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TitlePrincipal: G6-12 Girls [Female required]
Department/Grade LevelAdministration
SubjectAdministration
Employment Statusfull-time
Work Days / Hours7:30am-4pm
Eligible Applicantsinternational
Position Start Date01-08-2022
Application Deadline31-03-2022
Vacancy CodeVAC-00035

Summary

The principal shall pledge his/her commitment to providing leadership, organizational and management skills to successfully guide school programs that will ensure that each student achieves success. The principal develops a lifelong love of learning and becomes a responsible citizen in a global community through a curriculum taught by a highly qualified faculty committed to motivating students and working in partnership with parents

Job Duties

  1. To commit time and leadership for the successful implementation of the School’s Board-approved Strategic Plan.

  2. To ensure successful implementation of the IPS school mission, beliefs and profile.

  3. To ensure that all teachers and support staff have a clear understanding of their performance expectations (i.e. job descriptions and faculty handbook); to support faculty in the shared vision of learning and action.

  4. To establish a willingness to be a mentor to all faculty as well as encouraging their professional growth and career advancement.

  5. To seek management harmony for a common purpose towards consensus goals in the school’s decision-making process.

  6. Follow the school performance evaluation system

  7. To communicate effectively with students, faculty, parents, colleagues and in the community (i.e. verbal, nonverbal and written communication), and to seek the involvement of faculty and parents in a wide variety of school activities.

  8. Takes initiative to inspire and to develop professional development opportunities for all staff tied to programmatic, curricular, and/or objective-based initiatives.

  9. Leads and collaborates directly with the Curriculum Coordinator on issues of curriculum development.

  10. Assists all program coordinators PYP, IBDP, Arabic, and others) with program implementation.

  11. Advises the Head of School on annual recruiting needs and participates fully in the hiring of new faculty.

  12. Leads coordinators to ensure programme adherence and vertical and horizontal curricular articulation and alignment.

  13. Upholds and recommends policies and procedures that have an impact for the whole school.

  14. To create an efficient, productive and caring building culture where all students (and faculty) have the opportunity to be recognized for their best efforts. 

  15. To ensure that all of the school’s resources are identified and being used to serve students and faculty members alike; help both to reach their full performance potential. 

  16. To be able to successfully manage the parent and faculty political pressures that come with the assignment; the political dynamics of a parent-elected Board of Directors. 

  17.  To assume the responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability. 

  18.  To have a personal commitment to seek constant professional learning and professional growth; to also be a life-long learner. 

  19. To accept the importance and necessity of attending after-school student activity programs and parent events. 

  20. To willingly take on all responsibility for the “mechanics” of the assignment; activities such as building a master class schedule, accurate record keeping, office accounting, etc. 

  21. To be a willing and active participant in committee work and group program discussions. 

  22. To careful review all student admission applications in accordance with policies established by the Board and policy implementing regulations. 

  23. To establish annual work objectives that are consistent with the School’s Strategic Plan and accepted program direction. 

  24. To perform other activities as might be required for the general welfare of the school and/or as requested by the Head of School.

Qualifications and Knowledge

  1. Master’s degree or higher with Principal License 

  2. Previous curriculum leadership experience with or in international schools, ideally those with an IB and US curriculum orientation. Experience with school accreditation

  3. Direct experience with IB PYP, MYP, and DP (as appropriate) and concept based; backwards by design curriculum design and development.  Full understanding of best practices in all curricular areas

Experience and Skills

  1. Clear and concise writing ability; Good communication skills and able to make presentations comfortably

  2. Good interpersonal skills to work with faculty and administration

  3. Independent working habits; Ability to analyze and synthesize; Strong organizational skills; A positive, cooperative attitude; Creativity and resourcefulness

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