Principal - International Preschool (based in Ho Chi Minh City, HCMC, Vietnam)

Principal - International Preschool (based in Ho Chi Minh City, HCMC, Vietnam)

The ExecutiveCircle Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
5 - 15 Years
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Job Description

Principal, International Preschool (based in HCMC, Vietnam)


Be part of an International Education Group with 100 schools in over 11 countries. Together these schools provide high quality education to over 15000 children globally. The Group has been at the forefront of international education offering innovative pre-schools and K-12 schools across Asia.

The Principal is responsible in leading the team in the execution of professional duties and responsibilities to meet the financial, curriculum and operations requirements of the assigned school.

Strategic planning & leadership

  • Develop and implement the strategic and operational plans of the school;
  • Lead the strategic and operational development of the school;
  • Develop and maintain the high quality image of the school in the community;
  • Provide overall pedagogical leadership in the school;
  • Determine and maintain discipline and the positive reinforcement of the School teaching philosophy;
  • Represent the school to internal and external stakeholders;
Compliance & Standards

  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and accreditation standards at the school;
  • Plan, deliver and continually assess the school’s academic curriculum and its teaching & learning standards;
  • Develop and maintain a positive school ethos;
  • Ensure best practices and processes are in place that the school delivers a high quality of education.
  • Plan and co-ordinate change in consultation with the centre’s operator/licensee, management , staff and families
  • Liaise and communicate with officers of the government bodies such as ECDA, MOH, HPB, NEA in regards to issues/programs/prospective proposals etc of the school
  • Daily data entry/updates of students and teachers in the ECDA childcare link system
Operational Management

  • Carry out the day-to-day operations and management of the school;
  • Manage the budget, resources and facilities of the school;
  • Support the marketing team in driving student enrolments;
  •  Build and facilitate cohesive appropriate relationships and contact between parents and staff of the school;
  • Lead the selection of teaching staff;
  • Monitor and review teachers performance and standards;
  • Oversee the relevance and quality of the academic, pastoral and after-school activities provided for the students

  • Successful candidate who exhibit our Image of an Educator; Collaborative, Life-Long Learner, Open-Minded, Respectful, Passionate
  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Care and /or Education-Leadership and Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching or its equivalent
  • At least 5 years teaching experience in International Pre-school with at least 2 years in a leadership role
  • At least 2 years of working experience in Asia - a plus.
  • Has good knowledge of government regulations, quality assurance framework (Child Care Act and Regulation, SPARK)
  • High EQ, maturity, exemplary leadership and management skills are essential
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

TheExecutiveCircle Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Built on the foundation of 25 years of experience, The Executive Circle is a partnership of accomplished Executive Search Professionals supporting the needs of clients in the Asia Pacific region.

With a track record of more than 10 years each, our Consultants have successfully supported Global Multinationals, Asian Home Grown Enterprises, and Start-up Companies in their Expansion, Turnaround and Succession Planning Strategies over the years.

Having seen the boom and bust of the last 10 years have reinforced our belief that recruitment is not merely the hunt for the right technical skills.

What differentiates a successful company from the competition will ultimately depend on their ability to engage, retain and develop the right talent to become key assets to the business.

Our Consultants’ Understanding of each Industry Domain, HR Requirements & the Business Environment; our Consultative Approach to each client; and Our Commitment to the Values of Integrity, Confidentiality & Professionalism are the reasons why 75% of our assignments come from long terms repeat or referred clients.

Moving forward, our Vision is to strengthen the value we provide to our senior level clients, candidates and business associates, in whose continued Confidence, Trust and Reliance we have been privileged to attain.

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