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Job Purpose:

Responsible for setting the tone and climate of the school environment, as well as ensuring that the school is fully implementing the SABIS® Educational SystemTM and running with a view to optimizing enrolment, academics, and efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fostering a school environment conducive to the proper and full implementation of the proprietary SABIS® Educational SystemTM.
  • Upholding the principles and values of the school and SABIS® at all times.
  • Providing direction and managing employees in the performance of their assigned tasks.
  • Ensuring that the image of the school is kept to the highest standard as per SABIS® requirements.
  • Ensuring a professional working environment within the school through the process of trouble-shooting any concerns that arise between or among employees, parents, and students.
  • Overseeing the development of performance improvement plans and initiatives, recommending changes where seen necessary, and ensuring that corrective action plans and strategic initiatives are identified and implemented accordingly.
  • Overseeing the staff recruitment process in coordination with the relevant parties and SABIS® management to ensure the hiring of the most competent candidates.
  • Monitoring leave requests and conduct of all employees to ensure a smooth operation of the school.
  • Engaging in ongoing classroom observations, conducting regular performance evaluations, and leading staff professional development to ensure quality deliverables and a smooth, effective workflow.
  • Monitoring and managing all academic issues through classroom observations, meeting with Academic Quality Controllers, and analysing results using SABIS® software tools in order to develop corrective action plans in ongoing support of students and teachers.
  • Supervising and following up on classroom management and discipline matters.
  • Ensuring that the SABIS Student Life Organization® in the school is running and being managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Advising students through Advising Class in order to help students understand and practice strong civic, ethical, and moral values.
  • Ensuring the availability of required resources to carry out all tasks/projects.
  • Developing reports when needed including, but not limited to, accreditation reports, management reports, etc.
  • Possessing an in-depth understanding of the academic curriculum of each level within the school in order to be able to have open conversations with parents when an issue arises
  • Having familiarity with the local norms and culture of the region.
  • Overseeing the process of admitting new students to the school in coordination with the relevant parties and SABIS® management to ensure successful attainment of targeted annual enrolment.
  • Monitoring the absence of staff and students by checking attendance reports and ensuring adherence to the SABIS® attendance expectations.  Actively following up on issues related to attendance.
  • Making sure that exam schedules are set according to plan.
  • Monitoring internal and external exam results to ensure optimum student academic performance.
  • Attending, participating in, and following up on the teacher-training program in order assess the quality of new recruits into the school and system.
  • Managing necessary procurement initiatives.
  • Ensuring that the facilities and grounds of the school are safe, clean, and well maintained.
  • Performing such other related tasks or projects as they arise and as delegated by SABIS® management.

Ideal Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in education and/or equivalent
  • English proficient / native English speaker
  • 7+ years of experience in top-most school leadership position
  • MS Office needed components
  • Presentation skills
  • People management & development skills
  • Project management
  • Performance management
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility

Employment Requirements:

Must meet all employment requirements including, but not limited to, country and local education and certification requirements, reference checks, and criminal background checks.

Additional details about this position will only be provided to short-listed candidates.

SABIS® is an equal opportunity employer.  We are dedicated to a policy of non – discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, disability or any other legally protected characteristics.

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