Job Opening: Japanese Teacher, Fusion Academy, Huntington Beach

Job: Japanese Teacher/Mentor
Institution: Fusion Academy
Place: Huntington Beach, CA

(copied from official job posting)

About the Organization:
Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school. Our classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom, offering a truly individualized education for students in grades 6-12. Fusion Academy has campuses across the United States, is growing rapidly, and is the nationwide leader in one-to-one schooling.

Each and every student at Fusion is unique, and comes to us for different reasons, but one thing they have in common is that traditional school hasn’t worked for them. They may be gifted or accelerated learners, need a flexible class schedule to work around extracurricular careers or interests, have a mild learning difference, or struggle with other social/emotional challenges. Teachers act as mentors and meet students where they are to build a foundation of trust, and personalize curriculum for each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style.

Our education model is a unique academic program where students can start at any time of the year. Our campus environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. We understand that kids are more than their grades. That’s why we also care about students’ social and emotional well-being. In addition to full-time enrollment, students may take a class for credit, or join us for tutoring/mentoring.

The Fusion culture offers a truly unique place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.

Position Summary:

Our campus has an immediate opening for a Japanese Teacher. This position provides a student centered, supportive classroom that promotes compassion and tolerance, emotional security, resourcefulness, and independent critical thinking while addressing the individual academic and emotional needs of each student through Fusion’s differentiated approach.

Key Responsibilities Include:

*Provide a one-to-one teaching experience in the areas of Japanese 1 through Japanese 3 at grade levels 6-12.
*Show evidence of adapting and differentiated instruction for all students and a classroom forum for holistic growth.
*Maintain complete and accurate records.
*Develop and maintain genuine, positive and consistent communication with parents.
*Contribute to and benefit from the campus community.
*Practice professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
*In addition to subject matter tutoring and teaching, this position includes significant student mentoring.
*Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

*A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required for consideration, as well as a higher level Japanese background.
*Solid subject matter knowledge in a majority of these areas: Japanese 1 through Japanese 3 at grade levels 6- 12.
*Teaching credentials are a plus but are not mandatory
*Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus as well as mentoring experience.
*The ideal candidate is outgoing, well organized, competent in basic computer skills, and is an individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.
*Candidate must be prepared to teach and tutor material at a high school level immediately.

Competencies Desired:

*Expertise in the relevant subject area.
*Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.
*Ability to mentor as a positive role model.
*Understand and support each student’s Formal Education Plan (FEP).
*Commitment to continuous improvement.
*Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.
*Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate during chaos and crisis, consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.

To Apply: do so online, at

Questions can be directed to: Connor Mufich at

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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