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Elementary School Mandarin Teacher

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  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (exceptions to be approved by the Academic Review Board)
  • Teaching credential from a state or from ACSI (exceptions will be approved by the Academic Board)
  • Experience working with students
  • Proficient in Mandarin as a foreign or native speaking language

REPORTS TO: Appropriate level principal

SUPERVISES: Volunteers as needed

JOB DESCRIPTION: The ICS Mandarin Teacher provides quality instruction to students by utilizing research based, developmentally appropriate pedagogical strategies to increase students' Mandarin proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. He/She is responsible for collaborating with colleagues to plan and implement standards-based assessments and lessons. He/She also closely monitors student progress, provides timely feedback to students, and consistently communicates student progress to parents so that students’ learning growth is maximized. The ICS Mandarin Teacher is also responsible for the supervision of students during recess/lunch duties as needed/required. The ICS Mandarin Teacher is a faithful follower of Jesus who lovingly models Christian values and has a heart for sharing Christ with students.


  • Identify the needs of students through diagnostic procedures and align instructional objectives to these needs. Plan, prepare, and execute appropriate lessons, utilizing appropriate resource materials and activities.

  • Maintain student records as required by the school.

  • Communicate with parents, students, and other professional staff regarding student progress (behavioral and academic).

  • Follow the prescribed scope and sequence of curriculum and assessment as scheduled.

  • Follow school policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines, and the provisions of the contract.

  • Assess student learning and progress toward learning standards on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.

  • Maintain proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises utilizing teacher created discipline plans in conjunction with a school-wide discipline plan.

  • Inform the administration if/when unable to fulfill any duty assigned. Prepare adequate information and materials for a substitute teacher.

  • Employ a variety of instructional aides, methods, and materials that will promote best practices in order to reach the whole child as stated in the ICS mission statement.

  • Impact student learning through mastery of the subject material by utilizing varied teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the school’s philosophy.

  • Ensure Biblical Worldview Integration throughout the curriculum.

  • Complete lesson/unit plans, Atlas, ESO documentation, and PLC expectations within specified time frames.

  • Plan and lead student Chapel when called upon.

  • Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.

  • Complete the Christian Philosophy of Education in-service program within the first three years of teaching at ICS.

  • Attend and participate in devotions, teachers’ meetings, evening programs (if involving his or her students or as requested by the administration), and other meetings as assigned.

  • Carry out supervisory duty as assigned (before school, break, lunch, after school).

  • Maintain a classroom in a clean and educationally stimulating environment.

  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade reports that provide comprehensive information for each student’s learning progress.

  • Keep students, parents, and the administration informed of students’ progress or deficiencies, and provide sufficient and timely notice to parents when students fail to meet learning standards.

  • Submit all appropriate reports to the administration, guidance office, and business office as required by school regulations or as requested.

  • Work with the administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school.

  • Complete professional development programs as required by the administration and/or ICS Board.

  • Maintain teaching credentials as required through sponsoring agencies (state/provincial education department, ACSI, etc.). Acquire and maintain teaching credentials as required by the laws of Singapore, NICS, and/or ICS.

  • Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality.

  • Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.

  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, open-mindedness, dignity, and consideration.

  • Respectfully submit to and demonstrate loyalty to constituted authority.

  • Maintain a personal appearance that models cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and is in agreement with school policy.

ICS will be prioritizing applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore and do not require sponsorship of a visa.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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