International Academy of Suriname

The International Academy of Suriname is a modern Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 school that is Christian in philosophy and education, providing an American-style education in English. 

Students are primarily from the expatriate community and represent many different cultures and religions.

Situated in the capital city of Paramaribo, IAS employs about 35 people including faculty to serve the approximately 125 students who attend.  The school is proud of its gymnasium and boasts of the largest English-language library in the country.

Suriname is located on the northeast coast of South America about 5 degrees north of the equator.

International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy  TESL certificate required Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard.  Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard. Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses. The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy Education in business, social sciences, humanities, or AP level courses, etc.   Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard.  Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses. The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard. Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses. The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy TESL certificate   Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard.  Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy   Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard.  Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy   Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard. Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy     Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard. Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
Qualifications: Valid teaching certification in relevant discipline Minimum student teaching experience English language proficiency Ability to integrate the Bible into lesson material Computer literacy   Description Teachers are the heart of the International Academy of Suriname and are responsible for the direct instruction of students (their primary duty), as well as planning instruction and setting goals; implementing curriculum; clearly and timely communicating standards, achievements and deficiencies to students and parents; teaching good study habits; monitoring and assessing academic progress; working with students, specialists, parents and administrators to develop individual education plans, independent study programs and academic remediation processes when necessary; maintaining complete and accurate student academic and disciplinary records; ordering and  maintaining appropriate levels of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment; maintaining safe and orderly classrooms; maintaining and improving their own professional knowledge and skills; following the letter and the spirit of the approved policies and directives from the Director/Principal; cooperating with the Director/Principal, all other employees, classroom assistants, parents and community members in their common endeavor to educate Academy students; setting an example of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation and self-discipline for students; and modeling competence, honesty, personal responsibility and respect for others in every aspect of the job. Teachers will be selected from among those applicants who agree with the Statement of Faith of the Academy and who convey a close relationship with Jesus Christ.  A calling to missions is essential.  Successful applicants will ideally come through an evangelical mission organization, preferably BCM International ( www.bcmintl.org ) and will hold appropriate teaching credentials which may include the Association of Christian Schools International ( www.acsi.org ).  Assistance is provided in this regard.  Teachers are provided with a salary, accommodation, paid utilities, paid vacation, transportation to and from Suriname, insurance, internet, visa assistance, professional membership in NEXUS, paid professional development, and bonuses.  The teacher application is on the website at www.iasuriname.org and should be forwarded to the Director at director@iasuriname.org.
International Academy of Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
GENERAL The Director has the responsibility for all aspects of religious, educational, financial and business management matters based on the school’s identity as a dual-accredited school. The Director makes sure that the overall mission and vision of the school are accomplished successfully in keeping with the Core Values and Expected Student Outcomes while maintaining the high academic standard of the school and ensuring that the school’s religious identity is integrated into its goals and objectives.   POSITION The Director is accountable to the Board of the International Academy of Suriname. The Director makes recommendations in setting priorities, establish policies and drafting plans for the further growth of the school set by the IAS Board, within God’s will. The Director is responsible for and gives leadership to all departments of the school.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Maintains relations with organizations outside the school: Governing bodies: ensures that all official paperwork (MKV’s, work permits, financial reports, etc.) is done in a timely manner. School-Community relations: Ensures good relations with all clients; approves and oversees all public relations. The Director is responsible for all press releases, news, and information. Administration of the school Reviews, approves and signs all employment contracts along with the Board. Reviews, accepts and executes all terminations of employment. Leads the development of the school including strategic planning, curriculum, assessment and instruction. Oversees professional development plans, evaluations and staff development. Supervises and approves the production of faculty and student handbooks, written policies, job descriptions with the approval of the Board. Provides overall supervision of the academic program and other operations of the school. Maintains channels of open communication between all relevant parties including newsletters, press releases, brochures, video productions, websites, media releases, and other public documents. Financial management Supervises financial matters related to the school within the frame of authority and responsibility given by the Board. Is responsible for the budget for approval by the Board. Is responsible for providing the annual internal audit of the school to the IAS Board. Is responsible for the cash flow of the school. Approves all payments of the school and requests for financial assistance. Business management Manages all movable and unmovable assets of the school. Is responsible for all maintenance and improvement of school facilities. Leads the long-term planning, construction and use of buildings in collaboration with the Board. Is responsible for proper safety and security of all the school’s properties (both owned and rented), emergency drills and training of staff for emergency procedures. Faculty The Director ensures that the staff brought in from abroad has adequate living and working facilities in an environment that honors the school’s religious beliefs and ethical norms. Students The Director is responsible for maintaining the discipline in the school. The Director is responsible for suspending or expelling students if necessary. The Director is responsible for informing students and their families about relevant dates and activities of the school on a regular basis and in a timely manner. Ceremonies and Events Facilitates and oversees the opening and closing ceremonies of the school, graduation ceremonies, the Parent Teacher Association, and all school family and community events.