Reflecting on the past months I feel that the YIS community has done an amazing job of keeping the focus on what is important, particularly keeping those around us at the forefront of thoughts and actions.
Thank you for your interest in working at Yokohama International School. YIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We offer a competitive package, excellent professional learning opportunities and the chance to work with talented professionals from around the world. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.
YIS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions or employment policies, but may take into account factors including a student applicant's prior educational and linguistic background for purposes of admission in order to fulfill the school's mission of providing education in the English language to the international community. Furthermore, as an international school founded in 1924 and arising out of the spirit of internationalism that prevailed following the formation of the League of Nations, Yokohama International School supports the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
YIS promotes and protects the rights of children to physical and psychological well-being. In line with the school's Student Protection Policy and Guidelines, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all potential members of staff undergo comprehensive criminal background checks. We also require references from previous direct supervisors for all finalist candidates.
If you are interested in working at our school, we encourage you to continue to check this webpage regularly; new vacancies are posted as they become available. Please see below for current job postings.
Please note: At YIS we receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of positions. We apologize that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually and will only contact those whose applications we wish to pursue further.
To apply for any of the positions listed above, please click the Apply Now button and complete the online application. As part of this process you will need to upload a cover letter of application and your CV (resume), as well as to provide the names and contact details of at least three referees, one of whom should be your present Principal or Head of School (or direct supervisor for administrative positions). If you have worked for less than 6 years in your current place of employment, please provide referee contact details from previous employment, either Head of School or Principal. References will only be sought for applicants who are shortlisted.
At YIS, we actively communicate our ideas on education and leadership, thus nurturing an environment of pedagogical dialogue and dynamic inquiry. "In Our Words," is an outlet where administrators, teachers and staff share their thoughts, ideas and observations about teaching, learning and community, to spark conversations and growth throughout the school.
Language is the main vehicle for academic learning and communication. How can we help children develop their language?
If you wonder: Is my child still learning? sit beside them and watch and listen and look for learning. Explore what they are thinking and what is changing.
While attending the Global Citizen Diploma summit in Hong Kong in February 2019, high school student Mia welcomed many realizations about all the life that surrounded her in Japan.
Dragon Dining's lunch donation program allows our community to support the Chiku Center by donating a meal to those living with food and housing insecurity in the Yokohama area.
For over a decade, YIS has partnered with HOPE International Development Agency to support service work in Cambodia. This February, I was lucky to accompany a group of DP students on our annual trip.