Secondary School Principal at Canadian Academy, Kobe in Japan
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Secondary School Principal
Canadian Academy, Kobe (Japan)

Sep 3, 21
Sep 20, 21



Secondary School Principal
Beginning August 1, 2022

Our school and community

Canadian Academy offers a forward-thinking program inspired by over a century of history, blending the local culture with influences from the forty nationalities represented among our students, teachers, and staff.  Ours is an inclusive and welcoming community school where progressive practices are prized.

Learning at Canadian Academy

The Secondary School Principal can exhibit and effectively communicate a comprehensive understanding of the IB Middle Years Program, and IB Diploma Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of commitment and experience in successfully leading inquiry based disciplinary/interdisciplinary programs leading to successful graduation of Grade 12 students. The Secondary School Principal will cherish the culture of excellence by championing intentional and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning.


About the role

The Secondary School Principal has overall responsibility for the education and wellbeing of 320 students and 40 faculty across Grades 6 to 12.  The Principal reports directly to the Head of School and collaborates with the Secondary Leadership Team to ensure quality programs for learners and professional growth and development for teachers.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leading the implementation and development of CA’s educational programs.
  • Maintaining a culture of excellence in Secondary School whilst ensuring the division continues to evolve.
  • Leading and implementation of strategic and operational goals.
  • Ensuring that all teaching and learning meets the needs of the diverse student population.
  • Implementing the school’s professional growth and teacher appraisal frameworks.
  • Effectively managing the budgetary and other operational systems of the division.

The leadership we practice

Leaders at Canadian Academy are role models at all times.  They are responsible for creating environments where every student or colleague is inspired, challenged, and supported to reach their potential.  Our strategic and operational goals are achieved through collaborative processes.  Our leaders recognize that the strengths of tradition can be enhanced by the opportunities of innovation. The Secondary School Principal models, leads, and sets high expectations for collaboration and professional excellence within the faculty.

The person we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be a compassionate individual who is meaningfully connected to the school’s guiding statements.  They will combine clarity of vision for the future of secondary education with the determination and finesse to move the division forward.  The Secondary School Principal will be a dynamic individual capable of solving complex problems whilst modeling flexible and creative practices.

The successful candidate is compassionate and driven by values that are aligned with the CA vision, mission, and core values. The Principal of the Secondary School has an invested interest in, and a vision for the future of education.



  • A minimum of 5 years principal experience in an IB international school context.
  • A recognized graduate degree in educational leadership.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to <> no later than September 30, 2021.



Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Ray Sparks's over 30-year career as an educator has involved working in Canada, Europe, and Asia.