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Head of School 

Reports to: Board of Directors

Serves on: Leadership Team

Starts July 2024

The Opportunity:

KICS vision is to impact the world for Christ by preparing servant leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service above self, and a lifestyle of participation over apathy.

Located in Rwanda, a country that has set clear and challenging goals for its future development and growing in its influence across the region, KICS is positioned to play an increasingly important role in supporting these aspirations through nurturing the servant leaders required to make this a reality.

Building upon the solid foundation and good work underway at KICS, the new Head of School will have the opportunity to provide strong visionary, spiritual, and strategic leadership, by articulating the school’s guiding principles (the KICS way), promoting its vision and value proposition, and by inspiring, encouraging, and caring for the students, faculty, staff, families, and friends that encompass the entire KICS community.

The Head of School is responsible for overseeing the operations of the school and providing spiritual, educational, and administrative leadership to the school. It is the job of the Head of School to inspire, lead, and direct all phases of the school’s operations, programs, budget, personnel, and environment in accordance with the direction and policies established by the KICS Board.

In addition, the Head of School is entrusted with maintaining and encouraging the school’s Christian ethos through spiritual leadership of the school.

The Head of School is appropriately remunerated including additional benefits (for example related to travel and housing).

The Head of School will continue the required momentum to achieve the full possibilities of the new “Vision for the Future” Campus and strengthen the school community’s appreciation and understanding of the KICS Way. This leader will nurture and perpetuate KICS’ intentional culture, steward the school and its resources with integrity, consider the priorities of the school when faced with difficult decisions.

Head of School Qualities:

The following are a list of qualities that should describe the KICS Head of School:

  • A person of wisdom who values and will lead in the development and delivery of a high-quality Christian education aimed at preparing students to live lives of Christian character and academic excellence.
  • A person who loves people and has a genuine love for Jesus and the world.
  • A professional and spiritual leader who can support, encourage, unite, inspire, and lead staff and students with God’s agenda.
  • A person of grace, mercy and truth who can be the face of KICS that inspires confidence and displays and models Christian character in all things.
  • A servant and team player committed to upholding the mission and vision of KICS.
  • A self-motivated person who values and will fully invest in the educational priorities and expectations of KICS.
  • A spirit-led person who demonstrates an educational aptitude and strength that enables the formation and maintenance of a professional team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Mimum Masters in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Christian Education or equivalent At least 3-5 years prior relevant educational leadership experience.
  • Practicing, born-again Christian who is an active member of a local church Commit fully to the KICS Statement of Faith.
  • ACSI Administrator certification or ability to attain within first year.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • School administrator licensure from  governmental agency operatiinng within applicant’s home country At least 3-5 years primary or secondary teaching experience.
  • Relevant Doctorate level qualification.
  • Experience living and/or serving in a multicultural educational setting or non home country.

Application Process:

  • There are four stages to the selection process. At every stage successful candidates will be notified of their progression to the next stage.

    Stage 1- Please submit the following to hossearch@kicsrw.org to initiate your application:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/CV
    3. Three paragraph essay on how you came to Christ and the role Jesus plays in your life and work today
    4. Contact details for two professional and two personal references (email and telephone)

Stage 2- Successful candidates will be contacted to complete the following:

  1. Further detailed on-line essay questions
  2. A 60-90 second video of “why KICS, why now?”

Stage 3- Successful candidates will be invited to interview

Stage 4 - Successful candidates will be invited to an in-person site-visit at KICS in Rwanda.

Application Timeline:

Deadline for initial applications is 2nd April 2023

  • Applications accepted from January 2023 – 2nd April 2023 Evaluation of candidates: Until March 2023

    Interviews: End of April 2023

    Finalists will have site visit: April/ May 2023

    Click here for more details on the full Head of School profile

Click the button below to learn about “The KICS Way”

Why Choose KICS?

  • Biblical integration in every subject
  • Weekly chapel & discipleship with students
  • Daily staff prayer
  • Staff worship and devotions
  • Over 20 nations represented by our students
  • Over 10 nations represented by our staff
  • Students from various religious backgrounds

Vision: To impact the world for Christ by preparing servant-leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service above self, and a
lifestyle of participation over apathy

Mission: The mission at KICS is to provide a Christ-centered, U.S. accredited primary and secondary education that challenges students to excel academically and live out
a biblical worldview.

Values: Servant leadership, Christ-centered, global family, customization, and life-long learners.

  • Curriculum based on American standards
  • Many AP course offerings
  • Music, art, PE, world languages, band, choir, and more
  • Bible, health, global leadership, personal finance, and college prep courses
  • Small class sizes
  • NWEA MAP data driven interventions
  • Medical insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • Child stipend
  • Free tuition for staff children
  • Regionally competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • ACSI Certification combined with master's degree stipend
  • Annual home flight stipend with Professional Development 
  • 1:1 student devices K-12
  • School provided laptops for staff
  • Projectors in every classroom
  • Google Workspace
  • Professional Development offered in utilization of tech
  • Extracurricular sponsors & coaches:
    MUN, debate, soccer, basketball,
    musical theater...
  • Staff gatherings
  • Parent Teacher Organization
  • Life-long friendships
  • Local churches
  • Local ministries
  • All staff orientation prior to school year
  • Annual individual PD stipend of $650
  • All staff, team, and small group PD throughout the year.
  • Teacher led PD
  • Rwanda is 6th safest country in the world for solo travelers
  • Sunshine all year long
  • Land of a thousand hills
  • Beautiful people and places to visit