Job Description

Mandarin Chinese

Location: Sunrise Middle School

FTE: .17


Start Date: 7/25/2019

Purpose Statement

The job of Mandarin Chinese Teacher – Middle/High School is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as an middle/high school teacher with specific responsibilities for developing student success in Mandarin Chinese language development; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.  The Mandarin Chinese teacher provides instruction to students enrolled in four of PVUSD’s seven middle schools and at least one high school, using a hybrid model that includes face-to-face instruction, regular integration of TelePresence, and pvONLINE curricular resources. Ongoing communication with students, parents and high school personnel is required to ensure that each student has the maximum opportunity to successfully complete his/her instructional program.

This job reports to Site Administrator

Essential Functions

Teach content from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule;

Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the online educational process;

Maintain communication with students and parents to support instruction;

Maintain and/or retrieve accurate student records to include academic progress and actual student log in time;

Monitor and motivate students relative to progress for assigned course work;

Apprise students, parents and home school personnel of student academic performance;

Utilize, maintain and stay current with the knowledge and skills of the online learning management systems and resources, and student information systems;

Implement strategies to advance and improve student performance;

Provide appropriate accommodations and modifications to student programs based on individual student need;

Participate in professional development activities for the purpose of improving online instruction and program delivery;

Work a flexible schedule that includes regularly scheduled times at each of the schools and being online in the evening or on weekends;

Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits, such as meeting deadlines, coordinating schedules, and attending meetings;

Assist with proctoring state assessments, midterms and final exams at predetermined by the District.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records; applying curriculum and instructional techniques.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies; assessment instruments and techniques; methods of instruction.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job- related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; working flexible hours; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; adhering to

all district polices and procedures.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  - Demonstrated successful teaching experience.

                      - Knowledge of the district developed pvONLINE curriculum and student

                        management system.

                      - Knowledge of TelePresence and its effective integration into classroom


                      - Extensive knowledge of computers, networks, web applications, and

                        technology-infused instruction.

Education:    Bachelors degree in job-related area.


Required Testing                     Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                      Arizona Teaching Certificate

                                                      Appropriately Certified in Core Content Area

                                                      SEI Endorsement Required

Continuing Educ./Training     Clearances

                                                  Criminal Background Clearance

                                        Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

                                        Must have authorization to work in the United

                                        States as defined by the Immigration Reform

                                        Act of 1986

                                        If not a U.S. Citizen, must hold a valid passport

Primary Location: Sunrise MS

Shift Type: .17 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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