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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:

      • Native or near English speaker
      • Minimum Bachelor Degree
      • 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

Employment Opportunities

Middle School Learning Support Teacher- Grade 6-8

Middle School Learning Support Teacher- Grade 6-8

Istanbul International Community School

Istanbul, Turkey


IICS Past & Present (General Background)

IICS is an independent, non-profit, fully accredited school (CIS/NEASC), authorized to offer all

three IB programs. IICS currently enrolls more than 500 students representing 60+

nationalities. The secondary school is located on the Marmara Campus, a purpose-built


Position Summary

Job Description

The Middle School Learning Support Teacher provides learning support to students in grades

6, 7 and 8. Even though emphasis is on grade 7 and 8 students in the MYP, grade 6 is part of

our primary school and providing learning support as students transition from the primary

school grade 6 to the middle school grade 7 is critical. This function is also critical as grade 8

students transition to the high school grade 9. The amount of push-in or pull-out support is

determined by the needs of the students.


● Provide input to Admissions regarding applicants with identified or possible learning


● Interpret student records, including cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests for

students experiencing learning challenges

● Liaise with psychologists during student testing and evaluation

● Support families in understanding and addressing learning difficulties

● Assist the secondary school administration and counselor with identifying and resolving

student academic issues and needs

● Create Individualized Learning Support Plan or Individualized Education Plan IEP for

students with identified needs

● Provide input on academic program plans for identified students

● Determine, design and maintain requisite pull-out support classes and push-in support as

determined by student needs

● Meet with individual students for homework assistance and general academic support

● Provide targeted reading and numeracy intervention for Tier 3 students

● Address the academic needs of identified or struggling students through prevention and


● Advocate for students at IEP/student support meetings

● Advocate for the academic achievement of all MYP students

● Support classroom teachers in understanding and addressing learning difficulties,

classroom differentiation and scaffolding

● Provide faculty PD to explain Executive Functioning development and how to provide

accommodations for identified students

● Assist teachers with students testing accommodations


Required Qualifications

● Minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching or Education preferably in

Learning Support or Special Education.

● Minimum of two years of teaching experience, preferably in an IB MYP international


● Minimum of two years of teaching experience in a learning resource position.

Preferred Experience & Skills

● Knowledge and experience in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

● Previous experience in providing learning support services to middle level students

● Experience with push-in and pullout models as well as the development of individualized

support plans

● Dedicated to ongoing collaboration with subject matter teachers

● Experience in the use of tracking data to monitor progress, adjust support, and report on

student-specific goals to peers and parents

● Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development

● Willingness to contribute to the wider school community

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


Salary & Benefits

Salary and benefits (tax free) are highly competitive with significant savings potential.

Benefits include international and local health insurance.

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, Suzy Gurkan, 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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