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As the campus and the programs we offer expand, we need to expand the staff that supports it. We offer a wide range of benefits, a work environment that is challenging and rewarding, and the opportunity to work with the brightest students in the Miami Valley. Look below to discover what our current opportunities entail.

Current Opportunities

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  • Upper School Biology Teacher

    Title: Upper School Science - Biology
    Reports to: Director of Upper School

    The School
    The Miami Valley School (MVS).
    Our mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For 60 years, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio, community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Here, every member of the MVS community is committed to transformative immersive learning in the classroom and during our Immersion term. Equally important is our commitment to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), through which our students learn the skills and competencies necessary to navigate an ever-shifting world with confidence and curiosity. Here, we learn because we do.

    The Role:
    MVS is seeking an upper school biology teacher committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively using evidenced-based argumentation.  This new faculty member will be joining a department that strives to celebrate the diversity of the MVS community through its differentiated instruction, offers assessments that provide a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, and integrates coursework with other academic departments and the world at-large. The Science Department takes its charge of inculcating a deep fidelity to  Scientific Methods as the fundamental paradigm of rigorous inquiry. The new faculty member should be dedicated to developing curricula that are culturally-inclusive, rich in relevance to the experiences of students, and rooted in immersive laboratory work.
     
    The Opportunity:
    All members of MVS' vibrant faculty bring the school's mission and vision to life each day for students and families in the Dayton community. Each day we live out our mission through our core values: integrity, celebration, grit, and kindness. As a part of our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to:
    • Expand Global Leadership. MVS is known for its academic and extracurricular programming, and with you on our team, we will continue to grow with our students as leaders of Global Citizenship and stewards of civil discourse.
    • Enhance Cultural Experiences. Through your instruction and development of an inspiring Immersion Travel Learning Program, you and your students will experience the world, explore passions, and dive deep into content.
    • Develop Character and Wellness. To support the overall wellness of our vibrant community, you'll have the opportunity to meaningfully connect and collaborate with students and families.
    • Innovate. As we continue to develop our Immersive Learning programming, you will be part of a team that is enhancing professional learning nationwide and becoming a thought leader for immersive learning experiences that stretch beyond the traditional school experience. Here, you and your team will integrate academics, hands-on activities, and scholarly habits via cross-curricular designs and models of learning.
    • Couple Academic Rigor with Increased Accessibility. Through your intentional planning and development of coursework, our students will explore their unique learning needs, utilize critical thinking, and begin to think about and create solutions for today's pressing challenges.
    • Collaborate as part of a World-Class Team. In your role teaching at MVS, you will work alongside dedicated faculty who have taught and learned all over the world and in a variety of school contexts. Your colleagues are artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, published authors, professional musicians, armed services veterans, and thespians. Most importantly, they are compassionate and caring educators committed to lifelong learning.
    • And of course, you will get to Teach! As an upper school Biology teacher, you will teach 2-3 sections of 9th grade Biology I, 1 section of  Advanced Biology II, and occasionally term-long electives.
     
    Expectations:
    • Establish a supportive and engaging environment for students;
    • Demonstrate a deep belief that teachers have a unique role in empowering students to become passionately inquisitive; 
    • Demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of teaching methods and learning needs; most importantly supporting immersive, experiential learning;
    • Foster the belief in each of our students, that students can and will change the world
    • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development;
    • Build collaborative partnership with students, faculty, and parents;
    • Develop and facilitate culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices;
    • All faculty can expect to travel with students (grades 4-12) for 1-3 weeks per year;
    • This is primarily an upper school position, but based upon yearly enrollment could be asked to teach in the middle school or support Immersion Term in a different division;
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Teach 2-3 sections of 9th grade Biology, 1 section of Biology II, and occasionally term long Anatomy electives;
    • Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January
    • Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Immersion programs
    • Update Blackbaud, MVS’ Student Information System (SIS), and Canvas, MVS’ Learning Management Software (LMS), regularly to keep both students and families informed about student progress and performance
    • Write recommendation letters for seniors applying to college
    • Attend faculty meetings
    • Fulfill all other faculty responsibilities that may occur outside the school day, including writing reports and planning, chaperoning student events, attending school-related functions, which include but are not limited to: Caregiver Information Night, Immersion Information Nigh, Immersion Open House, Aries Colloquium, Academic Awards, and Graduation.
    •  Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students
    • Lead and/or advise extracurricular activities, which include student clubs and athletics;
    • Report to the Upper School Division Director; 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • Possess a desire to work with pre-teen and teenage students in an experiential setting;
    • Ideal candidates will possess prior experience teaching science in middle and/or upper school settings, advising clubs, coaching athletics, and/or leading student travel learning programs;
    • Undergraduate or advanced degree(s) in Biology, or other related degree; 
    • Candidates without prior teaching experience will also be considered;

    Benefits:
    This is a full-time opportunity that provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, a matching 403(b) program, and 50% tuition remission for the children of employees.
     
    Take the Next Step:
    Share this opportunity with your network! Learn more about our school by clicking on the embedded links. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to lisa.garvic@mvschool.com. Please do not call the school directly.
     
    Bring Your Whole Self:
    MVS is committed to the Dayton community and to our mission and vision. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and will not discriminate on any basis. We seek qualified candidates from a myriad of backgrounds to join our dynamic team.
  • General Teaching Interest

    We will have some additional teaching opportunities available for the 2024-2025 school year, but at this time we are not certain what will be available.  When you apply, please indicate your preferred position(s).  The Miami Valley School educates students from Early Childhood through 12th Grade.
     
    The School
    The Miami Valley School (MVS).  Our mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.  For almost 60 years, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio, community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Here, every member of the MVS community is committed to transformative immersive learning in the classroom and during our Immersion term. Equally important is our commitment to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), through which our students learn the skills and competencies necessary to navigate an ever-shifting world with confidence and curiosity. Here, we learn because we do.
    The Role
    MVS is seeking innovative, passionate, culturally inclusive and skillful teachers, who are eager to invest their talents in our  school. They should establish a supportive and engaging environment for students and be committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively, and committed to developing compassionate global citizens. This new faculty member will be joining a team that strives to represent the diversity of the MVS community by creating and implementing culturally inclusive and responsive curricula as well as demonstrating a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. For our Early Childhood program, this  includes The Reggio Method, Waldorf, and Montessori.  For Middle and Upper School programs, you will have the chance to not only take on passions that will ignite and spark global leadership among your students, but also engage in travel through our unique interdisciplinary learning courses, where faculty and students engage in domestic and/or international Immersion Trips.
     
    The Opportunity
    All members of MVS’ vibrant faculty bring the school’s mission and vision to life each day for students and families in the Dayton community.  Each day we live out our mission through our core values: integrity, celebration, grit, and kindness. As a part of our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to:
    • Expand Global Leadership.  MVS is known for its academic and extracurricular programming, and with you on our team, we will continue to grow with our students as leaders of Global Citizenship and stewards of civil discourse. 
    • Enhance Cultural Experiences.  Through your instruction and development of an inspiring Immersion Learning Program, you and your students will experience the world, explore passions, and dive deep into content. This includes an immersive travel experience with Middle and Upper School students.
    • Develop Character and Wellness. To support the overall wellness of our vibrant community, you’ll have the opportunity to meaningfully connect and collaborate with students and families.
    • Innovate.  As we continue to develop our Immersive Learning programming, you will be part of a team that is enhancing professional learning nationwide and becoming a thought leader for immersive learning experiences that stretch beyond the traditional school experience. Here, you and your team will integrate academics, hands-on activities, and scholarly habits via cross-curricular designs and models of learning.
    • Couple Academic Rigor with Increased Accessibility.  Through your intentional planning and development of coursework, our students will explore their unique learning needs, utilize critical thinking, and begin to think about and create solutions for today’s pressing challenges.
    • Collaborate as part of a World-Class Team.  In your role teaching at MVS, you will work alongside dedicated faculty who have taught and learned all over the world and in a variety of school contexts. Your colleagues are artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, published authors, professional musicians, armed services veterans, and thespians. Most importantly, they are compassionate and caring educators committed to lifelong learning.
    • And, of course, you will get to Teach!
     
    Expectations
    • Establish a supportive and engaging environment for students;
    • Demonstrate a deep belief that teachers have a unique role in empowering students to become passionately inquisitive; 
    • Demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of teaching methods and learning needs; most importantly supporting immersive, experiential learning;
    • Foster the belief in each of our students, that students can and will change the world
    • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development;
    • Build collaborative partnership with students, faculty, and parents;
    • Develop and facilitate culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices;
    • All faculty can expect to travel with students (grades 4-12) for 1-3 weeks per year.
     
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Teach in a classroom setting. Responsibilities and classes vary based on grade level;
    • Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January;
    • Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Immersion programs;
    • Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students in Middle and Upper Schools;
    • Lead and/or advise extracurricular activities, which include student clubs and athletics;
    • Report to the appropriate Division Director.
     
    Qualifications
    • Possess a desire to work with students in an experiential setting;
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents;
    • Possess excellent communication skills;
    • Ideal candidates will possess prior experience in teaching, advising clubs, coaching athletics, and/or leading student travel learning programs;
    • Undergraduate or advanced degree(s) in appropriate programs; 
    • Candidates without prior teaching experience will also be considered.
     
    Benefits
    The majority of our faculty are full-time, and as such, the school provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, a matching 403(b) program, and 50% tuition remission for the children of employees.
     
    Take the Next Step
    Share this opportunity with your network! Learn more about our school by clicking on the embedded links.  Interested and qualified applicants should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to lisa.garvic@mvschool.com.  Please do not call the school directly. 
     
    Bring Your Whole Self
    MVS is committed to the Dayton community and to our mission and vision.  We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and will not discriminate on any basis.  We seek qualified candidates from a myriad of backgrounds to join our dynamic team.
  • Extended Day Staff

    Title: After School Care Staff
    The School
    The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. Faculty at MVS are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. 
    The Role
    The Miami Valley School seeks a part-time After School Care Staff member in providing quality childcare for children pre-K through grade 8. We operate a vigorous after-school program designed to offer a safe yet educationally fun environment.  Approximately 15 hours per week.
    Reports to: Extended Day Coordinator
     
    Expectations
    • Demonstrate an ability to develop a rapport with faculty, administrators, students
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask
     
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Engage and supervise children by ensuring safe environment
    • Organizing and serving snacks
    • Supervising homework
     
    Qualifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • No experience necessary, we will train you!
     
    Working Environment:  
    The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being of students. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside with the following exceptions:
    • Recess Duty
    • Field Trips
    • Immersion Activities
    • Community Service Days
    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments.
    To Apply:
    Eligible applicants should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to lisa.garvic@mvschool.com.  For more information on the school, follow the embedded links. Please do not call the school directly. 
  • Bus Driver

    Title: Bus Driver
     
    The School
    The Miami Valley School (MVS).  Our mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens.  For almost 60 years, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio, community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Here, every member of the MVS community is committed to transformative immersive learning in the classroom and during our Immersion term. Equally important is our commitment to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), through which our students learn the skills and competencies necessary to navigate an ever-shifting world with confidence and curiosity. Here, we learn because we do.
     
    The Role
    MVS is seeking a responsible and reliable school bus driver to transport students to field trips and athletic events, while ensuring their safety. The school bus driver’s responsibilities include ensuring proper vehicle maintenance, observing safety and traffic rules, and maintaining order among students while they are on the bus.
     
    The Opportunity
    To be successful as a school bus driver, you should enjoy working with children and strictly observe passenger transport regulations. Ultimately, a top-notch school bus driver should be meticulous when it comes to vehicle inspections and regard passenger safety as the highest priority.
     
    School Bus Driver Responsibilities:
     
    • Being attentive to traffic and weather conditions and ensuring passenger safety.
    • Following the planned route and schedule for departure times and stops.
    • Regularly checking vehicle safety such as tires, brakes, turn signals, mechanical equipment, etc.
    • Monitoring and reporting fuel consumption, mileage, and passenger numbers.
    • Reporting delays, accidents, and emergencies.
    • Responding to emergency and non-emergency situations.
    • Inspecting the vehicle thoroughly before and after each trip.
    • Assisting with the loading and unloading of the bus when required.
    • Enforcing conduct and safety rules on the bus.
    • Maintaining a clean vehicle.
    School Bus Driver Requirements:
     
    • High school diploma/GED preferred.
    • CDL license required.
    • Passenger and school bus endorsement required.
    • Clean driving record.
    • Previous experience as a bus driver.
    • Experience working with children is preferred.
    • Working knowledge of first aid procedures.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    NOTE: criminal background check and T8 physical required for hire
     
    Benefits
    As this is a part-time position, there are no traditional benefits.
     
    Take the Next Step
    Share this opportunity with your network! Learn more about our school by clicking on the embedded links. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, and resume outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to lisa.garvic@mvschool.com.  Please do not call the school directly.
     
    Bring Your Whole Self
    MVS is committed to the Dayton community and to our mission and vision.  We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and will not discriminate on any basis.  We seek qualified candidates from a myriad of backgrounds to join our dynamic team.
  • Substitute Teacher for Grades EC-12

    Position Summary
    The Miami Valley School’s (MVS) mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For over a half-century, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio, community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally recognized leader in experience-based learning.
    The Miami Valley School is seeking part-time substitute teachers who are excited about fulfilling our school’s mission and supporting students while full-time faculty are absent. Ideal candidates will be excited about working with students and delivering lessons designed by MVS faculty members. In addition, ideal candidates will have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. While a background in education is preferred, we welcome candidates from a diverse range of employment backgrounds.
    The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a completed MVS employment application and resume outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to lisa.garvic@mvschool.com.  Please do not call the school directly.
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