Head of School Search

EMPLOYMENT BEGINNING JULY 2021

Do you qualify?

  1. Are you a rostered member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod?
  2. Do you have a Doctorate or Master’s of Administration, Education, or related field?
  3. Are you experienced as a head of school or in a senior executive leadership role?
  4. Do you have strong management skills including finance, staff development, and planning?

If you answered YES to all four questions, please proceed below.


Welcome Candidates,

Concordia International School Hanoi is searching for the next Head of School to begin July 2021. This position combines the responsibility to run a world-class Preschool-G12 campus of approximately 500 students, and continuing the outstanding tradition of excellence and outreach of the LCMS international education system.  

Founded in 2011 by the LCMS, Concordia Hanoi has rapidly earned a reputation for strong academics within a caring community. Concordia’s student-focused learning environment pushes students to learn and grow each day. Concordia’s rich and diverse programs support both the students and families in our warm and caring community. The campus is surrounded by golden rice fields, and the lakes and golf course of Van Tri while only being minutes away from the energy and excitement of the city of Hanoi. 

If you know of someone who may be interested in the position, or if you would like to apply for the position, please send nominations or resumes with cover letters to: 

hos.search@concordiahanoi.org

All resumes/CVs must be received by November 27.

Blessings, 

The Concordia Board HOS Search Committee

Head of School Job Description

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Position Summary

The Head of School serves as the educational leader of the school responsible for communicating and empowering Concordia International School Hanoi to carry out its vision and mission. He/She is responsible for managing the policies, facilities, regulations and procedures that ensure all students are learning, are supervised in a safe learning environment, and provided a high-quality education that meets the approved curricula as framed by the Expected Student Learner Results (ESLRs).

The Head of School works collaboratively with all stakeholders to meet the academic, spiritual, and social needs of the school community, advance the school’s core values, foster a sense of community throughout the school, monitor progress toward school-wide goals, and establish goals for ongoing improvement which align with the school-wide goals.

Position Title: Head of School 
Division: Administration 
Supervisor: Board of Trustees

Direct Reports: Director of Operations and Finance, Director of Human Resources, Director of VN Government Relations, Director of Enrollment, and Divisional Principals 


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES

The new Head of School will be globally-minded, a strong communicator, empathetic, energetic, and innovative. He or she must be an ordained or rostered member of the LCMS to continue to build upon the school’s foundation and mission. A seasoned leader with experience is needed to help the school navigate the myriad issues that arise in the complex and ever-evolving, international context.

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Staff Testimonials

Tessa Arends

Tessa Arends

Elementary Teacher

My transition to Concordia was surprisingly easy because of the overwhelming love of the staff members. Everyone was incredibly friendly wherever I went; people would ask me who I was and where I was from, and offer to have me over for dinner and to help me set up my classroom.

Dr. Merrian Mills

Dr. Merrian Mills

Middle School Teacher

The Concordia administration has set a high bar for teachers. We are encouraged to have our passionate pursuits. When we have ideas, it is nice to have an administration that trusts us.

Dr. Brent Kilback

Dr. Brent Kilback

High School Teacher

I am impressed with the degree of flexibility and support that Concordia allows in its professional development opportunities. For example, every summer for the past four years I have been able to enroll in a summer course at a US University and at a time of my choice. Not only is the flexibility of the program remarkable, but Concordia then supports with the materials list (overseas orders) to implement the labs or concepts that are gleaned from these summer courses.

Katherine Sharpe

Katherine Sharpe

Elementary Teacher

My transition to Hanoi was actually very smooth and painless. I was greeted at the airport and taken to my house. I was taken shopping, had help with setting up phones, assistance with bank accounts, all my questions were answered. Because of this, it made it feel like we had been here forever. It just felt like home already.

Samuel Cook

Samuel Cook

High School Teacher

The most unique feature of Concordia is the loving, caring, community. Teachers and students and parents are supportive of one another to make sure that everyone is successful.