Allendale Columbia School (AC) seeks an experienced, dynamic educator and learner to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered programming; this appointment begins in late August 2018. We are seeking someone to teach Level 1-3 Mandarin Chinese for the 2018-2019 school year.
Mandarin Chinese is a part of a larger initiative at AC in Global Engagement, and we are seeking someone that can continue to build our program as a language teacher as well as build partnerships within the Chinese community to strengthen the authenticity of our students’ experience.
The ideal candidate will have a true passion for student-centered programming and be a team player willing to try innovative and creative approaches to bring excitement to a new Chinese language program.
Teach a Level 1, 2, and 3 Mandarin Chinese courses to Upper School students;
Work closely with Director of Global Engagement on programmatic initiatives outside of teaching Mandarin in the classroom;
Work in collaboration with the Head of the Upper School to set goals for a maturing Chinese language program including staffing, student retention, and program growth and development;
Work with the Director of Global Engagement to build partnerships, exchanges, and authentic experiences for students to practice their language and cultural competence (this may include a trip to China with students); and
Duties that engage the student body, including a family-style lunch, being an advisor, and sponsorship of student activities like clubs or other student-run events (please note: these items are negotiable depending on the candidate and amount of teaching that is assigned).
Prior language teaching experience with high school aged (14-19 years old) students (please note: this is not required but strongly preferred);
Impeccable Chinese proficiency and good English proficiency required;
A valid NYS teacher’s license (please note: this is not required, however licensure is a plus); ?
An insatiable desire to learn and collaborate;
A willingness to design new courses and curriculum and continue to evolve at the speed of the world around us;
Knowledge and experience will a full range of technology from Google apps to Canvas; and
The ability to change and evolve to meet the needs of students and constantly strive to evolve their practice and embrace the spirit of being a learner not a knower.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to: Ryan Burke, Head of Upper School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send a fax or paper copy.
Allendale Columbia School, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.
About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.