Dalian American International School
Dalian, ChinaApply Now
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Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 30/09/2021
Principal, Dalian School – a Nord Anglia Education School
This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward-thinking, ambitious and experienced professional to join our team as the Head of School for the Dalian American International School and Dalian Huamei School – educating international and local students on the same beautiful campus in Northeast China.
The Dalian School provides a state of the art, world-class learning and teaching environment with a total student capacity of 1400 day and boarding students aged two to 18. Providing a unique learning experience, we offer students the best of Eastern and Western education resources and philosophies. The school delivers 3 different programmes: the American and AP curriculum from grades Pre-K to 12; a fully immersive bilingual programme which follows a progressive blend of the Chinese National Curriculum with international approaches taught in both Mandarin Chinese and English; and the Chinese National Curriculum taught in Mandarin Chinese combined with expert English language acquisition classes.
The Dalian School has world-class school facilities, which include specialist classrooms and extensive sports facilities including an indoor swimming pool and athletics area. It offers a 7-day boarding programme in its unique Campus Village residential which also provides premium accommodation to many faculty members.
As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, the school shares resources and knowledge with the 76 other Nord Anglia schools around the world. Nord Anglia’s exclusive Global Campus connects Dalian students with a global community based in 31 different countries worldwide. Students will be able to extend their international experience through opportunities to learn abroad, to connect with more than 68,000 students in Nord Anglia’s global family, and to take advantage of exciting experiences and expeditions.
Through our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, we embrace innovation to ensure students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as Head of School and to work collaboratively and co-operatively with the school’s Senior Leadership Team to lead the development of a world-class school. Together, you will ensure our school offers the very best international experience for our students whilst expertly delivering the Chinese and American curriculums to an outstanding level of performance.
You will be a fluent English speaker, expert in the American/AP curricula, as well as having experience of bilingual teaching, ideally from a school(s) in Asia. We are looking for a proven track-record in school leadership and a strong understanding of and respect for different cultures so that you can confidently work with school leaders, teachers, students and parents from China with diverse cultural backgrounds. Creativity, motivation, communication skills and adaptability are essential to make a significant impact in this important role.
The successful candidate will lead the school operationally and educationally:
What we are looking for
The appointed candidate will:
In return for your passion to deliver the highest quality education you will enjoy a more than competitive salary, accommodation provided by us, an annual flight allowance, health insurance and places in the school for your children.
We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a signiﬁcant impact on our students and school community.
Interviews: October and November 2021 (to be held virtually)
Start Date: August 2022