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Director of Auxiliary Programs

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Auxiliary Programs will run and direct after school care and after school programs. They will also coordinate and run our Summer Camp.

They will collaborate 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. Ensure a high level of quality in our afterschool care and programs and in the Summer Camp Program.
  6. Make sure that all official and internal rules are applied at all times.
    •  Ensure smooth and quality ongoing operations.
    •  Prepare schedules for Auxiliary Programs.
    •  Supervise Curriculum Development and Implementation of Auxiliary Programs.
    •  Ensure that the staff in place is reliable, competent, caring, and motivated.
    • Minimize payroll expenses as appropriate.
    • Make sure families are invoiced appropriately.
    •  Conceive and implement a reporting system.
    • Support program growth.
    •  Maximize students’ retention.
    • Grow enrollment.
    • Oversee the hiring and training of Auxiliary Staff.

      7.Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.

  1. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  2. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be a fluent English speaker
  • Experience working with Auxiliary Programs preferred.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience with the IB PYP 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

Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Assistant Teachers (Mandarin)

The Assistant teachers assist the Lead Teachers with activities and learning exercises. They help maintain a friendly, safe, and  inclusive atmosphere for all students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  • Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  • Assists Lead Teacher in preparation of classes and additional curriculum
  • 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 in child assessments
  • Assists with pastoral care
  • Participates in meetings and trainings as required by the school management team
  • Leads outdoor play and any field trips
  • Perform diaper changing, feeding and soothing of very young children.
  • Assists in other duties as assigned by Leadership

Qualifications

  • Target language speaker preferred (Mandarin)
  • Previous teaching experience of 2-3 years is preferable in teaching the target language acquisition to very young students
  • Experience with the IB PYP preferred
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Lead Teachers (Mandarin)

Although there is no position open at this time, we always welcome applications for this role.
Teachers will teach lessons focused on their grade levels and target language. They plan and develop 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
  • Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  • Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  • Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  • 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.
  • Participate in team building and community with the staff.
  • Coordinate projects in the Makerspace and Library.
  • 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.
  • Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  • Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  • Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  • Care and nurturing of our children.
  • Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  • Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  • Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  • Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  • Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Native speaker of the target language and a fluent English speaker.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree preferred
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years
  • Experience with the IB PYP is preferable
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Previous experience at an international and/or independent school preferred
  • Cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

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

Tessa International School

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