Administrator, School Director

Oasis International School - Ankara


JOB DESCRIPTION – School Director


School Background:

Oasis International School (OIS) is located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Ankara's four main pillars are the government, the military, foreign embassies, and education. Ankara is home to about 4 million people, and it is located in central Turkey on a mountainous plateau with a cool, dry climate. OIS has met a distinct need in the community by providing a quality, English-speaking American-based education at a reasonable price. The OIS student body has grown rapidly and represents multiple nationalities from several continents. The school offers ESL classes as well as educational therapy. OIS is fully approved by the Turkish Ministry of Education and is jointly accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as by the Association of Christian Schools International.


Job Summary/Objective:

To provide leadership in developing and maintaining a distinctive educational philosophy, and the best possible educational program and services.

Reports to:

OASIS Vice President of School Operations (VPSO)

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 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 the 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 and ministry 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 appointed staff members assigned to the school. 

- Based on the authority granted by OASIS, appoints all personnel employed by the school (academic administrator 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 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 the ministry of 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 school and OASIS; the OASIS School Policies and Administrative Guidelines.

- To hire a team of teachers who are like-minded, in agreement with OASIS and the school’s mission statement 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 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 and President of OASIS as the need requires.


- A Master’s degree with a major in educational administration

- Meets certification requirements of recognized accrediting agency responsible for issuance of 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 OASIS may find appropriate and acceptable

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