The Omololu International School, opened in 1992, located in Anguilla in the British West Indies, has a vacancy for a Head of School beginning August 2021. The school runs from pre-k to eighth grade with a hope to create a high school in the next few years. Enrolment fluctuates between 100-120 students with 75% local children and 25% expatriate children. Omololu’s philosophy is to create a warm community atmosphere and an academic environment that stimulates personal initiative, global intellectual curiosity, and the desire to teach students to become strong community leaders and empathetic international citizens.
The Head of School will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of this intimate private International Baccalaureate program which incorporates the implementation of a blended curriculum and embodies the content of national and regional curricular as well as International Baccalaureate principles. The Head of School will be expected to spearhead and execute the administration of the school which incorporates responsibility for achieving goals and standards set for the following areas:
Strategic Business Leadership
Successfully managing the execution of the school’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
Effectively managing stakeholder interests and relations including: Principal Foundation Donor and other donors, Board, Faculty/Staff, Parents, Students, PTA, Relevant Government Authorities, IB partners, Suppliers and Community
Creating a positive organizational culture
Successfully setting standards and upholding and managing the quality and consistency of education delivered
Exploring innovations and strategic partnerships in education and keeping abreast with best practices to continually enhance the educational offering
Financial Management and Fundraising
Sourcing and diversifying revenues streams
Leading programs that will increase the annual fund
Carefully managing the school’s financial wellbeing through accurate and timely budgeting and the responsible use of available funds
Administration and Operations
Effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day administration and operations of the school
Management of health and safety standards for relevant stakeholders
Successful stewardship of the school facilities and assets
Marketing and Public Relations
Proactively promoting the positive branding and reputation of the school
Growing and retaining a diverse student body using creative marketing strategies
Human Resource Management
Effectively integrating, supporting, motivating and leading a diverse and highly talented faculty
Being a nurturing and empathetic educator and counselor to all students
Being an open and supportive leader to all families
A Master’s Degree in Primary School Administration or similar, supported by a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, along with at least 5 years of relevant administration experience is required. Experience in teaching or administration in an International Baccalaureate institution is a significant asset, as well as ample experience with fundraising and the ability to interact with a charitable foundation and other donors.
The successful applicant must be an exceptional leader and possess excellent organizational, planning, implementation, and communication skills. The applicant should also have a sense of humility, be a great learner, culturally sensitive, open-minded, flexible and results-oriented.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be competitive, commensurate with the selected candidate’s skillsets, qualifications and experience.