Job Description



Boarding Director

Department:Administration (Managers)
Location:Guangzhou, Guangdong

BASIS International School Guangzhou is looking for a Boarding Director for 2022-2023 school year!

The Opportunity

BASIS International School Guangzhou is located in the Science City suburb of Guangzhou, and the campus offers a friendly atmosphere just outside one of China’s largest cities, with easy access to numerous restaurants, shopping complexes, as well as historic sites in the greater Guangzhou area. This is an opportunity for a Boarding Director to join a passionate and experienced team of educators and professionals who are dedicated to creating an elite boarding school in China, joining the BASIS Curriculum Schools network as we expand in China and throughout the world.

BASIS Curriculum Schools

BASIS Curriculum Schools were founded in 1998 in Arizona and have expanded throughout the United States and have more recently partnered with BASIS Global to establish a network of exceptional international schools in China. BASIS International School Guangzhou is the second BASIS International School to open in China, following BASIS International School Shenzhen in 2015, and the first to offer a weekday boarding program.

BASIS Global is honored to be the exclusive provider of the BASIS Curriculum and the BASIS Diploma in China. We combine the world class BASIS Curriculum, highly-qualified teachers, and proprietary collaborative curriculum technology with our international expertise and resources to redefine education worldwide. BASIS Global partners with organizations that share our vision to deliver a gold standard of education to students across China.

BASIS Curriculum Schools are simple in concept, although in practice they involve a gauntlet of hardworking educators utilizing an advanced, academically rigorous curriculum that is honed continuously by looking at how students are learning, what is most vital to teach them, and the best ways to make them eager to learn. The global success of BASIS students is well established by world-wide standards of excellence.

BASIS International School Guangzhou

BASIS International School Guangzhou opened in 2017 as our second campus in China, and the first to offer a week-day boarding program. The school has enjoyed great successes in both the arts and academics, including a 1st place finish by the Economics team in the 2019 global round of the National Economics Challenge, as well as upper school drama students receiving the first ever National Directors Award for producing dramatic work that has never been seen before at a high school level in China.

The school celebrated its first graduating class in 2021, with graduates receiving acceptances to many top universities around the world, including University of Oxford, Cornell University, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, and many others.

The school includes spacious classrooms, sports facilities for soccer, basketball, and track activities, indoor play area, library, Apple computer lab, theater, cafeteria, and boarding facilities for more than 450 students.

Boarding Director Position

We are looking for a Boarding Director who has prior experience in this area. The ideal candidate will come from an English speaking country, because we have established an English immersion environment on our campus. The ideal candidate will have local and international experience as a Boarding Director, preferably with some experience in China as well. The successful candidate will have experience with training, supervising, and growing boarding staff, and will be committed to a collaborative leadership model and willing to serve on the leadership team of the BASIS International School Guangzhou.

The successful candidate will have extensive pastoral and inter-cultural experience, and will be a strong communicator, familiar with reaching out to parents and stakeholders and anticipating the challenges of founding a school and growing programs that meet the needs of our student population. The successful candidate will be highly familiar with implementing a House system of boarding, as well as the policies, procedures, and practices of founding and growing an elite boarding school.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a Boarding School environment
  • 3+ years of experience managing boarding operations
  • Experience establishing and ensuring adherence to boarding policies
  • Strong understanding of boarding student needs and experience creating programs to meet the needs of students
  • Alignment with the BASIS Model and commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience for students to learn and work hard to reach significant educational growth

Benefits & Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including global health coverage, travel allowance, moving assistance, retirement benefit, and more.

Application Instructions

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