MVCDS Job Postings


Position opening: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor
Type: Part-time faculty
Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Aug. 10, 2023 (for orientation and opening week)
Maumee Valley Country Day School is seeking a dynamic educator who orchestrates learning for students in ways that are engaging, challenging, and relevant. The successful candidate is a resourceful teacher who uses a range of pedagogical techniques in order to reach all learners and forge strong relationships with students and families.

This position reports to the Head of the Upper School and collaborates closely with the Director of International Programs, the cross-divisional English Department, and the Student Support Team. The ESOL teacher is responsible for teaching and supporting our non-native English-speaking Upper School students who are still building their English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 
The ESOL program follows a caseload, portfolio model where the teacher meets individually and in small groups with students to focus on lessons and support where students need the most help in language acquisition. Charting and monitoring the progress of each student is critical to the success of the program. The teacher also works closely with classroom teachers to help them plan and modify lessons to appropriately build the English skills of non-native speakers.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Teach one section of Upper School English
    • Plan, teach, assess, adjust, re-teach, and re-assess students in order to document growth and achievement
    • Accommodate varied learning styles and developmental levels within the classroom/program
    • Be knowledgeable in current theories and methodologies in the area of language acquisition and be confident in using this knowledge for the benefit of the student
    • Attend staff development opportunities in the area of ESOL and be willing to dispense the information to school staff
    • Consult with parents, colleagues, and other appropriate individuals or agencies concerned with student achievement, behavior, and development
    • Maintain individual student records, which will include assessment scores, language surveys, correspondence with parents as well as classroom teachers, and samples of the student’s work
    • Help the ESOL students gain an understanding of the American culture, especially those new to the English-speaking country, and help the mainstream students gain an understanding of and respect for other cultures
    • Meet performance goals established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning
    • Actively engage in personal and professional work in support of the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
Skills and Competencies:
    • Curriculum design
    • Differentiated instruction and assessment
    • Group and Individual Instruction
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation
    • Flexibility
    • Professionalism
    • Works independently with little direct supervision
    • Able and willing to work as part of a team to ensure the success of our students
The successful candidate has the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree and ESOL certification in relevant fields is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Experience in teaching ESOL
    • Previous teaching in a private school is desired, not required.

Faculty: Must be willing and able to secure an Ohio Permanent Non-Tax certificate or a professional teaching license. The school will support you in obtaining this once hired. However, it must be secured within the first six months of employment for compliance purposes.

Background check: All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check and confidentiality agreement.

Equal Employment Opportunity
We are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, ancestry, or citizenship, in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. We value a diverse workforce. Any employee who believes they have been discriminated against may discuss this with their supervisor or the Head of School.

How to Apply:
Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

At Maumee Valley Country Day School, children dream, explore, and cultivate their passions and strengths. Our faculty and staff do the same. We are more than a school and more than a group of people. We are a community of lifelong learners who inspire joy. Founded in 1884 and the only PK-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, we support an accomplished and diverse student body within a progressive academic program.

A Maumee Valley education is Personal, Experiential, and Global. It is a journey of discovery and action that defines each child’s learning experience. Through an intentionally crafted curriculum, including active lessons as well as serendipitous explorations, a Maumee Valley education launches children toward the investigation of the world and helps them find their place in it. With our students at the center of our decision-making, we aspire to seek understanding, grow in our compassion and empathy, and adapt to the ever-changing world our students will one day lead. Maumee Valley is grounded in our Mission, Vision, Portrait of an MV Educator, Portrait of an MV Graduate, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We believe in collaboration, innovation, and the power of community.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.