Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Three Locations in the Bay Area

Working at GISSV

Thank you for your interest.

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a private school from Preschool through 12th Grade with a bilingual German-English educational program. Upon graduation, our students earn a German International Abitur and take part in all qualifications and exams needed for an American High School Diploma. We serve children of all nationalities in the San Francisco Bay Area and are accredited by the German Government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


GISSV currently has the following openings (some job descriptions in German only):

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Part-time ELEMENTARY TEACHER FOR MATHEMATICS (taught in German and in Grades 1-4), Emeryville/East Bay Campus

The GISSV East Bay/Emeryville Campus is urgently looking for a committed part-time ELEMENTARY TEACHER FOR MATHEMATICS (10 teaching period/week, taught in German and in Grades 1-4) starting in August 2017.

Requirements:

  • A pedagogical degree in Elementary Education (US teaching credentials or an European certificate for elementary school teaching)
  • 3+ years of teaching experience in elementary education, preferably in a bilingual school and in the subject Mathematics
  • Native or near-native speaker German Language skills required
  • Open-mindedness, organizational skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for improvisation
  • Experience and competence in working with parents
  • Valid US work permit required

Please direct your completed application, including a cover letter, resume, diplomas, reference letters, transcripts, etc. to jobs@gissv.org, e-mail subject "Elementary Math/Your Name".

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a private school from Preschool through 12th Grade with a bilingual German-English educational program. Upon graduation, our students earn a German International Abitur and take part in all qualifications and exams needed for an American High School Diploma. We serve children of all nationalities in the San Francisco Bay Area and are accredited by the German Government, the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Grundschullehrkraft in Teilzeit, für Mathematik (Klassen 1-4), Emeryville/East Bay Campus

Für unseren Standort in Emeryville/East Bay suchen wir zum Schuljahr 2017/18 eine engagierte und belastbare Ortslehrlehrkraft in Teilzeit (10 Unterrichtsstunden/Woche) mit Lehrbefähigung für die Grundschule und das Fach Mathematik

Voraussetzungen:

  • abgeschlossene pädagogische Ausbildung und Lehrbefähigung für die Grundschule
  • min. 3 Jahre Unterrichts- und Klassenleitungserfahrung (Referendariat plus 1 Jahr) – idealerweise in einem bilingualen Umfeld
  • Erfahrung in differenziertem Unterrichten und der Förderung der Sprachentwicklung
  • Eigenverantwortung, Flexibilität und Organisationsvermögen, Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit, kulturelle Aufgeschlossenheit, ausgeprägte Einsatzbereitschaft und Belastbarkeit, Engagement für die Schulentwicklung.
  • Kenntnis bzw. schnelle Einarbeitung in den thüringischen Lehrplan
  • Sehr gute deutsche und englische Sprachkenntnisse
  • Arbeitserlaubnis für die USA liegt vor

Tätigkeitsprofil:

Gesucht werden Pädagogen/innen mit überdurchschnittlicher Einsatzbereitschaft, Flexibilität, Teamgeist, Ideenreichtum, Willen und Bereitschaft zur Innovation und Eigeninitiative. Wir erwarten von unseren Mitarbeitern, dass sie sich über die Verantwortlichkeiten im Klassenzimmer hinaus auch an Mitarbeitertreffen, Elternsprechtagen, Workshops, Schüleraufsicht und anderen Aktivitäten, die die Programme der Schule fördern, beteiligen. Mit Ihren pädagogischen, kommunikativen und organisatorischen Kompetenzen unterstützen Sie die Schulleitung und die verschiedenen Reformaufgaben der Schule initiativ und engagiert.

Ihre vollständige Bewerbung mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Abschlüssen, Beurteilungen/Zeugnissen, Fortbildungsnachweisen etc. richten Sie bitte unter dem e-mail Stichwort/subject „GS Mathematik /Ihr Name“ an jobs@gissv.org

Ortslehrkraft für den Bereich Inklusion von Kindergarten bis Klasse 4, Mountain View Campus

Für unseren Standort in Mountain View suchen wir zur frühestmöglichen Besetzung eine engagierte und belastbare Ortslehrkraft (OLK) für den Bereich Inklusion von Kindergarten bis Klasse 4 in Vollzeit.

Voraussetzungen:

  • Bachelor Abschluss im sonder-/heilpädagogischen Bereich oder volle Lehrbefähigung für die Grundschule/Sekundarstufe mit Zusatzqualifikation im Bereich Inklusion/Sonderpädagogik
  • min. 3+ Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich Inklusion/Sonderpädagogik von Kindergarten - Klasse 4 – idealerweise in einem bilingualen Umfeld
  • Eigenverantwortung, Flexibilität und Organisationsvermögen, Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit, kulturelle Aufgeschlossenheit, ausgeprägte Einsatzbereitschaft und Belastbarkeit, Engagement für die Schulentwicklung
  • Hohe Beratungskompetenz zur Unterstützung der Kollegen, Kinder und Eltern
  • Engagierte, konsequente, geduldige und zugewandte Arbeitsweise in der individuellen Betreuung
  • Kenntnis bzw. schnelle Einarbeitung in den thüringischen Lehrplan
  • Kenntnis aller geltenden rechtlichen Regelungen
  • Sehr gute deutsche und englische Sprachkenntnisse

Tätigkeitsprofil:

Gesucht werden Pädagogen/innen mit überdurchschnittlicher Einsatzbereitschaft, Flexibilität, Teamgeist, Ideenreichtum, Willen und Bereitschaft zur Innovation und Eigeninitiative.

Zum Tätigkeitsprofil der Stelle gehören im Einzelnen:

  • Diagnose (Feststellungsdiagnostik, Förderdiagnostik, Einschulungsdiagnostik, etc.)
  • Erstellung, Evaluation und Fortschreibung individueller Förderpläne
  • Erstellung von Leistungsbeurteilungen
  • Beratung von Kindern, Eltern und Kollegen
  • Protokollierung von Beratungsgesprächen
  • Planung und Durchführung von Förderunterricht für Kindern der Grundschule und Sekundarstufe in allen Lernbereichen (Teamteaching, Kleingruppen- und Einzelförderung)
  • Unterstützung des Kollegiums bei der Umsetzung inklusiver Maßnahmen
  • Bereitstellung von unter förderpädagogischen Gesichtspunkten differenziertem und individualisiertem Unterrichtsmaterial
  • Mitarbeit bei der Gestaltung von schulischen Veranstaltungen
  • Mitarbeit im täglichen Schulleben (Konferenzen, Besprechungen, Aufsichten etc.)
  • Aufbau und Weiterentwicklung eines Netzwerkes mit außerschulischen Unterstützungssystemen/-resourcen
  • Ggf. Erteilung von Regelunterricht

Wir erwarten von unseren Mitarbeitern, dass sie sich über die Verantwortlichkeiten im Klassenzimmer hinaus auch an Mitarbeitertreffen, Elternsprechtagen, Workshops, Schüleraufsicht und anderen Aktivitäten, die die Programme der Schule fördern, beteiligen. Mit Ihren pädagogischen, kommunikativen und organisatorischen Kompetenzen unterstützen Sie die Schulleitung und die verschiedenen Aufgaben der Schule initiativ und engagiert.

Ihre vollständige Bewerbung mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Abschlüssen, Beurteilungen/Zeugnissen, Fortbildungsnachweisen etc. richten Sie bitte unter dem e-mail Stichwort/subject „Inklusion /Ihr Name“ an jobs@gissv.org

Resource Specialist - Preschool/Kindergarten through Grade 4, Mountain View Campus

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Resource Specialist Teacher is solely responsible for the Resource Services Program for Preschool/Kindergarten through Grade 4. The Resource Specialist Teacher supports all faculty members in implementing research-based, effective practices in meeting student needs within the classroom to support individual students who are struggling in classes due to individual learning differences. The Resource Specialist Teacher provides pertinent information and consultant services to staff members and parents and on-going student assessment and evaluation. This position reports to the Head of School.

LOCATION

This position is located at the Mountain View campus and might require occasional travel to the Berkeley and San Francisco campuses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluate students for the purpose of identifying student needs
  • Develop educational plans for the purpose of meeting the individual needs of exceptional students and conducts on-going evaluation of student goals and objectives
  • Administer appropriate educational assessment instruments and interprets and evaluates assessment results
  • Coordinate services to students for the purpose of ensuring efficient instructions and an effective cohesive program
  • Evaluate effectiveness of strategies and techniques used and adjust instruction and delivery as needed
  • Teach/instruct students for the purpose of ensuring successful progress towards student's goals and objectives
  • Consult/collaborate with staff, parents, and agencies for the purpose of ensuring appropriate delivery of services and adherence to due process
  • Plan for effective, meaningful integration of student instruction
  • Deliver methods and services to match specific student needs
  • Work with homeroom and subject teachers in a team effort to plan curriculum and student support
  • Develop and implement modifications and intervention strategies
  • Provide in-service training/presentations on accommodating for specific learning differences and a variety of learning styles
  • Maintaining secure, up to date, and complete electronic files documenting academic support histories incl. meetings/communication with parents and teachers
  • Translate all necessary documentation in an understandable format on Special Education forms and files and document necessary federal and state due process rights and procedures
  • Attend regular and special staff meetings and actively participates as a member of the educational team
  • Support the policies and programs of GISSV and performs assigned duties consistent with school policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Carry out mission, vision, and values established by the GISSV community and its Board of Directors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Special Education Credential and/or a MA in Special Education; candidates with similar degrees and related training in specialized instructional practices and experience will also be considered.
  • 3+ years teaching Special Education in an inclusive setting, preferably in a bilingual (German/English) environment
  • High level of literacy in both English and German
  • Experience in assessment and test interpretation; familiarity with standardized and informal assessments commonly used in diagnosis of reading, writing, and math difficulties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children and parents, staff members and representatives of other agencies.
  • Cultural competence in multicultural classrooms and sensitivity to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with educational resources in the Bay Area
  • Experience and training in the areas of curriculum development, innovative instructional strategies and use of emerging technology.
  • Current in specific knowledge and expertise in the areas of differentiated learning theories and practices
  • Well-organized and able to prioritize
  • Self-directed, taking initiative in fulfilling the responsibilities of the role
  • Willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the GISSV community.

The successful candidate will be an advocate for students with learning differences and actively support students in the learning process, nurturing analytical thinking and a life-long love of learning while recognizing the limits of the support and accommodation that GISSV can provide. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated interest in multicultural education, educational technology and a deep concern for educational access, diversity and inclusion.

Please direct your completed application, including a cover letter, resume, diplomas, 3 reference letters, transcripts, etc. to Anja Friebe, HR Director at jobs@gissv.org, e-mail subject “Resource/Your Name”.

FLSA Classification: exempt, regular full-time

Reports To: Head of School

Location: Mountain View

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher, (part-time) Emeryville/East Bay Campus

For our location in the East Bay (Emeryville) and starting August 1 we are looking for a committed:

Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher (part-time, 20h/week)

Requirements:

  • A pedagogical degree, completed in Europe and/or the US (CA Preschool Teacher Certification with 12units in ECE preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in preschool and/or kindergarten education, preferably in bilingual education
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Open-mindedness, organizational skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for improvisation
  • Experience and competence in advising and working with parents
  • Assumes responsibility for the educational objectives of the program as well as program policies and regulations
  • Shows enthusiasm for the day, coming up with new and interesting ideas and activities to share. Fosters inquisitiveness about the physical world. Engages the children throughout the day.
  • Enjoys children and expresses a genuine interest in their needs. Fosters positive self-esteem through respectful and caring interactions with children.
  • Advanced German and English language skills preferred
  • Preferably experienced in both German and American educational systems and cultures
  • Valid US work permit

We expect of you willingness and ability to use your pedagogical, communicative, and organizational skills to support the work of the school's principals. The teacher is responsible for executing well-developed lesson plans, accurate assessment of student’s progress, participation in department and staff meetings and team planning sessions, supervision of students, willingness to learn new methodology. Must be able to pass a criminal background check including fingerprinting.

Please direct your completed application, including a cover letter, resume, diplomas, reference letters, transcripts, etc. by June 16, 2017 to Anja Friebe, HR Director at jobs@gissv.org, e-mail subject “Kibili EB/Your Name”.

SECONDARy SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATION

Admissions Assistant (Full-Time), Mountain View Campus

The German International School of Silicon Valley has an immediate opening for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of an Admissions Assistant.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Admissions Assistant supports the work of the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid to support the admissions goals of the School. This role plays the key function of keeping the admissions office running smoothly, ensuring further digitization of the admissions process and student files, and coordinating the applicant evaluation process.

LOCATION

This position is located at the Mountain View campus and might require occasional travel to the San Francisco and Emeryville campus locations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Admissions Assistant is responsible for supporting the admissions process and procedures and serves as a support to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. He or she provides appropriate and accurate information to applicant parents, interested educators, and faculty and staff. Some evening and weekend hours for events are required.

The Admissions Assistant reports to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and is part of the extended administrative team. Responsibilities include:

  • Create and maintain prospective student and applicant records (electronic and hard-copy files)
  • Create and maintain Admissions reports and statistics (incl. required reporting on educational and immunization data to state authorities)
  • Assist with Admissions office’s contact with prospective parents, e.g. taking phone inquiries, understanding the needs of the inquirers, answering questions, providing information, scheduling admissions tours
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating admissions screenings and student visits
  • Assist with Admissions correspondence including mass mailings and individual communications
  • Assist with distributing information on new students to faculty/staff as needed
  • Assist in preparation and organization of Admissions Events (10-15 events per year, primarily on weekday evenings or weekends), incl. but not limited to sending invitations and managing RSVPS, overseeing registration at events and data entry of participant lists, entering data following each event
  • Maintain inventory of Admissions Materials
  • Oversee Picture Day at all campuses and the implementation of those photos in various areas (student/employee database, ID cards, website, yearbook, etc.)
  • Other administrative duties and/or projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in a similar position or an equivalent school or other non-profit administrative position; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Superb organizational skills, a drive to do things efficiently and effectively and attention to detail with simultaneous projects and deadlines
  • Ability to deal with tasks that require significant processing of data.
  • Strong office technology skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs, experience with Senior Systems or other student information system preferred
  • Ability for repetitive hand motions, prolonged use of computer
  • Self-starter who shows initiative and creativity
  • Energetic personality, positive attitude, sense of humor, ability to balance competing demands and ability to improvise or change plans as the situation requires.
  • An appreciation for, and understanding of, an international environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills – preferably in English and German
  • Availability to work nights and weekends on occasion

FLSA Classification: non-exempt, regular full-time (40h/week)
Reports To: Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Location: Mountain View, CA

Please direct your completed application, including a cover letter, resume, diplomas, reference letters, transcripts, etc. to Anja Friebe, HR Director at jobs@gissv.org, e-mail subject “Admissions/Your Name”.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Saturday School Teacher, Mountain View Campus

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is an accredited private school with a bilingual (German-English) educational program serving children of all nationalities.

For its Saturday School program the German International School of Silicon Valley is looking for applicants with language proficiency at native speaker level that have training and experience teaching the German language to following age groups:

- Adult Education – Beginner to Advanced

All teaching levels refer to the standards given by the European Framework of Languages (A1.1. – C1). These are paid part-time positions that require 2.5 hours of classroom instruction on 30 Saturdays per year as well as participation in teachers meetings and continuing education workshops.

If you are interested, please e-mail your resume with the subject line "Saturday School" to jobs@gissv.org

INTERNSHIPS

School Year 2017/2018

Praktika an der GISSV sind grundsätzlich im Eingangsstufen-, Grundschul- und Sekundarstufenbereich für Studenten mit abgeschlossenem Grundstudium und angehende staatl. anerkannte Erzieher/-innen (Anerkennungspraktikum) im Rahmen ihrer Ausbildung möglich.

Die Mindestdauer für ein Praktikum an der GISSV beträgt in der Grund- und Sekundarstufe 5 bis 6 Monate, beginnend jeweils im August oder Januar. Ein Anerkennungspraktikum in der Eingangsstufe (Kinder im Alter ab 5) erstreckt sich über ein volles Schuljahr (August - Juni).

Für das Praktikum ist i.d.R. ein Visum erforderlich und die GISSV kooperiert hierzu mit dem CICD. Wir unterstützen unsere Praktikanten mit einem monatl. Taschengeld. Anreise und Unterkunft sind von allen Praktikanten selbstverantwortlich zu organisieren.

Bewerbungen für das Schuljahr 2017/2018 können ab dem 1. September 2016 eingereicht werden.

Für das Schuljahr 2016/2017 sind alle Praktikumsplätze vergeben.


Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass wir aufgrund der Fülle an Bewerbungen ausschließlich vollständig eingereichte Unterlagen berücksichtigen können. Sollte Ihre Bewerbung bei uns auf Interesse stoßen, erhalten Sie eine Rückmeldung.

Bei Interesse senden Sie Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Beurteilungen) bitte per email an internships@gissv.org.

All positions will be open until filled.

Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to jobs@gissv.org

Due to a high volume of inquiries, we are not able to respond to unsolicited employment or internship applications or questions.

GISSV is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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