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Army JROTC Instructor

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Army JROTC Instructor

Location(s):  Various School Locations

Salary: (MIP) Minimum Instructor Pay

Reports to: Principal

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT)

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting. 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

Position Summary

The Senior JROTC Instructor offers JROTC curriculum while upholding the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Collaborates with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. Evaluates and monitors students’ progress on a periodic basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be retired from the United States Military
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree
  • Meet the minimum qualifications required by the Department of Defense

 Essential Functions

  1. Instructs Cadets in the JROTC curriculum during the school year.
  2. Conduct training at JROTC and summer camps.
  3. Develops short and long range plans for achieving curriculum goals, gathers appropriate materials, establishes clear objectives for lessons, and formulates appropriate lesson plans.
  4. Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning and the personal growth of students.
  5. Evaluates student progress and counsel cadets on their performance within the JROTC program.
  6. Motivates and encourages student to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a foundation for becoming a responsible citizen.
  7. Monitors student movement to ensure a safe and orderly environment.
  8. Organizes, supervises, and participates in extracurricular activities for JROTC cadets to include color guard, drill teams and other special activities.
  9. Maintains JROTC student records as required by the Department of Army regulations and local policies.
  10. Complies with Army and school district safety guidelines when instructing, supervising.
  11. Maintains supply accountability in strict compliance with Army security regulations.
  12. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and media.
  13. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  14. Attends staff development programs, department meetings and other professional activities.
  15. Sets an example and models positive attitudes, knowledge, and skills for cadets. Maintains a working knowledge of new instructional methods, technology and equipment.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or 

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