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Silicon Valley International School seeks faculty and staff members who have an international mindset and are dedicated to nurturing and fostering open-minded, reflective, curious, bold, caring, and knowledgeable students.
Why join the INTL community?
As a community, we work to build an environment of respect and belonging, where everyone is encouraged to connect with others and to create across cultures.

By teaching through language and culture, INTL cultivates within our students, an open mind and open heart, leading them to utilize what they have learned and to take action locally, nationally, and globally. 

INTL leadership, faculty, and staff share the same open mind and open heart and are passionate about the school's mission to educate students through an inquiry-based bilingual program. INTL attracts a diverse, connected group consisting of numerous identities, each with a valued and unique perspective and voice. 

Dependent upon employment status, employees are offered medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid holidays; a generous amount of paid time off for personal rejuvenation, travel, discovery, and learning; professional development; life and international travel insurance; tuition remission; and a plethora of opportunities to become involved in the heart and life of the school. 

If you are interested in joining our vibrant bilingual and multicultural community and inspiring young global citizens to develop confidence, integrity, responsibility, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love of learning, please review our list of available positions.

Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline and termination.
 
 
 

Current Open Positions

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  • Elementary EnglishTeacher

    Silicon Valley International School seeks an Elementary English Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  Elementary School (PYP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children's optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for middle school. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. PYP Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

    The Elementary English Teacher must demonstrate a commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and be experienced with teaching at the Early Years level.  He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and accept and adapt to a working environment with different cultures.

    The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the PYP framework while ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively with English, French, and Chinese teachers. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule. INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have inquiry-based teaching and learning experience.
    Typical work activities include:
    • Teaching all areas of the Elementary School curriculum as designated
    • Following guidelines and mission of Silicon Valley International School (INTL) and International Baccalaureate PYP Programme
    • Taking responsibility for the progress of one or two classes of Elementary School students at a grade level
    • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
    • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class
    • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
    • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
    • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
    • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
    • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
    • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues and working flexibly
    • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
    • Taking part in school events and activities that can be run on weekends or evenings
    • Planning and participating in field trips
    • Monitoring recess/lunch
    • Other duties as required to perform the job

    Qualifications:
    • University degree
    • Minimum 5 years experience teaching elementary school children
    • Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
    • Native English speaker

    Physical Requirements of the Job:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
    • Stand for long periods of time
    • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
    • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
    • Be able to climb, crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, crawl and be on the floor with children
    • Be able to physically control and/or restrain a young child solely for the purpose of avoiding dangerous situations for the child and/or others (1st/2nd grade)
    • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects
    • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors

     
    Compensation:
    Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

    Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
     
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org
    No phone calls, please.
  • German Teacher Assistant

    Our school offers an IB World School from preschool to high school offering Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and the IB Diploma Program. Our students learn more than just an additional language, they learn how to become agile, responsive, global thinkers. Our three bilingual programs (Chinese, French, or German) are strengthened through the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework that codifies our structured inquiry pedagogy. This unique environment cultivates international leadership where young world citizens discover together how to lead lives worthy of their boundless futures.  

    OUR MISSION

    Silicon Valley International School educates children through a rigorous, collaborative, bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness.


    Position Overview

    Silicon Valley International School [INTL] seeks a  in the Early Years Program beginning August 16th, 2021. The Teacher Assistant works within the framework of the job description and assignment and makes decisions only within that framework.
    Responsibilities:
    • Student supervision, wellbeing, and care for our young learners
    • Supporting the classroom teacher with all aspects of the program 
    • Report to the Early Years Program Principal and work under the classroom teacher and Enrichment Supervisor's immediate direction.
    • Demonstrate professional behavior and attitude
     
    Schedule
    • Workload will not exceed 40 hours/week, including classroom preparation, student supervision, subbing, and meetings.
    • Learning-Assistants should strictly adhere to the schedule communicated in August by the Principal of the Early Years Campus.
    • During the available time, teacher-assistants are expected to:
    • Prep for the teacher
    • May at times be asked to sub during this time if we are unable to find a substitute

    primary responsibilities

      Learning-Assistants are required to maintain certifications as required by the school and/or Social Services. In addition, they should keep all relevant certifications current.
      Job Description

        • Learning-Assistants are expected to:
          • Follow Social Services requirements and stay with the students at all time
          • Demonstrate ethical behavior
          • Demonstrate responsible behavior towards attendance and work schedule; promote an atmosphere of respect for students and adults.
          • Be knowledgeable of and follow School policies and procedures, particularly those dealing with confidentiality, cross-cultural understanding, discipline, harassment and communication, health and safety, or Licensing Regulations.
          • Actively supervise lunch, recess, and day-care as noted in the schedule. Active supervision is expected at all times.
          • Work to support the philosophy of the school.
          • Address conflicts with colleagues/ teacher/Enrichment Supervisor first, then principal if the issue remains
          • Enforce discipline guidelines promoted by the school
          • Participate in in-service activities as requested
          • Attend and participate in meetings/conferences as requested by the principal
          • Refer all inquiries and concerns about the student to the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor and the Assistant Principal if needed
          • Assist in duties such as attendance, record-keeping, student’s work filing, classroom clean up and decoration, and snack preparation
          • Support and promote goals for the class community, as well as the goals for the social and emotional development of the children
          • Lead some small group activities as instructed by the teacher/ Enrichment Supervisor
          • Meet weekly with the teacher to get information on upcoming activities and preparation needed
          • Assist in preparing* the learning environment, setting up activity centers, and preparing needed material and supplies in advance, as instructed by the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor
      *Note: Preparation should be made at a time when the Employee is not responsible for supervising the students.
       
          • In the absence of the teacher, the learning assistant (s) will guide and orient the substitute and assist him/her in implementing the lesson plan left by the teacher. Please note, however, that the substitute will act as the lead teacher.
       
      During the academic year, learning-assistants are not expected to:
          • Plan and initiate learning activities; for example, develop specific lesson plans, select learning materials
          • Report to parents on pedagogical matters or student academic performances
        • Expectations for Mini-Camp and Summer Camp
          • During summer camp and mini-camps, learning assistants are considered camp counselors and are expected to plan and implement activities under the Enrichment Supervisor's guidance and supervision.
          • The Enrichment Supervisor will provide a theme for the camps and help to organize planning. Camp counselors can use the available time the week before the mini-camp for planning and preparation. Time will be given in the summer care schedule to allow for weekly planning and preparation.
      Note: All learning assistants are expected to follow these guidelines. In instances where an employee is not meeting expectations, the Enrichment Supervisor and/or Principal will follow up with a verbal warning. If the issue persists, a written warning will be issued, and the matter will be taken up with the Assistant Head of School.
       
      Qualifications:
          • 12 Early Childhood Education Units minimum (‘Deutsche
            Erzieherausbildung’ preferred)
          • Minimum 2-years’ experience working with Early Years age children
          • Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
          • Native German Speaker
       
      Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
       
      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
       
      No phone calls, please.
    • Middle School Spanish Teacher

      Silicon Valley International School [INTL] seeks a Middle School Spanish Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  Middle School (MYP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children’s optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for high school level Spanish. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. MYP Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

      The Middle School Spanish Teacher must demonstrate commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and be experienced with teaching at the Middle School level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and accept and adapt to a working environment with different cultures.

      The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the MYP framework while ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule. INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have inquiry-based teaching and learning experience.
      Typical work activities include:
      • Teaching all areas of the MS curriculum as designated (in the subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
      • Following guidelines and mission of INTL and International Baccalaureate MYP Programme
      • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
      • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
      • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
      • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
      • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
      • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
      • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
      • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues, and working flexibly
      • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
      • Taking part in school events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings
      • Planning and participating in field trips
      • Leading an Advisory group and/or offering student clubs
      Physical Requirements of the Job:
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
      • Stand for long periods of time.
      • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
      • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
      • Be able to crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, and move around easily to interact with and supervise students.
      • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects
      • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors
       
      Disclaimer:
      The information given is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

      Compensation:
      Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

      Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
       
      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
      No phone calls, please.
    • MYP Science Teacher

      Silicon Valley International School (INTL) seeks a Middle Years Programme (MYP) (Grades 6 - 10) Science Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers at INTL develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children's optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further.  MYP teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

      The MYP Science Teacher must demonstrate commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and be experienced with teaching at the Middle and High School level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and accept and adapt to a working environment with different cultures.

      The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the MYP framework while ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule. INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have inquiry-based teaching and learning experience.
      Typical work activities include:
      • Teaching all areas of the MYP curriculum as designated (in the subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
      • Following guidelines and mission of INTL and International Baccalaureate’s MYP program
      • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
      • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range and levels within their class differentiate and produce tailored materials. 
      • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
      • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
      • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
      • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
      • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
      • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues, and working flexibly
      • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the national and international curricula 
      • Occasionally taking part in school events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings outside of working hours
      • Planning and participating in field trips
      • Leading an Advisory group and/or offering student clubs
      • Independently conduct Deutsches Sprachdiplom I and II (DSD) exams
       
      Qualifications
      • Strong communication skills to communicate to parents and colleagues,  understand the curriculum and write report cards.
      • Minimum of 5 Years of teaching experience preferred
      • Experience with MYP IB preferred. 

      Physical Requirements and Qualifications of the Job:
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
      • Stand for long periods of time
      • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
      • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
      • Be able to crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, and move around easily to interact with and supervise students.
      • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects
      • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors
       
      Disclaimer:
      This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

      Compensation:
      Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

      Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
       
      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org. No phone calls, please.
    • Upper School Chinese Individuals & Societies Teacher (History & Geography)

      Silicon Valley International School [INTL] seeks an Upper School Individuals & Societies Teacher for the academic year 2021-2022. Upper School (MYP - Grade 6-10 /DP - Grade 11-12) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children's optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for high school level history and geography. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. Upper School Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

      The qualified candidate should be native Chinese [Mandarin] speaker and have a familiarity with an IB program. The Upper School Individuals & Societies Teacher must demonstrate the commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and be experienced with teaching at the Middle School and High School level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and accept and adapt to a working environment with different cultures.

      The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP/DP framework while ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule. INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have inquiry-based teaching and learning experience.
      Typical work activities include:
      • Teaching all areas of the Upper School curriculum as designated (in a subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
      • Following guidelines and mission of INTL and International Baccalaureate MYP/DP Program.
      • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
      • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
      • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
      • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
      • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
      • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
      • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
      • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues and working flexibly.
      • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
      • Taking part in school events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings
      • Planning and participating in field trips
      • Leading an Advisory group and/or offering student clubs
      • Experience teaching any of the following courses strongly preferred:
        • IB DP History
        • IB DP Geography
        • IB MYP Individuals and Societies 
      Requirements
      • Fluency in Mandarin required, [must be a native speaker]
      • Chinese cultural competency 
      • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in education, teaching or related field,
      • Two (2) years of progressive post-bachelor's experience in the position offered or related occupation, including experience in using information technologies such as
      • Knowledge or ability to work with: Apple TV, interactive internet-connected whiteboards, iPads, and Google Chromebooks as part of a teaching program; experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google domains.

      Physical Requirements of the Job:
      The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform this job's essential functions successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
      • Stand for long periods of time.
      • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
      • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
      • Be able to crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, and move around easily to interact with and supervise students.
      • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
      • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors.
       
      Disclaimer:
      This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

      Compensation:
      Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

      Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
       
      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
      No phone calls, please.
    • Upper School Math Teacher

      Silicon Valley International School seeks an Upper School Math Teacher for the academic year 2021-2022. Upper School (MYP/DP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and by their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for high school level math. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. Upper School Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

      The Upper School Math Teacher must demonstrate a commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the Middle School and High School level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.

      The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP/DP framework, while also ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule. INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning.
      Typical work activities include:
      • Teaching all areas of the Upper School curriculum as designated (in the subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
      • Following guidelines and mission of INTL and International Baccalaureate MYP/DP Programme
      • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
      • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
      • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
      • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
      • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
      • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
      • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
      • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues, and working flexibly
      • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
      • Taking part in school events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings
      • Planning and participating in field trips
      • Leading an Advisory group and/or offering student clubs
      • Experience teaching any of the following courses strongly preferred:
        • IB DP Mathematics Analysis and Approaches
        • IB DP Mathematics HL (old course)
        •  AP Calculus A/B or B/C

      Physical Requirements of the Job:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
      • Stand for long periods of time.
      • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
      • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
      • Be able to crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, and move around easily to interact with and supervise students.
      • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
      • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors.

      Disclaimer:

      This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

      Compensation:

      Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

      Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
       
      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
      No phone calls, please.
    • Assistant Teacher (Chinese) - Early Years

      Position Overview

      Silicon Valley International School seeks a Chinese (Mandarin) Teacher Assistant in the Early Years Program for Jan 4, 2021 - June 18, 2021. The Teacher Assistant works within the framework of the job description and assignment and makes decisions only within that framework.
       
      Responsibilities:
      • Be Involved with young student personal care activities, student safety, and pedagogical assistance as assigned.
      • Report to the Early Years Program Principal and work under the immediate direction of the classroom teacher and Enrichment Supervisor.
      • Professional Behavior, schedule and responsibilities
       
      Schedule
      • Workload will not exceed 40 hours/week including classroom preparation, student supervision, subbing, and meetings
      • Teacher-Assistants should strictly adhere to the schedule communicated in August by the Principal of the Cowper Campus.
      • During the available time, teacher-assistants are expected to:
      • Prep for the teacher
      • May at times be asked to sub during this time if we are unable to find a substitute

      Primary Responsibilities

        Teacher-Assistants are required to maintain certifications as required by the school and/or Social Services. In addition, they should keep all relevant certifications current
        Job Description
        • Teacher-Assistants are expected to
        • Follow Social Services requirements and stay with the students at all time
        • Demonstrate ethical behavior
        • Demonstrate responsible behavior towards attendance and work schedule
        • Be knowledgeable of and follow School policies and procedures, in particular those dealing with confidentiality, cross-cultural understanding, discipline, harassment and communication, health and safety, or Licensing Regulations.
        • Actively supervise lunch, recess, and day-care as noted in the schedule. Active supervision is expected at all times.
        • Promote an atmosphere of respect for students and adults
        • Work to support the philosophy of the school
        • Address conflicts with colleagues/ teacher/Enrichment Supervisor first, then principal if issue remains
        • Enforce discipline guidelines promoted by the school
        • Respect discipline measures are taken by a colleague
        • Participate in in-service activities as requested
        • Attend and participate in case of conferences as requested by the principal
        • Refer all inquiries and concerns about the student to the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor, and to the Assistant Principal if needed
        • Assist in duties such as attendance, record keeping, student’s work filing, classroom clean up and decoration, and snack preparation
        • Assist in the implementation of the classroom management
        • Support and promote goals for the class community, as well as the goals for the social and emotional development of the children
        • Lead some small group activities as instructed by the teacher/ Enrichment Supervisor
        • Meet weekly with the teacher to get information on upcoming activities and preparation needed
        • Assist in preparing the learning environment, setting up activity centers, and preparing needed material and supplies in advance, as instructed by the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor
        Note: Preparation should be made at a time when the Employee is not responsible for supervising the students.
         
        Support for Instructional Program
        • Teacher-Assistants are expected to:
        • Assist students in following programs, strategies, exercises, and materials identified/developed and introduced by the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor
        • Provide feedback to the teacher/Enrichment Supervisor and Assistant Principal if needed on her observations of students
        • Note: In case of absence of the teacher, the teacher-assistant(s) will guide and orient the substitute and assist him/her in the implementation of the lesson plan left by the teacher. Please note however that the substitute will act as the lead teacher.
         
        During the academic year, teacher-assistants are not expected to:
        • Plan and initiate learning activities; for example, develop specific lesson plans, select learning materials
        • Report to parents on pedagogical matters or student academic performances
        • Expectations for Mini-Camp and Summer Care
        • During summer care and mini-camp, teacher-assistants are considered camp counselors and are expected to plan and implement activities, under the guidance and supervision of the Enrichment Supervisor.
        • The Enrichment Supervisor will provide a theme for the camps and help to organize planning. Camp counselors can use the available time the week before the mini-camp for planning and preparation. Time will be given in the summer care schedule to allow for weekly planning and preparation.
        Note: All teacher-assistants are expected to follow these guidelines. In instances where an employee is not meeting expectations, the Enrichment Supervisor and/or Principal will follow up with a verbal warning. If the issue persists, a written warning will be issued and the matter will be taken up with the Assistant Head of School.
         
        Qualifications:
        • 12 Early Childhood Education Units minimum
        • Minimum 2-years’ experience working with Early Years age children
        • Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
        • Native Mandarin Speaker
         
        Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
         
        To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org
         
        No phone calls, please.
      • Chinese Music Teacher - Primary Years 

        Chinese Music Teacher - Primary Years 

         
        Silicon Valley International School seeks a Mandarin Chinese-speaking Primary Years Music Teacher for the second half of the 2021-2022 school year.  Elementary School (PYP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children's optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for middle school. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. PYP Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.
        Typical work activities include:

        • Following guidelines and mission of Silicon Valley International School (INTL) and International Baccalaureate PYP program
        • Work closely with the PYP coordinator, Chinese Academic Dean, and PYP colleagues to design and implement a relevant, challenging, and rigorous Music curriculum across the Chinese program.
        • Create inquiry-based classrooms that foster critical thinking skills, knowledge, and a range of skills within a multicultural environment 
        • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
        • Planning, preparing, and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
        • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
        • Utilizes a variety of instructional skills and methods; vary instructional modes to accommodate student needs and ability levels.
        • Provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to students' needs
        • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
        • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
        • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
        • Develop appropriate assessment tasks, providing feedback on the student's progress and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
        • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues, and working flexibly
        • Other duties as required to perform the job
         
        Specific Requirements:

        • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music
        • Minimum two years’ teaching experience with elementary school-aged children
        • Appropriate certification for teaching the subject and the required age range
        • Experience in teaching the IB programs is highly preferred but not required.
        • Familiarity with various teaching resources, including digital tools to support and enhance teaching and learning
         
        Compensation:
        Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience
         
        Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
         
        To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
        No phone calls, please.
      • Elementary German Teacher

        Silicon Valley International School seeks an Elementary German Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  Elementary School (PYP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with students and their organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment. They develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable children’s optimum development, according to age, ability, and aptitude. They assess and record progress and prepare students for middle school. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. PYP Teachers challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

        The Elementary German Teacher must demonstrate a commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the Early Years level.  He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.

        The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the PYP framework while also ensuring foundational skill acquisition and collaborating extensively with English, German, French, and Chinese teachers. Time for collaboration with the other teachers is built into the schedule.

         INTL seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have inquiry-based teaching and learning experience.
        Typical work activities include:
        • Teaching all areas of the Elementary School curriculum as designated
        • Following guidelines and mission of Silicon Valley International School (INTL) and International Baccalaureate PYP Programme
        • Taking responsibility for the progress of one or two classes of Elementary Schools students at a grade level
        • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
        • Planning, preparing, and presenting lessons that cater to the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
        • Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation/engagements and respectful interactions
        • Managing student behavior and maintaining discipline
        • Preparing, documenting, evaluating, and communicating to facilitate positive student development
        • Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of students' development
        • Providing feedback to parents on the student's progress at parents' conferences and other (often less formal) meetings and report cards
        • Collaborating with others to plan and coordinate work, liaising with colleagues and working flexibly.
        • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
        • Taking part in school events and activities that can be run on weekends or evenings
        • Planning and participating in field trips
        • Monitoring recess/lunch
        • Other duties as required to perform the job

        Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree or Postgraduate Degree
        • Minimum 5 years experience teaching elementary school children.
        • Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
        • Must be a Native German speaker

        Physical Requirements of the Job:
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently:
        • Stand for long periods of time.
        • Speak clearly so listeners can understand and understand the speech of another person
        • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
        • Be able to climb, crouch, kneel, bend, balance, stoop, stretch, twist, reach out, crawl and be on the floor with children.
        • Be able to physically control and/or restrain a young child solely for the purpose of avoiding dangerous situations for the child and/or others (1st/2nd grade)
        • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
        • Read, see details of objects that are more than a few feet away and see differences between colors.

         
        Compensation:
        Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

        Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
         
        To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.
        No phone calls, please.
      • Early Years Program Substitute Teachers

        The International School of the Peninsula seeks variable hour substitute teachers and day care staff for our early years programs, beginning immediately. Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications set by Community Care Licensing to be a fully qualified teacher (hold a current Child Development Teacher Permit OR have 12 semester units/16 quarter units in early childhood/development or equivalent courses, and at least 1 year teaching experience in a youth group program). 

        All employees must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the grade school level. He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures. 

        ISTP is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.  Please see our policy on the main Employment page.

        Most substitute needs vary from day to day, although for some needs we do know the schedule in advance. 

        Compensation: 
        $20-30/hour; no benefits. Please note this is not a contract position and we cannot guarantee any amount of hours.

        To Apply:
        Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@istp.org.  No phone calls, please.
      • Elementary and Middle School Substitute Teachers

        The International School of the Peninsula seeks variable hour substitute teachers for our elementary and middle school programs, beginning immediately. We seek substitute teachers who are native speakers and literate in either French, Mandarin, or English. 

        All employees must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the grade school level.  He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures. 

        ISTP is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.  Please see our policy on the main Employment page.

        Most substitute needs vary from day to day, although for some needs we do know the schedule in advance. 

        Qualifications: 
        • University degree 
        • Experience teaching grade school children 
        • Native/literate in French, English, or Mandarin 

        Compensation: 
        $30/hour; no benefits. Please note this is not a contract position and we cannot guarantee any amount of hours.

        To Apply:
        Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@istp.org.  No phone calls, please.