CIS is leading the search on behalf of Üsküdar American Academy (UAA), Istanbul, Turkey for a new Head of School to begin July 2018
Application Deadline: 1 January 2018
Üsküdar American Academy (UAA), established in 1876, is one of Turkey’s oldest preeminent preparatory schools. At every level, the school’s program is intensely academic with a commitment to bilingual education. Üsküdar American Academy is known for outstanding student achievement, a broad program of co-curricular activities, and a blend of Turkish and American cultural values.
The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Turkish Ministry of Education. It is an authorized IB World School and celebrated its first IBDP graduates in the class of 2017.
UAA is a part of the SEV Foundation which has 3 other high schools (SEV American College in Istanbul, American Collegiate Institute in ?zmir and Tarsus American College in Tarsus); 3 elementary schools in Istanbul, Izmir and Tarsus; SEV American Hospital in Gaziantep and SEV Publishing House.
The Head of School reports to and is expected to work in collaboration with the SEV General Manager within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors, to ensure that the school is both educationally and financially sound and that the educational policies are consistent with the educational goals of the Ministry of Education, the SEV American Schools’ Mission and the SEV Board of Directors’ policy. S/he conducts the administration of the school in alignment with the policies of and in close relationship with the administrators of the Health and Education Foundation.
The position provides the opportunity for close personal attention to each student and their needs. The successful applicant will be someone who has shown evidence of high energy and initiative in moving schools forward in a progressive and responsible manner. UAA is looking for someone who can make a long-term commitment to continue its tradition of forward thinking in providing the best possible education for its students.
The position requires an experienced Head of School, one with advanced written and verbal communications skills, a highly-developed level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level with our local community. The successful candidate will be able to navigate within diverse cultural mixes and demonstrate an international mind-set, with a strong focus on students’ learning, pastoral and academic achievements within a Turkish and English bilingual international programme.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits for this post are generous, and will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and based upon qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, primary benefits include, retirement, health insurance, tuition for school age dependents at SEV schools, travel and relocation assistance package, annual home leave, and annual professional development.
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