Osaka YMCA
International School

Careers

About our school
Welcome to Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). OYIS is a special place founded on the values of family, community, empathy, caring, and learning.
Located in the heart of Osaka City, we are a non-profit day school that offers the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programme.
OYIS is distinguished by its warm, family feel and personal approach. We are an inclusive school with a leadership team that prides itself on taking the time to talk to parents and students about their individual needs. Our entire school is committed to delivering a world-class educational experience built upon the solid base of the International Baccalaureate (IB).
OYIS, which has more than 300 students, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

About the role
Due to our continued growth, we are looking to appoint an outstanding IB Diploma Coordinator to join our school from August 2023. Please see the Job Description for full details.
We are looking for teachers and leaders with these qualities:
A detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the IB Diploma
An excellent work ethic and the ability to inspire students
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Internationally-minded
Able to enhance our After-School Activities and the wider school community
An ability to lead and also work collaboratively with others, as required.

About You
You will be a fully-qualified teacher with a passion for education and engaging with young people. You will have experience of leading the IB Diploma Programme and embrace the IB’s educational philosophy.
You will enjoy working in a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere with like-minded staff. You will be able to use technology to enhance student learning and to lead pedagogical training sessions for staff.

About our city
Osaka is one of Japan’s most vibrant and exciting cities. It is home to Universal Studios Japan, one of the world’s largest aquariums and numerous parks and hiking routes. With Kyoto 44 kms to the east and Kobe 27 kms to the west, there are many options for trips.
The city’s transport links are superb and the train and bus networks make nearly everywhere easily accessible. For trips outside of Osaka, there are domestic flights or the famous bullet train (Shinkansen).
Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, has good air quality and is particularly safe and family-friendly.

About Our Offer
We offer a generous package that includes a competitive salary, health insurance, and a housing allowance. We also offer a relocation allowance, an individual professional development budget and comprehensive assistance with relocating.

Important Note
OYIS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. All staff must share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be made on the condition that relevant criminal background checks are submitted by the applicant and acceptable references are received. Please see our Child Safeguarding Policy for more details.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability.

Application Process

If you are interested in joining us, please send a cover letter, recent CV and two references to [email protected]
Closing date: Friday 2nd December, 2022
Start date: August 2023

Find out more on our social media pages.

About our school Welcome to Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). OYIS is a special place founded on the values of family, community, empathy, caring, and learning. Located in the heart of Osaka City, we are a non-profit day school that offers the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programme. OYIS is distinguished by its warm, family feel and personal approach. We are an inclusive school with a leadership team that prides itself on taking the time to talk to parents and students about their individual needs. Our entire school is committed to delivering a world-class educational experience built upon the solid base of the International Baccalaureate (IB). OYIS, which has more than 300 students, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). About the role The successful candidate will run and maintain a program that supports students as they prepare for university and career choices. The candidate will use a wide range of technologies and contacts to achieve this, and assist teachers in the support of students. The advisor will keep parents/caregivers informed about student progress and attend meetings and information sessions as required. About You You will be a fully-qualified teacher with a passion for education and engaging with young people. You will have experience of leading the IB Diploma Programme and embrace the IB’s educational philosophy. You will enjoy working in a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere with like-minded staff. You will be able to use technology to enhance student learning and to lead pedagogical training sessions for staff. About our city Osaka is one of Japan’s most vibrant and exciting cities. It is home to Universal Studios Japan, one of the world’s largest aquariums and numerous parks and hiking routes. With Kyoto 44 kms to the east and Kobe 27 kms to the west, there are many options for trips. The city’s transport links are superb and the train and bus networks make nearly everywhere easily accessible. For trips outside of Osaka, there are domestic flights or the famous bullet train (Shinkansen). Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, has good air quality and is particularly safe and family-friendly. About Our Offer We offer a generous package that includes a competitive salary, health insurance, and a housing allowance. We also offer a relocation allowance, an individual professional development budget and comprehensive assistance with relocating. Important Note OYIS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. All staff must share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be made on the condition that relevant criminal background checks are submitted by the applicant and acceptable references are received. Please see our Child Safeguarding Policy for more details. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability. Application Process If you are interested in joining us, please send a cover letter, recent CV and two references to [email protected] Closing date: Friday 2nd December, 2022 Start date: August 2023 Find out more on our social media pages.

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Reruiting Philosophy
Osaka YMCA International School is committed to safer recruitment and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). OYIS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time of hiring. All full-time roles will be posted both internally and externally to ensure the school has access to a large pool of qualified candidates.

Safer Recruitment
Safer recruitment is a set of practices to ensure all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and committing to keep children safe from harm.

OYIS Safeguarding Recruiting Procedures
At OYIS, all teachers, coaches and volunteers must read the school’s child protection policy and sign the school’s Code of Conduct acknowledgement.

All international hires must provide the school with an original copy of an official criminal background check from each of the countries they have worked in. Should a candidate not be able to produce these criminal background checks, they can provide a certificate from a school-recognized criminal background check organization.

Collection of Documentation:
All international hires should be able to provide the school with:
Updated CV
Criminal background check
Original copies of their educational degrees (the school to photocopy)
Original copy of teaching certification (the school to photocopy)
Scanned copy of passport
Signed copy of schools code of conduct

Reference Checks:
Candidates should supply OYIS with two references
One from their current employer and another from their previous
Along with a minimum of two online or email references, OYIS will reach out and contact a minimum of one reference via video conferencing.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age and status as an individual with a disability.

Child Safeguarding

Osaka YMCA International School takes the responsibility for the care of all of our students very seriously. We strive to provide a safe and supportive learning environment so that all students can maximize their learning.

Our policies and procedures on child protection stem directly from our school’s core values and mission, which drive our determination for student safety.

At OYIS, we understand how important it is for school employees and parents to work together in the interest of safeguarding our students. Our policies and procedures are supported by worldwide best practice and coordinate clear and consistent procedures associated with keeping our students safe. If you need further clarification concerning a given situation please contact the appropriate principal.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Taskforce on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Life in Osaka, Japan

In the heart of the Kansai, Osaka is known as the “second city” of Japan. As any Japanese person will tell you, living in Osaka is very different from Tokyo. It’s often described as “gritty”, but Osaka is also a lot of fun and has arguably some of the best food in Japan. Some people even call it “Japan’s kitchen.” It even has its own dialect!

An hour ride from the ancient hearts of Japan – Kyoto and Nara – Osaka is a city where traditions meet modernity. As you might expect, transportation is excellent.

Osaka has excellent connections with the rest of the country by rail, with Tokyo two and a half hours away on the bullet train and Kyoto about 30 minutes. It also has a first-class international airport and a busy port, with ferries departing to various destinations all over Japan, and further afield.

Japan is a very safe place and it’s unlikely you would have any trouble walking alone at night. As an expat you’re more likely to be approached and have someone try to practice their English on you than anything else. That being said, you should take the same precautions you’d take in any other big city, just to be sure.

For more information, check out this website about living in Osaka: https://osaka-info.jp/en/

Our Teachers

What ingredients go into making an OYIS teacher?

A teacher at OYIS approaches their students with creativity, flexibility, care, and compassion. They are themselves lifelong learners who aim to develop the same interest in their students. Their pedagogical approaches and belief systems are at the core of their excellence as teachers.

An OYIS teacher will approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction, and with the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.

We are seeking individuals who are defined by these key attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs: international-mindedness, open-mindedness, flexibility, collaboration, universality of good teaching, and love of their jobs.

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Our Hiring Process

Reruiting Philosophy
Osaka YMCA International School is committed to safer recruitment and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). OYIS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time of hiring. All full-time roles will be posted both internally and externally to ensure the school has access to a large pool of qualified candidates.


Safer Recruitment
Safer recruitment is a set of practices to ensure all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and committing to keep children safe from harm.


OYIS Safeguarding Recruiting Procedures
At OYIS, all teachers, coaches and volunteers must read the school’s child protection policy and sign the school’s Code of Conduct acknowledgement.

All international hires must provide the school with an original copy of an official criminal background check from each of the countries they have worked in. Should a candidate not be able to produce these criminal background checks, they can provide a certificate from a school-recognized criminal background check organization.

Collection of Documentation:
All international hires should be able to provide the school with:
Updated CV
Criminal background check
Original copies of their educational degrees (the school to photocopy)
Original copy of teaching certification (the school to photocopy)
Scanned copy of passport
Signed copy of schools code of conduct

Reference Checks:
Candidates should supply OYIS with two references
One from their current employer and another from their previous
Along with a minimum of two online or email references, OYIS will reach out and contact a minimum of one reference via video conferencing.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age and status as an individual with a disability.

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