Spanish Teacher – Leave Replacement

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

Anticipated Annualized Base Compensation Based  on Experience: $75,070 – $140,976 per annum

What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School?

The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered teachers. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students, design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging, are enthusiastic about working on teams, and are eager to pursue growth in their teaching practice.

Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.

Position Summary Description:

The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher for the fall 2024 semester beginning in August 2024 and ending in January 2025. Candidates will be asked to teach courses to students in middle school (grades 6-8) based on departmental need. The World Languages Department seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about collaborating on teams, designing learner-centered experiences in the classroom, and preparing students for an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse world through language learning. By making the unfamiliar world familiar and by emphasizing the common humanity among diverse peoples, the department strives to prepare students for effective global citizenship and service to the larger community. In addition to teaching a full load of classes, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and extended-day office hours for additional student support.

An Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A bachelor’s degree is required with native or near-native fluency in Spanish;
  • A master’s degree in Spanish, Education, or a related field is preferred;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is expected, as is some preparation in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture ;
  • Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs is also highly desirable;
  • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
  • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice;
  • Ability to integrate technology into instruction;
  • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
  • Strong work ethic, as well as time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
  • Irrespective of own religious orientation, the ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition;
  • Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth.

Core Competencies:

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude;
  • Verbal and written communication;
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates;
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure;
  • Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Adolescent cognition
  • Growth mindset
  • Counseling and supporting adolescents
  • Tactful communication
  • Teamwork

Application Deadline

Applications received before April 28, 2024 are preferred. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Please do not email or call the school directly.

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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