Luo Fu Mountain (near Shenzhen) Guangdong Province, China
Full Time - Administration
Head of School
Shattuck-St. Mary’s – Luo Fu Mountain seeks outstanding candidates for the founding Head of School for a new 7th -12th boarding school in China. The School opens in the Fall of 2020 at Luo Fu Mountain with tentative plans to open at an interim site in Shenzhen in the Fall of 2019.
Position begins: July 1, 2018
The school seeks a high-energy, experienced professional to serve as the school leader, starting with an initial full year of planning, staffing, and recruiting in 2018-2019. In the school's inaugural year of 2019-2020, this individual will lead a team of pioneers in a school that promises a world-class education led by world-class instructors in a world-class destination. At capacity in future years, the campus expects to welcome between 800-1000 students representing all provinces of China.
The Head of School is responsible for all aspects of the opening of the new SSM-LFM campus, with support and in consultation with SSM’s President and Chief International Officer. This includes but is not limited to consultation with the architects and campus designers, creating and implementing a marketing/student recruitment plan, recruiting and hiring an exemplary faculty, and interfacing as needed with the local investor. Once the school opens, the Head is responsible for all aspects of the School with special attention given to the health, welfare, morale, scheduling, and activities of both its students and faculty. Basic responsibility lies in the development, communication, and coordination of a sound overall environment conducive to the educational objectives of the School.
Candidates who are interested are asked to submit the following documents:
Candidate Summary Sheet (available upon request)
Cover letter, addressed to Don MacMillan, Chief International Officer, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Educational Services
Personal statement or statement of educational philosophy
List of 4+ references with contact information and connection to candidate
2-4 letters of recommendation, if available
Please submit your materials as a single merged pdf to:
Mary Seppala, Ed.D
Consultant, Educators’ Collaborative
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be competitive and includes salary and generous benefits to include: housing subsidy; medical/dental insurance; airfare/annual leave stipend to home of record; professional development; relocation; shipping & storage.
Other benefits include retirement contribution; school tuition remission for dependents; personal, family, and sick leave options; and coverage of fees for visa and work permits.
Founded in 1858, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is an Episcopal, co-educational college preparatory, independent boarding/day school serving 475 students in grades 6 through postgraduate from 37 states and over 30 countries. Set on a beautiful 250 acre campus south of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Minnesota, SSM offers a mix of traditional and progressive education, combining classroom and online learning ...to best prepare students for college and beyond. Students benefit from a rich educational experience that guides them to be strong in character, mind, body, and spirit for a life of learning and service.