Upper School German

  • The Walker School
  • Marietta
  • Jul 11, 2022
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Position Title:                   Upper School German          

Reports to:                         Head of Upper School

Employment Status:      Full Time

FLSA Classification:       Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 Walker seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to assume the lead teaching position of a successful, nationally recognized German program for the 2022-2023 school year.   The Walker World Language curriculum is based on the ACTFL Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. By incorporating ACTFL's three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational), the World Language Department enables students to advance along the continuum of language proficiency. The teaching load is three sections (German II, III, and a combined Honors IV and AP German course). For candidates interested in teaching just the three German courses, the position would be part-time. We are also open to candidates who are interested in a full-time teaching position that would include an additional subject, particularly an additional world language (Latin, French, or Spanish)

 QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, student-centered, success-oriented individual who embraces the mission and vision of the Walker School. The candidate will have experience teaching across multiple levels of German--including Advanced Placement--and can deliver instruction featuring extensive input in a comprehensible manner while maintaining a low-anxiety environment.  Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the full life of the school through coordinating this exchange, coaching, or sponsoring a major school activity.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Develop and prioritize short and long-term instructional objectives based on the German curriculum.
  • Present well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress.
  • Develop strong student relations and nurtures the whole student by effectively communicating through active listening and appropriate responses.
  • Demonstrate effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a student’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, emails, learning management system, conferences, and semester comments).
  • Participate actively in professional learning opportunities and demonstrate a growth, not fixed, mindset toward learning.

 CORE QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have prior teaching experience. A Master’s degree or advanced coursework is preferred.   

 SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Walker School is metro Atlanta’s top Pre-K (3)-12th-grade school open to all faiths, and our commitment to diversity provides a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to navigate successfully an ever-changing world. At the Walker School, the infinite worth and dignity of each student define our approach to learning. With an average class size of 15 students, each child is known, challenged, supported, and encouraged to explore. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Walker. Our core value of the infinite worth and dignity of the individual undergirds our mission as faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

 SALARY and BENEFITS

The Walker School’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment and a daily prepared lunch.  

 Interested applicants, must complete the online application on the Careers Page at www.thewalkerschool.org/about/careers.