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What We Offer

Istanbul International Community School is a non-profit, fully accredited school (CIS/NEASC), authorized for all 3 IB programs. With more than 100 years of academic excellence, IICS offers impressive facilities and a friendly work environment.

IICS offers a highly competitive compensation package, with one of the best savings potential in the region, with dedicated teacher support staff to assist with your housing and logistics. In addition, IICS offers a congenial positive work environment with an engaged student body and collegial collaborative colleagues.

To understand what your work environment at IICS will be like, see what IICS students had to say about their teachers when asked for impromptu feedback…


Newly hired teachers will be given the option of living in Bahcesehir (also called B-Town), or in downtown Istanbul in an area of the school’s choosing. Each location offers different advantages. For housing testimonials by teachers, please read the New Teacher’s Handbook. The school provides shuttle service between B-Town and the Marmara campus. Overseas hire teachers living downtown who work at Marmara campus are transported to/from school providing they live in areas on the school’s approved bus route.

Working at IICS

IICS prides itself on its selection of high calibre teachers. The process of recruiting is one of the most important roles that the leadership performs, as the quality of the faculty is directly relational to the quality of the school’s teaching. It’s very important that we have an international – and internationally experienced – staff, both to reflect our mission and to reflect the multicultural population of our students.

The faculty is typically represented by more than 13 nations. Over the past five years, teacher experience has averaged 16 years with more than 55% of teachers holding a master’s degree or higher.

We strive for a healthy balance between the length and breadth of experience of mature teachers and the dynamism and progressive pioneering of newer teachers. Such a mix affords a rich, collegial range to the teaching methods at IICS. The role of the teacher at IICS is very much a person who can help a child’s journey in learning, rather than the dispenser of information. Each student has individual needs, so the teacher is there to focus on those needs, to facilitate the student’s individualized support. Teachers ensure that there is a strong learning environment within the classroom, while also capitalizing on a student’s prior knowledge.

Differentiating instruction in the classroom is important to enable the teacher to meet the needs of individual students. This means getting to know the student properly, understanding their learning style, and catering to their individual needs.

Professional Development

IICS selects faculty members who are qualified to teach in their area. To keep our teachers updated in the latest in pedagogical research, we offer ongoing professional development both on campus and abroad. Teachers who attend trainings share their knowledge with their colleagues at IICS for the betterment of the whole school. Additionally, IICS faculty provide educational expertise to others by speaking at international workshops or holding inhouse trainings.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

IICS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks.


The exciting backdrop of Istanbul adds to the dynamic academic environment created by the professional faculty and staff, engaged and enthusiastic students, and an involved parent body.

In recruiting teachers, IICS seeks teachers who ideally have with overseas experience who are willing to participate actively engaged sponsoring or coaching in extra curricular activities. Faculty candidates experienced in collaborative team planning and measuring student learning against benchmarks are also highly valued. IICS offers the full International Baccalaureate Program of studies – Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP). Therefore, we prefer teachers with prior IB experience.


Required Qualifications:

      • A high level of English proficiency required
      • Bachelor Degree in the subject to be taught
      • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience and IB, PYP MYP/DP is preferred
      • Valid teaching credential in the teaching area
      • A minimum of two years of full time, current teaching experience in the grade level or subject area of vacancy
      • Ability to integrate current technology into teaching
      • The philosophy that aligns with IB, preferably with IB teaching experience
      • Evidence of recent professional growth activities
      • Overseas teaching experience desirable
      • Commitment to IICS community values and activities

Please direct any queries about offers of employment to Pınar Demirkan, our Human Resources Director:

Employment Opportunities

Hisar Nurse



Key Purposes


To administer first aid to any IICS community member in need and managing the emergency care process including transfer of patient to appropriate hospital, communications between school, parents, patient and medical professionals. 

To facilitate the aftercare of all involved through offering emotional support, referrals to appropriate avenues for advice, and clear communication.

To manage the care of IICS students with chronic health issues.

To take care of and make recommendations for treatment or further referral for any students or staff members injured or unwell during school hours.


Community Expectations 


As members of a dynamic, diverse, and committed learning community, all staff members employed by IICS are expected to

● accept shared responsibility for the overall success of the school in fulfilling its mission and vision

● work collaboratively with colleagues and maintain positive and respectful relationships with all IICS community members 

● commit to developing professional learning, actively seek professional development opportunities, be open to feedback, and be willing to support others in their development

● actively contribute to the school community, support social and development initiatives, stay informed and connected, and model international-mindedness. 


Specific Responsibilities



● To manage and record student health information on the school database, ensuring it is regularly updated

● To coordinate the visits of specialist medical staff as directed, including the school doctor, health assessment teams

● To record and monitor accidents occurring in school time, reporting as necessary to relevant IICS staff such as divisional principals, maintenance staff

● To ensure practical systems are in place to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including hygiene practices in school and communication protocols for students diagnosed with communicable diseases are in place

● To ensure preparations are made for medical support for all school tournaments and trips

● To manage regularly required health checks for all IICS staff and related documentation

● To manage the clinic to ensure it is a pleasant and fit-for-purpose environment

● To maintain an inventory of medical supplies and ensure the clinic and first aid stations in the school are appropriately stocked

● Responsible for emergency drugs and first aid materials both in Hisar and Marmara Campus

● Support Facility and Procurement Department related with the selection of ambulance services




● To collate and communicate information on students with health issues to all relevant staff members, including outsourced kitchen staff as appropriate

● To communicate with parents regarding specific incidents relating to their children, care administered, referrals, and to follow up as necessary

● To communicate with parents generally with regard to health issues, information on localized outbreaks of illness such as scarlet fever and recommended responses, advice on general childhood experiences such as lice

● To maintain good communications with local health authorities, ministry regulations, information and requirements, and the contracted ambulance service provider




● To make recommendations for the development or improvement of school medical systems and practices

● To support or/and train individual staff members in responding to emergencies specific to individual students in their care – for example administering and epipen

● To support the training of staff in basic first aid and emergency responses as directed by the School Leadership Team

● To contribute to the learning of students by leading basic first aid training courses as requested

● To follow the international literature and the decisions of the Ministry of Health and directs the school administration


Responsible to: Primary Vice Principal



Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher 

Istanbul International Community School

Istanbul, Turkey



IICS is currently seeking qualified and experienced Substitute Teachers. 


The ideal candidate would need to be available on short notice. 



Position Summary




Primary or Secondary Substitute Teacher in different levels.



Required Qualifications


    Turkish Nationality

    Fluent English

    Minimum Bachelor degree in Teaching

    Two years of teaching experience or experience with children.



Preferred Experience & Skills


    Knowledge and experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program

    Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development

    Willingness to contribute to the wider school community

    Willingness to collaborate with the other members of the Primary school team



Application Procedures


Please send the following documents to Pinar Demirkan, Director of Human Resources at

      Letter of interest (1 pg.)

      CV or resume

      A list of 3-4 references, including current Head of School and immediate supervisor if not the Head of School


Moving to a new school and a new country is a major change. Our Director of Admissions at Istanbul International Community School, Yunus Sert, is happy to answer your questions about IICS, about living in Istanbul, relocation, or any of your schooling concerns.




Hisar Campus

Rumelihisari Mahallesi,
Nafi Baba Sokak, No:6
Hisarustu / Istanbul 34470

Telephone : +90 212 287 2770
Fax : +90 212 265 0580

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Marmara Campus

Karaagac Koyu Mahallesi,
Kahraman Caddesi, 27/1
Hadimkoy / Istanbul 34500

Telephone: +90 212 857 8264
Fax: +90 212 857 8270

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