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Types of Principal and School Administrator Jobs

School administrators, principals and assistant principals are in high demand for leadership job opportunities at education institutions worldwide.

School administrator jobs, principal jobs and assistant principal jobs can be found at public schools and private international schools. Depending on their background, experienced school heads can apply for school principal jobs and related school administrator roles at preschool and elementary schools, as well as at middle schools and high schools.

Principal Job Requirements

Principal Job Type Overview Requirements
School administrator jobs School administrator job duties vary greatly from school to school. School administrators may find work as a principal, assistant principal, dean, education administrator, provost or superintendent. School administrator job requirements often include managing school budgets, keeping academic records up to date and general day-to-day management of teaching staff. Master's degree preferred; teaching certification/license; minimum three years of teaching experience; two to three years of experience as a school administrator.
Principal jobs Principals manage the day-to-day operations at their school, manage professional development of the teaching staff and ensure school objectives are met. Master's degree preferred; teaching certification/license; minimum three years of teaching experience; two to three years of experience as a principal.
Assistant principal jobs Assistant principals, often referred to as assistant principals, work alongside the school principal in the overall running of the school.
Assistant principals jobs are often a stepping stone to getting a principal job.
Master's degree preferred; teaching certification/license; minimum three years of teaching experience; two to three years of experience as an assistant principal.

School Administrator and Principal Job Skills

The qualities that are essential to school administrator, principal and assistant principal roles include the following:

Principal Skills Overview
Leadership Leading a school effectively is challenging work.
As a successful school administrator or principal, you’ll need to build your school vision, establish expectations for student achievement and ensure teaching staff are on board with your plans.
Communication A large part of a school administrator or principal’s job includes giving feedback on teacher performance and dealing with everyday challenges at your school.
School administrators and principals need to be strong communicators with teaching staff as well as the larger school community.
Decision making A good school administrator or principal is willing to try new initiatives to improve student learning.
School administrators and principals also need to be able to anticipate future challenges and find solutions to problems at your school.
Time management As a school administrator, principal or assistant principal, you can expect to be pulled in several different directions on a day-to-day basis.
You need to be able to focus and prioritize your time effectively to ensure the smooth running of your school.

School Administrator and Principal Job Benefits

School administrator jobs, principal jobs and assistant principal jobs abroad offer excellent salary and benefits packages.

Benefits can include:

  • Round-trip airfare for candidate, spouse, and dependants
  • Accommodations or accommodations allowance
  • Family health insurance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • End of contract bonus

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Principal Jobs in the UAE

Teach Away is seeking experienced principals and vice principals for positions in the UAE.

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