Deputy Principal/Assistant Director - India
We have a new vacant position in the booming city of Gurgaon- once a collection of villages and farmland has independently turned into a manufacturing base full of skyscrapers and business developments making it India’s third-highest income per capita.
If you are keen for a brand-new challenge in a city full of growth and opportunities this may be the cultural experience for you. Today we are looking for an Assistant Director/Depute Principal position in a preschool in India.
OVERVIEW & OPPORTUNITY
A relationship-based, inclusive preschool committed to providing individualized, quality education to young children. Delhi NCR based school is seeking an outstanding Assistant Director, who will be responsible for the quality program experience of children and families and the quality of performance and experience of teachers in their professional capacities. The Assistant Director ensures that the experience of children, families and teachers aligns with the stated mission, philosophy and approach of the school.
The school focus on the development of the whole child. We celebrate an individual’s strengths, encourage interests and support challenges. We believe that strong positive relationships and a robust, supportive community, where everyone feels respected and included, are the keys to a successful learning environment.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
- Be passionate about children and early childhood education
- Embrace the schools core values: relationship-based education, inclusion, diversity, commitment to teacher excellence and strong parent / school partnership
- Be a strong teacher-leader, who can inspire, manage, mentor and partner with a highly knowledgeable and passionate staff
- Help to facilitate Parent Education events central to the educational philosophy of the school
- Be an ambassador, team player and consensus-builder who is comfortable working with and balancing the needs of multiple constituents including professional colleagues, parents and prospective families
- Be a strategic thinker and thoughtful problem solver who can listen attentively and consider many points of view, develop an action plan, execute on the plan, and reflect on lessons learned
- Early childhood education expertise: both on-the-floor early childhood teaching experience and strong knowledge of early childhood education practices
- Demonstrated success as a leader and manager, including experience leading a team
- Strong interpersonal skills: a capable listener and communicator with high emotional intelligence and empathy
- Ability to understand and empathize with the needs of a diverse community
- Strong communication skills - organized, mindful & articulate communicator with high attention to detail & interpersonal relationships
- Organized, self-starter, high attention to detail, ability to both multi-task and focus deeply, can work in a fast-paced environment, can prioritize with lots of incoming data, calm under pressure, ability to model appropriate self-help skills
- Strong knowledge of inclusion work & best practices, ability to advocate for underrepresented populations
- Integrity, humility and a natural inclination for reflection and growth
- Strong technology skills - proficiency in G Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft Word, MailChimp
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
-Direct staff supervision, which includes:
- Staff evaluation and its follow-up, staff development, day-to-day problem solving with teachers, support of teachers’ abilities to meet children’s needs, participation in hiring process, timesheet approval
-Program accountability including general knowledge for each class of:
- Curriculum, progress of children, progress of additional support efforts, overall functioning of class community, teacher-family partnership
-Family experience including:
- Parent education, administrative communication to families about program, overall family experience of program, weekly administrative newsletter
-Professional teaching community including:
- Designing professional development plans and workshops consistent with the overall program or staff goals developed with Executive Director and creating, implementing and maintaining systems, procedures and protocols that support the teachers’ ability to understand and meet professional standards and expectations
-Creation and implementation of systems, procedures and protocols including:
- Teacher coverage
- Finding, training, managing and engaging substitutes
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