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START DATE: 29 JULY 2024

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED


Magellan International School is a unique school in Austin and the nation. We are one of just four independent schools in the US to offer International Baccalaureate programming from Preschool - High School in a Spanish immersion setting, in addition to a flexible language program for students in grade 6 and above.


We are in an exciting growth period which includes the move to a brand-new 14-acre campus this past fall and the opening of a high school in fall 2024. We are an open-minded and inclusive community and we invite you to learn more about us at www.magellanschool.org.


More about Magellan:


  • We were founded in 2009 by a bilingual NASA aerospace engineer

  • Today we are home to 580 students in Preschool - 8th Grade (High School opening fall 2024)

  • 70% of our faculty join us from outside the US

  • 60% of our families identify as diverse.

  • We value innovation and design thinking

  • We strive to live the IB Learner Attributes in all that we do



Description of Position:


The Magellan International School (Colegio Internacional Magallanes), a Spanish immersion school in Austin, Texas, has an opening for a Math Teacher.  This position will work with our Middle School (6th Grade- 8th Grade). The Math Teacher is responsible for creating a progressive learning environment where students can demonstrate thoughtful and ethical behavior and ensure that the values and principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile are at the heart of learning and relationships in the school. 

 


Essential Functions:


  • Teaches basic to advanced art techniques and encourages students to develop individual art skills to the greatest extent possible.

  • Educates students about cultural and historical influences on art. 

  • Plans and executes a balanced art program and organizes class time so that preparation, instruction, and projects can be accomplished within the allotted time.

  • Supervises and assists students, grades artwork, encourages creativity, and teaches techniques in a variety of mediums.

  • Informs students on proper care and use of tools and equipment. Organizes storage areas and controls the use of materials, equipment, and tools to promote conservation and discourage loss.

  • Plans and presents art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work in the classroom and around the school.

  • Evaluates and assesses each student’s artistic growth.

  • Develops curriculum in collaboration with programme coordinators and teachers.

  • Selects appropriate books and instructional aids to enhance learning and requests art supplies as necessary.


Essential Functions As They Relate To:


Students:


  • Promotes high standards and expectations for academic performance and behavior.

  • Serves as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.

  • Ensures that the instructional programs engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, questioning the known, problem solving and creativity, utilizing the scientific method, that they address the range of skills and developmental needs found in the classroom.

  • Encourages students to define individual goals.

  • Maintains a safe and creative environment for their students.



Faculty


  • Supports teachers and co-workers.

  • Attends all staff/ faculty meetings.

  • Meet with the Middle Years Programme Coordinator to review curriculum plans and activities and evaluate program's effectiveness.



Administration


  • Maintains records on each child's progress and development.

  • Provide day-to-day support to Teaching Assistants, substitutes, and parent volunteers, which includes sharing daily program plans and discussing goals for children.

  • Keep up-to-date records of attendance, curriculum, assessment tasks in databases.

  • Monitor students at break times, lunch times, and other times as required.

  • Contribute to the preparation of documentation for accrediting agencies.



Parents


  • Communicate professionally and effectively to parents about student progress.

  • Work with Room Parents in planning and participating activities.

  • Conduct individual parent conferences at the end of each term.

  • Establish a positive relationship with each student's family.

  • Make presentations to parents as needed.

  • Attends parent meetings when required.

  • Communicate and collaborate with parents of high needs students.



External Community


  • Curate local community offerings and communicate opportunities to the school community.

  • Promote the Magellan International School Mission.

  • Create and maintain connections with relevant community resources.



Other Duties


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice and at the discretion of the School Administration.


Required Qualifications

 

  1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Education, Art, or related field of study

  2. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in both Spanish and English

  3. Teaching Certificate or other teaching accreditation qualification

  4. Minimum of 3 years teaching experience

  5. Demonstrated experience teaching art and solid working knowledge of the concepts, activities and techniques related to teaching art at the primary and middle school levels

  6. Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  7. Experience creating a stimulating classroom environment


Preferred Experience

  1. Master’s in Art Education

  2. Experience with or training in the IB PYP Programmes


Personal Attributes and Skills


  1. Dynamic, empathetic communicator.

  2. Highly organized and punctual.

  3. Child focused - warm, caring, and supportive.

  4. Passion for teaching and learning.

  5. Flexibility and willingness to work with teams.

  6. Desire to be part of a growing school by committing to its vision and mission.


Supervisory Responsibility

This is not a supervisory role. 


Work Environment:


This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role requires lifting, bending, standing, and stooping.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is an Exempt position. “Core” work hours : 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Availability during occasional night and weekend events. 


Travel:

Some out-of-area travel may be expected, but is not common.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position, to include fingerprinting at the expense of the applicant, if no record exists for the applicant in the Texas Department of Public Services database. CPR/First Aid and Texas Food Handler Certification will also be required for any employees working with students, fees which will be paid by Magellan or reimbursed upon completion of the required training.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance:


If hired, employee will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the school.

 

AAP/EEO Statement:


Magellan International School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or status as a Veteran. In addition to federal law requirements, the Magellan International School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Package:


Salary for each position is based on an individual’s teaching experience. All employees of Magellan receive the following competitive benefits including three health plans to choose from with the employee’s health insurance paid 100% by the school, paid dental and vision plans, paid life insurance, paid short-term disability insurance, paid School Holidays, paid time off, up to a 50% tuition discount for employee’s children, professional development opportunities, and an inclusive work environment. Additional insurance is also available. International employees also receive the following additional benefits including round-trip airline tickets for a hired teacher and their dependents to come to the USA and to return home, a $5,000 (US) moving allowance, and one week of hotel accommodations upon arrival.


Application e-mail address: Please apply on the school’s website.


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