Head of School Search


Head of School Search Website (employment beginning JULY 2021)

This website is for the applicants to obtain the materials to apply for the position.

Do you qualify?

  1. Must be a rostered member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  - YES?
  2. Doctorate or Master’s of Administration, Education or related field - YES?
  3. Experience as head of school or senior executive leadership necessary – YES?
  4. Strong management skills including finance, staff development and planning – YES?

If you answer YES to all four questions please proceed below.

Welcome Candidates, 

Concordia International School Shanghai is searching for the next Head of School to begin July 2021. This position combines the responsibility to run a world-class PS through12 campus of approximately 1350 students and continuing the outstanding tradition of excellence and outreach of the LCMS international education system.  

Founded in 1998 by the LCMS, Concordia has rapidly earned a top tier reputation for strong academics within a caring community. Concordia educates the whole child in all aspects of academics, athletics, arts, service, and spirituality.  Dedicated to learning wrapped in relationships, the school hires Christian educators who view teaching as a calling not just a career. Set in a small neighborhood in Shanghai, Concordia enrolls not just students, but whole families into the school community.

Concordia Shanghai’s vision is to be a global platform fostering deeper learning and transforming lives to lead change in a dynamic and complex world. Applied Learning courses in the high school allow students to investigate public health cases, launch literary salons, or manage the social entrepreneurship company, Third Culture Coffee. Concordia is a hub for the Stanford Design School allowing both students and colleagues to explore the question “how might we” when imagining possibilities. Supporting all learners, Concordia has made substantial investments in both learning and language support while piloting an innovative Teachers College Workshop model for Mandarin instruction. Seeking more ways to help students explore and engage, the school has several innovative makerspaces and purpose built classrooms. The Family Life Counselor guides the reflective spiritual being program and outreach for all community members. With a new Development Office and Business Development Office, Concordia is expanding its partnerships and influence.


The new Head of School will be globally-minded, a strong communicator, empathetic, energetic, and innovative. He or she must be an ordained or rostered member of the LCMS to continue to build upon the school’s foundation and mission. A seasoned leader with experience is needed to help the school navigate the myriad issues that arise in the complex and ever-evolving, international context.

If you know of someone who may be interested in the position, or if you would to like review the job description please check the website. Send nominations or resumes with cover letters to hos.search@concordiashanghai.org.


The Concordia Board HOS Search Committee

Job Description

Position Title: Head of School

Division: Administration

Supervisor: Board of Directors

Apply for this Position

If you are interested in applying for Concordia International School Shanghai's Head of School position, please email the filled out application, your cover letter ,and resume/CV to hos.search@concordiashanghai.org

Download Application Form

First page of the PDF file: HOSApplication

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