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School Principal Position Description

Posted by German Heritage Language School on December 8, 2022 in News

The German Department has long been an ally of the German Heritage Language School, and is posting this advertisement in support of their search for a new principal.

School Principal Position Description

The German Heritage Language School (GHLS) currently invites applications for the position of School Principal (part-time). This is a position with a multi-year commitment, renewable on an annual basis, starting January 1st, 2023.

The GHLS is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1987 and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It offers an after-school German language program once a week for approximately 50 children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and 50 adults.

The Principal leads the school in all academic and operational-related matters and reports and is accountable to the GHLS Board of Directors. The teaching staff reports to the Principal. For a more detailed job description, please get in touch with hr@germanschool.ca.


The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic individual with a caring and engaging attitude. As a creative, collaborative, and resourceful leader, the Principal leads the day-to-day operation of the GHLS. The candidate has excellent oral and written communication skills in both German and English.

As the school operates as a non-profit organization, the position requires a certain degree of flexibility regarding workload and scheduling of hours over the school year, which may not always be consistent from one week to the next. Compensation for this position is $2,400 per school year, paid quarterly. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Applications are due no later than December 15th, 2022, and should be sent in confidence  with the words “GHLS School Principal” in the subject line.

Applications must include the following:

(1) a cover letter in German and English outlines the candidate’s qualifications; (2) the candidate’s resume.

For more information or queries, Please contact us.

Further information on the GHLS Click here.