Columbus School for Girls (CSG), an independent day school founded in 1898 in Columbus, Ohio, serves diverse students in grades pre-k through grade 12. CSG empowers girls to discover their distinct potential as learners and leaders. A leader in the education of girls and young women, CSG is a vibrant community of more than 565 students, 135 faculty and staff, and 2,500 active alumnae. CSG’s 8-acre academic campus in the beautiful Bexley neighborhood is a ten-minute drive from downtown Columbus, a city bustling with artistic, civic, and shopping experiences. Having just completed a strategic plan to guide the School’s direction over the next several years, CSG offers an exceptional, student-centered academic experience with strong offerings in the arts, an impressive athletic program, and a health and wellness curriculum that is unique in Central Ohio. This combination of academics and skills ensures that CSG students will be well prepared for life beyond CSG.
Columbus School for Girls seeks to hire an energetic and creative part-time Upper School Chinese teacher to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year. CSG offers a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities and welcomes candidates who add to the racial, cultural, religious, and gender diversity of the school community.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach Chinese classes to upper level students.
Collaborate regularly with the other Chinese teacher to ensure a cohesive Chinese curriculum.
Create a course that strives to make each class an immersive experience focused on improving the language skills of students while also incorporating Chinese culture, history, and literature. The teacher will primarily use the target language for instruction and design a student-centered course.
Participate actively in the life of the school, including leading clubs and/or activities, chaperoning school trips, and possibly coaching.
Experience, Characteristics, Qualities:
Bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in Chinese, in teaching Chinese as a second language, or equivalent degree and experience; Master’s degree is
Near-native fluency in Chinese (equivalent to a minimum rating of Advanced Low or above on the ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test)
Experience using Comprehensible Input (CI)/Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) methodology preferred.
Strong candidates will have at least three years of experience teaching Chinese, preferably at an independent school.
An understanding of the value of an all-girls education and the eagerness to learn about the best ways to help young women of promise to reach their full potential as learners and leaders.
A work ethic of flexibility with the ability to revise curricula regularly to reflect what is relevant and necessary to know now, and adopting new tools for learning when they are useful to both students and teachers.
Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a diverse, collaborative environment.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this specific position and a resume in a single Word document to: Diane Mosher, Hiring Coordinator, Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209; fax: (614) 252-0571; or email email@example.com.
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Columbus School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
About Columbus School for Girls
Columbus School for Girls (CSG), located in Columbus Ohio, is an independent, college preparatory day school with a total enrollment of 560 girls. Founded in 1898, CSG is dedicated to girls’ intellectual, social, and ethical growth from early childhood through twelfth grade. The school is characterized by challenging academics, enriching arts and athletics, supportive relationships, and a range of diversity. Each CSG girl is empowered to discover her true voice and embrace her full potential amid the challenges and opportunities of a global and dynamic world.