The IB Coordinator occupies a key leadership position in the International School of Boston. In line with International Baccalaureate policy, she/he is to be the sole interface with the IB. The IB Coordinator sets the academic tone of the International track, grades 9-12. She/he must model commitment to the Mission of the school. She/he must balance the accountability associated with IB exigencies with the need to support students in all their learning endeavors.
Compensation: 50% release time. The IB Coordinator collaborates with, and reports to, the Upper School Division Director.
1/Serve as liaison between ISB and IBO - Ensuring that IB deadlines are met by the school, students and teachers (e.g. registration, submission of assignments, CAS, TOK, EE, etc) - Accurate, systematic, and timely online registration of all IB candidates. - Oversee and assist the CAS Coordinator in administering ManageBac (e.g. creation of student accounts, etc) - Management of OCC (Online Curriculum Center) and IBIS (IB Information System) accounts for faculty and students, support of teachers for grade entry and upload of materials as needed - Ensure in a timely and effective manner with regard to mailing final IB examination scripts, coursework, and forms to IB examiners around the world. - Act as Site-Based Coordinator (SBC) for online IB courses (e.g. Pamoja): registration of students, dissemination of information, liaison between Pamoja, students and families, implementation of exams as needed - Collaboration with the Financial Services Department regarding accurate and timely billing of families for IB fees. - Collaboration with the Division Director and the Assistant Head for Academic Affairs with regard to making arrangements for IB training workshops, registration for workshops (e.g. via IBIS) - In collaboration with the Division Director, planning, scheduling, and executing all IB examinations and mocks in line with IB security guidelines. Also, collaborating with the Division Director in the execution of Grade 11-12 internal examinations to ensure that students gain experience of “IB-style” examination conditions. - Maintain files of all IB work submitted to the IBO
2/Serve as resource for students and parents (9-12) - Maintain student files - Meet students and parents as needed (9-12). Keep records of meetings with students - Advise IP students (grades 9 and 10) on choices for IB - Maintaining a leadership role in counseling students in all matters pertaining to the IP/ IB program. - The IB Coordinator must ensure that each student is following a combination of available IB subjects that corresponds to their specific needs. Follow-through with individual students is done in tandem with the advisors, upper school learning specialist, and counselor.
3/Serve as resource for teachers - Overview IP/IB curriculum development with the Division Director - Lead regular IP/ IB meetings. This role includes not only receiving and disseminating to the appropriate administrators, teachers, and students all materials relating to the IP program and IB, but also ensuring that all the appropriate feedback and documentation from faculty reaches the IB. - Coordination and supervision of the Extended Essay team, support of EE supervisors and students. - Organization, supervision and coordination of the IB self-study (5-year review) and providing required documentation to the IB and the possible visiting team as needed. (ATL, Unit planners, etc.). - Maintaining a library of IB resources. Elementary statistical treatment, archiving, and publicizing of IB results. - Collaboration with relevant faculty members regarding the IB policy and the planning, implementation of a calendar of IB deadlines. Establish and communicate the IA calendar
4/ Participate in the selection process of IB students and teachers - Prepare placement tests as needed - Active collaboration with the Admissions team including full participation on the Admissions Committee and making presentations at all Open House events. - Assist the Division Director with recruitment of IB teachers - Assist with the orientation of new IP/IB teachers
5/Promote IP/ IB Program - Planning and implementation of the IB orientation process, including presentations at large public meetings, for 8th, 9th and 10th grade students and parents. - Meet on an individual basis Middle School parents - In collaboration with the Director of Communication and Division Director, maintain the IP/IB page of the school’s website with up-to-date information - Sharing and debriefing of IB results issued every July as needed - Meet with prospective IB students/families
6/Promote ISB within the IB community - Attend relevant regional and international conferences as needed and appropriate - Organize and host IB centric events for teachers in IB community - Liaise with other IB schools on projects, visits and other relevant collaborations
Experience and Educational Requirements
- Experience working in accredited International/bilingual schools; - Good working knowledge of French a plus; - Familiarity with IB and French Baccalaureate coursework; - Good working knowledge of current Educational Technology
- Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent; - Single subject teaching credential a plus;