Kopila Valley School

School Principal

Kopila Valley School

School Principal

KOPILA VALLEY SCHOOL (KVS)

"A world where every child is educated, safe and loved"

KVS is a non-profitable school running under the Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, an NGO registered in Surkhet, Nepal, and funded by BlinkNow Foundation USA to provide world-class education to the neediest children who deserve the best education.  Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. The K-12 school is co-located with other programs including a residential children’s home, women’s empowerment center, sustainability, health and wellness, and family development program. We provide our students a free education, educational materials, health treatment and medicine, counseling, and a place to live. With our innovative future program, we strive to provide our children with career guidance, and scholarships for further studies. 

The BlinkNow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) based in New Jersey which, through its country office in Nepal, oversees these programs in rural Nepal. Every day we strive to create a sustainable organization working to educate all of Kopila’s children until they are ready to enter the world as happy, skilled, confident, self-sufficient adults. We believe we can serve as a model for quality education in Nepal. We will strive to provide our children with scholarships (should they choose to pursue higher education), and the skills required to enter the world as global citizens, and ambassadors for change.

KOPILA VALLEY SCHOOL (KVS)

"A world where every child is educated, safe and loved"

KVS is a non-profitable school running under the Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj, an NGO registered in Surkhet, Nepal, and funded by BlinkNow Foundation USA to provide world-class education to the neediest children who deserve the best education.  Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. The K-12 …

School Principal

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Teaching / Education > School/ college administration, Other
Job Level : Top Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Apr. 09, 2023 23:55 (1 year, 2 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Graduate (Masters)
Experience Required : Less than 7 years
Professional Skill Required : Team Management Strategic Planning School Administration Policy Formulation Good In Using It Tools

Job Description

The School Principal is a senior leadership role at Kopila Valley School. This role is responsible for ensuring the strategic plan for the school is implemented timely, effectively, and efficiently. As the senior management person of the school, this role has a key responsibility of strategic, operational, and academic leadership of the school, and development, mentorship, and support to other team members. In close coordination with the funding partner BlinkNow Foundation, the School Principal will engage with the external community for promoting the school and for inspiring others. This role is expected to be humble, patient, and passionate about working with team members and children. The role will focus on building, promoting professionalism, and improving the impact of the school.

Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in a relevant subject

Experience: At least 7years of professional experience in the related field

Language: Fluent in English and Nepali

Other Qualifications: Team player, good presentation skill, initiator, ability to use computer tools, and passionate about working with children and vulnerable populations.  

Core Responsibilities 

  • Strategic Focus: Understanding and upholding the organization’s strategic plan for the school, and championing mentorship of the entire school team so that everyone assumes their parts in realizing the school vision.
  • Academic Excellence: Ensuring academic excellence of the school with improved quality standards, and academic achievements.
  • Operational Leadership: Oversee the school's overall operations, ensuring effective and efficient day-to-day administration and community connections.

Detailed Areas of Responsibilities

The Principal will be mainly responsible for overseeing the following areas of responsibility:

Strategic Focus: Understanding and upholding the organization’s strategic plan for the school, and championing mentorship of the entire school team so that everyone assumes their parts in realizing the school vision.

  • Ensure the organization’s strategic plan is a priority for each member of the school, and orient the team members with the strategic plan relevant to the school.
  • Build an annual plan putting the plan of action corresponding to each goal and key results designed into a result-based framework.
  • Ensure each goal is implemented and executed by the respective team members timely measured through quarterly goals and objectives.
  • Supervise the leadership team and empower them to ensure their success.
  • Support the leadership team in problem-solving and decision-making. 

Academic Excellence: Ensuring academic excellence of the school with improved quality standards, and academic achievements.

  • Achieve improvements in the students' learning outcomes measured through the standard tests placing continuous efforts in bringing the school to a global standard.
  • Ensure academic rigor is reflected in annual plans, and teachers’ individual goals and key results.
  • Ensure that the personal and team goals are set and teachers and students put learning at the center of their daily activities to achieve their overall development
  • Support the school leaders with resources, building a learning community, providing feedback, and learning opportunities for their professional growth.
  • Research and implement the best school management practices, and strive for continuous improvement for building the school to a global standard.

Operational Leadership: Oversee the school's overall operations, ensuring effective and efficient day-to-day administration and community connections.

  • Oversee the school’s financial management leading the preparation of the school's annual budget and administering the approved budget effectively and timely.
  • Oversee logistics and procurement for the school ensuring timely availability of all goods and services, and equitable and proper management of resources. 
  • Ensure the safety of all the students and employees at KVS is clearly addressed in the policies, plans, and protocols and address promptly the emergency safety situations.
  • Ensure optimum and creative use of school properties including equipment, vehicles, and infrastructure creating plans and schedules for using classrooms, library, learning labs, and play areas.
  • Strive to attract the best talent, and build a strong team and systems to strengthen the schoolwide values and commitment to high standards.
  • Build collaborations with other schools and organizations to provide a positive educational environment in which all our students can be successful. 

Additional expectations 

The School Principal is also expected to: 

  • Build positive working relationships and environment in the organization by bringing solutions to the discussion table. 
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all interactions and execution of duties. 
  • Report to the manager every week, and as needed in case of urgent issues. 
  • Promote team alignment on the org-wide decisions.  
  • Ensure and enforce confidentiality in collected information/data as per school codes.
  • Work closely with the funding partner BlinkNow Foundation to ensure the strategic and vision alignment to ensure implementation of the strategic plan related to the school. 
  • Embrace and support the values of gender equity, social inclusion, and sustainability.

The above list of responsibilities is not comprehensive, and the Principal may be required to take on additional responsibilities, as determined by his/her Manager.


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