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Head of STEM

school
ADNOC Schools - Sas Al Nakhl Campus
location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start date
Start August 2024
3 years
1
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Science & Technology
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field (Master's degree preferred), with PGCE or another teacher qualification
  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Leadership/Management
  • Administrative/Leadership certification
  • Demonstrable experience managing College Board Programming

Minimum Experience:

  • 6 years experience, including 4 consecutive years of teaching performance that exceeds standards and expectations as evidenced by Performance Appraisal

Job Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Teaching certification and significant experience in STEM education.
  • Leadership experience in a school setting or educational institution.
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum development, instructional best practices, and assessment strategies.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Passion for promoting STEM education and inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM fields.
  • Show work flexibility
  • A high level of professionalism and consideration for the well-being of children

What we offer:

Aldar Education is a family of world-class, child-centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 22,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow, so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders.

We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, furnished accommodation, and free child school places. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching, and training. Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Education is keen to hear from like-minded, forward-thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenges and opportunities that we have to offer.

This job description is not all-inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company. As much as we would be delighted to entertain all applicants, due to the high volume of applications and robust selection process, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 10 business days.

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should forward the following :

• 1 side A4, letter of interest

• Most recent resume/CV

Aldar Education and ADNOC Schools are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to any relevant medical checks and clearance from appropriate safeguarding authorities.

Aldar Education is currently seeking to recruit to the position of Head of STEM and join our growing family of owned and operated schools in the UAE. The current vacancy is a senior role, based in ADNOC Schools and will support and work with all four of our campuses. ADNOC Schools are Massachusetts State Curriculum schools and provide high-quality learning environments in Abu Dhabi City and the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. This position will be for an August 2024 start.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Aldar Education and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group. ADNOC Schools managed and operated by Aldar Education, offer world-class amenities and are designed to provide learners with a 21st-century curriculum using the latest technology and world-class facilities.

Successful candidates will combine an excellent track record of effective leadership experience, developed in the UK, USA, or other international settings, with strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness with the ability to manage the demands and needs of a wide range of stakeholders from the Board level to parents, teachers, and Principals. Exceptional communication skills combined with being a visible leader and ambassador for the school are pivotal to this role.

The role requires high-level strategic thinking combined with a firm grasp of how to ensure outstanding education outcomes across the school. Candidates must be committed to working in partnership with other schools within the group and developing ways to engage with strategic partners to support the work of the school, the group as a whole, and the UAE’s wider education vision.

Successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region

Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development:

  •  The Head of STEM should design and develop a comprehensive STEM curriculum, it's crucial to align with educational standards and best practices. This includes integrating cross-disciplinary approaches that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity among students. By staying updated with advancements in STEM education, educators can incorporate relevant technologies and methodologies into the curriculum, ensuring students are well-prepared for the rapidly evolving fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Instructional Leadership:

  • The Head of STEM should provide guidance and support to teachers in implementing effective STEM teaching strategies and conduct regular observations, evaluations, and professional development sessions to improve teaching quality. Foster a collaborative and innovative teaching environment that inspires both students and educators.
  • Oversee all STEM-related programs, activities, and events within the school.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure seamless integration of STEM concepts across the curriculum.
  • Develop assessment tools and benchmarks that include Improved MAP and EmSAT/AP scores to measure student achievement and progress in STEM subjects.
  • Analyse data and utilize assessment results to drive continuous improvement in STEM programs.
  • Ensure equitable access and opportunities for all students to excel in STEM fields.

Partnerships and Outreach:

  • Build and maintain partnerships with external organizations, universities, and industry professionals to enrich STEM education
  • Organize STEM-related workshops, guest lectures, and student career exploration opportunities.
  • Help students to obtain STEM Scholarships
  • Engage parents, alumni, and the wider community in supporting STEM initiatives and promoting awareness.
  • Manage resources, budget allocation, and procurement of materials and equipment for STEM initiatives.

Applications:

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • 1 side A4, letter of interest
  • Most recent resume/CV

Aldar Education and ADNOC Schools are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to any relevant medical checks and clearance from appropriate safeguarding authorities.

 

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This is a Direct to School Job

Vision

The ADNOC Schools, in line with the UAE government's pioneering initiatives, aims to become a premier school in the region, graduating highly competent, socially responsible citizens and future national leaders.

​Mission

The mission of ADNOC Schools is to prepare Emirati and other students, through an academically rigorous curriculum, to achieve their highest potential in a global, technologically advanced society, where Arabic and Islamic values are honored and cultural differences are respected.

 

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This is a Direct to School Job

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is the second most populous city. Experienced educators or administrators seeking positions in the UAE can find great opportunities in Abu Dhabi.

Arabic
921.000
UAE Dirham
Islam
Hot desert climate
972.45 km²
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This is a Direct to School Job
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