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Job Title: Chinese Co-Principal (YCIS-CQ-1819-COP001)
Posted Date: 06/07/2018 Expiration Date: -
Location: YCIS - Chongqing # of Openings: 1
Effective From: Immediate
Job Description: This successful candidate will partner with the Western Co-Principal as the designated Heads of School, having overall academic leadership responsibility of the school. He/she will also collaborate with the School Business Manager to oversee the school’s non-teaching operations to ensure the provision of high quality education for all students, in accordance with our Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices.

The brief description below articulates what a Co-Principal should know, understand and be able to do. The five areas describe domains and capabilities that encapsulate the essence of school leadership.

1. Technical Leadership: Demonstrate capacity to effectively optimise the school’s financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes that contribute to the implementation of the school’s vision and goals.

2. Human Leadership: Demonstrates ability to foster a safe, purposeful, accountable, caring, harmonious, respectful and inclusive learning environment, and the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. Uses data to measure organisational health and develop action plan as appropriate. Effectively manages all aspects of teaching staff employment conditions, including performance management. Makes and communicates informed decisions. Manages crises and challenging situations effectively.

3. Educational Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to lead, manage and monitor the school improvement and planning processes through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning across the school. Uses data to inform teaching practice and enhance student learning and achievement.

4. Symbolic Leadership: Demonstrates capacity to model important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school. To have in place effective personnel practices that contributes to retention, an ethos of innovation, collaboration and a strong work ethic. To model collaborative leadership which exemplifies the fusion of western and eastern cultural leadership concepts and practices.

5. Cultural Leadership: A well-developed sense of school effectiveness, commitment to international mindedness and a demonstrated capacity to lead the school in promoting a vision of the future in harmony with the values and cultural norms of the host country and school community. The YCIS Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices should be underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realize the potential of all students.
Job Requirements: - Holder of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in School Administration;
- With a license to practice as a Principal or with significant experience and seniority in international education to take up the role;
- With over 10 years of teaching experiences and at least 5 years as a school administrator;
- Supports YCIS Vision, Mission, Principles and Practices;
- Exhibits strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as intercultural understanding and other global competencies.

Interested candidates should submit applications (cover letter and resume) with expected salary to or apply online at
School Introduction
Yew Chung International School (*YCIS*)
Contact E-Mail:
Website URL:
Phone: +852 39211074
Fax: +852 23370206
Address: 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Description: The Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) is a reputable network of international schools in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao, and Silicon Valley (US), providing high quality bilingual (Chinese and English) and co-cultural (Eastern and Western) education from Early Childhood to Secondary. The first Yew Chung School was founded in 1932 in Hong Kong by Madam Tsang Chor Hang, who had a humble yet mighty vision, as reflected in the Founder’s Vision Statement below:

Tsang Chor Hang “Hao Zheng Po Po”
- Embraced the teachings of the Bible, and directed children on the right path;
- Laid the loving foundations for children to embark on their road to eternal life;
- Guided children to learn about the past, know about the present, and prepare for the future.

Our schools, therefore, continue to abide by our Christian values and ethos, and while we warmly welcome those who do not share our faith, we do expect all staff, students and parents to respect our Christian beliefs and practices.

All YCIS schools also share the same Mission, Principles and Practices Statement, which is not meant to be a passive Guiding Statement, but rather action-oriented with measurable impact, permeating everything we do, say and believe. It is deliberately aspirational and forward-looking, and it is critically important that our School leaders understand and embrace this.

- To raise globally competent and compassionate leaders with a servant’s heart, who aspire to, and act for, a better world.

Principles & Practices
- We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.
- We believe that each child is unique, with innate talents and gifts that should be nurtured to the fullest potential.
- We believe that quality student-teacher relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement, leading to highly effective learning and teaching.
- We believe that ‘Learning Communities’ best enable students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st Century.
- We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.

Finally, each YCIS school is independently registered and operated, but jointly governed by an Executive Board (EB), headquartered in Hong Kong. At the site-based level, the School Leadership Team (SLT) is typically composed of a Western Co-Principal, a Chinese Co-Principal, and a School Business Manager, all sharing equal status and collective responsibility for leading and managing the whole school. The SLT, both individually and collectively, are ultimately accountable to the Chairperson of the EB, i.e. the Chief Executive Officer and School Supervisor, Dr. Betty Chan, daughter of Madam Tsang.
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