7006 - Temporary Assignment - Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Dubai, UAE
Sep 13, 2020
Job Type
About the Role

GEMS Dubai American Academy is looking to appoint a temporary Executive Assistant to the Head of School/Superintendent to join our team from mid-October 2020 until the beginning of April 2021. Executive Assistant facilitates and coordinates all secretarial and administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of the office of the Head of School/Superintendent, acts as an ambassador to the school and performs in an efficient, professional, and confidential manner all job duties.

Main responsibilities will include:

Maintaining high quality communication from and within the Superintendent's office. Liaise with tact and diplomacy with school staff, parents and representative of the GEMS Corporate Office.

Liaising with all school secretaries regarding students, parents, faculty and staff.

Managing Superintendent's appointment calendar as well as all his/her professional communication and public relations needs.

Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.

Qualifications / knowledge:

- Maintain confidentiality and exemplifies personal and professional integrity.

- Exhibit exemplary written/spoken English language skills; including exceptional phone skills.


- Demonstrate competence in computer technical skills using Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and other related programs/software for educational and business office use.

- Effective interpersonal skills to aid in the daily contact with a diverse multi-cultural population.

- Excellent organizational and office management skills; ability to multi-task and delegate assignments in a timely manner.


- Three (3) years' experience as an Executive Secretary in an office or school environment.

About Your Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 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 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

Dubai American Academy (DAA) opened in 1998 is GEMS Education's flagship American school with over 2700 students in grades KG1-12. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular and athletic experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has since 2011.


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

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.