The Chapin School, an independent K-12 day school for girls located in New York City, seeks a student-centered, collaborative, and innovative educator to serve as Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher and Upper School Advisor.
Job Overview: The Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher, as a member of the World Languages Department, will teach four sections of Chinese and serve as an Upper School advisor.
The World Languages Department is a K-12 group of language educators and global citizens who are passionate about preparing students to thrive in a multilingual and multicultural world. At Chapin, our students develop a high level of proficiency in at least one language other than English. At the same time, they explore and celebrate the authentic voices of their language/s of study and gain a deeper understanding of cultural identity through art, history, literature, and other cultural products of the speakers and thinkers of those languages. The World Languages Department believes that all students can be polyglots and that the ability to communicate in languages other than one’s own is imperative if we are to become brave, compassionate, and respectful citizens and leaders in a diverse world.
Chapin’s next Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher and Advisor will be:
A Chinese teacher and second-language acquisition educator with a demonstrated commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary curriculum development who…
- Builds curriculum that takes a global perspective and centers voices from around the Chinese-speaking world.
- Has the pedagogical skills and content knowledge to teach the entirety of the Mandarin Chinese course progression, from 6th-grade Chinese (Beginner Novice) through the advanced 12th-grade courses (Intermediate Advanced) and who uses simplified characters at all levels.
- Embraces the wide range of possibilities that technology brings to the language classroom, helping our students connect with peers and classrooms across the globe.
A student-centered educator who values each student’s voice, experience, and history, and who…
- Creates a safe and joyful learning environment for all students by welcoming individual voices and experiences.
- Employs culturally responsive teaching practices in order to reach all students and help them feel valued, known, understood, and loved.
- Incorporates play into the classroom, and encourages risk-taking and mistake-making as a part of the learning process.
- Is committed to a growth mindset for all students and believes that our students’ potential is unlimited.
An educator who actively cultivates a classroom and community of belonging by…
- Demonstrating flexibility in curriculum development and adapting lessons in response to feedback to target a wide range of learners.
- Aligning with Chapin’s mission to empower all students in a continual effort to further our inclusive community.
- Being intellectually curious and passionate about learning and seeking opportunities for professional growth.
A partner to students, their parents, and colleagues in teaching and learning who…
- Generates clear learning goals that prioritize communication, and provides focused and timely feedback that moves learners forward towards those goals.
- Maintains ongoing communication about advisees' progress with teachers, class deans, and advisees’ families.
- Collaborates with colleagues within the Chinese team, the World Languages team, and across departments and divisions and who actively seeks opportunities for interdisciplinary work.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience; the salary range is $68,000–$115,000.
How to apply: Submit your cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy by May 12, 2023.