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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    K3- Grade 5 Elementary School Vice Principal
CIS Tokyo is receiving resumes from administrators and experienced teachers interested in the following Elementary Vice Principal Position for the 2022-2023 school year.
This is a half-time administrative position, with the successful candidate assigned additional teaching or other duties. The position is thus a full-time placement.
Candidates require graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with an undergraduate degree in Education or equivalent, eligibility for teacher certification in Canada, and PYP program experience. A postgraduate degree in educational leadership and Canadian curriculum experience will be assets.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and introductory letter to the school before December 3, 2021. Candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted by e-mail.
Job Title: Elementary Vice-Principal (2022-2023)
Responsible to: Head of School and Principals
Membership in several administrative committees. These include School Leadership Team and Principals' Group.
Administrative responsibilities will include school organization, day-to-day organizational needs and other school-wide activities/projects.
50% Elementary Vice-Principal / 50% teaching and/or other administrative responsibilities.
Thank you to those who apply for this full-time position for 2022-2023.

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    Elementary Art Teacher (Nakameguro Campus)
Full-time Elementary Art specialist position at Nakameguro campus for grades 1-5. This position includes collaboration with grade 1-5 homeroom teachers in the delivery of the PYP program. Also, the position includes responsibility for various school displays and an annual art fair.

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, 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.


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
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
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.
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


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Canadian International School
5-8-20 Kitashinagawa Shinagawaku Tokyo Japan
TEL: 03-5793-1392
FAX: 03-5793-3559
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