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Current Opportunities

English Lead Teacher - Part Time

– For Immediate Start –

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the English teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
• Must be native English teacher
• Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Education for lead teacher
• Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching  elementary students
• Experience with the IB PYP or the National Curriculum is preferable, but not required
• Passion for Tessa’s mission
• Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from
international experience is a plus

Assistant Principal for Admissions and Operations

– June 1 start –

Job Summary

Candidates are invited to join an exciting, growing international school with three immersion tracks, the International Baccalaureate, the Yale SEL, and the French curriculum. Reporting to the Head of School, the Assistant Principal for Admissions and Operations works collaboratively to promote smooth day-to-day functioning of the school in support of students’ social, emotional, and academic growth. The Assistant Principal is responsible for day-to-day operations, hygiene, safety and security, billing and contracting, scheduling, and takes the lead in admissions and reenrollment.

This position has growth potential, as the school is expanding.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Principal is a 12-month position with key responsibilities outlined below. The Head of School may assign additional duties in support of School objectives.

  • Actively promote a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  • In conjunction with the leadership team, create and maintain schedules, calendars, and assistant teacher supervision.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to coordinate and actively lead in all school events, including information sessions, tours, certain events such as picture day or concerts, and all admissions events.
  • Participate in the onboarding, support, and supervision of assistant teachers.
  • Coordinate field trips and special events through online form submissions.
  • Oversee specials teachers and classes
  • In cooperation with the Head of School, ensure compliance with government regulations and agencies, and maintain the educational standards established by the state and by those agencies that examine and accredit the School.
  • Supervise and evaluate assistant teachers.
  • Organize and onboard substitutes.
  • Facilitate the admission process along with the Head of School for the full processing and communications with applicants for enrollment, specific to grade-levels.
  • Prepare detailed monthly enrollment reports.
  • Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Oversee arrivals and dismissals.
  • Create and track agreements and invoices.
  • Subbing as needed

Qualifications

  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education or management; preferably with experience in admissions desirable.
  • Previous International Baccalaureate PYP or French Curriculum and bilingual immersion experience preferred.
  • Three to five years of administrative experience required.
  • Supervisory, appraisal and hiring experience.
  • Ability to prioritize, work effectively under pressure, and pay attention to many details
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Experience with Ravenna, TADS, or other admissions or financial aid database systems
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English would be an asset, preferably Spanish or Mandarin

French Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the French teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of French; citizenship or extensive tenure in France preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in French language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching French language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP or the French Baccalaureate is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Spanish Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Spanish teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  •  Must be native speaker of Spanish; citizenship or extensive tenure in Spain preferred
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching Spanish language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP or the Spanish National Curriculum is preferable, but not required
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Mandarin Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Chinese teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of Chinese; citizenship or extensive tenure in China preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in Chinese language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching Chinese language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP or the Chinese State standards is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Nursery Twos Teachers

Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Nursery Twos teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and children to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  4. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners.
  5. Perform diaper changing, feeding and soothing of very young children.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  8. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  9. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  10. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance, and lesson planning.
  11. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of French, Spanish or Mandarin; citizenship or tenure in one of the target language countries preferred
  • Training in target language instruction. 
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching the target language acquisition to very young students
  • Experience with NAEYC standards, the IB PYP or the French Baccalaureate is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Tessa International School

Office: (201) 755-5585 | Location: 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030