Administrator, High School Assistant Principal

Yongsan International School of Seoul

School Info:

Name:Yongsan International School of Seoul



JOB DESCRIPTION – High School Assistant Principal


School Background:

Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS) is a not-for-profit international school that offers a strong, well-rounded academic and extracurricular program for kindergarten through grade 12 students.

Fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), YISS provides a quality educational program that prepares students to continue their studies at leading universities throughout the world. Students who graduate or earn credits from YISS have no difficulty having their degrees or units recognized anywhere in the world. YISS is a member of the Network of International Christian Schools, so it is our practice to hire faculty and staff who are practicing Christians.

The school experience of our students is enriched by the rich cultural diversity of our student body. This year, the school has over 1000 students representing more than 55 different countries. The atmosphere created by the various experiences and backgrounds of the student body provides them with unique opportunities to grow relationally and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and service both in their home countries and internationally.

YISS is located in the heart of the foreign community in Seoul. Constructed in 2006, our campus includes over 60 general and specialized classrooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, an elementary library, a secondary library, a 500-seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, two outdoor playground areas, an indoor swimming pool, a regulation-size artificial turf soccer field and above and below ground parking areas.


Job Summary/Objective:

Assist and support the High School Principal in supervising the total operation of the High School.


Reports to:

HS Principal


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the High School in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of YISS.
  • Provide leadership in the accomplishment of the spiritual mission of the High School in the lives of the faculty, staff, and students.
  • Set the academic and professional standard for the faculty, staff, and students.
  • Own and oversee High School master scheduling: complete the new school year’s master schedule on or before May 10 and troubleshoot scheduling conflicts by collaborating with the counseling staff.
  • Provide leadership in the discipline program for High School students.
  • Create new programs and processes to improve the functioning of the High School.
  • Perform faculty and staff evaluations as assigned by the High School Principal with a mindset of growth and accountability.
  • Establish and implement professional improvement plans for teachers as necessary.
  • Propose annual changes or updates to the High School handbooks as necessary by working with the current High School Leadership Team to propose/review policies.
  • Research and recommend suggested policies for the efficient operation of the High School.
  • Prepare and present any reports to the Headmaster as requested.
  • Be responsible for the efficient administration and effective functioning of the High School including working with department chairs as needed.
  • Manage personnel affairs at the High School level including securing staff, recommending continuance, teacher advancement, and dismissal or discipline of High School staff with the High School Principal.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Academic Officer to accomplish overall teaching and student learning goals and recommend necessary changes.
  • Coordinate High School chapel programs with the High School chaplain.
  • Coordinate special events related to the High School program.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction and support the teachers’ progress in Rubicon Atlas.
  • Check grade books for the High School; check quarterly grades.
  • Work with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction towards the continued growth of the High School Faculty in the direction of Standards Based Education and grading.
  • Assist the High School Principal with promoting and maintaining positive parent and community relations.
  • Work in coordination with other principals and assistant principals in the development of duty rosters, use of facilities, and other schedules.
  • Generate reports required for maintenance, repairs, and security.
  • Conduct checkout procedures for assigned staff at the end of year.
  • Serve in the High School Principal’s stead in the case of his/her absence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the High School Principal.
  • Abide by and support all policies of YISS, KFSF and NICS/OASIS.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience
  • Administrative/leadership experience
  • Advanced degree in educational leadership
  • State/provincial teaching credential
  • A comprehensive understanding of best teaching and learning practices
  • Strong people, social, and situational management skills
  • Strong work ethic with a can-do attitude and a growth mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to achieve and deliver results in a timely manner
  • Strong technology skills including work with Google Suites, PowerSchool, and Learning Management Systems such as Schoology
  • Experience in organizing virtual learning environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change course quickly in rapidly changing times


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Classroom teaching experience in an international high school setting
  • Administrative/leadership experience in an international high school setting
  • Administrative state/board certification

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