St. Andrew’s School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. St. Andrew’s was founded in 1929 as an independent, Episcopal boarding school. The school educates about 315 students from around the world each year in an all-residential setting, and has a long-standing commitment to financial aid and socioeconomic diversity. Our students and faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences, and it is this variety that creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment that makes our worlds larger.
The candidate must exhibit a high level of proficiency in all of the modalities of the Spanish language—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. They should have the ability to comprehend contemporary media, both oral and written, in Spanish. The teacher should have a profound understanding of the social, political, historical, and economic realities of the Spanish-speaking world, as well as experience in using online resources and other technology to enhance teaching. The candidate should show a lively interest in current pedagogy and scholarship, an ongoing commitment to continuing to develop their own cultural competence, and a deep dedication to meeting the needs of diverse student learners. Candidates should be creative, resourceful, optimistic, and collaborative.
The position will also involve full participation in the extracurricular and student life programs of this residential community.
Four class sections;
Two seasons of athletic coaching or two seasons of a major, non-athletic extracurricular program;
Dormitory duty once or twice a week;
Weekend duty once every four weekends;
Participation in school committees and activities.
St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faiths, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.
This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume, philosophy of instruction, and cover letter to Spanish Department Chair, David Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 285-4211. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. St. Andrew’s School is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Interested candidates should have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or a related field, or possess demonstrable fluency in the language; teaching experience is beneficial but not required.
Candidates must have a passion for working with and living in community with adolescents.
Candidates with the experience to coach any of our sports programs will be given strong consideration in this search. Currently, our search includes boys or girls squash, boys or girls tennis, football, boys or girls lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, and wrestling but we are not limited to this. Candidates with these qualifications should highlight them in their application materials.
Conditions of Hire:
A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting and Child Protection Registry Check, is required as a condition of employment.
Applicant must complete satisfactory reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state employment laws, and any other required condition of employment.
Founded in 1929 with an unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s School is a coeducational, Episcopal, all-boarding school located on 2,200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. St. Andrew’s has, for more than 90 years, been a school accessible to all students who are qualified for admission, regardless of their family’s financial means. Accessibility is the cornerstone of our distinctive school culture of kindness and equity. We are one of only three co-ed college prep high schools in the United States where all students board. Our challenging academic program is centered on collaboration, discussion, and authentic intellectual engagement. We offer 130 courses each year in 10 disciplines, and bring a wide variety of visiting speakers to campus each year for talks and classroom workshops. At St. Andrew’s you will live in community with our 310-plus students and 80 faculty—a community in which you will experience athletic and artistic growth; opportunities for leadership, and above all, belonging.