Working at KIS

At KIS you will be working in a multicultural environment with a wide range of highly qualified and experienced colleagues. You will find camaraderie, strong friendships, a wealth of experiences and information shared amongst staff and students. Opportunities for new experiences abound in the diversity offered by life at KIS such as:

  • Hiking and camping in world heritage nature conservation areas
  • Unique outdoor environment - KIS Campsite at Poondi
  • Annual field trips within South India that provide cultural and service oriented experience
  • Social experience - an opportunity to make a difference to KIS and the community around us

Expectations of Staff at KIS

  • Work wholeheartedly as a team supporting the mission statement and affirming the objectives of the school as set out in Design '94
  • Be expected to view their task as a giving of self. Although the right to privacy is recognized, staff shall be expected to live an exemplary quality of life in keeping with the values of the school
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and quality of instruction, subscribing to the curriculum objectives and to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • As KIS is a residential school you could be assigned duties and responsibilities, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, in addition to the area of your primary focus
  • All Professional Staff (Teachers) are expected to chaperone/supervise; 3 evening student activities per semester, 1 camping weekend at Poondi campsite, a week-long field trip during field trip week
  • All Professional Staff (Administrative) are expected to chaperone/supervise 3 evening student activities per semester.

KIS Professional Staff Benefits Package
In addition to the monthly remuneration package, are the following benefits:

  • Staff residence with basic furnishings in charming cottages and apartments scattered over the school's campuses
  • Lunch / tea in our school cafeterias while the school is in session
  • Medical coverage as per the school's Health Plan
  • Personal accident and hospitalization insurance
  • Education for dependent children at KIS
  • Examination fee reimbursement for dependent children at KIS taking the PSAT, SAT I and II, IB, and RSM Music exams
  • Leave travel allowance - KIS pays up to Rs 12,000 / person once every term contract
  • Education allowance provided service at KIS continues the following year
  • Settling in allowance upon every term contract signed

Allowances each month include:

  • Hill station allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Contract allowance
  • Energy allowance for electricity, firewood and cooking gas consumed in your home
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Air travel transportation for staff member and dependents from Home of Record at the beginning of each term contract and to Home of Record upon term contract completion
  • Shipping allowance for staff on term contract upon joining and at the completion of service

Terminal benefits include:

  • Provident Fund
  • Gratuity (provided service is over three years)
  • Travel and transportation to Home of Record

Other benefits:

  • Professional development opportunities such as IB, NESA conferences, in-house workshops etc
  • Use of school sports, library, computer and recreation facilities
  • Maintenance services on request (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mason work, moving)
  • Assistance in filing Indian income tax forms
  • Assistance with employment visa documentation on joining, processing extension and renewal of visas and registering with the local police, plus filing residential permit papers for foreign staff
  • Support in typing, photocopying, computer problems, computer education, science lab assistance
  • Dish TV connection in school-provided residence
  • Internet / Skype facility and access in school

The safety and security of Kodaikanal with little traffic congestion and pollution ensures a quality of life that cannot be underestimated. All amenities are within walking distance of any KIS campus. The hiking program allows easy access to the beauty of the local environment. Friendships with people from other national, cultural, religious and language backgrounds are common and KIS community life provides a busy out of school circle of events.

Seven Roads Junction, PO Box 25, Kodaikanal 624 101, Tamil Nadu, India   tel: (91) 4542 247 500   fax: (91) 4542 241 109  Get in touch