Head Of School

Monthly Salary
Up to $1500

Job Description



  • Ensures the Gateway School’s Mission, Beliefs, and Objectives are well articulated within the school
  • Ensures high expectations for all members of the school, including staff and students in the way they perform their responsibilities
  • Supports the continuous improvement of the school and the development of a shared vision of learning and action
  • Maintains a positive, interactive and transparent relationship with the school community
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration among assigned department personnel, GIS personnel and campus administrators to enhance service delivery, program development and customer satisfaction
  • Contributes actively and creatively supports the whole-school Administrative team. Chairs monthly leadership team meetings.
  • Upholds and recommends policies and procedures that have impact on the school divisions and the whole school, in general
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and BoD


Instructional Leadership

  • Works closely with the school leadership team and teachers to ensure that rigorous instruction and curricula are the norm
  • Collaborates with the Academic Board and Principals on issues of curriculum development
  • Leads the production of secondary curriculum and promotional documentation
  • Models strong instructional leadership by maintaining a strong professional culture with a focus on continuously improving teaching and learning
  • Takes initiative to inspire and to develop professional development opportunities for all staff tied to programmatic, curricular, and/or objective-based initiatives


Student Life

  • Works collaboratively with the administration to ensure health and safety of all students are paramount
  • Works with the Principals in maintaining a consistent and fair behavior management system for students
  • Actively promotes international education opportunities for students to develop global leadership skills and an understanding of global issues
  • Supervises and approves field trips, staff development activities, assemblies, report card distribution, parent/teacher conferences, and other special events
  • Attends school performances and fixtures


Personnel Management

  • Leads a system of faculty/staff monitoring whereby all teachers receive systematic feedback on their professional performance
  • Oversees the process of recruiting high quality teachers for the school
  • Plans, proposes and manages staff assignments for the entire school
  • Organizes programs of assistance and orientation for new teachers
  • Leads periodical cycle of KPI setting and performance appraisal for the HoS himself/herself and all school personnel under his/her direct supervision (Admissions, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Administration, School Operations, Technology, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School).


Business, Finance and School Operations

  • Develops school improvement plans with staff that align with the overall business strategy as well as the individual campus’s long-term and short-term goals
  • Plans and executes all major capital purchases, repairs, and building projects
  • Supervises and assists the admissions functions of the school, including recruitment programs, internal marketing, external outreach, website and social media development and maintenance, information dissemination, applicant testing and interviewing, and decision-making process
  • Uses meaningful data and statistics to make informed decisions on school improvement
  • Oversees the maintenance and cleaning of the campus facilities
  • Is responsible for preparation of the teacher handbook and parent/student handbook
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the school master calendar
  • Develops procedures for maintenance of permanent records

Job Requirement


  • A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position, preferably at large international schools
  • Proven experience in overseeing financial matters in a wise, transparent and prudent manner
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining good rapport with students, parents, and staff
  • Demonstrated skills in public speaking and written communication


Qualities of An Effective Head of School

  • A genuine love for children
  • A high energy level and a willingness to work hard under tight deadlines and/or everyday pressure
  • Character qualities of courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality
  • Sound organizational skills and practices
  • A strong commitment to continued professional growth
  • A strong attention to details
  • Qualifications and Requirements

    Education Management/Administration/Leadership

Job Benefit

Job Benefits

  • Generous amount of paid holidays
  • Medical insurance
  • Degree allowance
  • Supportive administrative team
  • Economy airfare after every full school year