Job Opportunities at International School of Tanganyika (IST) October, 2018

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Job Opportunities at International School of Tanganyika (IST) October, 2018
IB Diploma Coordinator
IST Mission
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

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IST Vision
IST will be a global leader a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people. 
All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the  wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global. 
They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence.           Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.
All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.

Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:

  • Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions.
  • Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success.
  • Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and integrity.
  • Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
  • Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences.
IST Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values.  This plan is focused on three aims.

Personalized Learning:

  • Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
  • Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
  • Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
  • Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
  • Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
  • Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
  • Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning
Engaged Community:
Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses

Ensured Sustainability:

  • Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
  • Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
  • Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
  • Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
  • Align governing models with best practice
Summary of the Role
The IB Diploma Curriculum Coordinator reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning and is a crucial link between the school and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. S(he) is expected to maintain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the IB Diploma programme and to actively endorse and promote the principles which underpin it.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience: 2+ years’ IB DP coordinator
  • A Master’s Degree preferred with specialization in education, administration, or related fields
  • At least five years of relevant IB DP leadership and/or teaching experience (d) Teaching Credentials
Professional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Educational leader and outstanding teacher
  • Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams
  • Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders
  • Expert knowledge of IB Standards and Practices, and expert knowledge of the DP curriculum framework
Personal Attributes:

  • Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
  • Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
  • Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
  • Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing
The IB Diploma Curriculum Coordinator is accountable for:

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  • informing and advising the school administration regarding all aspects of the IB Diploma programme;
  • planning the IB Diploma programme in cooperation with the Director of Teaching and Learning and Secondary School Principal;
  • administering and monitoring students’ IB option choices;
  • maintaining accurate records of students’ subject choices and academic programmes;
  • counselling students individually with regard to their academic, emotional and social development;
  • liaising with the counsellors, team leaders, Director of Teaching and Learning, Principal or Vice Principal concerning the social and emotional needs of individual Gr. 11-12 students.
  • Overseeing the IB Diploma Scholarship programme and liaising with the G11-12 counselors, admissions, Secondary Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and Director as needed to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the programme.
  • maintaining regular contact with the IBO and assuming overall responsibility for administering, distributing, completing and returning all relevant documentation pertaining to the IB Diploma programme, including accreditation;
  • supporting and advising teaching staff regarding the administration of the IB Diploma programme and ensuring that all coursework and examination requirements are met by the stipulated deadlines;
  • Overseeing the curriculum documentation of the G11-12 courses of study;
  • administering the IB Extended Essay component and ensuring that students have appropriate supervisors;
  • liaising with the CAS Coordinator to ensure that an appropriate programme is in place and is effectively implemented;
  • liaising, as appropriate, with the MYP and PYP Coordinators;
  • drafting, issuing and administering the exam and invigilation timetables for the IB Diploma exams (including, when necessary, resit examinations);
  • drafting, issuing and administering the exam and invigilation timetables for ‘mock’ IB Diploma exams as required;
  • organising, attending and leading such IB information evenings as are required;
  • being available during the June-July holiday to receive, distribute, analyse and, if necessary, query and challenge the IB Diploma results;
  • preparing an annual report for the administration and Board following each examination session;
  • attending secondary leadership meetings and other meetings as required;
  • assessing the professional development needs of IB Diploma teachers and coordinating their participation in IB Diploma workshops in conjunction with the Director of Teaching and Learning;
  • representing the IB Diploma on school committees as and when necessary.
  • planning and leading in-house IBDP professional development sessions as and when necessary
  • organising and coordinating the annual Induction workshop.
  • Perform any other duties as designated by the Director of Teaching and Learning and Superiors

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