Join the vibrant and collegial community at the Chinese American International School's Middle School. Having moved to its own 888 Campus several years ago, the division enjoys not just upgraded facilities (including two science labs and the Phanachet Design Lab) but a re-energized program that takes full advantage of the possibilities afforded by this dedicated and modern Middle School space. From the student-centered schedule developed in conjunction with Simon Jeynes of ISM to the infusion of design thinking, project-based learning, and studio habits of mind—all in the context of robust cross-language and cross-curricular collaboration, the Middle School curriculum is thriving, innovative, and engaging. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate finds resonance with CAIS’s mission to Embrace Chinese, Become Your Best Self, and Contribute to a Better World. As CAIS aims to empower independent, effective, and inspired learners, we look for a candidate adept at student-centered pedagogy such as differentiation, use of assessment to inform teaching, and Workshop-based instruction. Our new team member will collaborate with grade level Chinese and English partner teachers and enjoy a wealth of professional development opportunities. The candidate will enter an environment that values social emotional learning alongside academic challenge. Within the framework of a strong curricular vision supported by English and Chinese directors, the candidate will enjoy considerable autonomy in developing the classroom curriculum.
CAIS offers a dynamic dual culture setting, in which faculty are immersed in a culture of language learners. We look for a candidate who will embrace and participate in CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities.
The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place to work. As a critical component of our strategic vision, the school has committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier faculty and excellent educators with a benefits package including:
Salary scale benchmarked to the Bay Area’s competitive standards
Robust opportunities for professional development, support, and growth
Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of premiums for individual employee)
Numerous opportunities to participate in international travel
Commuting cost assistance
Consideration for relocation
Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Prepare and deliver Science lessons, based on grade-level skills, with a focus on scientific thinking and communication, visual and hands-on strategies, vocabulary, and shared inquiry.
Demonstrate teaching excellence, a growth mindset, professionalism, and integrity.
Support the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students.
Successfully teach all assigned classes in accordance with grade appropriate best practices.
Encompass a positive discipline approach in guiding student behavior.
Develop a positive intellectual, emotional, and social environment within the classroom and a class community in which all children feel valued and a sense of belonging.
Actively support and collaborate on school initiatives.
Work collaboratively and maintain standards of respect, courtesy, and mutual consideration with the school community, including students, staff, and parents.
Communicate effectively, promptly, and proactively with families.
Prepare assessments, grades, and progress reports according to school procedures.
Implement and integrate technology into curriculum.
Attend faculty and division meetings including required meetings/events before the beginning of the school year and during the term of employment.
Teaching experience with demonstrated success
Commitment to meeting the needs of individual learners and promoting social and emotional development
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Dedication to equity and inclusion and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Commitment to school mission, policies, and initiatives
VALUED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We value, but do not require, the following attributes:
Teaching credential, Master’s in Education (M.Ed.), or equivalent
Personal experience with second language acquisition