Catlin Gabel Middle School is looking for a part-time Mandarin Teacher! This position is set to begin in January of 2024.The Middle School Mandarin Chinese teacher teaches two sections of Mandarin and co-advises a group of students in an advisory/homeroom setting. In addition to daily formal teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to participate in, and lead, activities that include but are not limited to extra-curricular, experiential, and community engagement across grade levels. All faculty participate in retreats and trips with students throughout the year. As a progressive school, we expect all employees to embrace whole child education, inquiry-based practices, educating for democracy, and experiential learning pedagogies.
Success in the position will be evaluated based on the individual’s ability to support the Facilities Department in achievement of their goals, which includes:
Teach two sections of Middle School classes (Grades 7 & 8).
Support students with their learning and growth in the classroom as well as in forums outside of the classroom, like office hours as well as grade level team meetings
Create an inclusive and culturally responsive classroom environment through regular class meetings, supportive exchanges with students, and clear expectations for classroom behavior
Coordinate and implement, at the classroom level, appropriate student assessments and utilize assessment results to enhance student learning, including differentiated instruction
Collaborate with department members in designing and implementing curriculum that aligns with the school mission and departmental aims, including preparing students for high school requirements
Cooperatively work and communicate effectively with parents/guardians in conferences, written reports, and with informal interactions
Develop, plan, and lead or co-lead experiential learning activities with a group of students
Pay Rate: $26,731-$48,279/year
Master’s degree in teaching, education, Mandarin or related field preferred.
At least two years’ demonstrated effective teaching experience.
Prior experience working with adolescents is required.
Experience with Understanding by Design instructional planning a plus
Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, and performance-based assessment is preferable
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates or candidates from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Catlin Gabel School.
In order to be considered for this position you will need to apply at the school’s website:
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.