Current Openings at TASIS Dorado

Last update: June 8, 2022

The TASIS School in Dorado is growing and seeking highly qualified candidates for full-time positions. We welcome qualified candidates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance the student experience and enrich the faculty body of TASIS Dorado. We are seeking qualified educators for openings in the following areas:

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION



College Counselor Coordinator

The College Counselor Coordinator serves as an academic coach, facilitates the start of the college planning process for grades 9-10, and assists in providing services to students in grades 11-12 in the college admissions process. He/she coordinates the work of the College Counseling Department and reports to the Upper School Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance/resources and teach tools to navigate college search and application process 

  • Guide and educate students and their parents/guardians through the college admissions and application process including financial aid or scholarship possibilities.  

  • Meet individually with the student(s) and parents/to explore and identify appropriate college options; Communicate regularly with students

  • Coordinate college event planning and implementation 

  • Handle and support the PR (local) college application process

  • Arrange college visits and trips to local college fairs

  • Build and maintain relationships with admission professionals  

  • Check and distribute documents and correspondence

  • Compile records of office activities and maintain a database system; update and maintain databases such as mailing lists and contact lists  

  • Coordinate information both internally and externally with broad constituents  

  • Educate students on appropriate interviewing techniques, self-assessment tools, and application essay writing techniques 

  • Follow up as appropriate via email, telephone, and/or video-conferencing 

  • Generate a schoolwide college preparation/awareness plan  

  • Guide students and others in understanding and utilizing Naviance, the college admission data management system

  • Handle incoming inquiries and requests and prepare written responses to routine inquiries  

  • Invite college admissions officers to visit the school and meet with students

  • Know standard office administrative and clerical practices and procedures 

  • Maintain strong working knowledge of colleges/universities, which includes making regular visits

  • Stay current on higher education changes  

  • Monitor individual student progress throughout the college application process.  

  • Prepare and edit documents; check and enter data; prepare and send mailings and packages 

  • Pursue appropriate professional development

  • Understand the college admission process at a variety of institution types and selectivity levels  

  • Work effectively one-on-one with students and be able to address small or large gatherings of people to discuss the college admission and research process

  • Work primarily with Seniors during the fall and Juniors during the spring, but also with underclassmen when appropriate

  • Write detailed school recommendations for members of the senior class in collaboration with the Secondary School Principal and follow up/forward document submission, e.g., recommendation letters, transcripts, school report

  • Supervise students in all College Board account setups and registrations

  • Support students in the selection and application of summer programs

  • Hold parent evening orientations on standardized testing, Junior and Senior Night Orientations

  • Identify, encourage and fill out the documentation for Senior fly-ins

  • Handle receipt, custody, and distribution of colleges literature

  • Order, coordinate, pre-administer, safe keep, and/or proctor standardized tests

    • Complete school registrations as a test center

    • Manage and administer Pruebas de Nivel Avanzado, Advanced Placement exams, PSATs, and SAT/SAT II.

    • Order and submit test vouchers(fee waivers) for qualified students

    • Inform students and parents about on-campus services by providers like Top Score

    • Analyze test results/statistics/trends and present a report to Principal and Headmaster

    • Verify curriculum alignment with Department Chairs in light of student performance

  • Serve as a liaison, and school recommender for scholarships, e.g., Presidential Scholars, Questbridge, Kinesis, National Hispanic Scholars, and National Merit scholars

  • Announce the Writing Center programs and services

  • Update social media posts on college admissions, school activities, resources, etc.

  • Attend college tours, traveling and representing the school on stateside campuses

  • Draft graduation narratives

  • Draft, collect, register receipt, and file Junior Papers

  • Conduct yearly student checkout

  • Keep office area neat, tidy, and professional at all times

  • Maintains an open-door policy where students, teachers, and parents feel welcome to College Counseling Center 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of five years of teaching or related experience 

  • An understanding of diverse constituencies and commitment to the TASIS Dorado mission 

  • Excellent writer, editor, and communicator through all mediums

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in college counseling

  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, time management, and personal skills 

  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications

  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, make decisions, meet deadlines, and work under pressure 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and college admission reps); the ability to work collaboratively and proactively

  • Proven track record as an independent and goal-oriented manager with a dedication to meeting deadlines and high standards of performance

  • Demonstrated integrity, warmth, flexibility, confidence, a positive outlook and a willingness to assist beyond the role

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates for this position should submit a résumé, transcripts, and cover letter that clearly articulates preparation for this position as outlined in this description in addition to three letters of recommendation or contact information for at least three professional references including supervisors. Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send them to the Director of Human Resources, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com. The subject line should read: College Counseling Coordinator - (your last name). Incomplete files or files of candidates that do not meet the desired qualifications will not be considered. 

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT TASIS DORADO

Located in the beautiful seaside town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, The TASIS School in Dorado is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, not-for-profit college-preparatory day school with approximately 900 students affiliated with The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) Schools in Switzerland, England, and Portugal. English is the primary language of instruction and mastery of multiple languages is fostered from PPK to Grade 12. 

The mission of TASIS Dorado is to foster in every child a life-long love of learning, personal and academic excellence, and the development of character traits such as courage, compassion, integrity, and gratitude. Our ultimate goal is to develop creative, informed and well-balanced graduates who embrace leadership and service, are prepared to passionately engage in serious scholarship, and who strive to pursue lives that contribute to the greater good–in Puerto Rico and the world

Teachers

Teachers

Job Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal.

Required professional characteristics include: 

  • Embody and uphold the mission of the School to prepare students for college and beyond with a rigorous and comprehensive program.
  • A passion for excellence in teaching and love for students 
  • Advanced proficiency in English, including excellent oral and written communication
  • Broad teaching competencies and ample experience to teach a range of relevant courses
  • Ability to design and implement dynamic lesson plans that promote student growth and learning in literacy and composition 
  • Understanding of how to leverage formative and summative assessments to guide instruction
  • Enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry, rigor, aspiration, and lifelong learning
  • A team player with a collaborative disposition towards colleagues in curriculum, instruction, and school spirit
  • A healthy lifestyle and role model for students who supports their well-being
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an advisor, lead or coach student activities or athletics, and contribute beyond the classroom to add value to the School
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Foster academic excellence and promote understanding of and respect for others' beliefs and differences
  • Develop and maintain an excellent relationship with colleagues, students, and parents is essential.
  • A profound openness to feedback and dialogue around improving instruction

Essential functions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver differentiated lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Develops schemes of work, lesson plans, and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the School.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws as well as school policies and regulations.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Participate in department, division, School, and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare the classroom for class activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance and development.
  • Assign and grade classwork, homework, tests, and assignments.

 

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls, and answer emails. 
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching
  • Valid certification in teaching in a related subject area.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work regularly and punctually.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements.
  • Bilingual preferred (English & Spanish)
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Law 300, Health Certificate, and other documents required

 

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates for this position should submit a résumé, transcripts, and cover letter that clearly articulates preparation for this position as outlined in this description in addition to three letters of recommendation or contact information for at least three professional references including supervisors. Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send them to the Director of Human Resources, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com. The subject line should read: Teaching Position - (your last name). Incomplete files or files of candidates that do not meet the desired qualifications will not be considered. 

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT TASIS DORADO

Located in the beautiful seaside town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, The TASIS School in Dorado is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, not-for-profit college-preparatory day school with approximately 900 students affiliated with The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) Schools in Switzerland, England, and Portugal. English is the primary language of instruction and mastery of multiple languages is fostered from PPK to Grade 12. 

The mission of TASIS Dorado is to foster in every child a life-long love of learning, personal and academic excellence, and the development of character traits such as courage, compassion, integrity, and gratitude. Our ultimate goal is to develop creative, informed and well-balanced graduates who embrace leadership and service, are prepared to passionately engage in serious scholarship, and who strive to pursue lives that contribute to the greater good–in Puerto Rico and the world

Elementary Teacher Assistants

Elementary Teacher Assistants

The TASIS School in Dorado is growing and seeking highly qualified candidates for full-time positions in the Elementary Division. As we continue to grow our team, we seek dedicated educators who can collaborate with our current teachers as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of the TASIS Dorado curriculum and programs.

Elementary Teacher Assistant Responsibilities include:

• Provide support and reinforcement for teacher and lessons
• Give one-on-one or small group instruction and lesson review
• Review and reteach lesson material, concepts, and skills
• Help teachers with attendance, grading, and other administrative tasks
• Set up materials and equipment to help teachers prepare and deliver lessons
• Provide additional supervision for students during class, lunch, recess, between classes, and on class outings or field trips
• Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean
• Collaborate with lead teachers to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions, including differentiating instruction and designing behavior plans
• Assist in documenting student progress and communicating with parents to keep them informed, always following the guidance, knowledge, and supervision of the lead teacher
• Help lead teachers to create lesson plans and assessments based on school curriculum requirements and the specific needs of each child
• Attend all training classes, parent conferences, and faculty meetings as assigned
• Collaborate with teachers to monitor the development of each child
• Understand the teacher's routine when it comes to delivering lesson and unit plans and run the class if the teacher is absent on a particular day
• Work with children in the classroom to promote their learning and development
• Other duties as assigned
Teacher Assistant Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in Education or relevant field is preferred
• A minimum of 2 years experience as a teaching assistant or similar role
• Solid understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices
• Must have a compassionate and positive attitude
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Outstanding interpersonal and presentation abilities
The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment. To excel in this role, you must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods.

Apply Here

To apply, please complete the online application and also send your résumé, cover letter, and list of three references directly to Elizabeth Sánchez, Human Resources Director, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com and to Mariela Reyes, Elementary Principal at reyes.m@tasisdorado.com.

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

The TASIS School in Dorado is seeking qualified candidates as substitute teachers in the Elementary and Secondary Divisions as we return to in-person instruction. We seek positive individuals who have the capacity to collaborate with our teachers as partners in implementing the TASIS Dorado curriculum and programs.

We are interested in candidates with the following qualifications:

  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • A love of teaching and students
  • A commitment to fostering a positive learning environment and collegial relations
  • Mastery of English, including excellent oral and written communication

Substitute teachers should be able to:

  • Adhere to the curriculum and lesson plans assigned by the regular teacher
  • Follow procedures and achieve lesson goals
  • Assign and explain homework
  • Oversee students outside of the classroom, including in the hallways and as assigned
  • Comply with school regulations and policies at all times
  • Provide a brief, daily report for the teacher for when he/she returns
  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills

To apply, please complete the online application and also send your résumé, cover letter, and list of three references directly to Elizabeth Sánchez, Human Resources Director, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com.

Please, also copy either the Elementary or Secondary directors depending on the division you are applying to:

Mariela Reyes, Elementary Director at reyes.m@tasisdorado.com
Sara Hernández, High School Director at hernandez.s@tasisdorado.com
Melissa Arroyo, Middle School Director at arroyo.m@tasisdorado.com

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Classroom Monitors

Classroom Monitors
(temporary assignment)

This is an in-person position.

Job Specific Information:  This temporary position will assist the teacher by supporting in-person learning in the school. This position is responsible for implementing consistent in-person reinforcement of appropriate student behaviors, monitoring and supporting instruction, and/or other activities for students as prompted by virtual and/or in-person teacher(s). 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision of the Director, monitors students and provides in-person assistance in classrooms or learning environments. Duties include monitoring classrooms of teachers who are providing virtual instruction to students in the building and supporting in-person teachers instructing both in-person and virtual students simultaneously. The classroom monitor performs a variety of tasks that promote student learning and well-being. Assists in maintaining order and discipline and manages the behavior of students. Monitors students throughout the school day, including in the classroom, hallways, during lunch, recess and specials; operates technology, including cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools; supports other areas with tasks such as daily attendance; and ensures all Center for Disease Control (CDC), Puerto Rico Department of Health, and safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
Ability to assist with implementing the instructional program by monitoring and ensuring appropriate student behavior. Ability to exhibit patient behavior and work effectively with children, young adults, and staff members. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and to perform all required tasks. Ability to read/write/speak English.  

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: 
HS diploma required and or working towards a college degree Some experience working with children and adolescents, such as working in a structured setting such as a daycare, pre-school, etc., preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
(Special requirements include lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Occasional bending, walking, and lifting of objects/equipment up to 20 pounds may be required. Able to kneel and work on the floor with students and walk for long periods.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Note: (The duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by this job classification. This is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements and does not limit the assignment of additional related duties)

  • Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.
  • Assists the teacher by monitoring and supporting instructional and/or other student activities as prompted by virtual and/or in-person teacher(s).
  • Assists virtual and/or in-person teacher(s) in maintaining order and discipline in the classroom.
  • Assists the virtual and/or in person teacher(s) with consistent, in-person reinforcement of appropriate student behaviors.
  • Assists virtual and/or in-person teachers with student engagement.
  • Monitors students in academic and non-academic classes.
  • Monitors students in the classroom who are engaged in independent work or similar activities while the virtual and/or in-person teacher is otherwise occupied.
  • Alerts virtual and/or in-person teacher to needs of individual students.
  • Sets up and operates technology equipment and tools to support student learning, as directed by the virtual and/or in-person teacher.
  • Monitors students between classrooms, during lunch period and recess, and during other activities.
  • May perform clerical and non-instructional duties such as keeping daily attendance counts, distributing books and supplies, maintaining files and records, typing routine correspondence, and reproducing instructional materials; however, such duties comprise a clear minority of the work hours.
  • Assists in arrival and departure routines of students attending in-person instruction.
  • Monitors and ensures that all students in the classroom or other locations on school property adhere to CDC/safety protocols to ensure student safety and well-being. This may include, but is not limited to: the distribution and proper wearing of personal protection equipment (PPE), social distancing practices, and disinfecting surfaces and/or equipment; frequent hand-washing and other practices as directed by the CDC and PR Department of Health.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

To apply, please complete the online application and also send your résumé, cover letter, and list of three references directly to Elizabeth Sánchez, Human Resources Director, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com.

Please, also copy either the Elementary or Secondary directors depending on the division you are applying to:

Mariela Reyes, Elementary Director at reyes.m@tasisdorado.com
Sara Hernández, High School Director at hernandez.s@tasisdorado.com
Melissa Arroyo, Middle School Director at arroyo.m@tasisdorado.com

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Worker (part-time) • Empleado de Mantenimiento

Empleado de Mantenimiento (tiempo parcial)

TASIS Dorado solicita candidatos para un puesto de personal de mantenimiento a tiempo parcial.

• Realización de tareas generales de mantenimiento del plantel escolar, como limpieza de salones, lavado de ventanas, reparación de pisos y pintura.
• Mantener las herramientas y los suministros de reparación limpios y organizados
• Mover e instalar muebles o equipos nuevos
• Realización de mantenimiento de rutina en equipos
• Brindar apoyo según requerido por el Gerente y Supervisor
• Cumplir con los reglamentos y pólizas de la escuela en todo momento.

Los candidatos interesados deben llenar la solicitud en linea, enviar un resumé actualizado y lista de tres (3) referencias a Elizabeth Sánchez, Directora de Recursos Humanos sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com y a Carlos García, Gerente de Edificios y Terrenos garcia.carlos@tasisdorado.com.

TASIS Dorado no discrimina y es un patrono que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo.

General Maintenance Part-Time Position

The TASIS School in Dorado is seeking candidates for a part-time position.

• Performing general maintenance tasks for the building or buildings, such as cleaning classrooms, window washing, flooring repair, painting
• Keeping repair tools and supplies clean and organized
Moving and installing new furniture or equipment
• Conducting routine maintenance on equipment and building
• Provide support as requested by Manager and Supervisor
• Comply with school regulations and policies at all times

To apply, please complete the online application and also send your résumé and list of three references directly to Elizabeth Sánchez, Human Resources Director, at sanchez.e@tasisdorado.com, and Carlos Garcia, Building and Grounds Manager at garcia.carlos@tasisdorado.com.

TASIS Dorado does not discriminate and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TASIS Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The TASIS School in Dorado admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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