The Magellan International School (Colegio Internacional Magallanes), a Spanish immersion school in Austin, Texas, has an opening for a Middle School (6th - 8th grade) Math Teacher. The Math Teacher is responsible for creating a progressive learning environment where students can demonstrate thoughtful and ethical behavior, and ensure that the values and principles of the IB learner profile are at the heart of learning and relationships in the school. This position will provide instruction in English only.
Plan and teach Math lessons following the IB MYP Math curriculum. Differentiate for individual student needs and support students.
Use a wide range of technologies and creative teaching styles.
Regularly contribute to curriculum planning and development including interdisciplinary units of work.
Plan with colleagues to deliver effective team teaching when possible.
Attend regular curriculum planning and student progress meetings.
Communicate students' progress toward realizing academic character development goals.
Collaborate with Middle School teachers to implement the Magellan Programme for Middle School.
Essential Functions As It Relates To:
Promote high standards and expectations for all students for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
Improve student performance.
Serve as a role model for students by dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning and accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.
Ensure that the instructional programs engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, questioning the known, problem solving and creativity, that they address the range of skills and developmental needs found in the classroom.
Encourage students to define individual goals.
Maintain a safe and creative environment for their students.
Supports teachers and co-workers.
Attends all staff/ faculty meetings.
Meet with Middle Years Programme Coordinator to review curriculum plans and activities and evaluate program's effectiveness.
Maintains records on each child's progress and development.
Keep up-to-date records of attendance, curriculum, assessment tasks in ManageBac.
Carry out supervision at break times, lunch times, and other times as required.
Prepare documentation for IB external assessment.
Communicates professionally and effectively to parents about student progress.
Conduct individual parent conferences at the end of each term.
Establish a positive relationship with each student's family.
Attends parent meetings when required.
Promotes the Magellan International School Mission.
Creates and maintains connections with relevant community resources.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Math.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
A minimum of two years' experience teaching Math in Middle School.
Experience integrating IT with teaching.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment.
Ability to create a stimulating classroom environment.
Ability to utilize the local context and environment to enhance learning.
Ability to work with parents.
Personal Attributes and Skills
Dynamic, empathetic communicator.
Child focused - warm, caring, and supportive.
Passion for teaching and learning.
Flexibility and willingness to work with teams.
Desire to be part of a growing school by committing to its vision and mission.
This is not a supervisory role.
Salary and Benefits
Salary Based on Experience - Enjoy competitive benefits currently including three health plans, paid dental and vision plans, paid life insurance, paid School Holidays, and an inclusive work environment. Plus, additional Paid Time Off and additional insurance available.
This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines and requires lifting, bending, standing, and stooping.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Must be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Some days will end at 4:00 p.m.) Some travel may be expected and weekend availability for events, though this is rare.
Some out-of-area travel may be expected with field trips, but is not common.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and originaldocumentsto prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the school.
The Magellan International School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Magellan International School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Magellan International School
The Magellan International School is an independent, not-for-profit school founded in 2009 which today educates more than 400 students from Preschool through Middle School. The School is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who conceived of and led the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the world. It is this same curiosity, passion, and capacity for achievement in a global context that the School aims to give its students.