University Prep is seeking a talented, compassionate and engaging Mandarin Chinese Teacher to teach a combination of Upper and Middle level courses. The UPrep Mandarin Chinese program includes instruction in language, culture, people and land. Our teachers use a variety of teaching methods to engage students in their learning and develop proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. The teacher will work within a dynamic Languages department, including two other teachers of Mandarin.
We’re looking for an individual who can adapt quickly to changing circumstances, who works effectively independently as well as part of a team, and who is passionate about teaching to middle school and high school-aged children and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education, and who can help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. Salary is competitive with area public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development and an extraordinary work environment.
Who We Are:
University Prep is an independent school serving grades 6 – 12 located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.
Under minimal supervision, and on a full-time basis, teaches Upper and Middle level Mandarin Chinese courses.
Teaches four sections of Middle and/or Upper level Mandarin Chinese courses
Provides classroom instruction and management
Serves as an advisor to approximately 10 Middle or Upper School students
Collaborates with colleagues, students, parents and administrators as appropriate
Actively participates in the life of the school
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Vigorously engages in his/her own professional development
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Mandarin Chinese language or studies required
3+ years’ teaching experience
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Fluency in both written and spoken Mandarin and English required
Flexibility, energy, enthusiasm and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
Commitment to teaching the whole child
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of the developmental needs of both Upper and Middle School-aged students
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Comfort with operating Audio/Visual equipment
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep. Please click on the link below if you are interested in apply for the position: