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American International School of Kingston (AISK) is an independent co-educational, Preschool through Grade Twelve, school that offers members of staff a very competitive compensation and benefits package. This includes support for professional development, a Mac notebook, and other incentives. For all teaching positions, a bachelor's degree is mandatory and an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in an accredited school and teaching certification.

AISK is a warm and welcoming school with a 50% international population which includes both students and faculty. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, and in addition to the benefits package, we offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience. AISK is accredited through AdvancEd/SACS and offers the IB Diploma.  

The Hiring Process

The AISK Hiring Process

Hiring teachers who motivate children to learn, grow and thrive in a safe, supportive environment is a critical component in the overall success of a school. At the American International School of Kingston, this is most certainly so. Finding the right teachers for our classrooms is one of our central goals. In the ever-changing landscape that is international education, the recruitment process can be fraught with obstacles and potential challenges. We know this all too well. But, if certain guiding principles are adhered to, the rewards may be many, while the pitfalls few. How do we ensure quality personnel enters our school each time we recruit? Essentially, we follow a process that we steadfastly adhere to. When we follow the steps below, we ensure that due diligence is undertaken with respect to bringing new staff into the school community. There is never a failsafe, but by keeping to certain guidelines and principles and by following best practice, AISK does its utmost to ensure the hiring of quality, vetted staff, free from a prior history of misconduct. During the hiring process, AISK will ensure the following be completed:

  • Personal interview/s with the candidate
  • Credential checks 
  • Reference checks 
  • Criminal Record checks
  • Sex Offender Registry checks (where possible) 

The above will apply to administration, teaching faculty (foreign and local), local administration staff, local school maintenance staff, and where possible and to best of our abilities, school volunteers, contractors, vendors and service providers.

The American International School of Kingston will not discriminate in hiring or any other school-related practice or program on the basis of gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation or marital status, age, physical ability, religion or cultural and religious backgrounds. AISK is an equal opportunity institution.

Elementary Teacher - January 2020

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

REQUISITES

  • Master’s Degree in Education OR an Advanced Degree in a related field
  • Special Needs Education an asset
  • Experience in teaching English as a Second Language
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience at the Elementary Level
  • International teaching experience an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT CONFINED TO:

  • Display a wide variety of teaching strategies that meet individual student needs and abilities
  • Plan and implement strategies that encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, manage disruptive behavior; allow for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives
  • Model and encourage multiple cultural awareness and understanding

Qualified applicants must submit the following to humanresources@aisk.com

  • Cover letter stating interest and experiences
  • Current résumé
  • A list of 3 professional references with name, phone number and email address of each 

Applications to be submitted no later than October 25, 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Elementary Teachers Grades 1-3 - August 2020

Grades 1-3

AISK has openings for experienced Elementary School Teachers who are dynamic and engaging who manage student learning through flexible learning spaces and placing the student at the center.  Candidate qualities include teachers who place engaging lessons and current pedagogy as a priority and are comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

Requisites:

  • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
  • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
  • International educational experience
  • Instructional proficiency with technology and multimedia
  • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
  • STEM proficiency a must
  • Project-based and research-driven techniques

Qualified applicants must submit:

  • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
  • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

Elementary Spanish Teacher - August 2020

Elementary Spanish Teacher

AISK has an opening for an experienced Elementary School Spanish teacher who is dynamic and designs engaging who manages learning through language immersion and differentiation and placing the student at the center of all decisions.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

  • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
  • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
  • International educational experience
  • Instructional proficiency with technology and multimedia
  • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
  • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
  • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

Middle School Humanities Teacher - August 2020

Middle School humanities

AISK has an opening for an experienced Middle School Humanities teacher who is dynamic and engaging who approaches lessons through Sustainable Development Goals.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

  • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
  • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
  • International educational experience
  • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
  • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
  • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
  • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

Middle School Science Teacher - August 2020

Middle School Science

AISK has an opening for an experienced Middle School Science teacher who is dynamic and engaging who approaches lessons through STEM.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

  • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
  • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
  • International educational experience
  • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
  • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
  • STEM proficiency a must
  • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
  • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

High School and IB Mathematics Teacher - August 2020

High School and IB Mathematics

AISK has an opening for an experienced IB Mathematics teacher who is also a dynamic and engaging High School mathematics teacher.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

    • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
    • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
    • International educational experience
    • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
    • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate (as necessary)
    • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

    • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
    • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

Middle and High School Student Support - August 2020

Middle & High School Student Support

AISK has an opening for a Middle/High School Learning Support Teacher. This teacher will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement individualized programs for students with intellectual and developmental delays/disabilities. Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

    • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
    • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
    • International educational experience
    • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
    • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate (as necessary)
    • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

    • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
    • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

IB Physics Teacher - August 2020

IB Physics Teacher

AISK has an opening for an experienced IB Physics teacher who is also a dynamic and engaging High School Science teacher.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

    • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
    • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
    • International educational experience
    • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
    • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate (as necessary)

    • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

    • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
    • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

IB Music Teacher - August 2020

IB Music Teacher

AISK has an opening for an experienced IB Music teacher who is dynamic and engaging.  Candidate qualities include someone who celebrates student involvement with the Arts along with using current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

    • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
    • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
    • International educational experience
    • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
    • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate (as necessary)
    • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

    • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
    • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

IB Biology & Environmental Systems & Societies - August 2020

IB Biology/ Environmental Systems & Societies

AISK has an opening for an experienced IB Biology & ESS teacher who is also a dynamic and engaging High School Science teacher.  Candidate qualities include someone who designs engaging lessons and uses current pedagogy as a priority and is comfortable with using technology, collaborating with colleagues and developing curricula that focus on student growth.

REQUISITES:

    • Master's Degree Preferred and Teacher Certification
    • 5 years or more in a classroom setting
    • International educational experience
    • Instructional Proficiency with technology and multimedia
    • Specific training with differentiated instruction and standard-based models
    • International Baccalaureate Certificate (as necessary)
    • Project-based and research-driven techniques

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

    • A one-page cover letter stating interest and experience
    • Two pages (maximum) resume or curriculum vitae to humanresources@aisk.com  by November 30, 2019. An outstanding candidate may be appointed prior to this date.

2 College Green Avenue, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Tel: 1-876-702-2070-3 | Fax: 1-876-702-2074

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