Careers At CIS - Carlsbad International School

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Building A Close-Knit, Innovative Team of International Educators

At Carlsbad International School we believe the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program best suits our mission. We are an IB World School and are looking for IB experienced staff. We will send staff to IB training, however, if your other experiences suggest you are the best person to teach at Carlsbad International School and to be a part of our team. IB World Schools are encouraged to view themselves as professional learning communities. They should demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • A shared vision of the school values and mission, which is consistent with the IB’s mission statement and values.
  • Continuous and ongoing commitment to improvement.
  • A culture of collaboration that is embedded into working practices—trust and risk-taking are encouraged, teachers openly share their professional practice.
  • Emphasis on the school culture, not just on organisational structures.
  • A focus on, and commitment to, learning rather than teaching.
  • Supportive, shared and devolved leadership that includes teachers as well as school leaders—all adults in the school, as well as students, should demonstrate and model a commitment to lifelong learning and to the IB learner profile; the school, not just individuals within the school, needs to be a learning organisation, continually reflecting and evaluating current practice with a view to improving. Building an effective and supportive learning community, with a commitment to continuous improvement, is vital for the successful implementation and development of the Diploma Programme in schools.

Vacancies for the 2018-2019 school year

Activities Coordinator – Outdoor Education experience preferred
College Counsellor
Economics – IBDP experience preferred
English Language and Literature – IBDP experience preferred
EAL – IBDP experience preferred
Mathematics – IBDP experience preferred
Physics and Mathematics – IBDP experience preferred
IBDP Psychology
Visual Arts – IBDP experience preferred
Technology Integration
TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
If you are interested to apply, please follow the hiring process and contact our HR department at the email:

Employment requirements and experience

For Teachers:

  • Bachelors Degree and classroom teaching certification. Examples of teaching certification: USA State Teaching License, U.K. PGCE/QTS/Certification of Education, Canadian Province Teaching License, and South African HDE
  • At least 2 full years of teaching experience
  • IB experience preferred
  • International experience preferred
  • Boarding school experience preferred
  • Extra-curricular experience preferred

For Residential Life Team:

  • Bachelors Degree in appropriate field
  • Boarding school experience preferred
  • Ability to clearly communicate with teenagers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills

For Admissions:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor´s degree in a competent field
  • Boarding school experience preferred
  • English native speaker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Intrinsically motivated or self-motivated
  • Tech proficient

How to Apply

If you wish to make a positive impact on the lives of adolescents from around the world, please download and complete the Carlsbad International School Staff application form and send it with a letter of interest (addressed to the Head of School) stating which position(s) you are interested in or what other functions you might be able to perform at Carlsbad International Boarding & Day School.

Hiring Procedure at CIS:

  • Complete Staff CIS Application form
  • Send Resume/CV and cover letter
  • Send any supporting reference letters
  • Send list of 4 references that can be contacted by CIS

Head of School will do a Skype/Facetime interview.

Other members of the Senior Leadership Team may do a Skype/Facetime interview if necessary.

Possible request for more information from final two candidates, which may include lesson plans, education philosophy statements, even video evidence of teaching.

Decision made by Head of School and Contract sent, to be returned within 10 days.

Please state whether it is acceptable for us to contact your present employer at this time, and when it will be okay to contact them.

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