Vacancy Details

2926 - High School Principal - August 2019

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 06-Dec-2018
About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding HS Principal to join our team. 

You will provide visionary leadership and demonstrate exemplary management skills in the recruitment and development of faculty, the implementation of a superior curriculum, the assurance of long-term school financial stability, and the provision of effective communication with all the school’s constituents. You will ensure the social well being and academic growth of all children.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

• Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
• Ensure that GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
• To model and encourage DAA’s Culture of Kindness and to perpetuate the school’s mission and values.
• To commit time and leadership for the successful implementation of DAA’s School Improvement Plan and to develop division-specific actions for our strategic priorities.

• To ensure that all teachers and support staff have a clear understanding of their performance expectations (e.g., job descriptions and faculty handbook) and to assist faculty towards becoming master teachers.
• To willingly mentor all faculty as well as encouraging their professional growth and career advancement.
• To demonstrate role-model traits that enable others to recognize the principal as an instructional leader.
• To instill a sense of common purpose and common pursuit toward consensus goals with regards to the decision-making process.
• To assume the responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability.
• To willingly take on all responsibility for the “mechanics” of the assignment; activities such as building a master class schedule, accurate record keeping, office accounting, etc.
• To perform other activities as might be required for the general welfare of the school and/or as requested by the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent.

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
• Current North American teacher and administration certificates; Master’s Degree in Leadership and/or Administration (preferred)
• Teaching and administration experience, including significant experience with HS-aged children (minimum 10 years preferred)
• Proven record as an instructional leader with a deep understanding of teaching and learning in the HS
• Experience with the successful implementation of an enriched, standards-based American curriculum
• Proven ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
• Proven ability to collaborate effectively
• Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute to the general welfare of the total school program
• Positive and professional disposition supportive of both DAA and the GEMS organization



About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
Competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling for up to two children, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has had for six consecutive years.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.