About Kazakhstan International School (KIS)
Kazakhstan International School is a small, growing school with big ideas! Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s beautiful former capital, KIS is an International Baccalaureate World School with students and teachers from about 30 countries. We will celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2019.
We offer the IB Primary Years Programme from Early Years through Grade 5, and have Candidate School status for the Middle Years Programme in Grades 6-10. Our exciting, modern new campus will enable us to expand and eventually offer the full IB Programme, including the IB Diploma. Our aim is to fully prepare the children of our multicultural community for the challenges of the fast-changing world in which we live, and to play their part in making the world a better place for everyone.
As part of our growth as a teaching and learning community, we are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced university and careers guidance counsellor, to help our senior students make informed choices about their futures. You should be committed to the ideals shared by KIS and the IB, well-informed about the ever-changing spheres of tertiary education and career opportunities around the world, and eager to seize the opportunities (and accept the challenges) of living in one of the world’s biggest yet least-known countries. Adaptability, open-mindedness, and a sense of humour are key qualities. The ability to teach a subject, in addition to offering guidance counselling, will be a distinct advantage, especially if you have experience of the IB (MYP and DP). Establishing positive working relationships with students of varying English ability is vital.
KIS students are independent, creative, socially aware individuals. They are a delight to work with. Our local and expatriate staff form a cohesive team of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and experiences. We enjoy a close, supportive partnership with our community of parents.
Early applications are recommended, as we may appoint ahead of the closing date if we find an outstanding candidate.
KIS is committed to the safety and well-being of its students. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, providing police clearances from previous countries of employment, and a DBS check or its equivalent.
Further details of the school can be found on our website, www.kisnet.org.