Careers

When you work at ISB, you join a community of energetic, experienced education professionals who are open-minded and deeply invested in their work.

We want teachers and administrators who reflect our mission: adventurers, advocates, and leaders who care about communicating and who strive to make the world a better place.

ISB supports this relentless commitment to innovation with robust access to professional learning, structured collaboration, and time to prepare.

Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

International School of Brooklyn is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or marital status. We seek candidates who are committed to upholding our core values of diversity, international mindedness, community, global curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and language immersion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, identities, and beliefs. International School of Brooklyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open positions:

Middle School Head Teacher

Middle School Head Teacher

Support the core values and policies of the school and implement the school's mission statement, philosophy, and objectives. Using the role of Spanish language coordinator, assume responsibility for the supervising of the Spanish language teachers and for the education of the students in their class(es). Visit classrooms regularly to identify areas of weakness of the language program and work with teachers to identify strategies to address. identify typical oral language patterns (deficiencies) and develop strategies to address them. Develop/maintain a vertical language acquisition map and assessment tool that reflects the progression expected in an immersion language school program. Work individually with teachers on brainstorming plans for individual student needs. Research resources for teachers of different grade levels: internet, games, books. Run Spanish language meetings, develop agendas, lead discussions, activities around areas of language development that merit team examination. Develop list/toolkit of resources for parents to use at home to support language acquisition. Supervise and examine the middle school eighth-grade students for the DELE exams (European language framework Spanish language tests). Maintain close collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes of New York and consulate and embassy of Spain to develop the program and accomplish the requirements as an ISA (International Spanish Academy in the United States and Canada) school. Develop the content of courses in relation to the school's philosophy, objectives, and appropriate IBO recognized programs. Assist in ensuring the safety of all children in the school and manage conflict between any students. Teach middle school classes (G6-8), which includes teaching Spanish language and literature (at a native level), as assigned by the director of the middle school. Be informed about the aims and curriculum of the area in which he/she teaches and to select lesson content and activities which are appropriate to the needs of each student in his/her class(es), in relation to the school's philosophy and objectives. Maintain records of work covered by his/her class(es). Correct regularly and promptly all assignments completed by students. Keep accurate, complete records of the progress of each student. Be available for all parent-teacher conferences. Attend all relevant meetings. Be familiar with new developments and methods in the teaching of his/her field. Ensure appropriate behavior of students in class and around the school. Maintain inventories of all books and materials issued to students and to ensure the return of these. Care for the assigned classroom(s) and ensure that the room(s) is/are attractively decorated and conducive to learning. Take daily attendance (children present, late and absent) through Veracross Monday-Friday. Participate in the completion of the international baccalaureate (MYP) middle years programme planners in Managebac and maintain detailed personal lesson plans for occasional reviews by division directors. Inform parents of students' progress by way of report cards and, where necessary, letters or individual meetings.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, 48 months of experience as Spanish speaking middle-school teacher.  Send resume: msspanishteacher@isbrooklyn.org or International School of Brooklyn 477 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Full Time Kindergarten Head Spanish Teacher for the 2020-2021 School Year

Candidates should be able to use their expertise in preschool/elementary education to confidently lead a classroom both on campus and in a distance learning contIn all contexts,  teachers at ISB are expected to work collaboratively in lesson planning to implement a strong and engaging play-based curriculum. Candidates should hold a degree in Education and have at least two years of head teaching experience in a Pre/Lower School setting.

 

Qualification requirements:

 Candidates should enjoy creating learning experiences designed to nurture the development of the whole child in a strong collaborative work environment. Ideal candidates will enjoy using a wide array of resources to build rich learning experiences while integrating multiple approaches to ensure differentiation. Experience working with preschool/elementary aged children with an ability to display effective classroom management is important in this role. 

Duties include teaching reading, writing, social studies, science and math in Spanish and providing social-emotional support. Applicants should also have experience teaching full classes in Spanish and be native Spanish speakers.  Knowledge of PYP and experience with teaching remotely is a plus. 

 

Applying to this position:

Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to Rosa Torres at rtorres@isbrooklyn.org.

Lower School Spanish Teacher (2020-21 School Year)

Candidates should be able to use their expertise in elementary education to confidently lead a classroom. Teachers at ISB are expected to work collaboratively in lesson planning to implement a strong and engaging PYP curriculum. Candidates should hold a degree in Education and have at least two years of head teaching experience in a Lower School setting.

Qualification requirements:

Candidates should enjoy creating learning experiences designed to nurture the development of the whole child in a strong collaborative work environment. Ideal candidates will enjoy using a wide array of resources to build rich learning experiences while integrating multiple approaches to ensure differentiation. Experience working with elementary aged children with an ability to display effective classroom management is important in this role.

Duties include teaching reading, writing, social studies and math in Spanish and providing academic support. Teachers in this role should enjoy working closely with a support team within the classroom and have excellent communication skills. Applicants should also have experience teaching full classes in Spanish and be native Spanish speakers.  Knowledge of PYP and experience in a language immersion program is a plus.

Applying to this position:

Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to Delphine Michaud at jobs@isbrooklyn.org.

Full Time First Grade Head French Teacher for the 2020-2021 School Year

Candidates should be able to use their expertise in elementary education to confidently lead a classroom. Teachers at ISB are expected to work collaboratively in lesson planning to implement a strong and engaging PYP curriculum. Candidates should be native French speakers, hold a degree in Education, be familiar with the French National Program and have at least two years of head teaching experience in a Lower School setting.

 

Qualification requirements:

Candidates should enjoy creating learning experiences designed to nurture the development of the whole child in a strong collaborative work environment. Ideal candidates will enjoy using a wide array of resources to build rich learning experiences while integrating multiple approaches to ensure differentiation. Experience working with elementary aged children with an ability to display effective classroom management is important in this role.

 

Duties include teaching all subject areas in an interdisciplinary manner: reading, writing, social studies and math in French. Teachers in this role should enjoy working closely with a support team within the classroom and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of PYP and experience in a language immersion program is a plus.

 

Applying to this position:

Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to Delphine Michaud at dmichaud@isbrooklyn.org.

 Part-Time Substitute Teacher, Pre-K 3-8th Grade for the 2020-2021 School Year

Candidates should have a college degree and experience working with children. Due to the nature of a school environment, there may not be substitution possibilities every day. Reports to Division Director and Program Associate. This is on a part-time, on-call basis. Hourly rates may differ according to substitution needs.

Candidates should be comfortable working with children and demonstrate some proficiency using digital or online platforms in cases of remote instruction when necessary (e.g. google classroom, zoom, etc.). The most desirable candidates will have proven effectiveness in the classroom as a teacher or teacher's aide in a brick-and-mortar setting. Proficiency in French or Spanish is also a plus.

All interested candidates should submit a resume, brief cover letter and two professional references via email on kgoodwin@isbrooklyn.org

IT Support Specialist (Full-time 6-month position)

Applying to this position:   Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to Jordan Genee at isbtech@isbrooklyn.org.

 

Specific responsibilities of this full-time 6-month position include:

 

  • Working as part of a supportive team to ensure the successful integration, usage, and continued functioning of technology at the school
  • Supporting employee, faculty, and student use of technology in a fast-paced, cross-platform academic environment
  • Responding to tech support tickets, telephone calls, email, and in person requests for technical support
  • Troubleshooting basic networking issues
  • Supporting and troubleshooting Audio/Video equipment
  • Seeking out and participating in professional growth opportunities embracing a growth mindset
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology related discipline
  • 2-3 years of experience supporting technology
  • Passion for technology and dedication to staying current in the field
  • Apple certified technician and/or A+ IT Professional preferred
  • Expert knowledge and experience in configuration and troubleshooting of computer hardware and operating systems including MacOS, Windows, ChromeOS, Linux, Android, and iOS
  • Strong Audio/Visual support required
  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Chromebook management, G Suite administration, G Suite Apps for Education Mosyle MDM, Printing, Veracross, Zendesk, Zoom
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly, professional, and timely manner with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Experience working in an academic environment

 

Bonus Points:

  • Ability to speak French or Spanish
  • Experience with 3D printing and/or Arduino
  • Experience with utilization/administration of an SIS

 

“Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps” by Brenna DiCola, ISB Math Teacher

Since graduating from Swarthmore College, Brenna has worked with students in grades K-8 at private schools around Philadelphia, in Lawrence, KS, and in Madrid. She has taught everything from English and Social Studies to Science and Technology, but her passion is Math Education. This past summer, Brenna moved to New York and found a home at ISB, where she currently teaches 6th and 7th Grade Math and serves as Head of the Middle School Math Department. In 2015, Brenna took a five-month hiatus from the classroom to hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189.2-mile trek through fourteen states. During ISB's 2020 Pecha Kucha Evening in early March, Brenna shared about her journey and the many lessons she learned along the way in her presentation: “Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps."

Leadership through Science

Earlier this month in Science class, 8th Graders chose to explore and present on a topic of their choice related to chemistry. Topics included freezing ice cream, researching individual chemists who made significant contributions to the field, exploring neutralization, taking a persuasive stance on soda, and more! Throughout these projects, students were able to choose what interested them most and conduct their own research.

Student Action Brought Composting to ISB!

After three months of students consistently separating food waste from other trash, the habit of composting is now firmly established in the ISB Cafeteria.

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