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Philosophy

The School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin in relation to hiring, salary, benefits, retention or promotion at the school.

The school will hire only the best, most highly qualified and experienced professional staff available. Preference is given to candidates with overseas experience, specific experience with the International Baccalaureate programs, and/or ability to coach or supervise other extra-curricular activities that are part of the school program. Other qualifications are based on research into effective teaching and assessment, collaborative skills, and other characteristics indicating a history of effective work with young people similar to those we serve.

 

Current Openings

If you are interested in one of these positions or if you know a professional interested to working with us, please click on the link next to the opening position and  attach your letter of intent and resume.

 

ACADEMIA COTOPAXI - OPENINGS 2019-2020

 

Openings - Apply Here

 

Academia Cotopaxi is opening the recruitment season for 2019-2020. Below you will find a short description of each position.

PYP COORDINATOR

Requirements:

  • Proficient use of English
  • Proven experience in conducting International Baccalaureate (PYP)
  • At least 3 years coordinating & implementing PYP program
  • PYP certification. Master’s degree preferred.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH

Requirements:

  • Certification and/or experience as a classroom teacher.
  • Earned BA or BS,  master’s degree preferred, in an applicable field.
  • Background and documented successful experience with classroom use of instructional technology.
  • Experience with curriculum development and staff development activities.
  • Preferred experience in Student Centered Coaching, and Assets Based Approach to staff development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others and individually.

 

LEADERSHIP OPENING

Director of Technology

Technology at Academia Cotopaxi exists to support the instructional program and the administrative operation of the school.  The main force behind the technology department is the facilitation of learning and communication throughout the organization, from the individual student up through the administrative structure.  The Director of Technology is responsible for the overall coordination of the technology program at Academia Cotopaxi.

Key areas of responsibility:

1. Provides leadership to assure the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the overall development of the technology program at Academia Cotopaxi.

  • Infrastructure development and maintenance
  • Instructional Technology Application and Dissemination
  • Staff Development

2. Provides for individual help in use of technology in instruction to staff members when requested;

3. The Director of Technology facilitates the development and implementation of:

  • strategies for the integration of technology into instructional practice via the instructional standards and benchmarks developed for each content area;
  • structures for the periodic review of the levels of integration of technology into the instructional and learning processes;
  • plans for regular professional growth for staff in using educational technology; training programs on the use of software applications, hardware, and related equipment; a technology orientation for all few faculty prior to the beginning of the school year.

4. Assures that recommendations regarding instructional hardware and software correlate with adopted Standards and Benchmarks.

5.Coordinates the budget process related to all hardware and software, including communication with vendors, negotiation of prices and contracts, and departmental-level approval of projects and purchasing.

6. Participates in the development of institutional policies on computer administration and security.

7. Develops appropriate procedures for the implementation of adopted institutional policies.

8. Assures that documents specifying network procedures, passwords, operating instructions, etc. for the Technology Department manual are developed and maintained.

Profile:

  • Certification and/or experience as a school administrator, as well as a classroom teacher. (at least 5 years)
  • Earned master’s degree in an applicable field- MEd in Educational Technology or similar.
  • Background and documented successful experience with classroom use of instructional technology, preferably with additional experience with curriculum and staff development activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others, individually and in groups.
  • Fluent Spanish highly preferred.
  • Creative, patient, problem solving. Experience in design thinking (preferred).
  • Empathetic with students and parents’ needs
  • Experience developing and maintaining maker space.
  • Some experience in digital fabrication.
  • Fun to work with. 

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

Kindergarten Teacher

Homeroom Teacher Grade 1- 5 (1 POSITION)

ES Art

MS Science

IB Math

IB Biology

MS Language Arts/ Social Studies (MS Humanities)

HS Spanish (Tentative)

Grade 3 Teacher (Tentative)

 

For all these positions the requirements are:

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3 years teaching experience in the field.
  • Proficient use of English

 

Openings - Apply Here

 

Administrative & Educational Support Positions

  • Medical Officer (Doctor)
  • Receptionist

Please submit your application through our website (see the bottom above)

Ongoing Opportunities

Teacher Substitutes

Academia Cotopaxi needs Teacher Substitutes. Here is what we look for:

  • English: Native Speaker or complete fluency with all aspects of English language
  • Background in education and/or degree in education
  • Experience as a teacher (preferred) - Elementary, Middle and High School
  • Experienced in English for High School (IB)
  • Immediate availability or as part of our available resources

Availability - Depends on teacher absences and needs of the school – day by day needs.
If interested please send your resume to: recruitment@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

Academia Cotopaxi needs experienced English teachers for The ONE Institute (our language learning center). Here is what we look for:

  • English: Native Speaker or complete fluency with all aspects of English language
  • Background in education, language learning or business English.
  • Experience as a teacher and degree in education (preferred).
  • Immediate availability or as part of our available resources.
  • Work authorization for Ecuador.

Send your resume to: recruitment@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

 

Future Opportunities

Academia Cotopaxi also seeks qualified candidates for various teaching and administrative positions. If you are interested in applying and having your CV on file for future openings, please complete the following application

 

Recruiting Resources

We advertise all our openings on our school website as well as our faculty openings on the websites of several international recruitment organizations:

  • Search Associates
  • International Schools Services
  • AASSA
  • UNI
  • TIE

We attend several international recruitment fairs every year to interview possible candidates. Interested applicants are invited to review current openings and requirements to see if there is a position for which they are qualified.

All applications are reviewed but we are unable to respond to the hundreds of applications we receive annually. Candidates whose profile matches our needs will be contacted directly.

 

Be Aware of Potential Recruiting Scams

Academia Cotopaxi has been alerted by schools in various parts of the world that teachers seeking overseas employment have been approached by various individuals or groups running scams and requesting money.

These individuals/groups claim to be a reputable school (or assume the identity of an existing, reputable school) and ask teachers and/or administrators seeking overseas employment to send them money to assist in the payment of a work visa, interview or application fees, plane tickets, or other recruitment related costs. Please know that no legitimate school will ask any teacher or administrator to pay them to obtain a job and/or work visa. If you have been asked by an international school to send money to cover such costs, you are probably the target of an elaborate scam. Be aware that these fraudulent activities seem to becoming more frequent. Do not send money or pass on banking information to any school seeking professionals to come work with them.

All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information. You may also contact the Human Resources Director, if you have any questions related to the recruitment process.

 

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