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Director of Studies (Secondary School)

Jinja, Uganda
The Director of Studies is responsible for implementing and promoting the academic mission and policies of The Amazima School – Primary.

SUMMARY

The Director of Studies (DOS) is responsible for implementing and promoting the academic mission and policies of The Amazima School-Secondary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal

  • Sets an example of servant leadership: works to reflect a Biblically-integrated life; speaks to edify and encourage, and demonstrates faithful obedience to God’s laws.

Teaching Staff

  • Trains, orients, and supervises all teaching staff and assistants.
  • Ensures all teachers stay updated with attendance, academics, and discipline on PowerSchool
  • Communicates with the Head Teacher regarding academic, curricular, and personnel issues.
  • Assists Head Teacher in conducting regular faculty meetings.
  • Conducts regular classroom observations.
  • Ensures all faculties receive ongoing in-service training (African, Christian, Classical, Cross-cultural, and Pedagogical).
  • Makes extracurricular assignments for teaching staff and assistants (preps, detention, etc.)
  • Works closely with the Department Heads to provide regular formal and informal evaluations for teaching staff and assistants. Information and feedback from the evaluations should then be shared with the Head Teacher.

Curriculum

  • Assists teachers to create all curriculum needed for the school (final approval by the Head Teacher).
  • Collaborates with the Head Teacher to monitor the implementation of the curriculum, researching and recommending improvements and changes, and documenting curriculum guides and any accreditation requirements.
  • Assists Department Heads with textbook and supply purchasing (final approval by Head Teacher).
  • Coordinates the administration of annual achievement testing.
  • Coordinates with Learning Specialists to ensure teachers are tailoring instructional interventions for any student with specific needs.

Students

  • Evaluates admission screening and school records to determine appropriateness of enrolling students. 
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of student academic conduct.
  • Coordinates scheduling of field trips
  • Monitors student progress of each student.  Interacts regularly with House Parents and Director of Student Life regarding each student.
  • Prepares academic schedules and individual students schedules. Coordinates student elective selection in the scheduling process.

Perform any other official duties as assigned by the supervisor

NOTE: You will report to the Head teacher through the Deputy Head teacher

Qualifications

  • A minimum qualification of a degree in Education from a recognized institute of higher education
  • Five (5) years’ working experience at a managerial level preferably in a similar organisational setting
  • Must have experience in administration and management of organizations/people
  • Must be a committed Christian who is in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of The Amazima School.
  • Professional and personal references must demonstrate the observed manifestation of godly character and spiritual maturity.
  • Must be committed to the mission of The Amazima School and willing to make a long-term commitment to the job.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of support for the classical, Christian, and community approach to education adopted by The Amazima School.
  • Must be in agreement with The Amazima School Policies and Procedures Handbook and have some familiarity with Amazima Ministries International.
  • Must have read and understand/be in agreement with Kisses from Katie, When Helping Hurts, African Friends and Money Matters, and Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning,.
  • Prefer experience living or working in a third-world country.
  • Classical, Christian teaching experience preferred.
  • If married, the candidate’s marriage and parenting must demonstrate Christian character and maturity.

Please note: The job description may be changed by the Head teacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the requirements of the position that are commensurate with the job title.

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