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Founded in 1900 and located in Asheville, NC, Christ School is an all-boys (8th-12th grade) school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Our 293 boys (record enrollment) come from 18 states and eight foreign countries with a 68% boarding and 32% day student ratio. The 2020-21 academic year includes a record 36 boys in the 8th grade class. Our international population is 9.8% with 22% students of color (representing significant growth from 14% students of color in 2018).

FACULTY POSITIONS

Spanish Teacher, World Languages Faculty, and Community Member 2023-24

Christ School seeks an enthusiastic, committed full-time Spanish teacher to join our community in August 2024. Teachers in the World Languages Department must be ready to juggle multiple classroom tasks in addition to the diverse duties associated with life on a busy residential campus.

This Spanish teacher will:

  • Develop appropriate lesson plans and curricula for four courses per semester (beginner through advanced levels).
  • Design course work that meets students’ needs and spurs their interest.
  • Teach pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, and composition.
  • Foster a structured, positive learning environment for all students.
  • Investigate innovative teaching methods and materials for use in the classroom.
  • Schedule and prepare students for oral and written exams.
  • Monitor student progress and provide regular feedback to students and parents.
  • Shape opportunities for further learning through diverse cultural experiences.

Additional Athletic/Afternoon and Residential Life responsibilities will vary based on the candidate’s experience and interests, as well as the school’s needs. Candidates should be prepared to take on a combination of the following:

  • Coaching sports teams (JV/Varsity) or leading Outdoor Programs (biking, hiking, climbing, etc.)
  • Directing afternoon programs and clubs (Drama, Quiz Bowl, literary magazine, etc.)
  • Supervising a dormitory, either as a resident or adjunct faculty member, 1-2 times per week
  • Monitoring evening study halls, 1-2 times per week
  • Providing transportation and supervision for weekend activities, once every five weeks
  • Mentoring a small group of students through an advising program

 Qualification Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Spanish or a related field; a master’s degree preferred
  • First-hand experience living abroad in a Spanish-speaking country preferred
  • Two or more years teaching upper school Spanish preferred
  • Sincere interest in educating, encouraging, and inspiring adolescent boys
  • The ability to communicate clearly and proactively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • A demonstrated desire to learn and implement new teaching methods and technologies
  • A commitment to Christ School’s Four Pillars: Academic Rigor, Leadership, Spirituality, and the Dignity of Manual Labor
  • Energy, flexibility, and a sense of humor

Teaching positions are 10-month, academic-year appointments. Approximately 75% of Christ School’s faculty members live on the scenic 500-acre campus.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV with a cover letter indicating a specific interest in teaching at Christ School to Steve Stay, Registrar & Executive Assistant to the Head of School (sstay@christschool.org).

About the school:  

Christ School was founded in 1900 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Located nine miles south of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, Christ School is an all-boys boarding and day school for grades 8-12. Students come from 16 states and eight foreign countries. All world faiths are represented and welcome at Christ School. www.christschool.org

Christ School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally protected status.

ADMINISTRATIVE & STAFF POSITIONS

No positions currently available.

COACHING POSITIONS

Part-Time Assistant Climbing Coach - Spring 2023

The Christ School Outdoor Program seeks a part-time climbing coach for our spring season. This individual will assist the head coach in planning and implementing practices, both in our indoor gym facility and in single-pitch settings outdoors. It is most important that applicants work well with youth and are comfortable teaching others in climbing skills / technique. Adaptability, coachability, hard-work ethic, time-management skills, and a sense of humor are crucial to this role. Since Christ School is an all-boys boarding school, being able to cultivate trust and a good rapport with young men is crucial.

This role is ideal for outdoor educators seeking experience in trip planning, risk management, climbing skills, and teaching under the mentorship of our head coach (who is an AMGA SPI) and from other members of our Outdoor Program staff.

Duration: February 13th or 20th (TBD) – May 19th

  • M, Tu, W, F: 3:45 – 5pm
  • Once a week (pre-determined M, Tu, W, or F): 3:45 – 8pm
    • This longer practice is to allow for outdoor climbing and changes weekly based on weather or school events
  • One Saturday per month: 10am – 5pm
  • One overnight spring trip: Saturday morning – Sunday afternoon
  • Please note: for the passionate, qualified candidate, there can be flexibility in the schedule outlined above

Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with single pitch climbing skills - Our skills progression checklist covers the skills students are asked to learn. Candidates don’t have to be fluent in all the skills listed here but should be knowledgeable of some
  • Lead belaying
  • Lead climbing, trad & sport (up to 5.8 preferred)
  • Top-rope climbing (up to 5.9)
  • Ability to clean anchors
  • Overnight camping experience
  • Valid US driver’s license
    • Comfort driving a short bus preferred
  • Prior experience teaching/instructing youth preferred
  • WFA or WFR training preferred

Benefits:

  • Salary: $3000 (negotiable, depending upon experience)
  • Meals provided after practice in our dining hall from 5:30-7:30pm; all meals on team trips paid for by the school
  • Paid professional development (WFA)
  • Advancement opportunities within Christ School for faculty or staff positions
  • Access to our weight room and 470-acre trail network

Contact:

About Christ School:

Christ School was founded in 1900 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.  Located nine miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, Christ School is an all-boys boarding and day school for grades 8-12.  Students come from 16 states and eight foreign countries.  All world faiths are represented and welcomed at Christ School.

Christ School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally protected status

Part-Time Assistant Kayaking Coach - Spring 2023

The Christ School Outdoor Program seeks a part-time kayaking coach for our spring season. This individual will assist the head coach in planning and implementing practices, both on our lake and on class 2/3 rivers in the area (French Broad, Tuckaseegee, Green River, etc.) . It is most important that applicants work well with youth and are comfortable teaching others kayaking skills / technique. Adaptability, coachability, hard-work ethic, time-management skills, and a sense of humor are crucial to this role. Since Christ School is an all-boys boarding school, being able to cultivate trust and a good rapport with young men is crucial. 

This role is ideal for outdoor educators seeking experience in trip planning, risk management, kayaking skills, and teaching under the mentorship of our head coach (who is an SWRT and a ACA level 4 instructor) and from other members of our Outdoor Program staff.  

Duration: February 13th or 20th (TBD) – May 19th  

  • M, Tu, W, Th, F: 3:45 – 5pm 
  • Once a week (pre-determined M, Tu, W, Th, or F): 3:45 – 8pm  
  • This longer practice is to allow for trips to local rivers in the area and changes weekly based on weather or school events 
  • One Saturday per month: 10am – 5pm  

Qualifications:   

  • Comfortable kayaking and rescuing in up to class 3+ whitewater
  • A strong swimmer
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergencies
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other staff
  • Enthusiasm for sharing outdoor adventures with others
  • Adaptable, motivated, and safety conscious
  • Valid US driver’s license  
  • Comfort driving a short bus preferred 
  • Prior experience teaching/instructing youth preferred 
  • WFA or WFR training preferred 
  • Swift Water Rescue or ACA Instructor training preferred

Benefits: 

  • Salary: $3000 (negotiable, depending upon experience) 
  • Meals provided after practice in our dining hall from 5:30-7:30pm; all meals on team trips paid for by the school 
  • Paid professional development (WFA) 
  • Advancement opportunities within Christ School for faculty or staff positions 

Contact: 

  • Please direct all inquiries to head Kayaking Coach, Wesley Shelmire at wshelmire@christschool.org or Outdoor Program Director, Michael Mohney at mmohney@christschool.org

About Christ School:

Christ School was founded in 1900 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.  Located nine miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, Christ School is an all-boys boarding and day school for grades 8-12.  Students come from 16 states and eight foreign countries.  All world faiths are represented and welcomed at Christ School. www.christschool.org 

Christ School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally protected status.

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