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The ISF Academy

 

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (The ISF Academy) has a deep commitment to Hong Kong, inspiring Foundation Year to Grade 12 learners to act as empowered global stewards since our establishment in 2003. As an internationally accredited private independent school, our unique student-focused academic curriculum and experiential learning programs are deeply rooted in Chinese culture combined with a truly bi-lingual and intercultural learning environment. ISF’s exceptional IB DP performance has promoted graduates to the world’s most prestigious universities to continue their next stage of learning. The school currently has around 2000 students and 400 employees. We are now seeking an energetic, qualified, and experienced candidate to fill the following position:

 

Faculty Staff

 

Biology Teacher – Secondary School (IB MYP Science and DP Biology) (Ref: BIOT/20181204_isf)

 

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education
  • Solid experience in teaching across Grades 6 to 10 students is highly preferred
  • Knowledge in and experience of teaching IB MYP Science and DP Biology is also highly preferred
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 

Chinese Teacher – Primary School (Ref: PRI/CHIT/20190108_isf)

 

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education.
  • Proficient in Chinese; Putonghua proficiency test at least level 2A
  • IB trainer/knowledge/experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably

Application Deadline: 23 January 2019

 
 

Chinese Teacher – Secondary School (Ref: SEC/CHIT/20190116_isf)

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education.
  • Proficient in Chinese; Putonghua proficiency test at least level 2A
  • IB trainer/knowledge/experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 

Design Technology Teacher – Secondary School (IB MYP Design) (Ref: DTT/20181204_isf)

 

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education
  • Solid experience in teaching across Grades 6 to 10 students using an integrated approach experiencing Materials, Systems, Robotics and Fashion Design in an extremely well-resourced subject area
  • Knowledge in and experience of teaching IB MYP Design is preferable
  • Strong commitment to STEM education, a dedicated Makerspace is provided at school
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 

Drama and Classroom Teacher, Primary School (Ref: PS/DCT/20181221_isf)

 

Our Performing Arts department requires a Drama and Classroom Teacher for August 2019. We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a passionate, committed Primary teacher of drama to work in a school equipped with professional facilities and places a high value on the performing arts.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent qualifications e.g. PGDE / PGCE
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Drama / Performing Arts is preferable
  • Prior experience in teaching Primary school
  • Good command of written and spoken English, experience in a bilingual working environment is an advantageous
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Apple Mac OS

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 

 

English Teacher – Secondary School (IB MYP / DP) (Ref: ENGT/20181128_isf)

 

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education
  • Solid experience in teaching across Grades 6 to 10 as well as  the continuum of Language Acquisition- Language and Literature is highly preferred
  • Knowledge in and experience of teaching IB DP Language Acquisition is also highly preferred
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 

Head Teacher Librarian, Primary (Ref: PS/HTL/20181220_isf)

The Head Teacher Librarian is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Primary Library (‘Library’), including supervision of all Library-based learning and instructional programs, collections, budget and Primary Library staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute strategic plans for the Library and all related programs
  • Manage and develop the Library collection (including printed, non-printed, multimedia reading materials as well as databases) in both Chinese and English in support of the Primary School curriculum
  • Supervise the Library teacher librarians and administrative staff to ensure efficient daily operation of the Library in support of student and parent needs
  • Educate all students to be self-sufficient, lifelong, and technology-proficient learners, who understand how to retrieve, critically evaluate, manage, and use information
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff to integrate the use of Library’s resources into the curriculum
  • Work with teachers in the development and timely evaluation of Library programs to ensure its services continue to meet the needs of the ISF community
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop literature-based reading programs in support of inquiry-based learning which incorporates transferable information literacy skills
  • Measure Library performance in its provision of resources, facilities, programs and service against current ISF policies, practices, standards and benchmarks
  • Evaluate student learning to provide evidence of progress in information literary and reading competence
  • Initiate, facilitate and plan reading programs (including summer, weekends, and after school programs), author visits, and any other educational or promotional activities                                      

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education other relevant discipline with PGCE / PGDE
  • Professional qualification in Librarianship / Information Management / Information Science is desirable
  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience within an educational organization
  • Extensive knowledge of library management systems, technologies, and standards
  • Have a good understanding of primary school curriculum standards in various subjects, especially in the elements related to information literacy and reading literacy
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, including Mandarin
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Apple Mac OS and Chinese word processing

Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

 
 

Humanities Teacher – Secondary School [IB MYP Individuals and Socieities (Humanities)] (Ref:HUMANT/20181204_isf)

 

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education
  • Solid experience in teaching Humanities across Grades 6 to 10 students using an integrated approach with a strong focus on inquiry and investigation is preferred
  • Knowledge in and experience of teaching IB DP, especially in Business, Economics, Geography, History and Psychology, is an added advantage
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably.

Application Deadline:  1 February 2019

 

Mathematics Teacher – Secondary School (KS3 or KS4 or IB MYP Mathematics) (Ref: MATHT/20190111_isf)

 

The two ideal candidates will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in education
  • Solid experience in teaching across Grades 6 to 10 students is required
  • Knowledge in and experience of teaching IB MYP / DP Mathematics
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous
  • Strong IT and curriculum development skills will be regarded favorably

Application Deadline:  1 February 2019

 

 

Summer Helper (Ref: SH/20190111_isf)

 

Job Responsibilities:

Each summer helper will gain on-the-job training by working closely with his/her peers and supervisor. He/she will develop skills in problem solving, professional communication and time management. 

  • Support daily operations in the assigned department and maintain high level of service
  • Participate in school projects and events
  • Handle school data and maintain good record with check and balance
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal and external parties to ensure smooth procedure  
  • Assist ad hoc assignments

Assigned Office:

Depends on candidates’ interests, specialties, skills and particular office’s requirements

 

Service Period:

  • From June 2019 to August 2019, the exact period depends on the operational needs of particular office
  • 5 days a week

Requirements:

  • Full-time students studying in accredited degree program
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, including Mandarin
  • Effective team player and excellent interpersonal skills Effective team player and excellent interpersonal skills Effective team player and excellent interpersonal skillsGood team player with excellent interpersonal skills, and open-minded
  • Proficiency in computer software applications: Microsoft Office, Google docs, Chinese word processing

Application Deadline: 29 March 2019

 

Teaching Intern – Classicists / Latinists (Ref: SHU/TI-CLASS/20181128_isf)

We have a strong classics program with demand for Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Literature, and Comparative Classics. This internship offers a unique opportunity for a young Classics graduate to contribute to a thriving program in a dynamic part of the world.  Please visit our website at https://academy.isf.edu.hk/en/academics/the-isf-academy-shuyuan/shuyuan-classics-program/ for more information.

The internship program has the following expected outcomes:

  • Encourage and facilitate exceptional graduates to select teaching as a lifetime vocation;
  • Enrich the learning experiences of ISF students in key areas of study;
  • Enrich ISF student knowledge of specific courses and institutions of tertiary learning; and
  • Enrich the professional working environment at The ISF Academy through the addition of rare expertise and experience in key areas of learning.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in classics from a recognized university
  • Proficiency in English and familiar with at least one of the ancient languages
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a team, and communicate effectively

Benefits:

  • Living stipend
  • Travelling allowances
  • Accommodation
  • Meal allowance
  • Training
  • Medical and dental insurance

Application Deadline:  1 February 2019

 

Teaching Intern – General Science/Physics/Chemistry (Ref: TI-GS/20181128_isf)

The internship program is open to graduates with a science major, who would like to explore teaching as a possible career option.  Teaching Interns are expected to undertake duties, as assigned by the school, during the normal hours of school operations (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) and may also be asked to support weekend and holiday extension programs, programs of experiential learning, student clubs, local and international excursions, and other formal school events held out of school hours.

The internship program has the following expected outcomes:

  • Encourage and facilitate exceptional graduates to select teaching as a lifetime vocation;
  • Enrich the learning experiences of ISF students in key areas of study;
  • Enrich ISF student knowledge of specific courses and institutions of tertiary learning; and
  • Enrich the professional working environment at The ISF Academy through the addition of rare expertise and experience in key areas of learning.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Science subjects from a recognized university
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a team, and communicate effectively
  • Excellent problem solving/analytical skills
  • Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas

Benefits:

  • Living stipend
  • Travelling allowances
  • Accommodation
  • Meal allowance
  • Training
  • Medical and dental insurance

Application Deadline:  1 February 2019

 

Teaching Intern – Music (Band/Choral/General) (Ref: TI-Music/20181128_isf)

The ISF Academy offers a one-year teaching internship to graduates with a music concentration, who wish to explore teaching as a possible career option.  Teaching Interns are expected to undertake duties, as assigned by the school, during the normal hours of school operations (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) and may also be asked to support weekend and holiday extension programs, programs of experiential learning, student clubs, local and international excursions, and other formal school events held out of school hours.

The internship program has the following expected outcomes:

  • Encourage and facilitate exceptional graduates to select teaching as a lifetime vocation;
  • Enrich the learning experiences of ISF students in key areas of study;
  • Enrich ISF student knowledge of specific courses and institutions of tertiary learning; and
  • Enrich the professional working environment at The ISF Academy through the addition of rare expertise and experience in key areas of learning.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably major in Music, from a recognized university
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a team, and communicate effectively

Benefits:

  • Living stipend
  • Travelling allowances
  • Accommodation
  • Meal allowance
  • Training
  • Medical and dental insurance

Application Deadline:  1 February 2019

 

 

 

Administration and Support Staff

 

Admissions Manager (Ref: AO/AM/20181203_isf)

The Admissions Office handles all admissions applications, enquiries, and related matters for both the Primary and Secondary Divisions. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and allocate resources in admissions to ensure admissions processes can be carried out efficiently
  • Manage and enhance the online admissions, assessment, enrollment and registration systems
  • Produce admissions statistics for tracking application trend and status
  • Responsible for scheduling and executing the admissions calendar of activities including admissions application periods, briefing sessions, school tours, assessment activities, and registration events
  • Coordinate with external service providers to continuously enhance the online admissions systems
  • Provide admissions consultation and answer enquiries from prospective parents
  • Supervise admissions staff and ensure high quality admissions services are provided

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree holder
  • Minimum 7 years of working experience in a kindergarten or school; experience in more than one kindergarten / school would be an added advantage
  • Work experience in both Mandarin and English speaking contexts preferred
  • Fluent and literate in English and Chinese, including Mandarin
  • Careful, conscientious, organized, and takes initiative
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Pleasant, stable, independent, mature, and able to work under pressure

Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

 

Officer / Assistant Manager – Alumni Relations (Ref: FDO/AAM/20190107_isf)

 

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Provide administrative and secretarial support to Alumni Office and the Development Office
  •  Coordinate Alumni Socials around the world.
  •  Organize Alumni Socials annually for Hong Kong
  •  Communicate with the alumni community through social media
  •  Promote the alumni community to current students
  •  Support Annual Fundraiser of School “The Jam 2019’: Alumni Booth
  •  Support and help raise money for school from Alums
  •  Update Alumni Database and Past Parents Database
  •  Work with Alumni Association Board
  •  Report to Director of Development

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor Degree holder or above in any discipline
  •  Previous work experience with ACCPAC Purchase Order system and Raiser’s Edge Donor Database system is an added advantage
  •  Competent in computer skills; proficient in PC applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Chinese word processing
  •  Social media savvy, demonstrable social networking experience
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a good team player
  •  Fluent and literate in English and Chinese, including Mandarin
  •  Candidate with less experience will be considered as Alumni Officer        
  •  Fresh graduate is welcome to apply

Application Deadline: 15 February 2019

 

Facilities Management – Project Manager (Ref:FMO/PM/20181128_isf)

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing project works, preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure the facilities are operated efficiently in accordance with the statutory requirements and to conduct the following tasks independently and diligently: 
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Head of Projects & Facilities Management and contribute to the overall strategy goals of the office
  • Prepare design and development proposals, including scope of capital works, major repair & maintenance works, and addition, alteration & improvement project
  • Liaise with government departments and consultants (if any) in matters relating to these campus projects
  • Prepare tender and analysis reports with recommendations to various committees/authorities for the approval
  • Conduct site visits when necessary and monitor site performance to ensure meeting the required standards until the completion of the works
  • Maintain a high level of health and safety standards of the campus
  • Prepare annual capital and operational budgets
  • Any other assignments assigned by the Head of Projects & Facilities Management
Requirements:
  • Degree or equivalent in Building related discipline
  • At least eight years of relevant and solid experience in project management
  • Possess good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (including Mandarin)
  • Possess a high degree of proficiency in using AutoCAD and MS Office applications
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to work under pressure, independent and with minimum supervision
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
 
 
 

Guidance Counselor (1-Year Contract) (Ref:LST/GC/20181008_isf)

 

The appointee will report to the Director of Learning Support and will work within a multi-disciplinary Learning Support Team (LST). The appointee is expected to provide school-based counseling support for students on individual as well as group basis, work closely with parents and teachers, implement student well-being programs, collaborate with different teaching and pastoral teams whenever appropriate to ensure students’ diverse needs are met holistically.   

The ideal candidate will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Counseling/Social Work or other relevant discipline; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant counseling experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Experience in bilingual school setting preferred
  • Experience in leading student well-being programs/projects
  • Proficiency in English and Chinese with strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, case work and group work skills

Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

 

IT Support Technician (Ref:IT/ITSA/20181128_isf)

 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide day-to-day IT support to staff members, students and parents of the Academy.
  • Provide support of hardware, classroom IT facilities, software, network, e-mail, office applications and educational software.
  • Assist in the organizing and running of any IT related activities.
  • Install and configure computer hardware, software systems, network equipment and printers.
  • Repair equipment and replace parts.
  • Set up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issues.
  • Troubleshoot system and network problems; diagnose and resolve hardware or software faults.
Requirements:
  • Higher Diploma or above in Information Technology or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of OS X and Windows Operating System. Linux familiarity is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (both Windows and Mac environment).
  • Knowledge of administering users and computers via Active Directory.
  • Good team player, self-motivated, mature and able to work independently.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
 
 
 

Part-Time Swimming Instructor (Ref:CCA/PTSI/20181019_isf)

 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Deliver hands on instruction of the Aquatic Program at The ISF Academy;
  • Maintain flow and continuity of all lessons, ensuring correct and accurate technique is taught and lessons achieve positive results;
  • Ensure swim areas are set up before each lesson and maintain the tidiness after the coaching session, lesson plans are followed and lesson attendance is accurately recorded;
  • Prepare appropriate lesson plans and show initiative in improving lesson plans;
  • Take an active role in promoting the Aquatic Program to the ISF community.
Working Hours:
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Every Saturday: from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Requirements: 
  • Possess a valid HKASA swimming instructor certification or equivalent from an internationally recognized association;
  • Possess a Hong Kong Life Saving Society Bronze Medallion or equivalent from an internationally recognized association;
  • Possess a valid first aid and CPR certificate;
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in assisting teaching aquatics including infant, learning to swim and competitive elements;
  • Fluency in English and/or Mandarin is essential;
  • Strong administrative skills with excellent command of Microsoft Office and Google Docs. 
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

 

 

Secretariat Manager – Foundation Secretariat Office (Ref: FS/SM-FSO/20181206_isf)

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle statutory / regulatory compliance matters, prepare full set of corporate documents and maintain proper statutory record for Hong Kong and overseas companies
  • Organize board meeting and general meetings
  • Draft board paper and minutes of meetings
  • Review legal documents
  • Liaise with lawyers, government authorities and other professionals
  • Handle ad-hoc assignment
  • Report to the Foundation Secretary 
Requirements:
 
  • At least seven year's working experience in company secretarial position in NGO(s); experience from well-established corporations will also be considered
  • Bachelor Degree holder or equivalent 
  • Preferably a member of HKICS
  • Good command of written English and Chinese; general command of Mandarin
  • Independent with minimal supervision, good international skill, detail-minded, well-organised and strong sense of responsibility
  • Proficient in computer knowledge including MS Word, Excel and Chinese word processing
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

 

 

Senior Facilities Management Officer / Facilities Managerment Officer (Ref:FMO/SFMO/20180928_isf)

 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for FM Helpdesk Services;
  • Handle all incoming calls and emails and reply to users directly;
  • Provide support and solutions to users on FM work requests; 
  • Maintain all necessary record under SAP and Internal Systems;
  • Monitor the day-to-day FM operations;
  • Monitor the performance of cleaning, moving, security, landscape, pest control and other services contractors;
  • Assist to prepare service contracts;
  • Assist to handle pre-management of new buildings, including defects handling;
  • Organize and co-ordinate school events and activities;
  • Perform general clerical and administrative duties; and
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by Facilities Manager/ Head of Project and Facilities Management
Requirements:
  • Degree hold in Facility / Property / Housing / Estate Management / Business Administration or related disciplines;
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience;
  • Possess hands-on MS office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Chinese Word Processing;
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills and able to work independently;
  • Pleasant, responsible and detail-oriented;
  • Green card and First Aid certificate is preferred;
  • Willing to perform duties in irregular hours is required;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Chinese, including Mandarin.
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered for the position of Facilities Management Officer.

Working Hours: 
  • Monday – Friday: 07:30 a.m.-04:30 p.m. / 08:30a.m.-05:30p.m.
  • Alternate Saturday: 08:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

 

 

Free Shuttle Bus will be provided arrival to and departure from The ISF Academy:

Route: North Point > Admiralty Centre > Causeway Bay > Aberdeen > The ISF Academy

 

The ISF Pre-School

The ISF Pre-School is located in Sheung Wan and offers a unique bilingual (Putonghua / English) program to young learners from two years and eight months to five years of age. The ethos of The ISF Pre-School is firmly based on ISF's Vision, Mission and Values, and is strongly aligned with the Primary and Secondary learning programs of The ISF Academy. We are currently seeking an energetic, qualified, and experienced candidate to join the Pre-School:

Faculty Staff

Deputy Principal (Ref: PRE/DP/20181212_isf)

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in early childhood education and post-graduate qualifications in an educational field;
  • Registered Kindergarten Teacher and Child Care Supervisor with the Education Bureau in Hong Kong;
  • Completion of the Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals (preferred);
  • Trilingual and biliterate in Chinese (Putonghua and Cantonese) and English, with native verbal and written fluency in English;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Minimum of 8 years full time teaching experience with pre-school aged children;
  • Knowledge and experience in developing an inquiry based bilingual curriculum; 
  • School leadership experience in an early years setting;
  • Expertise in team building and motivating faculty and staff; and
  • Willingness to make a significant time commitment to the Pre-School if appointed

Application deadline: 1 February 2019

 

English Class Teacher (Ref: PRE/ET/20181207_isf)

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education;
  • Registered Kindergarten Teacher and Child Care Worker with the Education Bureau in Hong Kong;
  • Native fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Patient and passionate about educating young children;
  • Minimum of 4 years teaching experience with pre-school aged children;
  • Knowledge and experience in inquiry based teaching and learning; 
  • Experience in a bilingual working environment is advantageous;
  • A good team player who also works well independently; and
  • Strong computer and curriculum development skills.

Application deadline: 31 January 2019

 

 

 

 

The Independent Schools Foundation (ISF), The ISF Academy and The ISF Pre-School are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. We hold high standards of recruitment practices, with particular attention to child safeguarding. All applicants must be willing to undergo background checks and child protection screenings.

Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience. To the right candidate we will offer an attractive benefits package including medical, life insurance, professional development and continuing education as well as transportation allowance. Please submit your application by completing the Form and Reference Check Statement which could be downloaded from our website: academy.isf.edu.hk together with full Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter. Please quote with our “Ref: no.” by email to career@isf.edu.hk. 

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