School Principal

Tergar School

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:

Guiding principle

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.

Vision statement

The Tergar School fosters kind and resilient human beings who embody awareness, compassion, wisdom, and joy, and work for the welfare of all beings.

Mission statement 

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.

Job Overview

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. 

Essential Functions

  • 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

Essential Competencies

  • 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

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.


If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to:

Job Overview

Category Education
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Senior Level
Experience 5+ years
Education M. A. (Masters in Art), M. Ed. (Education)
Posted Date 08 Sep, 2022
Apply Before 07 Oct, 2022
City Kathmandu