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Primary Homeroom Teacher

American School Foundation of Chiapas
Tuxtla, Gutiérrez Chiapas , Mexico
US 860 - 1050 a month
Housing at ASFC Staff Residences (furnished apartment, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining room, common area with swimming pool)
Airport pick-up on your first arrival to Tuxtla  / Yearly round-trip airfare of up to $20,000 MXN 
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Professional degree in Education or related field (IB expirience desirable)
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification


  • Preparation of educational planning 
  • Knowledge in IB Program (Preferred)
  • Advanced digital skills
  • Excellent written communication skills in English.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English Preferred
  • Communication
  • Team spirit
  • Responsibility
  • Proactive
  • Open to feedback
  • Airport pick-up on your first arrival to Tuxtla 
  • Rehiring bonus (after initial contract)
  • Yearly round-trip airfare of up to MXN 20,000 
  • Paid Christmas and Easter leave
  • Major Medical Insurance 
  • Official IB training or selected Professional Development for the position 
  • Paid workplace accident insurance
  • Paid visa fees for all expenses encountered after arrival in Mexico, including renewal
  • Mexican Social Security
  • Annual Stipend. 15 days' salary of the annual stipend paid before December 20th. The stipend for the first year is paid proportionally to the working days.
  • Vacation bonus. Payment equals 25% of 12 vacation days at the end of every working year.
  • Housing at ASFC Staff Residencies (furnished apartment, Water, and WIFI are included, equivalent to MXN 9,000)
  • 100% Scholarship for all dependent children, as long they pass admission tests. (Scholarship does not cover institutional fees, school uniforms, books, supplies, and PTA charges)
  • Salary: In MXN before tax.

The general objective of the position:

Provide students with a solid foundation of essential skills and knowledge that will serve them well in the future. These goals focus on the holistic development of students, including their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth.

The teacher  who holds the position must comply with the following responsibilities:

  • Complete weekly planning and turn it in every Thursday
  • Collaboratively plan the IB unit of inquiry
  • Complete the course assigned monthly
  • Monitor and document students’ learning
  • Adapt curriculum content and strategies for all students in the class
  • Prepare for observation and/or monitoring visits
  • Know and implement the learning philosophy through the play of the IB program
  • Foster a culture of Respect, tolerance, equity, empathy and cooperation
  • Create a learning culture that supports the mission, vision, and philosophy

Salary scale:  according to previous experience, educational degrees, and local life conditions. 

The American School Foundation of Chiapas, A.C. is a bilingual, multicultural IB World  School. We strive to combine local and international talent, providing real-life experiences that better prepare our students to deal with the authenticity of multicultural and diverse environments. 

We offer a rich educational program, structured upon well-established curriculum guidelines from the Mexican Ministry of Education and the IB Primary Years Program. As an IB World School, we ensure a safe and thoughtful environment in which students are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. We value constructivism and Multiple Intelligences as important components of the teaching/learning process. At the American School, we promote a cooperative and friendly work environment. We believe strongly in the importance of reflection, inquiry, and professional development. 

We believe we teach our students to Live, Love, and Learn! All learning at ASFC must exemplify our 5 Pillars: International Mindedness, Caring & Collaborative, Principled Communication, Environmentally Cultured, Creative & Critical Thinkers; all within the framework of community values.

The American School is situated in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of the beautiful state of Chiapas, Mexico. Tuxtla is a fast-growing, bustling city, alive with the vivid colors and energy of Mexico. Not far from the city are mountains, canyons, beaches, pyramids, and the ocean, just waiting to be explored. Tuxtla Gutiérrez offers delightful sunny weather all year round, delicious culinary flavors, and a culture rich in history and tradition. Here you can combine the security of access to familiar amenities with the excitement of living abroad in a Spanish-speaking community.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a current CV (including a photo).

Please note: to apply for a visa, applicants will need to present a recently apostilled degree. 

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We are the American School Foundation of Chiapas A.C. a recognized school worldwide, founded in 1991 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico with a bilingual and multicultural education. Since our beginnings, the American School has welcomed students and staff from all over the world generating an experience and global vision of the around.

We are a community that strives to analyze, reflect, innovate, and deliberate purposefully. We acknowledge the importance of thinking creatively and critically to give meaning to our world and contribute fully as capable, confident, and responsible citizens. When you visit our school you’ll notice people of all ages thinking, interacting, innovating, and solving problems in thoughtful ways. We encourage ourselves to be knowledgeable thinkers who can contribute actively to our local, national, and international communities.

At the American School, we are united through creative and critical thinking, international mindedness, being environmentally cultured, principled communicators, and a caring and collaborative community.

Our Philosophy

To inspire and build in each student a positive self-image and a strong sense of integrity within a caring school environment.

Our Mission

We are a multicultural educational community that inspires a passion for learning by nurturing creative and principled citizens, through critical thinking, inquiry, and collaboration.

Our Vision

Generations of ASFC students and their families will gain the wisdom to contribute positively as global citizens in our local, national, and international community.

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This is a Direct to School Job

Mexico, a traveler's paradise, offers opportunities to teach English abroad, as well as licensed teaching jobs in the country's many international schools. Enjoy Mexico's magnificent landscape while teaching abroad in language institutes or private schools.

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