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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Business and Personnel Manager Opening at Grace

Business and Personnel Manager

Grace International School serves the ex-patriot community in a civilized and leafy part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is an exciting opportunity for a manager to join the leadership team of the school at a key point for its future. We are seeking someone with skills in human relations and financial management. However, we also want a person who enjoys and cares about children, and who would relish the challenge of working in a stimulating city in the developing world. Educational experience is not essential for this position.

We offer a package which enables a comfortable life-style in Bangladesh including pleasant accommodation, health insurance, free annual air-fares home and a supportive community.

Applicants should be committed to the Christian faith basis of the school.

For further details, please e-mail the school principal: principal@graceinternationalschool.org

SETTING: Located on three sites in a northern suburb of Dhaka, close to many embassies, etc.

ENROLLMENT: 180 students from Kindergarten through to UK Yr 11 (for IGCSEs)
Approximately 40% of our students are children of Christian mission workers. The remaining 60% are from many and diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

SCHOOL CALENDAR – 1st sem: August to December 2nd sem: January to June

CURRICULUM: UK National Curriculum (adapted) ; knowing this curriculum is not needed plus all nationalities may apply. Open to USA citizens, also !

FACULTY & STAFF: 19 expatriate and about 65 Bengali staff supports the school in various capacities.

FACILITIES:
The school leases its three sites – Preschool, Primary (Elementary) and Secondary (Middle/High) – which are adapted large houses. They have classrooms which accommodate class sizes of 16/18 students and additional specialist rooms – science, art, music, technology – are provided. The sites have good-sized play space but the school hires playing field or swimming pool use (depending on season) to facilitate the physical education aspects of the curriculum.

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