Career Opportunities

BAIS offers individualized educational programs in a supportive and warm learning community of staff, students and parents. The teachers we seek for BAIS embrace the challenges of living in a very small, developing country while delivering the highest educational program expected by the expatriate, diplomatic and business community. BAIS teachers support each other and often teach combined grade classes. They enjoy the beach and create their own social events in between frequent school events that they inspire and organize.

If you are ready for a school where you give your best in order to get the best from each learner...

If you hope to commit to a small, cohesive community...

Then come Believe AchieveInspireSucceed at BAIS!

Contact us at BAIS today to begin the discussion.

Vacancies for 2024-2025

Application deadline: January 15, 2024         Start date: August 14, 2024

We are seeking qualified and experienced professional staff as follows:?

    • Elementary Classroom TeacherWe may need to split a class in 2024-25 and will have need of a caring and dynamic U.S. Certified and U.S. National elementary teacher with experience teaching all core subjects within a CCSS and/or AERO standards-based curriculum.
    • PE and Music Teacher: Experienced teachers who are ready to take on both PE and Music teaching as well as the development of a co-curricular Arts/Athletics/Activities program are encouraged to apply to take the BAIS Activities and Sports programs to the next level.
    • Interns: BAIS hosts professionals with clean police checks and all COVID and other immunizations for short internships at our school.  If you would like to volunteer, send your internship proposal, CV, and copies of diplomas/certificates today.
    • Volunteer Nurse: BAIS hosts professionals with clean police checks and all COVID and other immunizations as volunteers at our school.  If you would like to volunteer to support the school with standard nursing, health record organization and annual health checks, send your internship proposal, CV, and copies of diplomas/certificates today.

Teachers & candidates applying for the positions above must hold the following qualifications to apply:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree (Education degrees prioritized);
  • Teaching license or teaching certificate or teaching qualification;
  • Years of teaching experience;
  • Experience with the American CCSS / AERO Standards;
  • Prior experience developing Standards-Based units of study & assessments;
  • Passion for offering co-curricular activities in addition to teaching;
  • Deep and abiding appreciation for the African continent;
  • A positive outlook and love for children and teens;
  • Experience living in the developing world -- RPCVs encouraged to apply!

How To Apply?

To apply for these or future vacancies, please email your application materials as listed below to the Director, Myna AndersonDirector@BAISGambia.org  We will answer every application email.

Applications for employment must include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • List of 3 Professional References (2 must be direct supervisors from current/recent positions). Kindly include their current phone numbers (WhatsApp where possible) and email addresses.
  • Scanned copies of:
    • Teaching license/certificate/qualifications
    • University diplomas and transcripts

Also to Be Submitted Prior to Employment

  • Scan of Immunization records including Yellow Fever and COVID
  • Evidence of freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Police Checks for countries of past residence

?'Clean' Police clearance documents and phone checks with current/most recent supervisor will be required prior to the offer of employment contracts.

Child Protection

BAIS is committed to safer recruitment practices. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Everyone who works with children at BAIS will be asked to present a police clearance check for at least 2 years in their current country.  Employees must present evidence of a police clearance from their current country of employment for at least the last two years prior to being contracted for employment at BAIS. We reserve the right to require police checks for more than two years.