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Head of School 

Reports to: Board of Directors

Serves on: Leadership Team

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 10 March 2023

  • Applications accepted from January 2023 – 10 March 2023 Evaluation of candidates: Until March 2023

    Interviews: End of March 2023

    Finalists will have site visit: April/ May 2023

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

School Librarian

Reports to: Director of Academics

Serves on: Student Services Team

Required Qualifications:

  • Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or Education.
  • Valid Librarian Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s) or in process.
  • Must be able to meet necessary requirements for ACSI certification.
  • Experience with an American curriculum.

Passion for serving God in the context of international education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a school librarian.
  • Prior experience in an international school or working in a diverse community.

 

Professional Characteristics:

  • Leads/serves from a Christ-centered worldview.
  • Loves reading and helping others develop a love for reading.
  • Effectively collaborates in team settings.
  • Demonstrates superb communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Operates from a growth mindset, is able to reflect, learn, and progress professionally.
  • Articulates high expectations with students, parents, and colleagues related to reading and research.
  • Shows a love of learning that translates into a positive, rigorous, and joyful library culture.
  • Embraces diversity, values the contributions of each individual, and looks to grow our
  • resources to reflect literature and learning from around the world.
  • Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and partner with parents.
  • Exhibits a passion for equipping students to think critically, solve problems, and exercise self-discipline.
  • Interacts with people in a culturally intelligent manner.
  • Lives out faith in a way that facilitates discipleship, mentoring, and relationship building with students.

 

Role Specific Responsibilities/Qualifications:

  • Assist students and parents with how to use the library systems and how to find books and
  • resources.
  • Provide suggestions on books and information sources for all students.
  • Assist teachers with finding resources to enhance lesson plans.
  • Maintain and grow our library collections.
  • Manage the library budget.
  • Lead schoolwide reading programs to promote the love of reading.
  • Teach classes and/or monitor online learners as necessary.
  • Develops and teaches lessons in technology and digital citizenship.
  • Maintain and grow our community library offerings for non-KICS students and families.
  • Advanced computer skills, reading skills and ability to solve problems quickly.
  • Actively participates in the weekly collaboration calendar meetings, curriculum work, and
  • professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Secondary Bible Teacher (full-time)
Report to: Secondary Principal
Serves on: Secondary Team

Required Qualifications:

● Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
● Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, Ministry, Education.
● Valid Teacher Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s). (Life/ministry experience
related to content may substitute for a Teacher Certificate in some situations.)
● At least 2 years of experience teaching students in a school or organizational setting.
● Must be able to meet necessary requirements for ACSI certification.
● Passion for serving God in the context of education

Preferred Qualifications:

● Two or more years of successful teaching/ministry experience
● Prior experience in an international school or diverse community.
● Master’s Degree in Bible (OT/NT/Biblical studies), Ministry, Divinity, or Education.


Professional Characteristics:

● Teaches/leads from a Christ-centered worldview.
● Effectively collaborates in team settings.
● Demonstrates superb communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Uses data to adapt curriculum and refine instruction.
● Operates from a growth mindset, able to reflect, learn, and progress professionally.
● Articulates high expectations with students, parents, and colleagues.
● Shows a love of learning that translates into a positive and rigorous classroom culture.
● Embraces diversity and values the contributions of each individual.
● Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and partner with parents.
● Exhibits a passion for equipping students to think critically, solve problems, and exercise self-discipline.
● Interacts with people in an emotionally and culturally intelligent manner.
● Lives out faith in a way that facilitates discipleship, mentoring, and relationship building
with students.

Role Specific Responsibilities/Qualifications:

● Teaches Bible from grade 6-12 depending on the schedule.
● Contributes significantly to the missional layer of school culture.
● Collaborates with department, middle and high school teams, and administration around student progress and discipleship.
● Uses the platform of Bible teacher to promote the spiritual greenhouse philosophy of KICS.
● Meeting every student where they are with Jesus, not necessarily where we are or where we want them to be.
● Uses role as Bible teacher to engage in significant discipleship opportunities.
● Serves on the Mission Control Team, which prepares and guides each message series and its components for Mission Time each week.
● Actively participates in the weekly collaboration calendar meetings, curriculum work, and professional development.
● Manage classroom and student behavior using Love and Logic, PBIS, and Restorative Practices and Justice.
● Participate or lead one extracurricular activity per year.
● Participate or initiate committees or school events.
● Set professional goals and focus on professional development.
● Other duties as assigned or needed.

Primary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Teacher
Reports to: Primary School Principal
Serves on: Primary Team


Required Qualifications:

● Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
● Bachelor’s Degree elementary education with a focus in science or art.
● Experience in teaching STEAM.
● Valid Teacher Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).
● Must be able to meet necessary requirements for ACSI certification.
● Experience with an American curriculum and system of education.
● Passion for serving God in the context of international education.


Preferred Qualifications:

● At least 3 years of successful teaching experience.
● Prior experience in an international school.
● Working knowledge of science, technology, and art.
Professional Characteristics:
● Leads/serves from a Christ-centered worldview.
● Effectively collaborates in team settings.
● Demonstrates superb communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

● Operates from a growth mindset, is able to reflect, learn, and progress.
● Articulates high expectations with students.
● Embraces diversity, values the contributions of each individual, and looks to grow our
resources in STEAM.
● Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and partner with parents.
● Exhibits a passion for equipping students to think critically, solve problems, and exercise
self-discipline.
● Interacts with people in an emotionally and culturally intelligent manner.
● Lives out faith in a way that facilitates discipleship, mentoring, and relationship building
with students.


Role Specific Responsibilities/Qualifications:

● Secure, request, and organize materials for STEAM equipment for student projects,
demonstrations, and activities.
● Draw on student experiences and interests to develop and implement hands-on creative
activities for students kinder to grade 5.
● Collaborate with other teachers to design projects and activities that will build on other
learning experiences.
● Develop a STEAM curriculum at grade level.
● Develop STEAM learning activities and hands on material for classes.
● Advanced computer skills, reading skills and ability to solve problems quickly.
● Support core teachers and students in areas of reading and math intervention.
● Manage classroom and student behavior using Love and Logic, PBIS, and Restorative
Practices and Justice.
● Participate or lead one extracurricular activity per year.
● Participate or initiate committees or school events.
● Set professional goals and focus on professional development.
● Actively participates in the weekly collaboration calendar meetings, curriculum work, and
professional development.
● Other duties as assigned or needed.

Middle School Principal (This is a new position and is based on enrollment numbers)

Reports to: Director of Academics

Serves on: Leadership Team

Required Qualifications:

  • Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Master’s Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master’s Degree in elementary or secondary education.
  • Valid Teacher Certificate and Administrator Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).
  • At least 5 years of successful teaching experience.
  • At least 2 years of successful school leadership experience (comparable leadership or experience may be considered).
  • Experience with an American curriculum and system of education.
  • Able to obtain an ACSI Administrator Certification.
  •  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Love and Logic, PBIS, and Restorative Practices.
  • Previous experience living overseas.
  • Prior experience working in an international school or with a diverse community.
  •  

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Lead the Middle School Team - team culture, team building, alignment to vision, mission and values.
  • Lead Middle School Staff - observe and evaluate teachers and staff based on expected student outcomes.
  • Lead Middle School Students - ensure the right environment exists for students to thrive spiritually, academically, and social/emotionally.
  • Lead the Middle School Program - ensure we are achieving our mission to excel academically and live out a biblical worldview in collaboration with the Director of Academics.
  • Lead Middle School Parents - equip them as key partners in the vision, mission and values of KICS.
  •  

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the middle school (Grades 6-8) including students and teachers.
  • Oversee all middle school programs and activities, ensuring they are successful and running in alignment with KICS Vision, Mission, Values and leading towards our ESO’s.
  • Oversee the master schedule and assign middle school staff (core teachers, electives, paras) to classes, ensuring alignment to the KICS Academic Plan, collaborating with the high school principal and Director of Academics.
  • Ensure schedules, offerings and staff are moving us towards the KICS mission.
  • Oversee middle school student discipline and ensure parent communication, collaborating with appropriate teachers and Director of Academics as needed.
  • Oversee Academic Progress for all middle school students and classes, including academic contracts, students with differing needs, collaborating with teachers and the Student Services Team.
  • Oversee the budgeting and ordering process for the middle school school, collaborating with the Director of Finance and Director of Academics.
  • Oversee the editing of appropriate sections in the Parent/Student Handbook and Staff
  • Handbook, collaborating with the leadership team.
  • Oversee the collaboration and leadership structure of middle school, inclusive of team meetings, grade band meetings and department meetings.
  • Oversee 8th grade defense in collaboration with middle school team lead.
  • Oversee 8th grade transition activities in collaboration with teachers.
  • Oversee all middle school assemblies and awards.
  • Oversee our overall Mission/chapel time in collaboration with the Mission Control Team.
  • Supervise and evaluate each middle school staff at least twice a year.
  • Supervise the middle school athletic program and activities (overseen by Athletic Coordinator)
  • Supervise the report card process (overseen by Registrar)
  • Develop and equip staff and key student leaders for greater responsibilities.
  • Develop staff by ensuring each middle school staff sets annual goals for professional growth.
  • Develop Coaching Framework for middle school in collaboration with the Director of Academics.
  • Participate actively in any and all accreditation processes – ACSI, MSA, CESA, etc.
  • Participate in the KICS Strategic Plan, overseeing certain tasks within each of the goals and collaborating on many.
  • Participate in the middle school hiring process and recommend qualified candidates to the Director of Academics and the Director.
  • Participate on the Leadership Team and the Child Safety and Crisis Management Committee.
  • Participate in the curriculum review cycle (led by the Director of Academics).
  • Participate in Professional Development Plan (led by Director of Academics).
  • Participate in Data collection and ensure the middle school environment is ready for various data collection, analysis and growing in data informed learning. (led by the Director of Academics).
  • Support and attend school-wide activities.
  • Communicate with all middle school stakeholders regularly and appropriately through newsletters, parent partnership evenings, and meetings.
  • Communicate any areas of concern immediately to the Director of Academics.
  • Connect staff with the right people and the right resources to help them towards their growth areas.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.




Primary Teacher (grade level and number of positions are based on enrollment numbers)
Reports to: Primary Principal
Serves on: Primary Team


Required Qualifications:

● Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
● Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education or completion of teacher training program.
● Valid Teacher Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).
● Must be able to meet necessary requirements for ACSI certification.
● Passion for serving God in the context of education.


Preferred Qualifications:

● At least 2 years of successful teaching experience.
● Prior experience in an international school or diverse community.
● Master’s Degree in Education or related field.
● Working knowledge of Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
● Experience with English Language Learners and struggling learners.
● Experience with reading and writing workshop.


Professional Characteristics:

● Teaches/leads from a Christ-centered worldview.
● Effectively collaborates in team settings.
● Demonstrates superb communication skills.
● Uses data to adapt curriculum and refine instruction.

● Operates from a growth mindset, able to reflect, learn, and progress professionally.
● Articulates high expectations with students, parents, and colleagues.
● Shows a love of learning that translates into a positive and rigorous classroom culture.
● Embraces diversity and values the contributions of each individual.
● Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and partner with parents.
● Exhibits a passion for equipping students to think critically, solve problems, and exercise
self-discipline.
● Interacts with people in an emotionally and culturally intelligent manner.
● Lives out faith in a way that facilitates discipleship, mentoring, and relationship building
with students.


Role Specific Responsibilities:

● Teaches core subjects of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Bible.
● Collaborates with teachers and administration around student progress.
● Focuses on language arts strategies for developing readers.
● Utilizes methods of progress monitoring and running records (e.g NWEA MAP, Fountas &
Pinnell) to track student progress.
● Manage classroom and student behavior using Love and Logic, PBIS, and Restorative
Practices and Justice.
● Participate or lead one extracurricular activity per year.
● Participate or initiate committees or school events.
● Set professional goals and focus on professional development.
● Actively participates in the weekly collaboration calendar meetings, curriculum work, and
professional development.
● Other duties as assigned or needed.

Secondary Elective/ Foundations Teacher (this role is in addition to our current visual arts and band/guitar teachers)

Reports to: Secondary School Principal  

Serves on: Secondary Team

  

Required Qualifications: 

  • Personal and committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or completion of teacher training program. 
  • Valid Teacher Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).
  • Must be able to meet necessary requirements for ACSI certification.
  • Experience with an American curriculum and education system.
  • Passion for serving God in the context of international education.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 2 years of successful teaching experience. 
  • Prior experience in an international school or diverse community. 
  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field.

 

Professional Characteristics: 

  • Leads/serves from a Christ-centered worldview. 
  • Effectively collaborates in team settings. 
  • Demonstrates superb communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. 
  • Operates from a growth mindset, is able to reflect, learn, and progress professionally.
  • Articulates high expectations with students, parents, and colleagues. 
  • Embraces diversity, values the contributions of each individual.
  • Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and partner with parents. 
  • Exhibits a passion for equipping students to think critically, solve problems, and exercise self-discipline. 
  • Interacts with people in an emotionally and culturally intelligent manner.
  • Lives out faith in a way that facilitates discipleship, mentoring, and relationship building with students.

 

Role Specific Responsibilities/Qualifications: 

  • Teach middle school and high school elective classes depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications (Possible examples: choir, musical theater, computer science, entrepreneurship, journalism, health, other technology, photography, forensics…)
  • Teach middle school and high school foundation classes depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications (Possible examples: health, bible, 8th grade seminar…)
  • Create and deliver content lesson plans based on a biblical worldview.
  • Contribute significantly to the critical thinking and inquiry layers of the school culture. 
  • Collaborates with department, middle and high school teams, and administration around student progress. 
  • Lead a MS or HS mission group- small group of students that connect regularly throughout the week and year.   
  • Teach classes and/or monitor online learners as necessary. 
  • Advanced computer skills, reading skills and ability to solve problems quickly. 
  • Manage classroom and student behavior using Love and Logic, PBIS, and Restorative Practices and Justice.
  • Participate or lead one extracurricular activity per year.
  • Participate or initiate committees or school events.
  • Set professional goals and focus on professional development.
  • Actively participates in the weekly collaboration calendar meetings, curriculum work, and professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Interested in one of these positions? Click the button below to apply now, (except for the Head of School position).

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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
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