Spanish Teacher (Lower and Upper School, 4th - 6th grade)
The Buckley School in the City of New York
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $90,000 - $120,000 annually
salary commensurate with experience
4 Year Degree
The Buckley School, an all-boys K-9 school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is seeking an outstanding Spanish teacher in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Buckley students begin Spanish studies in first grade and continue through ninth grade, offering excellent preparation for language study in secondary school and beyond.
By fourth grade, instruction is primarily in Spanish, with a balanced focus on learning to speak, read, write, and understand the language while building knowledge and appreciation of the Spanish language and Hispanic and Latinx culture.
The Spanish and French programs are part of the school’s outstanding World Language department, which strives for all students to attain communicative proficiency upon graduation.
The successful candidate will recognize the unique opportunities afforded by an all-boys educational context, in addition to having a demonstrated passion for this content, this age range, and the art and science of teaching and learning.
They will collaborate closely with colleagues within and across grade levels; collegiality and adaptability are essential qualities.
Buckley’s teachers are vibrant, diverse, and dedicated to their students. They take part in the whole life of the school and take joy in fostering the development of young boys. Hosting student clubs, serving as advisors, and having family-style lunch with students are all hallmarks of the program and part of the faculty experience.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of Spanish teaching experience and a passion for language education.
They should have an in-depth knowledge of the Spanish language and best practices for effective instructional approaches.
The ability to foster a love of learning the Spanish language in a joyful and rigorous classroom is paramount.
Excellent writing, academic technology, and communication skills are vital.
An undergraduate degree in Spanish or a related discipline, and a master’s degree in Spanish, the teaching of Spanish, or a related field, are preferred, though candidates with relevant experience and who don’t match that degree profile will be considered.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Spanish Teacher" in the subject line. No calls please.
The Buckley School is an equal opportunity employer. Buckley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Buckley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.
Welcome to Buckley!
As a K-9 independent boys school in New York City, we recognize and appreciate the great responsibility we have in shaping the lives of tomorrow's leaders. With a tradition of excellence dating back over 100 years, we are fortunate to offer our students and families an environment where doing your best becomes the only way of doing things at all.
As proud as we are of this tradition, however, we are educators with a growth mindset, always striving to do the very best for our boys. Our teachers are innovators in the classroom and mentors in the hallway, our coaches are bastions of sportsmanship and proponents of healthy living, and our leaders are constantly looking forward, not resting on any past success. At Buckley, we aren't focused on the achievement of excellence; we are focused on the pursuit of it.
We are proud of our mission, particularly our focus on every boy. Yes, every boy will learn the fundamental skills and the academic habits needed for success in secondary school, but more important to us, every boy will also learn how to be a young man of sterling character, a young man who respects others and who puts his community before himself.