Employment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We are continually recruiting outstanding staff to join our team. With respect to international recruitment, we post confirmed and anticipated openings in mid-November. The school looks to attend recruitment fairs in January and/or February. We do a significant amount of recruiting via Skype and other similar modalities.
New teachers are required to arrive in Sofia mid-way through the second week of August. The specific window of days changes depending of the first day of school for students. Of note, the first day of school for students is the last week of August. To help with planning we post school calendars three years in advance. The first day for incumbent teaching staff is four school days before the first day of school for students.
Does AAS recruit families, couples, and singles? In the case of couples do both people need to have positions at AAS?
Our practice and policy is to hire the best match for our school and community. On staff, we have single teachers, teaching couples and families with up to three children.
Employment opportunities for non-teaching spouses will depend on the career of the spouse. Some partners of our internationally recruited staff are self-employed in fields of design, fitness, finance and education.
Before recruitment begins, the following questions are addressed:
- Is it necessary to fill the vacancy / role?
- Does the role require changes in job description, duties and responsibilities
- Could the work be accomplished (to a high degree) in other ways?
- Does the role's remuneration need to be reconsidered? Is the current remuneration in line with other roles at AAS and with like roles in other schools?