Director Charter Schools Aldar Education Abu Dhabi

Aldar Education is currently seeking a Director Charter Schools to support their Charter schools in the UAE. This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group. The Director Charter Schools will be fully responsible to effectively lead all school improvement strategies of the Charter schools and to have commercial and education line management of all Charter schools. The incumbent will continuously strive to exceed internal & external customer expectations, capitalizing the economic profit and return on capital investment, while embracing the Aldar Education Core Values.

Responsibilities of Director

Main Duties:

  • Provide robust and intellectual leadership, vision and strategic direction to achieve the highest levels of performance and ensure a culture of continuous improvement across all key areas.
  • Lead and support Charter schools in order to build capacity and capability towards meeting current and future challenges in line with company priorities.
  • Foster highly effective relationships with other members of the team responsible for central functions, (such as People & Culture; Finance; Marketing; Enrolments and IT, etc) in meeting identified key objectives.
  • Work alongside the Executive Director of Education and other members of the Executive Leadership Team in the delivery of the company’s stated outcomes against a clearly defined set of performance indicators and standards.
  • Work alongside the Executive Director of Education and the Executive Leadership Team to deliver the education strategy, mission and vision for Charter schools. Through direct reports, ensure schools are aligned and articulate the identified strategic direction and build a shared sense of vision and purpose for all schools and their communities.
  • To support and advise HQ departments and Charter School Principals on efficient and effective school operation processes, strategy and development and any other duties as required by the Executive Director of Education.

Specific Duties:

Educational Leadership:

  • Inspire and support direct reports in the delivery of high standards of student achievement, increased student progress, school inspection increases using available data to drive improvement.
  • Support Leadership and other senior staff to shape the strategic direction, guiding the delivery of specified educational goals and directives for Charter schools.
  • Provide quality assurance of all strategic documents such as schools strategic. improvement/development plans and self evaluations, taking appropriate action as required.
  • Lead in the effective implementation (and ongoing review) of learning and assessment frameworks that use benchmarking and value add data, to monitor and report student progress and achievement.
  • Quality assure curriculum offers and champion new educational thinking and educational initiatives in conjunction with the Senior Executive team and schools.
  • Support Charter Principals in the most appropriate educational strategies ensuring equity of educational outcomes to enrich the school as a learning environment for its students, families and the wider community.
  • To provide effective, innovative and professional leadership and direction for Charter Principals and other staff coaching, mentoring and talent managing to achieve the best outcomes for children.
  • Provide support and guidance in relation to inspection planning, preparation and quality assuring the SEF. (School self evaluation form).

Relationship Management

  • Promote and represent the company effectively and positively to all internal and external stakeholders. Seek opportunities to expand its role across the UAE and globally.
  • Represent the company at school functions, interacting with parents in a professional. Collaborative manner to build trust in the company and strong community relations.
  • Develop strong relationships with education authorities and other government entities in order to establish. Maintain a positive reputation that enhances the company’s standing.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with other members of the Leadership Team. Other colleagues at HQ to ensure a positive and collegial working environment that enables the company’s goals to be met.

People Responsibilities, Leadership & Management

  • Support the leadership teams and schools to draft, deliver and update relevant plans as required and undertake monitoring. Evaluation and reporting of progress within Aldar Education Charter schools.
  • Connect and share good practice within and across the school network to raise standards.
  • Identify and implement strategies to raise standards of teaching and learning, including the creation of experts to support recommendations.
  • Plan and deliver effective training and development programmes which meet identified needs within the schools.
  • Support appropriate staff in the development and implementation of strategic planning. Ensure, regular reviews and monitors the strategic plan and targets in each of the.

Job Requirements of Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Master’s in Education or Education Leadership or NPQH or similar professional qualification.

Minimum Experience

  • At least 15 years of experience in education. A minimum of 5 years school based leadership experience at Principal or Head Teacher level. Or, a minimum of 5 years in an education group leadership position.

Skills & Knowledge Desired of Director

  • Fluent English communication skills, written and oral.
  • Arabic speaking skills is essential.
  • Attention to detail with diligent follow up, and able to execute in a timely manner.
  • Skilled in multi tasking and handling pressure.
  • Organizational ability, of self and others.
  • Forethought and forward planning (particularly as this relates to local Government compliance matters).
  • Strong ability to foster working environment that promotes trust, equality and fairness.
  • Capable of influencing people and talented in networking with cultural sensitivity.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong drive in the achievement of objectives.
  • Great innovative thinking ability.
  • Demonstrates commitment and encourages employee engagement.
  • Strong and consistent supervisory skills.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Strong commercial acumen.

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