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Temporary US Mandarin Faculty

Position Type Teacher
Start 01/03/2022
School Name Bush School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 11/23/2021

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 while being part of a collaborative community.

Upper School Mandarin Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Temporary, Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Academic Year Calendar (January 3, 2022 through May 13, 2022)

Compensation is based on experience

* 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 a temporary Upper School Mandarin 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 Mandarin Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director while working closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff. This position is also an active member of the school’s World Language Department and is responsible for teaching four sections of Mandarin and leading one Advisory group.

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
  • Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach all levels of Mandarin, to include levels 1, 2, 3, and a combined 4/5. introductory through levels 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Create an immersion setting in class through the use of comprehensible input to build students’ oral and written proficiency
  • Implement a proficiency-oriented interdisciplinary, multicultural, experiential curriculum
  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development using ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
  • Lead an advisory of Upper School students which includes meeting once per week, checking in on advisees’ well-being, and communicating with their parents/guardians.
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
  • Establish classroom expectations that create 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 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 including Wednesday afterschool meetings
  • 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 teaching Mandarin is required, with a minimum of 3 years preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • A graduate degree is preferred

Successful candidates will:

  • 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
  • Possess training and previous experience implementing Comprehensible Input strategies
  • Possess training and fluency in evaluating student skills using ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines
  • 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 Google Classroom, and Outlook


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.eduand 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 doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings: www.bush.edu.

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.

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