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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  2. Dalian American International School and The Huamei Academy seek a new Head of School who is forward focused, resourceful and resilient when challenges occur. The ability to direct the school’s vision and maintain a strong leadership team is essential. The new Head of School will be recruited and supported by ISS and will work closely with the ISS Asia Pacific staff. 

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: October 9, 2017

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Date Posted: August 16, 2017

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The Deputy Head of School for Learning is responsible for ensuring high-quality learning that aligns with the school's mission and definition of learning.  The core purpose of this role is to ensure ISB students are well prepared for their futures in college, careers, and citizenship. Responsibilities include investigating new, research-based approaches to effective learning and ensuring the ISB school community is actively engaged with these approaches; as well as ensuring ISB recruits and retains the best teachers, developing strategies that encourage a 'one school' approach to student learning.  Qualified candidates should have a proven track record in an administrative position at a medium to large international school, a passion for improving student learning and welfare, experience as a Principal, and the ability to complement the Head of School and Deputy Head of School/CFO.

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: October 16, 2017

Questions?

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Date Posted: July 28, 2017

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The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the school and reports to a six-member Board of Trustees. All other personnel report to the Director or his/her representatives and all personnel decisions are taken by the Director, or by those to whom he/she has delegated specific authority. The Director oversees the preparation of the budget for board approval as well as all school policies and is responsible for their implementation. All advisory councils within the school governance include the Director or his/her representative. The Director is the legal representative of the school and in that role, represents the school to any governmental entities, or other groups and associations. It is the responsibility of the Director to communicate the school’s mission and vision to its constituents, to evaluate the school curriculum and to lead school improvement efforts.

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017

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Date Posted: June 06, 2017

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The Director is responsible to the WAB Board of Trustees for the overall leadership of both education and operations of Western Academy of Beijing, as the key academic, administrative and business leader of the school. This leadership is expected to be done in partnership with the Board in a spirit of open and transparent communication and trust; it is charged with developing and renewing the strategic plan for WAB’s continued development, orchestrating all school functions in implementing the strategic plan throughout the school, and engaging with students, parents, staff and Board in the critical role of embedding Chinese engagement and language throughout the learning experience at WAB. 

Important Dates

Start Date: August 2018
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017

Questions?

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Date Posted: May 31, 2017

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Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for EARCOS staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will possess and further develop a deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. 

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2019
Application Deadline: July 15, 2017

Questions?

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Date Posted: May 17, 2017

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Shekou International School seeks a new Head of School with successful experience leading an international school. The new leader must be someone who is forward focused, resourceful and resilient when challenges occur. The ability to direct the school's vision and maintain a strong leadership team is essential. The new Head of School will be recruited and supported by ISS and will work closely with the ISS Asia Pacific staff. 

Important Dates

Start Date: July 2018
Application Deadline: July 7, 2017

Date Posted: April 03, 2017

Deputy Head of School for Learning at International School Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

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Head of School at Dalian American International School and The Huamei Academy, Dalian, China

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Searches Now Concluded

Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: June 20, 2017

Posted: May 19, 2017

Questions?

Contact the ISS Search Consultant David Randall

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Start Date: July 2017

Application Deadline
: June 20, 2017

Posted: May 19, 2017

Questions?

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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

Questions?

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Start Date: August 2017

Application Deadline
: May 15, 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

Questions?

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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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