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Upper School French Teacher
Masters School, The
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Salary:
Date Posted: 3/26/2021
 
Job ID: 55797
Position/Title: Upper School French Teacher
Employer: Masters School, The
Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Foreign Languages - French
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Status: FullTime
 
 
Job Description/Responsibilities:
ABOUT MASTERS: The Masters School (mastersny.org) is a premier coeducational day and boarding school that engages students in grades 5 through 12 with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tristate area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. Our vibrant Upper School boarding program includes both five- and seven-day options, and draws students from across the county, across the country, and across the globe. Students benefit from our holistic implementation of the Harkness method, as well as the resources, diversity and activities of Masters seven-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From our exceptional academics and outstanding visual and performing arts program to our championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life, and always with our mission — to be a power for good in the world — at the center of our teaching and learning. Our Upper School has just over 500 students and 75 faculty and staff. Our Upper School is well-known for its use of a student-centered, Harkness approach to teaching and learning. In addition to a core liberal arts curriculum, students can participate in signature programs such as Ethical Leadership; Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Global and Civic Exchange. Our seven-day boarding program gives students and faculty the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community of individuals from across the country and globe, as well as offering students full-time access to faculty and school resources. This uniquely enriching educational experience is now complemented by our five-day boarding program, which launched in the fall of 2019. MISSION AND BELIEFS STATEMENT: The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world. SUMMARY: The Masters School Department of Modern & Classical Languages seeks a French teacher who is flexible and collaborative in planning, teaching, and assessing, and helps students take an active role in and responsibility for their own learning. Modern language faculty are committed to the student-centered Communicative Language approach in an immersion classroom environment, and work to help students cultivate intercultural competence as part of their path toward global citizenship. In addition, The Masters School seeks employees committed to the work of advancing equity and social justice in the school community and beyond. A community of diverse individuals, we celebrate both our differences and our similarities, and we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. Masters seeks diverse candidates to serve our student body, and we expect all employees to engage in the work of inclusion as a critically important aspect of working in our school setting. Title: Upper School French Teacher Department: Modern & Classical Languages Status: Full Time, Academic Year Start Date: August 23, 2021 ABOUT MASTERS: The Masters School (mastersny.org) is a premier coeducational day and boarding school that engages students in grades 5 through 12 with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tristate area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. Our vibrant Upper School boarding program includes both five- and seven-day options, and draws students from across the county, across the country, and across the globe. Students benefit from our holistic implementation of the Harkness method, as well as the resources, diversity and activities of Masters seven-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From our exceptional academics and outstanding visual and performing arts program to our championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life, and always with our mission — to be a power for good in the world — at the center of our teaching and learning. Our Upper School has just over 500 students and 75 faculty and staff. Our Upper School is well-known for its use of a student-centered, Harkness approach to teaching and learning. In addition to a core liberal arts curriculum, students can participate in signature programs such as Ethical Leadership; Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Global and Civic Exchange. Our seven-day boarding program gives students and faculty the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community of individuals from across the country and globe, as well as offering students full-time access to faculty and school resources. This uniquely enriching educational experience is now complemented by our five-day boarding program, which launched in the fall of 2019. MISSION AND BELIEFS STATEMENT: The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world. SUMMARY: The Masters School Department of Modern & Classical Languages seeks a French teacher who is flexible and collaborative in planning, teaching, and assessing, and helps students take an active role in and responsibility for their own learning. Modern language faculty are committed to the student-centered Communicative Language approach in an immersion classroom environment, and work to help students cultivate intercultural competence as part of their path toward global citizenship. In addition, The Masters School seeks employees committed to the work of advancing equity and social justice in the school community and beyond. A community of diverse individuals, we celebrate both our differences and our similarities, and we embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. Masters seeks diverse candidates to serve our student body, and we expect all employees to engage in the work of inclusion as a critically important aspect of working in our school setting. QUALIFICATIONS: • Understanding of and desire to work with upper school students • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency • Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students • Particular orientation toward student-centered learning • Proven ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues to build community and support student learning, including excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to work independently • Interest in and aptitude for building new learning experiences • Awareness of current pedagogical theory • Three years French teaching and advising experience, preferably working in an independent day/boarding, college preparatory, or similar school environment • Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as enhancing student life, leading a student club, or coaching a team • Bachelor’s degree in French language/literature or Romance languages; advanced degree preferred KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Teach various levels of French, from level I through AP. Full-time teachers teach four sections in total. • Successfully engage and develop students’ interest in French and in francophone cultures across the world. • Attend departmental and divisional meetings, as well as all-school professional development events. We offer a yearlong program of activities for teachers new to The Masters School. • Participate in the life of the Upper School by attending full group activities (morning meetings, student presentations/performances, and culminating events) and by participating in non-teaching responsibilities, such as study hall, advising a club or coaching. • Serve as an advisor to a group of students. HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references via email to careers@mastersny.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper School French” in the subject line. This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future. Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. * * * * * The Masters School is an equal opportunity employer. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Masters to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees. Our employment decisions are made solely on an individual’s ability to perform the job. In accordance with federal, New York State, and Westchester County law, Masters does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived differences, including those based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, familial status, gender and gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation and disability, sexual and reproductive health decisions, or toward victims or those perceived to be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, as well as any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws. For the purpose of addressing sexual and reproductive health decisions, the Masters School will not access an employee’s personal information regarding his or her reproductive health decisions without written consent and in accordance with applicable law. Retaliation based on any of the above protected characteristics is absolutely prohibited. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Teach various levels of French, from level I through AP. Full-time teachers teach four sections in total. • Successfully engage and develop students’ interest in French and in francophone cultures across the world. • Attend departmental and divisional meetings, as well as all-school professional development events. We offer a yearlong program of activities for teachers new to The Masters School. • Participate in the life of the Upper School by attending full group activities (morning meetings, student presentations/performances, and culminating events) and by participating in non-teaching responsibilities, such as study hall, advising a club or coaching. • Serve as an advisor to a group of students. HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references via email to careers@mastersny.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper School French” in the subject line. This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future. Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. * * * * * The Masters School is an equal opportunity employer. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Masters to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees. Our employment decisions are made solely on an individual’s ability to perform the job. In accordance with federal, New York State, and Westchester County law, Masters does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived differences, including those based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, familial status, gender and gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation and disability, sexual and reproductive health decisions, or toward victims or those perceived to be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, as well as any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws. For the purpose of addressing sexual and reproductive health decisions, the Masters School will not access an employee’s personal information regarding his or her reproductive health decisions without written consent and in accordance with applicable law. Retaliation based on any of the above protected characteristics is absolutely prohibited.
 
 
Minimum Degree: MA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

 
Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS: • Understanding of and desire to work with upper school students • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency • Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students • Particular orientation toward student-centered learning • Proven ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues to build community and support student learning, including excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to work independently • Interest in and aptitude for building new learning experiences • Awareness of current pedagogical theory • Three years French teaching and advising experience, preferably working in an independent day/boarding, college preparatory, or similar school environment • Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as enhancing student life, leading a student club, or coaching a team • Bachelor’s degree in French language/literature or Romance languages; advanced degree preferred
 
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HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references via email to careers@mastersny.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper School French” in the subject line. This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future. Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. * * * * * The Masters School is an equal opportunity employer. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Masters to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees. Our employment decisions are made solely on an individual’s ability to perform the job. In accordance with federal, New York State, and Westchester County law, Masters does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived differences, including those based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, familial status, gender and gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation and disability, sexual and reproductive health decisions, or toward victims or those perceived to be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, as well as any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws. For the purpose of addressing sexual and reproductive health decisions, the Masters School will not access an employee’s personal information regarding his or her reproductive health decisions without written consent and in accordance with applicable law. Retaliation based on any of the above protected characteristics is absolutely prohibited.

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To apply, please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references via email to careers@mastersny.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper School French” in the subject line.