A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
LANGUAGE LEARNING AT AVENUES
Our mission is to equip young people to understand and solve global-scale problems. This is the core of why we teach our students a second language. Because of that mission, language learning at Avenues has some distinguishing features. 1) Our curriculum is rooted in task-based learning and teaching. We use authentic language tasks to structure teaching and practice activities. 2) We have selected tasks and topics that are uniquely relevant to global-scale problems. That means less learning about clothes shopping and more learning for cultural understanding.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Develop and teach Chinese language curriculum that engages all learners
Ensure students achieve key learning outcomes by adapting instruction to address individual student needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school cultureDeeply connect with students and vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.
Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.
WHAT YOU BRING
Chinese teaching experience with a proven track record of student learning
Full professional fluency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese
Deep knowledge of, and passion for, Chinese language and culture
Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.