Call for Nominations: CISH Head of School

The LCMS Board for Mission Services, LCMS World Mission Asia Management Team, and the Hanoi School Asia Advisory Board of Concordia International School — Hanoi (CISH) requests nominations for head of school, to be taken up on or before July 1, 2009.

The newly planned and developing Concordia International School will offer expatriate and Vietnamese children a high-quality, whole-child, American-style education program.  The school will be comprised of students in pre-K through 12th grade and be firmly rooted in a values-based spiritual context.

Candidates for the head of school position should possess the following:

  • membership in and rostered by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS);

  • an advanced graduate degree (M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.), preferably in education, leadership, or related fields; and

  • prior experience in an administrative role in education or leadership in the development of a new organization.
  • Candidates should be theologically articulate and demonstrate a lifestyle based on a strong Christian faith and in line with the LCMS and CISH mission and core values.  In addition, the desired candidate’s life and work should demonstrate a significant understanding and application of high quality:

  • leadership skills (including visioning and strategic planning);

  • management skills (including data-driven and experience-based intuitive decision making); and

  • networking skills (including collaboration and teamwork in developing a spiritual learning community).
  • For inquiries, a position description, and an application, contact Ron Scherch, director of Recruitment Services, LCMS World Mission, via e-mail at, or call 800-433-3954.  And/or contact Dr. Allan Schmidt, Asia school developer and search committee chair, at  For information on the LCMS in Vietnam, please visit

    Posted Nov. 21, 2008

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