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Position Title: Principal Call ID: SSD.TAIS.2018.04
Request Num: SR19014 Date Call was Listed: Mar 27, 2018
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Mar 27, 2018
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: East Timor
Calling Organization: Timor-Leste Adventist International School
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary, Principal
Length of Service: 22-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Jul 1, 2018 
Ending Date: Jun 30, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 30, 2020
Duties:     Duties include but are not limited to:
- be an example of Jesus' love and teachings to others through your personal life, dress, and relationships;
- daily management of the elementary school;
- hiring, supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of school staff (including 24-hour supervision of volunteer staff);
- responsibility and management of academic affairs;
- maintain (or oversee the maintenance of) careful records of enrollment, scholastic performance, financial statements and budgets, calendars, board meeting minutes, and others as needed.
- management of school/student issues on campus, etc. all in cooperation with the local school board;
- prepare and chair regularly scheduled staff meetings;
- make (or oversee) annual revisions to the student and staff handbooks/bulletins;
- oversight of all grounds and maintenance needs;
- oversight of long-range plan to include new school property & facilities, and receiving accreditation from the government;
- oversight of overall education vision for the Timor-Leste Mission in all the districts;
- regularly attend church services and events and assist your staff as needed in their ministries in church programs according to talents and abilities.

Principal will also be involved in all aspects of teaching any assigned classes, as needed. This includes lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision, extra curricular activities, and any other duties as assigned.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date:
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Modest attire. WOMEN: Work—modest blouse/collared shirt, dress pants (NO JEANS)/loose fitting skirt/dress below the knee; Church—modest blouse, loose fitting skirt/dress below the knee. [Please wear slips under skirts and dresses.] Recreation—modest knee-lenth shorts, T-shirts; shorts & shirt required for swimming. MEN: Work—collared shirt, long professional pants (NO JEANS); Church—dress pants, collared dress shirt. Recreation—modest shorts/T-shirts, modest swimwear.
Unacceptable Dress:  Tight and/or short shorts, clothing with low cleavages, short/sheer blouses or dresses, T-shirts with negative slogans/logos, bikinis or revealing swimwear. Jewelry, dreadlocks, piercings, visible tattoos, extreme haircuts/styles. Please do not bring jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Housing provided. Includes basic furniture, fridge, stove, and fans or A/C. Basic kitchenware and basic housekeeping supplies provided. Volunteer provides own sheets, towels and personal items.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 25+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required, Indonesian(Fluent) Optional, Portuguese(Fluent) Optional
Minimum Education Preferred:  Masters
Concentration: Education/School Administration
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Calling Organization    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Calling Organization   (This is based on a 2-year commitment)  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization   Reimbursement for required local travel.  
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer purchases/prepares own food from monthly living allowance.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $300/month or as adjusted for degree, certification, experience  
Other   N/A    
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Volunteers applying for principal position may be given an increased monthly allowance based on higher education and years of school administration/leadership experience. This will be considered and voted on a case-by-case basis.

Every volunteer will be given a copy of the Southern-Asia Pacific Division AVS Handbook at orientation and/or during the first week of service. All volunteers agree to read and be bound by these policies.
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Dili, Timor-Leste
Airport: DIL
Travel from Airport to Destination: Picked up by TAIS/TLM representative
Required Inoculations Consult Center for Disease Control recommendations. ( — click Travelers' Health / Destinations / Timor-Leste)
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Visitor's Visa
    Who Applies: Volunteer (visa on arrival - USD$30, may be subject to change with new immigration laws being processed)
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: TLM/Volunteer (after arrival)
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: Yes
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Scan all documents and email to
Bring the originals with you.
Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Visa/Travel Details: Be prepared to pay for travel expenses from home to Timor-Leste. Original criminal record check and health clearance letter MUST be acquired shortly before departure in home country. Volunteers may be required to have a physical exam to receive their work visa in country—this includes blood test (including STDs and HIV) and chest x-ray. To acquire a work visa, you will also need to bring all original diplomas and certificates you have, as well as, an authenticated/notorized copy of your passport.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Timor-Leste Adventist International School
Calling Division: Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Calling Union: Attached Fields to SSD
Calling Conference:
Country: East Timor
Supervisor: Whitty, Mai-Rhea
Title: AVS Coordinator-TAIS
Additional Information
The Southern-Asia Pacific Division requires attendance at the AVS orientation at the Thailand Mission, 12 Soi Pridi Panomyong 37, Sukhumvit 71 Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand (July 18-23, 2018). School preparation begins August 6, 2018 in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Approved By:   Raymond House, TAIS Board Chair (& TLM President) for Timor-Leste Adventist International School on Mar 19, 2018. Entered by: Whitty, Mai-Rhea