The Director, with the support of the Board of Directors, manages the day-to-day operation of the school organization; formulates and carries out the short-term objectives to advance the board’s long-range plan; establishes operating procedures (as established by school policies, local and national laws) and supervises the hiring, firing and evaluation of all staff members.
Board of Directors.
Back Row: Roberto Wills, Alejandro Foianini, Alejandro Lora, Jose Ernesto Cuellar, Jose Miguel Cuellar, Nancy Franco, and Ervin Landivar
Front Row: Mariana Jakubek, Carola Cronenbold, Cecilia Hurtado, Cecilia Justiniano, and Carolina Gutierrez
- Is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and will work with the Board in long-term planning and help develop short-term (one-year) objectives to meet the goals of the long term plan.
- Assist in preparing the annual budget and submission for approval.
- Initiate and direct the development of school policies.
- Provide monthly reports with respect to the organizational objectives and other issues of
- Provides the Board with adequate information to help it reach sound decisions andestablis in identifying, planning and implementing long-term financial stability.
- Implement the overall education policies and objectives of the school.
- Maintain positive community relations by keeping abreast of the changing environment, accepting input from others and participating in appropriate community associations.
- Represent the organization in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the
- Maintain positive school and staff relations by developing sound personnel practices, working for good morale, delegating work properly, being impartial in personnel mattersand by implementing procedures for staff evaluation.
- Select, assign, transfer, and terminate the employment of instructional and noninstructional personnel except where a conflict of interest may arise.
- Organize the administrative and supervisory staff, including instructional and noninstructional personnel in the way that best serves the school’s interest.
- Carefully review and update school procedures contained in the school’s security and
- Maintain a positive relationship with the Board by participating in resolving differences of
opinion, accepting policy and helping with the implementation of regulations
Preferred qualifications of the new Director include the following:
- Graduate degree in education or related field.
- Head of school experience preferred.
- Minimum five years of classroom teaching experience in schools below the college level.
- Prepared to make a minimum of a 3-5 year commitment.
- Experience in strategic planning.
- Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Previous experience at an international school – preferably in Latin America.
- Knowledge of Spanish and willingness to work towards fluency.
- Knowledge and experience of school accreditation process.
- Demonstrated success in recruitment and retention of faculty.
- Strong leadership skills and a confident leader with the ability to inspire others.
- Commitment to excellence, and equally focused on the Elementary and Secondary
- Culturally sensitive, with well-developed interpersonal skills.
- Good listening skills, an ability to delegate, and good organizational skills.
- Approachable, accessible, friendly, visible, sensitive, tolerant, and politically aware.
- Willingness and ability to network with school and local communities.
- High energy level, proactive, an enthusiastic advocate of the school.