Whole School Principal - Qingdao and Rizhao - China - August 2018

Country: China

Region: School - Far East / East Asia

Curriculum: IB- Diploma, United Kingdom

Level: Early Years (0-4), Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11), Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)

Start Date: 01 August 2018

Initial Contract Length: 2 year, renewable

Curriculum Experience Required: No - flexible


Job Description

This well-respected group of schools are now welcoming applications for a Western Co-Principal for their Qingdao and Rizhao schools starting August 2018. The successful candidate will partner with the Chinese Co-Principal as the designated Heads of School, having overall academic leadership responsibility of the school. He/she will also collaborate with the School Business Manager to oversee the school’s non-teaching operations to ensure the provision of high quality education for all students, in accordance with the group's Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices. Applicant Requirements: Holder of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in School Administration, with a license to practice as Principal or with significant experience and seniority in international education to take up the role. With over 10 years of teaching experiences, and at least 5 years as a school administrator. Supportive of the group's Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices. Exhibits strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as intercultural understanding and other global competencies. The school provides excellent salaries, benefits, professional development and career opportunities. Please call your Edvectus consultant today for further details on how to apply.

Student Description

Number Of Students: around 233
Student Make Up: Korean majority, other nationalities 30 including HK, Taiwan Chinese

Regional Info

Qingdao, known as “sailboat capital” and successfully holding 2008 Olympic maritime competition activities, is situated in southeast of Shandong Province. Its east and south parts are facing the sea, with northeast part adjacent to Yantai city, and next to Weifang city in the west, Rizhao city in southwest. The whole acreage of Qingdao is 654 kilometers and, like most Chinese cities, it has a rapidly growing population. With regards to the climate, Qingdao has four clear seasons. In spring, the temperature is pleasant but takes longer to warm up than the inland areas; in summer, it is humid and hot with lots of rain; in autumn, the weather is cool and it rains a lot; the winter time is long and it is windy with low temperatures. August is the hottest month with the average temperature being about 25 degrees and the coldest month is January, with the average temperature being about -1 degrees. Shopping and transportation is convenient in Qingdao and there are many shopping malls, such as JUSCO, METRO, CARREFOUR and LOTUS. Although there is no subway yet, the bus system is satisfactory. The cost of living is average and food and clothing prices are reasonable. Qingdao is well-known for its beer festival in mid-August. For more information on China, please see http://www.edvectus.com/Content/Documents/TheEdvectusEducator.An.Introduction.to.China.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Ne2c2oyU0 http://wikitravel.org/en/Qingdao http://www.chinatouronline.com/china-travel/qingdao/qingdao-attractions/index.html http://thesmartlocal.com/read/scoot-to-qingdao Edvectus recruiter, Hannah Brant, writes about her expat life in China: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/glimpse-expat-life-china-hannah-brant?published=t Edvectus’ Lisa Ichane’s top 5 highlights of China: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/china-week-edvectus-my-top-5-highlights-lisa-ichane-davenport-?trk=prof-post Edvectus recruiter, Anda Banks’ journey to China: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-life-journey-took-me-china-anda-banks?published=u

Key Benefits

Tax Rate: Taxes typically 16-25%

Housing: 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom

Benefits: Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants

Suited To: Climate - cooler, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Unmarried partners - suitable, Urban, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive

Job Requirements

Minimum Years Experience: 10.0

Curriculum Experience Required: No - flexible

Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers: N

Visa Restriction: 2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60

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