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Employment

At the International School of the Peninsula, we seek to attract and retain faculty and staff members that have an international mindset and are dedicated to nurturing and fostering open-minded, reflective, curious, bold, caring, and knowledgeable students.
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.

The International School of the Peninsula is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit.  ISTP 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. ISTP 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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  • 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 School Teacher (Chinese)

    Silicon Valley International School seeks a Mandarin Chinese-speaking Primary Years 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 the 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.

    Typical work activities include:
    • Teaching all areas of the ES 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 (5-11 years of age) 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 at weekends or evenings
    • Planning and participating in field trips
    • Monitoring recess/lunch
    • Other duties as required to perform the job

    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
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@svintl.org
    No phone calls please.
  • English Kindergarten Teacher

    Silicon Valley International School seeks an English Kindergarten Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  The position includes teaching multiple classes of Kindergarten, which, along with duties and meetings, comprises a full-time position. The students spend the majority of their time with their target language (French or Mandarin) teacher, and the English teacher works with each class about 5-6 hours a week.
     
    The Kindergarten 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. They 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. ISTP seeks teachers who know how to combine academic rigor with student engagement and have experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning.
     
    Qualifications:
    •      University degree
    •      Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education Units
    •      Minimum 2 years experience teaching early years or elementary school children
    •      Experience with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) preferred
    •      Native English speaker
     
    Compensation:
    Competitive salary and benefits based on education and experience

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to
    employment@svintl.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.
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