High School Spanish Teacher (rev. 11042021)
Job Details
High School - Nashville, TN
Full Time - 12 mth ee / Exempt
Accredited 4-year Bachelor Degree
Position Description and Qualifications

Job Posting Summary:  

Ensworth is seeking a dynamic and intellectually engaging teacher to join the World Language Department faculty as an instructor of Spanish. The ideal candidate will value relationships, collaboration, a love for teaching high school students, and joy in learning. Essential to this position is the ability to align teaching and learning to Ensworth’s Core Skills Framework, a willingness to work as part of a grade-level curricular team, and the capacity to adapt to new technology.


Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Abides by Ensworth’s Employee Handbook and Code of Conduct.
  • Commits to the ideals expressed in Ensworth’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.
  • Teaches two sections of Spanish 1, two sections of Spanish 2, and one section of Spanish Conversation and Culture.
  • Integrates technology to support curricular aims and help students effectively achieve their goals.
  • Provides continual assessment of student progress and communicates academic performance with the support of the World Language Department Chair.
  • Serves as an advisor to a small group of students and monitors the health and well-being of each advisee’s academic, social, and personal life at Ensworth.
  • Provides student support and supervision both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience teaching in a high school setting preferred
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, and parents
  • Teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, problem-solving skills, and congeniality are essential
  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification
  • Ensworth requires employees to be physically present on campus, with limited exceptions that are at the sole discretion of the School. Under extraordinary circumstances, some or all of the workforce may be required to move to a remote working environment. Additionally, certain individuals may also be approved for limited remote work, based on the nature of the job description, specific circumstances, and only with written prior approval by a direct supervisor.
  • Continued Education Programs (as required by Grade Level and/or position) – Periodically participate in different training sessions identified by you, the employee and/or Divisional Leadership/Supervisor with the goal of keeping our teachers and staff up to date with current teaching methods, practices and any new knowledge in their respective field. Dependent on the program, such training may need to take place outside of normal working hours and/or in the summer months.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly works in standard office or classroom conditions and climate, occasionally works outdoors in varying weather conditions and climate
  • Regularly uses close and distance vision, Works at a computer screen for extended periods of time, Ability to observe students from various distances comfortably
  • Works at a desk for extended periods of time, frequently moves around campus
  • Ability to occasionally move items 30 lbs. across the campus
  • Effectively deals with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Adheres to Ensworth’s COVID-19 modifications and enforces them with students
  • Stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions


Application Requirements:

Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment and attach a cover letter, résumé, and a statement of educational philosophy. Contact Nowell Hesse at hessen@ensworth.com with any questions.


About Ensworth School:

Ensworth is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school. The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society.

Located on two campuses in Nashville, Tennessee, Ensworth enrolls approximately 1,200 students and serves families in more than 50 zip codes. Ensworth is recognized among the leading independent schools in the nation. The school’s challenging academic program is embedded in a culture of support and encouragement and reflects a commitment to the core skills of observation, collaboration, communication, analysis, questioning, evaluation, and most importantly, the application of knowledge. Graduates have the adaptability, resilience, and resourcefulness necessary for success in the 21st century and are not only prepared to meet the demands of the future but are also imbued with a sense of purpose and service to others.

Ensworth School is an extraordinary place to work and seeks employees who are passionate about learning and motivated by the opportunity to awaken that passion in students.


It is Ensworth's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law. It is the intent and resolve of Ensworth to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, evaluation, promotion, disciplinary action, termination, compensation and training. Employment decisions at Ensworth will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities.