Oregon Episcopal School is seeking an experienced, innovative educator to teach Mandarin language and Chinese culture in its Middle School. This individual will teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Mandarin with the possibility of an additional section of Mandarin I in the Upper School as needed. This teacher will collaborate with the World Languages Department on articulating a scope and sequence for Mandarin education at OES and will support Upper School Mandarin language trips. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful teacher will possess knowledge of current best practices in effectively teaching Mandarin language and Chinese culture to English speaking students and a demonstrated teaching philosophy and practice consistent with the Mission and Vision of OES.
This is a full-time, exempt, academic year, position and comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid health insurance for the employee, (25 percent for dependents), 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible children, and one excellent free meal daily.
Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for MS students.
Manage the classroom environment so that all students can learn safely.
Evaluate and return student work promptly.
Write evaluation reports for students in a timely manner.
Collaborate effectively with faculty.
Communicate with students and parents in a clear, timely, and professional manner.
Advise a group of Middle School students.
Attend MS meetings, Grade-level Team meetings, and World Languages Department meetings.
Serve as a role model for Middle School students.
BA/BS or equivalent in Mandarin language, Chinese culture, and/or Education.
Five years’ teaching experience with Middle and/or Upper School students
Native or native-like fluency in Mandarin and strong English speaking skills
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Docs, Zoom or Skype, etc.
Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
Three to five years of experience teaching in an independent school
MA/MS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Experience with inquiry-based teaching and Project-based learning
Experience using digital tools and teaching in a 1:1 laptop environment
Experience traveling abroad and/or leading student immersion trips
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please visit the OES website at http://www.oes.edu to learn more about the School and its programs. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and completed application, available here: http://www.oes.edu/uploaded/contacts/application.pdf to the attention of Middle School Division Head Ann Sulzer at email@example.com, or Oregon Episcopal School, at 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223. Open until filled. No phone calls please.
Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION: OES faculty salary scale – based on education and experience.
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Epi...scopal School. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 840 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.