|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Date Posted||May 4, 2021|
Teaching / Education
MYP Coordinator ( English subject specialist)
Business Unit: GEMS Modern Academy
Location: UAE – Dubai
Closing Date 20-May-2021
About the Role
We are looking for a MYP Coordinator (with a background in the teaching-learning of English) to join our exceptional team to start in September 2021.
The role of the IB MYP Coordinator is to plan and oversee the implementation and management of the program. Through coordination with teachers, administrators, and the IB regional and global office, the coordinator is responsible for the full planning, implementation and delivery of the curriculum including documentation, reporting, analysis, and evaluation.
As a MYP Coordinator, you will need to:
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
Report to the Principal, Vice Principal and the school’s Senior Leadership Team
Assume responsibility for the implementation and development of the MYP curriculum within the spirit of the school’s vision and mission statement from Candidacy and beyond.
Ensure that all IBO databases about the school are up to date and deadlines and procedures from IBO are met
Develop the strategic plan, leading the accreditation and review processes
Initiate professional training programs that will enable the teaching staff to successfully introduce and develop the IB programs in their classroom successfully; the trainings will include professional learning communities, inter-disciplinary unit development, and current pedagogy and assessment practices
Provide instructional leadership to individual teachers through mentoring, peer support, goal evaluations, and team-teaching opportunities
Model highly effective principles of teaching and instructional differentiation
Assist teachers in developing learning targets for students.
Effectively model, communicate and support the implementation of best practices, GEMS culture of kindness and the core values
Demonstrate positive leadership and highly effective communication skills
Contribute positively to team building
Lead and attend all related department /grade level meetings
Proactively address grade/department concerns and resolve them in a timely, sensitive and professional manner
Assist in the preparation of necessary documentation of curriculum materials and timetables
Plan and manage production of annual budget and collateral material
Monitor appropriate quality and quantity of homework and communication by team members with student families.
Additionally, as English Coordinator, you will be responsible for running a successful department and should have previous experience implementing outstanding teaching and learning practice both within the classroom and across a wider department setting. Previous MYP experience is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
3-5 years of solid and demonstrable classroom teaching experience in a well reputed IB curriculum school
A certified teaching qualification at degree level, such as Master’s Degree, B.Ed., PGCE, PGDE or equivalent
The desire to provide outstanding teaching and learning
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package.
Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.
About the School
Established in 1986, GEMS Modern Academy is a premium school in Dubai. Though steeped in its proud heritage as an Indian school, Modern is now also a PYP Candidate school and offers the IBDP in the senior years. The Dubai School Inspections Bureau has rated Modern an ‘Outstanding’ school for the last 9 years consecutively. Dedicated to shaping and building the student’s character, Modern has been recognized for excellence in teaching, learning and 21st century pedagogical approaches. In recognition of the role we play in preparing children to take on the challenges of world citizenship, the school has over the years won top accolades in the Gulf region such as The Hamdan Award for Distinguished Academic Excellence and School Administration and the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Program Award. Modern encourages its students to take their place on a global platform through forward thinking, innovation and technology. Modern is the first school to be deemed a certified incubator by Dubai SME. Exam results (2019-2020) - ISC: Topper – 99%. Batch average – 90.43%, IBDP: Topper – 45 points. Batch average – 35.3 points.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
- Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.