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: ongoing         Start date: August 14, 2024

We are seeking qualified and experienced professional staff as follows:

  • AP and MS Experienced Science TeacherWe seek a dynamic science teacher for MS and HS with past AP and MS success. Relevant diploma, teaching certification & experience in teaching science alongside other subjects is required in case there is not a full time load in science. If you would like to be a guide for young scientists, ready to inspire all types of learners to critical thinking and conceptual understanding of the physical world around them, we hope you will apply. BAIS seeks teachers committed to supporting students of all sorts of needs to reach their highest levels of progress.
  • Learning Support Coordinator/Counselor: We seek a trained American expert in special needs to develop a more robust Learning Support program at our school.  You will develop policies and protocols, and you will learn about the needs of our students and train the teaching teams strategies best targeted to meet their needs. You will oversee ILPs and teacher delivery of them as well as overseeing College Counseling for 3 to 5 students per year and wellness for all. Diploma, Certification & Experience in learning support, as well as teaching in some other subjects is required because we are a small school (60 or so students) and we all wear many hats.   If you would like to be a guide for teachers committed to supporting students of all sorts of needs reach their highest levels of progress, please apply today!

Current Vacancies

  • Volunteers & Interns: BAIS hosts young 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.

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 will require the following:

  • Letter of Introduction;
  • CV/Resume;
  • Contact details for three professional references – 2 must be direct supervisors from current/most recent positions.  Include their current email and phone number;
  • Police Checks for countries of past residence;
  • Scan of teaching license/certificate and transcript or diploma for highest degree earned; and
  • Scan of Immunization records including Yellow Fever and COVID.

'Clean' Police clearance documents and phone checks with current/most recent supervisor will be required for employment.

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.