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 80 students between the ages of 5 - 13, as well as 7 teachers, 9 caregivers, 4 kitchen crews, 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.
Vision statementTergar Schools creates K–12 schools that foster kind and resilient human beings who embody awareness, compassion, wisdom, and joy.
Based in the vision of Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Schools creates K–12 schools that weave together Buddhist view, meditation, and application with traditional disciplinary subjects. We employ innovative teaching approaches that foster curious and creative learners who thrive in and contribute to a complex, interconnected, and changing world.
The Principal for Tergar School Kathmandu serves as the school’s instructional and operational leader. 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 the 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 training, and increasing the capacity of the staff. The Principal will also be responsible for continually imagining how the school can improve in following the mission and vision of the larger, international organization.
– 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
– Help implement curricular materials based on cutting-edge pedagogical approaches
– 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
– Well-rounded understanding of progressive pedagogical approaches and cutting-edge education research
– Leadership style that encourages teamwork and collaboration to support overall community health
– 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
– 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
– 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 English. Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Tibetan, Nepali, and local Himalayan dialects.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The range of salary for the position is NRs120,000 - 150,000.
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