Administrator, Secondary Principal

Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur

School Background:

Oasis International Schools has established a new school in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia, called Oasis International School Kuala Lumpur (OISKL). Although Oasis considered starting a school in KL in the mid-1990's, a recent opportunity revived our effort. KL is the epicenter of the international community in Malaysia, which makes it the perfect location for an Oasis school. KL is filled with expatriates, and there is a growing demand for quality international education to accommodate foreign direct investment.


Job Summary/Objective:

The Secondary Principal will provide leadership and drive the overall development and success of the Middle School and High School programs. The Secondary Principal will support and implement the mission and vision of Oasis International School-Kuala Lumpur and Oasis International Schools, Inc. The Secondary Principal will make student-centered decisions based on the OIS’ Mission, Vision, and SLOs.


Reports to:

Head of School


Position Type:

Salaried, 12-month, 230 days


General Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for managing the secondary school.
  • Assists in hiring the secondary staff by conducting interviews and reviewing candidates, as well as reporting staffing needs to the Head of School.
  • Performs 2 evaluations of all staff that are direct reports, mid-year and summative.
  • Attends weekly Field Leadership Team (FLT) meetings to discuss, plan and implement overall school-wide programs and activities.
  • As a member of the Crisis Response Team (CRT), assists with student safety procedures (planning for and conducting fire drills, earthquake drills, evacuation drills, etc.).
  • As a member of the FLT assists with school/parent communication utilizing OIS communication protocols.
  • Recommends upkeep and development of facilities and equipment.
  • Attends weekly meetings to discuss, plan and implement school-wide academic programs, lead by the Director of Learning and Innovation.
  • Reports to the Director of Learning and Innovations any recommended changes and planning for in-service in all aspects of the school program (staff orientation, school/parent communication, instructional services, student discipline, student assessment, professional development, etc.).
  • Works closely with the Admissions Director to make admissions decisions for students that fall outside the set parameters of the admissions process.
  • Assists in the orientation of new instructional staff members.
  • Administers student discipline as referred by classroom teachers and in line with the OIS Secondary Behavior Matrix.
  • Recommends personnel requirements and needs for the instructional program.
  • Recommends policy changes in the instructional program to the Director of Learning and Innovation
  • Recommends policy changes in the Parent/Student Handbook and Staff Handbook.
  • Recruits and oversees teacher coverage personnel for absent teachers.
  • Plans agendas and conducts secondary school staff meetings.
  • Oversees and provides direction for parent/teacher and student-led conferences.
  • Assumes responsibility as assigned for specific committee work.
  • Assists FLT in planning for and leading in special events (Open House, Spiritual Emphasis Week, Graduation, Awards Programs, etc.).
  • Assumes responsibility as assigned for special programs (Oasis Way Week, International Celebration, Fine Arts Performances, Innovation Fair, Christmas Program, etc.).
  • Promotes extra-curricular activities for students (sports, clubs, field trips, special guests, etc.).
  • Assumes responsibility for the supervision of applicable teacher aides and volunteers.
  • Provides oversight and direction to the secondary pastoral care program, working closely with the Secondary Pastoral Care Coordinator.
  • Facilitate end-of-the-year checkout of Secondary Teachers.
  • Be accountable to the Head of School for general operations of the secondary school.
  • Be responsible to carry out those items at the secondary school level that are distinctive of Oasis schools as presented in the ?Oasis Administrator’s Manual: Guidelines & Policies?, the ?Oasis Missions Manual? and the ?OIS Staff Handbook?.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.



  • A Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
  • Experience in School Administration and Supervision preferred.
  • Meet the certification standards set by the CIS, ACSI, or a USA Regional Accreditation agency.
  • Preferred minimum 2 years’ experience teaching and 2 years in administration.
  • Ability to contribute to the OIS Strategic Plan. Ability to clearly communicate and represent OIS well to the community.
  • Cross-cultural understand and the ability to manage a diverse staff.
  • Able to demonstrate a level of digital literacy necessary to support their staff.
  • Behavior and beliefs that align with Oasis International Schools Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs.


Basic Administrator Expectations

These are non-negotiable tasks required of administrators for the school and classroom to operate effectively. All administrators at OIS are expected to:

  • Support and act within the school’s mission and values;
  • Carry out the annual administrative agenda items at the School Head’s direction;
  • Uphold the school’s professional standard of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy and discretion;
  • Represent the school effectively to its constituents;
  • Develop and evaluate personnel; report issues to the School Head in a timely way;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor on and off campus;
  • Maintain professional credentials, as appropriate;
  • Honor the confidentiality of school, student, family, and employee information;
  • Comply with all policies and procedures;
  • Engage in self-reflection and annual development of a growth and renewal plan based on the Characteristics of Professional Excellence; and
  • Develop a healthy faculty culture based on increasing the capacity of each person.



  • Annually by Head of School
  • Annually by Staff

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