Vacancy Details

11108 - Assistant Principal - Elementary School

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-May-2022
About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a dynamic Assistant Principal (Elementary) to join our team from September 2022.

The successful candidate will have a key role in our Senior Leadership Team in developing the vision, values, culture, policies and practice across Elementary Section and school in general.

The goal of this role is to 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. To ensure the social wellbeing and academic growth of all children.

We are seeking

  • A dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational leader who has ability to work in challenging environment
  • Enthusiastic and qualified educator with in-depth and up to date knowledge of outstanding pastoral care.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team and resource management and the ability to motivate and manage time and people.
  • Demonstrates high standards through expectations of exemplary levels of progress and achievements for students across the phase assigned
  • Has the ability to plan strategically and effectively manage change
  • Creates an effective, productive, and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have the opportunity to learn and grow
  • Develops and supports a learning focused culture for students, staff and the community
  • Is a highly effective communicator with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community
  • At least 5 years relevant teaching experience with previous coordinator or management experience is an advantage.

Key Accountabilities

  • 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 AKNS Culture of Kindness and to perpetuate the school’s mission and values.
  • To commit time and leadership for the successful implementation of the AKNS School Improvement Plan.
  • To ensure that all teachers and support staff have a clear understanding of their performance expectations (e.g., job descriptions and staff handbook) and to assist faculty towards becoming master teachers.
  • To establish willingness to be a “mentor” to all faculty as well as encouraging their professional growth and career advancement.
  • To demonstrate role-model traits that enables others to recognize the Assistant Principal as a leader.
  • To seek management harmony and to instill a sense of common purpose and common pursuit toward consensus goals with regards to the decision-making process.
  • To communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, parents, colleagues and in the community (i.e. verbal, non-verbal and written communication).
  • To seek the involvement of faculty and parents in a wide variety of School activities.
  • To develop the leadership capabilities of teachers so that instructional leadership becomes a shared responsibility.
  • To develop meaningful curriculum for the social and emotional wellbeing of students, including the supervision of Grade Level Advisors and homeroom teachers.
  • To supervise and work with the attendance secretary to ensure that a reliable system of monitoring student attendance is maintained.
  • To oversee and enforce the Attitudes and Behavior Procedures as laid out in the student Handbook, including the supervision and record keeping of detention.
  • To be “visible” during the school day, particularly during class changes, lunch, dismissal, etc.
  • To schedule and oversee the supervision duty schedule for teachers.
  • To schedule and facilitate semester exams, including the proctoring schedule and distribution of exams to students.
  • To participate in the development of curriculum documentation that specifies content and skills, instructional methods and assessment practices.
  • To review assessment results that determines whether curriculum and instructional goals and student performance outcomes are being met.
  • To create an efficient, productive and caring building atmosphere where all students (and faculty) have opportunity to be recognized for their best efforts.
  • To ensure that all of the School’s resources are identified and being used to serve students and faculty members alike; help both to reach their full performance potential.
  • To assume the responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability.
  • To have a personal commitment to seek constant professional learning and professional growth and to be a life-long learner.
  • To accept the importance and necessity in attending after school student activity programs and parent events.
  • To willingly take on all responsibility for the “mechanics” of the assignment; activities such as aiding with the development of a master class and/or school schedule, accurate record keeping, office accounting, etc.
  • To be a willing and active participant in committee work as well as a contributing member of the Administrative Team.
  • To perform other activities as might be required for the general welfare of the School and/or as requested by the Phase Principal, Deputy or the Superintendent/CEO.
About Your Benefits

Attractive compensation and benefits package offered.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

Established in 1992, GEMS Al-Khaleej International School is an international K-12 U.S. curriculum school helping over 2,000 students every year in developing life-long learning skills such as Open-mindedness, Perseverance, Integrity, Reflection, Problem-solving, Innovation, Self-awareness, Global Citizenship, Resilience and Grit. Our practices are rooted in our vision which is, “To be one of the finest U.S. curriculum schools in Dubai in terms of the quality of teaching and learning and students’ character”. GEMS AKIS’s inspection results are evident of the fact that the school has been on an incredible journey of transformation and continuous improvement. GEMS AKIS is one of the very few schools in the UAE which offer students with multiple routes to graduation including College Board Advanced Placement Program. At GEMS AKIS, we offer a variety of courses to our students to polish their career aspiration and amply prepare them for the universities and colleges. At GEMS Al-Khaleej International School (AKIS), we resolutely believe that success stems from reflective teaching practices, attentive and precise instructional leadership, supportive families and responsible students. We believe in bringing out the best in each of our students by promoting a healthy balance between Islamic values, ownership of our cultural heritage and 21st century learning skills. In order to achieve this, we have established a culture of integrity that supports academic success and creates a community of lifelong learners. This, in tandem with a curriculum infused with global citizenship themes, allows GEMS AKIS students to develop critical thinking skills for all challenges and opportunities in order to be successful in both their personal and professional lives.

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
3. Educational Qualification
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.