Vacancies for 2017 - 2018

The American International School of Lagos is an accredited school, offering challenging programs for students in Pre-school through twelfth grade. AISL hires certified teachers with credentials and strong subject area expertise. We seek candidates with 21st century communication skills, computer competency, and a passion for teaching. We offer exciting employment opportunities for educators, support staff and management, and are always looking for enthusiastic professionals to join our dedicated team. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Recruitment and Selection

The school is committed to hiring the most qualified and experienced faculty and staff who will support and enhance the delivery of the school's high quality instructional program. Further, the Superintendent is committed to recruiting these candidates from multiple hiring sources in order to benefit from diverse expertise and perspectives achieved through a healthy staffing balance. These sources include teachers and professionals who reside in Lagos either temporarily or permanently; independent of their employment contract with the school (Local Hire) as well as personnel recruited from overseas who relocate to Lagos as a result of an employment contract with the school (Overseas Hire). Overseas hired candidates will be sourced from direct inquiries, partner school districts, and various international recruiting conferences. The Superintendent is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of personnel for all of the School's certified faculty and professional staff positions.

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Vacancies

Kindergarten Teacher

Summary

Responsible for fostering the intellectual and social development of children in the first phase of their elementary school experience, or kindergarten. Provides the tools and the environment for students to develop into responsible adults and possibly move on to higher education.

Responsibilities

  • Teach children in a classroom at an elementary school, at the kindergarten level.
  • Plan, evaluate, and assign lessons.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests, listen to oral presentations, and maintain classroom discipline.
  • Introduce children to mathematics, language, science, and social studies.
  • Use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers, and other tools to teach basic skills.
  • Use play and hands-on teaching.
  • Teach letter recognition, phonics, numbers, and awareness of nature and science.
  • Maintain grade books.
  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.
  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Utilize various curriculum resources.
  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class.
  • Develop professional relationships with other agencies and programs.
  • Utilize public library resources.
  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.
  • Tutor students on an individual basis.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare and distribute required reports.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.

IB Art

Summary

Visual arts teacher is responsible for developing curriculum and teaching classes for the school visual arts program. Designing and implementing subject matter curriculum in line with preparation for the IBDP and for IBDP year 1 and 2. Fostering a dynamic and interactive learning environment that encourages student participation and facilitates mastery of subject material. Maintaining a record system to track student progress.

Responsibilities

  • Plan unit and curricula based on content knowledge, understanding of students, and goals of the curriculum as directed by the curriculum director and school leadership.
  • Ensure that all aspects of planning and preparation, including learning outcomes, learning activities, materials, resources and assessments are in alignment with the philosophy fundamental concepts and pedagogical approaches of the IB program.
  • Create a dynamic and positive classroom environment that facilitates learning through respectful and cultural sensitive personal interactions.
  • Monitor attendance and progress of students to ensure that they participate in class and complete coursework requirements.
  • Design and implement and assessment system to monitor students' mastery of course concepts.
  • Encourage organization, responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, honesty, creativity and tolerance among students.
  • Participate in house advisory system.
  • Seek extra help for students with special needs or who require additional learning support.
  • Review student progress, and in the case of educational or behavioral challenges, communicate as appropriate to the Curriculum Director, IBDP Coordinator, and school staff.
  • Provide feedback to parents on student progress at designated intervals and events.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and staff.
  • Pursue professional development activities to continue to build subject matter knowledge and best teaching practices.
  • Additional duties as requested.


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