High School Social Studies Teacher

Job Title: High School Subject Teacher (Grades 9-12)

Reports to: Head of Secondary

Location: High School Campus


GDQ International Christian School seeks to provide a Christ-centered, academically enriching, international education for the missionary and international business community. At GDQ, the Bible and a Christian worldview serve as a foundation and integrating core for all learning. In light of these, our mission and educational philosophy, we are looking for qualified teachers who desire to grow in their ability to teach from a biblical worldview, provide for the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of our students, embrace the school’s multicultural environment and partner with colleagues, leadership and parents in enhancing our school culture.


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge with the ability to deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age/ability of the class.
  • Help students think about the subject matter biblically and critically (presenting information in such a way as to reveal the character, nature, or handiwork of God).
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Help develop and keep curriculum documentation updated, submitting weekly plans onto Google Drive and/or Curriculum Trak.
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with EAL and special educational needs and, thereby, adapting teaching and incorporating EAL strategies to respond to the needs and strengths of all students.
  • Set high expectations that inspire, motivate, and challenge students.
  • Manage behavior effectively to ensure a positive and safe learning environment.
  • Assign homework to consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding, informing students in class and posting assignments in Google classroom
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessments, monitoring progress, setting targets and informing subsequent planning for learning.
  • Promote student progress and outcomes by providing regular feedback verbally, in written form and on the Sycamore Education website.
  • Prepare grade card/report cards in line with school policy.
  • Try at all times to understand, appreciate, love and serve students in his/her care.
  • Observe appropriate confidentiality in regard to student, parent and school matters. 
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students in line with the GDQ Child Protection Policy

Additional Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively with parents, including parent/teacher conferences.
  • Be available to cover a class or the front desk when a colleague is away.
  • Oversee lunch and recess duties.
  • Oversee study halls as needed.
  • Participate in weekly chapels.
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Participate in sector meetings and decision-making.
  • Participate on an accreditation committee.
  • Proctor external exams.
  • Lead an in-school small group.
  • Help determine and acquire materials and resources.
  • Help coordinate and participate in special events throughout the school year that take place during the school day.
  • Additional responsibilities as agreed upon between the staff member and sector head.

Optional Additional Responsibilities

  • Organize extra-curricular school activities.
  • Chaperone school trips 



  • A clear testimony of faith in Christ, believing that a relationship with God is made possible through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ and not by personal merit or effort.
  • Acceptance of GDQ’s and ACSI’s statement of faith and GDQ’s lifestyle covenant
  • Willingness to be a role model to students, parents and colleagues both in and out of school

Education and Training

  • Minimum: An undergraduate degree
  • Preferred: A valid teaching certificate  
  • If not a qualified teacher then expertise in subject area to be taught

English Proficiency (for non-native English speaking applicants)

  • CEFR minimum C1 (tested and certified). C2 is preferable
  • IELTS 7 or above on the academic test, not the general training test (tested and certified)
  • TOEFL iBT 110-120 (tested and certified)

Character Attributes

  • Flexible, patient, creative, team player, initiative, encouraging


Local Hire

This is a salaried position. The local labour market determines compensation and benefits. In accordance with the labour laws of Albania, the Foundation will assume its legal obligations regarding taxes, employee social security benefits, and employee health benefits for full- and part-time employment. 

Expatriate Staff

This is a voluntary role, and expatriate staff are responsible to acquire the majority of their financial resources, whether through personal means or through a mission organization. GDQ recognizes that individual ministry organizations have established financial policies and will comply with the policies of these organizations. 

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