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Job Advert for a 5th Grade Teacher at JAIS with Additional responsibility as a

 Whole School Teaching, Planning and Assessment Coordinator.


The Jerusalem American International School is seeking to recruit for the following position to commence on  August 1st 2021


5th Grade  Homeroom Teacher  with additional responsibility for: Whole School Teaching, Planning and Assessing.


Requirements as a Teacher:


Qualified teacher status: 

  • Fluency in English 
  • Experience in planning, teaching, assessing all aspects of  the curriculum to this age group 
  • Experience in being the homeroom teacher with all the necessary communications with students, parents and coworkers
  • Experience in preparing and nurturing a cohort for their transition to middle school
  • Excellent practice in differentiation and inclusion within the mainstream classroom
  • Innovative and engaging educator
  • Team player with excellent communication skills in person and in all media
  • High professional standards in his/ her work ethic and interactions
  • Enthusiasm and passion for teaching and learning
  • Commitment to the mission of an American International school 


Coordination Role:

  • The successful candidate will:
  • Have experience as a homeroom teacher over different age groups in either an American or an International school
  • Have deep experience as a teacher-leader, possessing the personal and communication skills to build strong trusting professional relationships with coworkers
  • Have the knowledge and tools to know when to and how to collaborate/guide/support/mentor/ encourage ( as appropriate) different colleagues in their planning, teaching and assessing
  • Ability to juggle the needs of the 5th Grade homeroom with the demands of the coordination role
  • Experience in leading subteams of colleagues through a successful  external accreditation process


This position is only open to candidates who have one of the following:   

  1. Applicants who are already permitted to work in Israel  (Israeli nationals, Residency of Jerusalem, or Foreign Nationals who can secure their own Work Visas)
  2. American Citizenship


If you do not fall into either of these categories we regret you cannot be considered for this position.


For details on how to apply for this position 


Closing date for applications: January 14th 2021

Interviews: February 2021

Start date: August 2021