Position: Whole School Principal
Required: August 2015
Curriculum: IB Curriculum
Location: Changchun, China
Salary: By negotiation
Experience: 10+ years leadership experience. IB experience is required.
Sponsorship: Single Teachers, Teaching Couples, Married teachers with family
School Vision / Ethos: This is a young school that has come a long way and is the first and only IB authorised school in North Eastern China. Upon entering it is clear from first impressions that you are in a good school. Evidence of the three IB programmes is in easy reach and highly visible. A growing school with 360 students to date, it is clear that growth is expected to continue. The school is just 7 years old but a plan for an extension to the current building is in place and expected to take three years.
The city of Changchun is growing rapidly and with that growth is the infrastructure and development conducive to nurturing foreign workers expectations. There are malls, a picture theatre showing Western movies, bowling alley, international standard restaurants and hotels. It is quickly becoming a much more liveable city for foreigners. The long winter months where temperatures dip to -30 degrees can tax teachers who may be home-bodies, reluctant to reach out and take part in social activities. Having personal interests that can be transported to Changchun is a definite plus. Having a 'sunny' and positive nature will sustain a teacher over the cold month from November till April.
Requirements: The applicant must have 10+ years management experience , IB experience at management level is highly desirable. A Masters degree in Education, Education Administration or Curriculum Studies is a requirement. You will be leading a school from Nursery level to Grade 12. This school is family friendly (tuition for up to two children) and prides itself on the numbers of staff children at the school. It considers teachers with children as a positive influence on the school adding stability. Attitude is important; teachers should demonstrate a positive character, be flexible, have a good sense of humour and have the ability to adapt to new cultures. As a leader in the school you should have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively within the school community. You will be goal focussed and a passionate student centred educator. You will be goal focussed and a passionate student centred educator. You will have excellent skills of diplomacy and an ability to work with a diverse and multi cultural work force.
Package: Salary by negotiation; large furnished apartment; utilities to 1000RMB/month; flights for family; Car will be provided; relocation fee up to $3000USD; insurance; free tuition for up to 2 children and annual home leave.