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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • WAVE is focused on leveling the playing field for young Africans to access economic opportunity. By turning motivated young talent into reliable human capital for local businesses, WAVE inspires positive change in employer attitudes, creating a fairer, more inclusive, and more productive labour market. Learn more at www.waveacademies.org
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    Head of School

    Key Roles

    • Serve as a central leadership figure within the school and the local community.
    • Work closely with, and report directly to, the Directors.
    • Remains informed of trends, research, and legislation that may affect the school management, operation, and policy.
    • Tend to the issues that concern the school as a whole and will facilitate communication /build consensus among the teachers, staff, and families.
    • Have a larger vision for the future direction of the school while continuing to support and encourage the preservation of the Montessori philosophy throughout the school.

    General Responsibilities

    • Represents and explains the school Montessori program to prospective families.
    • Oversees and coordinates recruitment of students.
    • Responsible for the administrative success of all school programs.
    • Works with Head Teachers to coordinate curricula.
    • Helps guide Head Teachers in achieving their educational goals.
    • Ensures that the school is in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations.
    • Serves as Business Manager for the school
    • Executes the financial policy
    • Assists in coordination and execution of fund-raising plans.
    • Assists in recruitment of teaching staff and supervises the French and Music teachers/programs, coordinating across all classrooms
    • Selects and employs non-teaching personnel, and handles disciplinary issues
    • Administers equitable systems of compensation, working conditions, and professional development of all staff
    • Serves as spokesperson for the School
    • Maintains constructive liaisons with other educational institutions and associations.
    • Facilitates communication among all of the school’s constituents
    • Represents the school in the community at large.

    Operations:

    • Oversees daily operations of the school, ensuring a safe and friendly environment.
    • Attends to tasks and responsibilities associated with the successful operation of the school (e.g. communication, security, maintenance) in an as-needed and sometimes hands-on capacity.
    • Supervises the maintenance of the school as an aesthetically attractive and safe environment.
    • Advises Board on policy changes and necessary action plans

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of B.A. Degree, with knowledge of Montessori education, is strongly preferred.
    • Administrative experience in an educational setting with demonstrated leadership qualities is required.
    • 6 - 7 years of Teaching experience part of which includes a school administrative position.

    Culture & Philosophy:

    • Classes are led by Certified Montessori teachers.
    • The school gives the highest priority to communication between parents and teachers about children's performance.
    • Teachers expect and welcome dialogue with parents.
    • The school offers equal opportunity to all and is non-discriminatory.

    Children Demography:

    • Ages: 18 months to 6, preschool through Year 1.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitments@waveacademies.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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