Elementary School Principal - Beijing Campus

Beijing International Bilingual Academy - More Info

The Elementary School Principal serves as the educational and community leader for BIBA’s elementary division.  He/ she ensures that everyday school activity supports BIBA’s mission and philosophy, oversees curriculum development and implementation, and maintains a partnering relationship among students, parents and teachers. 

Performance Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day function of all Elementary School programs to fulfil the school’s mission and philosophy
  • Collaborates with Chinese and International APs to lead and oversee the on-going development of the BIBA’s bilingual/bicultural curriculum, which includes both Chinese Curriculum and Common Core
  • Supervise, oversee and analyse learning and assessment outcomes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Supervise elementary school teachers, assistants and coordinators
  • Appraise/evaluate teachers according to the school’s Professional Expectations Process
  • Liaise with the Middle and High School Principal with a view to ensuring cohesion and consistency in procedures, programs and curriculum from Early Childhood to Grade 12
  • Oversee student discipline and welfare
  • Working with the Head of School and Deputy Head of School (Academic Programs) with teacher and staff recruitment
  • Develop annual academic budget and oversee expenditures
  • Serve as the elementary school’s representative to the school community and the community at large
  • Participating in branding, marketing of the school and activities related to student admission
  • Serve as a standing member of the school’s Academic Management Team, and participating in school-wide leadership & decision-making
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Deputy Head of School


Posted: February 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
August 2019
3 years
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
USD 6000 - 9000

Job Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with yrs leadership experience
  • Housing
  • Summer Travel Allowance
  • Paid Holidays, Sick and Personal Leave
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Visa & Work Permit
  • Full Tuition for Dependent Children
  • End of Contract Bonus

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
  • Experience in leading a prominent educational division or institution
  • Advanced degree (MEd, PhD) in education
  • Extensive understanding of and experience with bilingual education
  • Demonstrated and track record of strong leadership in creation and motivation of a collaborative working environment with shared vision and objectives
  • Experience in successfully supervising and supporting teachers in the development of school programs and excellence in teaching
  • Experience in managing enrolment, staffing, scheduling and budget
  • Experience in recruiting high performing teachers and track record of strong leadership in professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to plan and act strategically, excellent executive abilities
  • Experience and enthusiasm in working in an international setting, awareness and appreciation of cultural differences, relevant consequences and benefits
  • Good understanding of and experience in integration of technology to improve student learning
  • Communication skills in Chinese will be an advantage

About China

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Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)