(Begins late August 2020 through mid-January 2021; Covering a Leave of Absence)
Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Spanish teacher to join our expert faculty in the Languages & Cultural Studies department, covering for a leave of absence. The position will require the strong ability to work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level students. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of Spanish as well as advisory and chaperoning duties. Opportunities to coach, participate in our community service program, and lead student extracurricular activities are also available.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 email@example.com
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
M.A. or Ph.D. in Spanish or Latin American Studies
Fluency in both Spanish and English
Significant upper-school classroom experience
Knowledge of and experience teaching a wide range of Spanish and Latin American literature
Ability to teach the sequencing of language clearly and through multiple modalities
Facility with teaching students with varying learning styles, needs, and abilities
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and emotional maturity
Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula
An affinity for working with adolescents
A strong desire to engage in ongoing professional development and collaboration
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience in curriculum review and design
Strong interest in Spanish and Latin American art and culture
Significant travel, work, and/or living experience in Spanish-speaking countries
Interest in extra-curricular involvement with students
A demonstrated commitment to community service
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.