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High School English Language Arts Teacher

Vanke Meisha Academy
Shenzhen, China
US 3670 - 4520 a month
Start September 2019
1 year minimum (2 or more years preferred)
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • English, Education, Linguistics preferred
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Two years of teaching English Language Arts at the secondary level

Personal Characteristics

  • Is ethical and respectful
  • Holds a high regard for professionalism and maintains a professional demeanor
  • Communicates effectively using excellent oral and written skills
  • Structures a learning environment that is motivating and engages students in learning
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Prepares and completes reports and other required documents in a timely manner
  • Reaches out to parents to include them in their child’s educational experiences


Physical Characteristics

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift and stand for prolonged periods; see to read fineprint and for depth perception; use hands and fingers to perform tasks; speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate effectively.
  • Monthly housing allowance of USD $730
  • One-time moving allowance of USD $1,000
  • Global health insurance
  • Tax-free salary for the first three years of employment (dependent on country of citizenship)
  • Visa application assistance and reimbursement
  • Annual flight compensation
  • Airport Pickup
  • Monthly daycare reimbursement stipend
  • Retirement pay
  • Holiday travel allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Housing that meets western standards of comfort
  • Excellent bilingual support staff
  • Extensive professional development opportunities and funding
  • Chinese official holidays and many U.S. official holidays

Vanke Meisha Academy is now accepting applications for a candidate pool for High School English Language Arts Teacher. Applicants for this position will be screened based on education, training, experience and other relevant factors.  Once applications are screened, those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted for an initial interview.  

Reports to: Dean of Academic Affairs and/or Principal

Job Goal

  • To provide a rich and varied High School English Language Arts program to empower students to advance with an established literate identity and attain the capacity to be broadly literate, having read, viewed, analyzed and discussed a wide range of genres and disciplines for both pleasure and knowledge
  • To establish a rich language learning environment that is respectful, intellectually challenging, motivating, engaging, and integrates subjects across the curriculum
  • To instill in students the desire to be life-long learners with a growth mindset that they can achieve their goals in life if they are English proficient

Performace responsibilities

  • Uses the current English Language Arts/English Language Development framework to develop and deliver curriculum aligned to Common Core Anchor Standards in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Builds lessons based on preparing students for college and career success as well as successfully navigating life in the 21st century by including outcomes targeted to address the key themes in ELA
  • Designs lessons around the four C’s (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) while addressing the three R’s (rigor, relationships, and relevance)
  • Aligns instruction to the meet the four assessment claims for English Language Arts/Literacy in reading, writing, speaking/listening and research/inquiry
  • Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary literature
  • Plans inquiry-based units, interdisciplinary projects and multi-modal projects
  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas
  • Collaborates with other teachers to designs thematic units aligned to the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and technology to provide an enriching classroom experience
  • Provides individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds
  • Provides remedial programs for students who have not achieved language competency commensurate with their potential
  • Provides enrichment or lesson extension to students who are advanced
  • Uses formative assessments and other types of multiple measures to assess student learning and make instructional decisions and adjustments
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in law and administrative regulations and procedures of the academy
  • Maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment
  • Maintains professional competence through extended training
  • Selects and uses appropriate textbooks, instructional aids, and maintains required inventory records
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the principal or the academy
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Introduction to Vanke Meisha Academy:

Vanke Meisha Academy (VMA) is a private, international, bilingual boarding high school that contributes to the betterment of society by cultivating respectful, responsible, highly skilled leaders ready to be of service to the world.  Excellent teachers and a proactive counseling program deliver an innovative curriculum, emphasize academic achievement, impart healthy habits, and inspire student engagement and both interpersonal and emotional growth.  Committed to maximizing every community member's potential, we support over 70 student-run organizations and generously fund faculty professional growth.  We are proud to announce that, as a result of our efforts, we were fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!  We have so far retained over 95% of our faculty and staff.  Finally, with plans to build approximately 100 K-12 campuses in the coming years, we will be seeking not only world-class classroom teachers but also talented, devoted administrators to fill a variety of director, coordinator, dean, assistant principal, and principal positions, and our commitment to internal promotion ensures extensive opportunities for career advancement and leadership.

Our 653,000 square-foot state-of-the-art campus is in the clean and beautiful beach resort district of Shenzhen, China.  The campus offers clean air and an impeccable natural environment in addition to gym facilities and beach access.  Furthermore, we are less than 30 minutes away from the bustling global metropolis of Hong Kong, and approximately 20 minutes away from the Shenzhen city center.

About the Curriculum:

The school is in its fourth year and aims to prepare students to succeed in the international university arena with the vast majority of students seeking to study in the United States upon graduating.  Our curriculum includes a blend of Chinese national courses, American non-honors high school courses, American honors high school courses, and Advance Placement courses in the experimental sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Within five years, Vanke Meisha Academy hopes to establish a world-class International Baccalaureate program.

About Shenzhen:

Shenzhen, known as "China's Silicon Valley," is a large, young, and vibrant city with a burgeoning technology industry that promises continued economic growth. Despite its relative youth, the city is a bustling global metropolis with its stock exchange, 15 million people, highly developed and accessible public transportation, a growing population of accomplished, sophisticated, and motivated ex-pats, and access to all western amenities including food and nightlife. Furthermore, Shenzhen is located only 30 minutes away from the global financial and cultural metropolis of Hong Kong, one of the most developed cities in the world. Together, the Shenzhen and Hong Kong international airports offer you easy access to all of Asia. VMA is located in Dameisha, the beach resort section Shenzhen, which promises clean air, low traffic congestion, and fantastic living experience.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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