Administrator, School Director (2020)

Island Community School of Batam

School Background:

Oasis International Schools is in the process of obtaining licenses to open an American-system international school in Batam, Indonesia.  Nestled in the South China Sea and just minutes away from Singapore, Batam is a free trade zone with multiple ports and a growing industrial center and expatriate population. Island Community School of Batam will offer a top notch, American-style, character based education in English taught by native English-speaking teachers. While the exact timeline for obtaining the necessary licenses is unclear, the ICSB team is fervently working toward the goal of opening Island Community School of Batam.

Job Summary/Objective:

To provide leadership in establishing and developing the Island Community School of Batam Project, and once established move from Project Phase to an operational school.

General Responsibilities:

- To be accountable to the OASIS Board of Directors via the offices of the President and Vice Presidents for the operations of the assigned school, through the implementation of the OASIS School Policies and OASIS Policies and Administrative Guidelines.

- Administers the planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of the total operation of assigned school on behalf of OASIS.

- Delegates responsibility for all administrative units but is responsible to the VPSO and OASIS for the results produced

- Prepares the annual budget as necessary to assure maximum utilization of funds to accomplish the mission, and educational goals of the school

- Adheres to professional, ethical, and moral standards of conduct in the transaction of all school business.

- Recommends to OASIS the appointment of all OASIS members assigned to the school. 

- Based on the authority granted by OASIS appoints all personnel employed by assigned school (Assistant administrator appointments shall have the approval of the VPSO and President)

- Makes needed personnel adjustments, assignments and transfers, approves suspensions, sick leave, and personal leave as outlined in the school’s local administrative guidelines and OASIS Administrative Guidelines.  Dismisses personnel when necessary following local school guidelines, as well as OASIS 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 OASIS on the field and its leadership, and provides the Senior V.P., VPSO and President of OASIS with the necessary information to keep them informed of the progress and activities of the school.

- Ensures that school operations properly represent OASIS as determined by the Board and President of OASIS, 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 OASIS 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 OASIS; the OASIS School Policies and Administrative Guidelines, and the regulations of the Partnership Document as signed by the assigned school’s Local Ownership Board and OASIS, Inc.

- To hire a team of teachers who are evangelical, mission-minded Christians, in agreement with the OASIS and assigned school’s mission, statement of faith and philosophy.

- Attend the Annual Leadership Conference typically held in February. Make every effort to attend regional meetings of OASIS leadership.  Assure the OASIS monthly school and financial reports, as well as the Annual Field Report are sent to the OASIS Home Office according to the schedule prescribed by the OASIS 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 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 OASIS.

- Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the VPSO (post-project phase) and President of OASIS as the need requires.

Qualifications:

- A Master’s degree (earned in the Western educational system)

- Preferred minimum of 5 years experience in business, NGO project development, and/or educational project development.

- Familiar with the western educational system (USA or Canada).

- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the President of OASIS may find appropriate and acceptable.

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