Website: www.aischool.org

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Atlanta International School (AIS) offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum to all students, from 3K through grade 12. Our challenging academic programs develop internationally-minded, critical-thinking students able to take complex and often disparate knowledge, concepts and skills, and forge these into new and unique ways of solving problems. We provide a rigorous education in a diverse, multicultural, multilinguistic community where the reality and hope of human potential are in action.

Our mission at AIS is to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. All AIS employees believe deeply in the potential of each student, value critical thinking (their own and students’) and know learning can be fun and exciting. AIS offers an incredible spirit of community and diversity of perspectives that come from students, families, and employees representing more than 90 nationalities and over 60 languages.

Teachers at AIS are innovators and leaders who have a passion for working with students in a multicultural community and are always seeking new ways to personalize learning. With an interdisciplinary focus, AIS teachers also integrate innovative learning strategies while working with a diverse student population.

This is a full-time position teaching PYP Physical Education to students in Chinese, in Primary School (5K – Grade 5) beginning August 1, 2022. 

FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Head of Primary School
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 17, 2022

JOB PURPOSE
The Physical Education (PE) teacher works with students from age 3-12 teaching in Chinese, making transdisciplinary connections where authentically possible. Each class has PE once every two days for a 45-minute period. Teachers usually teach 5 out of 7 classes per day.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach groups of students (up to 23 per class) through a play based approach that develops physical education, sports and social/emotional skills.
  • Design and implement lessons that challenge students of different abilities and learning styles to work confidently in their zone of proximal development and reflect on their own progress.
  • Develop relationships with students that support a restorative practices approach to building community and fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Clearly communicate expectations with students, check for understanding and pivot as appropriate.
  • Assess learning and document students’ progress.
  • Safeguard students by monitoring their physical and social-emotional safety in partnership with parents, administrators and school counselors.
  • Build partnerships with students, parents, teachers and colleagues to support the culture of “we.”
  • Create a safe place of learning which is intentionally inclusive where all voices are seen, heard and valued.
  • Promote Chinese language and culture through our curriculum.

Ideal candidates will have experience with a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in an inquisitive and inquiry-based environment with integrity. The ideal candidate has demonstrated effective equitable and inclusive practices within and outside the classroom. A passion for teaching, flexible attitude, commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A native Chinese speaker
  • A strong Physical Education background
  • Successful experience in an inquiry/trans-disciplinary or IB PYP environment
  • IB PYP teaching experience is preferred, but good applicants with other curriculum experience are also welcome to apply.
  • Enthusiastic about teaching within a multicultural and multilingual environment. Flexibility of approach and a collaborative style are essential.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion, inquiry and experiential based pedagogy is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and collaborative skills.
  • An understanding of the principles of second language acquisition
  • Successful experience in an inquiry/transdisciplinary or IB PYP environment

KEY ROLE COMPETENCIES

  • Builds Relationships and Rapport
  • Caring
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Open-minded
  • Principled
  • Reflective
  • Self-motivated learner
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

TO BE CONSIDERED
To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following items: a letter of interest, resume, and email and phone contact information for three professional references with at least one being supervisory in nature by the stipulated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

AIS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The School’s current COVID-19 Immunization Proof and Testing policy states that all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 immunization or participate in regular COVID-19 testing. Regular testing opportunities are provided by the School on campus.

EEO
AIS is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan Atlanta area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. AIS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates. 

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