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Union High School

11 Month Contract



A letter of interest and resume must accompany the electronic application for full consideration. A complete job description and electronic application can be accessed on the district website at . No paper applications/resumes will be accepted. No telephone calls please. Posting Timeline: February 22, 2013 4:30pm.

  • JOB SUMMARY : Conducts classroom and extracurricular instruction in accordance with the US Army Program of Instruction and the guidance of the Grand Rapids for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
  • Conduct the JROTC program in accordance with applicable law, GRPS policy and Army /Cadet Command regulations and policies
  • Prepare an annual Master Training Plan. Develop a schedule for the year reflecting school and JROTC objectives and activities. Include cadets in the planning phase and organize cadets and resources toward the objectives.
  • Perform administrative tasks. Maintain electronic student records; provide enrollment and other student reports as required by the United States Army Cadet Command (USACC); meet school administrative requirements
  • Carry out logistics tasks. Prepare requisitions. Maintain arms and supply operations in accordance with regulatory guidance.
  • Recruit and retain students. Market the JROTC program in school and community. Maintain enrollment standards.
  • Teach JROTC cadets. Achieve the curricular requirements and learn standards of the Program of Instruction (POI) Attain and improve proficiency in all military and other subject taught. Continuously improve instruction by staying abreast of new and alternative instructional and motivational techniques. Recommend changes to the curriculum and teaching methodology.
  • Counsel and mentor students on their academic performance as members of the Corps of Cadets. Assist interested students in applying for the Senior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (SROTC) scholarships and completing service academy applications.
  • Accomplish required school tasks. Participate in staff meetings, school committees and student activities Perform duties required of other teachers in the school.
  • Plan, organize and conduct hands-on training that build from instruction in the classroom; color guard, marksmanship, drill teams, and JROTC social activities, such as military ball, awards banquets, fitness challenges.
  • Conduct risk assessment to mitigate the possibility of an accident for all activities; observe and enforce Army and school safety guidelines.
  • Develop professional qualifications. Participate in recurring instructor conferences and other professional development opportunities offered by the school district. Meet any continuing education requirements of the state, school district or USACC.
  • Prepare the unit for official visits by dignitaries, Tri-annual formal inspections, and mandated assist visits from high headquarters.
  • Plan and coordinate cadet and instructor's attendance to the annual JROTC Cadet Leadership challenge (JCLC), conduct training and other activities as prescribed by the JCLC commander.
  • Set an outstanding personal example of professionalism, social and personal behavior and appearance for cadets, colleagues and the community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for actively participating in building activities, meetings, parent conferences, staffing, training, IEPC, when appropriate, as determined by the building administration or the assigned certified teacher.
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be retired from the US Army, Army Reserve, or the US Army Michigan National Guard. Retirement date cannot exceed 3 years and must be receiving retirement pay.
  • Be a noncommissioned officer E6 through E9 who has an associates degree or 60 college credit hours from a certified degree issuing institution minimum by 31 December 2009.
  • Have no court martial's
  • Meet the retention medical fitness standards and weight standards of CCR 145-2.
  • Have and excellent record of military performance.
  • Have the mentality, personality, appearance and bearing to represent the Army well in the civilian community.
  • Have good moral character, instructional ability and be able to challenge, motivate and influence young people in a positive manner
  • Meet administrative requirements of the certification process, have a satisfactory interview, and be determined by Cadet Command to meet the criteria outlined above.
  • Persons whose evidence is anything less than the highest ethical standards (lying, cheating, stealing), inability to relate appropriately to persons of the opposite gender (sexual harassment, misconduct). Persons who would cause the Army to have less than complete confidence in their reliability (alcohol abuse, drugs, financial irregularity) or trustworthiness to be in the classroom with cadets (child abuse). If any of the above applies, those candidates need not apply.
  • Persons whose background checks, which are conducted by the Army for every person as part of the hiring process, would produce information inconsistent with eligibility need not apply. National level checks include:
  • i. FBI records check

    ii. FBI Fingerprint check

    iii. Defense Security Service Records Check

    iv. Military Records Review

    v. Central Registry of Spouse &/or Child abuse or neglect

  • School Official's Authority: AR 145-2 and CCR 145-2 states that the Army and hiring officials have equality in approving the hiring of prospective instructors. Approval by both the Army and the school is required. GRPS also requires local agency checks paid for at the applicant's expense.
  • Teaching requirements (not all inclusive): Teach 4-6 hour per day, plus related administrative time. Usually 5 days per week or as addressed tin the instructor contract with the school. Generally these are the same days and hours as other teachers under contract by the school district.
  • i. Integrated Curriculum Training: These activities reinforce classroom instruction and offer cadets the opportunity to enhance their personal skills, discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem. They require instructor supervision, participation, teaching, and are conducted in addition to the hours of classroom and administrative duties.

    1. Color Guard

    2. Drill Team

    3. Marksmanship Team

    4. JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

    5. JROTC Cadet Stall Training

    6. Other special activities selected by the cadets and their instructors and approved by the school such as banquets and ceremonies. An instructor can expect to devote at least one full Saturday per month to cadet integrated curricular training; at least one weekend per years for coordination meeting for JCLC as well and 1 to 2 weeks temporary duty at the JCLC site; 2-3 days at Cadet Staff Training, several evenings in support of school functions (parent teacher conferences, homecoming, prom). Others may occur in addition.

    ii. Mentoring/Counseling: Time varies widely. All instructors have an obligation to counsel and mentor cadets on their military and academic performance.

  • Physical and medical fitness: JROTC cadets are very active physically, and instructors must have a physical and medical fitness level that permits them to participate fully in all JROTC activities. This includes participating in marching, the ability to lift and move boxes of curricular materials and other equipment and the stamina to conduct a full day's training for a week at a time.
  • Mental fitness: Mental and emotional stresses are facts of life for school teachers. It is an occupation filled with tremendous rewards and, on occasion, profound disappointments. JROTC Instructors must have the mental strength to provide consistency in judgment and behavior and exhibit a positive, supportive outlook toward cadets and program.
  • This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to the job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified

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