IB MYP Coordinator

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

MYP Coordinator

Job Description


Department: Instruction

Term of Employment: 2 years

Band:  Teacher plus Leadership Stipend

Reporting Accountability: Principal


Scope of Responsibility

The MYP Coordinator will ensure the effective administration of the MYP Programme.  The MYP Coordinator, as a vital part of the Academic Leadership Team, will lead the formulation and execution of planning, implementation, and evaluation processes of the MYP and in executing the school's curricular improvement plans. Quality assurance of teaching and learning in the IB years, providing pedagogical leadership to the MYP, and promoting the IB ethos will be critical elements of the role.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Expectations 

· Lead the MYP Program staff in planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, documenting, measuring, and recording learning within the framework of the MYP Programme.  

· Foster and grow professional inquiry as an individual and team learning tool. 

· Provide pedagogical leadership for a team of Middle Program Educators in line with the philosophies of inquiry-based learning. 

· Facilitate/lead the MYP teaching teams through the process of planning inquiry-based learning experiences and in the ongoing development of the MYP curriculum. 

· Facilitate collaborative MYP team meetings using student-learning data for planning and reflection; share best practices and engage in pedagogical discourse to further develop student learning. 

· Work with teachers and parents to ensure children's needs are planned for and met. 

· Ensure that all requirements of the IB concerning the implementation of the MYP are adhered to.

· Ensure that the development of all the children's spoken and written English is prioritized, planned, and provided for. 

· Inform the Principal of budgeting, including IB Yearly membership, curriculum, costs related to the IB visiting team, teachers' IB workshops, resources, and support required for the appropriate implementation of the programme.

· Maintain accurate school and student information via “My IB” and IBIS. Inform and register faculty members to “My IB,” accessing the MYP resources and connecting with the IB Community.

· Assess and evaluate the professional development needs of IB MYP teachers, coordinating their participation in IB MYP workshops. 

· Liaise with other programme coordinators to ensure continuity and progression. 

· Develop the strategic plan leading the authorization and evaluation processes.

· Ensure high standards of teaching and learning through regular classroom visits, co-teaching, and supporting teachers in their professional development.

· Assist the Principal in ensuring that the MYP is implemented and developed in line with the requirements of the IB Standards & Practices, the General Regulations for the Programme, and other IB-mandated guiding documentation.

· Support the Personal Project and Service as Action Coordinators both pedagogically and logistically.

· Develop the strategic plan leading the authorization and evaluation processes.

· Ensure that accurate student records are maintained through ManageBac.

· Ensure teachers are updated with the latest news, curriculum guides, and other guiding documentation from the IB.

· Attend school events to better understand student interests and personalities outside the regular classroom, build strong relationships with your students, and strengthen their self-confidence while inspiring them to achieve high goals. 

· Follow the Code of Conduct in the Child Protection Policy. 

· Perform other duties and tasks as assigned. 


· Be an active part of the Academic Leadership  Team and provide feedback about the progress and development of the MYP.

· Set up systems for communication and collaboration among all staff members involved in implementing the MYP.

· Provide a liaison between the school and the IB and respond to requests for information (for example, questionnaires) from the IB.

· Prepare and submit any documentation required for authorization and evaluation.

· Circulate all relevant information received from the IB and ensure that teachers and other staff are kept up to date with current developments in the MYP.

Professional Development

· Provide induction to the MYP for new teachers.

· For MYP teachers, support their recruitment, supervision, and growth through constructive dialogue. 

· Assessing and evaluating the professional development needs of MYP teachers and coordinating their participation in MYP workshops in accordance with the requisites of the programme and the context of the school.

· In consultation with the school's leadership, identify areas for professional development and plan internal and external workshops accordingly.

· Review Professional Development (PD) applications from teachers and forward them to the relevant leadership team member; register MYP teachers for IB PD.

· Ensure that curriculum-related parent meetings and workshop opportunities are provided.

· Record workshop attendance and school visits to ensure equal opportunity to identify ongoing needs and complete authorization and programme evaluation forms.


· Support teachers in developing assessments per the school’s assessment policy and IB requirements.

· Developing and using assessment results to inform curriculum review and development.

· Ensure that appropriate student records are maintained.

· Manage all aspects of internal and external assessments according to the Diploma criteria.

· Work with school leadership to analyze results and adjust program delivery as necessary.

Resource Management

· Make recommendations for purchasing suitable resources to support the implementation of the MYP.

· Ensure that appropriate textbooks, resources, and facilities are made available.

· Assist the Principal in determining main curriculum resources and other professional development needs and placing resource orders.

· Be responsible for establishing an inventory of resources to facilitate efficient collaboration.



· A Master’s degree is preferred, specializing in education, administration, or related fields.

· At least 3 years of successful teaching experience within the IB MYP.  

· A deep understanding of the IB MYP. 

· In-depth knowledge of and familiarity with IB standards and practices

· Experience leading and managing staff

· Experience teaching in the IB program

· Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administration, students, families, and key contacts at other organizations

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate persuasively with faculty, students, and parents alike

· Excellent analytical skills

· Dedication to academic excellence

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Positive attitude, flexible approach, excellent organizational skills


Sias IS is committed to the protection of all children and young people from harm. Belief in and alignment with Sias IS beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.