Posted on 2021-10-08

Director of Admissions

Canadian International School Of Hong Kong

The School

Founded in 1991, Canadian International School (CDNIS) is an independent international school. It is now widely recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge institutions.


The School’s future-ready programmes promote academic excellence, the development of character, and strong engagement both locally and globally. It is fully committed to the integration of Chinese language and culture with the Ontario curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. It is the only school outside of Canada where students graduate with both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the IB Diploma. Post-secondary institutions around the world recognise these two distinct diplomas for their rigorous assessment, and CDNIS students graduate with both.


For further details about the School, please visit its website at


Director of Admissions


The Position

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admissions is a key member of the senior management team. Aligning the mindset with the vision and mission of the CDNIS, the Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of admissions, recruitment and scholarship and will oversee the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment to onboarding. The Director will lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short-term and long-term recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) meets its enrollment objectives. 


The ideal candidate will be an experienced admission and scholarship professional, a creative leader in admission, recruitment and retention, and a data-driven decision maker. The Director will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse families to CDNIS and ensure that CDNIS continues to enroll highly promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn contribute to the community as a whole. 


The Director should also contribute to the overall success of the branding, marketing and communications of CDNIS, including strengthening the reputation of CDNIS and supporting its growth ambitions.


The Candidate 


The ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • Strong academic qualifications; a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of eight years’ relevant experience
  • Understanding of the education sector with experience of school administration 
  • Experience of high-level networking to build creative and mutually beneficial relationships that positively impact on strategic and tactical business development
  • Strong understanding of Hong Kong
  • Excellent communication skills, highly proficient in English, Putonghua and Cantonese 



Interested parties should send their applications together with resumes to TT Ho of Korn Ferry (HK) Limited, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong or by email to [via Apply Now] before 31 October 2021. Please contact TT Ho at (852) 2971 2700 for inquiries. Applicants not invited for interview within 4 weeks after the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful, and the personal data provided will be destroyed.

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