Jaffery Academy Head of Academy - Jobs in Kenya

Jaffery Academy Head of Academy - Jobs in Kenya

Jaffery Academy, Mombasa (JAM) is a welcoming friendly school with a vibrant learning space incorporating the latest technology to engage and inspire students.

The school provides high quality education from the ages of 3 to 18 and follows the UK Curriculum (IGCSE, AS Et A Levels).

JAM is seeking to appoint an innovative and inspirational Head of Academy who will be required to work in a fast paced environment with proven and effective leadership and management skills.

Evidence of a strategic approach and philosophy to raising the status of a school and its academic, pastoral, sporting and co-curricular standards is required.

Flexibility and an understanding of issues facing schools in developing countries plus resilience and a sense of humor will be key characteristics.

The successful candidate will have international school experience and a strong track-record in enhancing development in these areas.

He/She will lead the Senior Leadership Team and be accountable to the School Board of Governance.

Candidate Profile Required Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Proven track record of success as a Director of Academics.
  • Prior experience of working in an International (IB / Cambridge / Edexcel) curriculum-based school.
  • Graduate degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Education or Educational Leadership/ Management.
  • Post Graduate degree (Masters/PhD or equivalent) in Education or Educational Leadership/ Management or any other related field with equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship, or international equivalent.
  • Registered With Teachers Service Commission.

    Preferred Qualifications / Experience:
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, and written communication within and outside the school community.
  • Ability to form effective relationships with all stakeholder groups.
  • Experience of working in a developing and challenging environment.
  • Prior experience leading a school with 3-18 years education programs.
  • Financial acumen and
    budgeting experience (an advantage).
  • Experience working collaboratively with School Board.
  • Teaching experience of more than ten years.
  • Knowledge of or experience with the 21st Century Skills.
  • Evidence of ability to recruit, develop and build a purposeful faculty.
  • Experience With school building projects and the opening a neW facility.

    Desired Personal Characteristics:
  • Is a strong, self-confident leader who will lead by example through all levels of the organization, and can enforce accountability and apply rules fairly and consistently.
  • Is a strong decision-maker Who is able to balance competing interests, resist influence and pressures which compromise the school's core principles and educational standards.
  • Has an approachable interpersonal style and will be a visible presence on campus and in the community.
  • Has an open and straight-forward communication style.
  • Is passionate about students and has the interest of the students at heart
  • Is enthusiastic, positive, energetic and optimistic.
  • Has high integrity and strong ethical values.

    Benefits
  • An attractive salary with benefits based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate, by negotiation with the School Board

    How to Apply
  • If you are qualified and motivated to work in a school with an international curriculum, we would like to hear from you.
  • Kindly submit your application accompanied by a detailed CV and relevant documents to: Email: chairman@jafferyacademy.org
  • Not later than 10th May 2019

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