Jul 02, 2018

Director of Leadership

  • St Stithians College
  • Lyme Park, Sandton, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.


Within the Girls’ College we strive to produce confident young women who are able to lead a life of conviction and purpose.

The College’s Methodist focus offers our young women important guiding principles enabling of this life of purpose which is central to the Saints Honour Code, namely “Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”. The Girls’ College provides a safe, nurturing and inclusive community where young women are encouraged to explore, experiment and investigate.

Director of Leadership
The College invites applications for the above-mentioned position which will be available from 1 January 2019.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required skills and competencies to take on this senior management position. Leadership is an important pillar in the Girls’ College and is based on strong democratic principles. This role will involve the critical analysis of student leadership at the Girls’ College, with a particular focus on developing policies, practices, and curriculum opportunities underpinned by diverse, inclusive and transformative paradigms.

The requirements for this position are:

A suitable academic qualification in a relevant field
Experience in leading change, transformation and diversity initiatives
Previous management experience would be a distinct advantage, particularly within girls’ education
The ability to foster and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders
A high level of organisational, administrative and communication skills
The ability to be an integral and visionary member of our diverse and expanding scholarship support team
An interest in growing and leading exciting developments within the girls’ boarding programme
A willingness to embrace rapid changes in education and an interest and ability to integrate IT into planning, administration and organisation
A sound and progressive understanding of the South African curriculum and international trends in leadership and girls’ education
An ability to travel and conduct research around global leadership practices within a girls’ school context
A willingness to work within the values, Christian ethos and mission of the College as well as to participate in the broader life of the school, including a small teaching load and extra mural activities
Proof of registration with SACE
Any staff member working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate.

Should you be interested in applying for the above-mentioned position, please forward a letter of motivation, together with your curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of two referees by no later than 18 July to The Head; St Stithians Girls’ College on the email address below.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only shortlisted candidate swill be contacted.

About us:

St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school.

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