Job Opportunities

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Job Opportunities

At IAS we recognize that quality teachers are extremely vital in carrying out our mission and vision for providing quality, Christian education to the children of Quetzaltenango. We realize that teaching at IAS is a unique task and calling, as it requires not only the skills to teach, but also the willingness to live in a foreign country and culture. IAS works to fully support teachers, both in their work and in their living situations.

Teachers at IAS are expected to demonstrate professionalism in their classrooms by being prepared for daily lessons and fulfilling the other roles of being an educator. Teachers are also expected to have a relationship with Christ in which they demonstrate godly behavior and set a positive example for students to follow.

Although teacher certification is not necessary to be an educator at IAS, preference is given to candidates who have teaching experience or a teaching certificate. All teaching candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. The following is a timeline for interviews and hiring at IAS:

February: Current IAS staff will be asked to complete an “Intent to Return” form by the end of February, indicating their plans for the following school year. This form will be distributed at the end of November, providing staff sufficient time to make decisions for the next year.

January-March: Candidate must have a teaching license in their subject area.

March-April: Candidate holds a teaching license.

May: Candidate is unlicensed, but holds at least a four year Bachelor’s degree in their subject area.

June: Candidate is unlicensed but holds a four year Bachelor’s degree.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year (August - June).


Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

Prekindergarten Teacher - position filled
2 Kindergarten Teachers -  positions filled
2 First Grade Teachers - positions filled
2 Second Grade Teachers -  1 position OPEN
2 Third Grade Teachers - positions filled
2 Fourth Grade Teachers - positions filled
Fifth Grade Teacher - position filled

Middle School (6th to 8th Grade)

4 Teachers for Middle School - Middle School English, Bible and Social Studies OPEN

High School (9th to 12th Grade)

English Teacher - position filled
Science Teacher - position filled
History Teacher - position filled
Bible Teacher - position filled
Math Teacher - position filled

Resource Teachers

Foreign Language Teacher (3rd - 12th Grade Spanish) - position filled

Boys PE & Elective Teacher (6th - 12th Grade) - position filled
Music/Drama & Resource (Prekindergarten - 12th Grade) - position filled
Art Teacher (Prekindergarten - 12th Grade) - position filled

Computer/Elective Teacher (Prekindergarten - 12th Grade) - position filled
Librarian - position filled

Teacher Aid - (part-time)* - position filled


Director - filled
Principal - OPEN
Counselor - filled
Development Coordinator - filled
Chaplain - filled
Business Manager - filled
Business Office Assistant - filled
Secretary - filled

(Last updated on July 9th, 2017)


Download the following documents to view information and Frequently Asked Questions about teaching at Inter-American School and living in Quetzaltenango (Xela). If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Teacher Recruitment Brochure

Teaching at IAS and Living in Xela: FAQ's