Job Title: High School Media Specialist/Teacher Position (1.0 FTE)
Location: Okma International Academy (OIA), Qingdao China and Chongqing China
Reports To: Principal
SUMMARY: Provide media specialist services to Okma International Academy. This position will also be
supporting curriculum development, IB implementations and student research. Media Specialist supports
students in the Okma International Academy by performing the duties listed below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
1. Provide research assistance students.
2. Assess student academic performance and consult with classroom teachers and administration
on appropriate curricular and research enhancements.
3. Coordinate academic support services with other service providers.
4. Participate in school planning meetings.
5. Communicate and consult IB.
6. Support teacher professional development.
7. Meet with building instructional team to discuss student academic and social needs.
8. Assume related duties to complement media services and curricular development.
9. Design, maintain and facilitate both hard copy and digital media resources
Assume media specialist school responsibilities including, product team advisor & co-curricular sponsor
Assist in the establishment of a new school, school culture and organizational structure.
Work longer school calendar of 190 student days and longer school day of 7:35 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Support enrichment program.
Participate in International Baccalaureate training.
Assist in developing school curriculum and start-up components.
Experience with student schedules and master schedule development is desired.
QUALIFICATIONS: Valid secondary teaching and librarian qualifications with necessary endorsements:
Teaching Certification and Secondary Teaching Experience in additional subject area is preferred.
International living or teaching preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Qualification and certification as media specialist at the high
school level. Interest and qualification to work with Chinese language speakers is required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Highly proficient in written and verbal communication with a particular emphasis on
subject area, specific competencies and emphatic communications.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Ability to use computer technology for research, data management,
communications and other instruction.
REASONING ABILITY: Highly proficient in subject areas of: reasoning, problem solving, organizational
dynamics and emotional intelligence.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Capability to perform duties normally associated with secondary teaching. The
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: School building consisting of office space, classrooms and specialty facilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
POSITION STARTING DATE: August 1st, 2017
SALARY: TBD by qualification and experience (See Teacher Handbook)
CONTACT: Kelly Cartwright, Recruitment Coordinator, OIA, email: Kelly.Cartwright@qiatoday.org
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete all section of the online Application on Applitrack at
http://www.applitrack.com/qingdao/onlineapp. It is required that applicants upload copies of the following documents: letter of interest, resume,
letters of recommendation (2), copy of all transcripts, and copy of valid Teaching Certificate(s).
DEADLINE: Open to filled
*OKMA International Academy (OIA) are sister schools to the International Academy (IA),
Oakland County MI, iatoday.org. Founder of QIA is the founder and first principal of International
Academy. QIA will share curriculum, staff and policies with IA and will be an IB Diploma World School.
These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging,
international education that (this school) believes is important for our students. Only schools
authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years
Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org