Salary depends on relevant experience; ¾-time for a non-resident employee is also possible. Benefits include retirement, medical, life/ADD, and disability. On campus housing & meals. Immediate start, no later than January 2024.
Upper-level Spanish position, Grades 9 to 12. Teach 4-5 sections of Spanish (TBD: Most likely Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Spanish 4 Honors, and Spanish 5). Coach or lead 2 activity/athletic seasons per year (out of 3 seasons). Serve as student advisor and supervise students in a residential, boarding school setting.
Midland School, a distinctive co-educational boarding school for grades 9-12, is located on a 2,860-acre ranch at the edge of the Los Padres National Forest. Midland has been a leader of place-based and experiential college preparatory education since 1932. Everything we do—from the courses we choose to teach, to how we maintain our campus, to the way we feed ourselves—originates from an intentional curriculum that focuses not only on academics, but also on leadership, community, and stewardship. Our students live a cell-phone-free high school experience, close to nature. Our campus residential community is filled with outdoor enthusiasts, farmers, animal lovers, artists and, of course, friendly and talented faculty and staff. If you would like to be a part of a team dedicated to teaching the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, simplicity and a responsibility to community, we invite you to apply.
Midland School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among our employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or higher Prior relevant teaching experience Enthusiasm for working with teenagers Highly motivated, organized, and hard-working Outstanding verbal & written communication skills Sense of humor and friendly demeanor Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision Successful passing of criminal background & driving checks Health clearance for TB screening & vaccination ADDITIONAL DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Native Spanish speaker language level Related academic degree (MA or PhD) Secondary school teaching experience Experience in boarding or residential education environments Other skills and interests to share with our community - coaching athletics & activities, elective classes, performing arts (please share specifics via cover letter)
Applicants should first carefully review the minimum qualifications and the Midland School website to learn more about our school. If interested, submit the following items as a single PDF file titled "lastname_firstname_Mid_Spanish_2024-25" to Karrie Glines, Assistant to the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Include: Short cover letter that addresses the alignment of your experience and interests with the qualifications outlined above and Midland School’s mission. Current resume. Midland Employment Application form. List of 3-5 references.
Founded in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression, Midland has always been an “alternative to the regular thing.” Our founding mission and values have guided us through economic recessions, world wars, cultural shifts and, most recently, a global pandemic. Our focus remains steady: to provide a rustic college preparatory education to students of all backgrounds, to create lifelong thinkers and learners and to teach students to live simply and connect deeply with the natural world. Across Midland’s nine decades, much has changed. Every so often, our community reevaluates our shared values and mission to ensure they remain reflective of the school and community we desire to be. Today, these beliefs remain the strong foundation beneath our academic and residential program.
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