Ave. Francisco A. Caamaño Deñó
San Pedro de Macorís
- The school
UCE Schools are bilingual, Kindergarten through twelfth grade, private schools currently serving 720 students, in San Pedro de Macorís and Bonao. International teachers from Germany, Cuba, the USA, Colombia, Finland, Ecuador, Spain and Haiti, work along Dominican teachers, to provide a high quality international education. UCE Schools, while private, have nearly 50% of students on scholarship, and follows best administrative practices with the support of a joint partnership between Universidad Central Del Este and Mercer University’s Tift College of Education. Designed to be a center for innovation and educational excellence.
We are recruiting international faculty in all areas, to teach, co-teach and collaborate with local Dominican teachers. All our teachers are enrolled in a cutting edge professional learning program through Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and are expected to constantly improve in their practice. Classes are small, about 15-20 students, with one to two classes per grade level. Classrooms are large and well equipped, with multimedia capacity and Wi-Fi internet access. We believe the entire island is our classroom and actively promote experiential learning and service learning throughout our curriculum.
2. The Locations
The San Pedro de Macoris is located in the island's south east quadrant with all the expected urban amenities. Founded in the late 19th century, the region is known for sugar cane economy, the disproportionate number of professional baseball players from the area, and its proximity to some of the nation’s most beautiful beaches. The capital, Santo Domingo, has a charming colonial center, a population of 4 million, and the economic hub of the island is accessible in 1 hour. The province is located 1 hour and 15 minutes from the beautiful paradise of Punta Cana, and 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Samana peninsula, with some of the best beaches, whale watching and kayaking opportunities in the Caribbean. Las Americas international airport is 40 minutes away and offers daily flights to the US, South America, and Europe.
Bonao is the capital of Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic with all the expected urban amenities. It is located in the center of the country, to the northwest of the capital Santo Domingo and to the southeast of Santiago, the Dominican Republic's second largest city. It is known as "Villa De Las Hortensias" - the town of hydrangeas. The region boasts fertile agriculture, mountainous terrain, rivers, and the annual celebration of Carnaval.
We are considering candidates for the following positions:
1) Bilingual Academic Coordinator
2) English as a Second Language Teacher - grades 3-7
3) English as a Second Language Teacher- grades 8-12
Most positions require English instruction; however, candidates should have at least basic Spanish speaking skills, which is the first language of many of our students. Candidates with at least a BA or BS with some teaching experience preferred, although talented novice teachers may be considered. The position is full-time 11-month position with a salary commensurate with education/experience, a housing subsidy, and local health insurance. Offers are typically a 1 year contract with the possibility of renewal.
Housing subsidy, travel subsidy, professional development opportunities nationally and internationally, and local health insurance.
Level of Language Proficiency
English, Spanish (basic proficiency)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send cover letter, short essay responses, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
In your short essay, please respond to the following questions:
1.Why would you like to be considered for a position?
2.How would you rate your Reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of Spanish? Please select one and explain.
a. Native or bilingual proficiency
b. Near native or professional proficiency
d. Limited proficiency
3. How do you think students learn best and what responsibility do you believe the teacher has in the process?
4. If you have experience as a teacher, what are your strengths and weaknesses you would like to improve? If you do not have experience, what do you anticipate will be the most difficult aspect of teaching? Which of your characteristics do you anticipate being strengths?
5. What experience do you have traveling, working, or living outside of your country?
6. How would you evaluate your organization system and attention to administrative responsibilities? Have you ever turned in a deliverable late? If so, what were the circumstances?
7. Is there anything else you would like to share?