Elementary Vice Principal - Abu Dhabi, UAE - August 2019

Vice Principal for our Elementary Section.


Although preference is for an American, nationality is not as important as depth of American curriculum, strong experience with MAP testing and ability to manage/lead a large faculty. (As well as the following desirable leadership traits!). 


This is an opportunity to work with an innovative leadership team. The package for this position includes a TAX FREE salary of AED 20,000 (~$5,445/7,332 CAD); the amount is to be confirmed depending on qualifications and experience.  In addition, there is a housing allowance of AED 60,000 yearly (~$16,337/21,992 CAD). Medical insurance, annual air tickets, and education (free for 1 dependent children attending the school; 50% for second) are also provided. 


Key Benefits

Tax Rate:Tax Free

Housing:1 bedroom apartment

Benefits:Flights -yearly, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance

Suited To:Activity - swimming beaches, Activity-typical water sporting types, Climate - warmer, Dependent children - Not very suitable, Holiday destination - yes typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Suburban, Unmarried partners - not suitable, Westernized - moderately, Women - somewhat restrictive


Job Requirements

Minimum Years Experience:5.0

Curriculum Experience Required:No - flexible

Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:N

Visa Restriction:Candidates over 60 years of age will have difficulty obtaining a work visa and need not apply


Edvectus recruits qualified/certified Primary, Elementary, Secondary, Middle and High School teachers from the following countries;

USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa.

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and teaching qualification such as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Masters in Education or Bachelors of Education. Our jobs are not teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a TEFL certificate alone is not sufficient teacher training.


The successful applicant will be a well-respected, trusted leader with administrative and teaching experience, as well as a demonstrated collaborative leader who values relationships with faculty and staff. The school is looking for someone who is current with research-based, cutting edge pedagogy. International experience ideal, though not required; experience in American education is needed.  Candidates must have a minimum of a Masters in Education


Personable Qualities include:

• Passionate and inspiring educator who will be involved in the life of the section

• Personal energy and excitement for the position and the school

• Embraces diversity and values cultures from around the world

• Effective communicator, good spokesperson

• Will be visible and engaged

• Open-minded, flexible decision-maker who can balance the needs of various constituencies and bring positive change

• Effective management style, collaborative leader who recognizes talent and develops future leaders

• Ability to provide direct, useful feedback on teachers’ instructional practices

• Relates well to children and will get to know the students

• Caring and compassionate, good listener


There is an 80% Arabic and most students speak English as a second language so good skills of differentiation and cultural sensitivity are additional essential prerequisites. 


Please visit the following link for job details https://www.edvectus.com/JobView/?jobId=9129


Number Of Students:850

Student Make Up:KG1 - G11, mostly Emirati students


Regional Info:

Abu Dhabi is a great place to live and work; if offers the perfect blend of a traditional Arabian lifestyle with a vibrant expatriate existence. There is something for everyone here whether it be shopping, dining out, exploring the culture or having fun in the desert. Abu Dhabi has large shopping malls, a plethora of international hotels, a dazzling range of eateries and many quite a few bars and clubs. It is the home of the carrier Etihad which can whisk you off to plentiful exotic Asian and African destinations during the longer school holidays. Dubai is just down the road for a day or weekend of more beaches and shopping, but different and wonderful historical places like Muscat are just a short flight away.


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