Native English Teacher at Kodomoen Soleil


This position is for a native English speaker who will work at Kodomoen Soleil, a combined nursery school and kindergarten with children 0-5 years old. We are looking for someone who is independent, self-motivated, has a positive attitude, and loves to be around young children. Daily work is divided between classroom sessions and small group lessons. The school day is conducted in Japanese, but the teacher will communicate with and teach the students using English only. The teacher is responsible for planning age and skill appropriate English lessons, designing a yearlong school curriculum, and creating teaching materials. Job duties also include assisting with general childcare and playing enthusiastically with the kids. The ideal candidate has experience teaching, working with children, or a degree in early childhood education. Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL/TESOL) certification is also desirable. Some level of Japanese language proficiency is beneficial. This position is only open to people currently living in Japan who are authorized to work. English must be your first language (mother tongue). If these requirements are met, work visa renewal will be sponsored by Daigokyo. This job is located in Sapporo, Japan’s 5th largest city. It offers easy access to many green open spaces for outdoor activities. The Niseko mountain area of Hokkaido, rated one of the world’s top 10 ski resorts, is also only a few hours away. Regular work days are Monday-Friday, with no evening shifts. Teachers work 6 hours each day, for a total of 30 hours per week. In principle, weekends and national holidays are non-work days, and there is a year-end and New Year break period. Benefits include 10 days of paid vacation, reimbursement of commuting costs, and company contributions to health insurance, employment insurance, worker's accident insurance, and employee pension plan enrollment. We also offer a progressive pay raise system. The preferred starting date is April 1st, 2021. This is a one-year contract position, lasting until March 31st, 2022. Contract renewal for multiple years is possible. We look forward to learning more about you, so please submit a cover letter when applying for this position.