Jobs With Rainbow Bridges

 

Rainbow Bridges is an American-owned English language academy in Fukuoka City with a mission to make the world a better place. We’ve been in operation since 2005 and offer delivery lessons for students of all ages, produce learning materials, and build open-minded communities.

 

Check this page for opportunities to join our team. Click the position titles to learn more.

Rainbow Bridges Staff

 


Build a Culture of Learning:

Assistant Director for Expanding English School

 

Improve yourself, improve the world. With us, you’ll develop your ability to lead others, hone your communication, technological, business, and managerial skills, and work on a supportive team that wants to see you succeed. Together we will inspire and prepare the children of today for the challenges of the future. You’ll be working with an organization on the cutting edge of education, updating and creating anew the ideal environment and systems that help students grow to become skilled communicators, confident problem-solvers, active learners, and open-minded adults.

 

What you'll do

You’ll be a lead representative of a growing school and an inspiration to students (along with parents of young students) and staff. Working with the Managing Partners, your goal will be to open the new school, build a new community, and improve how the school operates; you’ll also pave the road toward future schools.

 

What you'll accomplish in the first year

* Help our Academy find, secure, and prepare a new school location and guide it through its opening
* Work with ownership to revise and expand our school’s operations manual, especially in recruiting and communications
* Co-write a new business plan and obtain funding for the school’s expansion
* Lead the recruiting, networking, and promotional efforts, helping children and parents understand and actively value our academy’s educational community over the long-term

 

What you'll need

If you think you can accomplish the above, we want to hear from you. Realistically, you’ll need an MA or MBA and be enthusiastically willing to learn complex concepts quickly. Advanced communication skills will enable you to lead assorted individuals and groups of strangers to make large, long-term educational investments in our Academy. Furthermore, interpersonal skills combined with experience living abroad and English ability will help you to deeply understand and thrive among the diverse ways of thinking and operating within our community. A love of children and life will help you inspire young learners to have fun developing themselves to the best of their ability. Staying on the cutting edge of technology will enable you to be effective in communicating with hundreds of people, promoting the Academy to the public, and leading our community. This is a challenging job, so creative thinking, problem-finding and problem-solving skills will help you bring real insight onto our team.

 

Reasons to be excited

*Support students as they find a lifelong love of learning

*Build a lasting community beyond the classroom with real-life English experiences

*Work in an open-minded, bilingual, synergistic environment

*Be a part of a young and growing organization connected to cutting-edge English language teaching influencers throughout Japan and around the world

*Enjoy daily opportunities to grow and make the world a better place

*Earn substantial paid vacation

 

Position overview

* Position: Assistant Director
* Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
* Status: Full-time
* Trial: 3-6-month trial period convertible to full-time status
* Start: Flexible
* Location: Fukuoka City; Headquarters in Arae, Jounan-ku; future school location TBD

 

How to apply

Interested persons must apply by e-mail with “New Bridges” as the subject line. We suggest sending a cover letter, your resume or CV with a recent photograph (in Japanese, English, or both—both is preferred) as an attached file, to Tristan Scholze at tristan@rainbow-bridges.com. Select applicants will be invited to compose an additional written essay before proceeding to the interview stage.


Take Your Teaching Skills to Another Level:

Teacher (Part-time)

 

Are you looking for a growth-oriented teaching position?

 

With us, you’ll develop your ability to lead others more effectively, hone your communication, technological, and teaching skills, and work on a supportive team that wants to see you succeed. Together we will inspire and prepare the children of today for the challenges of the future with open-mindedness, communication and problem-solving skills, and mindsets of active learning.

 

We offer this chance in the form of a part-time teaching position, primarily for children. We’re searching for an engaging person who loves children, learning, and helping others to learn, and who is open to a long-term commitment to our community.

 

What you'll do

You’ll start as a part-time teacher of English for children, facilitating classes in our student-centered curriculum that inspires kids to want to learn English. You’ll also take part in staff meetings and professional development sessions. Furthermore, according to your specific skill set, you can contribute to the school in a way beyond your normal teaching duties.

 

What you'll accomplish in the first year

* Learn how to be effective teaching in our student-centered approach
* Lead periodic teacher meetings and possibly present at conferences or expos for teaching organizations
* If desired, take one or more of our project director positions in curriculum, extended reading, events, materials development, social media, blog, website, or music and video

 

What you'll need

If you think you can accomplish the above, we want to hear from you. Realistically, you’ll need the following:

* At least a bachelor’s degree and the ability to learn complex concepts quickly

* Excellent native-level English communication skills to enable you to contribute positively to staff meetings and participate in professional development

* Interpersonal skills to understand your diverse students, finding their motivation and personal talents

* Japanese proficiency to enable you to get to know students better

* A love of children and life to keep your head up through the challenges of teaching and help you inspire young learners to have fun developing themselves to the best of their abilities

 

Applicants must be available to teach on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at minimum. As the school is expanding and in a time of transition, we would like to hire someone who can remain flexible with scheduling and take on more work in the future. Candidates with a valid driver’s license and vehicle to travel around Fukuoka will be favored.

 

Reasons to be excited

* Encourage students to find a lifelong love of learning

* Work in an open-minded, bilingual, synergistic environment

* Be a part of a young and growing organization connected to cutting-edge English language teaching influencers throughout Japan and around the world

* Help children and teachers everywhere with our original learning materials as well as educational music and videos

* Earn substantial paid vacation (full-time only) and time off

* Enjoy daily opportunities to learn, grow, and make the world a better place

 

Position overview

* Position: English Teacher
* Status: Part-time to start
* Salary: Part-time pay starts at 3,500 yen per class taught; we would like to move the successful candidate quickly into a special part-time salaried position
* Trial: 3-6-month trial period
* Start: Flexible
* Location: Fukuoka City: Class locations vary; Headquarters in Arae, Jounan-ku

 

How to apply

Please send your resume with a photograph and a cover letter to Tristan Scholze at tristan@rainbow-bridges.com. In the cover letter, we expect to read about what student-centered teaching means to you, and how you may be able to contribute to the school in ways beyond teaching, so please take time and care in your application. Please visit our school’s bilingual website to learn about what we do and consider how you might fit into our school’s culture.


 

The education revolution

“Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells

Is our world’s education good enough now to meet the challenges of the 21st century? Would you like to do something about it?

 

Rainbow Bridges began with recognizing that true learning comes from within the learner, because learning what one wants to learn is enjoyable and empowering. Helping others find their love of learning and develop skills to face the challenges of this new century is what we do.

 

The study of communication, language and culture can open people’s minds and hearts to creative ideas and a greater understanding of themselves, their society, and others. Being an independent school, we can take a revolutionary approach to helping all students realize and develop their natural individual talents.

 

Our thoughts on education are inspired by the videos in this playlist, starting with Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do schools kill creativity?”

 

 

Stretching students' boundaries Making a difference in the classroom Working together for a better world