The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.
Upper School French Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Academic Year Schedule (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)
Compensation is based on experience
* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).
* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School French Faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.
The Upper School French Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff, while also an active member of the school’s World Language Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of French per term, in addition to two Cascades and one Advisory group for the Academic Year.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:
Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and support a proficiency approach to language instruction
Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach all levels of French, to include introductory through levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 (when supported by enrollment)
Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
Establish classroom expectations that creates a safe and comfortable environment for all students
Collaborate and work effectively with the school’s World Languages Department
Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written reports, and school portal.
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth.
Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees
Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience in teaching French – a minimum of 3 years is preferred
A bachelor’s degree is required
A graduate degree is preferred
Successful candidates will have:
Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values.
Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships.
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.