- Working at an international school requires a sound philosophical match between the institution and the individual. Please take the time to research the Jerusalem American International School through our website.
- All applicants MUST possess a valid teaching credential from the USA, Israel, or equivalent.
- All applicants MUST have US or Israeli citizenship or ALREADY have a valid work visa for employment in Israel.
- JAIS does NOT provide benefits for teachers coming overseas; we can obtain a work permit for US citizens for full-time teaching positions, but do NOT pay for shipping, travel, or housing costs.
- If what you have found is of interest to you, please email the JAIS Head of School at [email protected]. This will further assist the interested candidate to learn more about the ethos of the school.
- Successfully implement the annual priorities and objectives and the school‘s mission statement;
- Demonstrate teaching strategies that meet student needs and abilities, including:
- Effective lesson design;
- Effectively working with a varied student population (English Language Learning students, students with learning challenges, late-entering students, and gifted and talented students);
- Engaging all students and keeping them on task;
- Flexibility and adaptability in modifying materials and programs to meet the changing needs or circumstances of the school.
- Demonstrate effective classroom management skills and strategies by providing creative and flexible responses to varied situations that encourage student self-discipline.
- Prepare for classroom instruction, utilizing appropriate materials and providing a classroom environment that stimulates learning.
- Continuously and effectively monitor student work with timely and meaningful feedback and appropriate modifications of goals and strategies.
- Set high standards and expectations for student performance, and create and demonstrate effectiveness in motivating students.
- Effectively model and encourage multicultural awareness, tolerance, and understanding by:
- Serving as a role model, taking advantage of opportunities to learn from others, and keeping abreast of developments related to teaching;
- Promoting a good working relationship with others and sharing ideas, materials, experiences, and expertise;
- Serving as a mentor/adviser to less experienced teachers and interns;
- Participating in peer coaching and other instructional improvement programs.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional development.
- Maintain good communication and rapport with students, staff, parents, and the community, including respect for the confidentiality of students‘ and staff‘s concerns and keeping parents informed of their children‘s progress.
- Demonstrate and utilize accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter, and apply current educational research and training.
- Establish long-range goals and instructional objectives, and effectively implement them in teaching activities.
- Support school-wide projects such as student activities, staff development, and community efforts
- Conscientiously assume all the responsibilities required of school staff (punctuality, attendance, non-teaching duties, etc.).
- Support, adhere to and enforce all established school policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, and spirited approach to learning that is reflected in a classroom atmosphere of warmth, humor, and open communications.
- Employ technology (computers, video, telecommunication, etc.) as appropriate to enhance instruction.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and capacity to develop and work with a standards-based curriculum to include teaching to and assessing student work based on rigorous educational standards
Teachers report directly to the head of school and the Head of School at WBAIS.