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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the International School Yangon (ISY). We are happy that you are considering joining our wonderful community of learners.

ISY seeks assistance from Search Associates and The University of Northern Iowa as employment sources for teachers and administrators. Interested candidates can register and view job openings by clicking here or by visiting the UNI website here for further information.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a CV or Resume with a Letter of Intent directly to the school at Opportunities@isyedu.org. Please include all information in PDF format.

Watch the ISY Teacher Recruitment Video HERE!




Current Vacancies for the 2017-18 School Year:

Currently, there are no postings for the 2017-18 school Year.


Current Vacancies for the 2018-19 School Year:

Current Local Positions Available

Locally hired teachers and support staff are those who currently reside (or will be residing) in Yangon and are considered to be in Myanmar of their own volition.

Please click on the desired positions below to view job descriptions.

Open positions :

Substitute Teachers All Grade Levels: Updated August 11, 2017; Please click the link below to access a local application online. Please also see the substitute requirements information below on this page.

Interested support staff and teacher applicants must use our online application system. Teachers can submit a general application to show interest.

Complete your application as a local hire by clicking here.

Overseas Teacher and Administrator Recruitment

The International School Yangon works directly with Schrole and The University of Northern Iowa to recruit highly qualified teachers and administrators from all around the world. Please register with these institutions for a comprehensive list of openings.

Please find all openings updated on our website regularly; please review positions and job descriptions for the upcoming school year in the listings above.

For additional questions and information, please contact: Office@isyedu.org.

Salary and Benefits for Overseas Expatriate Teachers

ISY offers a very competitive salary with the following benefits:

  • Annual flights to and from home of record
  • Shipping allowance
  • Housing (stipend or school-leased accommodations)
  • Worldwide health insurance
  • Generous leave days
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition for teacher’s children
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement allowance

Substitutes

ISY has a pool of substitutes that support our needs. Substitutes are frequently needed to cover our teachers in case of sickness and other long-term absences.

We encourage you to apply for substitute positions in the general, Mandarin, and French areas of expertise.

Requirements for a substitute teacher:

Category A – Daily and long term substitute (highest pay grade)

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from an accredited university (documentation required)
  • At least two-years of teaching experience in a primary or secondary setting
  • At least one recent letter of reference from an immediate supervisor
  • At least two reference contacts with telephone numbers and email
  • Police clearance from Yangon, Myanmar
  • English language proficient

Category B – Daily and long term substitute

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from an accredited university (documentation required)
  • At least one-year of teaching experience
  • At least one recent letter of reference from an immediate supervisor
  • At least two reference contacts with telephone numbers and email
  • Police clearance from Yangon, Myanmar
  • English language proficient

Requirements for a substitute-teaching assistant:

Category A - Daily and long term substitute

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from an accredited university (documentation required)
  • At least one-year of classroom experience in a primary or secondary setting
  • At least one recent letter of reference from an immediate supervisor
  • At least two reference contacts with telephone numbers and email
  • Police clearance from Yangon, Myanmar
  • English language proficient

Category B – Daily and long term substitute

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences from an accredited university (documentation required)
  • At least one-year of educational experience
  • At least one recent letter of reference from an immediate supervisor
  • At least two reference contacts with telephone numbers and email
  • Police clearance from Yangon, Myanmar
  • English language proficient

Currently, we are seeking substitute teachers for all grade levels. Please email opportunities@isyedu.org with your interest.

FAQs

Why ISY?

ISY is committed to students first. We consider ourselves a family here; we take care of ourselves, each other and this place to promote a positive learning environment. There is a high ratio of teachers who return each year for good reason: we are proud of our school and the dynamic that accompanies it. If you are able to visit our campus, we welcome you to join in the prideful feeling. If you are not able to visit in person, please look through our site to virtually understand our cohesive community that allows our faculty and staff to enjoy years of experiences in Yangon, Myanmar.

When does the overseas hiring process begin?

Initial interviews begin in late September via Skype. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a Letter of Intent with CV or Resume to Opportunities@isyedu.org.

Administrators from ISY also seek assistance from Search Associates and The University of Northern Iowa Overseas Placement services.

How many years of teaching experience must I have to work at ISY?

ISY requires teachers to have at least two years of teaching experience.

What is the difference between a locally hired teacher and an overseas hired teacher?

Locally hired teachers typically come (or are coming) to Yangon on their own volition. The decision to come to Yangon may be to accompany a spouse. Often local hired teachers are working at another organization in country already (e.g., other international schools in Myanmar, NGOs,, etc.). Because ISY has not hired this person to specifically come to the school from abroad, locally hired teachers do not receive the following benefits:

  • Shipping allowance
  • Annual flight benefits
  • Housing (or stipends for housing)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition for children

An overseas hired teacher is hired from abroad and is entitled to receive overseas benefits.

What is the typical start date for new teachers?

Usually the school year runs from the first week in August to the first week in June. In total, there are 180 instructional days and approximately 190 teacher workdays.

Is there an orientation for new teachers?

Yes. ISY offers a very extensive orientation for all new teachers.

What does a typical school day look like?

The ISY school day begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:45 PM for students; teachers are asked to remain on campus until 3:30 PM each day. However, most often, many members of campus are here longer to enjoy the extra curricular activities and coaching opportunities. Our campus is always alive with members of the community who participate in the varied events each week. Teachers have one day a week for meetings and collegial planning.

How much is expected after school hours?

ISY believes in balance. You are free to dedicate as much of your time to extra curricular events and planning as you desire. We celebrate International Day each year on a Saturday in February, and a Family Fun Fair each year on a Saturday in November; we welcome all to partake in those special events. You will notice a draw to the campus perhaps more than other schools as it serves as a meeting place for a variety of our ISY community events.

Am I able to coach or be an advisor of clubs?

From coaching to after school activities, to directing and conducting, there are multiple opportunities to become involved. We welcome teachers, especially, to lead teams, events and programs whenever possible. ISY participates in SEASAC sporting and fine arts; chaperones and mentors are always welcome in these areas as well.

What types of activities and events are available for faculty and staff at ISY?

ISY faculty hosts a social club; each month (and usually more frequently than that), faculty and staff get together to share some time. Whether it's Quiz Night, or Burma Buffet teachers seem to create and plan together to spend quality time.

If you are eager to see sights on your own, there are plenty to choose from. As part of your welcome guide to ISY highlighted sights, restaurant favorites, travel options, etc. are offered for your convenience. There is rarely a time when you will be at a loss for social balance in Yangon.

What is the general feel of the school?

I think if you ask anyone on campus, you will be told that ISY is a very special place. Its unique setting and general location make it easy to fall in love with staying for quite some time. As soon as you meet the local staff, the amazing students and the expatriate staff that makes our campus whole, you will feel the special sense of togetherness that very few places will offer in a school environment. ISY is truly a hidden gem that is slowly becoming more widely know in the world.

The International School Yangon (ISY) is committed to the protection of all children and young people from harm. ISY has a zero tolerance policy towards child abuse and neglect. Applicants undergo stringent screening and selection processes before being allowed to work with our students.

Thank you for considering The International School Yangon (ISY) as your international school of choice in Yangon, Myanmar. The International School Yangon is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The school does 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.

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