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VICE PRINCIPAL (American Curriculum)

Al Mawakeb School

3 - 4 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Other(Other). Any Nationality

, Posted on March 5, 2018 1 Opening

Job Description

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Job Responsibilities
The Vice Principal assists the Principal in performing, or may undertake, any of the following roles and responsibilities:
Educational Leadership
1. Modeling AMSI s standards of ethics and professionalism
2. Reporting to AMSI in the absence of the Principal on school s performance
towards achieving the MVC of AMSI at the school
3. Facilitating the vision of distributed leadership at the school
4. Managing the dynamics of change in school environments and implements the change process
5. Creating a stimulating environment to improve communication, encourage innovation, and promote creative interaction
6. Nurturing a culture of personal responsibility, trust, and cooperation among students and staff
7. Providing fair and impartial treatment throughout the school community and
fosters diversity
8. Promoting among staff a culture of continuous growth and lifelong learning
by developing and following a personal professional growth plan
9. Providing instructional leadership for the school s academic staff
10. Ensuring the proper implementation of the school s adopted curriculum and
all its associated assessment and certification requirements across all phases of the school
11. Ensuring that curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned with the
school s MVC
12. Using varied sources of data to develop a plan for the improvement of student
13. Using leadership strategies that appreciate and recognize diversity and
celebrates efforts and achievements
14. Promotes a culture of understanding and use of best professional practices
15. Leads school gatherings and other student assemblies in school events
throughout the year
School Administration
The Vice Principal works closely with the Principal to ensure the smooth management of the day-to-day operations of the school. She/he:
1. Implements AMSI s directives and decisions related to school administration
2. Ensures that the school program is compliant with the legal, financial, and organizational structure requirements as mandated by AMSI
3. Ensures compliance with statutory rules and regulations mandated by KHDA
and other relevant authorities
4. Participates in identifying, setting and implementing the annual objectives and performance goals for the curricular, ECA and other programs of the school
5. Participates in interviewing and selecting prospective students
6. Assists in creating the master schedule for the school s instructional program
7. Participates in setting the school calendar
8. Participates in the administration of all school programs including all curricular and ECA programs
9. Supervises the teaching and learning process of the school; regularly visiting classes and observing instruction
10. Evaluates instruction and ensures the provision for teachers as they work to improve their instructional techniques
11. Ensures a safe, positive, and orderly environment to promote effective
teaching and learning in accordance with the school s mission and vision
12. Ensures that the teaching and learning process is consistent and aligned with
expectations throughout the school
13. Monitors student learning to establish a school-wide environment that nurtures lifelong learning
14. Meets with AMSI representatives (in the absence of the Principal) and SLT to evaluate the implementation of both short and long term goal plans and to resolve operational issues
15. Represents the school during inspections, accreditation and other external visits
16. Stays up-to-date with latest trends in education through readings,
conferences, and other means of training and knowledge acquisition
17. Participates in the evaluation of publications and ensures that all resources
and instructional materials are aligned with the established curriculum
18. Participates in planning the annual budget requirements for the school
19. Ensures the accurate accounting of all funds raised
20. Establishes a line of staff operation in terms of areas of responsibility in case of his/her absence from the school
21. Assists in providing statistics and reports on the operation of the school
22. Ensures that the school admissions policy, as well as other policies, such as health and safety, are being properly implemented
23. Implements a positive and effective student management system
24. Ensures the code of conduct is shared and understood by students, parents
and staff at the beginning of the school year
25. Implements all disciplinary policies including suspension, retention and expulsion as mandated by KHDA
26. Performs safety inspections and prepares and reviews emergency procedures
27. Ensures that the school is meeting the needs of different groups of students,
including those with special educational needs and disabilities, as specified by the Special Education Department of the Ministry of Education553, and ensuring that these students are making at least good progress in all aspects of their education and development 554
28. Ensures that all staff are cognizant of their responsibility to maintain an
accurate record of students absenteeism and tardiness
29. Promotes good attendance, and follows up on excessive tardiness and absenteeism
30. Is available to discuss any issues or concerns related to attendance with parents
31. Recognizes students with excellent attendance records
32. Assists in devising, through classroom instruction and learning experiences
outside the classroom, ways to increase the students knowledge of nutrition
33. Ensures that all parents are made aware of the importance of healthy eating habits and choosing healthy foods when preparing lunch boxes for their children
34. Provides system-wide coordination and supervision directed towards the most efficient and nutritional operation at the lowest possible cost to the student

Industry Type : Education / Training / Teaching / Academics
Functional Area : HR / Human Relations / Industrial Relations

Desired Candidate Profile

• An advanced (post-graduate) university degree or education qualification (or its equivalent) from a recognized university, or evidence she/he is working towards obtaining such a degree
• 3 years or more of cumulative experience in same or similar curriculum schools, where the candidate has held such positions as Head of Section(s), or Head of Department, if the candidate has not been a Vice Principal before
• Seven or more years of teaching experience; preferably holding teaching qualifications
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Financial management skills budgeting, managing expenses, etc.
• Excellent organizational skills, strategic planning skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; with a minimum of 7.5 on IELTS
• Good technical skills with technology and presentation tools
• Ability to create and manage work teams
• Ability to manage innovation and educational reform
• Ability to prepare reports, evaluations, correspondence forms etc
• Ability to gather and analyze data and develop clear and significant reports from that analysis
• Ability to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction
• Ability to share proven instructional approaches with teachers and administrators in a multicultural setting and interpersonal skills to provide advice and coaching
• Knowledge of effective staff development models that lead to increased student achievement


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