Job Details

Crystal Springs Upland School
  • Position Number: 5084721
  • Location: Hillsborough, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures

US Mandarin Teacher

Job Location
Crystal Upper School - Hillsborough, CA

Position Type

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Salary Range
$70,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage


Crystal seeks a temporary, full-time exempt (1.0 FTE, 10-month) Upper School Mandarin Teacher starting August 2024. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience, a general knowledge of curriculum and instruction practices, some high school classroom teaching experience and advising experience.The purpose of the US Mandarin Teacher is to equip students with the necessary language tools and understanding of culture.

The US Mandarin Teacher will also: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual development through general education. Enable students to maximize their competencies and skills to function successfully in society. Help build equity and inclusion, and a sense of belonging. Lay the foundation for positive self-assessment and emotional intelligence among students. Teach them a sense of responsibility as well as their academic curriculum.

Key Job Competencies

Developing Others: Ability to effectively support the growth and development of students/adults across all levels of the organization.

Communication: Exceptional ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as deep listening skills to gain understanding.

Cultural Competence: Possesses and applies the skills, values, and principles that acknowledge, respect, contribute, and work effectively across cultural differences. Recognizes the unique values, perspectives, strengths, and challenges of every person who comes to the Crystal community.

Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates high levels of self/social awareness, self-management, empathy, and curiosity.

Relationship Management: Positively collaborates and builds/maintains authentic and trusting relationships. Demonstrates high levels of discretion and confidentiality.

Project Management: Ability to lead and execute complex projects to achieve goal attainment by prioritizing activities, assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress, and evaluating impact.

Collaboration: the interpersonal and intrapersonal qualities one will leverage to collectively solve a problem or make progress toward a common goal. The ability to work with others to complete a project or task or develop ideas or processes.

Instructional Delivery: Effectively implements essential practices for effectively instructing students to maximize knowledge and skill acquisition.

Classroom Management: Maximizes administration of rules and procedures, proactive management, effective and stimulating instruction, and reduction of disruptive and inappropriate student conduct to ensure high-quality learning, and emotionally safe, equitable environments.

Formative Assessment: Supports competency-based education by ensuring understanding of students' needs and modifies instruction as it is happening to guide and assess student learning.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Design and implement creative pedagogy with instruction that values a hands-on, collaborative, project-based curriculum & methodology

Cultivate an inclusive, challenging, and equitable learning environment that reflects Crystal's core values and allows the diverse student body to grow and thrive

Set and maintain acceptable standards of classroom behavior to establish a positive and appropriate learning environment

Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative and meaningful curriculum with vertical alignment

Integrate technology in effective ways that enhance students' learning experiences and growth

Participate in professional development opportunities that promote growth and leadership

Record and report on students' progress. Assign and grade projects and examinations

Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students and will attend beginning of the school year overnight retreat

Chaperone/supervise student events as assigned.

Attend meetings as required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required education and experience

Bachelor's degree

3-5 years of classroom teaching experience

Preferred education and experience

High school classroom teaching experience

Student Advising experience

Travel Required

Light travel between the Middle School and Upper School campuses, as needed

Physical demands and work environment

Able to lift up to 25 pounds

Able to climb stairs

May work at a desk and computer for extended periods

Able to work in a dynamic environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

Crystal Springs Uplands School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Salary and Benefits

This is a temporary exempt full-time (40 hours/week), 10-month Faculty position, and the annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000 - $150,000.

The recruitment period will remain open until sufficient resumes have been received and may close at any time a sufficient pool of highly qualified candidates has been established. First consideration will be given to individuals that apply between February 28, 2024 through March 14, 2024. Second consideration will be given to individuals that apply between March 15, 2024 through April 4, 2024. The ideal start date for this position is August 1, 2024.

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