Overseas Leadership Searches

Since 1981, over 400 schools worldwide have trusted ISS as their resource for administrative searches. The positions below are a small percentage of the administrative roles that ISS recruits for - only active ISS candidates can see a complete list of these positions.

Leadership Opportunities

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The Head of School is responsible for the overall operation of the school including staff and program development, student and special services, staff and community relations, oversight of operations and the business office, the physical plant, child safeguarding, and security.  Candidates must possess integrity as well as excellent leadership, communication, and inter-personal skills.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: March 26, 2018

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Date Posted: February 01, 2018

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International Schools Services has been retained by a family consortium in India to assist in the

development of up to five sports academies for 6th-12th grade students. The initial 70+ acre,

purpose-built campus is scheduled to open in August 2019. The founding head of school is

expected to be onsite full time beginning in August 2018.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

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Date Posted: January 05, 2018

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Working closely with the ISS Senior Leadership Executive and the ISS Asia-Pacific Office, and utilizing the well-established ISS protocols for new school startups, the Founding Head of School will advise on the fitting out of classrooms and facilities, help develop the full scope of the school's programs, and administrative processes and structures. The Head of School will help design and execute marketing and admissions processes, recruit new staff, and carry out other related processes to prepare the school to open in August 2019.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Questions?

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Date Posted: November 27, 2017

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Procedure to Apply:
1. Letter of Interest that details your strengths as a candidate in .pdf format (maximum one page).
2. Updated CV with picture attached in .pdf format
3. Educational philosophy statement in .pdf format (maximum one page).

Submit your materials to: headsearch@ise.edu.ee
Check out our website: ise.edu.ee  

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Date Posted: January 12, 2018

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January 25th, 2017 is the deadline for applications. Candidates should note that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, DAA reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. For this reason, it is very important that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 25, 2018

Date Posted: January 02, 2018

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Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made as soon as a candidate has been identified and deemed to be the best fit for ASD.  Interested candidates should submit an application as soon as possible.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the ASD website: www.asdubai.org.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 17, 2018

Date Posted: December 19, 2017

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Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made as soon as a candidate has been identified and deemed to be the best fit for ASD.  Interested candidates should submit an application as soon as possible.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the ASD website: www.asdubai.org.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 17, 2018

Date Posted: December 19, 2017

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The position of the Director of SIS offers the right candidate a stimulating challenge in a thriving, innovative and rapidly growing city and the opportunity to spearhead the school in its next formative step on its journey, its relocation to a new campus in 2020.  The Director of SIS reports to the Board of Trustees and functions as the chief executive officer responsible for the overall operations of the school, both its day-to-day operations and its long- term development. Accountable for the adherence to all school policies, procedures, regulations, and applicable local laws, the Director also ensures adherence and alignment to best practice for international schools and relevant accreditations.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

Questions?

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Date Posted: December 12, 2017

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Interested candidates should apply directly to the school website on the Vacancies page at careers.aes.ac.in as early as possible. Inquiries can be directed to recruitment@aes.ac.in. Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and a statement of how their experiences and skills match the values and needs of the school as described within the position announcement.

 

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

Date Posted: December 08, 2017

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NCIC-Immersion is looking for a highly collaborative individual to ensure the implementation and further development of a high quality dual language immersion program.  The Elementary School Principal reports to the Director on all issues concerning the ES program, implements policies as set by Director and Board, and makes recommendations for policies and/or procedural changes. The Principal will directly supervise all aspects of the Elementary (Grades K-5) including curriculum, policies, procedures, student-parent services, admissions, staffing, evaluation and general administration.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

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Date Posted: December 07, 2017

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The Boys’ Division Principal will have the expertise, energy, and commitment to lead the division in its day-to-day operations as well as its long-term goals. The Boys’ Division Principal reports to the Director and is responsible for the direction of all aspects of grades 3-11 in the boys’ division, including its overall academic and management. He or she will report to the Director and will have direct responsibility for the management, organization and supervision of all divisional school activities.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Date Posted: November 22, 2017

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The Early Childhood Division Principal will have the expertise, energy, and commitment to lead the division in its day-to-day operations as well as its long-term goals. The EC Division Principal reports to the Director and is responsible for the direction of all aspects of the division, including its overall academic and management. She will report to the Director and will have direct responsibility for the management, organization and supervision of all Early Childhood Divisional school activities.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Date Posted: November 22, 2017

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Under the leadership of the Director of the International Graduate Programs for Educators, Buffalo State courses and programs of study are offered for international K-12 schools and the professional organizations that serve international educators. The Director is responsible for identifying new overseas opportunities for collaborating with international k-12 schools seeking to provide graduate level courses and programs for their educators. The Director works with Buffalo State administration to provide university level courses and professional development for international K-12 schools. The Director also partners with national and international educational organizations that serve international educators to provide university level learning. Finally, the director collaborates with university level faculty, staff and administrators to develop curricular frameworks and professional development.

Important Dates

Start Date: June 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Date Posted: November 17, 2017

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  1. January 31st, 2018 is the deadline for applications. Candidates should note that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. For this reason, it is very important that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.

    Candidates wishing to learn more about the International School of Panama may visit www.isp.edu.pa. 

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Date Posted: August 31, 2017

Director at Georgetown International Academy , Georgetown, Guyana

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Middle School Principal at GEMS Dubai American Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Admissions Director at American Embassy School, New Delhi, India

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Elementary School Principal at NCIC-Immersion School, Shenzhen, China

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Founding Head of School at Academy for Scholar-Athletes, India

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Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Director at International School of Panama, Panama City, Panama

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Director at Stockholm International School, Stockholm, Sweden

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Director at International School of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

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Founding Head of School at Sias International School , Zhengzhou, China

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Searches Now Concluded

Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: December 15, 2017

Posted: October 27, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: December 9, 2017

Posted: November 09, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: November 27, 2017

Posted: October 26, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: November 17, 2017

Posted: September 17, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: November 6, 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: November 1, 2017

Posted: September 09, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 31, 2017

Posted: October 01, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 31, 2017

Posted: September 28, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 30, 2017

Posted: October 05, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 30, 2017

Posted: October 16, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 23, 2017

Posted: September 29, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: October 15, 2017

Posted: August 27, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: October 9, 2017

Posted: August 16, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: October 2, 2017

Posted: July 28, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: September 22, 2017

Posted: August 29, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: September 15, 2017

Posted: August 24, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: September 15, 2017

Posted: August 24, 2017

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Start Date: July 2019

Application Deadline
: July 15, 2017

Posted: May 17, 2017

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Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic

Currently: Director
Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic is currently Director of Stockholm International School. She is passionate about the concept of international education and focused on creating a positive educational environment where all students can thrive and start their journey as successful and engaged global citizens. Marta was also a board member in two international schools, and since 2016 she has beeen serving as a board member of ECIS. In her previous career, Marta worked as a teacher, researcher and university professor. She was part of a number of European educational committees and projects related to teacher education, curriculum development, assessment as well as processes of multilingual and multicultural development. Marta published and edited research and professional articles and books on all of these topics. She was also Director of Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistics at the University of Zagreb, where she still teaches and mentors PhD students. Marta has lived in her native Croatia, US, UK, Ireland, Japan, Hungary and Sweden. Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: July 14, 2017

Posted: May 31, 2017

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: July 14, 2017

Posted: June 06, 2017

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Successful Candidate ~ Greg Smith

SIS will be led by Robert Stearns as interim Head of School during the 2017-18 school year. Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: July 7, 2017

Posted: April 03, 2017

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: June 20, 2017

Posted: May 19, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: June 20, 2017

Posted: May 19, 2017

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: June 3, 2017

Posted: April 03, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: May 15, 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: May 15, 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: April 16, 2017

Posted: March 30, 2017

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: April 1, 2017

Posted: February 24, 2017

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: March 1, 2017

Posted: February 24, 2017

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: February 14, 2017

Posted: December 13, 2016

Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: February 14, 2017

Posted: December 13, 2016

Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: February 14, 2017

Posted: December 13, 2016

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: February 3, 2017

Posted: January 18, 2017

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: January 31, 2017

Posted: January 04, 2017

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Start Date: June 2017

Application Deadline
: January 19, 2017

Posted: December 15, 2016

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Dale Taylor

Dale Taylor has worked in the field of education for over twenty years and has worked internationally for the majority of that time. She has been an assistant principal and principal at international schools in Kuwait and Qatar. She was the founding principal at ACS International School in Doha. Her previous teaching experience includes positions in Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Germany. Dale has a Bachelor Degree in social sciences from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelor of Education Degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Bath. Dale is currently completing a doctorate in educational leadership at Concordia University in the United States. Her research interests include the development of mid-career teacher professionals and educational program implementation and evaluation. Dale holds both Barbadian and Canadian citizenship, which ensures she has the best of both worlds, depending on the season. Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: January 10, 2017

Posted: November 21, 2016

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Eddie Liptrot

Currently: Superintendent
Eddie Liptrot has been with the International Schools Group (ISG) in KSA since 2013. He is now in transition from his role as Head of the ISG's Dhahran British Grammar School to become Superintendent and CEO of the whole of ISG. He has previously held substantial Headship in the UK and in the Middle East. In addition, Eddie was adviser and development partner to a range of international schools, as part of a commercial international schools group, prior to joining ISG. Within this role he led in the founding of international schools which included opening a new international school in Moscow . Eddie has worked extensively in building school leadership capacity; as an employee of The University of Manchester, he trained and assessed Headteachers and middle leaders in the UK, through partnership with the then National College for School Leadership. Start Date: June 2018

Application Deadline
: December 31, 2016

Posted: November 15, 2016

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Start Date: June 2017

Application Deadline
: December 30, 2016

Posted: October 09, 2016

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: December 30, 2016

Posted: October 03, 2016

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Start Date: June 2017

Application Deadline
: December 14, 2016

Posted: November 30, 2016

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: November 30, 2016

Posted: October 20, 2016

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: November 30, 2016

Posted: October 19, 2016

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Start Date: June 2017

Application Deadline
: November 29, 2016

Posted: October 23, 2016

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: November 29, 2016

Posted: October 16, 2016

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Joel Courtney Lowe

Currently: School Director
Courtney Lowe is a visionary and trusted leader with strengths in leadership, consensus building, strategic planning and implementation, curriculum design, instructional supervision, financial management, and recruiting, mentoring and development of faculty and staff. Experienced in teaching and administration in American (AP) and IB curricula. With 24 years of international school teaching and leadership experience from Pre-K to university. His previous experience includes positions at Western Academy of Beijing, Hong Kong International School, and Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Courtney holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University. As well as an M.S. in Library and Information Science (with Honors) from University of Illinois, and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (with Honors) from Northern Arizona University. Courtney will be joined by his wife and three daughters. Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: November 17, 2016

Posted: October 05, 2016

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Start Date: June 2017

Application Deadline
: November 17, 2016

Posted: September 28, 2016

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Drew Adams

Currently: Principal, Roaring Fork High School
Drew Adams is joining the team at Colegio Colombo Britanico as a Head of Secondary Section. He is leaving his position of five years as the principal of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, CO. Prior to that position, Drew served as an administrator for six years in Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, CO and he was a classroom teacher for eleven years before we became an administrator. Drew is joined by his wife who will be a librarian at CCB and his two daughters. He is most looking forward to working with the professional staff at CCB, re-acquiring his Spanish and immersing his family in the incredible Colombian culture. Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: November 13, 2016

Posted: October 09, 2016

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