AIS has begun hiring for the 2018-19 school year. Below are our current openings:
- School Director.
We normally hire certified teachers with at least two years of experience and who are team players. Experience in Latin America (especially Guatemala) is preferred.
For staff looking to join a wonderful, growing school please send a resume, a cover letter and at least two letters of recommendation to Jackie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL PROFILE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECTOR POSITION
The Board of Trustees of the Antigua International School (AIS) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of School Director. The job begins July 1, 2019 or on a date which is mutually acceptable to both the Board and the successful candidate.
About The School
The Antigua International School is an independent, non-profit, coeducational day school located in Antigua, Guatemala, a unique international community located in an unrivalled setting in the highlands of central Guatemala. AIS opened in 2011 with 60 students in grades 1-8. It currently enrolls more than 300 students in grades Pre K-12. The school graduated its first class in 2016, the same year that a purpose-built campus was completed and occupied. AIS follows a U.S. academic calendar and employs Upper School (6-12) and Lower School (Pre- K-5) Principals. More information about the school can be obtained by visiting the school website at www.antiguais.org or by joining us on Facebook at Antigua-International-School
AIS strives to provide a strong liberal arts curriculum in a structured environment that challenges students to cultivate an ordered life and to accept personal responsibility. AIS was founded with a dedication to teaching all of its students how to think, not what to think. AIS prepares students for a life of learning and growth so that over time informed ideas may enrich and improve their lives, the lives of their families and communities, and the changing world.
The Board recognizes the Director as its chief administrative officer, responsible for the day to day operations of the school. While the Board takes major responsibility for policy decisions, it seeks accurate information and recommendations about the needs of the school from the Director who also is responsible for implementing Board policies. The Director is considered the educational and administrative leader of the school and is expected to work closely with the staff and the Board to implement the founders' vision for the school.
Working with other administrators, the Director will be involved in coordinating curricular and extra- curricular development, overseeing staffing and staff development, furthering the development of an exciting new facility, and working to ensure the continued success of AIS students. The Director is considered the philosophical leader of the school and will be expected
to sustain and promote the founders' original mission and vision, in particular the ideal of serving all socio-economic groups equally.
The Board invites proven administrators to apply for this position if they have the following leadership qualities, skills and experiences:
● A minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position in an international school, or equivalent managerial experience in the public or private sector.
● Oral and/or written fluency in English and fluency in Spanish preferred.
● Prior experience in program research and development, faculty and staff hiring, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, school finance and public relations.
● Proven record of team building, inspiring leadership, and engendering trust in complex and challenging situations.
● Exemplary personal integrity
● Energy and enthusiasm for education, children, teachers, management and parents ● Professionalism, fairness, and honesty
● A good sense of humor, calm in the face of the unexpected, and a positive attitude
A comprehensive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate. Initially, a three-year contract will be offered which includes base salary and a package of benefits. The contract will provide for paid annual vacation as well as specified paid holidays.
How to Apply and What to Include