Vacancy Details

8245 - Digital Technology Coach - August '21

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 30-Jun-2021
About the Role

GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi is looking for a qualified and experienced Digital Technology Coach who is excited to join our distinguished school and is driven to provide education at an exceptional level.  This is a fantastic opportunity to start or continue an international career with a leading global company and world-class international school located in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi.  Due to GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi's continued success and to meet growth demands, we are looking to welcome dynamic and passionate educators who are keen to join a world-class school providing unsurpassed education that is ready to grow to meet our community’s needs.

Salient accountabilities:

  • Ensure that each learner develops digital literacy, gaining competence using digital tools and resources for learning in order to become a responsible digital citizen
  • Support the school, providing climatic, instructional and administrative leadership, using a collaborative approach to understanding and solving problems 
  • Nurture and encourage efforts of teachers and the administration toward the development of a strong educational program for students by mentoring and provide instructional coaching to all faculty members
  • Promote the IB philosophy and model the attributes of the IB learner profile, fostering a love of learning
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and the wider community
  • Model and demonstrate commitment to the transdisciplinary, concept-based curricular framework
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concept-based curriculum design and inquiry-based teaching

Applicant requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • An advanced education degree (MSc, MA, EdS) and/or certification in curriculum and technology integration (preferred)
  • A teaching license or certification
  • A minimum of five years' teaching experience, preferably in the IB PYP and in an international context
  • Coaching or mentoring experience is mandatory
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred

If you are keen to apply and meet minimum requirements please ensure to clarify in your Cover Letter if a teaching partner will accompany you and what subject and year groups they teach.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, school tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Educators have access to GEMS Rewards which offers a package of benefits for staff such as retail discounts, savings on gym membership, cinema tickets and many other offers.

Our staff enjoy free access to leading CPD programmes and have the opportunity to grow with the company on a global scale.  With most of our leaders coming from within the GEMS network of schools, GEMS educators are in a unique position to consider career opportunities across the world. 

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

GEMS World Academy, Abu Dhabi, invites students, from Kindergarten to Grade 5, on a journey of knowledge, with a strong community atmosphere, which provides a safe and comfortable environment for young learners.

With a passionate team of dedicated educators, we draw experience and expertise from across the globe, helping us to deliver a program of outstanding international standards. We are so much more than the traditional concept of a school. We are a proud and supportive learning community with mutual respect and tolerance at our core. As well as being a thoroughly international family, we recognize and respect the importance of our host country’s language and culture, and actively promote these at all times.

Offering the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Primary Years Program, our students learn at an early age what it means to belong to a multicultural, diverse and inter-connected world. We practice daily, cultivating the ‘culture of kindness’, teaching our students to respect each other and the environment in which they live, and encouraging them to re-use and recycle while at school and at home.
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.