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Years of Experience
Negotiable / Month
Manager(Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Post Date: Feb 21, 2017
Our client - one of the largest kindergarten school networks in China - is now looking for a Principal to lead one of his campuses in Beijing. The Principal serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of the campus, responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of the organization to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe, child-centered learning environment that meets and exceeds the local government standards, following the approved curricula and directives of the organization. The school's Principal will report to the the Regional Principal.
1/ Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior and lead the School Management Team in overseeing the implementation of the school’s planning of supplemental programs to support reform, developing the school-based budget, building parental and community support, and other reform requirements as identified by the organization;
2/ Organize, manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the entire campus consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the organization. This includes instructional programs in the organization’s academic content standards, extracurricular activities, discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, financial management, facilities maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, emergency procedures, and community relations. Ensure compliance with all laws, administrative codes, organization policies and regulations; collect and analyze data regarding the needs and achievement of students, including local and organization assessments, and other pertinent information affecting the design and implementation of services and programs, using the information to recommend new programs and modifications to existing programs;
3/ Lead campus level planning processes to ensure the development, implementation, and evaluation of all school programs and activities. The planning processes shall include the development of the organization’s mandated campus level objectives, following the required procedures; establish a master schedule for instructional programs following organization guidance, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students that meet and exceed the organization curriculum content standards; supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development, providing feedback to all academic teams; and ensure that the instructional programs engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, questioning the known, problem solving and creativity, that they address the range of skills and developmental needs found in the classroom, that they encourage the student to define individual goals and accept responsibility for learning, and that they provide a variety of methods for the student to demonstrate performance and achievement;
4/ Provide and supervise, in a fair and consistent manner, effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the organization, ensuring a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students; establish a professional rapport with students and with staff members that earns their respect; display the highest ethical and professional conduct and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school; and serve as a role model for students and staff, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession;
5/ Supervise all personnel assigned to the campus, establishing clear expectations for role, responsibilities, and performance to ensure that all job responsibilities are met and exceeded; ensure that each professional staff member develops a Professional Improvement Plan (PIP); ensure that personnel evaluation procedures are accomplished in a fair and consistent manner that encourages accountability, growth and excellence, in accordance with organization policy and contractual requirements; recommend to the designated departments the renewal, dismissal, withholding of increment, promotion, or other actions for all personnel assigned to the school, following established procedures and timelines; organize and nurture an effective leadership team of assistants and supervisors, with clear expectations for role, responsibilities, and performance, holding each individual accountable for the area of assignment; provide opportunities for effective staff development that address the needs of the instructional program and needs of the staff, including workshops, visitations, meetings, and sessions in which the staff shares successful practices and strategies; and organize and supervise assembly programs and comprehensive extra-curricular programs that support the organization goals and are appropriate for the young child;
6/ Develop with the School Management Team and recommend to the Regional Supervising Principal a budget for the school. Approve all purchases in accordance with organization policies and procedures; supervise the implementation of programs and events to raise campus enrollment that meet organization goals; implement an effective accounting and inventory system for all school supplies, materials, and equipment; implement procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe facilities, with proper attention to the visual, acoustic, and thermal environments; regularly inspect all facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and regulations; submit a Monitoring Checklist and other facility reports as required; assume responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of students, personnel, and visitors. Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters, following local government and organization guidelines; and notify the Regional Supervising Principal immediately of any unusual circumstances;
7/ Maintain visibility with students, staff, parents, and the community, attending campus and community functions regularly to demonstrate a genuine interest in the students and staff; organize and maintain a public relations system for the campus that consistently celebrates and informs parents and the community of the accomplishments of students and staff. The information provided should solicit community and parental support and understanding of the programs and services of the school; communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support students in the school; and maintain effective communications with agencies and resources outside of the school;
8/ Establish and maintain cogent working relationships with the organization’s other departments; develop formal presentation skills (either written or verbal) to highlight the International Kindergarten Principal’s role and the service that the role provides; and be actively involved in the development of organization policies and procedures as well as their implementation and reinforcement of their use;
9/ Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Regional Supervising Principal and not otherwise organization policy; and fulfill additional duties and responsibilities that are in line with the employment contract as instructed by our client's management.
1/ Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Educational Leadership/Administration (or higher);
2/ Minimum 15+ years in preschool/kindergarten early childhood education experience;
3/ TEFL/TESOL/ELL Certification (preferred);
4/ 0-3 or 3-6 Montessori Certification (preferred);
5/ 5+ years preschool teaching experience;
6/ 8+ years academic management and leadership experience.