills.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Bilingual oral and written communication skills preferred.
Ability to work supportively with other teachers, staff, and administrators to provide an effective learning environment.
Ability to communicate with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members.
Ability to be a part of and work with a team.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
Ability to maintain honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job.
Ability and willingness to adhere to attendance requirements, including regular and punctual employee presence.
Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies, and building and department procedures.
Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and
Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize
appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT-OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals.
Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook, FrontPage,
and/or other department software packages.
Operating knowledge of and experience with typical educational/instructional technology equipment and programs.
Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment.
Percentage: 34% approximate schedule 9:00am-11:45am daily
Work calendar days: 186
Duration of position: 1 semester only
This is a probationary position. However, PSD employees currently under a licensed contract may apply for this position and if selected will retain contract status.
Must have a valid Colorado Educator’s License with appropriate endorsement.
Futures Lab is excited to continue to grow our team and expand our offerings. Futures Lab is a PSD program that is open to learners from all of our secondary schools. Students remain enrolled on their home campuses and take classes with us for half of their day.
Classes at Futures Lab provide highly engaging, highly personalized, hands-on experiences for learners that reflect the Futures Lab Design Principles: Autonomy, Deep Learning, Connection, and Authentic Work. Ideal Futures Lab teachers are flexible, adaptable, learner-centered, and able to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
- Applicant must hold or be eligible to hold an appropriate CTE endorsement
- Applicant must hold or be willing to earn an FAA Part 107 certification