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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, which focuses on inquiry and bilingualism to empower young minds to embrace complexity, think critically from multiple perspectives, and demonstrate integrity and sensitivity across cultures. INTL attracts a diverse, connected group consisting of numerous identities, each with a valued and unique perspective and voice. As an International Baccalaureate World School, we seek also attract educators and staff who uphold and connect with the values of the IBO.”

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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  • Academic Support Staff

    Summary
    Silicon Valley International School (INTL) seeks a part-time (25 hours/week) academic support staff member on the Willows Campus for the 2022-2023 school year.
     
    Academic support staff at the Willows Campus should enjoy working with students from the ages of 3 to 13. They must demonstrate commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with organizing and logistics in the school setting, as well as supervising middle school students. 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.
    Typical work activities include:
    • Supervision of middle school lunch, recess, and afternoon break
    • Supervision of middle school after school study hall
    • One-to-one or small group supervision of middle school students as needed
    • Receipt, organization, and cleanup of student lunches for early years and middle school
    • Assistance in school offices and of school staff in carrying out the day-to-day needs of the school
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications
    • Minimum 2 year’s experience working with middle school-aged children (11-13 years)
    • Fluency in English for collaboration with colleagues and communication with students
    • Native French, Chinese, and German speakers especially encouraged to apply
    • Experience with the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred

    We’d Love to Hear from You
    If this sounds like the job for you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to employment@svintl.org. Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents only. Please no calls.
     
    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 as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
  • Administrative Assistant

    Position Overview

    The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO) and Elementary School (ES) Principal.

    Reports to: Chief Financial & Operations Officer
     
    primary responsibilities
     
    • Provide administrative support to CFOO including but not limited to:
      • Assist in the coordination of the CFOO’s schedule
      • Tracking information related auto coverage for employees
      • Filing of contracts, confidential materials and reports
      • Assist in the preparation of meeting materials
      • Prepare minutes from the Committee meeting
      • File physical & electronic records as requested
      • Provide backup support for the Receptionist
      • Other duties as assigned
    • Provide administrative support to the Elementary School Principal
      • Manage the ES Principal’s calendar (schedule meetings) 
      • Assist in the preparation of meeting materials
      • Support Elementary School Operations. Including but not limited to the following:  
        • Create teacher schedules 
        • Assist in communicating logistics to the teachers
        • Organize and manage elementary school field trips including:
          • Collection and tracking of forms for all students
          • Ensure chaperones on trips are fingerprinted and cleared to participate
          • Coordinate teachers in field trip organization
      • Organize physical and electronic files 
      • Other duties as assigned
     
    position qualifications/skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, literature, cultural studies, liberal arts, etc., or equivalent work or life experience.
    • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in English.
    • Fluency in either Chinese, French, or German is a plus, but not necessary.
    • Can effectively work in a diverse, multicultural environment.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, tools, and demands.
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
    • Can work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and accurately.
    • Strong typing skills preferred.
     This is a permanent full-time, non-exempt position with full benefits and generous PTO.  Salary is DOE.
     Unfortunately at this time, the school cannot sponsor a Visa. 
     
    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.
     
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to AdminJobs@svintl.org
     
    A cover letter with a resume is REQUIRED. If unable to include a cover letter on the job board website, you will need to email both your cover letter and resume to the address above.
    No phone calls, please.
     
  • Advancement Associate

    The Office of Advancement is responsible for the school’s development, alumni, and community relations. We have the honor of being the school's advocates for goodwill, spirit, and philanthropy. The Advancement Associate reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

    The Advancement Associate is a key member of the Office of Advancement and will collaborate with the team to share stories past and present, while also supporting a vision for the future with all communities within and around the school—students, families, employees, trustees, and alumni and their families. This position will need to be able to build positive relationships and will be asked to work independently and collaboratively to support INTL’s mission.
     
    General Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years prior working experience
    • Prior experience working for an independent school preferred, but not essential Mac/Apple/iOS experience preferred; comfortable with technology or demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    • Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, work collaboratively in a team environment, handle confidential matters with discretion, and ability to effectively establish and maintain positive working relationships in a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural environment
    • Sense of humor, dependability, positive attitude, and initiative/drive required
    • Workdays are Monday through Friday, but occasional evening/weekend work is required

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Some local travel, good vehicle necessary, along with valid California Driver's License
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 35lbs
    • Ability to pass state and federal background check, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB screening
    • Bilingual in either Mandarin, French, or German is useful, but not essential
    Skills Required
    • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in English
    • Strong storytelling (written and visual) and editing skills
    • Experience in creating social media content and coordination of content to support strategic goals
    • Skills in print and web-based technologies (content management system, social media platforms, Canva, Google Drive/Docs, Adobe Suite, presentation software, video editing, etc.) preferred, but willing to train the right candidate
    • Ability to support, edit, and produce video and photography needs (use of cameras, video camcorders, smartphones, tablets, audio equipment, create slideshows, edit videos, etc.)
    • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask, prioritize, and project manage
    • Can work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and must be able to adapt to changing priorities, demands, and new technologies
    • Must have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Other duties as assigned
    How You Will Spend Your Day. In collaboration with other members of the Office of Advancement and following school-wide communications strategy and branding:
    • Writing for advancement publications, website, and internal and external advancement communications
    • Creating content across several social media platforms
    • Copyediting for Office of Advancement
    • Photographing advancement, alumni, and community events
    • Community relations, including supporting advancement and events
    About the School
    Silicon Valley International School has two campuses in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our Willows Campus houses our preschool and upper school and is located in Menlo Park, CA. Our Cohn Campus houses our elementary school and is located in Palo Alto, just a few short minutes away from our Willows Campus.

    Our school is unique as there are a limited number of multilingual preschool to 12th-grade private schools in the country. INTL attracts a diverse, connected, international group consisting of numerous identities, each with a valued and unique perspective and voice. Through the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Programme, we deliver an outstanding multilingual education, where our students learn to cultivate an open mind and open heart, leading them to utilize what they have learned and to take action locally, nationally, and globally.

    Dependent upon employment status, employees are offered medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid holidays; a very generous amount of paid time off for personal rejuvenation, travel, discovery, and learning; professional development; life and international travel insurance 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, we invite you to apply.

    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.
     
    We’d Love to Hear from You
    If this sounds like the job for you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to AdvancementJobs@svintl.org. Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents only. Please no calls.

     
  • Associate Director of Admissions

    Silicon Valley International School [INTL] is a preschool through 12th grade multilingual (French, Chinese, German) independent International Baccalaureate World School.
     
    We are seeking an Associate Director of Admission who will support the Enrollment Management team. The successful candidate will be responsible for all activities in recruiting, enrolling, onboarding, and retaining a diverse group of mission-aligned students and families. 
     
    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.
     
    We offer a comprehensive benefits package: competitive salary, professional development opportunities, 403(b) matching, and a generous time off package.
    Essential Job Duties
     
    In partnership with the Admission Team:
     
    • Represent INTL and the school’s interests at both internal and external-facing events, meetings, and design activities, including virtual, on and off-campus events, which may include but are not limited to open houses, campus tours, visiting other local schools, information sessions, Independent School fairs, student assessment days, new family welcome events, parent interviews.
    • Manage scheduling and registrations of prospective parents/guardians and students for various INTL admission-related events such as campus tours, open houses, assessment play-dates, student visit days, and welcome events
    • Advise prospective families on requirements, policies, and procedures of the admission process
    • Attend the complex admission calendar and campus calendar to reduce scheduling conflicts
    • Prepare and organize the admission office for visitors to enter a welcoming space, including refreshments and promotional materials.
    • Greet campus visitors and assist them in connecting with the admission team, student ambassadors, and other school representatives
    • Process application materials, check and update only system status of application files (Ravenna)
    • Coordinate and track applicant visit schedules/assessments (prepare materials, files, and paperwork for parent/guardian interviews and student visits)
    • Coordinate and track applicant language assessments and faculty evaluation forms, working closely with members of the academic team
    • Respond to phone, email, or drop-in inquiries
    • Follow-up with families and respond to information requests
    • Gain familiarity with INTL programs/curriculum content to share with prospective families
     
    Required Skills
     
     
    • Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in marketing, education, business, or related are
    • Strong ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, demonstrate adaptability, work collaboratively in a team environment, handle confidential matters with discretion, and ability to effectively establish and maintain positive working  relationships in a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural environment
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and able to adapt to changing priorities, demands, and new technologies
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Possess a solid commitment to being part of a learning community where people, culture, and curriculum reflect the racial, ethnic, economic, and family diversity of the Bay Area
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Sense of humor, dependability, positive attitude, and initiative/drive required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely and successfully interact with external and internal constituents
    • Familiarity with Mac OS and online systems (Google Docs/Ravenna preferred, but will train)
    • Experience in Upper or Lower School admissions, education, recruitment, or marketing
    • Ability to pass state and federal background checks, fingerprinting, and provide a recent negative TB screening
    • Available for occasional weekends and evenings (commonly between Sept – April)
     Physical Requirements
    • Physical ability to sit at a keyboard for long periods and manual dexterity to operate word processing equipment with skill, speed, and accuracy
    • Ability to move about the building and the organization as needed
    • Ability to travel via private modes of transportation, duties are office-based, but travel some travel to another campus may be required
    • Ability to hear within normal range and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner that can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population
    • On occasion, must be able to lift and carry up to 35lbs
     
    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 other characteristics 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.
     
    WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org.  Please note applicants with a cover letter will be given additional consideration.  No phone calls, please.
     
  • Communications Associate

    Silicon Valley International School [INTL] is seeking a Communications Associate to help update, develop, and produce content that reflects our dynamic international, inquiry-based bilingual education and community—located on two campuses in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our Willows Campus houses our preschool and upper school in Menlo Park, and our Cohn Campus houses our elementary School in Palo Alto, CA, just a few minutes from one another.
     
    We are among the few elite private bilingual schools in the county. What makes us unique is that our students, preschools to 12th-grade, learn and are exposed to a multi-cultural, bilingual program. INTL attracts a diverse, connected, international group of faculty and staff members of numerous identities, each with a valued and unique perspective and voice. Our educators and staff members contribute to the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Program. In which our students learn to cultivate an open mind and heart, leading them to utilize what they have learned to take action locally, nationally, and globally.
     
     
    SUMMARY OF JOB
     
    This is a full-time, exempt position, and will report to the Chief of Communications and Institutional Equity.  The role requires collaboration across all departments, creating relationships with different school stakeholders to effectively produce content to advance the school’s mission and values to internal and external audiences. The position will provide administrative support as needed, and work on website content management, developing marketing content, documenting and capturing school life and key campus events, assisting with media relations/PR, and other duties as needed. 
     
    The ideal candidate is efficient and energetic, a highly organized person with strong interpersonal skills, strong time management, and creative skills who has the ability to create compelling on-brand content as well as provide support to and collaborate with the Chief of Communications and Institutional Equity and the other members of the Communications Team. This is an exciting opportunity; ideal for a proactive, flexible, and creative lifelong learner who also enjoys applying organizational and analytical skills in a rewarding and dynamic multicultural environment.
     
    This person will ensure the quality and consistency of the school’s brand, mission, and value proposition across all platforms, in collaboration with the Chief of Communications and Institutional Equity, and other team members.
    REQUIRED SKILLS
    • 3 to 5-years of experience in an academic setting or a non-profit organization is desirable; can effectively work and thrive in a diverse, multicultural environment.
    • Exceptional storytelling skills (written, oral, visual) with the ability to produce content on a variety of platforms.
    • Ability to support, edit, and produce video and photography needs (use of cameras, video camcorders, smartphones, tablets, audio equipment, etc.).
    • Must be efficient in working in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive, multi-tasking environment. Be an active collaborator and contributor to a team, with a strong capacity to work independently, efficiently, and proactively.
    • Highly detail-oriented and organized; maintain quality and accuracy in all work.
    • Experience with or working knowledge of content management system(s), (CMS)[ i.e., Blackbaud K-12]; and/or HTML
    • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, tools, and demands and have the ability to learn new technologies.
    • Skills in print and web-based technologies (social media platforms, Canva, Google Drive/Docs, Adobe Suite, video editing, etc.) and ability to work with/apply a brand style guide or graphic standards preferred.
    • Experience using Slack, G-Suite, and Asana [or other similar platforms] and Mac iOS
     
     
    General Requirements
     
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, writing, English, literature, cultural studies, liberal arts, visual arts, etc., or equivalent work or life experience.
    • Sense of humor, dependability, positive attitude, initiative/drive, and strong work ethic.
    • Experience using Slack or other interoffice messaging, as well as Asana or other project management systems preferred.
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
    • Must have a valid driver’s lienees and reliable transportation to travel between campus and other duty-related errands
    • Ability to travel international must possess valid travel documents [i.e., passport]
    • Must submit to a background check, via LiveScan
     
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
     
    Typical working conditions are in a climate-controlled office environment and outdoors when needed—the ability to concentrate for sustained periods amidst noise and activity typical of a school/academic environment. Regularly sit, talk, hear, type, lift up to 30 lbs, regularly use close and distance vision, and work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods. Must bend, twist, reach, occasionally use a ladder, and walk close distances outside campus (to storage facility).
     
    BENEFITS
     
    All regular full-time employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:
    • Medical, dental, and access to vision insurance
    • Generous amount of paid time off for personal rejuvenation, travel, discovery, and learning
    • Holiday paid and Paid sick leave
    • 403(b) retirement plan, with matching
    • Opportunities for professional developments
     
    If you are interested in joining our vibrant bilingual and multicultural community, we welcome your application. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter. All applicants are required to submit a cover letter so that we may effectively review their level of writing and communication skills. We ask that you describe your skills/experience and how it aligns with the position description and explain why you would like to work at Silicon Valley International School.
     
    Please send the required resume and cover letter to jovicraig@svintl.org. Priority will be given to candidates who complete these items. No calls, please. 
     
     
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
     
    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. INTL believes strongly in the values of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity, and welcomes and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
     
     
  • Diploma Program Coordinator

    The Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator is a member of the Senior Educational Leadership Team and is responsible for the coordination and development of the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 & 12. The DP Coordinator reports to the Assistant-Head of School, is involved in the whole school implementation of the IB Programmes, and is the direct point of contact with the IBO in matters pertaining to the Diploma Programme
    Responsibilities
    • Assist the Assistant Head in the management of the Secondary School, with a specific focus on Grades 11-12.
    • Ensure that the IB Diploma Programme is implemented and developed in line with the requirements of the IB Standards & Practices, the General Regulations for the Diploma Programme, and other IB-mandated guiding documentation.
    • Ensure that accurate student records are maintained
    • Ensure that teachers are kept up to date with the latest news, curriculum guides and other guiding documentation from the IB.
    • Organize the mock and final examinations and the orals, taking overall responsibility for the running of the examinations, the safe-keeping of examination materials, and the dispatch of all papers and examination documents to the IB through the required channels.
    • Ensure a focus on student learning and best practice in teaching, and on achieving the aims as outlined in the School Mission and Vision.
    • Work with the Assistant Head of School to develop, follow, and update a DP Action Plan as a guide to the ongoing development of the IB DP at INTL.
    • Establish a clear timeline of events from Grade 10-12, together with the MYP Coordinator, which leads students, teachers and parents into and through the Diploma Programme.
    • Oversee curriculum review and facilitate curriculum development and documentation.
    • Develop and use assessment results to inform curriculum review and development.
    • Support teachers in the development of assessment tools in line with the school’s assessment policy.
    • Ensure that Grades 11-12 have a well-organized curriculum that is articulated with and builds on Grade 6-10 program, ensuring that there is the concurrency of learning between classes in the same subject and level.
    • Oversee the CAS program, through the CAS Coordinator.
    • Oversee the College Admission through the school’s College Counsellor
    Pedagogical Leadership
    The DP Coordinator is the pedagogical leader of Grade 11-12 program of study, responsible for ensuring that teaching and learning are in line with IB expectations, internationally recognized standards, and research-based best practices.
    • Ensure that teachers and model good inquiry practice in the classrooms.
    • Ensure that teaching and learning enable students to develop lifelong learning skills and to be well-prepared for the appropriate IBDP examinations.
    • Oversee the teaching of TOK and its embedding into teaching and learning throughout the program.
    Professional Development
    • Lead regular Diploma Programme team meetings at various levels across the school.
    • Deliver and help develop DP information workshops for all staff.
    • Identify DP professional development needs and opportunities on and off-campus.
    • Provide orientation sessions for all new staff, as necessary.
    • Assess the professional development needs of Diploma Programme teachers and coordinate their participation in appropriate workshops.
    Communication
    The DP Coordinator acts as spokesperson for the Grade 11-12 program, ensuring that it has a clear voice and presence within the community at large. 
    • Prepare documentation for authorization/accreditation as and when required.
    • Act as the liaison between the school and the IB.

    Experience

    • Working in a IB DP environment
    • Experience presenting faculty professional development and training
    • Bachelor’s Degree, [Masters preferred]
    • 2+ years of experience in academic administration or any related setting to become familiar with the DP policies and regulations necessary to hold authority over the activities of an educational institution.
    • Have a proven track record of demonstrating leadership skills among peers, colleagues, or other INTL staff members 
    • Ability to communicate effectively, by verbal or written means, to staff, parents, and board members within a variety of settings
     
    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, colour, 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.
     
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org
  • German Teacher, Elementary School (PYP)

    Silicon Valley International School seeks a native, German-speaking Primary Years Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year; this is a full-time position.  Elementary School (PYP) Teachers develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They will 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 the optimum development of children, 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.
    • Following the guidelines and mission of Silicon Valley International School (INTL) and the International Baccalaureate PYP program
    • Work closely with the PYP coordinator, Academic Dean, and PYP colleagues to design and implement a relevant, challenging, and rigorous Art curriculum across the 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 various instructional skills and methods; varies instructional modes to accommodate student needs and ability levels.
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to student’s 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:

    • Preferred, Bachelor’s Degree in education, or another related field 
    • Minimum two years of 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.
  • Kindergarten Teacher-Chinese Program

    Silicon Valley International School seeks a Chinese Kindergarten Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  The position includes teaching multiple classes of Kindergarten, which, along with duties and meetings, comprises a full-time position. The students spend the majority of their time with their target language (Mandarin) teacher, and the English teacher works with each class for about 5-6 hours a week.
     
    The Kindergarten Teacher must demonstrate commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and be experienced with teaching at the Early Years level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and 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, 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 experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning.

    Typical work activities include:

    • Teaching all areas of the Kindergarten curriculum as designated (big goals for the curriculum include single letter sound phonic foundation, teaching letter formation, developing excitement and love for reading and writing, and building pre-reading and pre-writing skills)
    • Following the guidelines and mission of Silicon Valley International School (INTL) and the International Baccalaureate PYP Programme
    • Taking responsibility for the progress of two or more classes of Kindergarten 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 from Accredited University in Early Childhood Education or other related fields
    • Minimum 3 years experience teaching early years or elementary school children.
    • Experience with the Kindergarten or Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
    • Native Chinese-Mandarin speaker
     
    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 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.
     
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org
    No phone calls, please.
  • Middle School German Teacher

    Summary

    Silicon Valley International School (INTL) seeks a Middle School (Grades 6-8) German Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The Teacher is responsible for teaching courses in both German Language and Literature and German Individuals and Societies.

    Teachers at INTL develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with IB Middle Years Programme curricular framework and 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 link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. They challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

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

    The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the MYP framework while also extensively ensuring necessary skill acquisition and collaboration. 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 MYP curriculum as designated (in a subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
    • Following the guidelines and mission of INTL and IB
    • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
    • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that differentiate for the needs of the ability range and levels within the class
    • Designing units integrating the elements of the MYP curricular framework and informed by assessment
    • 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
     
    Qualifications
    • Native German Speaker
    • Proficiency in English to communicate to parents and colleagues,  understand curriculum and write report cards
    • First and Second State Examination (Staatsexamen) or similar degree
    • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience preferred
    • Experience with IB and with the DSD I and II preferred
    • Compensation:
      Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience.

    We'd Love to Hear from You
    If this sounds like the job for you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to employment@svintl.org. Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents only. Please no calls.

    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.
  • Preschool/Pre Kindergarten Learning Assistant (Assistant Teacher)

    Start Date: August 2022
     
    As a Learning Assistant at Silicon Valley International School, you will work closely with our international group of teachers to support early years students in their learning. Your primary responsibility is to the safety and social-emotional wellbeing of our students. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay commensurate with years of experience, and generous paid time off (eight weeks per full year of employment).
     
    The Learning Assistant works within the framework of the job description and assignment and makes decisions only within that framework.
     
    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.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Must have 12 Early Childhood Education Units minimum
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with Early Years age children
    • Native French, Chinese, and German speakers especially encouraged to apply
    • Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
    Benefits:
    • 403(b)
    • 403(b) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off (8 weeks)
    • Vision insurance
    • Discounted tuition for full-time employee’s children
    Please send your resume and statement of interest to employment@svintl.org 
  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator

    The Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator is a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Academic Team and reports to the Assistant-Head of School.

    The PYP coordinator has proven teaching ability and is able to act as a pedagogical leader of the PYP Programme in the school. The pedagogical leadership of the elementary school is a shared responsibility that includes both the PYP coordinator, the Assistant-Head of School, the language academic deans, and the Elementary School Principal. It is the direct point of contact with the IBO in matters pertaining to the PYP Programme.

    A commitment to collaborative planning is central to the philosophy of the PYP at INTL. The PYP coordinator will ensure that pedagogical aspects are discussed, information is disseminated, and the program is planned, taught, and assessed collaboratively.
     
    Together with other members of the school’s management team, the PYP coordinator is involved in the whole-school implementation and organization of the PYP Programme. The PYP coordinator is also expected to broadly communicate the value and implementation of the PYP Programme with all members of the community.
    Responsibilities

    Pedagogical Leadership
    The PYP Coordinator is the pedagogical leader of the Grade PS-5 program of study, responsible for ensuring that teaching and learning are in line with IB expectations, internationally recognized standards, and research-based best practices.
    • Ensure that teachers model good inquiry practice in the classrooms.
    • Ensure that teaching and learning enable students to develop lifelong learning skills.
    Documentation
    • Ensures that copies of IBO publications pertaining to the PYP section of the school are available to all staff members.
    • Establishes and maintains a record of completed planners on Toddle
    • Publishes the school’s program of inquiry.
    • Leads the process of creating and reviewing the scope and sequence documents in collaboration with the language academic deans and the assistant head of school.
    • Ensures that agreements are formulated for assessment and teaching and
    • learning languages.
    • Maintains Toddle database as well as the archive of PYP records
    • Ensure that copies of IBO publications pertaining to the PYP section of the school are available to all staff members
     
    Professional Development and Support
    • Ensures that staff members are made aware of professional development
    • opportunities.
    • Makes recommendations regarding professional development opportunities on and off-campus.
    • Keeps a record of workshop attendance and school visits to ensure equal
    • opportunity and identify ongoing needs.
    • Assists teams or individuals in developing and documenting student inquiries.
    • Develops assessment criteria and leads the faculty evaluation process implementation and execution with the academic deans and elementary school principal of the PYP.
    • Provides parent and community information and education about the PYP.
    • Provides professional development and support to staff teaching the PYP.
    • Enhances the school's reputation within the IB community through collaboration
    • and association with other IB schools and other organizations.
     
    Resource Management
    • Makes recommendations for the purchase of suitable resources to support the implementation of the program.
    • Prepare and submit any documentation required for authorization and evaluation in collaboration with the IB liaison.

    Experience

    • Working in a PYP environment
    • Experience presenting faculty professional development and training
    • Bachelor’s Degree, [Masters preferred]
    • 2+ years of experience in academic administration or any related setting to become familiar with the PYP policies and regulations necessary to hold authority over the activities of an educational institution.
    • Have a proven track record of demonstrating leadership skills among peers, colleagues, or other INTL staff members 
    • Ability to communicate effectively, by verbal or written means, to staff, parents, and board members within a variety of settings
    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, colour, 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 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.
     
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org. 
     
  • Upper School Physical & Health Education Teacher

    Summary
    Silicon Valley International School (INTL) seeks an Upper School (Grades 6-10) Physical & Health Education Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    Teachers at INTL develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the IB Middle Years Programme curricular framework and 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 link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further. They challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.  

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

    The position involves teaching through inquiry according to the MYP framework while also ensuring necessary 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.

    The position may also include responsibility for our high school outdoor education program and/or athletic director responsibilities for our middle school sports programs, depending on the experience and suitability of the successful candidate.
    Typical work activities include:
    • Teaching all areas of the MYP curriculum as designated (in subject area as well as interdisciplinary units)
    • Following guidelines and mission of INTL and IB
    • Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment
    • Planning, preparing, and presenting lessons that differentiate for the needs of the ability range and levels within the class
    • Designing units integrating the elements of the MYP curricular framework and informed by assessment
    • 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
     
    Qualifications
    • University degree(s) relevant to role
    • Proficiency in English to teach and collaborate
    • Minimum of 5 years  teaching experience strongly preferred
    • Experience with IB teaching strongly preferred
    • Experience with outdoor education and/or athletic director responsibilities strongly preferred

    Physical Requirements and Qualifications 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 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.

    We’d Love to Hear from You
    If this sounds like the job for you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to employment@svintl.org. Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents only. Please no calls.

    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.
  • EYP Substitute Teachers [French/German or Mandarin Speaking]

    Silicon Valley International School [INTL] seeks variable hour substitute teachers and daycare staff for our early year's 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 at least 1-year teaching experience in a youth group program).  Most substitute needs vary from day to day, although we do know the schedule in advance for some needs
    All employees must demonstrate a commitment to INTL’s mission and the population we serve and have experience with teaching at the grade school level. They must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures. 

    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.


    Compensation: 
    $20-33/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@svintl.org.  No phone calls, please.
  • Elementary and Middle School Substitute (German, French, Mandarin and English Speakers) Teachers

    Silicon Valley International School [INTL] 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, German or English. 

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

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

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

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

    Compensation: 
    $33/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@isvintl.org.  No phone calls, please.
    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.