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Lead ELA Teacher with Curriculum Development

Futian International and Fine Arts School
Shenzhen , China
US 4300 - 5500 a month
Housing allowance or free housing
Yearly travel allowance for up to 10,000 Chinese yuan, airport pick up
Start August 2019
2 years
  • Middle School, High School
  • Director/Principal, Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
  • Bachelor
  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • curriculum development, reading and literacy, English literature, ELA
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Curriculum development experience and knowledge 
  • Instrumental leadership 
  • High level of professionalism
  • High level of team playing skills and team leading skills 
  • Expert level of content language 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Creative problem solver
  • Able to effectively communicate areas of growth for teachers in a friendly and constructive way
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Constructive approach in communication 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Life-long learner
  • Holder of Bachelor's Degree or above, with Teacher's Certification or Degree in Education
  • American, British, Canadian or Australian would be considered more desirable
  • Teaching experience outside of home country preferred
  • A talent for communicating with young children and encouraging academic achievement is essential for the job
  • Since many kindergarteners are still learning how to behave in a classroom setting, a high level of patience and behavioral management skills are needed
  • Kindergarten or elementary teaching experience in China or abroad preferred
  • Drama and music teaching experiences would be considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to collaborate with local Chinese working partners and international working partners, teachers and school staff
  • Capable in developing positive relationship with students and parents 
  • Be able to apply constructive and inquisitive approach in teaching students, and assist students learning
  • Competent in differentiating and identifying students various needs and provide a catering and fluid educational approach
  • Acquiring skills in developing school curriculum and program further in collaboration with other teachers and staff
  • Showing commitment and self-initiation towards continual professional development
  • Having keenness or holding open-mindedness to Asian/Chinese culture and customs in the workplace
  • Further desirable if applicant could show us with a cultivated background with professional code of conduct e.g. proper dress code, neatness and punctuality, team playing skills 
  • Candidates will be more considered with positive outlook in life and healthy in physical condition in general, and non-smokers preferred 
  • Full Paid during winter/summer holidays 
  • Travelling allowances: 10,000RMB inclusive for travelling to home country or other destinations annually
  • Airport pick up 
  • Housing allwonace or free school accommodation would be offered to the right candidate
  • School provides assistance in preparing needed documents for applying work visa
  • Upon successful issuing of work visa, our school shall also cover your employment with proper local insurance
  • Free services available to help candidate in settling life in China 
  • On-going professional development and possibility of promotions within the school 
  • Free school tuition for up to one child 
  • Relocation Bonus 


Under the supervision and direction of the Academic Principal and Director of Curriculum, the Middle School ELA Curriculum Developer will take on a teaching commitment along with working directly with Director of Curriculum to develop Middle School ELA curriculum that aligns with Elementary ELA Curriculum. This position will also play an important role to support the School Management to maintain a positive ethos towards the school culture and working environment.   

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This role will directly report to Director of Curriculum while under the general management by Academic Principal
  • To have up to 70% capacity in teaching commitments for English Language Arts and Social Studies. That equates to 15 to 17 hours of teaching in a week
  • To work with School Management (including Director of Curriculum) and fellow teachers to develop ELA curriculum for grades 6-8 for vertical alignment and horizontal alignment (see appendix below for specific expectations regarding curriculum development)
  • To work with School Management (including Director of Curriculum) and fellow teachers to implement the School ELA Curriculum Policy and school initiatives in ELA  andsocial studies for grades 6-8
  • To work with School Management (including Director of Curriculum) to create a ELA Curriculum Policy for High School Program projected to begin in the 2020-2021 school year
  • To work with School Management to develop overall High School Program projected to begin in the 2020-2021 school year
  • When requested by School Management, to work with Director of Curriculum to provide staff training and development to include scheduling teachers to formally observe her classroom, observe grade 6-8 teachers’ instruction during ELA and Social studies class if requested, and conduct pre-/ post- observation meetings with the teachers
  • When requested by School Management, to work with Director of Curriculum to provide specific coaching in ELAand social studies on the CCSS Standards for good teaching practices, differentiation of instruction, utilizing ongoing formative assessments to guide instructional decision making and planning, and preparation for MAP testing for 6-8
  • When requested by School Management, to offer consultation as a lead ELA teacher  in regards to elementary ELA and Social Studies curriculum: 
    • E.g. To provide support for organize and implement one or two literacy nights, and to provide training and professional development for elementary teachers
    • E.g. To offer potential solutions for identified issues such as modifying a teaching technique, developing or strengthening a routine, or improving communication between the teacher and students
    • E.g. To provide demo lessons for observation to model good practices in English Language Arts and Social Studies
    • E.g. To be a source of guidance for teachers for best practices for instruction, classroom management as well as school policies and procedures
    • E.g. To provide information and suggestions about areas for professional development based on classroom observations and discussions
  • To organize, plan and implement any other school-wide ELA and social studies activities and celebrations that promote humanities subjects within the school
  • To play an important role to support the School Management to maintain a positive ethos towards the school culture and working environment
  • To meet with teachers and administration as needed to discuss and document the following: successful teaching practices
  • English Language Artsand Social Studies lessons and activities in a shared folder on the external hard drive
  • Middle school and High School EnglishLanguage Arts and Social Studiescurriculum review, and create an inventory of teaching resources/tools for the curriculum appropriate year level work outside the written curriculum data analysis for MAP and grade level standards based assessments 
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group is a well-known music education brand in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Focusing on providing quality education for more than 30 years, this group has a set of well-developed, enriching, fun and creative curriculums and teaching methods. Such curriculum is reinforced by the use of authoritative assessment grading systems offered by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM),delivered by experienced and qualified instrumental/vocal music teachers, all of which forms a comprehensive music education system from kindergarten level to university level. Located in beautiful mangrove bay, Futian International & Fine Arts School (FIFA) has been operated by the Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group since 2004. Our school now has more than 700 students and teachers; each comes from a diverse background and different parts of the world. This makes us a truly international and multicultural family. Within the environment, our school continues to uphold our educational philosophy to “educate well-rounded global citizens and creative talents drawing on the best of both Western and Chinese values”. To achieve our educational philosophy, our school elementary curriculum draws from two cultures through the medium of three languages (English, Chinese and music) within a small class environment to deliver differentiated effective teaching. American CCSS Curriculum: CCSS (Common Core State Standards) is an American national curriculum developed English language arts and Maths based on the strengths of educational standards from various states, and informed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society. Today, 42 states in the United States have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. Our school utilizes English language arts and Math textbooks developed based on CCSS, taught by experienced international teachers. This set of curriculum ensures that our students will be equipped with critical thinking and higher order thinking skills necessary to be ready for any international programs in middle and high school in China or abroad, ready to succeed in the future global economy. Chinese curriculum: Our Chinese curriculum covers a wide range of knowledge about Chinese as a language, literature, history and culture. It aims to foster students’ abilities to master and apply Chinese as a native language, to embrace Chinese cultural heritage, to gain knowledge in Chinese history as an ancient civilization, and to appreciate Chinese literature through reading and creative writing. Compared with a traditional Chinese curriculum, our school values the importance of: The use of language instead of exams-orientated teaching methods. Fostering interests in Chinese learning and utilizing various teaching methods to foster encourage students’ enjoyment of learning. Learning Chinese classical literature as a form of heritage while fostering students’ international horizons using progressive teaching methods. Fostering reading interests and promoting reading comprehension through breadth of genres to build up vocabularies, knowledge foundation and fundamentals of language. Multiple intelligence curriculum: based on the multiple intelligence theory, our school designs a multiple intelligence curriculum that offers rich experiences for our students whose talents can be fostered and excelled. Various opportunities in ABRSM music theory, musicals, drama, arts, and outdoor sports activities are both offered as part of the school curriculum and extracurricular activities.

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

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