Assistant Director of Early Childhood

Concordia International School Shanghai

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Position Title:      Assistant Director of Early Childhood 
Division:               Administration
Supervisor:          Director of Early Childhood
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Early Childhood provides assistance to the Director of Early Childhood in leadership of the Early Childhood program. S/he is responsible for helping to ensure that the policies, regulations, and procedures of the Early Childhood division are enacted properly and efficiently.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Administrative Degree or Certification
  • Masters degree
  • Training in Management and Leadership Skills
  • Minimum of 5 years successful classroom teaching
  • Experience working with Early Childhood Education
  • Proven success working with a diverse population 
  • Ability to formulate and lead data-driven decisions
  • As a school grounded in the Christian faith, we hire Christian teachers and administrators. Concordia seeks to hire candidates who are able to model their faith, are interested in the complex questions of faith and spirituality, and who are keen to learn and interact with others of different faith traditions.
  • Success as an assistant principal or principal
  • Experience at an international school
Terms of Employment:
  • Thirty working days of vacation other than school holidays
  • Salary based upon experience
  • Ability to articulate the developmental needs of early childhood students and translate these needs into vision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school
  • Ability to effectively manage and multi-task within a demanding, dynamic and changing environment.
  • Ability to interpret and implement all Board policies
  • Ability to supervise all school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school’s instructional program
  • Ability to facilitate the development, revisions and evaluation of the curriculum and instructional services
  • Ability to develop school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, discipline and conduct of students
  • Ability to help prepare and manage the early childhood school budget
  • Ability to serve as liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community involvement with the school
  • Ability to provide direction to others and to make independent judgments
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, teachers and community 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate records and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use technology as required to perform duties
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Helps review Admissions Folders throughout the calendar year.
  • Develops student-focused or learning-focused family and faculty handbooks.
  • Assists in the coordination of effort to ensure high quality home/school communication and instructional strategies and tools
  • Assists in overseeing the writing and distribution of flyers, posters, and other announcements for the EC community
  • Drafts and distributes weekly communications to EC staff and community
  • Serves on EC Leadership Team.
  • Meets regularly with Concordia’s other Assistant Principals to aid with alignment of communication and instructional strategies and tools.
  • Orients staff and students who are new to Concordia and also helps with the transition processes of those leaving.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of EC Parent Connect events.
  • Works with EC secretary in planning events.
Recruitment, Staff and Program Development Supervision, & Evaluation 
   Teacher & Staff Support
  • Observes staff in their classrooms and offers insights to staff for the enhancement of the teaching-learning situation.
  • Evaluates teachers and teaching assistants as outlined in school procedures.
  • Trains new staff on the policies and procedures of the EC division.  (i.e. copy center use, field trips, etc.)
  • Assists teachers with reporting procedures.
  • Approves field experiences and ensures that field experience logistics are appropriate and effective for student safety.
  • Assists with the organization and implementation of the professional growth plan for teachers and support staff.
  • Assists with the organization of the substitute teaching program within the EC division
  • Assists with the coordination of the student teaching program within the EC division. Serves as a liaison between Concordia and participating universities.
   Student Support
  • Assists with student conduct management
  • Assists Director with developing and maintaining a safe learning environment (physical plant, safety drills, etc.)
  • Assists with the supervision of student arrival and dismissal
  • Assists with the partnership of instructional coaches and curriculum coordinators to ensure proper implementation of school initiatives
  • Coordinates with Team Leaders, Staff, and other Administrators for special events, such as International Day, All-School Assemblies, etc.
Other duties as assigned

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  • Location Shanghai
  • Full Address Concordia International School Shanghai, Mingyue Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China
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  • School Type International School