Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten
Principal, YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten
¥800k-1000k/year Beijing, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-01
About The SchoolLet every child enjoy a positive and beautiful life. Learn more about this school
Job DescriptionYueCheng Parkside Kindergarten The beautiful Parkside Kindergarten will open its campus doors in January 2022, although the first group of students joined the YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten in August 2021. You may please learn more about our kindergartens by visiting www.yuechengkg.com The YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten is a member institution of YCE, located in the Tongzhou Banbidian area and has been purposefully designed to support and enhance this growing community. Children at Yuecheng Parkside Kindergarten are empowered to enjoy a positive, purposeful, and healthy life, becoming confident and creative learners as they begin their educational journey. A distinctive new landmark of this community will be the inspirational and awe-inspiring park that has been planned adjacent to the Kindergarten. The position The Principal of YueCheng Parkside Kindergarten is a senior leadership position, with overall responsibility for the campus. He or she will have considerable freedom in implementing the curriculum, which is broadly based on the foundational principles outlined above. The Principal will work in close collaboration with the school’s Chinese Director who will be responsible for government relations and the management of the buildings and facilities. The Principal will also collaborate closely with the YueCheng Chief Academic Officer and the Director of the YueCheng Educational Research Institute (YERI) who provide research and professional development support for all YCE institutions. The fundamental role of the Principal is to ensure a seamless fusion of the best of China and the world in implementing this pioneering, child-centred, dual language program, which will be taught by teams of expatriate and Chinese teachers. Prior to assuming duties, the appointee will receive a thorough orientation in the social, academic and cultural considerations that will be important to the successful implementation of this important role. Collaborates with: Director, YueCheng Educational Research Institute Chinese Director, YueCheng Kindergartens Principal, YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten Responsibilities will include the following: • Provide overall leadership for the Parkside Kindergarten • Ensure that the academic program is implemented in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of YueCheng Education and of the YCE kindergartens • Ensure that the academic program is aligned to the curriculum’s foundational principles (see above) • Ensure a safe and secure environment for students, teachers, and staff • Provide inspirational leadership for the education and welfare of the children • Lead ongoing development of the curriculum, and of the assessment and reporting of student progress • Lead the professional development of teachers, assistant teachers, and teacher assistants• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with parents in support of student education and welfare • Provide an ongoing education program for parents • Implement the enrolment and retention of students in alignment with YCE criteria and guidelines • Implement the recruitment, orientation, appraisal, motivation and retention of teachers • Establish and maintain high professional expectations for all teachers and staff • Ensure the provision of high-quality educational resources • Support and participate in promotional activities • Ensure the understanding and implementation of all YCE policies and procedures • Liaise with the Director of YERI and with the heads of other YCE institutions • Provide regular reports to the Executive Principal of YueCheng Kindergartens Requirements • A profound appreciation of the power of education to contribute to the creation of better future; • Philosophical alignment with YCE’s mission, vision, and values and with the guiding statements of the YueCheng Kindergartens • Early childhood or pre-school education qualification; • Minimum 8 years’ experience as an early childhood educator; • Strong leadership capacity; evidence of effective school leadership preferred • Experience of and/or commitment to developing a future-oriented curriculum including personalized learning and investigative play; • Experience of and/or commitment to collaborating in the development and implementation of a bilingual/dual language program for early learners; • Strong desire to lead in a school which fuses the best of local and international educational principles and practices in order to create something that is better than either; • Strong desire to work with both local and international teachers and to work in, and facilitate the creation of, collaborative teams; • Desire to work with local student and parent population; • Excellence in communicating orally and in writing; • The ability to gain and maintain the confidence of highly motivated teachers, parents and students; • High emotional intelligence, including the capacity to respond with compassion and firmness while maintaining the respect of parents, students and colleagues from different cultures; • A leadership style characterized by inclusiveness, appropriate transparency, approachability and support while remaining decisive and accountable; • A sense of humor and ability to see the good in all and presume positive intentions; • Growth mindset; • Flexible thinking; • A strong interest in living and working in China. Benefits Basic salaries:800k-1000k/year before tax furnished housing, medical insurance, annual home leave airfare for employee and family, excellent professional development opportunities, and the benefit of belonging to a highly engaged educational team within a warm, caring and innovative community. An expatriate parent of school-age children will be granted up to two full-fee discounts on places at the YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten (KG age) or at Beijing City International School, depending on the child’s age and subject to student enrolment criteria and availability.
Post date: 2021-09-17