Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a full time Spanish Teacher. We seek a candidate with expertise in Spanish instruction, and the developing adolescent. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore is able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a depth of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in Spanish, and who can collaborate effectively others.
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours per calendar year.
- Teach mixed-grade Spanish classes, collaborating with the MS team to integrate curriculum around central themes, when appropriate.
- Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models.
- Create a differentiated, high level curriculum Implement and co-create a "Seminar" curriculum, which encompasses the Habits of Mind and allows the teacher to serve as a point-person for the grade level group's parents.
- Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community.
- Interact and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
- Ability and willingness to work with the school in a shift toward standards-based grading and reporting.
- Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative classroom environment.
- Set and participate in team goals focused on student growth and supported by growth data.
- Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Spanish, or related field
- Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable
- Graduate hours or Masters in education of the gifted
- Experience teaching gifted children, twice-exceptional students, and middle school aged children
Monday - Friday, 20 hrs per week. Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Hourly Range:
The hourly range for this position is $28.00-$35.00
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status. Benefits:
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver. Please include the following documents with your application:
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The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.Advertised:
February 27, 2023 Applications close:
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