Administrator, School Director
Brasilia International School (BIS) is located in Brazil's capital city. Brasilia is a purpose-built city, designed in the late 1950s as the federal district of the country. Like Washington, DC, it is not a municipality or state. The original city is designed in the shape of an airplane where the seat of government is in the "cockpit"; the hotels, TV tower, and major road arteries are in the middle body; and the residential areas and businesses are in the wings. BIS is located near the top of the southern tip of the south wing, which is also the area where our ex-pat staff lives. Brasilia has 2.8 million people with many living in 'satellite cities' surrounding the original "airplane" city. Brasilia is home to 133 embassies, which contributes to the great diversity of the city and school. Brasilia has amazing weather, a spacious city park, and accessibility to beautiful waterfalls, a great assortment of restaurants and sidewalk cafes, and delicious local foods including tapioca and acai. There is much to see and enjoy. BIS is unique in Brasilia as the only international school that is not required to have Brazilian accreditation. This allows us the flexibility to pursue academic and spiritual excellence without having to compromise to government or ministry regulations. BIS has an ELC3 through the 12th-grade program with the majority of students in the elementary school. BIS is fortunate to have the freedom to share and integrate our Biblical worldview throughout the entire curriculum and into the community. Our campus is situated on two lots in the "school zone" of the south wing. The leased campus and buildings were built to be a school and there is an area to grow on these lots in the future.
To provide leadership in developing and maintaining a distinctive Christian educational philosophy and the best possible educational and ministry program/services.
Vice President of School Operations (VPSO)
- To be accountable to the NICS Board of Directors via the offices of the President and Vice Presidents for the operations of the assigned school, through the implementation of the NICS School Policies and NICS Policies and Administrative Guidelines.
- Administers the planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of the total operation of assigned school on behalf of NICS.
- Delegates responsibility for all administrative units but is responsible to the VPSO and NICS for the results produced.
- Prepares the annual budget as necessary to assure maximum utilization of funds to accomplish the mission, and educational and ministry goals of the school.
- Adheres to professional, ethical, and moral standards of conduct in the transaction of all school business.
- Recommends to NICS the appointment of all NICS missionaries assigned to the school.
- Based on the authority granted by NICS, appoints all personnel employed by the assigned school (Principal and Assistant Principal appointments shall have the approval of the VPSO).
- Makes needed personnel adjustments, assignments, and transfers, approves suspensions, sick leave, and personal leave as outlined in the school’s local administrative guidelines and NICS Administrative Guidelines. Dismisses personnel when necessary following local school guidelines, as well as NICS policies and procedures.
- Provides the VPSO and the school community with the necessary information to keep them informed of the progress and activities of the educational program.
- Serves as the representative of NICS and its leadership on the field and provides the VPSO, the Senior VP/CFO, and President of NICS with the necessary information to keep them informed of the progress and activities of the ministry of the assigned school.
- Ensures that school operations properly represent the ministry of NICS as determined by the Board and President of NICS, and to work in harmony, cooperation, and compliance with that leadership and in cooperation with the Home Office.
- Appropriately promotes and positively identifies the local school with the NICS organization in such a way that builds a positive image of the mother organization on the field and among the school community.
- Administers the school program in conformity to the mission, purpose, and values of the assigned school and NICS and the NICS School Policies and Administrative Guidelines.
- To hire a team of teachers who are evangelical, mission-minded Christians, in agreement with the NICS and assigned school’s mission, statement of faith, and philosophy.
- To ensure the development and implementation of a school-wide plan for evangelism, discipleship, and Biblical integration.
- Attend the Annual Leadership Conference (ALC) typically held in February. Make every effort to attend regional meetings of NICS leadership. Assure the NICS monthly ministry and financial reports, as well as the Annual Field Report, are sent to the NICS Home Office according to the schedule prescribed by the NICS Home Office. Assure policy monitoring reports are filed on time and according to proper instructions for such reports.
- It is primarily the director’s responsibility to safeguard the long-term relationship between the local school and NICS/Oasis, ensuring that all host-country registrations, contracts, permissions, paperwork, & etcetera are kept current, and solidify to the greatest extent possible the permanent relationship between the local school and its mother organization NICS/Oasis.
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the VPSO and President of NICS as the need requires.
- A Master’s degree with a major in an education-related field
- Meets certification requirements of the recognized accrediting agency responsible for issuance of the school’s accreditation
- Prior experience as a principal or the academic head of a school program
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the President of NICS may find appropriate and acceptable