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Head of School Search

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is looking for a new Head of School, starting July 1, 2019. The first fully accredited international school in Malaysia, ISKL balances a sound tradition of academic excellence with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Young minds are nurtured with the spirit to succeed and are confidently prepared for a lifelong journey of opportunities ahead of them.

  • Extraordinary learning spaces in the new platinum Green Building index (GBI) status campus
  • Diversity: the school’s 1,623 students are from over 60 countries and the 215 faculty members represent 20 countries
  • Reputation for educational excellence in Malaysia
  • Warm sense of community with a tradition of positive, active parental involvement
  • Increasingly inclusive re: admission of students with diverse learning needs
  • Comprehensive Strategic Plan in place for the next three years, with strong community buy in
  • Challenging academic program reflected in excellent IB results, but with focus more on personal growth than grades
  • School culture embraces collaborative decision-making
Opportunities and Challenges
  • Carefully manage growth to 2,500 students to maintain an appreciation of diversity
  • As demographics change, continue to support a holistic educational emphasis while at the same time celebrating academic achievement
  • As the school becomes more inclusive, “scale up” professional development of faculty and assure appropriate level of specialized support for students
  • Because the board is both elected and transient, provide comprehensive governance training
  • Build community by strengthening connections across school divisions now that everyone is on one campus
Desired Qualities and Qualifications
  • Has cultural sensitivity—celebrates diversity
  • Is decisive—yet is also a good listener and approachable, visible
  • Is both a highly effective educational and business leader
  • Has experience guiding boards toward best governance practices
  • Is a strategic thinker and will support the ISKL strategic plan
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and is genuinely personable
  • Will build on successes and not seek to make changes before deeply engaging with the community and appreciating what is already in place
  • Is a learner, someone who is a teacher at heart
To Apply:

To apply please contact Carney, Sandoe & Associates directly. Contact details are shown below. 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents by email. Please attach each required document (preferably as PDFs) separately within ONE email:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
  • A current résumé
  • A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice
  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

John Chandler
Senior Consultant

Art Charles
Senior Consultant, Managing Associate/International Search

David Chojnacki
Senior Consultant

Fred Wesson
Senior Consultant


See the Head of School Search overview here

Faculty Openings

The following positions are open at ISKL beginning August 2019. Interested educators are invited to fill out our online application form. Please note that all applicants must have confidential files established with either Search Associates or ISS prior to applying for any positions at ISKL. We thank you for your continued interest in ISKL and look forward to reviewing your information!

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Date Posted Job Opening Division Start Date
September 20, 2018 Chinese (Mandarin) Middle School August 2019
September 20, 2018 Humanities - Tentative Middle School August 2019
September 20, 2018 Math/Science - Tentative Middle School August 2019
September 21, 2018 Counselor Elementary School August 2019
October 5, 2018

Learning Resource Teacher - Primary Grades
(PS - Gr. 1) - Tentative

Elementary School August 2019
October 5, 2018 EAL Teachers - Primary and
Upper Elementary School - Tentative
Elementary School August 2019


Vacancy:  MS/HS Health Services Coordinator

School year: 2019-2020

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Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, a comprehensive resume, certificates, letters of references/recommendations and contact details (both phone/emails) to:

Shanthi Nathan
Director of Human Resources

Staff Openings

Vacancy: Aquatics Specialist/Lifeguard

We wish to hire an Aquatics Specialist/Lifeguard as soon as possible. For details of job duties and advert, please see here. Interested candidates are requested to submit applications electronically in a PDF format to include cover letter, resume, qualifications and certifications, lists of minimum three references and phone/email contact details to be addressed to:

The Director of Human Resources

Closing date: October 31, 2018

*Please note - Candidates should be aware that in the event an exceptional applicant is identified early in the search process, ISKL reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline is reached. Therefore, it is important that interested candidates apply as early as possible.