Instructor in Spanish/World Languages Department Head

3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953, USA Req #49
Monday, March 7, 2022

Stevenson School

Pebble Beach, CA

Full-Time Instructor in Spanish/World Languages Department Head (grades 9-12)

Start Date: August 1, 2022


The position


Stevenson School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher and department head for the World Languages department. The successful candidate will teach four sections of Spanish classes (a one class reduction from a standard load, for department head duties), and contribute to the co-curricular life of the school. All Stevenson teachers serve as an advisor to a small group of students and offer co-curricular activities in two of the three sports seasons (activities include athletics coaching, outdoor education, theater, and supervision of a range of other clubs and activities). Department heads also receive a reduction on co-curricular responsibilities and an annual stipend.


Stevenson’s Language Department promotes critical thinking, responsible scholarship, and creative expression within an imaginative curriculum. In a seminar setting, we model a learning environment framed on the values of inquiry, mutual respect, and cooperative support. The program emphasizes the content and skills necessary for students to find success in college and beyond.


Further expectations:


  • Be philosophically aligned with the mission of the school
  • Be inclined to critically-reflective practices across the full scope of craft, and deploy a learner-centered approach to instruction.
  • Meet and collaborate enthusiastically with colleagues
  • Communicate with students, parents, and colleagues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Display excellent classroom management, communication, and organizational skills.




  • A BA in Spanish or a related field.
  • Previous academic leadership experience in secondary education a plus
  • Professional experience relevant to working with high school students
  • Experience with instructional technology, such as G Suite, learning management systems and other related resources. This is particularly relevant in current circumstances, and facility with a range of educational technology tools is a significant plus.
  • Ability to contribute significantly to an established area of co-curricular life, such as by coaching an interscholastic team at either the junior varsity or varsity level, or participating in the outdoor education program.



Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes meals when school is in sessions. Stevenson provides an excellent, comprehensive benefits package,  a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Retirement benefits were suspended for 2020/21 due to the financial impact of the pandemic but will be reinstated as conditions improve. Resources to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, are also available. As Stevenson is a boarding school there may be an opportunity to participate in our boarding program, for which accommodation (plus utilities) is provided.


About Stevenson School


Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective co educational boarding and day school with 750 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land and two campuses. The 500-student upper division, comprising grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 60% of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 250 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus.


As an American school with a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover ourselves in the world and thus contribute to its transformation. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in college and beyond, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.


In keeping with this project, Stevenson seeks to:


  • Train students in critical academic, intellectual, social, and emotional skills;
  • Help students to develop honor and integrity;
  • Teach students to engage productively and peacefully with others;
  • Nurture students’ ambitions and healthy pursuit of excellence;
  • Balance convention and innovation such that we remain true to our enduring values and relevant to the emerging needs of the present generation of students.


We expect all members of our community to be:


  • Devoted to our tenets of scholarship and citizenship;
  • Honest, honorable, and empathetic;
  • Able to examine and be responsible for their beliefs and behavior, respectful of the consequences that attend both;
  • Willing to risk failure in the pursuit of wisdom;
  • Committed to global literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.


Stevenson offers its students, faculty, and staff a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of the Central Coast.


Equal Opportunity

Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer. Unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws is prohibited.


Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Dan Griffiths, head of upper division) stating interest in the position, a resume, and three supervisory references from recent employment. A copy of the position description specific to department head responsibilities will be sent after an initial screening of candidates. Please upload materials via the school website

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, August 1, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • 3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953, USA