The Global Village Project Inc., a small private school serving teenage refugee girls, seeks a head of school, a newly established position for the nonprofit with an enrollment of 30 students.

Candidates preferably should have a background in teaching English as a foreign language and a related master’s degree or doctorate. The appointment is for 11 months.

Rachel Stanley, the program coordinator of the fully-accredited school that is located in the Presbyterian Church in downtown Decatur, told Global Atlanta the students come from a variety of countries including Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Sudan.

The school admits teenage survivors of war aged 13-17, who are motivated to learn and willing to work hard. Older students also may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Students attend at no charge and take courses in core academic subjects taught at the student’s level of understanding, with a focus on English reading and writing proficiency.

The school, which was started in 2009, has five part-time teachers providing courses in science, social studies, math, language arts and reading.

Nearly 100 volunteers serve as tutors and mentors, providing one-on-one tutoring help and support as the girls transition to high school and beyond.

The head of school is to be responsible for curriculum; staff, student and program assessment and school-sponsored programs as well as fund raising to meet the annual $300,000 budget.

To learn more about the school click here.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and letter to Head of School Search c/o Rachel Stanley, P.O. Box 2200, Decatur, Ga., 30031, or by email to with “Head of School Search” in the subject line.

The search committee will review applications as they are received and continue until the position is filled.