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CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 80
Title: Chinese Mandarin Immersion Teacher
Job Goal: To provide educational leadership through the Chandler Unified School District curriculum and to facilitate learning that challenges and supports all students in an equitable and safe environment and that meets the District mission and vision. Develop World Language curriculum, oversee assessment administration and assist with hiring if needed.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
If not a U.S. Citizen, must hold a valid passport
Bachelor’s Degree or post bachelor degree in education
Arizona Teaching Certificate
AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
NCLB Highly Qualified qualifications
Appropriate approved areas/ endorsements maybe required depending on area of instruction
Knowledge of computer applications
Teacher Core Job Functions (4 hours per day):
Speaking fluent (native or near native proficiency) in Mandarin Chinese
Planning, developing and implementing class curriculum compliant with state standards in accordance with District guidelines.
Developing and teaching content-based immersion curriculum in core subject areas including math, science, social studies and Chinese Language Arts.
Providing direct services to students, consulting with other professionals, meeting and discussing issues with parents, planning, delivering, and evaluating instructional outcomes, and conducting the research needed to perform the essential functions of the position. The direct instruction is delivered in the classroom and as a field experience.
Working as a team member, sharing common planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities with your team which includes Chinese and English speaking members.
Assessing and documenting student progress toward curricular goals and language proficiency. Teachers will use multiple measures for formative and summative assessments, reflecting best practices in assessment. Teachers will use standardized and internal testing to assess class performance, suggest adjustments in instructional language mix, provide a baseline for student achievement, measure individual growth, highlight areas needing individual attention, and identify areas for professional development and curriculum enhancement.
Administering of Mandarin acquisition assessment tools
Working with students individually or in small groups to reinforce material and skills
Using effective basic strategies for management of behavior
Participating in recruitment needs for program
Providing site, parent and community liaison functions
Attending parent conferences as requested by the teacher
Basic Knowledge of computers, software and applications
Participating in department and school meetings
Participating in District and school initiatives
Meeting any additional specific job requirements as indicated by the District or school site
Coordinator Core Job Functions (4 hours per day):
Working with district personnel to develop promotional materials
Collaborating with webmaster on the development of website page related to Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program
Providing presentations to outside organizations
Recruiting and sustaining students for the Immersion Program expansion
Collaborating with English and Mandarin teachers on curriculum, instruction and assessment
Overseeing the development and distribution of foreign language curriculum documents and communicates to schools and the public
Researching best practices in second language acquisition
Developing sister school relationships with Mandarin and English speaking schools around the world
Supporting the development, articulation, implantation and management of the District’s/School’s vision, mission and goals
Detail oriented and self-motivated
Partnering with community and outside agencies to enhance the program opportunities
Developing and sustaining schoolwide cultural support and themes
Core Values/Professional Qualities:
Function effectively as a team member
Ability and desire to provide outstanding customer service
Be responsible, reliable and punctual
Be flexible and adaptable to change
Positively accepting direction
Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative working relationships with students, staff and parents
Direct constructive criticism toward improving the district
Exercise positive problem solving behavior and conflict resolution skills
Adhere to the dress code appropriate to the site and job
Share sensitive student and staff information on a need to know basis
Be a positive role model for students
Adhere to District and school rules and procedures
Position Type: Full-time
Classroom Teacher > Language: Chinese
Kathleen Jett, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Onboarding
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