Vacancies for 2018 - 2019

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.


Openings for 2018-2019

Grade 2 Teacher

SUMMARY

A 2nd grade teacher provides instruction in a variety of subjects including math, social studies, reading, and science. They must be sensitive to cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and religious differences among their students and understand how such diversity influences students' learning. Teachers at this level also assign homework, create lesson plans, prepare exams, and evaluate students. Depending on the school, class sizes may be small or large, requiring teachers to plan their curriculum accordingly. These teachers, like most elementary school instructors, are primarily based out of one classroom and work with the same group of students daily. Teachers must also communicate well with the parents of their students, especially regarding any potential social or behavioral concerns they may have.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY

Develop and implement core curriculum for 2nd grade students to meet their varying educational, social and emotional needs
Design lesson plans and ensure that they are imparted according to each student’s ability to grasp concepts
• Establish and enforce behavioral rules in class and ensure that they are followed by each student
• Administer exams and tests and check and grade copies and papers to determine how well students have performed
• Ascertain that students comprehend concepts across different subjects and assist any students who may not be able to keep up
• Adapt teaching methods to each individual student’s ability to handle instruction
• Assess and evaluate individual students to determine their strengths and weaknesses
• Plan and conduct activities to ensure that instructional programs are balanced and provide students with an opportunity to observe and question
• Instruct student in groups and individually, depending on their ability to handle pressure
• Observe students’ behavior and performance and intervene in adverse situations between students
• Instruct and lead students in the use and care of materials and equipment such computers and projectors
• Prepare and implement remedial programs or classes for students falling behind on targets
• Confer with parents to provide them with insight into their children’s progress and provide suggestions for improvements where necessary

Grade 3 Teacher

Summary

A 3rd grade teacher provides instruction in a variety of subjects including math, social studies, reading, and science. They must be sensitive to cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and religious differences among their students and understand how such diversity influences students' learning. Teachers at this level also assign homework, create lesson plans, prepare exams, and evaluate students. Depending on the school, class sizes may be small or large, requiring teachers to plan their curriculum accordingly. These teachers, like most elementary school instructors, are primarily based out of one classroom and work with the same group of students daily. Teachers must also communicate well with the parents of their students, especially regarding any potential social or behavioral concerns they may have.

Duties and Responsibility

Develop and implement core curriculum for 3rd grade students to meet their varying educational, social and emotional needs
Design lesson plans and ensure that they are imparted according to each student’s ability to grasp concepts
• Establish and enforce behavioral rules in class and ensure that they are followed by each student
• Administer exams and tests and check and grade copies and papers to determine how well students have performed
• Ascertain that students comprehend concepts across different subjects and assist any students who may not be able to keep up
• Adapt teaching methods to each individual student’s ability to handle instruction
• Assess and evaluate individual students to determine their strengths and weaknesses
• Plan and conduct activities to ensure that instructional programs are balanced and provide students with an opportunity to observe and question
• Instruct student in groups and individually, depending on their ability to handle pressure
• Observe students’ behavior and performance and intervene in adverse situations between students
• Instruct and lead students in the use and care of materials and equipment such computers and projectors
• Prepare and implement remedial programs or classes for students falling behind on targets
• Confer with parents to provide them with insight into their children’s progress and provide suggestions for improvements where necessary

Grade 4 Teacher

Summary

Elementary school teachers need to be able to design appropriate curriculum and impart lesson plans with a view to enforce learning and personal growth. For instance, a 4th grade teacher will be required to motivate students to develop skills and attitudes that will eventually prove favorable for when they reach a middle school program.

The major responsibility of a 4th grade teacher is to establishing lesson plans in accord with each student’s individual ability. Once this is in order, it is the duty of the teacher to teach a variety of subjects including language arts, social studies, mathematics and science. At this level, one teacher is usually required to teach all subjects to a class which is why she needs to possess in depth knowledge of all.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Create, develop and implement core elementary school curriculum
• Develop lesson plans and impart education based on individual students’ abilities
• Assign homework and class work to students and assist them with queries
• Provide special attention to students who may not be able to handle complex questions
• Teach a variety of subjects including language arts, social studies, art, science and mathematics
• Develop learning aids and materials for the purpose of teaching concepts in class
• Use a wide array of instructional strategies such as lectures, group discussions and inquiry to facilitate understanding
• Ensure that each lesson plan is translated into learning experiences so that instruction time is used effectively
• Establish and maintain standards of student behavior and ensure that it is adhered to
• Create effective environment for students by employing learning tactic through functional and attractive classroom displays
• Supervise students during classes to ensure that they are working properly
• Oversee outdoor activities to ensure safety of students
• Celebrate student work by displaying it on bulletin boards with a view to encourage them
• Ensure that teaching methods are adapted to the varying needs of individual students
• Work with teaching aides to develop and impart interactive classroom activities
• Grade class work and homework on a regular basis
• Prepare and administer test to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts introduced in class
• Observe students for behavioral changes and report any conclusive observations to the school administration
• Evaluate student progress periodically and prepare reports
• Confer with parents and guardians to provide them feedback on students’ progress and limitations
• Maintain accurate student records
• Prepare students for subsequent grades by encouraging them to participate in “discovery” projects

HS & IB Math (October 2017 - start date)

I. Planning

  • Designs and regularly updates curriculum following an Understanding by Design (UbD) framework within Atlas Rubicon.
  • Develops lesson plans using AISL Standards and manages the learning experiences, curricular and extracurricular, to ensure the needs of the group and individual students are met.
  • Plans innovative lessons, units and projects that integrate disciplines and adhere to the AISL adopted curriculum and standards.
  • Plans collaboratively with other staff members.

II. Teaching

  • Uses a balanced range of teaching strategies to provide maximum learning opportunities for all students.
  • Insures that students receive maximum benefit from the use of all materials and resources.
  • Provides guidance to students that promote welfare and proper educational development.
  • To the best possible level, maintains an attractive, organized, and stimulating educational environment.
  • Implements a fair and consistent classroom management plan consistent with AISL behavior expectations (see Division Student Handbooks).
  • Uses a variety of technology tools to support instruction, integrating student technology skill development with content learning.
  • Follows the lead of technology integration specialists and provides collaboration and support.
  • Follows each division’s essential agreements on assessment, faculty & student handbooks, board policies.

III. Assessment

  • Uses assessment as a tool for guiding the learning process and instruction.
  • Maintains accurate student records.
  • Follows Assessment Policy Essential Agreements.

IV. Communication

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents, and staff.
  • Conducts parent conferences both formally and informally.
  • Updates Online Gradebook pages regularly.
  • Class progress is communicated with students and parents via Final Site, email, phone or person-to-person at least two time per month.
  • Student progress is reported as per divisional agreements (ES, MS, HS).
  • Communication will increase for students performing under their abilities.

V. Professional Development

Participates in professional development opportunities provided by AISL, and pursues knowledge of current best practice in the field of teaching.

VI. Expectations

  • Follows the School Board and Faculty Handbook Policies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Supervises students and give student feedback at all times during school hours.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with administration, students, colleagues, parents and community.
  • Works cooperatively with other members of the professional team to promote the educational, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Participates in school and community sponsored events.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports requested by the school administration.
  • Participates in the planning, development and evaluation of the school program.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled by the school administration.
  • Serves actively on school committees.
  • Orders, inventories, and maintains materials and resources.
  • Maintains professional confidentiality both in and out of school.
  • Acts as an educational ambassador of goodwill to the community at large.

VIl. Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of three years teaching experience prior to applying to teach at AISL. In addition, applicants must have U.S. college/university degrees and teaching certification or be able to demonstrate acceptable equivalent degrees and certification. A master’s degree and overseas experience is preferred.

High School Guidance Counselor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION 1: DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

COUNSELING PROGRAM

Plans and Maintains an Effective Comprehensive School Counseling Program by providing

(1) a comprehensive guidance program for students.

(2) individual and group counseling;

(3) a means to consults with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping

students successfully deal with behavioral, social, and emotional issues, achieve academic success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION 2: DELIVERY OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

College Counseling

Guidance Curriculum

Individual Student Planning

Preventive and Responsive Services

System Support

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION 3: ACCOUNTABILITY

The Comprehensive School Counseling Program is data-driven

1. MAJOR FUNCTION: DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE

SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

1.1 Discusses the comprehensive school counseling program with school administrators.

1.2 Develop a comprehensive, vertically articulated student support program and expanded

professional development for teachers to support diverse learning needs.

1.3 Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program

based on established standards and current individual school data.

1.4 Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school counseling program to education

stakeholders.

1.5 Maintains current and appropriate resources for education stakeholders.

2. MAJOR FUNCTION: DELIVERY OF A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING

PROGRAM

Guidance Curriculum

2.1 Implements the high school guidance curriculum, conducts and assists in planning and

facilitating guidance learning activities in the classroom; consults with and supports teachers

in facilitating the infusion of guidance activities into their regular education curricula.

2.2 Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student

needs and school goals.

2.3 Consults with teachers, staff, parents, other professionals regarding meeting the

development needs of students; provides guidance to teachers and staff in dealing with

students with academic, behavioral, social, or emotional problems; assists teacher in

identifying students with learning challenges.

Individual Student Planning

2.4 Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and

personal/social skills, goals and plans.

2.5 Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.

2.6 Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with educational and career

planning.

2.7 Guides and counsels students individually and in small groups through the development of

social, educational and career plans; aids students in course selection; assists administration

in developing the master timetable and schedules students into classes; provides and

participates in orientation activities for students new to school.

2.8 Assists high school students in evaluating their current status and requirements need for

high school graduation; acquaints students with college entrance requirements and aids

them with the college application process, including the financial aid application process if

appropriate; provides information regarding career choices; helps students evaluate their

career interests and choices.

Preventive and Responsive Services

2.9 Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns and needs.

2.10 Consults and collaborates effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other

educational/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.

2.11 Counsels families of students experiencing chronic academic, behavioral, social, and

emotional problems; suggests referrals to appropriate resources.

2.12 Implements an effective referral and follow-up process.

2.13 Accurately and appropriately uses assessment procedures for determining and structuring

individual and group counseling services.

2.14 Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with parents, students and all

faculty and staff.

2.15 Participates with teams in establishing and planning respective roles in modifying a student’s

behavior; develops accommodation plans, makes recommendations; provides feedback to

team members and parents.

System Support

2.16 Provides appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program.

2.17 Assists teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding

student data.

2.18 Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about students through record, testing,

interviews, and professional sources to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and

personality characteristics for educational and career planning.

2.19 Participates in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.

2.20 Uses available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program.

2.21 Adheres to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession.

2.22 Participates in, coordinates, or conducts activities which contribute to the effective operation

of the school, interprets group testing results (MAP, PSAT & SAT) results to staff, students

and parents.

2.23 Maintains appropriate reports and records on each assigned student, protects each student’s

confidentiality; provides specific reports according to procedures or as assigned.

3. MAJOR FUNCTION: ACCOUNTABILITY

3.1 Conducts a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation.

3.2 Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.

3.3 Measures results of the school counseling program activities and shares results as appropriate.

3.4 Monitors student academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate

interventions.

3.5 Annually reviews, evaluates, and revised the school guidance program; periodically reviews

the program with staff and administration; reviews and modifies the guidance program

calendar; evaluates guidance learning activities.

OTHER JOB DUTIES

Performs related guidance duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Division Principal.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university; two years experience as a

school counselor at the high school level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

● Knowledge of adolescent social, emotional, physical, and academic development.

● Knowledge of post high school educational options, training options, career information, and

resources.

● Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information.

● Ability to evaluate transcripts and credits.

● Ability to assess guidance curriculum needs and implement a high school guidance curriculum.

● Ability to lead and facilitate individual and group activities.

● Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a

multi-cultural, diverse setting.

● Ability to participate as part of a team.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Master’s degree and valid Counselor Certificate from an accredited university program.

Plant/Facilities Director

The American International School of Lagos, seeks a Director of Plant Facilities to oversee and manage the development of new facilities and maintenance of existing ones.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 15 years experience in a senior management position managing facilities and development projects. A background in Building construction, architecture, building engineering or facilities management will be required.

The position requires as a minimum, a bachelors degree in a related field with postgraduate studies and/or certifications in project management, facilities management or construction management.

In addition to the above, the candidate must have strong leadership and management skills related to procurement and management of building and maintenance contractors. Should be a team player and builder as well as show mastery in the process of creating and maintaining building systems and integrated campus infrastructure. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also necessary.

If you are interested in this job position, please send your resume/CV to hr@aislagos.org

Application closing date: October 19, 2017.

Middle School Music (Grade 5-8)

Summary

Middle school teachers educate students typically in fifth through eighth grade. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals taught in elementary school and prepare students for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the school’s philosophy, goals and objectives.
  • Makes purposeful and appropriate lesson plans which provide for effective teaching strategies and maximizes time on task.
  • Presents subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunity and provides real-world, application based examples and learning opportunities.
  • Reviews student records in order to develop a foundation of understanding regarding each student’s abilities and needs. Maintain accurate and complete student records.
  • Strives to maximize the educational achievement of each student.
  • Utilizes a variety/range of student learning modalities in each lesson and uses differentiated instruction within those lessons.
  • Utilizes diagnostic assessment of student learning on a frequent basis.
  • Maintains accurate and completes student records.
  • Assesses student strengths and weaknesses on a frequent basis, provides appropriate activities to address student needs and generates progress reports as required.
  • Refers students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel.
  • Assigns lessons, corrects student work product and reviews oral presentations.
  • Coordinates class field trips (as required).
  • Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for the continual improvement of the school's curriculum.
  • Assists in the on-going curriculum revision process, including the revision of written courses of study.
  • Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Becomes acquainted with supplemental services beneficial to students as an extension of regular classroom activities.
Powered by Finalsite