Deputy Superintendent of Academics

March 19, 2024
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Job Description

The Deputy Supt reports directly to the Superintendent of Gateway International Schools.

The Deputy Supt is also expected to provide regular reports to the Board of Directors who oversees the academic standards and direction of the school.


Instructional Leadership

Build and implement long term and short term plans in order to achieve strategic outcomes for education quality of all schools in the system
Establish tools and indicators to measure strategic outcomes, and annual achievements of education quality
Develop and implement Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (CIS) programs and practices that support enhanced instructional services, increased access to rigorous and challenging courses, improved standardized scores and 1-12 student achievement.
Design, implement, monitor and evaluate curriculum and instructional support programs for primary, secondary and high school education and ensure that programs are efficiently and effectively administered
Ensure the integration of the GIS curriculum and instructional objectives for each model and at campus level
Ensure that each school’s improvement plans are aligned with the school’s needs and GIS school-wide goals for the particular model and for GIS common or shared goals
Determine instructional needs and identify instructional programs to address those needs
Assist in the development, interpretation, and implementation of policies
Develops the annual school year academic calendars
Study and implement improvements from international and Vietnamese achievements and research results at GIS for students and teachers

GIS Climate

Facilitate communication and collaboration among assigned department personnel, GIS personnel and campus administrators to enhance service delivery, program development and customer satisfaction

Organizational Leadership

Provide leadership and direction to the HOSs to ensure all schools achieve high academic performance
Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to design, implement, refine and evaluate assigned programs for continuous improvement aligned with the GIS Strategic Plan
Advise and provide information to the Superintendent’s staff, Board of Directors (BoD), GIS administrators and others as necessary
Advise the Superintendent on matters regarding assigned functions/departments
Assists in the development of Strategic Plans and school-wide initiatives
Assists in monitoring of BoD ENDS and Executive Limitations as assigned by the Superintendent.

Human Resource Administration/Teacher Evaluation

Supervise the Heads of Schools of High School, Middle School and Elementary School in the three different models and other personnel in assigned departments
Oversee the evaluation of campus administration
Approve the recruitment, hiring and placement of assigned staff
Assists in interviewing and evaluating potential candidates for school administrative, certified, and classified positions.

Student Achievement

Build a common vision for school improvement/student achievement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place with staff to ensure attainment of GIS’s mission
Identify, analyze and apply research and data findings to continuously promote school improvement in instructional programs, staff training and services to schools
Develop, maintain and use information systems and records necessary to show progress on performance objectives that address Academic Indicators, campus improvement plans and GIS like-model, long-range plans

Communication and Community Relations

Demonstrate awareness of GIS and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs


Participate in GIS and campus staff development programs that improve job related skills and professional growth
Demonstrate current knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the role of Deputy Superintendent

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise and evaluate the performance of HOSs and other administrators including senior leaders of ERPC
Special Needs Programs for students who learn differently
Career and Technical Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Professional Learning
School Safety
Technology Programs

Qualifications and Requirements Education Required Master Minimum Teaching Experience 10 Additional Requirements Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity, a collaborative leadership style and high ethical standards Maintains strong attention and focus in establishment and development of relationships within the organization Has proven experience in leading academically in school systems of elementary, middle school and high school Has a good numerical understanding and recall of student performance measures, e.g. exam results, university destinations, etc. Keep informed of and comply with government, Edufit, GIS, and campus policies affecting daily attendance, punctuality and confidentiality Comply with the GIS’s Code of Ethics Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, passion, generosity and life-long learning Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job Directs, coordinates and provides leadership in the development and maintenance of the annual budgets Performs other related duties as assigned