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Middle School Principal

The Universal American School Kuwait
Kuwait, Kuwait
Fully Furnished Apartment including utilities and internet services along with a small gym, access to a heated pool, full laundry facilities etc
Round Trip Airfare from home to Kuwait
Start date
Start June 2024
3 years
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Director/Principal
  • Master
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification
  • United States (USA), Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Master's degree from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution

The school prefers to hire teachers with advanced degrees and at least five to eight years of full-time teaching experience

Valid passport up to 3 years

Official degrees and their transcripts

Valid teaching certificate

An official copy of previous teaching experience letters, clearly stating the length of years of experience

Must be under the age of 60 due to VISA requirement

Must have a clean FBI Report/ Background Check

(Please check the Kuwait Embassy for Work VISA requirements)

  • Fully Furnished Apartment including utilities and internet services along with a small gym, access to a heated pool, full laundry facilities, etc.
  • Round Trip Airfare from home to Kuwait
  • Local and International opportunities for Professional Development 
  • Health Insurance - Worldwide coverage except for emergencies in the United States and Canada
  • Kuwait Governmental Insurance - up to 12 months Salary
  • Yearly Increments 
  • Free Tuition for children
  • End of Service Payment 
  • Continuous Service Bonus
  • Work permit/Residency costs paid by School and VISA costs
  • Settling-in Allowance


Principals must hold at least an earned Master's Degree, preferably in Educational Administration.  Principals must also either a) hold a valid professional certificate, with an appropriate position endorsement, from a recognized governmental authority, or b) meet the requirements of the school's accreditation agency.

Principals will have demonstrated professional ability through successful teaching and administrative experience.


Principals are expected to function in accordance with the school's policies and procedures, providing effective leadership in the administration and supervision of program and personnel in their respective divisions.

  1. Communicate regularly and effectively with staff and community on matters pertinent to the respective school division.
  2. Supervise all staff assigned to the respective school division, including office and support staff.
  3. Evaluate instructional and support personnel, recommending changes when and if appropriate.
  4. Provide guidance and assistance for teachers and/or other staff whose performance is not meeting expectations.
  5. Provide for focused in-service for their staffs, either as a separate division or in conjunction with others, as appropriate.
  6. Provide for the division-level orientation for new staff, whether locals or overseas hired, regardless of when new staff members joint the faculty during the school year.
  7. Assign staff to teaching and other duties as required by the program.
  8. Supervise instruction; assuring that the school's Curriculum is being implemented as prescribed in policy and regulation.
  9. Plan course needs, teacher workloads, and master schedules for the next school year.
  10. Review curriculum and evaluate programs, making suggestions for revisions and modifications as appropriate.
  11. Supervise the adoption, ordering and inventory of materials, texts, supplies, and equipment for their respective school divisions.
  12. Effectively mediate conflicts that may arise involving teachers and students, parents and/or other staff.
  13. Provide for class schedules, coordinating the use of common facilities with the other principals.
  14. Interview and make recommendations on the admission of new students.
  15. Promote involvement in academic and athletic competitions.
  16. Attend extra-curricular events, especially supporting competitions.
  17. Monitor attendance, all term grades and reports, and discipline data.
  18. Provide for the implementation of the school's discipline policies and regulations.
  19. Coordinate the graduation function for the respective division.
  20. Provide for formal Parent/Teacher conferences twice annually.
  21. Secure substitute teachers as required.
  22. Provide for staff check-out at the end of each year, to include inventories, cleaning, storage, orders and other such tasks as necessary.
  23. Report needs for maintenance, repairs and security.
  24. Provide leadership in the profession through memberships and participation in professional associations.

Participates in all school activities

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

The Universal American School – Kuwait, (UAS), is a non-profit, private, coeducational, college-preparatory day school serving a multi-national student body of approximately 1800 students from nursery to grade 12.  The school’s Owner: Mrs. Nora Al Ghanim is supported by an Advisory Board composed of 7 members who represent various aspects of Kuwait’s Business, Academic, Medical, and Political demographic. UAS is accredited by the Council of International Schools, (CIS), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (NEASC).

The Universal American School, celebrating its 48th year as a non-profit, private co-educational, college-preparatory day school serving an international student body of approximately 1730 Pre-School-12 students. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the school is located on a two-acre site in Hawally, a suburb of Kuwait City.

All teachers are highly qualified and experienced educators. UAS offers an American, student-centered academic program, enhanced with a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) options. Extra-curricular offerings include student government, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, drama, art, computer, and sustainability.  Additionally, a variety of athletics (basketball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, badminton, and track & field), and the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) round out a well-balanced learning community.

Our facility features swimming pools, an indoor gymnasium, a 320-seat auditorium, a well-equipped health clinic, and four high school and two middle school science labs. The school utilizes a wireless technology environment with a well-developed Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

UAS graduates attend top universities as global citizens. We invite you to join something truly special. Please visit our website at www.uas.edu.kw for more specifics about our school.

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