Position Description

'(2021-2022) Great Hearts Online - Teacher
Location GH America
Job Category Academy - Faculty (Teachers, Asst. Teachers, ESS / SPED)
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POSITION: Online Teacher                         

LOCATION: San Antonio, Fort Worth, or Irving (Texas) and Phoenix (Arizona)                         

REPORTS TO: Headmaster – Great Hearts Online     

FLSA STATUS: Full time, Non-Exempt


All items below apply to full-time and part-time teachers, unless otherwise indicated. The Headmaster/designate is the direct supervisor of each teacher/faculty member. Great Hearts and Academy administration may modify, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time, for any reason.



LOCATION: Online environment – teachers work from home space

REPORTS TO: Great Hearts Online Headmaster or Assistant Headmaster

EEO Classification: Professionals



Position Summary:

Teachers are the most important daily leaders and shapers of intellectual and ethical culture on our campuses. Every teacher is a role model and must always act and speak as one.

Great Hearts Online faculty will design and develop best-in-class, classical virtual courses and become expert online facilitators of instruction, discourse, and community.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create an educational experience that will feel safe for all students to learn and reach their fullest potential.
  • Create thoughtful and well-planned lessons, adhering to the curriculum, across synchronous and asynchronous environments with clear, intentional connections to independent work and rigorous assignments
  • Record, edit, and post video course material
  • Provide timely and meaningful evaluation/correction of student work (quick return is critical in the online setting)
  • Timely response to student questions posted online
  • Engage students utilizing the Socratic method.
  • Lead students through intelligence, charisma, humor, moral integrity, and example. 
  • Fully embrace the school's vision of community, of learning, and of leadership.
  • Perform additional assigned campus duties.
  • Read, know, and support the philosophy, policies, procedures, and other pertinent data of the school as published in the Faculty Handbook and most current Family Handbook.
  • Provide reasonable assistance to those students in need of individual help and assist students to make-up work after approved absences.
  • Communicate regularly and as needed with parents and respond to parental inquiries by the end of the next school day.
  • Attend virtual events that may occur outside of normal hours.  Events may include (but are not limited to): Open Houses, special school events and staff meetings.
  • Attend all Great Hearts professional development opportunities and participate in faculty development.
  • Support and enforce the school dress and behavior codes and makes reasonable efforts to promote the orderly behavior of all students.
  • Keep accurate records and makes reports as required by the Headmaster.
  • Evaluate and document the student’s day-to-day work, prepare the quarter report, and prepare and participate in the formal semester evaluation and conference.
  • Attend and participate in review meetings with the Headmaster and/or Assistant Headmaster.
  • Be an active member of the community of learners and continues to pursue his or her own professional growth and development.
  • Pursue excellence in teaching and continues to develop his or her own knowledge of the great ideas and works of Western Civilization.
  • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures.
  • Maintain positive supervision and an orderly online classroom.

Profile of an ideal Great Hearts Online faculty member:

  • You hold a deep love for your students and their formation as learning and people
  • You love your academic content, and your sense of wonder and depth of inquiry is contagious
  • You admire and appreciate the classical, liberal arts tradition of education
  • You believe that your job is to ensure students learn and master the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors
  • You actively reflect, learn, and strive to close the gap between “I taught it” and “students learned it”
  • You are genuinely enthusiastic and optimistic about online education and yearn for this job as the next step in your professional journey
  • You are an avid learner and a strong team-member


Competencies & Strengths Education/Experience:

  • Teachers must be highly qualified in the subjects they teach.
  • We will prioritize experience with Great Hearts Academies

Licenses or Certifications

  • Certification is not required to teach at any of the Great Hearts Academies. Great Hearts teachers, whether certified or not, demonstrate a commitment to and love for the liberal arts. However, certification and additional required credentials is required for Special Education, English Language Learner, 504/RTI, and Dyslexia faculty.
  • Fingerprint Clearance: Shall have a valid IVP fingerprint clearance card.

Physical functions:

  • Must be clearly spoken for students to hear and understand.
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and be able to sit for long hours working on a computer.

Work Environment:

  • Must maintain a professional virtual work environment, free of distraction.
  • Must have stable, high speed internet

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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