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Current Opportunities

Aftercare Teacher

Job Details 

Tessa is looking for an enthusiastic and engaging person to supervise an aftercare class from 3:00  to 7PM, 5 days a week. After-Care involves structured care of the children in English, so that  children are well looked after and having fun until their parents come to collect them any time  between 3:30PM to 7PM. After-Care teacher is responsible of the safety and well-being of the  students in the class. The teacher will have to lead different activities and follow a structured  schedule so that our students can benefit from this extra time at school every day.  

Employee is solely responsible for this portion, including reporting to parents and reporting to the  leadership team. 

Job Type: Part-time 

To be considered for this position, the following criteria is required: 

  • Experience with children ranging from 2 to 8 years old
  • Ability to manage children’s behavior and abilities
  • Ability to provide a nurturing, respectful and caring learning environment
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Preschool Mandarin Lead Teacher

Our fast growing international bilingual school located in Hoboken , NJ is looking for a Lead  Mandarin Teacher for its full immersion class. The Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and  developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing support, collaborating with colleagues  and supervisors. They have one or two assistants in the class. This is an opportunity for a  qualified Mandarin speaker to get familiar with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum  framework, as well as to be located in the New York City area.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • 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.
  • Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to  meet the needs of all young learners. 
  • Perform young child care, feeding and soothing of very young children depending on  age group served. 
  • Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning  atmosphere. 
  • Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and  colleagues, informally and formally. 
  • Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent. 
  • Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of  attendance, and lesson planning. 
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional growth. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Contribute to Tessa’s mission and values. 
  • Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students,  and parents. 


  • Native speaker of Mandarin or fully bilingual 
  • Authorized to work in the United States or eligible for a J-1 teaching visa (bachelor’s  degree + minimum of 2 years recent teaching experience)  
  • Bachelor and Masters in Education
  • Previous teaching experience of 2-3 years preferable in teaching the target language  acquisition to very young students 
  • Strong communication skills, humility, and empathy 
  • Love of very young children 
  • Positive attitude 
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from  international experience is a plus 
  • Experience with the IB PYP preferred 


  • Health insurance 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • IB Professional development 
  • Children’s enrollment in the School 
  • Paid time off 
  • 401(k) 
  • Life insurance 
  • Disability Insurance 
  • Relocation benefits if applicable

Preschool Mandarin Assistant Teacher

Our fast growing international bilingual school located in Hoboken, NJ is looking for caring Mandarin Teaching Assistants for its preschool classes. Your main role is to collaborate with and support your class’s Lead Teacher. You get recognition for your work and are offered a stable situation. You also receive benefits and professional development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with classroom and behavior management
  • Keeps the classroom and the school clean, tidy, and presentable at all times
  • Assists Lead Teacher in a range of tasks as needed
  • Assists with pastoral care
  • Leads outdoor play and any field trips
  • Participates in meetings and trainings as needed
  • May perform diaper changing, feeding and soothing of very young children depending on the class
  • Assists in other duties as assigned by leadership


  • Native speaker of Mandarin or fully bilingual
  • permission to work legally in the USA
  • love of young children
  • caring, empathetic, kind
  • experience with young children preferred
  • positive and mature personality
  • assistant teaching or teaching experience preferred
  • Positive attitude


  • Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm 
  • Possibility for part-time positions and to work extra hours


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • IB Professional development
  • Children’s enrollment in the School
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Relocation benefits if applicable

Cleaning supervisor

We are looking for two experienced cleaners to take care of our school facilities during week days from 2 pm to 8 pm and 1 pm to 9 pm. The goal is to keep our building in a clean and orderly condition and to help our teachers as necessary. Our cleaner is a full member of our community. The school atmosphere is warm and respectful to all.


  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc)
  • Perform and document routine inspection and maintenance activities
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms
  • Cooperate with the rest of the staff
  • Follow all health and safety regulations


  • Reliability
  • Attention to details
  • Strong hygiene focus
  • Proven working experience as a cleaner
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery
  • Integrity
  • High school degree is a plus

All employees are required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated.

Job Types: Part-Time, Full-time, Contract

Location: Tessa International School, 720 Monroe St, Hoboken NJ 07030

Please send your resume to:

School Van Driver

Tessa International School is seeking an experienced School van Driver, this position offers significant career growth potential. 

The driver should preferably hold a valid Class B or C CDL with P&S endorsement and up-to-date CDL Physical 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • A school van driver will maintain and promote a professional and defensive driving attitude at all times. 
  • A school van driver will drive regular routes, activity trips, and substitute as assigned. 
  • A school van driver will perform a daily pre-trip inspection, assuring that all equipment, including safety devices are in a safe and proper operating order. 
  • A school van driver will keep daily records of mileage, number of student passengers and vehicle pre-trip inspections. 
  • A school van driver will operate school transportation vehicles in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations set forth by district, state and federal agencies. 
  • A school van driver will maintain proper student discipline per Board policy, as required to transport all passengers safely. 
  • A school van driver will clean interior and maintain equipment in a safe operating condition and to report all defects as soon as possible. 

COVID-19 considerations: 

COVID-19 considerations: All staff must show proof of COVID19 vaccination. Job Type: 32 Hours 

Pay: From $25-30 per hour 


  • Monday to Friday


  • Class B or C CDL with P&S endorsement (Preferred) Work Location: Hoboken, NJ and surrounding areas in close proximity Job Type: Part-time 

Salary: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour 


  • Monday to Friday 

Work Location: In person

Tessa International School

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