Middle & High School Assistant Principal Job Description

Middle & High School Assistant Principal


Job Summary & Responsibilities

About the schools

Established in 2014, our client has been very well received within the local community and is quickly expanding to a full K-12 school. They offer an American curriculum program within the framework of traditional Islamic values catering primarily to Emirati students.. The school is committed to providing every student with the opportunity to achieve educational success.

They follow the U.S. common core curriculum for English and Math, next generation science standards and the Virginia Curriculum for all other subjects. This is complemented with full provision for lessons in Arabic, Islamic studies (for Muslim students) and UAE Social Studies to meet local education requirements.

The school offers a well-rounded range of facilities including libraries, computer suites, gymnasium, art rooms, science laboratories, media rooms, sports field, audio & video recording studios.

Our client is looking for teachers, and leaders that want a challenge and want to develop themselves as an educator. The school Principal is absolutely committed to professional development and helping all of his staff reach their potential. They need teachers with strong classroom management skills and determination to get through to students that need extra support.

Based in Abu Dhabi and located near the International Airport (about 30 minutes from the Abu Dhabi city Beach). Faculty housing is provided about 20 minutes away with free (optional) transportation provided.
  • Type of school: Private English Medium School
  • Age of students: Grades K-12
  • This program utilizes American curriculum
  • Target start is January 2021, earlier is possible
Position description:

Due to COVID-19 this role will require some flexibility. Initially, you'll be responsible for overseeing Middle School operations. Than, assuming that in-person classes and enrollment resumes as normal, you'll also manage High School operations until a new Middle School VP is hired. Therefore, it's imperative that you understand the specifics of High School, including SAT, College Guidance and similar.

Additional responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Organizational management
  • Facility management
  • Community & family relations
  • Curriculum & instruction
  • Education leadership
  • Personnel management, supervision and evaluation
  • Professional development
About the contract
  • Contract: 3 year, renewable
  • Schedule: Sunday - Thursday 
  • Salary of 20 - 25,000 AED/month (tax free)
  • Annual airfare for teacher (not dependents)
  • Furnished Studio apartment provided or 60K AED annual housing allowance
  • Minimum 8 weeks paid annual leave + all national holidays
  • End of service bonus approximately 1 month per year worked
  • Work Visa provided - in UAE fees covered for employee (not dependents) 
  • Insurance provided for employee (not dependents) - but school strongly suggests you purchase travel insurance because your health coverage will take a month or more to activate (this is quite affordable)
  • Tuition benefit: Free for first child, 50% discount for second
About you 
  • B.Ed or M.Ed required
  • Administrator certificate/license or minimum four years leadership/admin experience
  • Experience teaching American curriculum is required
  • Minimum of 8 years teaching + leadership experience
  • Classroom experience at MS/HS level
  • Experience with UAE/MENA region students preferred
  • Under 60 years old due to visa requirements
Apply today or contact your placement consultant for more information!

Job Summary

Type of School
Middle School;Senior/High School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
20 - 25K AED/month + Housing & benefits
Contract Length
3 year renewable
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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