New York, New York | Early Learning Center (New York)
Position: Early Childhood Immersion Teacher Assistant -Grades N-K (Chinese)
Location: New York, NY
WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?
A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Assistant Teachers work closely with Early Learning Center teachers to plan and carry out developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum and activities for 3-5 year olds, helping students develop comprehension and oral language in Spanish, Chinese and English. Assistants also help and lead hands-on activities to foster cognitive and socio-emotional skills. This offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates interested in bilingual education to gain teaching experience, with the opportunity to apply for an associate teacher position after completing the program. Assistants join a vibrant, diverse faculty community and participate in ongoing professional learning. You will also:
- Help to build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a joyful community
- Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
- Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Full professional fluency in Chinese
- Experience working with 3-5 years olds (e.g. assistant teacher, camp counselor, or related role)
- Interested in a career in early childhood education; master’s candidates in early childhood or bilingual education strongly preferred
- Curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
- Bachelor's degree
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website, www.avenues.org. Please include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING
Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.
Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.