POSITION SUMMARY Heathwood Hall is currently hiring someone to teach Spanish in the Middle School to students in grades 5-8. This is a full-time position for the 2022-2023 school year. Heathwood Hall Episcopal School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to provide a framework of the primary duties and necessary qualifications, not specify the full scope of the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the School’s endeavors. In addition to being a passionate and committed educator with deep content knowledge, the ideal candidate will enjoy working with and have a thorough understanding of the specific developmental needs of adolescents. We are seeking a strong communicator with a desire to help develop students as readers, writers, thinkers, leaders, and human beings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and JOB SKILLS ? Teach Spanish classes to students in grades 5-8. ? Collaborate with the World Language department to share teaching practices that best meet the needs of students. ? Assist with duties during the school day, such as lunch, recess, and carpool. ? Meet with the World Language Department Chair and attend departmental meetings. Faculty members have in-service obligations and are expected to attend division-level meetings and participate fully in the life of the school. ? Use a variety of assessment techniques, strong instructional and classroom management skills to develop students’ speaking, listening, and writing skills. ? Strong interpersonal communication skills needed with students, parents, and colleagues. ? Meet with and plan alongside World Language colleagues across the other divisions to ensure a streamlined curriculum. ? Participate in parent-teacher conferences. ? Write daily lesson plans and set long-term curricular goals, including writing and preparing 7th and 8th-grade students for semester exams. ? Serve as a grade-level advisor and collaborate with Middle School grade-level teams to provide a well-linked and integrated learning experience. ? Complete required H.R. trainings each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting, handling of hazardous materials, etc.) ? Be willing to help plan and chaperone class trips, including one overnight trip each year. ? Attend and support after-school activities and programs (e.g. concerts, theater, and class programs). ? Support the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural education including incorporating culture as a part of classroom instruction.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. Prior experience working with children ages 10-14 preferred. Spanish language proficiency is required, and fluency is preferred.
About Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School (HHES) is an independent, Episcopal day school founded in
1951 that serves 730+ children ages 2 through Grade 12. Just minutes away from the urban
grandeur of South Carolina’s capital city, Heathwood Hall is a serene, environmental oasis
nestled on 122 acres of wooded wetlands. The campus is bordered on the west by the
Congaree River, and on the north, east and south by lush farmlands.
HHES has long been known as Columbia’s premier independent school. Its tradition of academic excellence is coupled with a longstanding commitment to experiential learning that has led to the development of many distinctive programs.
Holding true to its Episcopal heritage, HHES celebrates and seeks to develop the whole child, and to develop tenacious, sophisticated thinkers who value service to others over self-interest. HHES further supports the development of the whole child through a rich array of extracurricular offerings that create ample opportunities for students to find and nurture their passions beyond the classroom.
HHES believes that children learn best when they are truly known and supported by their teachers. The school’s abiding commitment to bui...lding strong relationships between students and teachers allows the opportunity for each child to be met where they are in their educational and developmental journey, as opposed to taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
While HHES’s outcomes are second-to-none—its students compete nationally and achieve at the highest levels—each student’s Heathwood experience is unique, reflective of his or her interests and abilities, challenges and talents, goals and ethos. HHES graduates don’t just master the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond; they know themselves, and know how to advocate for themselves, in ways that set them apart from most of their peers. They leave Heathwood prepared not only to take on our dynamic world, but to transform it.
While the school community includes members of many faith traditions, Heathwood is an Episcopal School where all students and faculty gather, by school division, for worship and prayer each Wednesday in the on-campus Chapel of the Epiphany. The school is affiliated with the Episcopal diocese and benefits from a supportive Episcopal community in Columbia. It is a school that engenders strong loyalty and strong connections, and promotes an authentic spirit of inclusivity, acceptance, and care for each individual.
Today, HHES seeks an experienced development professional who appreciates the culture of this exemplary place, shares it values, and will cultivate relationships and gifts to ensure the betterment of the school.
The Community | Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina is a city convenient to mountains and beaches. In just two hours you can be on a beach in Charleston, SC or head the opposite direction two hours toward the upstate and find yourself in the mountains. Sporting News recently recognized Columbia as one of the “Best Sports Cities;” residents love to support their local college teams including the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks. The city also has a more refined side and is home to the Columbia Museum of Art, the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia City Ballet, and a myriad of performing arts groups. Columbia has received numerous accolades for its cost of living, climate, job outlook, education, the arts, health care and recreation.
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