We are seeking an engaging, creative and innovative team member who will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy, and Core Values of our school. St. Matthew’s is an equal opportunity employer.
St. Matthew’s is a school whose core values reflect a compassionate and inclusive community that engages in service to others and fosters respect for diversity. Subsequently, this position is tasked with supporting St. Matthew’s faculty and staff in the development and implementation of diverse, socially just, anti-bias curriculum and pedagogy, co-curricular school-wide initiatives, and equitable hiring practices.
Skills & Abilities:
Dynamic personality and love for children
Warmth, dedication, and positivity
Consistent highly professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Proven cultural competence in a community that is growing its commitment to issues of equity and social justice
Dedicated work ethic; proactive, responsible, reliable, punctual, and attentive to deadlines
Effective time management skills
Ability to manage, organize, and prioritize work
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Professional in appearance and when presenting in a public setting.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; Attentive to details and accuracy
High proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Suite) accompanied by a willingness to learn new technologies
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Receptive to constructive criticism and direction
Customer service directed with the ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies
Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and interact tactfully with staff, faculty, students, parents, and other school constituents while maintaining high standards of professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity
Ability to remain professional and composed under pressure while handling a multitude of duties and situations simultaneously, and respond with appropriate professional judgment
Ability to support the School’s mission
Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule
Ability to display strong initiative, internal motivation, and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
Ability to cultivate a cooperative team approach, complete with a good sense of humor and demonstration of a united front.
Model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues, and administration
Work with the Middle School Director and World Language Department to carry out the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom management, student assessment, and parent communication
Teach Spanish to Middle School classes of approximately 18 students
Demonstrate professionalism, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Collaborate with department colleagues, as well as work closely with other middle school faculty around teaching and learning
Facilitate the emotional and social development of each student, which includes leading an advisory of approximately 12 students
Support students in achieving their full potential of development and growth, through observation of students’ behavior and needs, and consult with the Middle School Dean, the school counselor, and the Director of Learning Services
Calculate and report grades in real-time
Write narrative progress reports to accompany grades at the end of each semester, and facilitate student-parent-teacher conferences
Attend and participate in the following: chapels, faculty in-service meetings, student assemblies, and other school functions, as requested
Attend weekly faculty meetings and actively participate in curricular discussions
Participate in professional development opportunities and keep current on educational issues and trends
Qualifications and Salary
A love of Spanish and middle school students is a must. A minimum of two years prior experience in a Spanish classroom or Spanish-teaching field is essential. A master’s degree and California or other state teaching credential are preferred, but not required.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School offers a generous benefits package, is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
About St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School is an independent, Episcopal day school, founded in 1953 and located on a beautiful and historic campus in downtown San Mateo, 19 miles south of San Francisco. The School serves over 300 students in Preschool through Grade 8 with a program rich in tradition, innovation, and purpose.
The St. Matthew’s experience begins with our commitment to academic excellence -- students learn to use their minds well, in the context of a school community devoted to the whole person – heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our Episcopal tradition provides an authentic language for teaching values and forming character. The result is an education that equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve as leaders, in their further education in high school and college and in their communities through life.
The School's mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.