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Tsinghua University High School International THSI​

Beijing, China​

Job Type
Contract (1 year)

Pay Rate
18,000 - 34,000 RMB/Month

Years of Experience
Experienced(Non-Manager, 2+Years)

Job Reference Code

Head of Department

Posted on Jan 16, 2020
Tsinghua University High School International THSI
Beijing, China

About Company:

Tsinghua University High School International THIS is genuinely unique-a new innovation growing from the unparalleled traditions of Tsinghua University, China's peerless intellectual engine for over a century.

Located at the National Tennis Center in Olympic Forest Park. THSI advances a rich history of education excellence with our sister schools under the Tsinghua University “umbrella”. Our school is built upon the legacy of Tsinghua University. We have incorporated what is best from the university and linked it to the best attributes of progressive education.

THSI is a K-12 international school for students who plan to attend western universities. Our mission is to provide a cross-cultural, K-12 college preparatory educational program based on American curriculum and pedagogy, integrating cultural support with the most advanced western design to prepare students for international university studies.

THSI attracts excellent international educators who have graduated from top universities and acquired abundant teaching experience to devote their expertise to building on our students’ academic English skill and help them succeed in future abroad study. Our academic team is featured with amazing diversity and teachers are from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and South Africa.

Job Profile:

Head of Department, mainly in charge of school administration and curriculum planning. Master degree or higher in Education Administration/Leadership/Teaching/Education; minimum three years experience in education administration/Primary or Secondary teaching; deep understanding of Chinese and Western culture; excellent human relationship skills and ability to plan and implement.

Job Details:

Head of Department (Primary Principal, Secondary Principal)

Job Goal / Purpose:

To be responsible for the administration and educational leadership of the Primary and Secondary section of THSI.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

Master degree or higher in Education Administration/Leadership
Master degree or higher in Teaching/Education
Minimum three years experience in education administration
Minimum five years experience in Primary or Secondary teaching
Excellent human relationship skills
Deep understanding of Chinese and Western culture
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement

Responsibilities and Tasks:

1) Administration

To be a responsible member of the School Management Team by providing for the effective day-to-day management of the Primary and Secondary section
To oversee student admission in consultation with the Executive Principals
To oversee student placement in association with the School Academic Counselor
To oversee daily operational matters such as student records, facilities management, effective supervision of the student, etc.
To be responsible for the deployment of teachers and the assignment of their responsibilities, in consultation with the Executive Principal
To oversee the allocation of the annual department budget
To work to further strengthen the relationships and cooperation between the school and parents
To make recommendations regarding the vetting, hiring, and retention of non-direct report non-academic staff as requested by the Executive Principal and Department Heads
To assist in the vetting and supervision of non-direct report academic faculty and staff in consultation with the Executive Principal and Department Heads
To vet, hire, supervise, and dismiss direct-report academic faculty and staff in consultation with the Executive Principal
To identify and cultivate leadership among staff
To liaise with the Executive Principals to ensure that the school is in compliance with all statutory and regulatory matters promulgated by the Beijing Education Commission
To lead regular staff meetings
To support the development and implementation of the Educational Program
To contribute to its department and whole school strategic planning and implementation

2) Academic

To coordinate its department curriculum planning, development, and implementation in coordination with the Executive Principal, Director of Development, and Heads of Faculties/Departments
To coordinate on-going curriculum mapping, development, and evaluation
To oversee delivery of its department curriculum, instructional, and assessment plans
To oversee disciplinary matters involving students which originate in or out of school, and liaise with Executive Principal as necessary
To monitor staff performance and curriculum delivery, in association with the Executive Principal
To monitor student progress through the Academic staff
To plan for its department staff Professional Development

3) General

To develop, maintain, and reinforce the highest standard of staff performance and professionalism
To promote respect, courtesy, and teamwork among students and staff
To liaise with members of the School Leadership Board and the Executive Staff on a regular basis to ensure cohesion, good working relationships, and a positive, unified corporate outlook
To support all areas and aspects of promotion and student recruitment in close consultation with the Director of Development
To develop and maintain positive, cooperative, and beneficial relationships with parents of current and prospective students, alumni, other schools, vendors, and other stakeholders in the local community
To oversee the review and maintenance of the Student, Teacher, Staff, and Dormitory Handbooks, and make recommendations to the Executive Principals related to policy considerations
To create and maintain systems to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of staff and students within the its department facilities

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