English Teacher & Department Chair

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking an English Teacher & English Department Chair to begin August 1, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in English Literature or a closely related field, advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time experience teaching English, six or more years preferred
  • Experience in department leadership, curriculum development, and/or other administrative roles
  • Readiness to teach four classes
  • A demonstrable passion for literature and writing
  • Evidence of significant recent professional development
  • Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Experience in a school with a similar philosophy, teaching methods, and curricula to those of Windward; knowledge and understanding of independent school communities preferred
  • Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people

More about this role


  • Provide regular support and mentorship of English Department teachers through collaborative goal setting, monthly department meetings, and regular classroom observations
  • Manage departmental budget, facilitate guest teachers, and approve all expenses
  • Serve as a communication liaison between faculty and administration, and respond to parent inquiries about teachers, curriculum, or courses in the department
  • Teach four sections of English across grade levels
  • Design and coordinate curriculum with other members of the department and liaise with other departments; as Chair, lead curricular and pedagogical development of the English Department and facilitate regular review of the department’s scope and sequence
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent conferences, craft narrative feedback for students, etc.
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in language arts education by applying it in the classroom and sharing it with teachers on a departmental and school-wide basis
  • Participate in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and in professional development sessions
  • Participate actively in the life of the school, through attendance at events, committee membership, and leadership of extracurricular activities
  • Perform other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job, as requested by the divisional directors

Job Category: English Language Arts
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent