Secondary School Coordinator

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Secondary School Coordinator

Harrods International Academy Job location: Phnom Penh

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Job Overview
# Hiring1
Job TypePermanent Job
Exp. LevelExecutive/Officer
Job FunctionEducation / Training
IndustryEducation
Preferred ApplicantOpen for all
Required LanguageEnglish
DeadlineMar 13, 2021
Job Summary

Department: ACADEMIC

Report to: School Director

Salary Range: Competitive (commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Position Type: Full Time - Regular (Monday - Friday, Saturday (when required)

Applicants: Local resident/Expat

Commencement: ASAP

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

is directly responsible to the School Director for:

  • the development and implementation of the designated area of responsibility and the teaching of these areas to designated groups of staff or students.
  • ensuring the health and safety of students and fellow employees.
  • maintaining any place or equipment designated or chosen for specific activities or associated with the role.
  • demonstrate leadership through their presence at all significant events at HIA.
  • take on the overall responsibility for supervision and coordination of students and staff in by attending leadership meetings as required to inform the School Director of relevant developments.
  • work in collaboration with other leaders and coordinators within HIA campuses to facilitate the alignment and consistency of the school’s programme of study.
Responsibilities and Duties

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply curriculum knowledge and teaching methods which facilitate successful learning.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • Provide a balanced and challenging programme relevant to the needs of the students.
  • Assess, record, and report learner achievements.
  • Establish structures and processes to achieve a productive learning environment while responding to learners’ needs.
  • Employ behaviour management strategies which ensure a safe, orderly and successful learning environment.
  • Ensure that confidential information is handled appropriately.
  • Carry out other non‐instructional responsibilities which include ‐ e.g. support and adhere to school policies; carry out routine tasks including record keeping, surveys, distribution of materials; exercise a duty of care; and improve skills, knowledge and performance through professional development and performance appraisals.
  • Lead a team of teachers and education support persons to achieve best practice in the designated leadership role.
  • Support and represent the ethos of HIA.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of teachers and education support staff (if relevant) to achieve best practice in the designated leadership role.
  • Complete administrative tasks including record keeping accurately and on time.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Teacher Development, plan and participate in professional development activities which lead to improved student outcomes and strengthen the professionalism of SY teachers, as defined by the performance management cycle observations.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional partnerships with other staff.
  • Attend staff meetings, parent teacher interviews and other co‐curricular activities.
  • Accept delegated responsibilities.
  • Have a commitment to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the schools.
  • Appropriately assist students who are hurt, sick or in distress.
  • Undertake supervision duties diligently within the BKK1 campus.
  • Undertakes supervision of Teachers, Education Support Staff and students in the designated leadership role and designated campus.
  • Understand the employer’s requirements and act in accordance with HIA policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Operate in accordance with the code of conduct for school leadership.
  • Where two staff members are appointed to share a leadership role, each person will work collaboratively to fulfil the tasks assigned to the role.
Qualifications and Skills

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Secondary Principal works with the team of subject teachers who, together, are responsible for the students’ pastoral care, welfare, academic progress, spiritual growth and for establishing and maintaining a spirit of cooperation and development of HIA’s ethos and principles within the year levels.
  • Regularly and proactively work with the other School Principals and Teachers across campuses for level alignment, pathway continuity, forward planning and reviews.
  • Actively work with the SY Programme Principal to keep international mindedness a large factor within the programmes of the school.
  • The Secondary Principal will also plan and implement a programme of professional learning through meetings that will be suitable for staff.
  • Through participation in Leadership Meetings, the Secondary Principal will bring level perspectives to the decision‐making as a Leadership Team member.
  • Secondary Academic Officers and Academic Assistants report to the Secondary Principal.
  • Discuss with students and parents any difficulties in regard to academic, social, or Behavioural matters or concerns, and liaise with teachers when and if appropriate on these matters.
  • Collate information from subject or class teachers about students with difficulties and respond accordingly.
  • Counsel and advise students and parents about academic subjects, course requirements and school expectations.
  • Negotiate between students and teachers, when appropriate.
  • Arrange Special Educational Needs protocols when required.
  • Attending teachers’ meetings and other relevant meetings as required.
  • Complete confidential weekly reports in the prescribed format to the School Director detailing all students of concern regarding attendance, lateness, serious or frequent uniform breaches, behavioural, social or academic concerns or any other matters which should be brought to the attention of the School Director.
  • Discuss appropriate strategies with students, teachers and parents.
  • Liaise with the School Director regarding students’ behaviour, difficulties etc.
  • Act on concerns about the state of classrooms, the school playground, the toilet block etc.
  • Inform teachers of action taken in response to student misbehaviour.
  • Monitor and reinforce school policies, particularly in regard to student uniform, lateness, absenteeism and student non‐commitment or non‐completion of work requirements. Decide on appropriate consequences ‐ e.g. detention and supervision
  • Contacting parents by phone, letter or interview.
  • Induct students who arrive during the year and ensure that the students are familiar with the school's facilities, practices and procedures, assign buddies etc.
  • Inform the School Director, if students have, or are believed to be contemplating, leaving the school.
  • Formulate event and resource budget submissions.
  • Monitor Assemblies.
  • Arrange end of year procedures that are specific to each year level.
  • Other routines or activities when appropriate ‐ e.g. open days, international days, school events, graduation etc…
  • check the DO schedules for proper supervision coverage, in collaboration with the Campus Supervisor/DO Supervisor
  • Attendance at school events scheduled for marketing, promotions, EXPOs, calendar events etc… is mandatory
  • Ensure the classrooms and areas are tidy, organised and well presented, with particular attention paid to pin boards, items on display and the state of classrooms and lockers
  • The Secondary Principal is directly and indirectly responsible for the smooth operating of the whole campus.
  • In collaboration and with indirect supervision of the Campus Supervisor and Front Desk teams, work on the implementation of daily tasks and targets.
  • Maintaining high expectations across all departments within the school and delivering high quality of service.

International Students/Study

  • Liaise with International Students, coordinators and other relevant staff regarding issues related to international students.
  • Actively promote Harrods with outside agencies and referral agents.
  • Liaise with universities and arrange for MoUs and arrangements for our students’ study abroad pathways.
  • Arrange study tours and exchange programmes (Student and Staff).
  • Facilitate Career days and Expos.

Specific Areas of Focus

The Secondary Principal is responsible for:

  • Maintain a very high focus on the development of the IGCSE and A level programmes.
  • Arrange sufficient resources and materials for the effective implementation of the LS and US programmes
  • Arrange outside support and training in specific course areas to support the IGCSE programmes.
  • Conducting meetings with all secondary teachers and sub‐groups as appropriate.
  • Help to Facilitate orientation days and programs and coordinating Activity Days.
  • Complete confidential monthly reports in the prescribed format to the School Director regarding staff and teacher issues of concern, which need the leadership team’s attention.
  • Complete confidential reports in the prescribed format to the School Director regarding informative updates on all areas of Secondary for which the Principal is responsible.

Qualification Requirement:

  • Master Degree/Bachelor in Education, English or other relevant certificates 
  • Native English Speaker
  • Experience in Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum and similar type of work with international school and other institutions of at least three years;
  • Holder of TESOL/TEFL/CELTA is desirable
  • Computer proficient in Ms. Word, Excel, Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet;
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge on school operations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management team, academic team and clients.
  • Clean criminal record check from home country. 
How to Apply

Interested candidates are welcomed to apply. Women are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae or resume, accompanied by a covering letter outlining the candidate’s interest in and suitability for the position.

Applications will be reviewed and processed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NameHarrods International Academy
TitleHUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Phone Number+855 23973999 / +855 77982182
Emailrecruitment@harrods.edu.kh
Address#24, Street 302 corner Street 57, Boeng Keng Kong I, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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