Under the direction of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tergar Schools project is the first of its kind, weaving together traditional Tibetan Buddhist principles and practices with contemporary approaches to learning. The project is supported by an international advisory board with a wealth of experience. The Tergar Osel Ling School, located in Sitapaila, Kathmandu is a non-profit boarding school, home to 52 students between the ages of 5 - 13, as well as 7 teachers, and 3 administrators. We are a trilingual school inclusive of English, Tibetan, and Nepali.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
The view that all beings are imbued with kindness and resilience guides everything we do. Our path of learning is a process of recognizing these inherent qualities, unlocking their potential, and embodying them for the welfare of all.
The Tergar School fosters kind and resilient human beings who embody awareness, compassion, wisdom, and joy, and work for the welfare of all beings.
The Tergar School weaves together Buddhist wisdom and methods with contemporary fields of study and science using innovative teaching approaches to foster curious and creative learners who thrive in and contribute to a complex, interconnected, and changing world.
The Principal for Tergar School Osel Ling will serve as the instructional and operational leader of the school. The principal will provide a clear vision for learning for all students; lead teachers and other staff in implementing our unique school curriculum; and cultivate strong relationships with both the on-the-ground staff and international advisors. The Principal is expected to engage with both teachers and students, imbuing them with passion and curiosity for teaching and learning. The Principal will work with the international advisors and local administrative staff for selecting and assigning staff, coordinating on-going trainings, and increasing the capacity of the staff. The Principal will also be responsible for continually imagining how the school can improve in our mission.
Steward and operationalize a clear vision for learning for all students and oversee the implementation of our unique curriculum
Ensure that all school stakeholders (on-the-ground staff and international advisors) are aware of school developments
Ensure a safe, secure and orderly environment for all
Promote high-quality instructional practices
Be visible and a consistent presence throughout the school
Provide teachers with timely and constructive feedback on classroom instruction
Clearly communicate learning and developmental goals that reflect our unique curriculum and approach for a diverse spectrum of learners
Develop a culture of collegial and professional relationships among staff and students that promote our core values of awareness, love and compassion, wisdom and joy
Manage conflict constructively at all levels
Develop systems and a school culture that promotes peer feedback, support, and collaboration
Coordinate the selection and assignment of staff
Support the ongoing training opportunities
Develop positive and collaborative relationships with local community and childrens’ families
Oversee the creation of the school budget
Ability to motivate staff, students and families around the vision of the school
Clear and effective communication skills for diverse audiences including students, staff and families
Well-organized, ability to balance competing priorities and multi-task
Passion for developing staff’s instructional and leadership capacities
Leadership style that encourages teamwork and collaboration to support overall community health
Willingness to foster creativity and innovation
Persistence in the face of obstacles, productive problem-solving to counter setbacks, initiative to seize opportunities to make change
Belief in student empowerment and willingness to allow students to play an active role and have a voice in supporting the school’s vision and climate
Commitment to the service of students and families
Ability to reflect on how to improve, self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses, willingness to take responsibility for actions and mistakes
Empathy for the perspectives of students, staff and stakeholders
Clear understanding of policies and law affecting special populations, LEP students and students receiving special education services
Ability to model an exemplary work ethic
Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution
Five years of full-time, paid, professional educational experience, two of which have been as a Principal or Assistant Principal, educational administrator or other leadership position at the elementary or middle school level
Language: Fluency in Tibetan, English and Nepali. Proficiency in local Himalayan dialects is preferred
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The minimum salary for the position is NRs80,000.
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