HOW TO APPLY
1.  Learn about our programs by reviewing the Students and Staff sections of the website.
2.  Complete the online application form by Feb 15.
3.  Email your resume to ikic.rfs@gmail.com.

Hiring Needs

Our hiring needs are contingent upon student enrollment and we also hire a mix of returning staff and new folks.  We expect to have the following openings for the summer:

  • 10th-11th grade:  (1) SAT Math, (1) SAT Reading, (1) SAT Writing, (1) College Counseling

  • 9th grade Bridge program:  (9) English teachers (3) Math teachers
  • 6th-9th grade:  (3) English teachers 
  • 3rd-5th grades:  (6) English teachers
  • K-2nd grades:  (3) English teachers
  • Rural Community Placements: (2) English teachers - see here for details.

Selection Criteria

Below are the three main criteria that we use to select teaching applicants. 

Experience and Effectiveness

  • 2+ years of teaching experience (English or ESL/ELL Preferred)
  • Culturally responsive teaching orientation
  • Extracurricular skills and experience in arts and/or sports preferred

Team and Community Orientation

  • Mature and flexible with group dynamics and living conditions
  • Friendliness and openness to learning and relationship-building
  • Responsive to feedback and needs of others

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

  • Interest in learning from and with students and community members
  • Willingness to reflect on and discuss one's own social identity and experience 
  • We value diversity and particularly encourage those who share the background of our students to apply, as well as those who are Arabic speakers, People of Color, and/or from low income backgrounds.

Application Timeline

Dec 1 – Feb 15:  Open for Applications

  • All prospective applicants should read through the website thoroughly to get a sense of the program, and email ikic.rfs@gmail.com with any questions.  
  • To complete the application, you need to 1) submit the online form linked here, and 2) email your Resume or CV to ikic.rfs@gmail.com (after completing the online form).

March 1 – April 1:  Conducting Phone Interviews

  • We invite applicants to two rounds of virtual interviews: one with the director, and one with specific program coordinators.  

April 1 – May 1:  Extending Offers to Applicants

  • We will extend offers with the goal of confirming all staff by the end of April.

May 1– July 1:  Teacher Preparation (conference calls and planning deadlines)

  • After accepting the position, all committed teachers begin preparation of their curriculum and providing feedback on the program vision and culture plans.  
  • We expect that all staff engage in conference calls with the teacher of their curriculum in the previous years as well as the staff member who teaches the same cohort of kids.
  • Additionally, each program team will review and give feedback on their program's culture plans, so that all team members are on the same page when they arrive in Ramallah.
  • Note:  preparation prior to coming is essential and program managers will communicate and hold staff accountable for the preparation expectations (about 5-10 hours per week of work).

July 1– July 6:  Staff Orientation in Ramallah

  • All staff will arrive one week prior to the start of teaching with kids to engage in orientation and team-building activities.  The purpose is to build relationships within our staff, setup classrooms and do other final curriculum preparation, and also to get acquainted with Ramallah and the Palestinian community.   

July 7 - August 4:  Teaching and Community Engagement in Ramallah  

  • Program runs from Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from about 9:30-4:00.  Some evenings on weekdays we will arrange for guest speakers and at least one day per week we will go on a full-day community tour. 

Moving Forward:  Engaged Alum

  • Implement takeaways and next steps from the experience into personal and professional life and contribute to the IKIC alumni network.

Questions? Email: ikic.rfs@gmail.com

All in all, this was really an incredible opportunity for me to grow as a teacher, and human being, and I hope that many more people in the future will be able to take advantage of what you/we do here! Thank you a million times over!
— Teacher, 2014
Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. It’s an amazing program, and I hope it continues for years to come. I think it’s great for the students and transformational for the teachers, and I’m so grateful I’ve been able to participate these past two years.
— Teacher 2014