CHINESE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Chinese American International School seeks a 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher. This is an English language position, NO Chinese language proficiency required. Exempt position
Join the vibrant and collegial community at the Chinese American International School’s Middle School. Having moved to its own Campus several years ago, the division enjoys not just upgraded facilities (including two science labs and the Phanachet Design Lab) but a re-energized program that takes full advantage of the possibilities afforded by this dedicated and modern Middle School space. From the student-centered schedule developed in conjunction with Simon Jeynes of ISM to the infusion of design thinking, project-based learning, and studio habits of mind—all in the context of robust cross-language and cross-curricular collaboration, the Middle School curriculum is thriving, innovative, and engaging. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate finds resonance with CAIS’s mission to Embrace Chinese, Become Your Best Self, and Contribute to a Better World. As the school aims to empower independent, effective, and inspired learners, we look for a candidate adept at student-centered pedagogy such as differentiation and use of assessment to inform teaching and help unlock the mathematician we believe is present in every student. Our new team member will enjoy a wealth of professional development opportunities. The candidate will enter an environment that values social emotional learning alongside academic challenge. Within the framework of a strong curricular vision supported by curriculum directors in two languages, the candidate will enjoy considerable autonomy in developing the classroom curriculum.
CAIS offers a dynamic dual culture setting, in which faculty are immersed in a culture of language learners. We look for a candidate who will embrace and participate in CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities.
The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place to work. As a critical component of our strategic vision, the school has committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier faculty and excellent educators with a benefits package including:
-Salary scale benchmarked to the Bay Area’s competitive standards
-Robust opportunities for professional development, support, and growth
-Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of premiums for individual employee)
-Numerous opportunities to participate in international travel
-Commuting cost assistance
-Consideration for relocation
Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
-Prepare and deliver Mathematics lessons in 7th grade Pre-Algebra and 8th grade Algebra I, based on grade-level skills, with a focus on mathematical thinking and communication, visual and hands-on strategies, vocabulary, and shared inquiry.
-Demonstrate teaching excellence, a growth mindset, professionalism, and integrity.
-Support the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students.
-Successfully teach all assigned classes in accordance with grade appropriate best practices.
-Encompass a positive discipline approach in guiding student behavior.
-Develop a positive intellectual, emotional, and social environment within the classroom and a class community in which all children feel valued and a sense of belonging.
-Actively support and collaborate on school initiatives.
-Work collaboratively and maintain standards of respect, courtesy, and mutual consideration with the school community, including students, staff, and parents.
-Communicate effectively, promptly, and proactively with families.
-Prepare assessments, grades, and progress reports according to school procedures.
-Implement and integrate technology into curriculum.
-Attend faculty and division meetings including required meetings/events before the beginning of the school year and during the term of employment.
-Teaching experience with demonstrated success
-Commitment to meeting the needs of individual learners and promoting social and emotional development
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Dedication to equity and inclusion and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
-Commitment to school mission, policies, and initiatives
VALUED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We value, but do not require, the following attributes:
-Teaching credential, Master’s in Education (M.Ed.), or equivalent
-Personal experience with second language acquisition
As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. At CAIS we value honest self-assessment, thoughtful self-reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and we have just embarked on a multi-year vision to reimagine immersion, reimagine our culture of learning, reimagine character and community, and reimagine our learning spaces.
Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more.
For more information, visit https://www.cais.org/about-us/employment
CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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