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Requisition Number 19-2759
Title (ORVA) High School Art Teacher 19/20
City Statewide
State OR

High School Art Teacher INSPIRE THE FUTURE

When you join the team at ORVA, you join a team of dedicated professionals working all over the state in a virtual environment to ensure the success of our families and students to meet their educational needs and goals, grades K-12. We are committed to our mission statement “Every Oregon Virtual Academy student Engaging, Developing and Achieving”.

The Teacher is a highly qualified, state certified educator responsible for delivering specific course content in an online environment. Teachers provide instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs. Teachers monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and they actively work closely with students and parents/Learning Coaches to advance each student’s learning toward established goals. Teachers typically work from home but must travel occasionally throughout the year to various school functions, for state testing and as may be otherwise required by the school.

AS A/An Virtual Teacher, YOU WILL..

  • Contact guardian of referred student for discussion of developmental history.


  • Takes ownership for student’s academic progress and attendance, communicating high expectations and showing active interest in student’s achievement.
  • Conducts live Synchronous Teaching.
  • Asynchronously supports objectives, including composing/sending emails, planning course objectives, preparing learning plans, and using data to determine student needs.
  • Participate on IEP and pre-referral teams for students with special needs.
  • Prepares students for high stakes standardized tests.
  • Maintains grade book and submits grades and required student work ensuring student academic honesty and integrity.
  • Makes placement and promotion decisions by generating formal and informal reports regarding student progress, alerting administrators to concerns about student performance and progress;
  • Collaborates with local/regional/ national teams and instructional coaches regarding instruction, resources, interventions and data-driven decision making.
  • Receptive and responsive to coaching from administrators and instructional coaches on a regular basis.
  • Under guidance from principal and coach, augments course content according to prescribed policies and procedures using appropriate asynchronous and synchronous tools.
  • Use of effective presentation skills when addressing students, staff, parents, and the community, including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
  • Promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.

    Communication and Relationship Building

  • Establishes and maintains positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents on an ongoing regular basis
  • Conduct regular conferences with parents/responsible adults and students to assess each child’s progress, learning style, and any other academic, social or developmental issues.
  • Conduct regular conferencing sessions for students and/or teaching adults on academic topics of need or interest.
  • Organize service-learning opportunities that support student development.
  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues in a virtual classroom environment, in line with academy policies and procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the student in the school.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and serve, as appropriate, on staff committees.
  • Represent the school and district at community, State, and professional meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of communication with the Special Programs staff in regards to shared students and comply with accommodations and modifications of student plans.
  • Collaborate with Special Programs staff regarding development and planning of lessons to ensure scaffolding, including instructional strategies, for student learning styles and skills.
  • Supports students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrates understanding of how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support.
  • Works collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the stakeholders.
  • Responds to students, parents and colleagues in timely manner.
  • Support ORVA administrators with school information sessions.

    Other Essential functions:

  • Travels to testing sites to proctor state exams.
  • Support ORVA administrators with school information sessions.
  • Adhere to Oregon school law, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and regulations, school regulations and procedures, and contractual obligations.

    OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required as other duties may be assigned from time-to-time:

  • Builds community;
  • Helps staff with any enrollment or retention efforts as directed;
  • Participates in committees as required.

Get to know ORVA!


Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
  • Valid Oregon Teaching License, with state required endorsements applicable to subject matter assigned.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking.
  • Knowledge of state content standards and ability to align those with the K12 curriculum.
  • Ability to embrace change/ adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes.
  • Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization.
  • Understanding of interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and able to act to preserve integrity on other people's deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently typically 40+ hours per week, including evenings and weekends as needed to meet programmatic requirements.
  • Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during flexible working hours best designed to meet student and other programmatic needs.
  • Ability to travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face to face professional development, student testing, and as required by school Access to reliable high speed internet.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms.
  • Ability to maintain teacher certification/professional development hours and fluency in K12 systems, programs and curriculum.
  • Ability to pass required background check.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with proposed age group.
  • Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology.
  • Experience working in a virtual environment.
  • Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment.
  • Experience with Blackboard Collaborate or other online platforms.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working with Fingers: Ability to type, sort through pages/papers, or otherwise work with fingers (including thumb) and palm frequently each day.
  • Repetitive Motion: Ability to move wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as in typing frequently each day.
  • Sitting: Ability to sit much of the day.
  • Visual: Ability to see and read PC screens, and normal type size print.
  • Hearing: Ability to answer/route telephone calls, and understand what clients and co-workers are saying in normal conversation.

    ESSENTIAL MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Comprehension: Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Organization: Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of self and others on short- and long-term basis.
  • Reasoning/Decision-Making: Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the school’s credibility, operations and services.
  • Communication: Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines. Ability to complete routine forms, use existing form letters and/or conduct routine oral communication. Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information. Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone and computer; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on the phone. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, expediently and at sufficient volume. Ability to make presentations/speak before groups. Ability to formulate complex and comprehensive materials such as legal documents, authoritative reports, official publications of major scope and impact, etc.
  • Mathematics: Ability to count accurately. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and to record, balance, and check results for accuracy.


  • Computers/Peripherals/Other Office Machines: Computer
  • Computer Software: Electronic Mail Software (Microsoft Outlook preferred); Spreadsheet and Word Processing Software, (Microsoft Excel and Word preferred); Web-based Meeting Software (Webex, Elluminate, etc.); Presentation Software, (Microsoft PowerPoint preferred); Web proficiency.
  • Other Tools/Devices/Machines (including Vehicles): No other tools, devices or machines are required in order to perform the essential functions of the position.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • This is a home based position

    NOTE: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties or projects, as assigned by their supervisor and based on program needs and targeted teacher workload. The following are some examples of special projects or duties that may be required, and which may include additional and/or premium pay opportunities when undertaken:

  • Substituting for a teacher
  • Scoring work samples (the volume varies year to year)
  • Graduation position

    The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor and based on program needs. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.



    K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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