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work at wiss

Thank you for your interest in working at the Western International School of Shanghai. We invite you to join our warm and welcoming WISS community. We believe in a student-centered approach to learning, where our staff truly care about the development, growth, and success of each WISS student. The Western International School of Shanghai hires highly qualified teachers, who are caring and compassionate. All positions require that applicants be experienced, certified professionals in their field, speak English fluently, be physically fit, and able to pass a criminal background check. Salary and benefit packages are competitive. Please check our job openings below regularly for updates in employment opportunities.

job openings

Are you interested in working at WISS? Then submit your resume to the WISS Human Resource Department at employment@wiss.cn and we will get in touch with you should a position become available.

Due to the current restrictions with visa issuance and entry into China we are only able to consider candidates currently resident in China.

Early Years

Primary

Music Teacher (Primary )

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invites applications from dedicated and experienced Teachers to join the Primary Team beginning in August 2022. Successful candidates should be committed to building collaborative relationships across the school...

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Class Teacher (Lower Primary age 6-8 years)

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invites applications from dedicated and experienced Teachers to join the Primary Team beginning in August 2022. Successful candidates should be committed to building collaborative relationships across the school...

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Secondary

Secondary Guidance/Careers Counsellor

The ideal candidate would have over 3 years’ experience in one of IBO programmes. WISS is looking for an additional Secondary Guidance/Careers Counsellor to join the team who will work with students outside of the classroom, contribute to the community...

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Chinese Language Teacher (MYP/DP)

The ideal candidate would have over 3 years’ experience in one of IBO programmes. The candidate must have a degree, and ideally a Masters, in Chinese Language Education from a recognised university. WISS teachers are those who will work with students outside of the...

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Qualified Supply Secondary Teachers

We are calling on qualified supply teachers and specialists who are willing to supportt our Secondary School student learning on days when the regular teacher is not able to be present.  . Our school provides a learner-centred atmosphere that nurtures a strong sense...

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Laboratory Technician (Maternity Cover)

The Western International School of Shanghai is looking for Laboratory Technician for maternity cover. The position will require a good knowledge of laboratory practices in a school setting, working on the setup of practicals for students in a range of scientific...

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Director of Library Services and Secondary Librarian

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invite applications from librarians who are able to organize, develop and promote the library to ensure that effective resource and information services are provided and that a love of reading is encouraged within...

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WISS Wide

Website Coordinator

Major Responsibilities 1. Maintain the school’s CMS, 2. Conduct content audits to identify gaps and redundancies in the site content 3. Create and implement content schedules for people to produce or update content 4. Produce maps and visualizations of the site to...

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Admissions Advisor

Role Description Admissions Advisors play an integral role in the School and within the admissions department. Your main responsibilities include providing information through student interviews and telephone conversations on educational opportunities that are...

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Learning Support and Early Intervention Specialist

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invite applications from Learning Support Specialists with a focus on academic and early intervention. Learning Support specialist are an integral part of the student support services structure at WISS. Main...

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School Counselor

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invite applications from School Counselors focusing on academic, social, and personal growth for all students. School counselors at WISS collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to support...

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School Psychologist

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) invite applications from School Psychologists who focus on personal, social and emotional development for all students. School Psychologists collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to support...

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why work at wiss?

who we are

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai. WISS is the only full continuum IB World School offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Career-related Programme (IBCP). WISS cultivates healthy, balanced, confident, and ethical people. We strive to challenge and stimulate students to inquire, wonder, discover, and create each day; and aim to send into the world brave, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens with the skill and intellect to help shape the future. We pride ourselves on our caring community and our ability to engage and inspire our young people. Located in the west of Shanghai, WISS has a warm and caring community with a student body made up of over 50 nationalities. We have set ourselves apart with unique programs and initiatives that help students to explore and further their passions.

living in shanghai

Shanghai is a bustling international city with an ever-changing landscape. It is beautiful, charming, exotic... and never boring! Once settled, you will find Shanghai to be an incredible city and a great place to live. The metropolis of Shanghai is rich in culture, history, sightseeing, shopping, and dining. The more you explore this amazing city, the more hidden gems you will encounter. There are many weekend trips, and beautiful towns surrounding Shanghai to explore as well; Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Moganshan, Sheshan and Chongming Island. The Western International School of Shanghai is located in Xujing Town in the Qingpu district on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River. The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Railway Station are located 10 kilometers to the northeast of the school. The school is located in a largely residential area of Xujing Town, a rapidly developing area with new housing compounds, shopping areas, and restaurants opening regularly.

professional development at wiss

At WISS, we believe learning is as important for our staff, as it benefits our students. Professional development for our teaching staff is a priority. Our teachers re given various opportunities for professional development, both on campus and around the world, such as:
  • Personal PD
  • In-School PD
  • Professional Learning Opportunities (PLO)/Job-alikes
  • Peer Observations
  • Collaborative Instructional Rounds
  • Teaching Skill Shares
  • Teacher Research Groups
  • Webinars
  • Online Courses
  • Participation in a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • IB, ACAMIS and ISTA workshops
  • what is it like to work at wiss?

    Laura Guay, Director of Visual Art My children have lived in many different countries and attended many different international schools, they are the happiest they have ever been. read more
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    WISS is a fantastic place to work, it is a friendly, dynamic, exciting, and busy community. My family and I moved here and we very quickly felt welcomed.

    My children have lived in many different countries and attended many different international schools, they are the happiest they have ever been. The community is welcoming to all, the academics are challenging and keep them engaged, the after school activities are varied and rich. As a parent I can see my children having an opportunity to grow in a balanced way and be encouraged to develop different skills. It is a fantastic thing to see.

    There are opportunities to find activities that one loves and make connections with like-minded people. The WISS events are frequent and magnificent - from the Sundowner, Winter Concert, Classical Evening, Chinese New Year dinner, WISS Gala, and more!

    WISS is family away from family and it has made us want to stay here in Shanghai forever.

    Latrecia Fourcell-Burgess, Student Support Specialist My family and I have been embraced and welcomed by WISS community with open arms and we look forward to being a part of this family for many years to come. read more
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    Moving to a new country and new school can often be accompanied with anxieties, especially when relocating with your family. For us, some of those anxieties were wondering how we would be received in our new host country and school.

    Those feelings of uncertainty quickly evaporated upon our arrival at the airport. Yes, the airport can you believe it?! We were greeted with warm smiling faces from HR to other WISS staff.

    WISS often boasts of having a strong community and a family like environment. Through my observations and personal experiences, I can testify this is factual. My family and I have been embraced and welcomed by WISS community with open arms and we look forward to being a part of this family for many years to come.

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    <span style="font-family:'Bebas Neue Pro Bold';font-size:120px;color:#EF5455;margin-top: 42px;line-height:0">“ Lisa Ellery, Primary Principal For me, it is a joy to collaborate with diverse leadership and teaching teams who believe in the power of inquiry. <span style="font-family:'Bebas Neue Pro Bold';font-size:120px;color:#EF5455;padding-top: 52px;text-align: right;">” read more<i class="fas fa-caret-right" style="margin-left:30px;font-size:30px">
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    WISS is an international IB school with a truly child centred community spirit where everyone contributes to the life of the school. Staff, parents, and students come together to support each other in a caring and nurturing environment.

    For me, it is a joy to collaborate with diverse leadership and teaching teams who believe in the power of inquiry. At WISS we work together and strive to develop agentic critically thinking learners who are preparing themselves for adult life in a rapidly changing world. Professional development is an integral part of school life and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share in the wealth of pedagogical expertise and experiences through rich inter-cultural professional relationships and dialogue.

    As a parent, I am appreciative of the opportunities that school life provides for my daughter as I experience the joy and pride of watching her grow into a self-aware global citizen who is challenging herself through the development of her own personal passions.

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    <span style="font-family:'Bebas Neue Pro Bold';font-size:120px;color:#EF5455;margin-top: 42px;line-height:0">“ Terri and Colin Mosher, Secondary Science Teacher & Secondary English Teacher When you are an expat and away from your home country, finding friends who are like family is rare and finding a school with such supportive students and families is also rare. <span style="font-family:'Bebas Neue Pro Bold';font-size:120px;color:#EF5455;padding-top: 52px;text-align: right;">” read more<i class="fas fa-caret-right" style="margin-left:30px;font-size:30px">
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    We arrived at WISS in 2011 with two girls in the PYP. We never imagined after 8 years we would still be here, with another daughter!

    WISS is like a home where the colleagues are like family, the students are fantastic and the parent community supportive and involved. When you are an expat and away from your home country, finding friends who are like family is rare and finding a school with such supportive students and families is also rare.

    We have loved being part of WISS and watching it grow from about 250 students when we arrived to well over 700 students 8 years later.

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