Head of School

Website International School of Lusaka

HEAD OF SCHOOL/CEO

August 2023

The Board of Governors of the International School of Lusaka (ISL) is looking for a new Head of School effective 1st August 2023

THE SCHOOL

The International School of Lusaka (ISL) is Zambia’s premier international school. It was established in 1963, making it one of the oldest international schools on the African continent. We strive to create a school community built on mutual respect and understanding, where all learners feel welcome, safe, included, and valued. With nearly 700 students, representing more than 60 nationalities, ISL is committed to the development of internationally-minded citizens who aspire to make the world a better place. Through internationally accredited educational programmes, ISL aims to instil in all students a genuine desire to learn and the conviction that education is life-long and open-ended. Interculturalism and internationalism are the heart of our learning environment and inquiry, creativity, action and reflection are the pulse.

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

ISL is operated as a not-for-profit organisation, owned by an ‘Association’ of all parents with children currently enrolled at the school. It is overseen by a Board of Governors comprised of eleven members, all of whom are members of the Association.

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL – RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Chief Executive Officer of the School, the Head of School is directly responsible to the Board of Governors for the execution of Board policies, for the efficient observance of regulations by all employees, for the administration, supervision and coordination of the work of the several departments and programs, and for all other educational, social and recreational activities connected with the School.

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL – PERSON SPECIFICATION

The Board of Governors seeks a Head of School with drive, energy, and the vision and dedication needed to lead the school towards a positive and successful future. The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree (Master’s or similar) in a field related to Educational/School Management.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPOINTMENT

The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for three years, renewable thereafter by mutual  agreement of the Head and the Board. The compensation package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of  the position

THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Further details of the position can be found on the website: isl.sch.zm.

Candidates should send the information listed below in a single PDF file attached to an email:

A letter of application describing your interest in the Head of School position at ISL, listing your strengths as a candidate and how your qualifications and experience align with the position profile and the priorities for the school moving forward.
A current resume not to exceed two pages.
A one (1) page list of four (4) referees who have been your direct supervisors, with current email addresses.
A statement outlining educational beliefs and leadership style, not to exceed 2 pages.
The total document size should be kept at (4) MB.

Applications should be sent to Caroline Jacoby at [email protected] & must be copied to [email protected] by November 18th, 2022 GMT.

To apply for this job email your details to cjacoby@searchassociates.com


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