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Assistant Head - Academic
British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Job reference: 05718

Location: British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Closing date: 19/12/2018

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Not Specified

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

About your school

Founded in 2001, British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park (official name) is a top tier private school for children ages 2 to 11 located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. BISC Lincoln Park (abbreviated name) is the only premium, international private school in Chicago that focuses on the developmental years between Pre-Nursery to Grade 5 (ages 2 to 11). BISC Lincoln Park instills a values-based education and thematic curriculum at an early age, so our young students will not only thrive from a personalized learning experience, but also gain the social, academic, and global skills needed to succeed as the ambitious and well prepared innovators of tomorrow.

The school’s mission is to provide an ever-evolving experience for ever-evolving learners. Our core values include respect, thoughtfulness, cooperation, communication, adaptability, curiosity, resilience and morality.

Located in Lincoln Park, one of the most well-known neighborhoods in the heart of Chicago, our campus is steps away from internationally renowned theaters, museums, outdoor parks, hiking & biking trails, and 40 kilometers of public beaches. Our highly supportive parents choose the Lincoln Park campus not only because of its safe, family-friendly setting that’s within walking distance from their homes, but also they can also engage fully in the life of the school as well as their children’s education.

BISC Lincoln Park is part of Hong Kong-based Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s largest premium schools organization with over 50,000 students between the ages of 2 to 18-years old in 56 international schools, boarding schools, and private schools in 25 countries around the world. BISC Lincoln Park was NAE’s first international school to open and operate in the Midwest. BISC Lincoln Park is accredited through the International Early Years Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum and the Council of International Schools. It is the recipient of a 2018 British International School award for creativity in the classroom and two silver dolphins at the Cannes Film Festival.

Our Schools

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 56 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

About the role

We’ll look to you to promote high expectations for our students, designing learning activities that are aligned to our school’s values and creating a learning culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved. You will foster an environment of respect within the classroom, facilitating learning through questioning and discussion.

The Assistant Head role is to support the Principal in running, maintaining and developing the British International School Chicago – Lincoln Park as it continues its mission of providing ‘an ever-evolving experience for ever evolving learners’.  The number of Assistant Heads of Primary may change depending on the needs of the school and in accordance with the school strategic action plan.  The specific scope of responsibilities will be confirmed with post holders annually and will form the basis of their annual performance management.  For the 2019-20 Academic Year, there will be three Assistant Head Posts:

The Assistant Head role is to support the Principal in running, maintaining and developing the British International School Chicago – Lincoln Park as it continues its mission of providing ‘an ever-evolving experience for ever evolving learners’.  The number of Assistant Heads of Primary may change depending on the needs of the school and in accordance with the school strategic action plan.  The specific scope of responsibilities will be confirmed with post holders annually and will form the basis of their annual performance management.

About you

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative practice to raise achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for United States.

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection Process

The closing date for application is Wednesday, December 19th.  First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 21st January 2019 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

Start Date: August 2019

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.

 

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