May 19

Job: PYP Coordinator – Enishi International School (Nagoya, Japan)

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Position: PYP Coordinator
Posted by:
Enishi International School
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Contract: Full-Time; Contract

Thanks to JET alumnus, Alex Jones (Niigata-ken, 2016-2018) for passing the following job opening at his school:

Thank you for your interest in working at Enishi International School (EIS). EIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We are interested in excellent teachers who are passionate about education and are willing and able to contribute to school and student life in a wide variety of ways.

EIS have an outstanding faculty who provide a safe, nurturing environment for students to learn in, foster intellectual rigor and independent thinking, and promote high standards, collegiality and an extremely strong sense of community. EIS value candidates who exhibit a passion for teaching, who have experience with students from diverse backgrounds, whose pursuit of professional development is keen and ongoing, and whose academic background and teaching experience are directly relevant to the position.

Contract Length: 1 year

Number of Vacancies: 1

Student Level: Elementary

Eligible Candidates: Licensed Teacher


  • Education Required: Bachelor
  • Minimum Teaching Experience: 3 years of teaching experience
  • Major: Primary education or other related majors
  • Required Certificates:Teaching Credential/LicenseTESL/TEFL Certificate


  • Bachelor’s Degree in the academic field related to the position applied
  • Teacher certification from a recognized institution
  • High level of fluency in English – including in writing
  • At least 3 years experience in the classroom at the school level (primary or secondary) relevant to the position applied for preferably in an IB, multicultural, or international context
  • Experience in inquiry-based curriculum
  • Willingness to work for at least 3 years at EIS


  • Preparation, marking, report writing, and all other administration related to the teaching of the subject(s)
  • Participate in departmental meetings, planning, in-service training activities, and invigilation duties as required by the administrators
  • Work closely with the IB Coordinator and other colleagues to develop curriculum as needed
  • Be available to conference with students out of class
  • Promptly pass information to advisors and Coordinators when student’s attendance, academic performance, or behavior is praiseworthy or giving cause for concern
  • To be available for work on campus in good time to complete all necessary preparations and meetings before the start of the term
  • To respect the confidential nature of discussions at staff meetings and other contexts in which sensitive information is likely to be communicated – particularly in terms of interaction with students
  • Support school life by chaperoning activities, clubs, field trips, camp, and being an advisor to a group of students
  • Fulfill other duties as required by the administrators
  • Take responsibility for English, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, personal and social education, and science, to support the PYP model of transdisciplinary teaching and learning at a primary level (grades 1-5).


  • Create a curriculum with lessons, units, themes, and work that provides student growth and development
  • Work with the rest of the school team to create transdisciplinary (primary level) or interdisciplinary (secondary level) units and occupations that connect to a variety of subjects
  • Deliver meaningful lessons and guide experiences that develop student skills and engagement
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback on student work
  • Organize day trips connected to the curriculum that get students out into the community

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrate the attributes of the IB learner profile
  • Tech-savvy and willing to try out new technologies to enhance student’s learning
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Growth mindset and a life-long learner
  • Flexible, creative, and open to new ideas and change
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated to student learning
  • Team player with strong collaboration skills
  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources
  • Able to create and teach transdisciplinary (primary level) or interdisciplinary (secondary level) lessons
  • Understand the developmental characteristics, differences in learning styles, and intelligence and adapt lesson planning and teaching appropriately

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here.

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