Upper School Spanish Teacher

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Marin Academy

JOB TITLE: Spanish Teacher  

REPORTS TO: World Language Department Chair  

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time / Exempt

START DATE: August 13, 2018

At Marin Academy, we believe that educational excellence should push the boundaries of what is known today in order to prepare students for a world we can’t even imagine tomorrow. Our unique educational approach inspires MA teachers and students to work side-by-side every day immersing themselves deeply in their subjects while honing the ability to think critically and creatively. And because many voices are welcomed and encouraged at MA, our students cultivate the tools they need to live their lives fully—and the inspiration to contribute as compassionate citizens to our world.

We seek an experienced Spanish teacher for a full-time position beginning in August 2018.  Candidates should have at least 3 years of Spanish teaching experience at the high school level and a desire to teach introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a language-related field is required. A master’s or higher-level degree in Spanish or a language-related field is preferred. Heritage Spanish speakers and Spanish as a second language speakers are encouraged to apply.

The World Language Department at Marin Academy requires that students take three years of one language no matter their level of entry.  Our Spanish program includes levels 1, 2, 3, 3-honors, 4, 4-honors, 5, and 5/6-honors. MA’s world language program is a full immersion program beginning at level one. Level two Spanish is a rigorous study of vocabulary and grammar. Levels three through four focus on the development of fluency, and levels five and six focus exclusively on literature, history, and current events.

Candidates should be ready and excited to work collaboratively in teams within the World Language department and across MA’s academic departments. Candidates should be prepared to embrace MA’s student-centered philosophy and pedagogy. MA values the inclusion of many voices and perspective and candidates should have the inclination and experience to work in a diverse community focused on issues of equity and social justice.

Individuals with a demonstrated desire to play roles across the school — leading student activities and supporting key programs will be prioritized.

Marin Academy is situated on a 10-acre campus at the base of the hills of San Rafael, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a 9-12 grade independent, college preparatory high school, we have an enrollment of 420 students with academic talent, interest in the arts and athletics, and a passion for a multitude of issues. Our students come from San Francisco, the East Bay, and Sonoma in addition to Marin County. Marin Academy has a block schedule in which classes meet every other day for 75-minute periods.   

Marin Academy’s mission statement “asks every individual to think, question, and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.” We welcome those with a progressive and innovative mindset about teaching and learning and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Salary and benefits are very competitive.  For more information about Marin Academy, please visit our website (www.ma.org).

Qualified candidates interested in the full-time Spanish Teaching position should send the following to Scott Young, Dean of Faculty (deanoffaculty@ma.org):

  • Cover Letter
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Resume

To apply for this job email your details to deanoffaculty@ma.org


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