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P.O. Box 3146
Assumption School, one of the oldest private K-12 institutions in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is seeking High School Teachers for Science, Math, Social Studies, Religion, Counselor/College Prep and English Positions.
High School Teachers are responsible for teaching four classes in their respective subject area for Grades 9-12. Teachers are also asked to create one additional elective class for students. Teachers should be prepared to work with their students to create an atmosphere conducive for the education of the whole student, as mentioned in the philosophy of Assumption School. Teachers should be prepared to align their weekly lessons with the standards and benchmarks of the Marshall Island’s Ministry of Education.
The right candidate will be dedicated to the teaching profession and be willing to work through the challenges that come with living in a developing country. Resourcefulness and creativity are essential in this region of the world where access to typical teaching supplies is limited. The candidate will embody an independent spirit to take initiative, with a successful record of collaboration with other faculty. Above all, the right candidate will be an open-minded, accepting, and willing to work toward the betterment of their students.
The duties and responsibilities expected to be performed and carried out by the Teacher include but are not limited to the following:
- Under the guidance of the Vice Principal, plans the course of work for the year that will meet the standards for their grade and/or subject.
- Set a model of prompt attendance to school and school functions.
- Create appropriate formative and summative tools to assess their student’s knowledge.
- Prepare weekly lesson plans, consisting of targeted objectives aligned with standards and benchmarks and including instruction differentiated for student’s needs, and submit those lesson plans to the Vice Principal.
- Support and collaborate with their fellow teachers and staff.
- Maintain organized records of academic and behavioral data for their students.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Respect for Marshallese Manit (culture) in dress and behavior
- Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals
- Serves as a model of professionalism when dealing with students, parents, and the community.
- Facilitates teacher-parent relationships in the areas of academics, discipline, and student support services
- Schedules private parent teacher conferences as necessary and/or requested when students have difficulty academically or behaviorally.
- Makes referrals and conducts follow-up for students in need of support services (i.e. counseling, emergency assistance, tutoring, etc.); works in conjunction with principal, special education teacher, and parents
- Attend school events and functions throughout the school year (Variety Shows, Christmas Pageant, Catholic Schools Week Mass, Graduation and Talent Show are some of these events)
- Teachers attend staff meetings, monthly/quarterly PTA meetings, and participate in Faculty Professional Learning Communities and School Improvement Committees.
- Participation and support in the WASC Focus on Learning accreditation process
- Belief and alignment with school's core beliefs and educational philosophy
- Bachelor’s Degrees are required, with preference given to education degrees or degrees within the desired subject areas.
- Teaching experience is not a requirement, but is preferred. New teachers must be willing to work with mentor teachers and administrators to build their skills.
- Experience abroad, in culturally diverse, ESL or and/or under-served communities desirable
- Sensitivity to the differences and challenges of life and work within a foreign culture
About Assumption School: Assumption School is a Catholic Christian educational institution that strives to provide a superior education for academically qualified youth. Established in 1954 by Reverend Leonard Hacker, SJ, Assumption has grown from its humble beginning to be one of the largest private schools on the island.
Our primary objective is two-fold:
(1) The formation of the whole person - this means that in addition to academic formation, students will be challenged to grow spiritually, morally, psychologically, socially, physically and emotionally. Assumption students will develop leadership skills, by being challenged to grow in areas of responsibility, integrity, initiative and concern for others.
(2) Service to the Marshallese community - this means students will share skills, talents, and values, developed at Assumption to affirm, support and promote Marshallese culture.
Roundtrip airfare to/from home at the beginning and end of contract, housing, utilities, internet electricity allowance. Please inquire for additional information regarding compensation.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
E-mail a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com. Please indicate your desired subject area in the subject line. Applications will be considered as they are submitted.