Spanish Teacher

ob Title: Spanish Teacher

Organization Name: BRICK Education Network

Job Description: Please include information on responsibilities, qualifications required, application deadlines and how to apply.
   The BRICK Education Network’s (BEN) mission is to relentlessly knock down all barriers to students’ academic success. Our innovative model aligns an individualized excellent education with the necessary family supports to make sure each and every child can succeed. It’s our vision that each and every child will have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.
   
   To learn more about BRICK Education Network, please visit http://brickeducation.org. Candidates can apply at https://jobs.lever.co/bricknewark
   
   The BRICK Education Network seeks to hire teachers for the 2019-2020 School year that have a passionate belief in BRICK’s mission and a deep desire to work with underserved students and families. The Spanish Teacher must be able to show their passion and content expertise through the student lessons they create. The ideal candidate is solution oriented, uses data to drive their instruction, has a collaborative mindset, takes and implements feedback quickly and has a sense of humility. Teachers must be willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their students’ academic success.
   
   Essential Functions
   • Develops and administers foreign language education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
   • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
   • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
   • Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage,
   colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature.
   • Develops student understanding and appreciation of the cultures and mores of countries where the language is the predominant or a major means of communication.
   • Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests,
   etc.
   • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods
   to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small
   group instruction as needed.
   • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational
   field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
   • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting
   for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and
   applicable laws.
   • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with
   students and parents.
   • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and
   establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning
   atmosphere in the classroom.
   • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in
   faculty meetings and committees.
   • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and
   maintains inventory records.
   
   Qualifications
   • An unwavering commitment to the academic success and personal development of our students;
   • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve
   them;
   • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and
   focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
   • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
   • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
   • Possession of a current and valid teaching certificate in the appropriate subject/content area issued
   by the New Jersey Department of Education.
   • Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by
   his or her first day of employment.
   
   Salary, Goals, and Employment Period
   • Salary Range: Competitive compensation package
   • Full time
   • Employment Period: 11 Months
   • Fringe Benefits: Pension, Health, Vision, Dental
   
   BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender,
   religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any
   other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women,
   disabled persons, and veterans.