Job Description

BASIS San Antonio Schools are seeking qualified candidates for a Part-Time Mandarin Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2023-2024 School Year!

BASIS Charter Schools embrace subject expertise and passion in the classroom!

BASIS Curriculum Schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in the United States. It is a reflection of the quality of the BASIS Curriculum, dedication of our expert educators, and hard work of incredible students. Our schools offer students an education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards.

The top five high schools in the United States are BASIS Curriculum Schools, as are six of the nation’s top eight, and seven of America’s top fourteen, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and collegial school community.

The role of the Mandarin Subject Expert Teacher (SET) is to ensure the day-to-day exceptional education of students by preparing and facilitating subject specific lesson plans. Subject Expert Teachers implement the established BASIS Curriculum while tailoring specific topics to integrate their knowledge and passion for the subject.

This is a course in Mandarin Chinese that is designed for 1st grade students. In this course, students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using simplified characters. Students will increase their capacity for creative thinking and problem-solving skills and gain an appreciation of other cultures and a deeper understanding of their own culture. The class will be taught through essential real-life themes and topics that concern students’ personal lives and their immediate environment such as family, school, and community. The course will use innovative ideas and a range of engaging strategies to teach younger children Chinese such as coloring, pictures, games, music, story-telling, and hands on activities to captivate interest levels and keep up the motivation to learn Chinese. Students will also be introduced to the social and cultural aspects of the language to prepare students to function in the real world in a culturally appropriate manner.


  • Prepare and facilitate subject and grade specific lesson plans

  • Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade-standard in an interactive learning environment to achieve exceptional results for all students

  • Implement the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is internationally competitive

  • Collaborate with other BASIS Curriculum teachers to further develop curriculum/subject material and build a community of like-minded professionals passionate about? education

  • Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students' academic and career success

  • Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, individuality, and respect in all students

  • Participate in extracurricular programs, such as clubs and sports

  • Substitute for peer courses as needed

  • Support the execution of non-instructional functions, such as "Early Bird," "Late Bird," and lunch

  • Maintain regular, full, predictable attendance

  • Supervise individual students and/or groups of students

  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education: Eligible to work in Texas Public Schools. Bachelor’s degree in Mandarin or related subject from an accredited college or university (or 24+ credit hours in applicable subject matter with other degree)
Certifications and Credentials: NOTE: All employees of BASIS.ed Texas are required to obtain and maintain DPS clearance.
Experience: None
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Mandarin or related subject.
Certifications and Credentials: None
Preferred Experience: 2+ years teaching/education experience
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. ?The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies:? Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.
?*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: ?BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.??

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