Pre-K thru Elementary, Middle/Junior High thru High School, Other
The President and Principal is the lead educator and the head of administration of two campuses: Stamford & West Hartford. The President & Principal leads a part-time staff of assistant principals, teachers, and volunteer staff to fulfill the GSC mission of providing high-quality German language and cultural education for Pre-K - 12 students as well as adult students. The President & Principal reports to the GSC Board of Directors and provides annual school budgets, monthly school status reports, annual school reports, and ad hoc reports as directed by the Board.
Fluency in German and English.
Excellent written communications, oral communications, and interpersonal skills in both German and English.
Demonstrated understanding of education standards, curriculum development, general and differentiated language instruction, faculty assessment and evaluation, responsive classroom practices, faculty supervision, and support.
A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in the field of foreign language instruction and curriculum development.
A minimum of 2 years of experience supervising administrative staff in areas such as recruitment, enrollment, marketing, document management, budget, and payroll management.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and management of a budget of $250K-$500K is preferred.
Demonstrated experience with the identification of synergies and management of expectations across a diverse set of stakeholders (e.g. children, parents, teachers, administration, volunteers, sponsors, Board of Directors, and governmental agencies).
Demonstrated knowledge of standard German performance tests and experience improving student participation and performance in tests of German (AATG’s, IVA 1/ 2, DSD A1/2, DSD B1, DSD C1, other).
Master’s degree (e.g., M.A., M.Ed.) in German, Education, or other appropriate areas. A doctorate is preferred. (e.g., Ed.D., Ph.D.)
Candidates must agree to and pass a formal background check. Candidates must be legally allowed to work in the United States.
The German School of Connecticut will NOT be able to sponsor candidates for work authorization in the United States.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with a part-time President & Principal position.
About German School of Connecticut
The German School of Connecticut aims to empower language learners from diverse backgrounds and of all ages to experience the full richness of the German language and culture so that they may better appreciate the enduring impact of German in today’s world. The school is an exciting place where those inspired by all things German can celebrate German language and culture, whether for academic achievement, professional advancement, personal enrichment, exploration of family heritage, or simply to open broad new horizons of social and cultural opportunities.The German School of Connecticut is comprised of dedicated teachers, students, and parents who meet every Saturday morning during the school year to teach and learn German and support a variety of school activities. The school has two campuses, Stamford and West Hartford.Founded in 1978, the school is a Non-Profit organization. All tuition proceeds and funds are used to teach and maintain the German language and culture, and to create the most positive environment in which to do so.In 1982, with the help of the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad), the school introduced the Sprachdip...lom to the US. The very first two exams in America were given at our school - and all students passed! Subsequently, a small number of additional German Sprachschulen were allowed to administer these exams as well. Today, many more schools have joined them.Students (PreK - 12) come from German-speaking and non-German-speaking homes from many different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. A number of them learn German as their third or even fourth language. Adults come from all walks of life.
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