“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of an Upper School Mandarin Teacher for the 2018 school year. The position requires excellent skills and content knowledge; a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families and colleagues; flexibility and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, a willingness to use technology, a commitment to professional development, and proven success and desire to work in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Mandarin or a related field.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
Teaching Duties include:
Teaching four Upper School Mandarin courses
Meeting with students on an individual basis for extra help as needed
Amending and developing curricula as necessary
Keeping accurate grades, effectively communicating with students and families in a timely manner, and providing feedback on the first set of progress reports
Generate happiness and a positive outlook on life and learning;
Assume role as an advisor for a group of students (7-10)
Advise a club or activity
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to: department, committee, division and grade-level meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
How to apply: If you are a committed educator interested in working in an environment that is engaging and supportive, please send your cover letter and current résumé detailing your interest in the position with specific evidence of qualification to: Elisabeth Mansfield, Chair of the World Languages Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualified applicants will possess:
Expertise in the teaching of Mandarin
An innovative approach to the teaching of Mandarin
An affinity and appreciation for teaching upper school students
Familiarity with ACTFL standards and best practices in the language classroom
Ability to connect with a diverse student population and support various learning styles
Effective classroom management and organizational skills
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854