Job Opportunity

Principal/Head Teacher of Secondary School

Jinja, Uganda
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Education department for Secondary School.

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Country Director, the Principal/Head Teacher Of Secondary School is responsible to implement and promote the mission and policies of The Amazima School. The Principal/Head Teacher is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Education department, including teachers, substitutes, coaches, and directors within the department. Along with the management of the education staff, the Principal/Head Teacher is to work with other departments (Operations, Student Life, Medical, and Administration) to ensure the school day and its activities functions as scheduled.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sets an example of servant leadership: uses Biblical principles to resolve disputes, speaks to edify and encourage, and demonstrates faithful obedience to God’s laws.
  • Recruit and hire all teaching staff. Train, orient, and supervise all teaching staff and assistants.
  • Communicate with the Country Director regarding academic, curricular, behavioral, and personnel issues.
  • Conduct regular faculty meetings.
  • With the Director of Studies (DOS), ensures regular classroom observations.
  • Ensures all faculty receive ongoing in-service training (Christian, Classical, Cross-cultural, and Pedagogical).
  • Ensures that all teaching staff obtain and maintain proper certification.
  • Make extracurricular assignments for teaching staff and assistants.
  • Provides regular formal and informal evaluations for all teaching staff and assistants.
  • With the DOS, create all curriculum needed for the school.
  • With the DOS, monitor the implementation of the curriculum, researching and recommending improvements and changes, and documenting curriculum guides and any accreditation requirements.
  • Approve all annual textbook and supply purchasing.
  • Coordinate the administration of annual achievement testing.
  • With the DOS, coordinate teachers and families in tailoring instructional interventions for any student with specific needs.
  • Communicate regularly with families of students including listening to and addressing questions and concerns.
  • Schedule regular academic events designed to bring parents and guardians to campus.
  • Evaluate admission screening and school records to determine appropriateness of enrolling students. Sign off on all enrollment contracts.
  • Establish and maintain high standards of student conduct.
  • Coordinate scheduling of various student activities (field trips, sporting events, campus volunteer visits).
  • Monitor student progress (academic and character) of each student. Interacts regularly with Family Mentors, and the Dean of Student Life regarding each student.
  • Works with the Dean of Student Life to develop and coordinate student community service opportunities.
  • Oversees all student extracurricular and cocurricular activities: yearbook, newspaper, other publications, athletics, fine arts, etc.
  • With the Country Director, develops and implements all school disciplinary policies.
  • Regularly updates student manuals.
  • With the Country Director, develop appropriate relationships with the local and national educational officials
  • Represent The Amazima School at all appropriate functions
  • Serve on The Amazima School Leadership Team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 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 an 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 Family-Student Handbook, The Amazima School Policy Manual, and have 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 a minimum of a master’s degree from a college or university in educational leadership, school administration, or curriculum/instruction.
  • Must have experience in school administration and management of educational organizations/ people.
  • Prefer experience living or working in a third world country.
  • Classical, Christian teaching experience preferred.
  • If married, candidate’s marriage and parenting must demonstrate Christian character and maturity.

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