Vacancies for Head Teacher and School Administrator in Lagos

Ikoyi Nursery School requires the services of a qualified and experienced candidate for the position of:

Job Title: Head Teacher
General Purpose
The Head Teacher will be responsible for creating academic policies, managing all teaching staff, developing the curriculum, and overseeing the school's daily operations.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

    Monitor and support instructional activities, participate in and provide staff development, have deep knowledge of British curriculum and standards, evaluate and guide the instructional practices of teachers
    Procure and organize all instructional equipment and supplies
    Provide leadership and management of faculty and staff - recruit, hire, train and evaluate all staff members, motivate, and provide a positive work environment
    Handle all academic parent inquiries with professionalism and confidence
    Report to the School Committee on a monthly basis without encouraging the need for micromanagement
    Work closely with the Administrator to ensure that the school runs efficiently
    Promote the positive image of the preschool
    Collaborate with teachers to plan instructional activities and lessons, which promote developmentally appropriate student learning
    Oversee and formally evaluate the curriculum and the instruction of the teaching staff
    Communicate the vision of the school to all stakeholders, be an active listener, maintain cooperative professional relationships, provide opportunities for two way commumcanon between school and parent community

Education and Experience

    A Bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a specific understanding of the British curriculum
    Early Years Foundation Stage (required)
    A Master's degree in early childhood education or education administration (preferred)
    Mimmum of 5 years of experience working for a nursery school teaching the British curriculum
    Experience in education management IS strongly referred

Key Competencies

    Ability to mentor and lead teaching staff     .
    High degree of confidence to manage teaching staff and parent community
    Ability to work well with parents and manage parent relationships
    Critical thinking skills
    Innovative approach to education
    Ability to ensure that the British curriculum is properly adhered to within the classroom
    Ability to work independently and make critical leadership/management decisions necessary for the school to function and grow

Job Title: Administrator
General Purpose
The Administrator will be responsible for managing the non-academic activities at the school and the coordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate effectiveness and efficiency.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

    Manage clerical, administrative and secretarial responsibilities and tasks for the school's office
    Evaluate and manage janitorial staff performance
    Desiqn and implement filing systems and ensure filing systems are maintained and current
    Establish procedures for financial and other record keeping and ensure that fmancial mforrnation is properly tracked and documented
    Manage payroll and ensure that staff salaries are paid on time every month liaise with financial institution partners
    Preparation of bank reconciliations
    Implement procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency
    Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory
    Review and approve office supply acquisitions
    Handle all non-academic parent inquiries
    Maintain a safe and secure school environment
    Report to the School Committee on a monthly basis
    Work closely with the Head Teacher to ensure that the school runs efficiently
    Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data
    Ensure the implementation of office policies and procedures
    Oversee adherence to office policies and procedures
    Payment of suppliers on time
    Ensure compliance with PAYE, Withholding Tax, Pension payments, NSITF
    Enter data onto Quick Books

Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited tertiary educational institution
    Proven track record of administrative and supervisory experience
    Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures
    Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures
    Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures
    Knowledge of business and management principles
    Intermediate-level computer skills and knowledge of office software packages

Key Competencies

    Strong communication skills
    Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
    Strong sense of initiative
    High degree of integrity
    Teamwork and collaboration
    Sound judgment and problem solving
    Ability to make decisions with confidence
    Planning and organizational skills
    Work and time management skills

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are required to forward their CVs to: not later than one (1) week from the date of this publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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