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Job: Learning Centers Director

5.22.17 –  Learning Centers Director
Wings of Hope, Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments: Actually, this position is listed as ‘paid volunteer’ but that is an oxymoron. The position does cover expenses plus a small salary which is much better than volunteer positions where you have to pay!  On the negative side, it sounds like quite a job, of which overseeing the library is a small part. The deadline was May 20 but if you are interested, shoot of a quick letter and resume. Volunteer and low pay positions are usually not as strict about deadlines as jobs.

The position of Cambodia Director for Wings of Hope/John Givonetti Giving is a multifaceted position managing a program that aims to provide rural Cambodian children (currently 500 to 600 students in three schools) with the skills to pull themselves out of poverty, primarily through instruction in English and computer skills. Teaching is conducted by an organized group of high school students (Student Teachers) that JGG has trained to teach both subjects (currently 60 Student Teachers). The position is based in Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia with occasional travel outside the area to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. We are seeking a minimum one year commitment.

While the JGG Director is responsible for all JGG program activities, the primary allocation of the Director’s time and effort will be the administrative functions specified in General Responsibilities.

Skill Requirements

1.      Effective organizational skills & multi-tasking ability in a developing country context

2.      Very strong record keeping and reporting abilities are essential. This is a primary skill requirement.

3.      Good written and verbal presentation/reporting

4.      The ability to be culturally sensitive while achieving the goals of JGG.

5.      Good working knowledge of English including writing/conversation/grammar. No teaching degree is required.

Responsibilities

1.      General

a.      Persistent (everything is exponentially more difficult to do in Cambodia) and timely response to tax issues, government NGO operating requirements, insurance maintenance, building maintenance, construction projects, banking and internal accounting requirements.

b.     Manage budget and expense journal entry process (development/implementation/periodic reporting) and clearly reporting this information expeditiously to the JGG Chairman.

c.      Facility management for the two Learning Centers, the Siem Respite Center, the two Phnom Penh Dormitories and smaller projects.

d.     Timely reporting to the Chairman of all JGG activities and prompt response to requests made by the Chairman and to the needs of Wings of Hope, a supporting charity.

e.     Maintain with updates and improvements JGG’s Facebook page and website.

f.       Implement/manage all other JGG activities and new projects as they develop.

g.      Maintain good relationships with all levels of the Cambodian government (National/Provincial/Commune/Village) and school administration leaders.

h.     Manage/develop staff and oversee their activities (currently 3 full-time Program Assistants (one position is open), 1 full-time Librarian, 5 part-time Professional teachers, 2 part-time US Peace Corps Volunteers, 2 House Supervisors (at Siam Reap and Phnom Penh dormitories) and 1 full-time House Attendant in Siem Reap.

2.      English Outreach and Computer Training Programs

a.      Train new and existing Student Teachers in teaching, English and computer skills including conducting weekend instruction classes.

b.     Manage/train the professional part-time English teacher.

c.      Conduct weekly review meeting with JGG staff and Student Teachers.

d.     Monitor classroom activities with Student Teachers to insure the quality of the English training.

e.     Develop/manage computer training for Student Teachers and selected other students.

f.       Manage the four part-time math, science and English teachers preparing Student Teachers in their final high school year for the 12<sup>th</sup> grade exam.

g.      Coordinate JGG activities between Bak Chinhchien, Romlech, and Koh Svey schools.

3.      John Givonetti Learning Centers (2 buildings)

a.      Train/manage Librarian.

b.     Develop program for Student Teachers to assist in Library.

c.      Create/implement development plans for both facilities including implementing computer training, and the acquisition of new books, video material and related programs.

4.      John Givonetti Respite Center & Dormitories – Siem Riep & Phnom Penh (3 buildings)

a.      Utilize the House Supervisor to oversee all Respite Center activities including the housing of former Student Teachers now attending university and JGG guests.

HOW TO APPLY

jessica.watson@wingsofhope.ngo

http://www.wingsofhope.ngo

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Watson at Jessica.watson@wingsofhope.ngo by May 20.

BENEFITS

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, offering a monthly stipend and a year-end bonus. Expenses are covered including airfare, lodging, meals, and insurance. 

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. English fluency is necessary.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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Job: School Librarians (3)

5.18.17 –  TeacherHorizons, UK

Sarah P’s comments: I just received this e-mail (group mailing) from TeacherHorizons, an international recruiter for schools. I have no reviews for this agency but on their site, it says they were started by a group of former international teachers is is interesting. One item I did not like was that in order to locate Librarian positions, you must choose ‘Other’! As always, please read reviews on International Schools Review of the schools before applying.

Hi Sarah P,

Take a look at some of the Librarian opportunities we are looking to fill this week.

Dulwich College SeoulLead Librarian – August 2017

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, Republic Of Korea, KoreaThe school caters to the local expatriate community and is also fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), WASC and the International Baccalaureate.   Applicants will need to be able to stretch students academically, differentiate for the broad range of abilities at the school and be committed to the school’s extensive program of extra-curricular activities.  As in many Asian schools, the job will entail hard work but will be very rewarding.  As a large school of nearly 500 students, professional and career development opportunities will be excellent.

Yew Wah International Education School of Shanghai-LingangLibrarian – August 2017
The ideal candidate will be well informed of western literature and able to deliver a reading programme at the library.

Pudong, Shanghai, China, Bund, Skyscraper, Tower, SunThe school is looking for enthusiastic and globally-minded candidates.  The group established a new model of global education offering the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, appreciative and caring. The school nurture globally competitive students and shape their good character as responsible global citizens with the competencies and skills required in the 21st century.

Beijing Chaoyang KaiWen Academy – Librarian – August 2017

Beijing, The Scenery, BeautifulBeijing Chaoyang KaiWen Academy is a large, 170,000 square meter school that has a capacity of 3000 students. Students live and study at BCKA and are immersed in a range of extracurricular sporting and artistic activities that cultivate the students’ independent thinking and team spirit. The school has a newly built campus with very good facilities – a tournament-level professional sports venue, unique arts classrooms, well-equipped science labs and a grand 800 seat theater. The school follows the IB curriculum, adopting both Chinese and Western cultural approaches and attaching importance to learning ability, creative thinking, and subject knowledge.

Get in touch as soon as possible to apply!

Best wishes,

Emily

Emily Parkman
Operations Manager
www.teacherhorizons.com

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Job: K-12 Librarian

5.8.17 –  K-12 Librarian
Tshinghua International School, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  I’m usually leery of China school library jobs because there have been so many slightly shady start-ups in the past few years. However, this school, according to International School Reviews, has an overall good rating although please read the reviews carefully as there is a lot of good information provided which can help you make a choice whether you should apply.  This is a late posting so there is a stronger chance of your being offered a job if you are new to international work or still working on your school library certification. Note: pay is local currency, check exchange rate.

School Description:

Tsinghua International School is a non-profit, WASC accredited, Grade 1-12 school located on the campus of Tsinghua University in the Haidian District of Beijing, China. The school utilizes a progressive/inquiry approach to the American based curriculum wth a Chinese cultural influence.

Age Restrictions:  Yes – 60

Qualifications:

• Degree in appropriate content area or elementary as appropriate
• Teaching certification in appropriate content area
• Two years teaching experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 0 years with a Master’s          • Degree in the content area to be taught.
• Native or near native speaker of English

Salary:

$36,000-$55,500 Salary is based on years of teaching experience and increases 5% each year.

Benefits:

– Airline ticket to Beijing and home again at the end of the school year.
– Housing stipend
– CIGNA health insurance. School pays $3086 of the cost and 70% of the cost over $3086
– Provides a settling in amount of $1500
– Some benefits apply to dependents.

NOTE: Amounts quoted fluctuate based on currency valuations. Salary and benefits paid in Chinese RMB.

Send inquiries and resumes to Maxine Klimasasa at mklimasara@this.edu.cn

Additional materials:

Resume
Recommendations

Interviews:

Through SKYPE unless the candidate is in Beijing and then the interview will be in person at Tsinghua International School.

 

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Hiring Fair: ISS Virtual iFair

5.4.17 –  ISS (International School Services) iFair / Virtual Hiring Fair

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting another hiring fair, this one after the height of the hiring season has concluded.  This is an opportunity to gain a break-in position for those without the ‘A list’ attributes, namely international experience, school media certification on top of an MLIS (but you should be able to show you are working to obtain it), and/or being single or part of a teaching team. You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS ASAP because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified.

Please be aware that, while ISS is a recruiting agency they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.

 

May 17, 2017

 What is an iFair®?

International Schools Services is proud to be the first to offer this type of event for schools and candidates worldwide! It’s the best part of an IRC from the comfort of your home/office. Connect with schools early in the season and set up interviews. No taking time away from school – just you, your laptop (phone or tablet) and ISS recruiting schools connecting online. Everyone will be online at the same time, so you can instantly schedule your interviews.

With the use of technology, finding a position has never been easier or more convenient.

Schools will create a virtual booth, which candidates will enter when the event is live. Each school can customize its booth with information such as: logo and website; information about the school and country; salary and benefits packages; and open positions. Recruiters will be online and waiting to talk to candidates. Candidates can enter as many booths as they like, queue and communicate with recruiters.

Initial communication will be done via instant messaging, but Skype is now fully integrated, so you can move directly to a follow-up Skype interview.

 

 

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Job: School Librarian

4.26.17 –  School Librarian
American School Foundation of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: It is interesting that this job is posted on Idealist, a place I usually check for volunteer positions. Probably because the pay is low (11,000 MXN: $575 US) but if you are still searching for a school job it is getting late in the season and this school has okay reviews, includes housing, and will give you IB experience.

 

The American School Foundation of Chiapas (ASFC) is a 25-year-old well-established private IB World School with an ambitious future-thinking plan that incorporates STEAM, sustainability, global citizenship and a commitment to experiential and service learning practices that take advantage of Chiapas’ and Mexico’s rich cultural, anthropological, geographic and ecological diversity.

We are expanding our IB program into the Upper School as part of a drive for excellence with the goal to become the premier international dual language school in the southern Mexico-Central American region. Our school is located in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and the one with the largest native population. Chiapas is rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indigenous villages and Mayan ruins, extraordinary mountain ranges,and the largest tropical rainforest in the region. Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, is a safe and fast-growing city of 500,000 with amenities such as malls, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. where you can enjoy sunny skies and warm weather year-round.

At ASFC we are looking for a full-time librarian and media specialist who is interested in joining a collaborative pedagogical team and supporting the development of literacy skills in both English and Spanish. We seek passionate educators who will inspire a love for learning and spark the intellectual curiosity of all our students. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable and smart teachers, who have strong collaboration skills, are flexible and enjoy innovation. We value teachers who build student-centered classrooms where students are actively engaged in their learning process and are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. A growth mindset, grit, and the ability to use feedback and self-reflection to improve are essential characteristics of all the ASFC’s educators.

Responsibilities

* Provide faculty and students with the guidance and resources needed to support a high level of teaching and learning

* Promote a love for reading and dual-language literacy efforts across our school community!

* Maintain our library collection (circulation, curation, and weeding)

* Supervise and maintain a library space that promotes learning, creativity, inquiry, and the ten attributes of the IB Learner Profile

* Develop and implement Library policies and procedures

* Provide guidance and reference services to faculty and students

* Provide instruction in research skills and the use of information sources

* Model and teach the ethical use of all sources of information (intellectual property)

* Create books displays and bulletin boards to support school themes and extended learning

* Plan and lead educational field trips and service learning experiences

* Employ a positive approach to discipline (Responsive Classroom)

* Participate in all required meetings as well as Professional Development opportunities throughout the school year

* Other responsibilities to be defined by the Head of School and the Academic Leadership Team

How To Apply

Send and updated version of your CV, including the contact information of three professional references, and a thoughtful Cover

Letter to humancapital@americanschool.edu.mx. Please indicate your name and the career opportunity your applying for in the subject line of your email.

Your Cover Letter should explain your qualifications for the position, philosophy of education and why would you like to join our school and live in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Kindly include the name of the website where you found our advertisement.

Finalists residing in Tuxtla Gutierrez will be invited for an in-person interview and demo lesson. Finalist living abroad will be asked to submit a short (15-20 minutes) teaching video.

For additional information, please visit http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

Benefits

* Monthly salary of 11,000 MXN, paid in Mexican Pesos, and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the cost

of living in the State of Chiapas

* Fully furnished individual or shared apartment in a complex located in a safe, private small community located on school

premises (includes free internet, swimming pool, and other amenities)

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Job: Lower School Librarian

4.11.17 –  Lower School Librarian
Zurich International School, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments: Another position in Switzerland with overall good reviews though it is noted that the cost of living is high.

 

The Zurich International School is an independent day school in the Greater Zurich Area. We offer a well rounded curriculum in English to approx. 1500
students from all over the world, aged 3 to 18 years.

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least 2-3 years of previous experience in a pertinent
subject area/discipline, preferably at an international school. Teaching
certification is required for all positions.

Applicants must furnish evidence of:

  • Teaching license including specialism
  • BA / BSC or equivalent university degree
  • Integration of technology into curriculum
  • Leads and organizes the work of other library
    staff and/or student volunteers;
  • develops and implements an effective plan for providing an information
    literacy program and a collection of resources which promotes the
    philosophy, goals, and objectives of the school, and meets curriculum
    needs
  • assists students in identifying, locating, and interpreting information
    required for research purposes
  • offers teachers assistance in using information resources and
    incorporating information literacy skills in the classroom curriculum
  • encourages independent reading by students by providing library
    materials appropriate to a variety of student interests, ability levels, and
    ethnic origins.

Please forward application online on:  www.zis.ch

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Job: Librarian/ Technology Integrationist

4.11.17 –  Librarian/ Technology Integrationist
International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments:  An established school in a good location with good reviews.  Closing April 17th so if interested, apply soon.

From 1 August 2017

Qualifications and Qualities Desired

  • A recognized teaching qualification at graduate or post-graduate level
  • Ideally three years’ proven teaching success
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the educational philosophies of the International
  • Baccalaureate programmes and the ISL Mission and Aims
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons which stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance
  • Commitment to excellence in education
  • Adaptability, flexibility, dynamism and a sense of humour
  • Comfortable with high expectations of students, colleagues and a professional parent community
  • Excellent ICT skills and a knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • Commitment to self-reflection and CPD

Preference will be given to a candidate with work experience in an international environment.

For further details, please refer to the job description.

To apply please submit the following documents to Schrole:

  • a covering letter
  • a full CV/résumé with photograph
  • statement of educational philosophy
  • details of four professional referees

Closing date: Monday 17 April 2017

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview.

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