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Careers at HoK

International Faculty

Our teachers go through a rigorous application process and are appointed based on their professional qualification, experience and their demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching. Speaking only their native languages to the students, they bring their many years of experience as well as their culture into the classroom to create an inspiring multilingual environment. Because we believe so strongly in life-long learning, we also provide continued professional development for faculty through seminars, workshops and several in-house trainings throughout the school year.

Interested in joining the HoK team?

We are thrilled with your interest in our school! We are looking for individuals that are excited about working in a multicultural environment and whose collective goal is to inspire and equip children to become lifelong learners. Candidates should be team-oriented, compassionate, proactive, creative individuals who excel in collaborative cross-cultural environments.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we require all applicants to have a reference and criminal background check.

Admin & Support Staff

Early Years Lead Teacher

Job Description For: Lead Teacher

Location: Beijing

Report to: Group Education Director

Key Tasks: The Lead Teacher is responsible for all activities in the classroom. In addition to the regular teaching tasks; planning, teaching, observing and reporting, below are specified tasks that are directly linked to the Lead Teacher job description.

  • Education / Classroom Program
    • Plan and execute an in-class program based on the House of Knowledge Core Values; take an active role in setting medium term plans, weekly plans and daily plans.
    • Follow the International Early Years Curriculum in classroom teaching.
    • Schedule, plan and execute all classroom field-trips, special guests, class events, exchanges, etc., seeking approval and support from the school, and communicating any and all relevant details with the Principal and Operation Manager.
    • Be observant of the individual needs of each child, engaging them in activities required to aid them in their personal and positive development of all areas and objectives listed in HoK c ethods and forms.
    • Facilitate and conduct student observations using designated murriculum.
  • Parent Relationships / Communications
    • Prepare and host termly Parent-Teacher development talks and twice a term; Parent Coffees, as scheduled by the Principal.
    • Issue weekly Parent Newsletter.
    • Establish an ongoing and pleasant line of communication with parents, ensuring parents are well-informed of their child’s progress and development.
    • Remain professional and approachable for any parent concerns and/or feedback.
  • Budget/Classroom Management
    • Adhere to purchasing and budget guidelines (see Procurement, Purchasing and Inventory Management section)
    • Responsible for reporting maintenance issues and the general maintenance of all classroom equipment (including all toys, books, games, furniture, etc.)
    • Appropriately display all current classroom projects and relevant classroom information.
    • Take responsibility for the cleanliness, tidiness and good hygiene of the classroom.
  • Team Management
    • Supervise, instruct, and motivate teaching team through regular feedback, and positive communication.
    • Hold regular meetings with the teaching team to ensure that all team members are on the same page and that task distribution is fair and clear to all team members.
  • School Relationships and Events
    • Work effectively and closely with other teaching and administrative staff in meetings, projects and/or other school events.
    • Assist other teachers/classes with the translation of school materials and communications (for example, the weekly Parent Newsletter).
    • Participate in extra-curricular activities and events included, but not limited to, those listed in the HoK yearly calendar.
    • Participate in all professional development opportunities presented by HoK.
    • Participate in seasonal decorations of the campus, using student-made and purchased decorations for inside classrooms and the designated Holiday Inventory for general campus decorations, as directed by HoK.
  • Student development record
    • To facilitate and conduct ongoing assessment on each child throughout the year. Be prepared for the parent teacher conferences to discuss their children’s development at HoK. Make sure the portfolio of each child in the class presents their growth through out the year.
    • Prepare learning stories that document the learning path for each child in her/his classroom.

Key Goals:

  • Children are progressing in all aspects of the curriculum, as documented by the observation reports.
  • Parents and teachers have a good relationship, and parents are informed about their children’s progress.
  • The budget is adhered to without sacrificing quality of education.
  • The in-class teaching team are working positively together and are well informed about all school activities.
  • The teacher is an active and valuable member of HoK community as a whole.

Professionalism

  • Welcomes visitors in the building or classrooms.
  • Answers questions professionally and positively for inquiring guests.
  • Where appropriate, present at parent conferences.
  • Follows HOK Staff Handbook, rules and policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Responsible for approximately 180 days of instruction and an additional 15-20 teachers professional development days, including orientation and in-service training prior to school commencing.
  • Demonstrates interest in professional growth and participates in ways to support professional growth.
  • Communicates effectively with parents and staff.
  • Shows positive attitude to parents and staff.
  • Prepares positive and peaceful working environment.
  • Arrives at work promptly for scheduled times.
  • Keeps school internal information confidential.

Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified Early Childhood Educator.
  • 2+ years teaching experience.
  • Musical and artistic interests are considered valuable skills.
  • Native speaker of the main language taught in their class (conversational in English if they are leading a non-English focused class).
  • Basic computer skills.

Apply now! Send your cover letter, resume, copies of qualifications and references to: betty.lu@hokschools.com

Teaching Staff
2019-2020

Principal

Reporting Line: CEO

Cooperation: Principal Elementary, Principal Early Years

Purpose:  The Principal ensures that the campus flourishes as a showcase of good Early Years education, is in high demand by families and brought to life by qualified and committed educators.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizational Development
    · Contribute to the development of group-wide standard operating procedures (SOPs) through meetings, document creation and review
    · Implement new SOPs for pilot projects and evaluate feasibility

 

  • Campus
    · Lead the entire kindergarten operations with a strong focus on academic quality and enrolment
    · Manage operating expenses in line with budget
    · Develop a work place culture in which the success of the kindergarten is a responsibility shared and embraced by all team members
    · Monitor, evaluate and review the impact of policies, priorities and targets of the kindergarten in practice, and provide advice for improvement to House of Knowledge management
    · Maintain an environment that promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement and good behavior
    · Evaluate the quality of teaching and learning and standards of achievement of all children in the kindergarten through regular classroom visits, and other methods
    · Conduct staff training to ensure a consistent approach to teaching across all educators
    · Maintain an effective partnership with parents and the wider community to support and improve children’s achievement and personal development
    · Ensure that parents and students are well informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress and about the contribution they can make in supporting their child’s learning and achieving the kindergarten’s targets for improvement
    · Plan, allocate, support and evaluate work undertaken by groups, teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities in a manner consistent with conditions of employment
    · Assist in preparation of reports to authorities, accrediting bodies, and others to enable them to play their part effectively
    · Conduct public events to promote enrolment in cooperation with the admissions and marketing department
Elementary Lead Teacher (English or German)

LOCATION: Beijing, China        

CAMPUS: Shunyi

CATEGORY: Elementary Education

TYPE: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Elementary Lead Teacher to join our trilingual Elementary School. The Elementary Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic and social-emotional growth and development of all children in their classroom. Our programs are divided into Kindergarten (5-6 years) and Elementary (6-11 years) age classrooms. The Elementary Lead Teacher develops partnerships with parents/caregivers to engage and encourage their participation in the program. The Elementary Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance regarding all children’s personal and school internal information and works collegially with other staff members of House of Knowledge

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage classroom with up to 20 children
• Manage a team of three other Co- and Team Teachers
• Plan and deliver project units based on the International Primary Curriculum (including ESL/English Language Art or German, Mathematics, World Studies), utilizing a broad range of appropriate techniques, strategies and materials
• Develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning objectives
• Participate in school events, extracurricular activities and in other supporting tasks as needed (e.g., proofreading of letters, marketing activities etc.)
• Academic assessment and portfolio documentation
• Maintain partnership and effective home-school communication with parents/caregivers
• Maintain team meetings, support, guidance and be a role model for other teaching staff
• Ensure a safe, healthy, exciting, challenging and collaborative learning environment

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Bachelor’s degree or above
• Valid Elementary teacher accreditation/certification
• 2+ years of teaching experience at Elementary School
• English or German native speaker
• Dedication to international, multicultural, visionary education and positive school culture
• Excellent communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as professional attitude/disposition
• Ability to effectively manage a classroom, plan, organize and implement educational activities
• Ability to effectively manage a team of teachers
• Ability to make decisions on behalf of children to protect their well-being
• Intellectual agility, open-mindedness, confidence, stress resistance
• Ability to manage confidential information
• Basic IT proficiency
• Additional skills in areas such as music, sports, technology, arts and crafts are an advantage

Apply now! Send your cover letter, resume, copies of qualifications and references to: hr@hokschools.com

Early Years Lead Teacher (English or German)

LOCATION: Beijing, China        

CAMPUS: Shunyi

CATEGORY: Early Years Education

TYPE: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Elementary Lead Teacher to join our trilingual Elementary School. The Elementary Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic and social-emotional growth and development of all children in their classroom. Our programs are divided into Kindergarten (5-6 years) and Elementary (6-11 years) age classrooms. The Elementary Lead Teacher develops partnerships with parents/caregivers to engage and encourage their participation in the program. The Elementary Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance regarding all children’s personal and school internal information and works collegially with other staff members of House of Knowledge

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage classroom with up to 20 children
• Manage a team of three other Co- and Team Teachers
• Plan and deliver project units based on the International Primary Curriculum (including ESL/English Language Art or German, Mathematics, World Studies), utilizing a broad range of appropriate techniques, strategies and materials
• Develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning objectives
• Participate in school events, extracurricular activities and in other supporting tasks as needed (e.g., proofreading of letters, marketing activities etc.)
• Academic assessment and portfolio documentation
• Maintain partnership and effective home-school communication with parents/caregivers
• Maintain team meetings, support, guidance and be a role model for other teaching staff
• Ensure a safe, healthy, exciting, challenging and collaborative learning environment

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Bachelor’s degree or above
• Valid Elementary teacher accreditation/certification
• 2+ years of teaching experience at Elementary School
• English or German native speaker
• Dedication to international, multicultural, visionary education and positive school culture
• Excellent communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as professional attitude/disposition
• Ability to effectively manage a classroom, plan, organize and implement educational activities
• Ability to effectively manage a team of teachers
• Ability to make decisions on behalf of children to protect their well-being
• Intellectual agility, open-mindedness, confidence, stress resistance
• Ability to manage confidential information
• Basic IT proficiency
• Additional skills in areas such as music, sports, technology, arts and crafts are an advantage

Apply now! Send your cover letter, resume, copies of qualifications and references to: hr@hokschools.com

ESL Teacher

LOCATION: Beijing, China                

CAMPUS: Various             

CATEGORY: Early Childhood and  Elementary Education

TYPE: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic ESL Teacher to join our international Kindergarten and Elementary School. The ESL Teacher works across multiple classrooms effectively and closely with other team members. The ESL Teacher plans lessons in consultation with the Lead Teacher and maintains a positive and appropriate educational environment. The ESL Teacher creates a program that meets the intellectual and emotional needs of all children. Our programs are divided into preschool/Pre-K (3-5 years), Kindergarten (5-6 years) and Elementary (6-11 years) age classrooms. The ESL Teacher develops partnerships with parents/caregivers to engage and encourage their participation in the program. The ESL Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance regarding all children’s personal and school internal information and works collegially with other staff members of House of Knowledge.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage ESL groups across multiple classrooms
• Plan and deliver lessons based on the ESL “Jolly Phonics” program, utilizing a broad range of appropriate techniques, strategies and materials
• Develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning objectives
• Participate in school events, extracurricular activities and in other supporting tasks as needed (e.g., proofreading of marketing material etc.)
• Academic assessment and portfolio documentation
• Maintain partnership and communication with parents/caregivers
• Maintain team meetings, support, guidance and be a role model for other teaching staff
• Ensure a safe, healthy, exciting, challenging and collaborative learning environment

QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Bachelor’s degree or above
• English native speaker
• ESL Teacher Training Certification – TESL, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, etc. with a minimum of 120h of coursework and practical teaching experience from an accredited ESL training institution
• 2+ years of teaching experience in ESL
• Dedication to international, multicultural, visionary education and positive school culture
• Excellent communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as professional attitude/disposition
• Ability to effectively manage groups of students, plan, organize and implement educational activities
• Ability to make decisions on behalf of children to protect their well-being
• Intellectual agility, open-mindedness, confidence, stress resistance
• Ability to manage confidential information
• Basic IT proficiency
• Additional skills in areas such as music, sports, technology, arts and crafts are an advantage

Apply now! Send your cover letter, resume, copies of qualifications and references to: hr@hokschools.com

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