Senior Administration Employment Posts

Director of Innovation and Research

The Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) invites applications for the role of Director of Innovation and Research to lead a cohesive, one-school approach to the delivery of innovative, research-based learning from Early Years to Grade 12. The Director of Innovation and Research represents a new role on the CDNIS senior leadership team and will report to the Head of School.

The Role

The Director of Innovation and Research will inspire and guide CDNIS educators, designing experiences that build cohesion and encouraging professional growth in line with best practices in teaching and learning and building a culture of research within the school. The Director of Innovation and Research will also actively engage the wider CDNIS community, enhancing and championing the unique practices and processes that make CDNIS a world-class school. They will have the opportunity to bring people together – for example, through organizing national and international forums and symposia around emergent trends in education.

The Candidate
Candidates for the role of Director of Innovation and Research will be visionary risk takers, entrepreneurs, out-of-the-box thinkers, and creative problem solvers. The ideal candidate for this position will be an active, contributing member of professional networks and associations related to innovation in education.

Qualifications Sought
• Master’s degree in curriculum development, educational leadership or a related field
• Minimum 5 years of classroom teaching, coaching and leadership experience in an international school context
• Proven results in developing innovative educational instruction and design in a diverse setting
• Demonstrated success in designing and implementing professional development
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity
• Highly collaborative with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated successful change management
• Experience utilising data-driven decision-making
• Proven track record managing and inspiring complex teams

 

How to Apply

CDNIS will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver.   Applications for the role of Director of Innovation and Research should include the following materials:
• CV
• Covering Letter

 

Completed applications should be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/  quoting reference 5272.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 November 2021.   CDNIS will begin to review applications as soon as materials are received. Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled.  Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Mr Kieran Pollentine at Kieran.Pollentine@perrettlaver.com.

 

 

 

 

Director of Visual and Performing Arts

The Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) invites applications for the role of Director of Visual and Performing Arts to help lead the school forward in becoming a leading arts school in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. The Director of Visual and Performing Arts represents a new role on the CDNIS senior leadership team and will report to the Head of School.

The Role

The Director of Visual and Performing Arts will lead CDNIS in setting the vision for a vibrant visual and performing arts programme that brings cohesion across the grade levels and arts disciplines and deepens the school’s connection with the wider arts community.

CDNIS has a serious commitment to the arts, seen through its Artist in Residence programme as well as the impressive Leo Lee Arts Centre (LLAC), a facility completely dedicated to music, drama, dance and visual arts. Positioned within the CDNIS campus, overlooking the Aberdeen waterfront, the LLAC complex comprises of eight spacious multi-purpose art, drama and music rooms, and a 604-seat masterpiece auditorium which features a retractable solid Canadian maple wood stage with an orchestra pit, as well as state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technical equipment including a cinema-sized screen and projection system.  Further information about the LLAC, including a video tour, is available here: https://cdnis.edu.hk/leo-lee-arts-centre-0

The Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will be a dynamic, creative individual with a deep appreciation of the role of visual and performing arts in education and the vision necessary to help build a world-class visual and performing arts programme. Qualities sought include:
• A minimum of 10-12 years of proven successful experience in the field of visual and performing arts, with a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience.
• Experience as an IB Art, IB Film, IB Music or IB Theater teacher preferred.
• Experience in an international school setting or school with a highly developed Visual and Performing Arts program.
• Excellent communication skills. Fluency in both written and oral English is required, and Chinese language skills are desirable.
• A commitment to collaboration and shared leadership.
• Proven organizational and technical skills.

How to Apply

CDNIS will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver.  Applications for the role of Director of Visual and Performing Arts should include the following materials:

• CV
• Covering Letter

 

Completed applications should be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/  quoting reference 5273.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 November 2021. CDNIS will begin to review applications as soon as materials are received. Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled.  Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Dr Gary Tang at Gary.Tang@perrettlaver.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Admissions

The Position
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admissions is a key member of the senior management team.  Aligning the mindset with the vision and mission of the CDNIS, the Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of admissions, recruitment and scholarship and will oversee the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment to onboarding.  The Director will lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short-term and long-term recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) meets its enrollment objectives.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced admission and scholarship professional, a creative leader in admission, recruitment and retention, and a data-driven decision maker.   The Director will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse families to CDNIS and ensure that CDNIS continues to enroll highly promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn contribute to the community as a whole.

The Director should also contribute to the overall success of the branding, marketing and communications of CDNIS, including strengthening the reputation of CDNIS and supporting its growth ambitions.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

• Strong academic qualifications; a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a Master’s degree preferred
• A minimum of eight years’ relevant experience
• Understanding of the education sector with experience of school administration
• Experience of high-level networking to build creative and mutually beneficial relationships that positively impact on strategic and tactical business development
• Strong understanding of Hong Kong
• Excellent communication skills, highly proficient in English, Putonghua and Cantonese

APPLICATIONS
Interested parties should send their applications together with resumes to TT Ho of Korn/Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong or by email to CDNIS-DA@kornferry.com before 31 October 2021.  Please contact TT Ho at (852) 2971 2700 for inquiries.  Applicants not invited for interview within 4 weeks after the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful, and the personal data provided will be destroyed.

 

 

 

Director of University and College Counselling

The Position
Reporting to the Head of School, as a key member of the senior management team, the Director of University and College Counselling is tasked with leading, enhancing, and transforming college counselling.

The Director of University and College Counselling embraces the mission and values of the School and represents CDNIS locally, regionally and internationally in college admission.  The Director will create a robust, innovative and expansive system matched with professional acclaim and student success.  The Director will lead and inspire the Guidance Team to work closely and diligently with students and families through the education journey. This includes the college admission process from self-assessment to research to college/university selection, application, and admission.

The Director of University and College Counselling should have excellent network and working relationships with top tier colleges/universities, maintain familiarity with important programs, developments and issues in the admissions and college counselling fields, and stay current with career trends.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

• Strong academic qualifications including a Master's degree and certifications relative to the College Counselling process
• A minimum of eight years’ experience in college counselling, preferably with an international school, and/or in a college/university’s admission office
• Current knowledge of and experience in college/university application and admission process
• Strong leadership experience to manage and motivate the college counselling team and to have a visible presence in the School community, forging relationships with faculty, students, parents, alumni, and the community
• Excellent network with top tier colleges/universities, including US Ivy League universities
• Diverse experience in an international context
• Excellent stakeholders management skills, including ability to connect with families to instill confidence and care
• Excellent communicator; accessible and approachable

APPLICATIONS

Interested parties should send their applications together with resumes to TT Ho of Korn/Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong or by email to CDNIS-DA@kornferry.com before 31 October 2021.  Please contact TT Ho at (852) 2971 2700 for inquiries.  Applicants not invited for interview within 4 weeks after the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful, and the personal data provided will be destroyed.