Join the Tessa Team

Current Opportunities

Human Resources Administrator

We are looking for a full-time HR Administrator to support our operations. You will be the first point of contact for HR-related queries from employees and external partners. Your main administrative duties include recruiting, maintaining personnel records, managing HR documents (e.g. employment records and onboarding guides) and updating internal databases. Our ideal candidate has experience with HR procedures and can juggle various administrative tasks in a timely manner. You should be able to ensure our HR department supports our employees while conforming to labor laws. Initially, this position also includes school duties. 


  • Write and post recruiting ads
  • Preselect applicants
  • Organize applicant interviews with other staff members
  • Organize and maintain personnel records
  • Update internal databases (e.g. record sick or maternity leave)
  • Prepare HR documents, like employment contracts and new hire guides
  • Onboarding
  • Revise company policies
  • Liaise with external partners, like insurance vendors, and ensure legal compliance
  • Create regular reports and presentations on HR metrics (e.g. turnover rates)
  • Answer employees queries about HR-related issues
  • Assist payroll processing by providing relevant employee information (e.g. leaves of absence, sick days and work schedules)
  • Process expense forms
  • Participate in HR projects (e.g. help organize a job fair event)


  • BS in Human Resources or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as an HR Administrator, HR Administrative Assistant or relevant role
  • Knowledge of labor laws
  • First language English
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize important projects
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong phone, email and in-person communication skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications, in particular)
  • Full COVID-10 vaccine

Compensation: Commensurate with position

Benefits: Healthcare insurance, 401K plan, possible tuition benefits

Assistant Teachers (French, Spanish, and 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


  • Target language speaker preferred
  • 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

COVID-19 considerations:
All Tessa teachers must show proof of COVID19 vaccination.

Lead Teachers (Spanish, French)

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.


  • 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