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Southwest Schools (Educational Leadership, Inc.)

Houston, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3097985
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: August 13, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description



Our mission is to prepare college and career-ready students for life-long success.


We are a premier district of choice that meets the diverse needs of all students by creating an inclusive community that fosters a strong sense of self-worth.


Southwest Schools believes in promoting a culture that embodies and fosters a collaborative approach to learning. Staff relationships are collegial, collaborative, and productive, and all staff members are held to high professional standards. Mistakes are not seen as failures, but as opportunities to learn and grow for both students and educators.


Southwest Schools seeks an Hourly Lecturer to teach and instruct students in academic subject matter, social, behavioral, and other educational skill areas; plan, develop, organize, and conduct a comprehensive educational program for secondary level students.

Hourly Dance Lecturer should demonstrate knowledge and expertise in a variety of dance forms and styles including ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, musical theatre stage dance, composition and repertory. Knowledge of social/cultural dances preferred.
Hourly Dance Lecturer should demonstrate knowledge and expertise in dance choreography, pedagogy and theory.
Hourly Dance Lecturer must have a strong commitment to creating choreography for departmental and public concerts and/or other regional shows as well as mentoring student choreographers.


Bachelor's Degree; preferably with a major or minor in Dance, Musical Theater or similar focus
At least 1-year experience teaching Dance in a school setting
Experience working with diverse student populations, parents, and other stakeholders


Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus; judge distance (close and distant); reach with arms extended and use hands to manipulate the keyboard, smart board and other classroom technology.
Ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds, including but not limited to: books, paper and instructional materials/supplies.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling and/or the ability to be mobile.
Ability to travel throughout the district and city as needed by means of personal/private or public transportation in compliance with the state’s department of motor vehicle and/or public transportation laws.


Ability to build and sustain positive, collaborative relationships both internally and externally
Ability to plan and present information to a variety of audiences
Ability to facilitate various size groups using facilitative leadership skills
Skills in written and oral communication, planning, and organization
Knowledge of current trends, methods, research, and technology in area of responsibility
In-depth knowledge of assigned program and service area


I have carefully read and understand the contents of this position description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, Southwest Schools reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the position or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by Southwest Schools. I also understand that this position description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will lecturer. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, and Southwest Schools has a similar right.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

This description describes the general responsibilities and requirements for the stated position and in no way is an exhaustive list. Southwest Schools maintains the right to assign or reassign responsibilities to this position at any time.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Arts: Dance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Southwest Schools (Educational Leadership, Inc.) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Campus Principal/Department Supervisor
    • Phone: 7137846345

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