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Job Opening: Associate Head of School for Information Services - Washington International School

Hello all, 

I will be leaving my post at the Washington International School at the end of this school year, so we are now in the throes of finding a replacement starting August 1, 2012.   This job is essentially a Director of Information Services position with Associate Head of School status as well.  I have had four fantastic years here at WIS, and would be happy to chat offline via phone or Skype if you have questions about the school or the role. 

All the best,
Chad Fairey

skype: chad.fairey



Associate Head of School for Information Services

Opening for 2012-2013 academic year, with a start date of August 1, 2012.

Overview: The Associate Head for Information Services is a senior administrative position within the school, charged with designing, implementing, overseeing and assessing the practical and strategic elements of the school’s Information Services program. Overseeing a broad umbrella of school-wide leadership, the position maintains supervision of information technology infrastructure, technical support, instructional technology, media, library and data programs. As a member of the Head’s Council, the position works closely with senior leadership team to manage school operations, make key school-wide decisions, engage in planning and chart courses for strategic development.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following attributes or accomplishments:

  • a strong background in education
  • a master’s degree and
  • evidence of ongoing professional development
  • demonstrated success in a senior technology leadership role
  • strong reputation of systems thinking and strategic planning
  • exemplary record of building collaborative teams and working effectively with other members of administrative team
  • excellent command of English, and facility with one or more additional languages
  • Interpersonal skills that have nurtured a strong sense of community among staff, students, and parents
  • demonstrated success in leading school-wide technology programs, especially in serving as the bridge between technical infrastructure/support and educational program
  • solid background in IT networking, components, applications
  • confidence and ability to conceptually manage and interact with a variety of complex systems
  • demonstrated ability to implement technological change in a strategic, secure and sustainable manner
  • excellent record of building cultures of ongoing training, support, mentoring and professional development
  • strong background in teaching methodology, curriculum mapping, instructional planning and assessment
  • demonstrated connection to innovative trends in instructional technology, teaching, learning and 21st century schools

The school will provide a salary and benefits package that is commensurate with the role and competitive with norms among independent schools in the greater Washington DC area. Candidates should send via email a letter of interest, résumé, writing sample(s) about education, and the names and contact details of 3 professional referees to:

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