ISASA Jobs – Principal

Website Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa - ISASA

Job Description:

The purpose of AISJ is to provide exceptional educational experiences in a diverse and nurturing environment in order to inspire learning and build our better world. We cultivate an inclusive community of learners so that we empower global citizens to fulfil their future purpose.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Teaching & Learning team on curriculum development and ongoing professional learning.
  • Manage the elementary divisional budget and oversee the ordering and distribution of supplies and materials.
  • Oversee program offerings and ensure appropriate scope and sequence of courses.
  • Promote a collaborative and cohesive learning culture.
  • Manage maintenance issues and make recommendations for the improvement of facilities.
  • Ensure appropriate balance, rigor and support for academics, arts, activities, athletics and service learning programs.
  • Ensure collaborative development of divisional, departmental, and individual professional goals.
  • Manage student behavior and attendance.
  • Ensure that student performance data is used to improve programs and student learning.
  • Promote school spirit among the elementary community.
  • Assign, organize, and monitor staff for greatest effect in accomplishing the mission of the school.
  • Continue the development of a strong culture of professional growth through dynamic support, supervision and evaluation of elementary teachers and instructional support staff
  • Manage and further develop a vibrant and sustainable service learning program.
  • Provide clear protocols and processes to ensure there is regular, quality communication between school and home.
  • Ensure that all decisions and processes have student learning as the focus and goal.
  • Oversee student admissions.
  • Facilitate the development of a school climate that appropriately meets the social and emotional needs of elementary students.
  • Provide educational leadership and support throughout the division.
  • Assist and support the School Director in the recruitment of appropriate staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Approachable, caring, warm and welcoming, personable and builds community
  • Visible and fully engaged with students, teachers, and parents
  • Passion for education; progressive with a creative approach; an innovative leader of teaching and learning
  • Energy and enthusiasm; dynamic with a great attitude toward developing the whole child
  • Ability to bring people together, build trust and further the development of Elementary School teams
  • A happy, humble and authentic leader who is open and honest, transparent, thoughtful and reflective
  • Ability to actualize the school wide strategic plan and initiate Elementary School strategic initiatives

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in multiple international schools
  • Experience in the implementation and supervision of a conceptual, standards-based curriculum and best practices in literacy and math instruction
  • A deep understanding of elementary students and their diverse needs
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or Master’s Degree with additional qualifications in administration/leadership
  • Experience in leading effective professional growth, particularly with goal setting and coaching models
  • Prior experience as an Elementary School Principal
  • Experience in curriculum and assessment development focusing on inquiry, integration, and differentiation practices
  • Experience and understanding of best practices in inclusion and English Language Learners
  • Experience working with a diverse community and stakeholders

Job Details:

Company: Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa – ISASA

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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