Bilingual Lead Teacher (Mandarin or French)

Brooklyn Global Prep

About the organization

Brooklyn Global Prep is a unique, Reggio-inspired Language Immersion Preschool located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We provide a variety of innovative, language immersion school experiences for our youngest learners. Children spend their day immersed in rich vocabulary in Mandarin Chinese or French. While our academic curriculum is presented by loving native speaking teachers, in an interactive and engaging way. Our child-centric haven utilizes language immersion, creative open spaces, nature, art and music to continue the path of happy, culturally diverse, open-minded global thinkers and forever learners. We partner with our students’ families and communities to foster a true love of language, culture, education and the arts to grow into global leaders of the next generation.

Duties

Brooklyn Global Prep is looking for several French and Mandarin Chinese teachers for our preschool program (children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old). The candidate should embody the school’s mission to create a child-centric haven that utilizes language immersion, creative open spaces, nature, art and music to continue the path of happy, culturally diverse, open-minded global thinkers and forever learners.

The successful candidate will:

+ Lead a classroom in either French or Mandarin Chinese in a fun and engaging way using a variety of hands on approaches to learning,

+ Using the Reggio Emilia approach, expose children to a wide variety of educational opportunities that encourage self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving,

+ Assess and record students’ progress and provide tailored support and feedback to each student based on their individual learning styles,

+ Implement a developmentally appropriate STEM curriculum that meets the physical, intellectual and social emotional needs of each child to promote individualized growth and development,

+ Ensure city and state compliance at all times,

+ Stay up to date on innovative practices, systems, and technologies in ECE to support implement new and cutting-edge concepts,

+ Additional duties as needed for this role and growing organization.

Qualifications

Position Qualifications & Requirements:
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+ Applicants must have one of the following:
(1) Baccalaureate degree in early childhood education and State certification; or
(2) Baccalaureate degree in early childhood education and at least 2 years of experience in a preschool; or
(3) Study plan. The person has proposed a plan for meeting the educational requirements within seven years, and has obtained approval of this plan by an accredited college.

+ Native Mandarin Chinese or French speaker,

+ Deep understanding of STEM and Reggio Emilia methodologies,

+ Exceptional communication skills and the ability to articulate and embody the mission of Brooklyn Global Prep to all community members,

+ Ability to meet physical requirements of position which include lifting children, year-round daily physical activities, and more,

+ Ability to play an instrument preferred but not required,

+ Certifications in CPR, First Aid and Mental Health are preferred but not required.

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Personal characteristics:
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+ Collaborative and enthusiastic team member who listens actively and ensures that all voices are heard,

+ Self starter personality with the ability to initiate and lead with little direction,

+ Attention to detail and focus on quality,

+ Forward thinking, adaptable, and creative thinker that invites conversation and encourages new perspectives,

+ A warm and joyful presence showing a love of children and passion for education,

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send your CV/resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Lead Teacher” after submitting your full application at: https://forms.gle/jqxfLBjqAhJz6KsT9

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