Secondary Science (Biology) Teacher - Quito, Ecuador - August 2020

Country:
Ecuador
Region:
School - Latin America
Curriculum:
IB - MYP, IB- Diploma, IB- PYP, Other
Level:
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2020
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
We are looking for a strong, charismatic and experienced Secondary IB Biology Teacher from August 2020 for one of the longest standing IB Continuum schools in South America, catering for pupils from Early Years up to IBDP level and offering the Reggio Emilia, IB PYP, MYP, and DP curriculum. Students are primarily Ecuadorian with approximately 600 currently on roll. Class sizes are between about 18-22 per class with Teacher Assistants in all classes of preschool through to grade 3 and then by level after that through middle school. The school has a 1:1 device program and an extensive ASA and sports program.

Applicants must hold (minimum) of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred) with a teaching qualification and at least two years of teaching experience, preferably in an international school setting. Applicants should be compliant with Policy 2.02.0 Administrative and Operational Language Policy, which details required language proficiency based on the specific position and teaching assignment. They should have strong knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach, the International Baccalaureate Organization's PYP, MYP and/or DP programmes and the international school context, be a strong practitioner and educationalist, committed to all areas of the learning process and teaching, especially inquiry based and concept based teaching. All candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to motivate and support students. This is a highly competitive IB school that is going through a process of building a new campus soon- a school without traditional classrooms, but rather centres, maker spaces, and learning labs and they need open minded, forward thinking people. Please ask your Edvectus consultant for the full job description.


The school pay between 13,000 and 18,000 USD salary per year and benefits package that includes flights, housing, medical insurance and tuition for dependants. Contracts for leadership roles are 2 years. The cost of living in Quito is very low and you can live extremely well on the salaries provided.

The school is located in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador and one of the most beautiful countries in South America. Adventure awaits!
Number Of Students:
600
Student Make Up:
Primarily Ecuadorian
Regional Info:
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in South America (almost surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes), and also considered to be one of the best retirement locations in the world - in part due to the low cost of living and opportunity to live very well in a world-class city on a budget that doesn't match expectations! Located right on the equator, the city is unusual in that it's weather is dependent on which hemisphere it lies in - the majority of Quito lies in the Southern Hemisphere and has a subtropical highland climate, whilst the part of the city lying in the Northern Hemisphere has a warmer summery kind of climate. The temperature is fairly constant with the annual average temperature being around 15°C. The city has just two seasons with the dry season (June to September considered to be summer and the wet season (October to May) considered to be winter. There is a large international airport in Quito but also plenty to do and see to keep you there, such as hiking to a crater lake or climbing up volcanoes, exploring the Mindo Cloud Forest, enjoying street Art, shopping, sampling local cuisine, strolling through Central Park or ambling through the old town. Adventure awaits!
Housing:
Allowance on top of salary
Benefits:
Bonus payment -other, Flights - allowance, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity- mountains, Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - cooler, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - not typical
Minimum Years Experience:
2.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
Visa Restriction:
No age limit
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