Job Opportunities

All interested candidates should submit the following items in a single PDF to: The Human Resources Coordinator (job_apply@cds.ed.cr).

  • Cover letter explaining your strengths as a teacher and your interest in this opening
  • Resume, maximum two pages, with recent photograph
  • Educational philosophy
  • Scanned copy of your teaching certification
  • Reference list including your current supervisor
  • A maximum of two letters of recommendation that may be in your possession (optional)


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

We currently have immediate opportunities as Substitute teachers (see below).


ANTICIPATED OPENINGS for 2016-2017

All of the other opportunities to teach at CDS start in August 2017 and are for the 2017- 2018 school year (and beyond).

Elementary Classroom Teacher


Teacher Responsibilities: As a Grade Three Classroom Teacher you will instruct students in the core academic areas, providing learners with an environment that fosters the development of the whole child. You will work closely with the members of your grade level team, as well as other grade level teachers in your house, to create seamless and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

Primary Function: The role of the Elementary Classroom Teacher is to foster student achievement via the instruction, learning environment, and support s/he provides in regards to the curriculum and instruction that is in alignment with the mission, beliefs, Profile of the Graduate and adopted standards of the school.

Duties and Objectives: The Elementary Classroom Teacher will work collaboratively with their department members, grade level team members, Learning Center and English Language Development staff, and house colleagues to plan common and coherent learning experiences for students, as well as assume the following duties and objectives on a continuous basis:

Relationships, Rapport, and Classroom Environment

  • Act as a positive role model for students
  • Provide a safe, supportive, and engaging classroom environment that is conducive to learning
  • Know your students as individual learners that bring an array of talents, ideas, and perspectives to the classroom

Class Instruction, Assessments, and Grading

  • Effectively manage each group of students while providing for a variety of learning preferences, ability levels, readiness, and educational background
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practices in structuring classroom routines and relaying content and skills during instruction
  • Provide engaging learning experiences for students in an inclusive setting that fosters higher level thinking, problem solving and analytical skills that apply beyond the classroom
  • Engage with students in meaningful activities beyond the classroom which extend learning experiences for students (coaching, organizing field trips, sponsorship of clubs, events, or community service projects, etc.)
  • Employ technology (computer, video, internet, etc.) as appropriate to enhance instruction
  • Individualize the content when necessary to meet each student's learning needs
  • Continuously monitor student learning and make appropriate modifications of goals and strategies to meet students' needs
  • Accurately assess student progress using both formative and summative assessments
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of student progress and attendance, as well as classroom supplies and materials.

Unit Planning and Designing Learning Experiences

  • Plan and prepare throughout the year for effective instruction within the classroom
  • Contribute as a collaborative team member in the development of cohesive, standards-driven curriculum materials and the establishment of instructional goals

Reflective Practitioner and Growth Mindset

  • Keep current in education through personal and school based professional learning
  • Engage with leadership in a committed effort to improve one's own instructional skills

Communication

  • Engage parents and students in the learning process through frequent and meaningful communication about student progress.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, with a valid teaching certificate/license in Elementary General Education
  • At least two years teaching experience in an elementary classroom, preferably in an international or independent school setting
  • Excellent command of the English language, native English speaker preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with K-12 U.S. curriculum
  • Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the National Standards for Social Studies
  • Experience in Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop with implementing the components of a balanced literacy program (required)
  • Experience with conceptually-based mathematics instruction in fostering student understanding of numeracy and mathematical thinking
  • Teachers are required to submit an up-to-date criminal background check from country of origin, as well as a police background check from the country where you currently live

If you are interested…

Applicants should submit the following items in a single PDF attachment to: the Human Resources Coordinator (job_apply@cds.ed.cr), the Elementary School Principal (jack_young@cds.ed.cr), and the Director of Learning (katie_matthias@cds.ed.cr).

  • Cover letter explaining your strengths as a teacher and your interest in this opening
  • Resume, maximum two pages, with recent photograph
  • Educational philosophy
  • Scanned copy of your teaching certification
  • Reference list including your current supervisor
  • A maximum of two letters of recommendation that may be in your possession (optional)

Substitute Teachers (ongoing)

Requirements:

  • Available to start immediately
  • Bachelor's degree and course concentration in related field
  • Teaching credential (preferred)
  • At least two years of experience teaching in an international or independent school setting (preferred)
  • Excellent command of English (native level required)
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Familiarity with K-12 U.S. curriculum
  • Local citizen or resident
  • Knowledge, proficiency and commitment with the use of technology in the classroom

Applicants should submit a cover letter, including teaching philosophy, CV in English with supporting documents, letters of recommendation and recent photograph in a single PDF to our Human Resources Coordinator (e-mail: job_apply@cds.ed.cr)

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  • San Rafael de Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Phone: 506-2289 - 0919
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