Position Title: Preschool Teacher (full-time)
Immediate Supervisor: Head of Preschool
Location: German International School Chicago, 1726 W Berteau Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Start Date: August 2019
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs(at)germanschoolchicago.com
About the School
The German International School Chicago (GISC) is a private, non-profit, bilingual IB World School. GISC opened its doors in 2009 and is offering classes for students from Pre-K – Grade 8 during the 2018-2019 school year. The school intends to grow to the completion of high school.
GISC’s curriculum is taught mainly in German with a multicultural approach. GISC welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities. Students learn in a supportive and individualized environment that nurtures curiosity and creativity while fostering global awareness. GISC students – fluent in German and English – will become well-rounded, creative, responsible, and tolerant global citizens.
To extend our team, we are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic preschool teacher for our German Immersion Preschool classes. The ideal candidate will create a warm and fun environment and incorporate educational programs that assist in our children’s development. The Preschool Teacher is a team player, and will work in a group with another preschool teacher and a maximum of 16 students ages 2-5 who have not yet entered Kindergarten. They will be responsible for monitoring and teaching children in our program and developing curricular units. As an integral part of GISC’s Preschool Team, this person will develop a strong understanding of GISC, its mission, philosophy, values, and goals, and support the Preschool Team. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about preschoolers, their needs and learning, gets to know their families, represents the school to visitors, and is passionate about assisting students’, parents’, and visitors’ needs. This person reports directly to the Head of Preschool and indirectly to the School Director, and will work collaboratively with other Faculty & Staff members.
Essential Job Functions
Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the US (preferred); submit to a criminal background check upon hire
Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Benefits: Include health, dental, and vision insurance, generous vacation days, and a 401k
We look forward to receiving your application!