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Employment

Opportunities for the 2022-2023 School Year at CIS Tokyo 


CIS Tokyo is a Canadian affiliate grade K3-12 school, with Canadian, WASC, JCIS, AP, and IB accreditations. The following positions are currently available for the 2022-2023 school year from September 2022 to June 2023. The language of instruction is English. The positions are open until filled.

 Position #1  School Librarian – full time

The school librarian position at CIS involves the oversight of the operation of three small libraries. Two (Kindergarten and grades 6-12) at the Osaki campus, and one at the Nakameguro Campus (Grades 1-5). The librarian will usually spend three days at Nakameguro and two days at Osaki, each week. 

 

Other responsibilities of the position include:

  • Ongoing consultation with the province of Prince Edward Island Learning Resources Department.

  • Membership in the CIS School Leadership Team (Bi-weekly meetings)

  • In consultation with grade K3-5 teachers, delivery of provincial and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program library and research skill outcomes. 

  • Maintenance of the CIS Online library resources based on collaboration with teachers.

  • Curricular leadership as it relates to the promotion of the library as an active learning resource center.

  • Coordinating various events such as International Book Day, and author visits to classes.

 


Position #2    K3/4 Teacher (Osaki Campus)
This Osaki Campus K3/4 classes include 3/4-year-old students, who will be moving into the K4 or K5 program of studies at CIS Tokyo Nakameguro Campus for their 2023-2024 school year. K3/4 classes are provided with a full-time teaching assistant. Teacher salaries are based on the CIS Teacher Salary Scale.

Position #3     Elementary teachers (Nakameguro Campus)
Full-time elementary homeroom teacher position for the 22/23 school year. This placement is at the CIS Tokyo, Nakameguro Campus (K5-5). Teachers with experience and/or training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) or a similar program, are encouraged to apply.

Position #4 – English Language Support Specialist (Elementary Grades 1 and 2)
The language support specialist works with homeroom teachers to support students in grades 1, and 2 in the ongoing development of their English language skills. Teacher certification and experience are required. This position includes in class support and separate small group instruction. An understanding of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program would also be an asset.

Basic qualifications for the above positions include a postsecondary degree in Education or equivalent. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail. Benefits for teachers are briefly outlined below and salaries are based on experience and qualifications as included in the CIS Tokyo Teachers’ Salary Scale.

Teachers who wish to be considered are asked to please forward a resume to the Head of School, rpittman@cisjapan.net. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted for an interview in person or using ZOOM/SKYPE. Thank you to those who apply for the above positions.



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Substitute Teachers CIS always has need of substitute teachers to cover classes while the regular teacher is at a professional development workshop, or absent due to illness. If you live in the Tokyo area and have teaching experience and would like to be placed on the school's substitute teacher list, please contact the principal. You should send a cover letter and a brief resume showing your education and teaching experience, as well as the names and e-mail contacts of three references.

Robert Pittman
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net   
 
Employment Details
 
Initial teaching contracts are for one year. After the first year, the teacher and school may mutually agree to provide a two-year contract or continue with one-year contracts. Initial contracts are for 10 months (September-June Probationary), while all subsequent one and two-year contracts are for 12 months from August to July.
Teachers are required to apply for Canadian teacher certification within the first two months of employment. Thus, all teachers must have completed certified teacher postsecondary training, including a “practicum”, and thus be eligible for certification in Canada. A police background check/vulnerable sector check or equivalent is also required for Canadian teacher certification. Copies of university transcripts and certificates will be required prior to an interview being scheduled. Interviews can be conducted in person or online.


CIS Tokyo Teacher Benefits
 
Salary
The starting salary for new teachers is competitive with other international schools in Asia. The CIS teacher salary scale recognizes full time teaching experience prior to employment with CIS, and subsequent teaching experience gained while teaching at CIS Tokyo. The salary scale also recognizes teacher qualifications including years of post-secondary education and degrees obtained.
Additional salary bonuses may be available for teachers who, in consultation with school administration, are requested to accept additional curricular and/or administrative responsibilities.

Accommodation, Commuting and Airfare Allowances
A monthly housing allowance is paid to teachers. An annual return airfare is provided for those teachers who initially reside in another country or city. Also an allowance is also provided for daily transportation to and from work.

Working VISA and Accommodation Assistance
The school aids in locating and contracting housing upon entry into Japan. Assistance is also provided for teachers in their application for a Japanese work VISA, as required.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is provided through the Japanese National Health plan or a private international health insurance/travel insurance plan. The school will pay 100,000 yen/year towards an international health plan or one half of the Japanese National Health plan premium.

Leave
10 days per school year are provided for sick leave.
Within a school year, teachers are provided with 8-10 professional development and administrative days. Access to “in-school” and external in-service is also provided on a rotating basis for teachers. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement (College Board of the US) workshops form a significant part of the PD opportunities for teachers. Other PD opportunities in subject areas for junior and senior high are also available.
Leave of Absence without pay may also be approved in consultation with the principal.


Japanese Employment taxes
Canadian teachers are liable for Japanese national and local taxes on income earned in Japan.




Robert Pittman
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net


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