Elementary Mandarin Immersion (Mandarin Language) Teacher - School Year 22 - 23, Maryknoll School


DEPARTMENT/GRADE LEVEL: Elementary Mandarin Immersion (Mandarin language teacher)

REPORTS TO: Division Head/Pastor EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2022


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The teacher collaborates in the effective operation of a Catholic education program by supporting the goals and spirit of Catholic education in general and the school programs in particular; ensuring an effective instructional program; continuing in professional growth; encouraging student educational growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


A teacher is expected to have competencies in the following major areas:



A. Supports and implements the mission/philosophy of Catholic education and the school

B. Gives evidence of lived Gospel values

C. Participates in building faith community



A. Experienced with Mandarin Immersion teaching and pedagogy

B. Is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English

C. Is able to plan, develop, and implement Mandarin literacy and culture course curriculum

D. Is able to plan, develop, and implement content-based immersion curriculum in core subject areas including math and science.

E. Demonstrates evidence of prior planning and preparation

F. Presents classes clearly and effectively

G. Evaluates student progress effectively, including Mandarin acquisition assessment tools

H. Adjusts curriculum and instruction to provide for individual differences

I. Demonstrates ability to motivate students

J. Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in both the physical environment and the learning atmosphere

K. Knows and uses technology appropriately in and during instruction

L. Demonstrates an understanding in delivering the curriculum



A. Works cooperatively with administration

B. Works positively with colleagues, support staff, and parish staff

C. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with students

D. Maintains positive interpersonal relations with parents



A. Maintains a professional manner in the classroom and other related settings

B. Follows all school procedures and policies

C. Demonstrates professional responsibility and leadership

D. Reports any knowledge or suspicion of child abuse as required by law

E. Accepts, willingly, extra assignments and supervisions (e.g. lunch, playground, and/or dismissal)

F. Attends all faculty meetings, in-services, and other meetings and events as specified by the division head, including Mandarin immersion training, unless excused by the division head prior to the meeting or event

G. Is responsible for the care and use of instructional materials, equipment, and school facilities

H. Reviews fire and lockdown drills and emergency procedures and practices with students regularly

I. Provides necessary documentation for personnel file

J. Follows directives regarding collection of monies

K. Participates in presentations and recruiting for Maryknoll’s Mandarin Immersion Program

L. Partners with community and outside agencies to enhance program opportunities

M. Supports sister school relationships



A. Keeps abreast of developments in curriculum and methodology

B. Interacts with colleagues to further professional growth

C. Takes advantage of opportunities for professional improvement

D. Completes necessary work toward obtaining and/or maintaining a valid teaching license



A. Authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 and have a valid visa to work or be a permanent resident or US citizen.

B. Bachelor’s Degree

C. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Elementary Education preferred.

D. Holds a valid teaching license as set forth by the Hawaii Catholic Diocese.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, reach, sit, hear, handle, and perform repetitive motions of the hands/wrists. Teachers must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods. May need to climb stairs and lift, carry, push and/or pull items up to 50 pounds. Must be able to respond effectively to and lead the class in emergency situations.



Work is usually performed in a classroom setting within the time frame established by the principal. Employee is occasionally required to attend weekend and evening meetings and may oversee field trips and other special events.



Exercises working supervision over students and volunteers, as necessary.

Employment Type: Full Time

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