MS Assistant Principal (Tentative)

Concordia International School Shanghai

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Position Title:      Middle School Assistant Principal
Division:               Administration
Supervisor:          Middle School Principal
Position Summary:  The Middle School Assistant Principal provides assistance to the Middle School Principal in leadership of the Middle School program.  S/he is responsible for helping to ensure that the policies, facilities, regulations and procedures of the Middle School are enacted properly.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Administrative Degree or Certification.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Training in Management and Leadership Skills preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years successful classroom teaching.
  • Experience working in a Middle School environment.
  • 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 preferred.
Terms of Employment:
  • Thirty working days of vacation other than school holidays.
  • Salary based upon experience.
  • Ability to articulate the developmental needs of middle school 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 middle 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
Community Relations Development
  • Develops student-focused or learning-focused family and faculty handbooks.
  • Coordinates efforts to ensure high quality home/school communication systems are in place.
    • Weekly Newsletters
    • Teacher and MS web site updates
    • Assessment results and other specific parent/home communication pieces
  • Serves on MS Leadership Team.
  • Meets regularly with Concordia’s other Assistant Principals to aid with alignment of communication and instructional strategies and tools.
  • Oversees distribution of flyers, posters, and other announcements for the MS community.
  • Orients staff and students who are new to Concordia and also helps with the transition processes of those leaving, in cooperation with MS counselors.
  • Helps MS Leadership in the planning and implementation of MS Parent Connects.
  • Works with MS secretaries in planning events.
Recruitment, Staff and Program Development Supervision, & Evaluation 
   Teacher Support
  • Observes teachers in their classrooms land offers insights for the enhancement of the teaching-learning situation.
  • Evaluates teachers as outlined in school procedures.
  • Trains new staff on the policies and procedures of the Middle School. 
  • Assists teachers with grading, assessment, and reporting procedures.
  • Assists team leaders coordinate the Middle School academic program.
  • 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.
  • Organizes and oversees the substitute teaching program within the Middle School Program.  
  • Organizes and oversees the student teaching program within the Middle. School Program.  May serve as a liaison between Concordia and participating universities.
   Student Support
  • Assists with student conduct management.
  • Oversees the master schedule for the Middle School.
  • Assists MS Principal with developing and maintaining a safe learning environment (physical plant, safety drills, etc.)
  • Oversees the arrival and dismissal of students.
  • 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.
  • Support and coordinate MS Co-curricular classes, clubs and Service activities.
  • 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