Upper School Science Teacher

Faculty Job Description

Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school offering an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one-half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Bettendorf, Iowa. Founded in 1884, Rivermont is the only Preschool through 12th Grade college preparatory, day and boarding school in the Quad Cities.


Rivermont Collegiate is searching for a full-time science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in teaching a broad range of high school science courses and an interest in developing high-level lab and/or field-based electives. Candidates should have the capacity to teach a range of subjects and an interest in the intersection of the traditional science disciplines such as biology and chemistry. Each full-time faculty member at Rivermont Collegiate is required to teach, serve as an advisor, and perform regular duty in support of the residential program. In addition, faculty members are expected to contribute positively and productively to a campus community that promotes the development of intellect, character and creativity.


Each faculty member reports to the director of faculty and ultimately the Headmaster.  Faculty members work in conjunction with the lead teacher in their discipline for teaching-related matters, to the dean of students for disciplinary issues, and to the director of residential life for residential responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach four to five classes, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation, and assessment.
  • Serve as advisor for a class of students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
  • Residential life duty approximately one weekend bi-monthly.
  • Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
  • Attend school functions as well as special events.
  • Complete academic reports, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
  • Promote the development of intellect, character, and creativity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications of Rivermont Collegiate Faculty & Staff

  • Contributes to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
  • Follows community policies and procedures and models positive behavior.
  • Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
  • Understands boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students.
  • Promotes a trust-based community by keeping appropriate confidences.
  • Manages time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments.
  • Communicates and responds to all school communications in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth.

Education and Experience

The optimal candidate will have 3+ years of teaching experience, the ability to handle a range of science courses, and a minimum education of a bachelor’s degree.

Other Requirements

A current driver’s license will be required. A criminal multi-state background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.

Other Skills

Faculty members must be:

  • Able to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Knowledgeable practitioners of their academic discipline.
  • Technologically literate and able to guide and direct students’ use of technology.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested candidates should contact
Beth Heaney,
Human Resources Coordinator,
563-359-1366 ext. 307


Monica Weeks,
Director of Faculty,
563-359-1366 ext. 355