Mandarin or Cantonese Teacher
OSI Transformation Schools
Reports to: World Languages Academic Department Chair
Purpose or Summary Statement of Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position
Supervised by the World Languages Academic Department Chair, the Mandarin or Cantonese (Chinese) Teacher will work with his/her content area team to develop curriculum that is aligned with the College Readiness Standards, develop and implement standards-aligned summative and formatives assessments, and conduct data-driven revisions and re-teaching plans as necessary to keep all students progressing towards the desired outcomes. The Mandarin or Cantonese Teacher should be capable of employing a variety of evidence-based instructional practices and be a proficient classroom manager. The ideal candidate will be student-centered, perseverant, collaborative, fully convinced of each and every student's ability to learn and passionate about supporting their students in beating the odds by giving them greater opportunities to succeed.
- Promote a widely shared institutional belief that every child deserves and can have expert instruction and that all team members must be advocates for students.
- Consistently demonstrate an effort and ability to continue one's own personal professional development while working as an active member of the Mandarin or Cantonese Team by assisting team members in improving their instructional practices as well.
- Work closely with course and departmental teams to analyze assessment data and devise effective instructional re-teaching plans around student learning gaps to ensure students' academic achievement.
- Commit to teaching students social skills, as well as academic standards, on a regular basis and utilize the Boys Town Well Managed Classroom Model in order to: a) build relationships with all students, b) encourage a sense of connectedness to school, c) establish a safe, positive climate for learning and d) empower every student with the social skills needed to enjoy academic and personal success.
- Align curriculum with the Office of School Improvement Assessment Cycle, abide by the assessment protocol, and utilize resultant data to refine curriculum and inform instruction.
- Understand and utilize wide range of evidence-based instructional strategies to optimize teaching and learning on a block schedule.
- Appreciate that education is a holistic endeavor and reflect understanding of social and emotional development and demonstrate ongoing willingness and ability to support students in these ways.
- Continually reflect on and document the effectiveness of-teaching plans and make mid-course adjustments when necessary.
- Participate in all school-based professional development and faculty meetings as a full-time member of the school community.
- Model excellent teaching and be willing to let others observe one's own teaching.
- Promote general literacy skills while aligning Mandarin or Cantonese curriculum and instruction with reading and English standards to as great an extent as possible.
- Develop lessons and lesson plans making use of instructional materials and, insofar as possible, provide individual and small group instruction in adopting the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
Qualifications for Job:
- Know how to use data to drive the instructional practice.
- Proficient in evidence-based behavioral strategies and capable of effectively managing a classroom amidst challenging circumstances.
- Utilization of hands-on, inquiry-focused approaches to teaching and learning Mandarin or Cantonese.
- Committed to the profession of teaching and constantly seeking to learn more about the complexities of teaching and improve one's own ability to improve student achievement and enhance student well-being.
- Strong leadership, collaboration, and communication skills; ability to work a diverse group of professionals around a clear goal.
- Predisposition to be proactive and a self-starter; ability to stay several steps ahead and to anticipate and address problems before they develop; ability to troubleshoot and to devise targeted, ad hoc solutions.
- Willingness to take risks and propose solutions or strategies outside of traditional or current paradigms.
- Ability to develop strong, empathetic relationships with students and their families; comfort with entire school community including home visits to at-risk students and their families and outreach to community-based organizations.
Type of Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Education with an endorsement in Mandarin or Cantonese
Type of Experience and Number of Years:
An OSI Mandarin or Cantonese teacher must be capable of moving groups of students academically. Specific qualifications include:
- 3 or more years of experience in an urban high school or related setting is preferred
- Strong general knowledge of the population of students at risk of dropping out and experience with successful intervention strategies for these students; knowledge of student social and emotional development.
Current schools with vacancies include but are not limited to:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates please visit http://www.cpstransformation.org