Upper School French Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-709929
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: November 04, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 19, 2020
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a part-time Upper School French teacher, with native or near-native French language proficiency, capable of teaching all levels of Upper School French, including heritage speakers. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in second language acquisition, successful high school classroom experience in a 100% target-language environment and a student-centered pedagogy. Candidates should be passionate about sharing their love of languages with students. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities.

This is a part-time, benefits-eligible position, starting August 2020. The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.


Experience and Skills:

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • curriculum design, assessments, and instruction driven by ACTFL standards and language proficiency targets,
  • 100% use of target language in the classroom,
  • experience with a variety of teaching strategies,
  • training in the teaching of a world language and knowledge of essential concepts of Second Language Acquisition,
  • native or near-native language skills,
  • involvement in ongoing professional development,

Because this position requires collaborative work with faculty in and out of the Modern and Classical Languages Department, excellent interpersonal skills and strong organizational ability are a must. Candidates should be ready to engage fully with the community-based experience of an independent school. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and proactive educator, capable of enriching a meaningful curriculum that will engage students in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks and that will lead learners to advance to a high level of proficiency in French.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,367 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE