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Elementary Principal

Metropolitan School
Cairo, Egypt
Housing allowance provided
Annual round-trip airfare to/from home country of record upon completion of initial contract
Start August 2021
2 years
  • All Levels
  • Director/Principal
  • Master
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Education leadership
  • Education/teaching degree OR first degree and teaching qualification
  • Knowledge of the use of ICT in schools to aid teaching and learning
  • Thorough understanding of US Common Core standards, curriculum design, vertical and horizontal alignment of curricula and, and backward planning strategies
  • School management/leadership certification
  • School leadership experience with solid commitment to teaching and learning and strong subject knowledge in relevant areas
  • Advanced degree in education and/or educational administration
  • Successful administrative experience in school leadership in a middle school and/or high school setting
  • Current knowledge of educational best practices
  • 7 or more years highly successful experience as a teacher, in a middle school and/or high school setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to adapt and assimilate to our school’s collaborative and dynamic culture and appreciate the host country culture
  • Good knowledge of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program especially if being contracted for the High School
  • Proven skills in strategic planning, international accreditation process, and establishing relationships and networks within the international education community
  • Proven skills and abilities as a visionary who demonstrates leadership, resourcefulness, flexibility and creativity in identifying innovative solutions
  • A strong understanding and experience of general curriculum and current theories and practice of pedagogy and assessment
  • A skillful and experienced coach
  • Training and experience in the Common Core curriculum
  • Ability to conduct productive meetings with collaborative learning focused dialogues
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and community members
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of leadership practices in international schools
  • Strong attention to detail in documentation
  • Housing allowance provided
  • Annual round-trip airfare to/from home country of record upon completion of initial contract

The Principal is the educational leader of his/her division who promotes the success of all students by:

  • Actively promoting the mission and core values of the school and implementing the strategic plan appropriately within their division
  • Working collaboratively as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to assure overall organizational excellence in service to the mission and strategic plan
  • Creating a healthy climate of collegiality, collaboration, and communication between faculty, staff, students and parents, and integration with the overall
  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a program of learning that reflects best practice educationally and is supported by the school community
  • Advocating, nurturing and sustaining a learning community supported by appropriate professional development opportunities
  • Ensuring management of the division, its operations, budget and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment
  • Acting with integrity, fairness, and care, in an ethical manner, with respect for diversity
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding regarding the principles of good customer service
  • Models and encourages cultural and international awareness and understanding
  • Assist and oversee the designing of appropriate admissions tests in line with the curriculum and learning expectations
  • Displays competence in using media and technology


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

To Students:

  • Build a school culture among students that is inclusive, respectful and responsive; where learning is a priority, and students value and take ownership for their own learning and strive for excellence; and where students are invested in our school community
  • Develop effective rapport and relationships with students, engaging them in maintaining an orderly environment conducive to learning
  • Engage students in developing a sense of leadership, community and pride through school assemblies, performances, games and other activities, as well as involvement in decision-making and overall school improvement
  • Ensure the physical and emotional well-being and safety of all High School students, working closely with the faculty and with counseling and special services staff to that end
  • Ensure a program of appropriate support and challenge personalized for individual student needs, including for students with learning disabilities, language learners, and those with social, emotional or behavioral needs
  • Ensure a master schedule that enables each student to receive the benefit of available programs and to maximize teaching and learning
  • Ensure that discipline policies and practices are carried out in a fair, constructive and educational manner and are communicated to students, faculty and parents
  • Participate in the Student Referral Team and the Admissions Committee regarding concerns about individual students
  • Lead effective orientation programs for all new and returning students and their parents in conjunction with the general school orientation


To Faculty and Staff:

  • Build a healthy school culture of collegiality, collaboration, and communication between the faculty, staff, students and parents with a focus on learning
  • Build positive relationships with members of the High School faculty and staff and involve them in decision-making and overall divisional improvement
  • Lead professional development activities for faculty and staff focused on contemporary teaching and learning practices, technology innovation and integration, and 21st Century skills and implement the structures that will sustain a professional learning community, providing opportunities for collaboration and enhance the strengths and talents of the faculty and staff
  • Conduct observations and evaluations of the faculty and staff following the school’s guidelines and policies
  • Communicate often with the faculty and staff through regular meetings, digital media and other tools
  • Facilitate the leadership development of Department Heads supporting their responsibility for cohesive curriculum and assessments, collecting and analysis of student learning data, reporting to parents and management of department budgets
  • Facilitate best practices in counseling, student support and intervention programs to ensure that each student benefits from the division’s program
  • Lead effective orientation programs for all new and returning faculty members in conjunction with the general school orientation
  • Supervise and support the Athletic Director in implementing best practices in the athletic program
  • Supervise and support the relevant Office Staff in providing overall organizational excellence for the division


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Approve and coordinate special activities and projects pertinent to the division
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding divisional activities and information about student learning
  • Coordinate the ordering of educational supplies and materials for the division
  • Oversee the administration and use of standardized testing
  • Oversee the maintenance and safety of student files for each student within the division
  • Supervise the maintenance of the school facilities utilized by the High School
  • Participate as a member of the School’s Administrative Team and Emergency Planning Team
  • Inform the Director of major developments in the division and its programs
  • Contribute to the updating of the Parent/Student Handbook with relevant policies
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.
  • Pays attention to detail in documentation
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Metropolitan School will deliver an outstanding American education whilst ensuring that Egyptian values are central to school life, stretching the minds of our students to equip them with both a passion for learning and the ambition to make a difference to the local and global communities. All students will have the opportunity to become involved in community service projects making a difference to the lives of people who are less fortunate than themselves. We will educate with the philosophy of building a new generation of entrepreneurs, by encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.



In an outstanding school environment, Metropolitan School will develop a vibrant community that recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion. We will encourage creativity and the spirit of entrepreneurship, challenging our students and ourselves to achieve ever-greater goals. In preparing our students for future prosperity, we will ensure that they understand the value of creating a sustainable world and serving the wider community. Finally, we will ensure that our school is a happy place, where children and our staff, enjoy learning.



Firmly grounded in our Egyptian culture, whilst embracing an international perspective, our values guide our behavior in building a successful community.

Ethics and Manners: Being respectful, demonstrating humility and choosing wisely. Pursuing Excellence: Having high standards and being the best that we can be.

Celebrating Diversity: Expanding our horizons, listening to others and growing together.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Creativity, exploring our passions and taking calculated risks.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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