Benefits

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.

2 year initial contract

The school offers a 2 year commitment initial  and renewals after the initial contract.

Salary increases

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.

Masters program in our campus

Our staff may register for a Master’s Program in Multidisciplinary Studies from Buffalo State University at SUNY right here at our own campus! The program is substantially subsidized by the school for staff members.

Housing

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.

Medical coverage

Foreign hired staff are covered by a Colombian medical plan. The school also offers an insurance plan with international emergency coverage, which includes: doctor appointments, hospitalization and preventive dental care.

Relocation/tickets

The school pays travel expenses in coach from the closest international airport to Medellín and a return trip at the end of the original two-year contract.

Travel expenses

At the beginning of the original contract, the equivalent of US$500 will be paid in Colombian Pesos upon arrival in Medellin.

Work Visa

The school will assume the fee of the working visa and also gives you assistance with the process.

Spanish lessons

In order to improve the communication skills in Spanish, the School offers a 50% discount for Spanish lessons for foreign hired staff.

Transportation

The Columbus School provides transportation to and from school daily during academic periods along predetermined routes.

Preferential tuition for children at TCS

The School will offer you a reduced tuition fee at The Columbus School for up two children.

Days off

The School offers 2 personal days and around 11 weeks off during the year (including vacation) and Colombian holidays for academic staff. Administrative support staff have a package of free days during the school year, as well as 15 days of vacation in December.

Corporate plans

We offer corporate plans to all staff in topics such as: cell phones, healthcare and life policies at lower prices than those in the market with the possibility of paying them through payroll deductions.

Annual contract

The School offers an annual contract per school year, renewable after the initial contract.

Salary increases

Each year, the salary will be adjusted in accordance with the directive of the Board of Directors and the Parent Assembly.

Masters program in our campus

Our teachers can enroll in a Master’s Program in Multidisciplinary Studies at Buffalo State University at SUNY right here on our own campus! The program is substantially subsidized by the School for staff members.

English courses

In order to improve communication skills in English, the School offers discounts of up to 50% for local employees.

Transportation

The Columbus School offers transportation to and from the School during academic periods along predetermined routes.

Preferential tuition for children at The Columbus School

The School offers a preferential rate at The Columbus School for up to two children.

Days off

The academic staff receives two personal days and about 11 free weeks during the year (including vacations) and Colombian holidays.

The administrative staff has a package of days off during the school year, as well as 15 days of vacation in December.

Corporate plans

We offer corporate plans for all your employees on topics such as: cell phones, health, life, vehicle policies at lower prices than in the market and with the possibility of paying them through payroll.

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