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Deputy Principal - Head of International

Westlink International School, Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
Cover the cost of an annual return flight to your home country
Start date
Start August 2022
2 years
  • All Levels
  • Director/Principal, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • •Master’s Degree with specialization in curriculum or a related field
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification

Credentials and Expertise

  • Master’s Degree with specialization in curriculum or a related field, or Bachelor’s Degree with substantial work toward a Master’s Degree in progress.
  • Experience in international and bilingual K-12 schools.
  • Strong teaching experience and a minimum of 5 year’s supervisory experience
  • Familiar with IB programs.
  • Cover the cost of an annual return flight to your home country 
  • Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis

Department: Senior Leadership Team

Line Manager: Principal

Work Location: Vietnam (Hanoi)

The Position

The Deputy Principal - Head of International will have a demonstrable track record of outstanding senior leadership in schools. The candidate will be a visionary, strategic leader, and committed team player who demonstrates a collegiate and collaborative approach to working with others. He/she will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders.



  • Uphold the mission of the school and that of ISP
  • Support and actively contribute to the mission and philosophy of the school
  • Provide leadership and vision in curriculum development and enhancement
  • Direct orientation and training for new teachers regarding the inappropriate implementation of standards and all areas of the curriculum
  • Train and mentor teachers in multiple teaching methodologies the school may employ
  • Nurture curricular integration across disciplines
  • Meet regularly with teachers and teams for conversations about issues and needs, maintaining a record of meetings and topics discussed as part of academic personnel professional growth/support/progress/background for evaluation
  • Coordinate with Principal and faculty in planning and conducting professional development related to teaching and curriculum including, orientations and faculty in-service programs and workshops
  • Assist Principal to create an international education environment, promoting multi-cultural and multilingual perspectives

IB Curriculum expertise

  • Familiar with IB curriculum, authority requirements, and compliance
  • Curriculum Guide and Mapping, including standards and assessment tracking
  • Create and continuously enhance student pathways to IB High School Diploma and articulations to Universities in the USA and overseas universities
  • In charge of Student/ Teacher exchange and transfer programs.

Learning and Teaching

  • Coordinate academic professional growth efforts with the Principal and administration team
  • Supervise academic employees’ job performance per job descriptions
  • In concert with the Principal as instructional leaders, recruit, train, mentor, manage and assess faculty
  • Frame teaching and learning goals for evaluation and annual goal/ objective setting for the faculty
  • Provide constructive and continual feedback to teachers
  • Coordinate student evaluation and school-wide assessment systems
  • Manage changes to student evaluation and reporting systems including progress reports, report cards, parent/teacher conference reports, and individual student learning plans

Administration – all matters relating to the international component of the School

  • Receive all requests for evaluation services (from parents or teachers) and coordinate responses and actions
  • Support School events, including but not limited to school publications and communiqués; Work closely with the members of the administrative team for enrollment, admissions, advancement, public relations, and student activities and programs
  • Communicate about the school’s academic and co-curricular programs by writing school articles, publications, and/or making presentations
  • Oversee and assist with any accreditation and attendant school visits
  • Assist with day-to-day operations, whenever called upon to assist; Supervise budgets relevant to the international academic program
  • Ensure maintenance of internal School Calendar, schedules, and agenda

Professional attributes

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Effective project manager and willingness to collaborate and work as a team player
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of computer applications related to job functions
  • Maturity and professional judgment in times of stress and multiple requests by constituents
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong commitment to the development of relevant professional knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Optimistic and flexible self-starter
  • Outgoing and energetic personality with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative team player who can discern when to lead and/or follow
  • Strong knowledge of elementary, middle, and high school academic programs, teaching methodologies, and current best practices in teaching and learning
  • Ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining the rights and human dignity of all parties
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and manage difficult conversations and situations
  • Knowledge, willingness, and ability to support best practices of teaching and learning and curriculum design
  • Strong understanding of governance and school leadership
  • He or she must be visible in the life of the School and drive collaboration

Credentials and Expertise

  • Master’s Degree with specialization in curriculum or a related field, or Bachelor’s Degree with substantial work toward a Master’s Degree in progress
  • Experience in international and bilingual K-12 schools.
  • Strong teaching experience and a minimum of 5 year’s supervisory experience
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Commencing operations in 2022, Westlink International School, Hanoi is part of a growing number of schools worldwide owned by the International Schools Partnership (ISP). It benefits from the insights, practices and resources of a network of 52 schools in 15 countries around the world, to ensure all children experience Amazing Learning.

Westlink Hanoi will cater to students from Elementary Prep through to Grade 12, offering two pathways. Students may join our rigorous international program built on standards from the United States and framed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme or our 50/50 Integrated Bilingual Program that combines the MOET standards with the international program. Quality and experienced teachers with American, Vietnamese and international experience practice inquiry-based teaching that emphasizes the student’s role in the learning process where they are actively encouraged to explore, ask and research.

Our Westlink Hanoi is designed for equitable access to programs and opportunities ensure academic and social-emotional well-being for all. Learners engage in authentic work that matters to them and the outside world. They use inquiry to design projects to tackle society’s greatest challenges. Literacy, numeracy, content knowledge and skills are strengthened through connections to meaningful, culturally relevant experiences across all disciplines. Intentional use of technology ignites anytime, anywhere learning. Learners make their thinking visible by curating and sharing their work with authentic audiences.

Westlink International School’s location in Hanoi, Vietnam’s cultural and vibrant capital, gives it some of the best advantages that an international school could ask for in the country. Occupying an area of 2.5 hectares in the Star Lake Tay Ho Tay residential area, and conveniently located no more than 5 kilometers from most major locations and expatriate residential areas. Inspired by Korean-style luxury apartments, Star Lake Tay Ho Tay benefits from modern apartment designs, open green spaces, connecting many high-class utilities from international schools, trade centers to medical clinics, supermarkets, restaurants and green parks and lakes, meeting the needs of the “All-in One” lifestyle couples and families.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

There are several places to find jobs teaching English in Vietnam: colleges, language institutions, and international schools. Teach abroad jobs in Vietnam exist for licensed teachers, teachers with IB experience, and ESL instructors.

89,693,000 (2013)
Vietnamese dong ( ₫)
Folk religions/beliefs
Tropical and Temperate
331,210 km²
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job