Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Chinese teacher
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Location: Brooks School North Andover, MA 01845
Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Chinese teacher. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.
The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.
A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and performing community responsibilities.
The ideal Chinese teacher candidate should be able to teach language, literature and culture, and have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full-immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture
Ability to use technology as a vehicle for learning gains
Apply engaging and innovative student-centered teaching practices
Work collaboratively with the members of the department
Self-directed with a strong work ethic
Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
A sense of humor and patience and empathy for adolescents
Excellent communication skills
Qualifications: Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning
Interest and practice of using technology for instruction
Native or near native fluency in Chinese
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department to enhance our curriculum
Bachelor’s degree required in Chinese education, literature and/or culture; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience in a 9-12 world language program (or applicable practicum experience)
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Strong writing skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Language/Languages: Native speaker preferred
Contact Name: email@example.com
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at email@example.com.