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Business Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Reading School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Business
School / Org: Reading School District
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 197
Posting Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Reading School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Business Teacher

Position Goal:
To develop in each student an understanding of our American business system and its place in the nationís economy; to provide knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of business services; to develop practical business skills for personal use or for use in business occupations; to encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:
Teaches knowledge and skills in one or more of the following subjects to secondary students: typing, shorthand, note-taking, bookkeeping, record keeping, office procedures, merchandising, business communications, data processing, or basic business. Utilizes course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

Develops lesson plans and organizes daily classes so that demonstration instruction, and practice can be completed within the allotted time.
Demonstrates skills such as shorthand and use of office machines, and techniques such as those used in merchandising. Prepares appropriate instructional aids and display materials to enhance learning.
Instructs students in use, care, and safe operation of business machines. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
Maintains an auditable record of pupil attendance and makes daily reports.
Controls assigned district-owned office equipment and supplies to prevent loss or abuse.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the laboratory-type classroom where several kinds of activities may be taking place simultaneously.
Instructs pupils in importance to employers of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness, and good work habits.
Evaluates each studentís performance, knowledge, and skills in course being taught and prepares student progress reports and employment reference.
Maintains continued contact with business community to keep in touch with job entry requirements and current business methods and equipment.
Evaluates, selects, and requisitions books, instructional aids, equipment, and instructional supplies and maintains required inventory records.
Maintains professional competence through in service education activities.
Communicates with parent and school counselors on student progress.
Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship or student activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee. This job description does not constitute an exhaustive list of responsibilities and management may revise it at any time.

Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.


Bachelors or Masters Degree


Pennsylvania Instructional Teaching Certificate


Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively with other employees, students and parents.


Ability to apply basic arithmetic calculations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions for practical situations.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.


Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff.
Ability to develop and maintain required records and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the community.
Good knowledge of procedures, practices, materials, and equipment required to provide appropriate learning experiences for students to whom assigned.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Must be courteous and able to deal effectively with people.
Must be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented.
Ability to maintain personal self-control in stressful situations.
Ability to operate a personal computer and software.
Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Some driving is necessary; light lifting Ė up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may be moderate to loud at times. The employee is frequently required to interact with the parents, public and staff during and after the normal workday. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and exhibit good human relation skills including courtesy, tact and patience.


The employee will be formally supervised and evaluated with regard to his/her duties on a regular basis by the Building Principal.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the school district administrator designated as immediate supervisor of the position, of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Reading School District is an equal opportunity employment, educational and service organization.

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