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Kansai Christian School is seeking qualified applicants for the following:

Head of School / Principal

Kansai Christian School is seeking a school leader who is a committed Christian and a professional educator to begin the 2019-2020 school year in August 2019. KCS has been in existence for almost 50 years and currently serves 48 students of diverse ethnicity and culture in grades 1 through 12.  As a small school, the staff share a diverse range of responsibilities and the head of school must accept a variety of roles as required.  


  • ·         Teaching experience
  • ·         Active believer in Jesus Christ with membership in an established Christian church
  • ·         A desire for Christian service in Japan
  • ·         Prior leadership experience in an educational institution
  • ·         Willingness to serve at least two years, with the possibility of extending
  • ·         Principal credentials, willingness to earn them, or commensurate experience

Other desired qualities or experience:

KCS is currently in its first year of accreditation candidacy with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), anticipating approval for accreditation in the spring of 2021. As such, a candidate with experience with the accreditation process (particularly with WASC) and the skills to create and organize the various components required for accreditation would be highly valued.

Job Description:

The principal of KCS is expected to carry out leadership responsibilities as well as share a portion of the teaching load. This typically entails teaching two sections of academics at the middle or high school level. The particular classes taught are determined by the abilities of the principal and the needs of the school with regard to current teacher staffing. Responsibilities include the following.

  • ·         Leading the staff and students in pursuing the school’s mission
  • ·         Reporting to the Board of Operations
  • ·         Overseeing the admission of new students
  • ·         Overseeing the school’s academic program
  • ·         Student discipline and safety
  • ·         Staff recruitment, hiring and orienting
  • ·         Staff evaluation
  • ·         Staff professional development
  • ·         Maintaining accreditation
  • ·         Facilities Management

Kansai Christian School is a wonderful place to serve, with a caring and supportive staff. A small school presents unique challenges and diverse responsibilities, but it also provides significant opportunities to impact the lives of students and the Christian mission in Japan. If you believe you have the skills and experience the school desires, along with a heart for Christian service in Japan, you are invited to complete the application here: 


The school appreciates your interest and welcomes the opportunity to review your application and keep it on file for future openings. If you are interested, please contact:

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