A head for an academy in Kenya is wanted.

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  • By: Penprofile
  • Posted: Apr 26
  • Updated: Apr 27
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Job Description

This international school in Mombasa is seeking to appoint an innovative and inspirational Head of Academy who will be required to work in a fast paced environment with proven and effective leadership and management skills. Evidence of a strategic approach and philosophy to raising the status of a school and its academic, pastoral, sporting and co-curricular standards is required. Flexibility and an understanding of issues facing schools in developing countries plus resilience and a sense of humour will be key characteristics. The successful candidate will have international school experience and a strong track-record in enhancing development in these areas. He/She will lead the Senior Leadership Team and be accountable to the School Board of Governance.

Required Qualifications / Experience:

  • Proven track record of success as a Director of Academics.

  • Prior experience of working in an International (IB/Cambridge/Edexcel) curriculum-based school

  • Graduate degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Education or Educational Management.

  • Post Graduate degree (Masters/PhD or equivalent) in Education or Educational Management or any relevant field.

  • National Professional Qualification for Headship, or international equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prior international school experience, preferably in a developing country

  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, and written communication within and outside the school community

  • Experience of working in a developing country or a challenging environment

  • Prior experience managing a school with 3-18 years education programs.

  • Financial acumen and budgeting experience (an advantage)

  • Experience working collaboratively with School Board(s)

  • Experience working in all levels of education.

  • Knowledge of or experience with the 21 st Century Curriculum.

  • Evidence of ability to recruit, develop and build a purposeful faculty.

  • Public/community relations experience.

  • Experience with school building projects and the opening a new facility.