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GIS is hiring Head of Admissions

Established in 1955 with 38 students, GIS now provides world class international education to 1,400 students, aged 3 to 18 years and representing over 40 nationalities.

Accredited by the Council of International School (CIS), New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC) and a member of Association of International School in Africa (AISA), GIS has won a reputation around the world for providing holistic student development and academic excellence. The Primary curriculum is grounded in the English National Curriculum while Secondary studies lead to Cambridge IGCSE and A-level examinations, with impressive results.

GIS provides a dynamic environment where our staff have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in a safe multicultural environment. The School is committed to the educational excellence of our students through the selection and retention of highly qualified employees. We foster a climate of inclusion, dignity and respect as well as provide meaningful professional development for the continued growth of our staff.

Job Summary

The Head of Admissions will oversee, administer and coordinate all activities and procedures involved in the admission of students into any section within Ghana International School and as well, ensure that the admissions process is transparent, timely and supportive of the School’s needs and growth expectations.

Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Principal, oversee the process of admissions of new students to the School.

● Liaise closely with the Vice-Principals in administering the admission processes and


● Supervise the systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with

students and their parents; interviews with students and their parents; arrangements for admissions testing; the securing of necessary student credentials; and the communication of final decisions to the appropriate individuals.

● Work with the Vice-Principals of each section to identify advisors/mentors for new students as well as support for their families through the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

● Hold regular sessions with new families to ensure that they are well settled and thriving in the school environment.

● Oversee the Admissions Office, create the departmental budget, and coordinate appropriate mailings.

● Keep relevant statistics on all aspects of admissions and departures including: provide and examine statistical data in order to support the Principal’s Office and Management Team in decision making. Ensure that statistical reports are provided as required to Management and the School Board of Directors.


  ● Assist in the coordination of and representation at internal events such as open days, family welcomes and orientation events.

● Coordinate the billing of newly admitted students with the Finance Office.

● Work with the Principal and Vice-Principals to promote the School and collaborate on School

wide projects

● Liaise with embassies and international companies to promote the school and share

information around admission procedures.

● Work closely with the Counseling, ESL and SEN departments to facilitate the admissions


● Support the Counseling department on joint whole school activities and campaigns.

Minimum Requirements

● University degree from an accredited educational institution.

● Have a minimum of five (5) years excellent administrative experience.

Preferred Requirements

● Teaching Experience in an International School setting.

● Administrative Experience in an Educational Institution.

Additional Qualifications

● Experience in an Admissions role in a reputable educational institution.

● Working knowledge of at least one other UN Official Language in addition to English.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Excellent written and verbal communication with effective listening skills.

● Excellent organizational skills: able to set priorities and achieve them, able to keep

cognizant of many processes going on simultaneously.

● Experience analyzing data and using it to make decisions

● Personable yet professional in demeanour, especially on the phone and in personal


● Excellent computer skills including database and spreadsheets.

● Display high levels of confidentiality and personal integrity.

● Willingness to work above and beyond the call of duty, particularly during the peak

admission season.

Application Instructions

Qualified and experienced applicants are encouraged to email their cover letter, detailed CV, names and contact information of 2 referees to Closing date for submission of applications is July 22, 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you to our nurturing, vibrant and culturally diverse community!

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