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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 Advancement and Engagement Director will strategically manage and develop all functions in the area of Marketing, Communication and Admissions aligned with and advancing the school’s mission and strategic plan.

Important Dates

Start Date: November 2018
Application Deadline: August 13, 2018

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Date Posted: July 05, 2018

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The American School of Dubai is seeking a talented and dynamic candidate to serve as the Associate Superintendent. The successful candidate will operate within the framework of a distributed leadership model to support the Superintendent in the management and supervision of key strategic initiatives and senior leadership roles. The ideal candidate is masterful at managing projects, leading initiatives and managing change. Ideally he/she is an equally comfortable operating on the learning and operational sides of school management.

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2019
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Date Posted: July 02, 2018

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The Head of School ​is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (Chairman of the Board) and the Board of Trustees for the educational system of the School and reports to the Board Representatives as needed as to the status and needs of school operations.

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Start Date: July 2019
Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

Date Posted: June 18, 2018

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The Walworth Barbour American International School seeks a highly qualified High School Principal to begin the 2019-2020 school year. The High School Principal is the educational leader of the AIS High School (grades 9-12) and is responsible for all aspects of the division’s operations. S/he serves on the senior leadership team and the principals group, as well as other leadership bodies as needed. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of successful experience as a school principal and possess a deep range of knowledge and attributes related to effective school leadership. For a full list of preferred qualifications, please refer to the position announcement.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: August 30, 2018

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Date Posted: June 13, 2018

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ICSA is searching for an outstanding Director who will lead this truly unique school into a new era and inspire their community of learners to embrace their vision. This is a career opportunity at a "destination school" and should command the attention of international school leaders around the world. Candidates are encouraged to explore this announcement and to visit the school's website to grasp the ICSA Learning and Community spirit.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

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Date Posted: May 02, 2018

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It is essential that the new Director recognise and be open to embracing the cultural and linguistic environment in which AAS is situated. S/he will build upon the successes of the current leadership team, while at the same time bringing new and innovative ideas without changing the path on which the school has embarked.
 
The ability to manage potential enrollment growth at the same time as managing addition of new buildings/classroom spaces on campus, including the new Arts and Design Centre, will be essential. With that, the new Director could make a lasting impact on AAS, of which generations of students will be the deserving beneficiaries.

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: May 21, 2018

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Date Posted: April 26, 2018

Associate Superintendent at American School of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Head of School at Korea International School, Jeju Campus, Jeju-do, South Korea

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High School Principal at Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel, Even Yehuda, Israel

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Advancement and Engagement Director at International School of Paris, Paris, France

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Searches Now Concluded

Start Date: June 2018

Application Deadline
: March 31, 2018

Posted: February 26, 2018

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Start Date: August 2019

Application Deadline
: March 26, 2018

Posted: February 01, 2018

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: March 1, 2018

Posted: November 27, 2017

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Randy Stevenson

Currently: Director of Education in China
Mr. Randy Stevenson was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and has had the opportunity to work both in the public and private education sectors as well as in both the Elementary and Secondary school panels. As an experienced educational leader with over 20 years of experience in both Canada and China Mr. Stevenson will bring the leadership skills required to lead the Corvus American Academy team to achieve great success in our efforts to ‘strive for excellence’. Most recently Mr. Stevenson served as the Director of Education in China where his role was working with many International Schools to assist with the implementation of school improvement plans. During his time living overseas Mr. Stevenson has gained a broader understanding of the global education perspective that will and has served him well in his professional endeavors. Prior to moving to China, Mr. Stevenson was the founding Headmaster at the CIH Academy, a premium international boarding school for elite student athletes. During his 5 year tenure at CIHA Mr. Stevenson was instrumental in graduating numerous students who moved on to study and play at the NCAA or CIS level in the United States and Canada. His passion for education and athletics served as the driving force in meeting the expectations of parents, students and the Academy. Mr. Stevenson is a graduate of the Ontario Principals Council, Queen’s University as well as the University of Ottawa which are renowned institutions in the Province of Ontario, Canada. As Corvus American Academy embarks on this tremendous journey Mr. Stevenson is very eager to begin his role as Head of School to ensure that all students and staff achieve success and reach their goals. Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: February 28, 2018

Posted: January 05, 2018

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: February 9, 2018

Posted: December 08, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: February 2, 2018

Posted: January 12, 2018

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: January 29, 2018

Posted: December 07, 2017

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María Isabel León

Currently: Head of School
María “Marisa” Isabel León is deeply committed to international and multilingual education. She has worked in three countries (the USA, Venezuela, and Colombia) as a Primary teacher, Middle School Principal and High School Principal. She left her position as the High School Principal of Gimnasio Fontana, one of the leading bilingual schools in Colombia, to serve as the Founding Head of the Magellan International School in 2009. A native of Colombia, Marisa is a US citizen and has two grown daughters. She is married to Ivan F. Mustain who is a retired international educator. She completed her high school education in the United States, winning a scholarship to study at the United World College-USA where she completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program. As a result of this experience, Marisa is an enthusiastic supporter of the IB. She received her BA (History) from Bryn Mawr College and her MA (Educational Administration) from New Mexico Highlands University. As a consequence of her international experience, Marisa is a strong advocate of an education that contains academic rigor, that stresses the link between the sciences and the arts, that appreciates different cultures, and that exposes children to adventure and service. She comes from a family of educators – her grandmother started a school, her mother started a school and she has started a school. She loves to travel, try different foods and meet interesting and passionate people. Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: January 29, 2018

Posted: December 12, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: January 25, 2018

Posted: January 02, 2018

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: December 15, 2017

Posted: October 27, 2017

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Start Date: August 2018

Application Deadline
: December 9, 2017

Posted: November 09, 2017

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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

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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

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: October 9, 2017

Posted: August 16, 2017

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Start Date: July 2018

Application Deadline
: October 2, 2017

Posted: July 28, 2017

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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

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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

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: May 15, 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: May 15, 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

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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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