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Preschool English Teacher, Berkeley, CA, USA

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley - Lower School Campus
Berkeley, CA 94710
$57,222 - $84,202 a year - Full-time

Location

Berkeley, CA 94710

Benefits
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  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Classification: Exempt
Employee Type: Full time
Grade Level: Elementary
Salary Range: $57,222 to $84,202
Direct Supervisor: Head of Primary
Location: Lower School, Heinz campus
Minimum Educational Requirement: Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience: 3-5 years preferred
Teaching Credential: Strongly preferred, ECE Units preferred
Start date: August 13, 2024

Application Deadline: May 3, 2024

Job Overview:

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, located in Berkeley, California, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Elementary Teacher for the 24/25 academic year.

The Elementary Teacher is a professional educator who is responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produce unmatched results and student understanding.

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley offers an engaging curriculum that promotes critical thinking and intellectual curiosity. We help our students to become leaders and lifelong joyful learners thereby strengthening their capacity to contribute positively to their communities. We support our students to develop meaningful relationships with peers and faculty based on honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English. Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the instructional program so that students meet and exceed learning targets and the requirements outlined in the curriculum.
  • Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets.
  • Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition. Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress.
  • Provides a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
  • Facilitates frequent and effective home‐school communication by coordinating conferences, written communication, parent training and other meetings/events, etc.
  • Attends staff meetings as well as serves on specific committees.
  • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned by school administration.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:

  • Professional and welcoming demeanor.
  • Strong teamwork orientation and collaborative ability.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a diverse environment, to connect with and supervise children
  • Proficient in up-to-date pedagogical methods, classroom management approaches, differentiation, and techniques to support all learners in the classroom.
  • Strong organizational skills required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years teaching experience preferred
  • Teaching credential strongly preferred
  • Intermediate computer skills are required including word processing, data-entry, e-mail and Internet usage. Must be able to use smart boards and other technology in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with children and adults.
  • Work experience and exposure to diverse languages and cultures strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in French/English a plus.

Compensation package :

The appointment is a full-time, year-round, non-exempt teaching position with comprehensive health and dental plans for the employee and one dependent, a 403B plan employer contribution, and generous paid time off. The salary range is according to the experience and comprised between $57,222 and $84,202.

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification or amendment at any time at the discretion of the Head of School.

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the employee’s Conditions of Employment. This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed. This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

Application Process and Required Documents:

Interested candidates must provide the following documentation by May 3, 2024.

  • A resume
  • A cover letter
  • A completed and signed EB employment application form with a minimum of two references (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • A motivation questionnaire
  • A photocopy of your main diplomas, credentials and recommendation letters

Please send documentation to careers@eb.org (Attn: Emily Kaltenbach, English Pedagogical Coordinator). Please mention “Preschool/Elementary English Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please. You may visit our website at www.eb.org to learn more about our school and programs.

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

EB has a long history of excellence in bilingual education in the Bay Area. Founded in 1977, it has become the educational model that blends the best of French and American curricula. Spanning preschool through eighth grade, and representing more than 50 nationalities, EB students are able to flourish within a vibrant and diverse community. Supported and nourished by an exceptional faculty and staff, as well as a dynamic parent body, our students are well prepared to take their place in today’s world.

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, generic information or any protected class prohibited by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $57,222.00 - $84,202.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):

  • Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States?
  • In your opinion, what are the most significant benefits and challenges of teaching in a bilingual environment?
  • What does neurodiversity mean to you? How do you proactively meet the needs of all learners?
  • How do you foster community, student identity, and voice in the classroom?
  • How do you approach multiculturalism?
  • What do Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (Belonging) mean to you?
  • Have you been trained on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice topics? If so, what have you implemented in your role?
  • What reasons motivate you to work in Berkeley, California?

Ability to Commute:

  • Berkeley, CA 94710 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Berkeley, CA 94710: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person