World Language Teacher – One-Year Position French

Faculty / Full-Time

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

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At Belmont Day School, we foster intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.

 

World Language Teacher – One-Year Position

French

 

Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative world language teacher for a one-year position to teach French in grades pre-kindergarten through four and grade six and to collaborate with a skilled team of faculty. This person will be an integral member of the world language department and grade-level teams.

 

The lower school French curriculum is currently unit-based with a focus on mastery. Sixth grade is the first of a three-year series of French I. This proficiency-based curriculum prepares students for further study in seventh and eighth grades. This role will collaborate with the seventh and eighth grade French teacher.

 

This is a full-time, exempt, and benefit-eligible one-year position, beginning on August 26, 2024, and ending on June 17, 2025. It is a ten-month position and reports to the lower school head. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and create a lower school French curriculum that includes grammar, vocabulary, reading and aural comprehension, oral activities, and cultural aspects of the language.
  • Utilize authentic materials and resources to design and deliver rigorous, effective, and compelling curricular experiences.
  • Work to ensure academic excellence, namely, the ability of students to approach novel tasks with the confidence, mindset, and skills to accomplish them successfully.
  • Collaborate with the grade-level teams and the world language department to support co-curricular programming and the development of children and adolescents beyond the classroom.
  • Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records to inform and write comprehensive student reports.
  • Provide regular, constructive, and specific feedback to students to encourage their growth and improvement as French language learners.
  • Establish and maintain strong home-school partnerships with families to ensure students’ success.
  • Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in and out of the classroom.
  • Support students with varying learning styles and profiles through differentiation.
  • Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, dismissal, or other duties as needed.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required.

 

Competencies

  • Infuse diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice concepts and themes into course content use these to inform teaching, classroom management, and parent relationships.
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Proficiency in and experience teaching French
  • Experience teaching elementary and middle school-aged students
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and innovative community of learners
  • Ability to develop thematic and cumulative curriculum
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching
  • Cultural competency based on experience and professional development
  • Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to careers@belmontday.org with “French Teacher” in the subject line by Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

 

The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school is an equal-opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities, and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.

 

Belmont Day School

Belmont, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender