The British International School of New York (BIS-NY) is a dynamic and nurturing community educating children in a stunning waterside campus in Manhattan. We are proud to welcome families from around forty countries to our school, which delivers a distinct and innovative curriculum, combining the International Baccalaureate and English National Curriculum. Alongside this rigorous and engaging curriculum, the school is also committed to providing a broad and inspiring wider programme in Sport, the Creative and Performing Arts and Community Service. The warmth of relations across the school and close, constructive co-operation with families are other essential ingredients in what makes the school such a great place to work and learn. September 2016 was the tenth anniversary of BIS-NY and this post arises because of the continued growth and development of the school. The school opened a new Upper School programme from September 2018 offering Cambridge International IGCSE and A Level courses. We are looking for talented, committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our exceptional team of staff and help make BIS-NY even better.
We are looking to appoint a well qualified and enthusiastic graduate with experience of working across the secondary school age range, up to and including A-Level. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of having enabled students to make strong and sustained progress in History and the Humanities. One of the most rewarding aspects of working at BIS-NY is helping to enable the remarkable progress many individuals make in their time at the school.
History is a popular subject in the school and we are seeking a colleague who will help enthuse students about the use of language, writing and the study of literature. All students study Individual and Societies (a humanities course) as part of the IB Middle Years Programme in Years 7-9. Students must study at least one Humanities option at IGCSE with a choice from Geography, Global Perspectives or History. The right person for this position will possess the skills, experience and drive to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. All staff contribute to the co-curricular life of the school and a willingness to be involved in the arts, sport and/or community service would be an advantage.
Have the ability to implement strategies that will inspire and further enhance our students’ love of History (and Humanities)
Equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy History
Teach History and Humanities across the Middle and Upper School
Contribute to curriculum planning in History across the school
Work closely with the Head of Humanities to monitor, review and adjust provision according to the needs of individuals and groups in the school
Help develop the use of technology and a range of teaching strategies to enhance student learning and engagement in History
Relevant degree and qualifications
Passion for History
Experience teaching secondary aged students and preferably some IGCSE and or GCE experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload
Flexibility to work within a team
Well organized with good time management skills
Have the capacity and drive to develop their teaching and bring innovative ideas to the classroom and the department
Why work at BIS-NY?
Combining the IB, English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Examinations, BIS-NY ‘s unique curriculum inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning and develop as balanced individuals, academically successful and willing to take risks to face the challenges of an ever changing world of the 21st century.
Our students and teachers come from all walks of life, but the enthusiasm they share for learning and teaching helps to foster a unique sense of community that celebrates and thrives on diversity.
The British International School of New York is an IB World School authorised to teach both the PYP and MYP and we are looking to recruit creative and dynamic teachers who can model the IB Learner Profile and will contribute to the daily life of a diverse international community.
A strong commitment to collaboration and being part of a team is essential for those interested in applying to be part of our school community.
Generous salary commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive benefits package – medical, dental, vision, retirement plan with employer match.
Lunch is provided free of charge.
Subject to fingerprinting and background check.
Up to $2000 annual contribution to Professional Development costs.
The post becomes available from September 2020.
The British International School of New York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All appointments are also subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.
To apply for this position, please clickhereto access The British International School of New York Application Form. When this form is submitted, please upload the form (pdf which will be emailed to you) together with your CV/Resume and Covering Letter to our application platform here.