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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Head School Administrator – SENA


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Arequipa, Peru 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Human Resources

Job Description:

This position will be located in Arequipa, Peru.


The Freeport International School (SENA) in Arequipa, Peru seeks an experienced school administrator.  SENA is a small school catering to the educational needs of the expatriate (mostly USA) families working at the Cerro Verde Mine. SENA operates within the campus of a private Peruvian school and the students participate in a dual curriculum.  The program follows USA standards and all core subjects are taught in English.  The school currently hosts approximately thirty (30) students, ranging from early years to online high school programs.  The ideal candidate will be expected to have the education, international experience and personal qualities normally associated with a head of school position. 


Additional responsibilities:

  • Ability to promote warm and trusting relationships with parents, staff and community members
  • Enthusiastic, positive, energetic and optimistic
  • Approachable interpersonal style and a visible presence on campus and in the community
  • The ability to collaborate with a private Peruvian school’s leadership team and teaching staff
  • Extensive scheduling experience, especially within challenging parameters
  • A creative problem solver
  • Proven capacity to deliver high quality academic programs
  • The ability, willingness, and enthusiasm to teach various courses during the school day
  • Ability to delegate, while knowing when and how to follow up to ensure outstanding performance by all staff
  • Open and straight forward communication style
  • Ability and willingness to make appropriate, timely decisions
  • Willingness to make a minimum of a three (3) to five (5) year commitment