The Amazima School is a Christ-centered Secondary School that exists to equip Ugandan students with the tools of learning to enable them to live fully for the glory of God.
Reporting to the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher, the Director of Studies (DOS) is responsible to implement and promote the academic mission and policies of The Amazima School - Secondary.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Sets an example of servant leadership: works to reflect a Biblically-integrated life; speaks to edify and encourage, and demonstrates faithful obedience to God’s laws.
- Trains, orients, and supervises all teaching staff and assistants.
- Ensures all teachers stay updated with attendance, academics, and discipline on PowerSchool
- Communicates with the Head Teacher regarding academic, curricular, and personnel issues.
- Assists Head Teacher in conducting regular faculty meetings.
- Conducts regular classroom observations.
- Ensures all faculty receive ongoing in-service training (African, Christian, Classical, Cross-cultural, and Pedagogical).
- Makes extracurricular assignments for teaching staff and assistants (preps, detention, etc.).
- Works closely with the Department Heads to provide regular formal and informal evaluations for teaching staff and assistants. Information and feedback from the evaluations should then be shared with the Head Teacher.
- Assists teachers to create all curriculum needed for the school (final approval by the Head Teacher).
- Collaborates with the Head Teacher to monitor the implementation of the curriculum, researching and recommending improvements and changes, and documenting curriculum guides and any accreditation requirements.
- Assists Department Heads with textbooks and supply purchasing (final approval by Head Teacher).
- Coordinates the administration of annual achievement testing.
- Coordinates with Learning Specialists to ensure teachers are tailoring instructional interventions for any student with specific needs.
- Evaluates admission screening and school records to determine the appropriateness of enrolling students.
- Establishes and maintains high standards of student academic conduct.
- Coordinates scheduling of field trips
- Monitors student progress of each student. Interacts regularly with House Parents and Dean of Student Life regarding each student.
- Prepares academic schedule and individual students schedules. Coordinates student elective selection in the scheduling process.
- Must be a committed Christian who is in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of The Amazima School.
- Professional and personal references must demonstrate the observed manifestation of godly character and spiritual maturity.
- Must be committed to the mission of The Amazima School and willing to make a long-term commitment to the job.
- Must have a thorough understanding of support for the classical, Christian, and community approach to education adopted by The Amazima School.
- Must be in agreement with The Amazima School Policies and Procedures Handbook and have some familiarity with Amazima Ministries International.
- Must have read and understand/be in agreement with Kisses from Katie, When Helping Hurts, African Friends and Money Matters, and Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning,
- Prefer a minimum of a master’s degree from a college or university.
- Must have experience in administration and management of organizations/people.
- Prefer experience living or working in a third-world country.
- Classical, Christian teaching experience preferred.
- If married, the candidate’s marriage and parenting must demonstrate Christian character and maturity.