Mandarin Instructor

Oak Hill School, an independent K-12 School in Eugene, Oregon is seeking applicants for a Mandarin Language Instructor.

Curriculum Areas: Mandarin, AP Mandarin

Grades: 6-12th

Location: Oak Hill School, Eugene, OR

Schedule: A 1.0 FTE contract is a 10 month appointment with 40 hours per week, up to 34 hours of student contact. Total FTE may vary.

Reports to: Head of School

Benefits: Fully paid employee-only medical, dental and vision insurance with family options. Holiday and PTO time. TIAA-Cref retirement available. Benefits package is subject to change on annual renewal. 

Appointment type: 1.0 FTE exempt- 10 month faculty appointment evaluated for renewal annually.

Major Position Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching/Instruction. Faculty members are expected to be effective teachers and excel in course instruction.

• Select and develop instructional materials; plan and organize instruction to enhance student learning; create appropriate assignments to encourage student learning, the development of communication skills and higher order thinking.

• Use a variety of proven methods of engagement and assessment that facilitate student mastery of the content.

• Provide students constructive, encouraging and corrective feedback.

• Evaluate student learning by creating and applying course competencies and accurately evaluating student progress.

• Strive to increase teaching effectiveness through the application of appropriate teaching and learning strategies; evaluate student learning and modify instructional methods and strategies as appropriate to meet diverse student needs.

• Meet classes as scheduled; notify the appropriate faculty in advance if absent, and, arrange for a substitute instructor or assignments for class.

• Be accessible to students through technology or scheduled office hours including arranging, time for appointments.

• Prepare and distribute syllabi in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.

• Maintain accurate and current records of students’ academic standing promptly providing final grades, attendance and other information as required by administration.

• Respect the confidentiality of student information; refrain from discussing or releasing such information except within recognized limits.

• Evaluate students solely based on academic performance and response promptly to student or parent grade questions.

• Create and revise, develop and update where appropriate, program curricula.

• Supervise students, ensuring a safe and healthy environment in the classroom and other areas of campus.

Oak Hill Community: Faculty members are expected to contribute to the creation of a collegial culture and contribute to the growth, and enhancement of the Oak Hill mission and programs.

• Attend and participate in all required meetings and exercise stewardship in the use of Oak Hill facilities and materials.

• Collaborate with faculty, staff and stakeholders to create, preserve, develop and enhance partnerships.

• Treat all members of the Oak Hill community with respect, demonstrating professional, courteous behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution when needed.

• Participate in Oak Hill committees and instructional and school-wide planning to assist in recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.

• Attend and participate in professional development opportunities as offered by Oak Hill.

• Participation in nonacademic activities including but not limited to study halls, dances, class trips, etc. International Student Advisor

• Coordinate all non-academic activities in support of international students from their arrival in Oregon from their home country until their departure at the end of the school year. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Plan and implement annual international student orientation activities for both new and returning students.

• Meet regularly during the school year with all international students both individually and as a group to identify personal issues and concerns; help resolve personal issues and concerns of international students.

• Communicate personal issues and concerns of international students to both host families and families of origin.

• Facilitate school wide cultural and informational events which prom9ote an understanding of the cultures and customs of our international students.

• Recommend policy, curriculum and programs changes to the Head of School that relate to the needs of international students.

• Work Cooperative with the Director of Admissions/International Student Coordinator and MS/HS Coordinators to meet the needs of the International Student Program. 

Education and Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

• Proven knowledge and expertise to effectively perform teaching duties including but not limited to the following areas: Mandarin; AP Mandarin

• Three years teaching experience in a high school or college setting.

• Native, or near native proficiency in the Mandarin and English language.

• A minimum of six months living in a Mandarin speaking country is preferred.

• Prior classroom teaching experience is preferred. For non-native Mandarin speakers, a score of “superior” on the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is strongly preferred.

• A positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

• A willingness to collaborate and engage in dialogue about instructional practices with peers, and an interest in participating at a schoolwide level in activities is essential.

• In-depth knowledge of Mandarin/Chinese Culture

• Ability to incorporate international cultures into lesson plans throughout the year. Working Environment: This position usually works indoors in classrooms and may supervise students outdoors, or off-site. This position is subject to a successful background check. This position must speak, read, write and communicate clearly in both Mandarin and English languages. This position may be required to lift up to 20lbs and be subject to international travel. Due to COVID, this position may be required to work on-site and via remote; however the duties of the position cannot be fully completed via remote. 

Application Process: Email resume and cover letter to bsprague@oakhillschool.net

This position is subject to a successful background check.


Oak Hill School is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. Oak Hill encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. Oak Hill is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Oak Hill prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. 

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