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At the International School of the Peninsula, we seek to attract, nurture and retain faculty and staff members that embrace an international community and understand what it means to nurture and foster global citizens and leaders.

If you are interested in developing global citizens who demonstrate leadership, integrity, responsibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills while learning and being exposed to multiple languages and cultures, please review our list of available positions.

ISTP is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.


Current Open Positions

  • 1st-5th Grade Mandarin Chinese Music Teacher

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    The International School of the Peninsula seeks a music teacher fluent in Mandarin to teach grades 1-5 for about 7 hours per week and to co-lead the school choir one hour a week.

    The Mandarin Music Teacher must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the elementary 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.

    The position is part-time, paid by the hour, and does not include benefits.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Experience in music education
    • Experience teaching elementary school children
    • Fluent Mandarin speaker
     
    Compensation:
    Competitive salary based on education and experience.
     
    To Apply:
    Please send your cover letter and resume to Chris Livaccari, Chinese Program Director, at chrislivaccari@istp.org. No phone calls, please. 
  • Events and Alumni Coordinator

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    Events and Alumni Coordinator

     
    The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), a nursery-8th grade private language immersion school located in Palo Alto, CA, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a new full-time, year-round position in the Office of Advancement. The position, Events and Alumni Coordinator, reports directly to the Director of Advancement, with the primary function of supporting the Director, Advancement events/efforts, and the Office of Advancement team.
     
    Required Skills/Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Demonstrated success in organizing events and coordinating volunteers
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to listen and transcribe notes
    • Graphic Design (or art) skills preferred – including desktop publishing and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Fluency in MS Office Suite required; proficiency with Mac; comfortable with technology or demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    • Proficiency in iMovie and ability to convey storytelling through videos
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to provide prompt, courteous customer service to all school constituents
    • Is energetic, with high attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented, multicultural environment; superb organizational skills; ability to plan, prioritize, and follow through on tasks; manage, initiate, and complete multiple tasks on time
    • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of clerical responsibilities
    • Experience using online applications and social networking sites
    • 2+ years Development/Advancement or Event Coordination experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit setting
    • Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, work collaboratively in a team environment, and handle confidential matters with discretion
    • Management skills a must
    • Occasional evening/weekend work required
    • Some local travel required, good vehicle necessary, along with valid California Driver’s License
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
     
     
    Job Duties (Include, but are not limited to)
     
                Event Coordination
    • Provide support to Director of Advancement in implementation/organization of Advancement events (Soirée du Vin Wine Auction, Annual Gala & Auction, Arts Night, Development Cocktail, Alumni BBQ, International Reunions, Major Donor Appreciation Dinner, receptions, campaign events, presentations, etc.)
    • Coordinates event logistics, oversees/handles outside vendors
    • Track advertisement/solicitations, develops event donor relationships and handles certain direct solicitations, track RSVPs, prepare and send invitations, generate nametags, coordinate set-up, take down/clean up
    • Coordination/organization of auction donation items, volunteer gifts, etc.
    • Coordination of volunteers for events, including volunteer meetings, phone and email communication. Provides support to volunteers as needed.
    • Customer service for auction winners, volunteers, event donors, etc.
    • Monitor and track event timelines and budgets
    • Assist Director of Advancement with identification of events Chairpersons
    • Mentors current committees and recruits future event leadership
     
    Alumni Relations
    • Act as primary alumni contact and respond to all inquiries/requests from alumni and alumni families
    • Populate information/content/photos, input data/manage associated website pages and social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) in collaboration with the website team (Director of Technology and Director of Communications) and supervised by the Director of Advancement; collaborate with Advancement Team to manage data
    • Engage with current students to familiarize and promote alumni program
    • Increase newly developed Alumni and Past Parent giving programs
    • Work with Director of Advancement and Director of Communications to produce alumni content for email blasts, e-newsletter, and print newsletters
    • Keep detailed, meticulous records of alumni contacts, attendance at events, volunteering, and news about their life and accomplishments
    • Search/find contact information for “lost” alumni
    • Record and promote alumni activities and accomplishments both internally and externally
    • Coordinate and implement ongoing alumni activities and programs to engage alumni locally and regionally to increase their connection to and knowledge of the school, including alumni parent outings, Alumni BBQ, regional reunions, and future events (potential events include Grandparents Day)
     
    Additional Duties
    • Assist Director of Communications with Advancement-related writing/design pieces (flyers, postcards, videos, etc)
    • Assist/support Director of Advancement with correspondence
     
     
    Employment
    The International School of the Peninsula is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation. ISTP offers a competitive benefits package.
     
     
    To Apply
    Please send your resume and cover letter to PatriciaColin@istp.org. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Documents only. No calls, please.
  • Middle School Science and Math Teacher

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    The International School of the Peninsula is looking for a Middle School Science and Math Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.
    The ideal candidate will have prior Middle School classroom experience..
    A Master's degree is required.

    Interested candidates contact:

    Barbara Greiner
    Middle School Principal
    151 Laura Lane
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel: 650-251-8537
    Fax: 650-251-8501
    email: BarbaraGreiner@istp.org
  • Part Time Middle School American History Teacher

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    Part Time Middle School American History Teacher
    The International School of the Peninsula is looking for a Part Time Middle School American History Teacher from August, 28  2014 to December, 20, 2014.
    The ideal candidate will have prior Middle School classroom experience.


    Interested candidates contact:

    Barbara Greiner
    Middle School Principal
    151 Laura Lane
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel: 650-251-8537
    Fax: 650-251-8501
    email: BarbaraGreiner@istp.org
  • Substitute Teachers

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    The International School of the Peninsula seeks occasional substitute teachers for our early years, elementary, and middle school programs, beginning immediately. We seek substitute teachers who are native speakers and literate in either French, Mandarin, or English.

    A Substitute Teacher 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.

    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 Kate Lussen, Assistant Head of School at katelussen@istp.org. No phone calls, please.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA | Ecole internationale de la Péninsule | 半島國際學校
151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303  |  P: 650-251-8500  |  istp@istp.org
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), an accredited bilingual immersion school located in Palo Alto, California offers two language immersion programs: French immersion and Chinese immersion. Our Mandarin immersion program was created in 1996, and our French immersion program was created in 1979. ISTP’s language immersion program classes begin in pre-school, continues through elementary school, and culminates in middle school. ISTP also offers a language learning summer camp.

L'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule est un établissement à programme bilingue homologué par le MEN français situé à Palo Alto en Californie qui offre deux programmes bilingues (franco-américain et sino-américain). Notre programme franco-américain a été créé en 1979 et notre programme sino-américain en 1996. Nos deux programmes bilingues accueillent des élèves dans les classes de la petite section de maternelle au collège (classe de quatrième). L'établissement offre également des camps d'été en différentes langues (anglais, français, mandarin et espagnol).

International School of the Peninsula does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan payments, athletic and other school administered programs.