Job Posting: Full-Time Upper School Spanish Teacher
Who we are...
Founded in 2012, the Episcopal School of Los Angeles is an Episcopal, independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This allows the school to recruit and enroll bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. We are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook.
We’re looking for…
ESLA’s Language Department is seeking a teacher with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise & delight.
The ideal candidate has some or all of the following characteristics:
A commitment to equity and inclusion;
Demonstrated success in meeting the needs of an ethnically, culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse group of 9th-11th grade students;
Experience designing curricula and differentiating instruction for a heterogeneous student body;
Eagerness to design textbook-free lessons and experiences using authentic resources;
Strong interest in building community partnerships that support language learning and intercultural competencies;
Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in public, charter, parochial or independent schools, and;
A sense of humor and ability to meet students where they are.
Teach 5 sections of Upper School Spanish (including Intermediate Conversation, Intermediate Special Topics, and Advanced Cultural Studies);
Preparation of course materials, and assessments, both working from existing curricular frameworks and through the development of new materials;
Participate in an after-school (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.) program one day a week (sports, clubs, performing arts, academic support, etc.);
Willingness to serve as an advisor to a small group of Middle or Upper School students;
Attend regular community gatherings, including, but not limited to, meetings, Chapel, lunch, and major Feast Days.
Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish;
Strong classroom management techniques differentiation skills to support the linguistic and cultural needs of non-native, Heritage Spanish speakers;
Work with School Administration to support students with distinct learning styles;
The ability to work collaboratively within the department as well as to seek out opportunities to collaborate with others;
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree and/or teaching credential is preferred.
Compensation & Benefits...
Salary is competitive with other area independent schools.
Full medical, dental, vision benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after 1 year of employment.
Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day.
Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae; Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
A written statement or link to a video with answers to the following questions (1-3 mins; minimally edited):
Why do you enjoy working with grade 9-12 students and faculty?
What is your experience teaching Spanish? What have you learned from that experience that you would bring to this position?
·In what way does equity or inclusion inform your own identity and work? How have you demonstrated a commitment to inclusion work, and how would you see yourself demonstrating it here?
How would your understanding of the Episcopal tradition inform your contribution to the school’s culture and climate?
What are you eager to learn and develop in yourself as you grow in this profession?
ESLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law.
About The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Serving students in 6-12th grade, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market.