Reports To: World Languages and Cultures Department Chair
Saint Mary’s Hall seeks an outstanding Upper School Spanish teacher who is able to teach all levels of Spanish language, literature, and culture. Strong candidates will be passionate about their subject and possess near-native to native fluency in Spanish. The teacher will have teaching experience, a degree in Spanish or related field, a willingness to work with all three divisions’ Spanish programs (Lower, Middle and Upper School) in order to support a strong vertical alignment from Forms 1-12, and a commitment to using a variety of pedagogical approaches, including technology, effectively in the classroom. In addition to teaching five classes, candidates must be willing to serve as an Upper School student advisor, and to work with highly talented and motivated students.
Teaching experience in a public or private school setting.
B.A./B.S. required; M.A./M.S. preferred
Teach five Upper School Spanish classes daily
Be available to students seeking extra help each day during Office Hours from 3:15p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Serve as academic advisor to around 10-12 Upper School students, and meet with that group weekly
Support the efforts of vertical team planning and curriculum alignment
Attend all required meetings of the World Languages and Cultures Vertical Team, Upper School World Languages and Cultures Department, and Upper School Division, as well as all-school faculty meetings
Respond promptly to communications from school administrators and parents
Participate in requested professional development activities
Attend Project CRISS training during New Teacher Orientation and provide evidence of strategic instruction in lesson planning throughout the year
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates experience working with flexible pacing, flexible instruction, grouping and regrouping, acceleration, enrichment, differentiation, and independent study to meet student needs
Demonstrates experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery
Demonstrates experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach
Demonstrates expert-level written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
Demonstrates initiative and skills in the following areas: relationship and community building, educational leadership, communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management
Possesses an entrepreneurial outlook and commitment to independent schools
Possesses a good working knowledge of technology equipment such as interactive whiteboards, computers, iPads, printers, copiers, etc.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Works in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Interested candidates should submit electronically a cover letter expressing the reasons for their interest in the position, a current résumé, and a copy of any relevant college transcripts (or other complete listing of college Spanish coursework undertaken as a student.)