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Multiple Vacancies

9 November 2021

UWC East Africa

UWC East Africa

There are multiple job vacancies at UWC East Africa on the Arusha and Moshi campuses. In addition to those listed below we have teaching positions across all departments and programs. For more information on the opportunities available and how to apply, please go to the Job Opportunities page at https://www.uwcea.org/job-opportunities/.

Educators with previous UWC and/or IB experience, as well as those with experience working in a residential school are preferred. UWC East Africa is a mission-driven school and applicants should have a personal philosophy with a strong alignment to our guiding statements. 

The UWC East Africa community is diverse and multicultural. We strive to have our teaching staff reflect the cultural diversity of the community as a whole. As such we look at candidates from a large array of backgrounds and experiences.

Experiential Learning Coordinator

This is a new role in a growing area of the school. It will be a whole school multi-campus position that would require some travel between campuses as well as time on experiential trips.  This is a 75% role with some teaching as it progresses to a full-time role. The role is responsible for the development and implementation of the school’s co-curricular programs focusing on co-curricular learning including outdoor pursuits, week without walls, project week, primary UOI trips and other projects in support of residential, service and class-based learning.

Part of the initial phase will be to prepare a new experiential learning plan that develops students’ skills, passions and knowledge in line with the school’s values. This plan will include aspects relating to logistics, timing, budgeting, materials and personnel for the longer-term development of the program.  This will evolve into a 5-year running plan.

Head of Residential Life

This role is a 50% role which can be carried out with a 50% teaching commitment in any available subject. The successful applicant will be in charge of a Diploma residential community numbering 120 students and supported by 5 other Residential Leaders. This position is on the Arusha campus.

MYP Coordinator 

Past experience with the MYP is required and past experience as an IB Coordinator is preferred. This is a part time position and may be combined with one of the advertised teaching positions. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role. This position is on the Arusha campus.

University Counselor

Past experience with student applications to North America as well as Europe preferred. This role is a 50% role which can be carried out with a 50% teaching commitment in any available subject.  part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role. This position is on the Arusha campus.

Safeguarding is also a focus at UWC East Africa. All teachers offered a position would be expected to provide background checks from previous countries of employment as well as verification from references that there have been no past concerns working with students.

Please note that we are unlikely to offer employment to a spouse unless as part of a teaching couple and local employment opportunities are extremely limited. Current Tanzanian regulations mean that we are only able to consider teachers under fifty-five years of age who have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience.

As a minimum requirement, all applicants for teaching positions must have a first degree and a teaching qualification that entitles them to teach in their home country. International teaching experience is also desired.