Instructor in Spanish Middle Division 22/23

24800 Dolores St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA Req #52
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Stevenson School 

Carmel, CA

Middle Division Spanish position

 

The position


Stevenson School is currently seeking a Middle Division Instructor of Spanish at our Carmel campus.  The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing students in the middle division from grades 5-8 and will create lesson plans and assessments, instruct students, provide feedback, and collaborate with other Spanish faculty members to develop curriculum focused on developing students’ Spanish proficiency. 


Further expectations:


  • Be philosophically aligned with the missions of the school and the department, including an understanding of proficiency-oriented instruction.

  • Be inclined to critically-reflective practices across the full scope of craft, and favor a learner-centered approach to instruction.

  • Meet and collaborate enthusiastically with colleagues to coordinate curriculum, assessments and lesson plans.

  • Communicate with students, parents, and colleagues in a timely and professional manner.

  • Display excellent classroom management, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Contribute talents and skills to the school community in additional capacities, including coaching and advising.


Qualifications


  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish

  • A BA in Elementary or Secondary Education, Spanish, or a related field, masters is preferred.

  • Familiarity with the principles of teaching with comprehensible input (TCI) and proficiency-oriented instruction, including the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines is preferred

  • Professional experience relevant to working with middle school students.

 

Compensation

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes lunch when school is in session. 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. 

 

Background

 

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, comprised of 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.

Applicants

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to Ms. Molly Bozzo, head of lower and middle divisions) stating interest in the position, a resume, and three supervisory references from recent employment. Please apply and upload documents on the school's hiring portal. 


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Friday, July 1, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • 24800 Dolores St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA