• Location:
    Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chis., Mexico
  • Salary:
    above average per month
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Accommodation:
    Yes
  • Contract Length:
    2 Year(s)
  • TEFL hours required:
    120+ hours
  • Start Date:
    2nd Aug 2021
  • Degree Required:
    Yes
  • School Type:
    Secondary
  • Reference:
    JOB43476
  • Number of Vacancies:
    1
  • Application Deadline:
    May 30, 2021

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Job Details

This school is looking for an inspirational leader to be their new Upper School Principal, supporting the development of their Middle and High school programs . They are interested in people who have a genuine interest in education and who value their work as a profession, not a pastime.

The successful candidate will combine an excellent track record of successful leadership experience, with strong inter-personal skills and cultural awareness with the ability to inspire the ASFC community and manage the demands and needs of all stakeholders. Exceptional communication skills combined with being a visible leader and ambassador for the school are central to this role.   The role requires strategic thinking with a firm grasp of how to ensure outstanding teaching and learning across the school. Candidates must be committed to working in partnership with the local community and developing ways to engage with parents and forge effective partnerships with them. IB experience is highly preferred as well as PGCE knowledge or expertise. As Upper School principal all academic leadership and supervision should lead to greater collaboration emphazising a culture of continual development and furthered understanding of the IB programmes.

Responsible for:

·         Providing strategic direction and purposeful leadership for the staff, students and the wider ASFC community

·         Modeling creative education

·         Establishing positive relationships with students and fostering an academic and positive environment for students and staff, where coming to school is exciting for all!

·         Mentoring, coaching and supporting Upper School teachers in raising the quality of learning and teaching across the school

·         Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school and the quality of teaching and learning

·         Overseeing target-setting and the tracking of students’ performance

·         Developing and maintaining effective links with the community including business and industry, to enhance teaching and learning

·         Managing staff performance, incorporating target setting and individual development plans

·         Overseeing of the academic timetable.

·         Promoting and embodying School Spirit

·         Ensuring classroom observations and an academic development plan are in place and fully implemented

·         Working closely with directors and other colleagues to help the continuous development of the school

·         Maintaining an environment that promotes and secures outstanding teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement and good behavior

·         Promote 21 Century learning Skills and inquiry based learning

Requirements:

·         Bilingual in English and Spanish

·         BA in Education or BA Degree with relevant teaching qualification is essential

·         Master in Education or PGCE preferred but not necessary

.         TEFL qualification required

·         IB experience in teaching (Highly preferred)

·         Ability to establish positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders

·         Ability to understand the operational and financial requirements to manage a successful school

·         Strong organizational and technology skills

·         Sense of humor

·         Empathy and International mindedness

What they offer:

·         Two year contract; starting August 2021 (it can be extended after two years)

·         8 hour work day

·         Private and National Health insurance

·         Housing at American School Residencies (2-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living room, dining room, and full bathroom; air conditioning, swimming pool, recreation area, laundry room, small gym, security, free Wi-Fi, in school grounds and private neighborhood

·         5 (five) weeks or more paid vacation each year and Statutory holidays (Mexican holiday calendar)

·         Salary: Commensurate to experience and best paid standards for the Region.

·         Round-trip airfare reimbursement per year!

·         Airport pickup

·         VISA processing fees and costs

·         International Baccalaureate Courses and/or other PD opportunities

About the school:
They offer a rich educational program, structured upon well-established curriculum guidelines from the Mexican Ministry of Education and the IB Primary Years Program. As an IB World School, they ensure a safe and thoughtful environment in which students are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. They value constructivism and Multiple Intelligences as important components of the teaching/learning process. At the School, they promote a cooperative and friendly work environment. They believe strongly in the importance of reflection, inquiry, and professional development.
They believe they teach students to Live, Love and Learn! All learning at ASFC must exemplify our 5 Pillars: International Mindedness, Caring & Collaborative, Principled Communicators, Environmentally Cultured, Creative & Critical Thinkers; all within the framework of community values.

Location:
The American School is situated in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of the beautiful state of Chiapas. Tuxtla is a fast growing, bustling city, alive with the vivid colors and energy of Mexico. Not far from the city are mountains, canyons, beaches, pyramids, and the ocean, just waiting to be explored. Tuxtla Gutiérrez offers delightful sunny weather all year round, delicious culinary flavors, and a culture rich in history and tradition. Here you can combine the security of access to familiar amenities with the excitement of living abroad in a Spanish-speaking community.

Please note: to apply for a visa, applicants will need to present a recently apostilled degree.

Additional Benefits

·         Private and National Health insurance
·         Housing at American School Residencies (2-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living room, dining room, and full bathroom; air conditioning, swimming pool, recreation area, laundry room, small gym, security, free Wi-Fi, in school grounds and private neighborhood
·         5 (five) weeks or more paid vacation each year and Statutory holidays (Mexican holiday calendar)
·         Salary: Commensurate to experience and best paid standards for the Region.
·         Round-trip airfare reimbursement per year!
·         Airport pickup
·         VISA processing fees and costs
·         International Baccalaureate Courses and/or other PD opportunities

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