2024 STARTALK PROGRAM
Description: CLASSRoad’s 2024 online STARTALK program will focus on new TELL domains, and will be led by Dr. Farid Saydee, Lingling Xie, and Yunliang Bao. Our workshops feature guest lecturers Ying Jin, Laura Terrill, Paul Sandrock, and Dr. Jennifer Eddy. Are you a critical language teacher who wants to advance your pedagogy and instructional technology via online learning? Are you a critical language educator who wants to deliver language lessons focused on culturally responsive practices? Are you an early career language teacher Interested in being matched with an experienced teacher in your language to receive mentoring support? Are you an experienced language teacher who would enjoy mentoring new teachers? If so, you may want to be part of the CLASSRoad STARTALK 2024 Program: Professional Growth for Critical Languages Through Culturally Responsive Practices All successful course participants are eligible to receive Graduate & Inservice Credit Units from California State University, San Bernardino.
Contact: To learn more, visit: www.classroad.org Application Deadline: Nov. 29, 2023
Curriculum Administrative Assistant for Chinese Language Program
Description: OPPORTUNITY Come join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School's Oak Street campus as our Curriculum Administrative Assistant for the Chinese Language Program. This role works at the heart of the Chinese Language Program, collaborating with students, parents, and faculty to organize events, offer support, and generally ensure that the daily workings of our Mandarin immersion program run smoothly. We seek a high-energy individual with great attention to detail and communication skills, who loves working with and around youth and collaborating with colleagues. If you want an admin job where you are kept on your toes and make a difference in the lives of children and their families, this is a great position for you. POSITION SUMMARY Support the whole school Curriculum by partnering with Curriculum Directors to provide administrative and technology support duties for the Chinese Language Program (approximately 80%) and English program (approximately 20%). MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS AND RESPONSIBILITY ● Manage administrative and technology functions within the Chinese Language Program ● Successfully support Chinese Program Director SPECIFIC DUTIES (not limited to) ● Perform essential clerical duties to assist the Chinese Program Director ● Manage director's schedule ● Coordinate school cultural events, inservices, and conferences ● Assist with meeting preparation and materials ● Prepare logistics for Chinese program meetings ● Order, track and distribute curriculum materials and supplies (digital and non-digital) ● Organize & format curriculum documents, paper, digital, and multimedia ● Coordinate Chinese assessments ● Attend meetings and take detailed minutes ● File and record keeping ● Assist with logistics for outside visitors ● Assist with director's, consultants', and PD trainer’s travel arrangements ● Translate documents Page 1 ● Cooperate with other departments and assistants ● Other duties (ie. dismissal, recess, class supervision as assigned) ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS ● Native Mandarin speaker and fully fluent in English ● Strong technical skills as required for job performance ● Ability to work in a multicultural environment ● Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance ● Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI DESIRED QUALIFICATION ● Experience working in and with diverse communities SUCCESS FACTORS COMPETENCIES ● Commitment to school mission, policies and initiatives ● Demonstrate a refined attention to detail ● Highly organized, with the ability to multitask ● Strong writing and verbal communication skills ● Proficient in video and audio editing ● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills ABOUT CAIS As the nation’s first Mandarin immersion Preschool through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies our mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. At CAIS we value honest self-assessment, thoughtful self-reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and we have embarked on a multi-year vision to reimagine immersion, reimagine our culture of learning, reimagine character and community, and reimagine our learning spaces. Our three campuses are currently located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. We are thrilled to announce that we have purchased a campus on 19th Avenue in San Francisco which will more than double our program space and allow all divisions to be together on one spectacular campus beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. COMPENSATION CAIS has an established salary scale that recognizes experience and other qualifications including (but not limited to) education and training, leadership, and bilinguality. The salary range for this role is $27.00 to $32.11 per hour. See next page for a comprehensive list of benefits.
Contact: Email cover letter, resume, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please indicate “Curriculum Administrative Assistant.” In your cover letter please reference how you learned of this opening. Please no calls.
Full time Early Years Chinese Program Learning Assistant at Silicon Valley International School
Description: Description: As a Learning Assistant (Chinese Program) at Silicon Valley International School you will work closely with our international group of teachers to support early years students in the Chinese Program. Your primary responsibility is in the safety and social emotional wellbeing of our students. This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay commensurate with years of experience and generous paid time off. The Learning Assistant works within the framework of the job description and assignment and makes decisions only within that framework. Learning Assistants are required to maintain certifications as required by the school and/or Social Services. In addition, they should keep all relevant certifications current. Learning-Assistants are expected to: Follow Social Services requirements and stay with the students at all times. Demonstrate ethical behavior, responsible behavior towards attendance and work schedule Be knowledgeable of and follow School policies and procedures, particularly those dealing with confidentiality, cross-cultural understanding, discipline, harassment and communication, health and safety, or Licensing Regulations. Actively supervise lunch, recess, and the extended day program as noted in the schedule. Active, visual supervision is expected at all times. Promote an atmosphere of respect for students and adults Work to support the philosophy of the school Address conflicts with colleagues/ teacher/Licensing & Enrichment Director first, then principal if the issue remains Participate in in-service activities as requested Refer all inquiries and concerns about the student to the teacher/Licensing & Enrichment Director and the Principal if needed Assist in attendance, record keeping, student’s work filing, classroom clean up and decoration, and snack preparation. Assist in the implementation of the classroom management Support and promote goals for the class community,
Part-Time Chinese Instructor at Vermont Commons School
Description: Vermont Commons School is a 6-12th grade independent school in South Burlington, VT focused on Scholarship, Community and Global Responsibility. We are seeking a part-time (¼- to ½-time) instructor with teaching responsibilities in the high school grades. The ideal candidate will: ○ Have professional experience teaching high school students ○ Be accomplished in the area of Mandarin Chinese with a passion for sharing their interest ○ Design and plan engaging curricula, drawing on current educational trends ○ Quickly establish productive and meaningful working relationships with high-school students, rooted in knowledge and curiosity about what adolescent students needs ○ Teach and assess students in diversified ways that use a variety of styles ○ Incorporate commitment to global citizenship and environmental stewardship into their instruction, drawing on our Mission and Guiding Principles, and ○ Communicate clearly and effectively with parents. ● Secondary responsibilities of Vermont Commons Faculty include the following. Depending on the teaching load of this position and availability/interest of the candidate, some or all of these responsibilities may be part of this position: ○ Part-time participation in and/or co-leading of week-long, off-campus experiential education programs three times a year ○ Serving as an advisor to grade-level or mixed-grade groups ○ Participation in department and faculty meetings, as well as professional development days ○ Sponsoring clubs and other activities ○ Proctoring study halls, lunch, and/or recesses ○ Other duties customary to the vocation of teaching. ● Ideal qualifications include ○ Professional experience in an educational setting ○ Being friendly and welcoming of all past, current, and prospective community members as well as the community at large ○ Having excellent written, digital, and verbal communication skills, including experience with Student Information Systems (SIS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) ○ Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team ○ Advanced degree/s in a relevant field ● Compensation and Benefits include ○ The school uses a published pay scale for teaching and administrative Faculty based upon years of full-time professional teaching experience and educational degree attained, with a range of approximately $40,000-80,000 annual salary. Compensation for this position will be directly derived from that pay scale according to teaching load and added responsibilities (or lack thereof, if applicable) ○ Funded professional development ● This is a part-time, exempt, academic-year, salaried position requiring the time commitment necessary to complete job requirements satisfactorily. School hours during which Mandarin courses are taught are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekend and evening work, including occasional attendance at events typical to teaching, may also be required. Position begins August 23, 2023 and the application period will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should email a brief cover letter and resume/C.V. to email@example.com. Vermont Commons highly encourages applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or across the gender and sexual diversity spectrum. Vermont Commons School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to making a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender and sexual diversity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
Part-Time Chinese Instructor at Vermont Commons School
Description: This position does not require a teaching license and could be either a half-time position or adjunct (about 10-12 hours/week) teaching just the courses. Vermont Commons School may also be willing to consider a virtual option, if the applicant has experience with online teaching. Please see the position description below.
Valley Park Elementary School in Blue Valley School District is Seeking Certified K-5 Mandarin Teachers
Description: Valley Park Elementary School is looking for a teacher certified K-5 to teach in the Kansas City area, in a Mandarin/English Program. Below are the links to the Blue Valley School District's website, for both the job postings and program details. job postings: https://www.applitrack.com/bluevalleyk12/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=location:%22VALLEY+PARK+ELEMENTARY%22 Chinese Immersion Website: https://www.bluevalleyk12.org/domain/4496
Contact: https://www.applitrack.com/bluevalleyk12/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=location:%22VALLEY+PARK+ELEMENTARY%22 Chinese Immersion Website: https://www.bluevalleyk12.org/domain/4496
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Description: The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) invites applications for a .75-time Instructor of Chinese at its campus in Durham, North Carolina. The position is a 10-month, permanent-track appointment with full benefits through the State of North Carolina. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3966461/instructor-of-chinese-durham-nc-campus?keywords=chinese&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Chinese American International School seeks a LOWER SCHOOL CHINESE TEACHER (2023-2024) Full-time, non-exempt position
Description: This position offers a unique opportunity for passionate lower school educators to foster a joyful learning community that strikes a developmentally appropriate balance between deepening students’ academic skills and nurturing the curiosity and creativity of our learners. Consistent with its Strategic Vision 2020-2025, CAIS is committed to reimagining immersion to achieve greater student engagement and proficiency in Chinese and cultivate the cognitive, character and intercultural competencies that are the “CAIS Immersion Bonus.” We are seeking a Lower School Chinese Teacher who is eager to collaborate with our experienced faculty to continue implementing the best Chinese immersion pedagogy in the 2023-2024 school year. Please see the attached job description for details. TO APPLY CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBTQIA candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Email cover letter, resume, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please indicate “Lower School Chinese Teacher.” In your cover letter please reference how you learned of this opening. Please no calls.
Contact: Email: email@example.com
BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/CHINESE) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
Description: Our vision at SAS explains why we exist. We aspire to be a world leader in education, cultivating exceptional thinkers prepared for the future. We are committed to our mission that has been at the heart of our 65-year history: to provide each student an exemplary American educational experience with an international perspective. If there is one thing we know about the future, it is that our students will graduate into a rapidly changing, increasingly global world where their success will depend to a large degree on their ability to learn new skills, take on new challenges, and work with a diverse range of people. We aim to build a strong sense of joy and purpose in learning among our students to enable them to do so. We know that our students’ future success will depend on their ability to develop skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and cultural competence. And, it will depend on the quality of the moral character they develop. We seek to personalize learning for every child to meet their unique learning needs. We know that supporting them in their social-emotional growth is as important as their academic growth. And, we seek to stimulate that growth in a community as rich in equity and inclusion as it is in the extraordinary diversity of our students. Our ability to attract, retain, and develop diverse talented educators, working collaboratively in teams, is vital to our success. We welcome your application if you would like to join us on this meaningful culturally responsive journey in cultivating exceptional thinkers prepared for the future. Library and Information Literacy in the Elementary School This library media specialist will be part of a collaborative library team that supports all SAS community members including students, teachers and parents. The library program nurtures literature appreciation, information literacy and digital citizenship. The library program functions on both a flexible and fixed schedule. This librarian will have the skills, experience and qualifications to meet the diverse needs of readers across the school. The primary focus of this position will be to develop, maintain and promote the Chinese materials in the library, as well as support the Chinese speaking community, both in the Immersion and World Language programs, as well as in our wider Mandarin-speaking community. Minimum Academic Qualifications: ● Excellent communication skills (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Mandarin Chinese ● Advanced degree in Education from an accredited college or university ● MLIS or equivalent school librarian endorsement certification ● Experience as a librarian in an Elementary school library setting ● Comprehensive knowledge of diverse, current, culturally responsive children’s literature (Pre-K through Grade 8) reader’s advisory Preferred Qualifications ● At least three years elementary classroom teaching experience ● Experience using an automated library software system, eg. Follett and Overdrive ● Experience cataloging print and digital materials in English and Mandarin Chinese ● Experience working as a collaborative member of a professional learning community ● Experience managing a budget and library facility ● Supervised library assistant staff and parent volunteers ● Experience coaching teachers and/or leading professional development over time ● Knowledge of and experience with current best-practice in inquiry and culturally responsive practices ● Strong Google Suite skills (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc) and iOS skills ● Experience or familiarity with makerspace tools and collaborative practices ● Highly effective communication, listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills Collection Development and Resource Management: ● Collaboratively develop a collection that includes professionally selected (following the SAS collection development policy) print and digital resources that are easily accessible, aligns to curriculum, meets independent reading needs, and reflects diverse points of view ● Further develop an excellent print and digital Mandarin collection for preschool through eighth grade students to support world language classes, immersion classes, native Mandarin Chinese speaking students and families which promotes a love of literature and reading for information ● Source and promote resources to support teaching and learning in English and Mandarin Chinese classrooms ● Participate in the creation and/or review of appropriate policies on selection and deselection of materials, challenges, copyright, intellectual freedom, acceptable use policy, and confidentiality. Policies are approved by the district board and shared with school staff Instruction and Integration Responsibilities ● Collaborate with librarians, teachers, PLC coaches, STEAM specialists and administrative staff ● Work in partnership with teachers, staff, and families modeling consistent effective teaching with library resources and tools to support literature appreciation, curriculum, information literacy and digital citizenship ● Work with immersion classes in a bilingual capacity during student facing time in the library. This may include library lessons, story times, book talks and readers’ advisory in English and Mandarin ● Create and implement programming aligned with AASL 21st Century and ISTE standards Leadership and Professional Growth Responsibilities ● Support the development, implementation, and communication of a shared library vision of learning that reflects extraordinary care, excellence, and equity for all stakeholders ● Identify resources, plan, and design professional development to support professional growth in information literacy, digital citizenship, and literature appreciation ● Participate in ongoing professional development experiences ● Work with external school library community organizations (e.g. AASL, ALA) to provide and enhance curricular programming which supports student success ● Actively engage in SAS PLCs
Contact: candidates may submit their application via the following link. https://app.schrole.edu.au/social/vacancy/3389e097-2c5d-4e99-afb1-52bd1e414870
Chinese American International School seeks an Mandarin World Language Pathway Teacher (6th-8th Grade) Exempt, full-time position
Description: OPPORTUNITY Founded in 1981, Chinese American International School (CAIS) is the nation’s first Mandarin immersion day school. For more than four decades, CAIS has been educating students through Mandarin immersion pedagogy to embrace Chinese, become their best selves, and contribute to a better world. In December of 2022, the CAIS Board of Trustees approved the creation of an exciting new middle school program, the Mandarin World Language Pathway. This program will open the opportunity for middle school students who have little or no Mandarin background to enter CAIS and learn Mandarin. Mandarin World Language Pathway students will have intensive, individualized, small group or one-on-one instruction for 80 minutes a day. During the remainder of the school day, they will join their immersion classmates for classes taught in English. We intend to meet World Language Pathway students where they are and establish learning goals that are aligned with ACTFL proficiency guidelines. It is our vision and our expectation that these students will graduate from CAIS and enter high school with significantly higher levels of Mandarin proficiency than students from other elementary and middle schools that offer Mandarin classes. We are searching for an experienced, hard- working, flexible, creative, and collaborative candidate to serve as our school’s first Mandarin World Language Pathway teacher. Please see the attached document for the details including job requirements.
Contact: Email cover letter, resume, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please indicate “Mandarin World Language Pathway Teacher.” In your cover letter please reference how you learned of this opening. Please no calls.