Thank you for your interest in working at Kinabalu International School.

We are looking for qualified and experienced staff to fill the following positions for August 2018:

Overseas Hired Positions

Principal

Kinabalu International School is seeking an internationally experienced and enthusiastic Principal who can lead the school with drive, energy, vision and dedication. The Principal, supported by the Senior Management Team, is responsible for the academic leadership and day to day management of the school. He/she has full accountability for the school’s successful financial and operational management. The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing the standards of teaching and learning in line with 21st century best practice.

Kinabalu International School is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and has gained an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality education over the last 44 years. The school is proud of its friendly, warm and nurturing community, where the student is at the heart of everything we do. The school delivers a rigorous academic education for students aged 3 to 18, based on the English National Curriculum and the Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level programmes. With over 450 students from more than 30 nations, the school strives to challenge its students as individuals to achieve their potential.

The new Principal will continue to lead the journey to excellence in academic achievement and the development of successful well-rounded global citizens, by working closely with students, teachers and parents. In addition, they will have significant experience of working in schools where a large proportion of students have English as an Additional Language.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to motivate, inspire and unite the KIS community, and be dedicated to developing a love of learning in all students. The post offers a unique opportunity to live and work in the amazing natural and cultural environment of Malaysian Borneo, in a friendly and accessible city recognised for its low cost of living and high quality of life.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to jobs@kis.edu.my and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a recent passport photograph and the contact details of at least three referees (one of which must be your most recent Board Chairperson or Head of School). The deadline for applications is Friday 12th January 2018.

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Secondary School

  • Mathematics Teacher

We are looking for an excellent Mathematics teacher with recognised teaching qualifications, a minimum of three years experience and demonstrated success teaching the (I)GCSE and A Level programmes in their relevant subject area. Applicants must be committed team players who are keen to contribute to the ongoing development of our busy, expanding and forward-looking school, and willing to play a full part in the school’s pastoral care and extra-curricular programmes. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are essential. Successful candidates will be offered a two-year contract.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to jobs@kis.edu.my and should include a letter of application, a two-page curriculum vitae, a recent passport photograph and the contact details of at least three referees (one of which must be your most recent Head of School). Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th January 2018.

Locally Hired Positions

Whole School

  • Learning Support Teacher

We are looking for a Learning Support Teacher with specialist teaching qualifications and a minimum of three years teaching experience in this area. The successful candidate will work across the school with students who need extra support or require an advanced programme of learning. They will have a successful track record of working with students with specific learning needs. Applicants must be committed team players who are keen to contribute to the ongoing development of our busy, expanding and forward-looking school, and willing to play a full part in the school’s pastoral care and extra-curricular programmes. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are essential. Successful candidates will be offered a two-year contract.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to jobs@kis.edu.my and should include a letter of application, a two-page curriculum vitae, a recent passport photograph and the contact details of at least three referees (one of which must be your most recent Head of School). Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th January 2018.

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Why Join Kinabalu International School?

  • An established, successful school with recent CIS
    re-accreditation
  • A not for profit school, owned by our parent body
  • A diverse, friendly and welcoming school community
  • Committed, motivated and well behaved students
  • Supportive parents
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Time and opportunity to focus on teaching and the needs of individual students
  • Opportunities for Professional Development and Career Advancement
  • Staff involvement in enrichment activities: Extra Curricular Activities, House Competitions, Charity Committee etc

  • Monthly salary paid in Malaysian Ringgit, that can be easily sent home
  • Start of contract airfare, baggage allowance and accommodation on arrival
  • Assistance to find housing and a car
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • 5% Pension Contribution
  • Tuition Free Education for up to 4 children
  • Annual home leave flights
  • End of contract airfare home and baggage allowance

  • Year-round warm and sunny tropical climate
  • Safe, friendly and welcoming multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-ethnic community
  • Low cost, yet high standard of living in a tropical paradise
  • World famous travel and leisure opportunities on your doorstep, including wildlife, mountains, beaches and rainforests
  • Weekends can be filled with a wide range of outdoors activities: swimming, beaches, snorkeling and diving, jungle trekking, vast array of restaurants and a friendly KIS and local community to socialise with
  • Cheap, easy and accessible travel around the region

Sabah in 1 Minute

Kinabalu International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Services or relevant Police Authorities.