French Teacher – Family Leave

Faculty / Part-Time

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

Position Title: French Teacher

First commitment: August 26th, 2024

Contract type: Temporary, Family Leave

School Type: Boarding 

Reports To: Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty


Position Summary: 

St. Mark’s School seeks a skilled and creative French teacher to cover a family leave on a part-time basis for the first semester of the 2024-2025 school year — August 26 through December 20.  The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience teaching multiple levels of high school French. The School values flexible educators who possess an optimistic, growth-oriented mindset regarding learning, both for themselves and their students. They will be highly collaborative and committed to using communicative teaching strategies as well as inclusive, developmentally appropriate pedagogies for our community of diverse learners. Educators with these skills and the desire to contribute to a vibrant boarding school community through coaching, advising, and residential life are encouraged to apply.


As a French teacher, you will be a member of the Modern and Classical Languages department and report to the head of the department and the Assistant Head of School/ Dean of Faculty. We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application on the St. Mark’s School Employment page


What You’ll Do as a St. Mark’s French Teacher:

As a part time St. Mark’s faculty member and classroom teacher, you will teach two French courses, partner with colleagues in the Modern and Classical Languages Department, and attend some all-school events. Other key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Support students’ development of communicative competencies in French along with intercultural skills and mindsets
  • Provide students in the classroom with timely, ongoing, and meaningful feedback, including comments for each student at the end of grading periods


Required Skills and Abilities

  • A degree in French or a related, interdisciplinary field is essential
  • Native or near-native language skills in French and English
  • Ability to teach French language and literature from Levels I – III
  • Familiarity with contemporary research-backed best practices in language teaching, including concepts like comprehensible input, ACTFL proficiency standards, and language acquisition
  • Enthusiasm for work with adolescent students in multiple contexts
  • Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two or more years of experience designing and delivering assessments and curriculum materials in French. 
  • Native or near-native language skills in French and English. 
  • Capable of working with beginning through advanced language learners and should have a facility with collaborative curriculum design and communicative teaching pedagogies
  • Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents 
  • Success working with culturally diverse populations as well as a commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth 



  • Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for full time faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below: 
  • Years of experience between 31 and 40 years: $90,100 – $94,900
  • Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $70,890 – $89,850
  • Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $56,670 – $68,900
  • Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,810 – $53,770

Depending on the candidate’s experience and level of interest, there is the possibility of additional responsibilities and compensation in the school program, including residential duty and athletic coaching.  


About St. Mark’s School: 

St. Mark’s School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark’s School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.


St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, classics, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.


No calls, please. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St. Mark’s School

Southborough, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender