Vacancy Details

13900 - Assessment Director

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 31-May-2023
About the Role

The Assessment Director oversees the composition and coordination of assessment of student learning outcomes and assists in the evaluation of academic programs in academic departments, integrates assessment activities and results with accreditation processes, disseminates obtained information among the school community and stakeholders. 



Relevant degree is required. 


Experience with formal assessment processes is required. Teaching experience is required. 

Three or more years of relevant experience in assessment, or other areas where multivariate data analyses and research methods are performed. 


  • An understanding of statistical analysis
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of the school’s educational philosophy, college curricula, and instructional programs.
  • The ability to plan and conduct effective meetings.
  • Evidence of leadership ability.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at a given time; ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines; flexible and responsive in working relationships.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and management skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to create, deploy and maintain large amounts of data, and to present those data in a concise, cohesive manner.
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving abilities; strong deductive and inductive reasoning skills. 


About Your Benefits

Roles & Responsibilities

1. Supports systematic planning and change within the school community by administering a comprehensive, continual, and multi-dimensional assessment program of student learning outcomes and evaluation of academic programs, collaborating with SLT, MLT and teachers to integrate assessment and evaluation efforts, and integrating assessment activities and results with accreditation processes. 

2. Supports the school’s mission by collecting, organizing, and analyzing multiple internal and external data sources and disseminating the information among the school community and stakeholders. 

3. Provides professional leadership of the assessment process by communicating the purposes of student outcomes assessment, assisting departments in the development and delineation of assessment plans, assisting in the selection of appropriate measures and methods for assessing student learning outcomes, and analyzing and communicating the results of assessments conducted. 

4. Assists with, supports, and coordinates the reporting of assessment activities and the evaluation of majors and programs, supporting planning and budgeting decisions at the department, and school levels, and represents the school and its assessment and evaluation processes to external agencies. 

5. In coordination with faculty, develops and supports the assessment plan in accordance with the school’s vision and improvement plan. 

6. Ensures that accreditation requirements, including compliance with accrediting standards, are incorporated, among other institutional goals and objectives, into the planning and evaluation process of the school. 

7. Development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds 

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, delivering training, and attending training and/or courses as required. 

9. Contributes to the overall success of Student Development and school rating by performing all other duties as assigned by the SLT. 

10. Contribute to the creation of regular internal reports that track various aspects of student, departments, and program performance. The Assessment Director will design, test, and generate reports that support decision making across campus. 

11. Design, collect, extract, and manipulate data from the school’s administrative system. The Assessment Director will query against school and external information systems to develop requested data sets in support of internal and external reporting needs. The ideal candidate will be able to work with data from inception to analysis. This includes generating data from the planning stage, to designing and running queries, and then evaluating the data. In many cases, examination of data will require using statistical tools for inferential and predictive analyses. 

12. Be aware of all authorities’ requirements and expectations and keep the school community informed of any updates in the requirements. 

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

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.