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When you work at International School of Brooklyn, you are part of a community of experienced education professionals who are deeply invested in their work.

We actively recruit and select teachers and administrators who embrace the mission and core values of our school and who will be invested in the success of our students. ISB is an inspiring and collaborative workplace environment, where ideas and camaraderie are exchanged in multiple languages! ISB supports ongoing professional development for staff and faculty  by providing robust access to professional learning and dedicated time for structured collaboration.

International School of Brooklyn is dedicated to ensuring that our school’s commitment to an inclusive and just world is reflected in all aspects of our school: in our classrooms, school culture, policies, and practices. ISB’s comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires all staff and faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work, training, and reflection around identity, anti-racism, and anti-bias.

All staff and faculty members are expected to promote an inclusive and equitable school community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

Employment Opportunities

  • Middle School Math Teacher (Start August 2024)

    The ideal candidate is one who understands and enjoys working with adolescents (ages 11-14), who inspires students to love math, and who can break down mathematical concepts clearly and in an age-appropriate manner. Other desired attributes include a growth mindset, patience, positivity, and flexibility. The candidate must be capable of teaching any course from 6th grade Pre-Algebra through 8th grade Algebra I.

    Description of Position

    • Teach multiple sections of 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade math classes
    • Serve as a Homeroom advisor for a group of middle school students
    • Help run division-wide clubs, electives, and/or standardized test prep sessions when needed
    • Write detailed narrative reports twice per year
    • Write recommendations in support of students’ high school applications (as needed)
    • Develop unit planners in line with the IB’s philosophy, including hands-on investigations and real-world projects
    • Foster a positive, inquiry-based learning environment
    • Support students outside of class as needed during the school day
    • Provide timely and consistent feedback to students and families
    • Communicate effectively and build strong partnerships with students, families, and colleagues
    • Attend and chaperone annual overnight trips (as needed)

    Qualifications:

    • Teaching experience, preferably in a middle school setting; experience teaching in an independent, international, or IB school is a plus
    • Degree in mathematics or education, and/or significant experience and skill with
      teaching math
    • Familiarity with and commitment to inquiry-based learning
    • Supportive, student-centered approach and ability to differentiate instruction
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Effective classroom management skills with knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including Google Suite
    • Collaborative spirit and a commitment to being a team player
    • Dedication to professional growth and participation in school-wide initiatives
    • Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

    To Apply:
    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Katie Rogers, Director of Middle School, at jobs@isbrooklyn.org, and include “Math Teacher” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

    Salary Range: $61,940-$101,895+ (faculty salary scale with 1– 30+ years teaching experience)

  • Part-Time High School Placement Coordinator and Registrar (Start August 2024)

    International School of Brooklyn seeks an energetic, hardworking, self-directed part-time High School Placement Coordinator and Registrar for the 2024-25 school year and beyond.

    Job Description
    Reporting to the Middle School Director, the High School Placement Coordinator and Registrar provides leadership, information, and individualized support to our students and families to prepare them for and help them navigate their high school options. The person in this role also serves as the school’s registrar, with responsibility for managing student transcripts and other records.

    Qualifications & Skills
    The applicant for this position should have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
    • Admissions or ex-missions experience desired, with knowledge of the public and private high school application process ideal.
    • Experience working closely with middle school aged students, faculty and parents.
    • Experience working with a wide range of personalities, intellectual interests, and academic achievement.
    • A dedication to being approachable and accessible to all families.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • The ability to communicate with inspiration, vision, strategy, and clarity.
    • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and doing the work to support a diverse and international community.
    • Cultural competency and skills for engaging with, and learning from, people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
    • A social nature and a keen understanding of cultivating and strengthening relationships.
    • Commitment to sharing knowledge, perspective and working collaboratively.
    • Excellent attention to detail, professional attitude, good judgment, a high level of integrity, and a strong work ethic.
    • Openness and receptiveness to feedback.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands, as well as follow-through skills to ensure completion of goals and objectives.
    • Appreciation and affection for the joy of leading students with energy, warmth, and humor.
    • Comfort with delivering classroom instruction to a middle school audience (as needed)
    • Familiarity with MySchools, Ravenna, the SAO, and Gateway, preferred.

    General Responsibilities:

    • Serve as an academic counselor for seventh and eighth grade families to educate them on all aspects of the high school search and application process.
    • Deliver presentations and maintain regular communication with parents throughout each stage of the process.
    • Conduct in person counseling meetings with each family in 7th Grade Spring and 8th Grade.
    • Fall, and hold additional individual family meetings as needed.
    • Manage and update application platforms (i.e. MySchools, Ravenna, Gateway, SAO databases) and school portals during admissions season with student data and required ex-missions materials.
    • Communicate effectively with high school admissions teams and the Department of Education.
    • Lead the preparation of students for interviews, writing samples, portfolios, etc…
    • Write unique recommendation letters for students as needed, and collaborate closely with our 8th Grade teachers on recommendation letter submissions.
    • Manage the registration and/or administration of relevant standardized tests, including the TACHS, SSAT, ISEE and SHSAT.
    • Track student absences for school visits and interviews and update ISB attendance.
    • Maintain up to date knowledge of high schools by attending Open Houses, Tours, and Information Sessions.
    • Be willing and able to cover classes and other supervisory periods when needed.
    • Participate in student life of the school community through activities.
    • As registrar, be responsible for generating and uploading transcripts to admissions portals, including those of students applying out from grades K-7.
    • Help maintain the school’s attendance and student grade records.
    • Assist in the completion of federal, state and city surveys as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

    To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Katie Rogers, Director of Middle School, at jobs@isbrooklyn.org, and include “HS Placement Coordinator and Registrar” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

    Salary Range $37,500 to $42,500 (based on experience).

  • Middle School Counselor (Start August 2024)

    Job Description:
    Reporting to the Middle School Director, the Middle School Counselor provides individual counseling and referral for G6-G8 students as appropriate; and coordinates support with teachers, administrators, parents, and outside professionals. As a critical part of the students’ learning experience, the Middle School Counselor provides a range of direct and indirect services through the identification and intervention of students’ social/emotional needs. The Middle School Counselor will also be expected to participate in curriculum development for social-emotional learning throughout the Middle School, and co-teach our Health and Wellness classes.

    Qualifications & Skills:
    The applicant for this position should have:

    • Master’s Degree or higher in psychology, social work, mental health or school counseling.
    • Minimum 2 years of counseling experience with adolescent children and families.
    • Substantial experience in classroom management techniques.
    • Strong behavioral therapy skills, with experience in individual therapy, group therapy, social skills training, and consultation/collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
    • Experience providing psychological support to a diverse and inclusive community, with familiarity with language acquisition learning environments.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and doing the work to support a diverse and international community.
    • Cultural competency and skills for engaging with, and learning from, people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
    • Commitment to sharing clinical knowledge, perspective and working collaboratively
    • Excellent attention to detail, professional attitude, good judgment, a high level of integrity, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands, as well as follow-through skills to ensure completion of goals and objectives.
    • Comfort with delivering classroom instruction to a middle school audience.

    General Responsibilities:

    • Develop and support a comprehensive Middle School counseling program that aims to promote student well-being, provides preventative services and responds to students’ emotional, psychological, academic, and social needs.
    • Assume a leadership role in collaborations to support positive mental health and design programs to meet the needs of students, families, and faculty.
    • As a member of the Student Support Team, work collaboratively with the Lower School Counselor, Learning Specialists, Division Director, and other members of faculty, staff, and administration.
    • Advance the school’s commitment to inclusion and anti-racism and ensure that every student is seen, heard, treated fairly, and protected across their multiple identities.
    • Anticipate challenges to belonging and identify structures to strengthen equity and inclusion, with a cultural competency comfort level to collaborate on subsequent interventions and accountability models.
    • Develop strong relationships with external professionals to ensure that students are connected with resources when needed or appropriate, including referrals for support.
    • Participation in school community activities and events, such as curriculum night and
      admissions events, as needed.
    • Maintain detailed plans and records with regard to each student’s progress and/or behavioral data.
    • Teach or co-teach the middle school Health and Wellness classes.
    • Write recommendations in support of students’ high school applications (as needed)
    • Support High School Placement Coordinators as they work to counsel families through the high school admissions process.
    • Attend and chaperone annual overnight trips and other school events (as needed)
    • Other responsibilities as required or assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor

    Student Support:

    • Identify developmental, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral needs of students in Grades 6-8, and assist with planning to meet these needs.
    • Support the children’s physical, social, emotional, sensory, academic, and language needs.
    • Practice culturally sensitive advising and counseling and stay up-to-date on best practices.
    • Execute student risk assessments based on best professional practices and use data to identify student issues, needs, and challenges.
    • Conduct informal/formal assessments of children as well as implement, update, and collaborate with communication.

    Teacher Support:

    • Provide classroom support as needed via collaboration with teachers to plan and co-lead
      group activities in the classroom.
    • Develop action plans in collaboration with teachers and administrators for students needing support.
    • Create, implement, and model behavioral plans and interventions.

    Family Support:

    • Offer parent workshops and faculty training on topics related to child development social-emotional learning and provide support on student psychological concerns.
    • Provide consultation and outreach for families in a culturally responsive manner.
    • Co-treat with other therapists purposefully.
    • Coordinate and communicate with outside therapists as needed.

    To Apply:
    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Katie Rogers, Director of Middle School, at jobs@isbrooklyn.org, and include “Middle School Counselor” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

    Salary Range: $61,940-$101,895+ (faculty salary scale with 1– 30+ years teaching experience)

  • Lower School French Teacher (Start August 2024)

    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 IB curriculum. Candidates should hold a degree in Education and have at least two years of head teaching experience in a Lower School setting and be fluent in French.

    Qualification requirements:
    Candidates should enjoy creating learning experiences designed to nurture the development of the whole child in a strong inquiry-based learning environment. Experience working with elementary-aged children with an ability to display effective classroom management is important in this role. Duties include teaching French literacy in diverse contexts, mathematics, social studies, and science in French and through the lens of the unit of inquiry. Teachers in this role should enjoy working closely with the grade-level team and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of PYP is a plus. Other ideal attributes include commitment, patience, strong classroom management skills, positive energy, a sense of humor, and commitment to making the curriculum accessible to all types of learners.

    Applying for this position:
    Interested candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter to Rosa Torres at jobs@isbrooklyn.org and include “General Education Teacher” in the subject line of the email.

    Salary Range: $63,428K-$101,895K (based on teaching experience).

  • Seasonal Substitute Teacher

    Seasonal substitutes/school aides provide support across the school on a daily basis and work approximately 35 hours per week. This position reports to the Division Directors and Enrichment Programs Director. Candidates should have a college degree, experience working with children, and demonstrate some proficiency using digital or online platforms 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. Proficiency in French or Spanish is also a plus.

    Salary Range: $25/hour

    Applying to this position: Interested candidates should email letters of interest and resumes to Rosa Torres at jobs@isbrooklyn.org.

  • Middle School PE and Health Teacher and Athletics Coordinator

    International School of Brooklyn seeks a dynamic, hardworking, self-directed full-time Physical and Health Education Teacher for the 2024-25 school year and beyond. This person will also ideally take on the role of Athletics Coordinator of our Middle School Athletics program.

    The ideal candidate is one who understands and enjoys working with adolescents (ages 11-14), who inspires students to love and value physical and health education. Other desired attributes include a growth mindset, patience, positivity, and flexibility.

    The candidate must be capable of teaching 6-8th Grade students in both PE and Health.

    Description of Position

    • Teach multiple sections of 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade PE and Health classes
    • Serve as a Homeroom advisor for a group of middle school students
    • Write detailed narrative reports twice per year
    • Write recommendations in support of students’ high school applications (as needed)
    • Develop unit planners in line with the IB’s philosophy
    • Foster a positive, inquiry-based learning environment 
    • Support students outside of class as needed during the school day
    • Provide timely and consistent feedback to students and families 
    • Communicate effectively and build strong partnerships with students, families, and colleagues
    • Attend and chaperone annual overnight trips (as needed)
    • Coordinate the middle school athletics program, including securing coaches for soccer, basketball, and track seasons

    Qualifications:

    • Teaching experience, preferably in a middle school setting; experience teaching in an independent, international, or IB school is a plus
    • Degree in education, and/or significant experience and skill with teaching PE and Health
    • Familiarity with and commitment to inquiry-based learning
    • Supportive, student-centered approach and ability to differentiate instruction
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Effective classroom management skills with knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including Google Suite
    • Collaborative spirit and a commitment to being a team player
    • Dedication to professional growth and participation in school-wide initiatives

    Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

    To Apply:
    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Katie Rogers, Director of Middle School, at jobs@isbrooklyn.org, and include “PE and Health Teacher” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

    Salary Range: $61,940-$101,895+ (faculty salary scale with 1– 30+ years teaching experience)

Benefit options available to
eligible International School of
Brooklyn employees include:

  • Fully Paid Individual Health Insurance 
  • Health Reimbursement Account 
  • Dental and Vision Cost Share
  • Life Insurance Coverage for All Eligible Employees
  • Parental Leave Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan and Employer Matching Program
  • Voluntary Insurance Coverage, Including Long-term Disability Coverage 
  • Worker’s Compensation Benefits
  • NYS Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account Benefit Plan
  • Commuter Transit and Parking Benefit Plan
  • Graduate School Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Reduced Fees for Enrichment Programs 
  • French and Spanish Language Class Reimbursement Program
  • Robust Professional Development Support

Professional Development

ISB supports ongoing professional development for staff and faculty  by providing robust access to professional learning and dedicated time for structured collaboration. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Participation in local, national, and international conferences and trainings
  • International Baccalaureate workshops
  • Weekly early dismissal of students to allow for faculty planning meetings
  • Periodic professional development days
  • Monthly lunch and learns open to all staff and faculty

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion and Anti-racist Education

International School of Brooklyn is dedicated to ensuring that our school’s commitment to an inclusive and just world is reflected in all aspects of our school: in our classrooms, school culture, policies, and practices. ISB’s comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires all staff and faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work, training, and reflection around identity, anti-racism, and anti-bias. All staff and faculty members are expected to promote an inclusive and equitable school community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

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.