Director at Suriname International School in Suriname
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Suriname International School (Suriname)

Appointed - Position has been filled
Jan 25, 2016
Mar 1, 2016

The Suriname lnternational School

Seeks a


For August 2016

Director's Job Description


  •  Graduate degree in Educational Leadership from a U.S. accredited university or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in education, management, and leadership with at least 5 years of experience in the classroom



  •  Excellent communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to plan strategically and creatively
  • Good sense of humor


Reports and is evaluated by: Board of Directors

lnterfaces with: faculty and administrative personnel

Job Goals:

  •  To provide visionary Ieadership and demonstrate exemplary management skills in the recruitment and development of faculty and staff,
  • Ensure the implementation of a high standard curriculum,
  • Assist the Board of Directors in long-term planning for the School's financial stability,
  • Provide effective communication with al! School's stakeholders.


General Performance Responsibilities:

  •  Keep the Board informed of the condition of the school's educational program,
  • Advise the Board on educational issues,
  • ldentify policies in need of revision and/or where new policies are required, and make recommendations to the Board for action,
  • Develop, with the Board President, the agenda for regular Board meetings,
  • Attend all meetings of the Board, except meetings pertaining to the Director's own performance,
  • Create and review academic policies which are in keeping with the School's mission statement,
  • Lead and coordinate the Strategic Plan and ensure its yearly revision and approval by the Board of Directors.


Pedagogical Performance Responsibilities:

  •  Supervise the pedagogical content of the School's program in elementary, middle, and high school,
  • Develop strategies and be accountable for the evolution of the educational program across school levels, ensuring the implementation and review of curriculum to better serve students,
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and their effect on the school's operating procedures,
  • Be responsible for the security of students, faculty, and staff while on campus,
  • Devise and organize the school calendar and the teaching and duty schedules of faculty,
  • Be responsible for the recruiting and admissions of students,
  • Control enrollment numbers,
  • Maintain the accreditation status of the school with SACS CASI,
  • Maintain a public profile amongst students, faculty, staff, parents, and community at Iarge,
  • Foster Iinks with other schools and institutions, which may assist in promoting the school positively,
  • Encourage the development and continual maintenance of a positive school climate,
  • Perform any other duties assign by the President of the Board of Directors.


Administrative Responsibilities:

  •  Manage recruitment and selection of personnel,
  • Help devise and maintain budget equilibrium in conjunction with the Board's treasurer and/or Financial Manager,
  • With guidance from the Board's treasurer ensure proper financial reporting to the Board of Director's as a whole,
  • Supervise and maintain school facilities and property to ensure an adequate school environment.


External Relations Responsibilities:

  •  Maintain a positive relationship with parents and cooperate with the school's PTA,
  • Organize presentations and events for parents throughout the year that provide information on procedures and regulations, topics of interest, and student's creative performances,
  • Serve as the school's representative in community functions and official events.


Application Procedure:

To apply for this position please send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, resume, and three references to and by March 1, 2016.


Attention: If you apply for this position, please inform the school and us ( that you saw the notice on the Search Associates website. 

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