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Vancouver Public Schools Mandarin Chinese Immersion Teacher in Vancouver, Washington

For the 2021-22 school year only

Full time position

Posting Period: Open until filled

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Résumés should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State teaching certificate appropriate for the assignment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; Master’s degree preferred

  • Advanced level proficiency in ACTFL written and oral assessments

  • Ability to collaborate in the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a K-12 Mandarin Chinese language learning program

  • Ability to differentiate learning experiences for students at varying language proficiency levels

  • Like native speaking and listening fluency and reading and writing literacy in Mandarin Chinese

  • Familiarity or willingness to acquire knowledge of language learning models and curriculum

  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment in a program focused on improving student learning

  • Experienced or at ease in taking leadership to advocate for students in program viability and fidelity

  • Represents the best interests of the school

  • Cooperates as a professional team member and accepts faculty responsibilities

  • Continued professional improvement

  • Sets an example for students in emotional stability, self-control, courtesy, and appearance

  • Ability to work in a semi-open or self-contained classroom

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, multicultural education

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, a variety of teaching strategies, i.e. cooperative learning, integrated curriculum, whole language, etc

  • Program commitment for continuity and improvement

  • Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse

  • Advanced ability to use technology as an effective communication, planning, and instructional tool

  • Willingness to participate in professional development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives

  • Willingness to offer extra-curricular activities that provide extended learning experiences and offer needed support

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches middle school content in Mandarin Chinese, integrates the teaching of content area vocabulary, and teaches students to use the language correctly through the content

  • Modifies curriculum and materials designed for use in other contexts

  • Handles discipline in a positive manner

  • Works and plans cooperatively and collaboratively

  • Moves comfortably in a diverse community and with cultural competency

  • Teaches middle school subjects with a high degree of skill

  • Evaluates a variety of curricular resources and make recommendations for adoption

  • Actively engage students in using technology in individual and collaborative learning activities

  • Works in a flexible and cooperative manner

  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times

  • Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements

  • Supervision of Students

  • Other duties as assigned

Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.

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