Knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the Sion mission.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Spanish specific or related subject matter.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
Strong public speaking skills.
Ability to interact professionally with students, parents, faculty and staff.
Flexibility in working with a variety of faculty across the divisions on faculty committees.
Ability to set goals and accept professional feedback.
Strong ability to work collegially with the Principal and School Leadership team.
Demonstrated competency with school related technology.
Maintain professional credentials as required by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) or other accrediting agencies
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Effectively integrate professional standards of World Language education into every day classroom instruction and curriculum design.
Prepare and implement lesson plans for such instruction.
Collaborate with faculty in all disciplines with an eye towards providing interdisciplinary opportunities.
Incorporate 21st-century skills and ACFTL standards into the World Languages curriculum.
Work with the Principal and School Leadership team towards the continual refinement and improvement of the World Languages program.
Participate in general duties such as study hall supervision, class coverage for absent teachers, and supervision at after school events (i.e. dances, athletic events, etc.).
Maintain current attendance and student records.
Attend all required professional development, faculty and staff meetings, parent meetings, and any special meeting(s) requested by the administration.
Continue personal and professional development conferences and other development opportunities to ensure that teaching practices remain current.
Assists with other projects, programs and planning as assigned by the Principal.
Notre Dame de Sion Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion (see Notre Dame de Sion Schools Statement on Diversity). We encourage all qualified candidates who aim to support our mission and actively participate in our diverse and inclusive community to apply.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Please submit the following documents for consideration: cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, statement of educational philosophy and list of references to Gina Moffitt, Director of Human Resources, by Monday, July 31, 2017.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in classroom environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled environment.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City is an independent, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as well as the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. The school is owned by a lay corporation and governed by a board of trustees. The campuses include a college preparatory high school for girls and a co-educational elementary and middle school for students pre-k...indergarten through grade eight. The Catholic value of respect for the worth and dignity of each individual permeates the atmosphere and culture of the school and is reflected in the loving, nurturing relationships that form among the faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, and visiting Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. Generations of Kansas Citians can attest to the importance of what Sion continues to provide: a unique learning environment that reflects the love God has for each person in his/her individuality and for each culture in its distinctiveness. For over a century, Notre Dame de Sion has continued to encourage students and their families to believe they can and DO make a difference in the world by “Educating Minds. Expanding Hearts. Empowering Lives.”