The Masters School Department of Modern & Classical Languages seeks a Spanish teacher who is flexible and collaborative in planning, teaching, and assessing, and helps students take an active role in and responsibility for their own learning. Modern language faculty are committed to the student-centered Communicative Language approach in an immersion classroom environment, and work to help students cultivate intercultural competence as part of their path toward global citizenship.
In addition, The Masters School seeks employees committed to the work of advancing equity and social justice in the school community and beyond. A community of diverse individuals, we celebrate both our differences and our similarities, and we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. Masters seeks diverse candidates to serve our student body, and we expect all employees to engage in the work of inclusion as a critically important aspect of working in our school setting.
Teach a total of four sections of Spanish I and II
Attend departmental and divisional meetings, as well as all-school events
Fulfill co-curricular duties as assigned.
Participate in the life of the Upper School by attending full group activities (morning meetings, student presentations and performances and culminating events)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Three years Spanish teaching and advising experience, preferably working in an independent day/boarding, college preparatory, or similar school culture and values
Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as enhancing student life, leading a student club, or coaching a team
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language/literature or Romance languages; advanced degree preferred
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Understanding of and desire to work with upper school students
Proven ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues to build community and support student learning, including excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to work independently
Interest in and aptitude for building new learning experiences
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.