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Recruitment at ISK Kenya

ISK seeks to employ and retain professionals of the highest quality.  Faculty with overseas experience, demonstrated collaboration skills, a commitment to their own professional growth, and a deep enthusiasm for providing a challenging nurturing environment within which our students will thrive will likely be a good match for  ISK and its programs.

ISK is especially interested in dynamic educators comfortable with data-driven systems for ensuring student learning, and who thrive in a collaborative professional environment focused on continuous improvement.

Finance Manager

ISK Mission: ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma.We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.

ISK Vision: Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges

Reports To: Business Manager

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Finance Manager’s role encompasses oversight of the school’s financial systems, along with outsourced non-educational services.

The primary mission of this role is to manage the business affairs of ISK to provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.

Within the parameters of Board Policy and ISK’s Strategic Plan, the Finance Manager works closely with the Business Manager to align support systems with the school’s educational Mission, Vision and Aims.

The Finance Manager is a senior administrator with a key role in the Administrative Team, and a non-voting position on the Board’s Finance Committee.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Financial planning, management and control.
  • Prepare and interpret financial information.
  • Oversee an annual audit – Local and ISKF.
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met.
  • File the company returns annually.
  • Liaise with and coordinate legal services for the School.
  • Submit and monitor A/OS grant applications.
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy.
  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget.
  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Process and submit statutory and benefits remittances on time.
  • Produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines including monthly financial statements for the Board of Directors.
  • Advise the Director in the management of school investments within the guidelines set by the Board
  • Advise the Board of Directors in development of a Long Term Financial plan and monitor its progress.
  • Ensure accurate and timely billing of parents and collection of fees
  • Ensure accurate management of the fixed asset register.
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
  • Develop external relationships and liaise with appropriate contacts, e.g. ISKF, auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the KRA, NSSF, and NHIF
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried our.
  • Supervise Business Office staff.
  • Performing other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Business Manager

Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • A fully Qualified ACCA.
  • Have a successful track record, of no less than 3 years as a Finance Manager in a non-profit institution.
  • Possess a working knowledge of organizational management.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and planning skills.
  • Have excellent organizational and managerial skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and the administration team to ensure the goals and plans of ISK are achieved.
  • Experience in the preparation of financial statements, budgets and forecast.
  • Firm foundation in accounting principles and financial reporting standards.
  • Excellent general management skills particularly in facilitation, team building and coordination.
  • Effective communicator with ability to communicate organization’s direction and ability to motivate others with strong, honest leadership.
  • Ability to walk on water…with a smile.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • MBA
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Experience in the business office of a large, culturally diverse international school.

High School Guidance Counselor

ISK Mission: ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma. We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.

ISK Vision: Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges

Reports To: High School Principal

Scope of Responsibilities:

The High School Guidance Counselor serves the emotional and developmental needs of the students in high school through one-on-one and small-group counselling, collaboration with classroom teachers and the Child Support Team, and provision of developmental instruction at appropriate levels.

The counsellor is also a critical member of the high school leadership team, providing support to the Principal and working closely with team leaders.

Additionally, the counsellor will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfil supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; serve as advisor to a small group of students; and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity throughout the year.

All teachers are expected to contribute to the co-curricular program.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the Child Support Team in identifying and addressing the needs of exceptional students: academic, emotional and social considerations.
  • Providing support to students identified as having academic challenges or emotional/social issues.
  • Consult with parents and staff on student related concerns.
  • Conduct student admissions testing.
  • Co-ordinate any standardized testing by training teachers and informing parents.
  • Work with the Safety and Security Committee to provide crisis support services.
  • Promote a positive climate among students, staff and community (attend extra curricular activities, highly visible at break times, etc.)
  • Order current and relevant counselling materials and testing materials annually.
  • Maintain a current tutor list and mental health resource referral list.
  • Collaborate with administration and staff in identifying and addressing the needs of exceptional students.
  • Organize, administer and interpret the results of all standardized testing.
  • Assist students and parents with the process of selection and application to Universities and other post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in bringing the ISK Educational Aims to life.
  • Assume leadership of the high school section of ISK when the principal is absent from school.
  • Meet regularly with the High School Principal for updating and planning.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Counselling
  • Counsellor’s certification from an accredited university/college
  • Minimum 2 years relevant counselling experience
  • Student-centred and nurturing personality
  • Commitment to collaborative planning
  • Proficient with educational, administrative and communication technology
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent writing skills
  • Flexibility and creativity

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Counseling
  • Counselling experience in a multi-cultural setting
  • Experience with administering a variety of tests and analyzing/communicating results
  • Experience in data analysis and goal setting to improve professional skills
  • Experience in a classroom setting.

Middle School Learning Support Teacher

ISK Mission: ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma. We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.

ISK Vision: Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges

Reports To: Middle School Principal

Scope of Work:

The teacher’s primary responsibility is to ensure the success of each student as detailed in the ISK mission, vision and student aims. Teaching responsibilities may include working with students in resource and inclusion setting.

Additionally the teacher will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfil supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; serve as advisor to a small group of students; and contribute to the co-curricular program.

All teachers are expected to contribute to the co-curricular program.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with colleagues in applying the ISK Educational Aims to all aspects of schooling.
  • Work with the Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator to insure the implementation of the school-wide program as outlined in the SSS manual.
  • Develop and monitor Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for students based on testing results, teacher input and observations.
  • Provide appropriate support for students through in-class, resource/pull-out, consultation, and monitoring.
  • Understand and conduct on-going assessment of student progress of IEP goals. Use assessment data to inform planning and instruction, and reflect on instructional techniques accordingly.
  • Collaborate with all middle school departments to support students in mainstream classes.
  • Differentiate instruction to address preferred learning styles and the needs and readiness levels of various students in class.
  • Schedule and chair Student Support Team (SST) meetings.
  • Integrate technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery.
  • Be available to assist students outside of class time.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone, SSTs, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Attend and participate actively in relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings.
  • Participate on faculty committees and curriculum development programs as required.
  • Promote a positive learning and teaching environment.
  • Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth, including remaining current and informed regarding educational research and best practices.
  • Participate in and supervise an annual weeklong intercultural trip.
  • Sponsor a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Principal.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s) (Special Education or ESOL)
  • Understanding of learning differences and behavior-based differences and effective researchbased interventions.
  • Interpret results of educational psychological reports
  • Student-centered and nurturing personality
  • Commitment to collaborative planning
  • Teacher certification in relevant field from an accredited university/college
  • Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
  • Proficiency with educational technology
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent writing skills
  • Flexibility and creativity

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • Understanding of and experience with standards-based curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • Experience with a backwards planning, “backwards by design,” or Understanding by Design planning model
  • Teaching experience in a multi-cultural setting
  • Relevant teaching experience in middle school
  • Demonstrated success in connecting learning to real–world problems
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary instruction
  • Demonstrated success with constructivist teaching methods
  • Experience in data analysis and goal setting to improve learning

All employees must present evidence of a police clearance from their current country of employment or a Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya that is provided to the end of the year prior to accepting employment at ISK.

All teacher applicants must complete and submit this form.  Please print, fill, scan and email to hrmanager@isk.ac.ke together with your complete application. ISK CandidateTeacher Profile 

Required for Employment

Applicants seeking employment at the International School of Kenya must have the following qualifications:

Mandatory for all applicants
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
  • an understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophy, mission and goals of ISK.
  • An exemplary personnel record.
  • Reference contact information both email and phone numbers
  • from current and recent supervisors.
  • Evidence of professional commitment to continuous growth.

For Teachers
  • A recognized teaching certificate.
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills.
  • Student-oriented philosophy and skill set.
  • Technology competencies appropriate to 21st century educators.
  • A commitment to extra-curricular activities beyond the normal teaching day.
  • A minimum of two years' relevant teaching experience within the last five years.

Desirable but not mandatory
  • Experience in a culturally diverse international school.
  • A second area of certification for MS/HS certificated employees.
  • A fifth year of formal preparation beyond the Bachelor's degree for ES certificated employees.

For other professionals
  • A relevant certificate.
  • A minimum of two years' relevant experience within the last five years.
  • See the appropriate recruitment profile.


If you feel that you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, letter of interest, and three recent references and their contacts to hrmanager@isk.ac.ke before April 10, 2014.

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