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Saipan Community School Seeking Teachers for 2021-22

Saipan Community School has posted the following job notice for school year 2021-22.  Please contact school principal Amanda Dunn for more information.  See description for details.

Job details
Salary: $20,938 a year
Job Type:  Full-time, Contract

Bachelors (Preferred)
Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Saipan Community School is located on the beautiful tropical island of Saipan within the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. The island offers a broad range of outdoor sports, leisure, and aquatic activities; and our tropical climate means that outdoor activities are available year round. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands affords a low income tax rate through a generous rebate system. This means that your salary results in greater take-home pay than in many other Pacific jurisdictions.

SCS is a small mission school serving the community of Saipan through quality Christian education. This past year, we had approximately 130 students from K-8th grade. This year we are at just over 100 students mostly because we graduated 24 students and a few students were unable to return due to the island’s CW issues. The Northern Mariana Islands has done an amazing job flattening the line with COVID-19 and our school has been able to operate 90 of the last 100 days of school face-to-face with COVID mitigation policies and procedures in place for safety!

Requirements are a bachelors degree, teaching certificate, and a love of teaching kids.

SCS Employment information and downloadable application can be found on our website at: http://saipancommunityschool.com/employment.html

Teachers are responsible for reporting to the principal, guiding pupils in learning activities in subjects included in curriculum, safety and welfare of pupils in classrooms, on campus, and on field trips, maintain accurate records of students’ attendance and progress by preparing periodic progress reports, and report cards. The teacher is to maintain an orderly classroom with established routines and discipline, prepare daily and/or weekly lesson plans and materials based on curriculum.

The starting salary is $20,938, and it is a mission opportunity. However, when compared to the other private schools on Saipan, it’s on par as we provide on-campus apartment housing for off island teachers. The teachers pay a low monthly rent, regardless if they share with another teacher in a two-bedroom apartment or have a studio. Teachers are responsible for their own utilities, water, cable, and internet. Some teachers will share a 2-bedroom depending on the gender of the teachers we hire. We also have two (studio) one-bedroom units as well.

Saipan Community School is recognized island-wide for its academic excellence. The school uses stateside public school textbooks for its basic curriculum. In addition to core subjects, each student is also trained in Art, Music, Computers, and PE. Band is offered as an elective for students in 4th-8th grades and Ukulele is offered for students 3rd-8th grades. Students participate in sporting competitions sponsored by the CNMI Public School System and as a part of the Private Schools Sports League.

Our students successfully compete in Math Court, the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee, a school-wide Science Fair, Book Fair, Art Show, and Cultural Day. In NJSDA (National Junior ) competition, Saipan Community School sent three students out of nine on island to compete in the 2016 National Competition in Salt Lake City, which they excelled. Also in 2017 we sent two of the nine students to compete in June National competition in Birmingham, Alabama! For Math Court National competitions in 2017 had one of five students representing the CNMI from our Jr High and in 2018’s National competition we have one of five students representing the CNMI from our elementary.

Saipan Community School’s mission is to prepare elementary and middle school students for further studies and to help them become productive members of society by providing a quality academic education in a Christian environment, emphasizing the importance of integrity, morality, civic responsibility, a positive work ethic, and a proper relationship to God and fellow men and women.

If that sounds intriguing check out the SCS website! www.saipancommunityschool.com

Ms. Amanda, SCS Principal