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ISRM CAS Coordinator

Job Title: Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Coordinator

Reports to: DP Coordinator

Department: Academic

Position Type: Part-Time

This job description should be read in conjunction with the teachers’ contract and any additional ISRM roles acquired.

Job Overview:

The Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Coordinator at the International School Rhein Main plays a pivotal role in the facilitation and oversight of all aspects of the IB Diploma Programme CAS experience. This role is crucial for promoting the CAS program, working closely with CAS students, and ensuring effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders, including the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, school leadership, staff, CAS advisers, CAS supervisors, and others. The CAS Coordinator is also responsible for assessing students' progress in meeting CAS learning outcomes and reporting as required by the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implementation and Advancement of the CAS Programme:

  • Develop a programme outline and implement a CAS Program at ISRM.
  • Identify and implement strategies to enhance the CAS program's effectiveness.
  • Stay current with the latest CAS program developments and best practices.

Direct Student Engagement:

  • Work closely with CAS students to guide, support, and facilitate their CAS experiences.
  • Encourage and mentor students to meet CAS requirements and learning outcomes.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with the DP Coordinator, school leadership, and other relevant personnel to ensure seamless integration of CAS within the overall curriculum.
  • Maintain clear and effective communication with CAS advisers, CAS supervisors, and staff members as required.

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Assess and monitor students' progress in meeting CAS learning outcomes.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to the International Baccalaureate as necessary.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Demonstrates the attributes of an IB learner, including being principled, open-minded, reflective, caring, balanced, inquirer, knowledgeable, thinker, communicator, and risk-taker.
  • In-depth knowledge of the IB Diploma Programme and its requirements.
  • A thorough understanding of the Creativity, Activity, Service program.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with students, staff, and all stakeholders involved with CAS.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage the multifaceted CAS program effectively.
  • Exceptional communication skills to facilitate dialogues with students and staff.
  • Proficiency in using technology tools and platforms, including IB IBIS, Toddle, and other digital tools used in CAS administration.

Please send your application with supporting documents (CV, diplomas, references, certificates) to the attention of Drs. Tom Zijlstra to application@es-rm.eu


ISRM Subject Teachers

Job Titles:

  • Teacher of Visual Arts (8 - 12 hours)

Reports to: Head of Department

Department: Academic

This job description should be read in conjunction with the teachers’ contract and any additional ISRM roles acquired.

Job Overview:  

The teachers are the essence of ISRM and its vision, and are encouraged and expected to give the highest possible standard of service to students, parents and the school. Therefore, each teacher is responsible for the quality of education and progress of the students in his/her class(es).  

In addition, each teacher has a duty of care to ensure all their students are safe, secure and properly supervised at all times.  

A teacher is directly responsible to a subject area leader (HoD), co‐ordinator and/or the IB leaders as appropriate. This will involve the following:

Roles and Responsibilities:

Professional Support:

  • Supporting the school leadership in achieving the vision, mission, values and aims of the school;
  • Being a positive role model by setting high personal and professional expectations in learning and teaching, their own growth endeavour  and  administration;
  • Developing clear personal and professional goals that are consistent with both the ISRM school wide action plans and IB MYP and IB Diploma requirements;
  • Nurturing and promoting a culture of learning and by creating a strongly interactive, enjoyable and stimulating learning environment;
  • Committing to an on‐going programme of personal and professional growth, both formally and informally.

Curriculum Planning:

  • Putting into practice the school’s Teacher and Learning Strategy;
  • Employing a wide variety of learning and teaching tools to make learning both effective and enjoyable;
  • Ensuring curriculum documentation is recorded on Managebac including course outlines or unit of inquiry/unit of work planners;
  • Ensuring the appropriate IB curriculum is delivered to the highest possible standards;
  • Creating suitable assessment materials as appropriate;
  • Seeking and acting on any purposeful opportunity to develop consistency and curriculum continuity between the three IB curriculum programmes;
  • Seeking opportunities to develop cross‐curricular approaches specifically in reference to Global Contexts – Units of Work (MYP);
  • Ensuring that all students are able to progress according to their ability;
  • Maximising learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom through field trips, visiting speakers, varied teaching styles and resources;
  • Establishing and monitoring clear homework expectations and providing meaningful feedback;
  • Being actively involved in any relevant curriculum review process;
  • Keeping abreast of current world wide and IBO educational practice through reading and research.

Promoting Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning:

  • Putting into practice the whole school assessment policy;
  • Developing and effectively using assessment criteria in line with the IBO requirements;
  • Effectively using moderation and standardisation procedures to ensure the reliability and validity of the school’s grading systems;
  • Effectively using external and internal data to help improve student learning;
  • Effectively teaching all ISRM standards as indicated.  

Resourcing:

  • Promoting the safe use of school facilities and resources;
  • Reporting any maintenance or health and safety concerns directly to the relevant principal; 
  • Using all school facilities and resources carefully and respectfully;
  • Contributing resource ideas, in line with the school initiatives, to the relevant budget holder;
  • Using local, national and international resources as appropriate;
  • Promoting the use of appropriate technology.

Responsibility for Personnel:

  • Ensuring a positive friendly professional working environment where all staff are
  • Equally valued and are part of a team;
  • Being punctual;
  • Contributing to professional meetings, collaborative planning, activities and events;
  • Working effectively in a transparent and collaborative manner;
  • Keeping appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding students, staff and our community both now and in the future;
  • Providing professional support for colleagues;
  • Being flexible in order to help the school meet the needs of students;
  • Following school administrative policies and procedures;
  • Visiting colleagues’ classrooms to learn and to offer ideas and suggestions on classroom management and approaches to learning and teaching;
  • Acting as a mentor for new staff members, if requested;
  • Seeking opportunities to familiarise colleagues with current research in your areas of specialism;
  • Supporting the orientation of new staff.

Student Support:

  • Being accountable for the academic, social and emotional well‐being of children in your class;
  • Undertaking a contributory role in student well‐being as either a homeroom teacher or assistant homeroom teacher;
  • Ensuring new children transfer smoothly into the class and good relationships are developed with parents;
  • Maintaining positive learning environments where students are actively and collaboratively engaged in learning;
  • Maintaining calm and developing a strong ethos of respect in shared areas such as the stairs, corridors and dining room;
  • Being observant, supportive and pro‐active while on duty to ensure quality break times for students in the hof, wintergarten and dining room;
  • Maintaining accurate attendance records using IServ/ManageBac/Google Docs;
  • Communicating positively and empathically with students on a personal basis,
  • Listening to them and helping them whenever possible;
  • Keeping appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding students, staff and our community both now and in the future;
  • Being aware of all educational factors relevant to each student;
  • Differentiating or appropriately scaffolding learning activities to ensure all students, including EAL students and those on the Learning Support registers, are fully catered for;
  • Giving constructive, positive feedback to students through dialogue and marking of their work.

Whole School Developments:

  • Contributing to academic policy formation both inside and outside your areas of specialism;
  • Collaborating with colleagues on curriculum planning and development;
  • Attending and helping to organise events for students, parents or the wide community.

Communication within the School Community:

  • By ensuring excellent lines of communication with all staff, parents and children;
  • Attending all relevant academic and student well‐being meetings and collaborative planning sessions;
  • Promoting positive public relations with the parents and the community;
  • Keeping accurate, complete records of the progress of each student;
  • Reporting student progress to parents through conferences and written reports;
  • Using all the available technology provided by the school;
  • Creatively displaying student work within classrooms and the shared areas of the school;
  • Setting up and updating the class website weekly;
  • Contributing to information letters to parents and the annual year book.

The successful candidates without an IB Category 1 training will be expected to complete one and write a course outline before February 2024. The teaching role will begin officially when the ISRM’s Diploma Programme is authorized by the International Baccalaureate. Currently, we are a candidate school and would like to be authorized by September 2024.

Please send your application with supporting documents (CV, diplomas, references, certificates) to the attention of Drs. Tom Zijlstra to application@es-rm.eu