Benefits For Foreign Hired Teachers
Working at the Columbus School is a unique experience. The rural environment and constant interaction with different cultures living in our institution make this a truly incomparable work place.
The Columbus School offers multiple benefits to both our Colombian and foreign hired teachers with the purpose of making them feel right at home. If you are thinking of pursuing a career with us, please take a moment to read our benefits carefully.
TWO-YEAR INITIAL CONTRACT
The school offers a two years initial contract and renewals after the initial contract.
Every year, the peso salary will be adjusted in an amount determined by the Board of Directors and the Parent Assembly.
CONTRACT RENEWAL BONUS
The School provides an increase in the relocation bonus upon renewal of the contract of USD$2,500 for the third, USD$2,000 the fourth and USD$1,500 for the fifth year.
TWO YEAR RE-SIGNING BONUS
The school offers a USD $2,000 bonus if the teacher makes a commitment for two more years after the initial contract. *Restrictions apply
The apartments where our foreign hired teachers live are rented directly by the school. The first year of the contract the apartment is chosen by the institution. After this time, the teacher may look for another apartment with recommendations from the school.
The school also provides furniture, household effects and assistance with housing repairs.
All foreign hired teachers are covered by a Colombian medical plan. The school also offers an insurance plan with international emergency coverage, including: Doctor appointments, hospitalization and preventive dental care. Does not include: Glasses, dentures and preexistence conditions. Preexistences will be covered by the Colombian medical plan.
The school pays travel expenses in coach from the closest international airport in the United States or Canada to Medellín and a return trip at the end of the original two-year contract.
At the beginning of the original contract, the equivalent of US$500 will be paid in Colombian Pesos upon arrival in Medellin.
The school will assume the fee of the working visa and also gives you assistance with the process.
In order to improve the communication skills in Spanish, the School offers a 50% discount for Spanish lessons for foreign hired teachers.
The Columbus School provides transportation to and from school daily during academic periods along predetermined routes.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Our teachers may register for the Master’s Program and receive the benefits of studying at SUNY, right here at our own campus!. The program is substantially subsidized by the school for staff members.
REDUCED TUITION FOR CHILDREN AT THE COLUMBUS SCHOOL