Located on 77 acres in Roanoke, VA, North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school in its 70th year of providing the best teaching available in Southwest Virginia. Serving students as young as 3 all the way through to high school graduation, North Cross strives to promote in every student personal integrity and responsibility to the greater community. Upper School students are encouraged to pursue academic, athletic and artistic achievement, which results in opportunities for placement at many of the nation’s top universities.
North Cross School is establishing campuses abroad in order to offer the American independent school experience to students in their home countries. We aim to prepare non-American students to excel in an American university setting. Transcripts are overseen by the Roanoke campus, students earn dual diplomas, and college counseling is provided as students prepare for university life.
North Cross established its first international campus is Shanghai, China in August 2015 and added its second Chinese in August 2019. Our graduates have gained admission to highly competitive universities such as UVA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Mount Holyoke, SCAD, Bard College, Franklin and Marshall, Boston College, Purdue, Case Western, and Ohio State. North Cross Shanghai’s curriculum is centered on a rigorous Advanced Placement course sequence and a robust athletic and extracurricular life modeled after that of its Virginia campus.
Its most recent international initiative is North Cross American School, which is slated to open March 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Kathmandu is the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. As the capital of Nepal, it is the largest city in the country and contains a population of around one million. Tourism plays a large role in Kathmandu’s economy, and the city boasts several Western restaurants and amenities.
The Director of North Cross American School is the site leader responsible for serving as a representative of North Cross School and the integrity of its programs. He or she is tasked with creating a collaborative working environment that supports the highest quality of student education and learning.
School Operations Responsibilities:
Create a strong school academic culture where students feel safe and enjoy learning
Work independently while managing and growing all aspects of the school
Motivate and monitor teachers and support staff members
Serve as an example in the classroom and be willing to simultaneously manage teaching and administrative responsibilities
Provide consistent communication both within the school and with all stakeholders
Maintain strong relationships with both students and parents/guardians
Starting date: June 2020
Bachelor’s Degree required, master’s Degree preferred. Teaching, tutoring, or counseling experience; ESL training or experience; and experience with middle and high-school aged students is also preferred. Preference given to candidates who have experience in educational administrative roles. Enthusiasm and adaptability a must!
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and local cost of living ($50,000).
Travel allowance: $2000 per year.