Associate Principal Job In Dubai


The Associate Principal is responsible for providing academic, people and professional learning leadership for all staff which sustains the school’s continuing improvement, secures a high-quality education for all its students, enabling them to achieve their full potential in terms of academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and cultural development, and forges further collaboration and partnership across local networks. The AP also co-leads on all strategic initiatives as assigned to the Principal/CEO of the school.

Expected Qualifications:

A Degree and Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent are essential.

A master’s degree in educational leadership or the willingness to undertake one is desirable.

Expected Experience:

At least 10 years’ experience in education and at least 7 years’ experience in a Senior Leadership position.

Job-Specific Skills, knowledge & exemplar behaviours:

Expert as analyst, communicator, innovator, leader, motivator, influencer, presenter, strategist.

Great communication skills

An emotionally intelligent and capable person

An analytical and strategic thinker

Scenario modeller

High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted strategic projects in conjunction with day-to-day tactical activities.

Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along and work with diverse personalities; tactful, mature.

Participative management style – advocate of team concept.

Ability to establish credibility and be decisive—but can recognize and support senior management’s preferences and priorities to advance the organization.

Results and people oriented, with judgment to balance other business considerations. Service oriented, but assertive/persuasive.

GEMS Education is one of the worlds oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. It is a highly-regarded choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region. As a company founded in the UAE in 1959, it holds an unparalleled track-record of providing diverse curricula and educational choices to all socio-economic means. Operating 47 owned and operated schools, and a further three managed in the MENA region, GEMS Education currently serves over 115,000 students; and through its growing network of schools as well as charitable contributions is fulfilling the founders vision of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.


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