The International School of Macao (TIS) seeks a strong Mandarin Coordinator to join the leadership team beginning the academic year 2021-22. The Mandarin Coordinator role offers a dynamic leadership position at TIS. The successful candidate must have an international perspective, be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and be up-to-date with their teaching pedagogy.
Leading and managing all aspects of Mandarin program and Mandarin department across Pre-K to Grade 12.
Oversee the work of Chinese teachers and maintain a high level of teaching.
Develop enrichment programs to maximize students’ Mandarin learning experience.
Support teachers in the planning, instruction and assessment of children through developmentally appropriate practices.
Ensure resource ordering, scheduling, and event management are organized and managed for the department.
Ensure the smooth day to day operations of the department.
Support professional development of teachers through PD opportunities internally and externally.
Foster positive parent relationships and work as the intermediary contact between teachers and administration.
Promote and develop a positive climate and culture in the department and school.
Contribute to the planning and implementation of curricular and other activities or school events.
Make a positive contribution to the development of the Chinese department and the TIS Macao community.
The successful candidate must have the following professional qualifications and experience:
In alignment with the teacher registration requirement of Macau educational bureau, the successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree of Education with a Major in Chinese Language or Literature instruction, or Bachelor of Chinese language and literature, or Teaching Chinese as a Foreign language. (教育、中文或對外漢語專業本科畢業) and be able to speak standard Mandarin, with a Mandarin Speaking certificate (minimum level 2A二級甲等)
Proven track record of outstanding teaching across all age groups and proficiency levels.
Have a good knowledge and experience of curriculum development.
Minimum five years teaching experience in international schools and leadership experience will be beneficial. Experience in teaching IB Diploma Chinese A, Chinese B and/or Mandarin ab initio would be beneficial.
Experience with managing students from K-12 with culturally diverse backgrounds.
Strong commitment to high standards of Chinese programs and inclusive education.
Experience with implementing a range of modern pedagogical instructional approaches and techniques.
Exemplary communication skills in Chinese and English, both spoken and written. High level of interpersonal skills.
Positive attitude and confident in meeting and communicating with others.
Strong time-management skills, organizational skills and work effectively.
All new staff are required to be certified in first aid. There is a generous compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as medical, dental and living allowance benefits.
The International School (TIS) of Macao is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 school, where our mission is to develop socially responsible, lifelong learners able to problem solve, think critically and make positive changes in our global community. We are accredited by the Education Ministry of Alberta, Canada and our graduates receive a high school diploma that is recognized by universities around the world. At TIS Macao, we offer the Alberta curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for our high school students as a program of choice. Today, TIS Macao has an enrollment of 1,400 students representing 40 different countries and offers a world class education as one of the top performing Alberta-accredited international schools.