The French Broad River Academy for Boys is currently hiring for two Classroom Teacher and Outdoor Trip Leaders, one of whom will teach 7th grade Language Arts.

A position at French Broad River Academy is more than just a job; it’s a calling. Potential staff must have a passion for developing relationships with adolescents, experience navigating outdoor and wilderness settings, and a willingness to perform in many roles beyond that of a classroom teacher. We work hard and we ask a lot of our teachers, and we find that the rewards of this calling are infinite.

The French Broad River Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin, gender, or lifestyle in hiring. Employment is open to all qualified applicants. Furthermore, we believe that inclusion and diversity actively support the school’s mission of “building character and integrity,” and that a culture of inclusion, empowerment, equity, and justice is essential to all of the school’s endeavors. Central to this are the abilities of our teachers to identify, analyze, and act on issues of equity, justice, and inclusion. FBRA teachers must be committed to strengthening the organization’s role as an institution that shapes leaders who are prepared for a diverse world.

For the 2021-22 school year, French Broad River Academy for Boys is seeking an experienced, dynamic Classroom Teacher and Outdoor Trip Leader.

Responsibilities and expectations will include:
Ensuring the physical and emotional safety of all FBRA students when they are in the school’s care.
Serving as a life mentor and role model for our students.
Actively enforcing and upholding the FBRA school culture as outlined in our mission statement: “to build character and integrity for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership.”
Performing all duties related to teaching the primary subject: planning lessons in alignment with our curriculum, teaching powerful and engaging classes, working individually as needed with students, maintaining an up to date gradebook, collaborating with other teachers, and engaging in regular communication about academic progress with parents and students.
Serving as a trip leader on weekly outdoor field lessons, including whitewater canoeing, hiking, skiing, service work, and climbing, as well as periodic overnight trips (typically 12 nights away per school year) and as an international trip leader (typically 8-10 day trip to Costa Rica).
Assuming additional teaching roles such as PE instructor, electives course instructor, and student advisor.
Maintaining a growth mindset in all areas of FBRA programming and instruction.
Attending meetings, special events, and occasional after-school commitments.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Minimum Qualifications:
Teaching experience either in an outdoor education or a traditional school setting
Bachelor's degree, preferably in the subject area of the job opening
Demonstrated interest in working with young people

Preferred Skills:

The following qualities will distinguish candidates:
Outdoor instruction certifications for paddling, climbing, skiing, or wilderness medicine
Master’s degree or PhD
Current Teacher’s License
Spanish language ability
Music instruction ability
Art instruction ability
International trip leading experience
Demonstrated interest in working with adolescent boys, especially with their social and emotional development
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training or coaching experience
Prior coaching experience

About French Broad River Academy

A private middle school for grades 6-8, the French Broad River Academy combines rigorous academics with technical adventure education on the rivers and in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our mission is to build character and integrity for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the form on the employment section of our website (see below)