academic vp (equivalent to whole school principal) - beijing

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Academic Vice Principal (equivalent to Whole School Principal)

Required: August 2019
Location: Beijing
Curriculum: US Progressive/Inquiry/Project Based/Constructivist with a focus on the Common Core Standards
Experience: 5+ years post qualification experience;
Sponsorship: Single teachers, teaching couples, married teachers with or without dependents
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Contract: 2 years renewable

School Ethos/Vision:

This is an international school based on the campus of a prestigious Beijing university and is a grade 1-12 school providing a unique educational experience for the approximately 423 members of the student body. The school utilises a progressive/inquiry based, North American approach to instruction coupled with a decidedly Eastern influence. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is committed to nurturing and challenging students to prepare them to contribute to an increasingly globalised world.

Job role:

The school is seeking an Academic Vice Principal who understands and supports Progressive Western education with an Eastern influence The Academic Vice Principal reports directly to the Executive Principal, works in cooperation with the Chinese Vice Principal and supervises the Primary and Secondary Directors and all foreign staff members.

You will:

* Promote progressive, inquiry based education among the staff and community.
* Encourage teachers to continue to innovate and lead in all areas but especially curriculum and instruction.
* Manage, maintain and direct the Grade 1-12 academic program with the support of the Division Directors and the Curriculum Specialist.
* Assist teachers with the development of Understanding by Design Units of study. Provide support for the units through Atlas Rubicon.
* Be supportive of the inquiry based instructional format with a focus on learning outcomes while encouraging the use of a variety of pedagogical approaches as appropriate to the goals of the lessons/units.

Experience Requirements:

* Master's Degree or higher in School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or a related area.
* Minimum of five years teaching experience
* Minimum of 5 years experience as a building level school principal preferably at the elementary, middle and high school levels or at a K-12 school.
* Strong work ethic.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Location Overview:

Beijing is a bustling city with more than 13 million people on an area of 16,800 sq. km - the size of Belgium. The Beijing Municipality is flat and has a very orderly design - north, south, east and west circumnavigated by six concentric ring roads. The Beijing seasons are clearly marked by changes in weather and temperatures, and surprising splashes of colours. Beijing today is a city of vast contrasts - the new intermingles with the old, and the whole city is developing rapidly. Being a proud member of the WTO and successful host for the 29th Olympics Games, Beijing has set an even greater pace of development and change. Beijing is also home to a sizeable expatriate population comprising members from the business community, NGOs, embassies and foreign students.


Salary competitive depending on qualifications and experience; flights, accommodation allowance, settling allowance, medical cover, annual PD budget and tuition for up to 2 dependants.

If you wish to apply please contact the Leadanywhere Team who will be happy to furnish you with more information.