Vacancy Details

12694 - Head of Secondary (MYP/DP) - August 2023

Business Unit: GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC)
Location: Egypt - Cairo
Closing Date 05-Dec-2022
About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Secondary to join our existing team from August 2023.

The Head of Secondary is the educational leader for both Middle and High schools (Grades 6-12).   

The candidate will need to effectively develop positive relationships with staff, students, and parents while maintaining a high level of accountability.

Significant time and effort will focus on implementing appropriate aspects of the school improvement plan.

The Head of Secondary will need to actively promote new and innovative instructional practices including effective use of technology as a tool for instruction and communication.

Reports directly to the Head of School. The Head of Secondary will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

The Head of Secondary will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Recruiting and retaining best fit staff members
  • Providing leadership and training for coordinators and department heads
  • Supervising the evaluation of secondary staff members
  • Developing professional development opportunities
  • Participating in the admissions process
  • Supporting staff and student wellbeing through curricular and extra-curricular programs
  • Assisting with all aspects of accreditation processes

Required Qualifications

  • Degree certification in addition to a certified teaching qualification, such as a valid US Teaching/leadership license or equivalent
  • Master’s in education
  • Previous experience as Head of Secondary
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • 3+ years leadership experience
  • International school experience, within the IB is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the MYP and DP

Application and Interview:

  • A letter of application, no longer than one page, explaining why you are interested in

    this leadership position

  • A current resume

CV and Cover letter to be in by Monday, December 5th 2022 (candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as we reserve the right to appoint the right person prior to the closing date).

The safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. all appointments are conditional on: 

  • Acceptable police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin and from all counties in which you have worked
  • Appropriate references from your current and two previous employers, corroborated by personal phone calls made to each
About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including: 
Regional average salary, housing allowance, private medical insurance and annual airfares to country of residence 

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

As part of the GEMS Egypt group GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) will be opening in September 2021 as premium American and International School in the heart of New Cairo, Egypt.

GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) is a value driven community, educating the whole child in collaboration with technology and discovery. Developing leaders of the future to make a difference to our local and international community through kindness, compassion, integrity and empathy.

Students at GEMS International School, Cairo (GISC) are encouraged and motivated to be:

Value driven – understand the importance of interpersonal skills as a key to success in learning within and beyond school life

Ethical thinkers and leaders – students who can make ethical independent decisions that impact themselves and influence others

Community enablers – students who are outward looking who have an impact on their local and global community

Technology enablers – students who can use technology to enhance their learning of themselves and others and have a positive social media impact in a globally connected world


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

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

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.