The American School of Dubai is seeking a dynamic and passionate educator for the role of Elementary School Associate Principal. The Associate Principal will provide support in leadership, organization and management in order to successfully guide the Elementary School programs with the goal of offering what is best about American Education and create learning experiences designed to promote the potential of each of our students. The successful candidate will embrace the school’s mission and core values and will be a committed and passionate educator who will work to challenge and assist students to become intellectually adept, thoughtful and ethical contributors to a global community. The Elementary School Associate Principal reports to the Elementary School Principal and will serve as a member of the Learning Leadership Team and on other committee and teams as assigned.
The primary areas of responsibility of the Elementary School Associate Principal include:
Support the school’s development of and progress in the Strategic Plan
Model the Mission and Core Values
Assist the Elementary School Principal in promoting the educational and social development of each student
Assist the Principal in the overall administration of the Elementary School
Assist in the general supervision of students and maintain discipline throughout the student body
Serve as the Elementary School Principal as delegated in the absence of the Elementary School Principal as requested
Prepare the elementary school schedule and assign rooms to classroom teachers
Work in collaboration with the Elementary School Admin team to establish and maintain the elementary school’s communication function
Supervise the reporting and monitoring of student attendance in the ES
Provide support in the planning and coordinate elementary school assemblies
Schedule and attend regular meetings of teacher teams and departments
Supervise upper elementary school staff and substitutes as directed by the Principal
Coordinate the organization and planning of various professional committees
Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal.
Model, challenge and assist our students to become intellectually adept, thoughtful and ethical contributors to a global society
Assist in implementing educational policies and objectives that offer what is best about American education in order to provide an educational experience designed to promote the maximum potential of each student
Assist the Principal in developing the leadership capabilities of teachers so that instructional leadership becomes a shared responsibility
Contribute in creating an efficient, productive and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have opportunities to be recognized for their best efforts
Have a personal commitment to seek constant professional learning and professional growth; to also be a life-long learner.
Desired Personal Characteristics
Understands and appreciates the importance of diversity
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity
Demonstrates integrity in all aspects of life
Gives evidence of excellent listening skills
Capable of making and communicating decisions
Develops and sustains trust amongst all constituents
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Sense of humor
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is highly competitive and will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Benefits include housing, health insurance, life insurance, home leave, shipping-in and shipping-out allowances, retirement contributions and on-going professional development opportunities.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the ASD website: www.asdubai.org.
Deadline Date: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made as soon as a candidate has been identified and deemed to be the best fit for ASD. Interested candidates should submit an application as soon as possible.
Current certification in Elementary School Education or equivalent
A minimum of five years experience as an Elementary School teacher
Demonstrated record of successful school leadership experience