The Kigali International Community School is looking for its next Secondary Principal. The Secondary Principal gives leadership to the overall programming of everything at KICS that takes place between Grade 6 and Grade 12. Currently, this includes nearly 150 students and nearly 25 staff. The Secondary Principal will work closely with the secondary teachers and students as well as the Director, the Primary Principal, the Director of Teaching and Learning and other members of the Leadership Team.
If you are interested in growing in your global leadership, expanding your cultural intelligence and desiring to serve a community to achieve the next levels of achieving its vision, we encourage you to inquire. KICS is more than a school. It’s a family that is literally impacting generations of families. Starting with Rwanda and spreading out to the more than twenty nations at KICS, the Secondary Principal will be an integral part of leading KICS during this dynamic time. If you are a servant-leader, passionate about students, families and staff, and are strong and courageous, we encourage you to inquire.
KICS’ next Secondary Principal should possess the following characteristics:
- A collaborative lens: The team aspect of secondary is increasingly significant and has to have a leader who gets what it means to serve on a team, who is able to lead up, down, and across, and who knows how to build and enrich a collaborative culture.
- An equipping orientation: The principal is essentially the lead equipper of the secondary staff. S/he must be someone who has the heart and skills to invest in people personally and professionally.
- A systems thinker: Because the main building blocks of the secondary program are or will be in place, the next season will demand for a leader to think about refinement and sustainability in the organic systems we have established.
- Cultural intelligence: Especially for where we are right now, the next leader has to have a sense of how to embrace diversity within the KICS community. S/he must be passionate about engaging with and understanding where people are coming from.
- A learning stance: The principal is the lead learner. As we enter a season of shoring up the instructional program and moving toward “exemplary” accreditation status in the near future, the principal must lead the way with a spirit of curiosity and critical thinking. S/he must be able to carefully examine what goes on in each classroom, see what needs to change, and then rally people together to move forward.
- An effective communicator: We believe communication is critical to our success. Whether this is written or verbal, the Secondary Principal needs to be able to communicate across cultures to lead the Secondary Program effectively.
- A servant-leader: Our vision is to impact the world for Christ by preparing servant-leaders. Our Secondary principal must be a model of servant leadership to all those s/he interacts with.
KICS is committed to living out our vision and mission. We lead, serve and call others to serve from our vision and mission. KICS is a Christ-centered, US accredited, pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory school located in beautiful Kigali. KICS serves as a model of education in this country, constantly expanding the vision for what education can be in this developing country. KICS has successfully passed its initial start-up stage, and having just celebrated its 10th anniversary, KICS is a school in excellent standing with ACSI and MSA.
KICS is in a significant growth stage as we are in process of moving towards dual-stream in each of our grades. Currently in Secondary, we are dual streamed in Grade 6 & 8, and will roll-up each year. KICS offers a competitive benefits package for all its staff, as compared to other ACSI/MSA accredited international schools. For a complete school profile click here.
Step 1: Inquiry. Please send your CV and letter of inquiry to KICS Director, Dr. Benjamin Thomas via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Application. Please fill out the application, with all necessary documents. Send back by August 15, 2017.
Step 3: Interviews. Interviews will take place between August 15–October 15.
Step 4: Onsite visit. The leading candidates will be brought to campus between November 1–November 21.
Step 5: A final decision will be made between December 1–December 15