NIST International School

NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. The school now welcomes over 1,600 students representing more than 60 nationalities and provides all three IB programmes. NIST is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Recognized worldwide for its progressive approach, the IB programmes provide students with critical 21st century skills. The academic structure emphasizes exploration, risk-taking and trans-disciplinary learning. All students are required to take part in community service activities that encourage them to empathize with others and actively solve issues. NIST also partners with other elite international schools in offering the Global Citizen Diploma, an optional qualification that allows graduates to showcase their strengths in leadership, service and community engagement. NIST maintains strong child protection policies and procedures, and we carefully screen all applicants by requiring a full, official background clearance. We strive to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

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NIST International School Foundation
Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA - Thailand)

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+66 (0)2 017 5888
+66 (0)2 253 1193
Campus Address
36 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
Krung Thep Mahanakhon
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Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
B.Ed., M.Ed., teaching license or equivalent qualification
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
While the number of contract days may vary slightly from year to year, it typically ranges between 182 to 186.
Starting Salary Range
As of 2019, the NIST salary scale begins at a minimum of just over THB 1,710,000 (approximately USD $53,000) per year for full-time teaching staff (and one additional step allotted for a graduate qualification), with a maximum entry point of THB 2,300,000 (approximately USD $72,000).
Taxes are deducted according to Thai law. Average deductions for NIST teachers are 20-25%.
Savings Potential
Bangkok and Thailand are relatively inexpensive compared to other world cities, and a NIST salary provides the ability to live as simply or comfortably as desired.
We provide a monthly housing allowance between THB 42,800 to 64,200 for overseas hires based on dependent status. Additionally, upon arrival in Thailand, up to five nights of accommodation are provided in a hotel close to the school.
Airfare is provided for teachers and their dependents upon appointment, as well as return tickets after the completion of the initial two-year contract. Annual round-trip flights are provided thereafter.
Moving Allowance
A settling-in allowance of THB 50,000, subject to taxation, is provided for all overseas hires.
Comprehensive health insurance is provided for all eligible staff and their dependents, and it applies worldwide. (Please note that the conditions may vary slightly for citizens of the United States.) The school also self-insures annual medical checkups and maternity benefits.
Dental coverage up to THB 20,000 per year is provided in the form of reimbursements by the school.

Part-Time Swedish Mother Tongue Teacher

NIST is looking for an effective, enthusiastic and collaborative teacher to join our Swedish team. The preferred candidate will have experience in the IB PYP or elementary.

This is a 30% teaching load with an attractive salary and the opportunity to be a part of the NIST academic community. Please note we will also consider recently graduated teachers looking for full-time experience as an intern in a well-established and successful school environment. Suitably experienced candidates will also be considered for additional substitute teaching should they so wish.

Professional Expectations
• Demonstrate a commitment to teaching elementary Swedish.
• Participate in collaborative planning and teaching.
• Work effectively as a part of a diverse team.
• Teach both receptive and productive content of texts.
• Teach across a range of elementary age groups.
• Commit to involvement in language, literature or culture-based extra-curricular activities.
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
• Meet individual student needs and differentiate for a range of abilities.
• Utilize a variety of teaching styles.
• Implement positive behavior strategies.
NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in all aspects of learning and also within the professional life of the school. Contribution to the broader life and activities of NIST is important to us, as is an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 1 Jun 2021
Closes In: 125 days

Head of Aquatics

The Position

This is an exciting new position for NIST. NIST International School seeks a highly experienced and forward ­thinking Head of Aquatics from August 2021.

Main Responsibilities

-The Head of Aquatics acts as a swimming instructor, coach, and pool manager. Responsibilities will include:
-Strategic planning and oversight of the learn to swim, recreational aquatics, competitive swim team, service, and community programmes
-Ensuring the quality and related safety of the programmes (before, during, and after school)
-Acting as the lead NIST Swimming Instructor by administering, supervising, and promoting the NIST swimming programme, as well as training staff in swimming instruction
-Supervising the day-to-day operations of the pool facility, staff, supplies, and equipment
-Overseeing NIST-X exhibition water safety standards and training
-Carrying out communication with the student body and parent community
-Reports to the Director of Athletics & Activities

Person Specifications
Qualifications and Experience
-Preferred Bachelor’s degree in education in Physical Education or related sports field
-ASCA Level 2 or higher, ASCTA Silver or higher, ASA Level III, or Bronze License or higher coaching certification or equivalent
-Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification or Equivalent
-Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI), CPR, First Aid, and AED certification
-Current Teaching Certificate with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
-At least 5 years of experience within a management role or leading an aquatics coaching team
-Minimum 5 years of successful coaching experience (with a proven track record) to include a detailed understanding of the performance needs of -developing swimmers
-Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a swimming coach
-Excellent understanding of stroke technique and swimming skills and experience in both Learn to Swim and Coaching Age group swimming
-Experience/training working with MYP and/or PYP curriculums to help with curriculum articulation across school for swimming
-Computer knowledge and skills using Google Docs, Hy-Tek’s Meet Manager, and Team Manager Swim Software an advantage
-Excellent interpersonal skills with a ‘can-do’ attitude
-Strong written and oral communication skills in English
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Flexibility in working with different personalities
-Excellent critical thinking and an ability to learn on the go
-Innovative, self-motivated, energetic, creative problem solver

Partial Listing of Duties and Responsibilities
-Core P.E Curriculum and Athletic Programme/Extracurricular Activities Programme
-Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of a NIST EY - Y11 curricular swimming programme
-Create the curricular swimming schedule, in cooperation with the Elementary & Secondary Physical Education Departments
-Take responsibility for all swim programmes conducted at NIST whether instructional or recreational
-Take responsibility for writing policies and procedures that relate to the swimming pool and the swimming programme (emergency procedures and drills, -safety-related policies)
-Swimming Instructor - Conduct swim team practices in a safe and friendly environment
-Administer and conduct swimming meets
-Promote swimming team participation
-Respond quickly to all emergency situations
-Administers any first aid needed by the victim of an accident
-Observes and enforces all rules and regulations of the facility
-Training the P.E & Coaching staff in swimming instruction
-Delivering Lifeguarding/ Life-Saving training to the P.E team, Coaching staff, and other faculty members
-Take responsibility for the scheduling, promotion, and safety of all aquatic programmes and services
-Coordinate the assessment of demand for and feasibility of open swimming times and non-instructional aquatic programmes
-Assist the Administration in determining and communicating the vision and goals of the Aquatics Department to the NIST community
-Oversee the overall scheduling of all aquatic programmes and services, in cooperation with departments/colleagues
-Take responsibility for budget development and purchasing related to all aquatic programmes and services
-Take responsibility for in-service training for faculty, swimming instructors/aides, lifeguards as necessary
-Take responsibility for the supervision of day-to-day operations of the swimming pool including monitoring the maintenance, security, and safety of the -overall pool environment
-Take responsibility for the opening and closing of the swimming pool
-Responsible for the supervision of lifeguards and other staff working in the swimming pool
-Set and oversee safety standards for all events in the swimming pool
-Other ongoing duties as assigned
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 29 Jan 2021
Closes In: 62 hrs

Head of Gymnastics

The Position

This is an exciting new position for NIST. NIST International School seeks a highly experienced and forward ­thinking Head of Gymnastics from January 2020 or August 2021 at the very latest.

Main Responsibilities
In consultation with the Director of Activities and Sport, the Head of Gymnastics is responsible for the design, delivery, and supervision of the Gymnastics programme and its resources. The post holder is responsible for the strategic planning and delivering a diverse programme that caters to the full range of Gymnastics aptitudes and abilities of the NIST student body. The post holder will be expected to share a vision of creating gymnastics opportunities for all by providing quality experiences through intentional teaching and coaching. The Head of Gymnastics works closely with the Director of Athletics & Activities, the Elementary, Middle and High School Physical Education teachers, NIPTA, Finance, Communications, and Marketing Departments. The Head of Gymnastics reports to the Director of Athletics & Activities.

Programme Development
-Strategic planning of the recreational, development, and competitive gymnastics programmes
-Devise pre-testing and selection systems for competitive programmes and streams
-Coordination of the competitive Gymnastics team calendar, invitational competitions, local BISAC and regional SEASAC Championships and, overseas trips and competitions
-Planning and provision of appropriate facilities and equipment to support the Gymnastics programme
-Observe, develop, and evaluate gymnasts’ progress, and communicate this progress appropriately
-Facilitate the efficient movement of students to and from as well as between programmes
-Effectively manage parent expectations in relation to gymnasts’ development

Strategic Leadership
-Development, mentoring, and quality assurance of a large team of coaches
-Support and drive the leadership team for the gymnastics programme (WAG, MAG coordinators, and gymnastics administrator)

Health & Safety
-Implementation and monitoring of child safeguarding and gymnastics centre health and safety policies and practice
-evelopment and monitoring of budgeting, planning, delivery, and monitoring systems
-Design and implementation of the Gymnastics communication strategies and systems

Person Specifications
Qualifications and Experience
-Preferred Bachelor’s degree in education in Physical Education or related sports field
-Preferred FIG 2/3 or equivalent certificate in coaching performance gymnastics
-Experience of WAG & MAG programmes and extensive experience and expertise in the sport of Artistic Gymnastics
-CPR/First Aid/AED Certification preferred
-At least 3 years of experience within a gymnastics leadership role or managing a gymnastics coaching team
-Minimum 5 years of successful coaching experience supported by references to include a detailed understanding of the performance needs of developing gymnasts
-Experience in developing training programmes for Artistic Gymnastics across all ability levels
-Experience in judging and officiating gymnastics competitions preferred

Skills and Qualities
-Skill in fostering productive relationships with other coaches and be able to encourage creativity and contribution from others. Ability to work effectively with colleagues both within gymnastics and from other departments
-Shows integrity and is fair, equitable, and ethical in approach. Protects confidential information, adheres to policies, and demonstrates commitment to gymnastics and the academy
-Understanding and appreciation of the field of talent identification, selection, and confirmation and how this can contribute to the development of gymnastics
-Have high levels of personal integrity and enjoy connecting with all members of our community
-Share a commitment to NIST values with an enthusiasm for the value of sport within the NIST mission
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 29 Jan 2021
Closes In: 62 hrs