Why Join ISB?
Your new career at ISB is waiting. Are you ready?
ISB is a dynamic, vibrant workplace where staff are highly valued and respected for the gifts and talents they bring to our school community. Staff are given many opportunities for professional learning and career development, and are well supported when undertaking new learning experiences and acquiring new skills.
More than 400 of our faculty and support staff represent 18 nationalities, with the majority from the US. The majority of faculty members who are non-US citizens come from Canada, Australia and the UK.
At ISB you can be part of a great team of professionals who work hard every day to create a world-class school. Working at ISB is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all because we treat everyone as part of the family.
With our superior facilities and resources, you will find an environment where you can succeed professionally and personally. Given our unique location in one of the world's most vibrant and historically rich cities, Beijing provides something for everyone including the opportunity for Chinese cultural immersion.
At ISB you will experience the highest levels of support within our professional learning community. Our guiding principles of trust, empathy, professionalism and fun allow everyone to thrive in their own way as part of the ISB family. Please contact us to learn more about how you can become part of our dynamic team.
Welcome to ISB; it's where you belong!
Head of School
We are a community of talented, passionate educators and motivated staff. We encourage inquiry, problem solving and creativity in our students. We are always interested to hear from likeminded professionals. If our approach to learning appeals to you, please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Our Teachers Say
Brad (High School English Teacher) and Jasmeen Philen (Grade 5 Teacher)
One of the most rewarding aspects about teaching at ISB is that the students are genuinely happy, hard-working, caring and fun. As professional educators, the quality and quantity of resources at ISB allow us to really hone in on the craft of teaching. The collegiality and professionalism of our divisional and departmental teams mean we are constantly collaborating, learning and growing professionally.
From the moment we landed at Beijing's airport, we were greeted and welcomed warmly by ISB administrators. The first week of orientation provided a smooth orientation for settling into Beijing. We were provided with the comfort of furnished temporary housing at Day's Inn before we were supported with finding our home nearby ISB.
The amount of time and energy ISB's human resources team puts into making sure every new employee has a smooth transition makes ISB a first-class school.
Living in China is exciting, adventurous and a positive challenge. ISB promotes balance for not only students, but also its teachers with its adult wellness program. As a teaching couple, we've taken full advantage of these activities and opportunities.
Bertha Knox (Middle School Counselor)
Working with an exceptional team passionate about educating students, parents and their fellow colleagues is an enriching experience. When I arrived in Beijing, I was greeted at the airport by our principal. It was very settling and confirmed to me that someone was here for me. Coming to Beijing on my own, it was comforting to know I had arrived at a place where people were here for me. Even before I arrived, the human resources team was outstanding. They took care of every minor detail and supported us through every process, which took a lot of stress off me as a new hire.
Working at ISB connects with my philosophy of nurturing the whole child. This approach to education drew me to ISB, and because I feel I have that connection it encourages me to do the best job I possibly can and contribute to our community. ISB gives me access to a wealth of resources not just as a school, but through my colleagues who help each other with our personal and professional growth.
ISB is unique because it is a culmination of great kids and families, extremely knowledgably and passionate educators, and a welcoming, nurturing environment. When I walk through the school doors each morning, it feels like a gift that makes me smile.
Katie Fitzgerald (Grade 2 Teacher)
My transition to ISB was much easier than I thought it would be. There was no point when I felt like I didn't know what was going on. When you're coming to a new country, it is so reassuring to have the support from mentor teachers and "professional buddies" who prepare you for every step professionally and personally. There is a lot of investment in professional development; being able to pick and choose the areas where we would like to develop as educators is fantastic.
Before I decided to come to Beijing, I attended job fairs. Doing up to 20 interviews per day can be quite overwhelming, but it was the feeling I experienced during my interview with ISB that sealed my decision. There is a strong sense of community, and I get wonderful support from parents. Working in a team with so many different perspectives and experiences is great.
We recognize that two of the most important factors that impact hiring and retaining world-class professionals are the work environment and the salary and benefits package. The work environment at ISB is grounded in mutual respect, transparency, trust and the opportunity for professional development.
We believe in investing in our people, both our students and our educators. For our faculty, we are committed to providing a salary and benefits package that is competitive with strong savings potential and responsive to the needs of people in our organization. Below is the salary scale and benefits available to educators in the 2016-17 academic year.
For full details, please download a copy of the ISB 2017-2018 Faculty Salary Schedule
|Minimum Starting Salary|
|Annual Base Salary||¥359,314.00|
|Total Annual Salary||¥395,245.40|
|Maximum Starting Salary|
|Annual Base Salary||¥413,096.00|
|Total Annual Salary||¥454,405.60|
|Maximum Salary on Schedule|
|Annual Base Salary||¥532,978.00|
|Total Annual Salary||¥612,924.70|
For assurance of a safe learning environment for our students, ISB recruiters and our Human Resources Office conduct thorough reference and background checks on candidates before making a job offer. Applicants must provide at least 3 references. At least TWO of these must be a former or current supervisor, both of whom the School must be able to contact either face to face or through a phone call.
All employees are required to provide clear background/criminal checks. New hires must provide a recent background check from both their home country and current work location, if they are currently overseas. The school reserves the right to request criminal record checks from other countries in which the candidate has lived or worked for more than 6 months.
All ISB personnel, including subs, interns, coaches and ASA providers, must undergo Child Protection awareness training including periodical updates and information sessions. Each employee signs, under separate cover, the ISB Code of Conduct outlining standards and expectations of the school’s Child Protection Policy and procedures for reporting and following up on suspected abuse.