Head of Primary School

Posted 86 days ago ·

  • Work Location
    Kunshan( 昆山 ),
    Chinese Required
    Experience Required
    5 Years
  • Qualification
    Masters Degree
    Salary (Monthly CNY)
    Contract Type
    Full Time
  • Job Functions
    Education, Management, Teaching

We are seeking for a Head of Primary School for an international school based in Kunshan. This is a full-time position starting from the upcoming academic year in August 2024.


About the role

The Head of Primary School will be a key partner with the Head of School and the Senior Academic Leadership Team, also leading the school’s administrators. They'll manage the Primary Years Programme and need a deep understanding of school’s mission and commitment to diversity. This role requires a visionary leader passionate about 21st-century primary education and skilled in building strong relationships with students, staff, and parents.

This position involves close collaboration with administration, faculty, parents, and the Board of Trustees. We need a seasoned professional adept at engaging with diverse community stakeholders.

  • Lead the educational strategy of the Primary School, promoting a vibrant learning culture
  • Work with key leaders to enhance the learning environment for the 21st century
  • Engage in strategic planning as part of the Senior Academic Leadership Team
  • Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, positive education, and Service Learning
  • Foster strong relationships and communication with students, staff, and parents
  • Manage all facets of the Primary School experience including academics, arts, athletics, and service
  • Mentor and develop staff for professional growth
  • Team up with the School Support Team to ensure students' academic and emotional well-being
  • Oversee hiring in collaboration with the board, Head of School (if any), and Chief Financial Officer
  • Coordinate with admissions and communications to manage student recruitment and retention
  • Collaborate on school-wide educational and curricular innovations
  • Handle the Primary School's annual budget



  • Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration, Educational Psychology, or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in school management
  • Education administration experience
  • Related teaching credentials.
  • Preferred qualifications: IB teaching & management experience


Salary and benefits

  • Monthly salary of up to 50,000 RMB commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Monthly housing subsidy of 4,000 RMB
  • Airfare allowance of 10,000 RMB a year
  • Free education for dependent children
  • Medical health insurance
  • Summer, winter and Chinese public holidays
  • Residence and work permit sponsored