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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 English Teacher

    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 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 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 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, 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 experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning.
    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 for 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 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.
  • Extended Care Support Staff

    The position requires the successful candidate to supervise and support students during recesses, lunches, and after-school extended days. The position also assists school-themed events’ decorations, organization, in addition to other tasks as needed.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Supervise students at recess, lunch, dismissal, and extended care (playground, lunch area, hallways, classrooms if needed).  Common sense, communication, and teamwork are the keywords for this position.
    • Prioritize student safety at all times
    • Be attentive to student’s needs and attentive to details
    • Learn, support, and reinforce school values
    • Maintain a  safe, harmonious, and positive atmosphere on the playground and campus.
    • Learn and appropriately apply the school’s policies and procedures and other regulations related to the position. Read employee handbook.
    • Work respectfully and cooperatively with others.  Maintain a good attitude toward colleagues, parents, and kids
    • Implement and organize age-appropriate games and activities
    • Assist in resolving student conflicts on the playground.
    • Keep the work up to date and provide oral or written (if needed) reports on student’s conflicts, dynamics, and interactions to her supervisor and principals.
    • Assure students arrive to class promptly; collect equipment left on the playground areas.
    • Maintain appropriate confidentiality about the status of students and school activities
    • Assist in weekly meetings with supervisor and rest of recess/ EC staff
    • Your supervisor may assign other duties/ responsibilities
    Position Qualifications/Skills

    • High School diploma or GED
    • Previous experience working with children and be attentive to their needs
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a team player
    • Be reliable and punctual
    • Be able to implement and organize age-appropriate games and activities
    • Have good oral and written communication skills
    • Speaking Mandarin Chinese or French  or German a plus
    • Current CPR and 1st Aid certifications preferred
     
    Working Conditions

    Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children.

    • Working with children and youth involves extensive physical activity, mental alertness, and enthusiasm.
    • Good general health, physical stamina, and emotional stability are essential.
    • Ability to hear within normal range and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population
    • Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations
    • Ability to move about the building and the organization as needed
    • Must be able to work outdoors in various types of weather conditions

    Expectations for Mini-Camp and Summer Care

    During summer care and mini-camp, the Support Staff are considered camp counselors. They are expected to plan and implement activities under the guidance and supervision of the Enrichment Support Director or Assistant Director. 
     
    The Enrichment Support Director or Assistant Director 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.  
     


    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.
  • Learning Assistant (French) - Early Years

    Silicon Valley International School seeks a Learning  Assistant, [French-speaking], within the Early Years Program for the Academic Year 2021 to 2022.   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. 
    Job Description
     
    Teacher-Assistants are expected to
    • Follow Social Services requirements and stay with the students at all times.
    • Demonstrate ethical behavior, responsible behavior towards attendance and work schedule
    • 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.
    • Promote an atmosphere of respect for students and adults
    • Work to support the philosophy of the school
    • Address conflicts with colleagues/ teacher/Enrichment Support Director first, then principal if the issue remains
    • Enforce discipline guidelines promoted by the school
    • A colleague takes respect discipline measures
    • 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 Support Director and the Assistant Principal if needed
    • Assist in 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 Support Director 
    • 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 when the Employee is not responsible for supervising the students.
    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 Care

    During summer care and mini-camp, learning assistants are considered camp counselors. They are expected to plan and implement activities under the guidance and supervision of the Enrichment Support Director or Assistant Director.
     
    The Enrichment Support Director or Assistant Director 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 Support Director 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:
    • Native French Speaker
    • 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


    Physical Requirements of the Job:

    The physical demands described here represent 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:

    • Working with children and youth involves extensive physical activity, mental alertness, and enthusiasm
    • Good general health, physical stamina, and emotional stability are essential
    • Ability to hear within normal range and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population
    • Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations
    • Able to work outdoors in various types of weather conditions
    • On occasion, must lift to 35 lbs

    How to Apply

    Would you please send your cover letter and resume to the human resources department at employment@svintl.org?  Please no phone. 


    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 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.

  • MYP Chinese Middle School Teacher

    Job Responsibilities and Duties:
    Teach Middle School in Chinese according to curriculum guidelines. Maintain ongoing curriculum evaluation and development: implement curriculum and instruction in a manner consistent with the school mission statement, and assess student performances frequently and objectively. Develop and Foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of students according to age, ability, and aptitude. Challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding. Organize the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment. More information on our curriculum is available at https://www.siliconvalleyinternational.org/education/middle-school
    Education and Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor's Degree or higher in Education
    Education with Chinese Specialization or Linguistics
    Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language or closely related field
    A minimum of 2 years teaching experience in Middle School
    Preferably in IB Certified schools.
     
    Contact:
    Please mail resume to Head of School, Silicon Valley International School, 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303. No calls.
     
     
  • Receptionists-Willows Campus

    As a Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for our school. Our Receptionist’s duties include offering administrative support across the organization. You will welcome guests and greet people who visit. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls, or accepting deliveries. 

    This is a part-time position: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, working 20-hours per week,  Monday through Friday

    Location: Willows Campus: 475 Pope St., Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Great all visitors, students, faculty, and staff member in a welcoming manner 
    • You will be responsible for answering, screening, and routing all incoming telephone calls
    • Take care of all student requests and attend to minor injuries 
    • Minor secretarial duties
    • Keep office and adjoining areas well maintained
    • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office
    • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary material (e.g. pens, forms, and band-aids)
    • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
    • Receive, sort, and distribute deliveries
    • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook,)
    • Clean, apply ice and minor bandage cuts and treat minor injuries as appropriate, log and issue notices
    • Take care of miscellaneous student requests as appropriate
    • Keep office and adjoining areas well maintained
      • Keep all floor spaces, hallways, doorways, and counter spaces free and   safe for regular traffic
      • Alert  administration of all safety and other appropriate issues
      • Maintain an organized workspace
      • Maintain all office machines via existing service contracts

    Requirements
    • Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative, or similar role
    • The ability to speak, German, French, or Spanish is a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers)
    • Professional attitude and appearance
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
    • Customer service attitude
    • High school degree; additional certification in Office Management is a plus

    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.
  • 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.