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Academic Advisor
Permanent vacancy in Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Job Reference:
Private  International , Nursery, Primary & Secondary School
Type of Post:
Permanent, Full Time
Application type :
Overseas & Local applicants accepted
Jun 30, 2020
Job Start Date:
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Academic Advisor needed in Saudi Arabia | International School
I am seeking an experienced Academic Advisor to join my client as of August 2020. My client is an American curriculum school serving a mainly Saudi population of students. As the school is growing and expanding, they are needing experienced staff that are able to lead by example and have proven experience to help raise the rest of the staff in the school.  As an Academic Director your role will be to work closely with the whole school Principal and the Curriculum Designer to ensure that teachers are delivering a high and consistent level of teaching and learning.
The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering of observing lessons, delivering outstanding lessons, providing feedback to teachers, working 1-1 to or in groups to ensure the department and school are working in line with the schools vision, ethos and mission and that teaching is done to promote and enquiry based learning model.
Requirements to apply
  1. Degree in English, maths or science
  2. A valid teaching qualification e.g. valid teaching license or PGCE etc
  3. Ideally an M.Ed
  4. A minimum of 10 years in education, ideally in a similar role.
  5. Experience of leading in the GCC is beneficial
  6. Western trained
  7. A high command of written and spoken English
  8. Up to date with modern pedagogy
The school opened its doors in 2004, with a purpose built building delivering the USA Common Core at Primary, Middle and High School and follows the California state Common Core programme. Students study towards the American Diploma.  The core teaching subjects are delivered in line with American standards. However the Arabic and Islamic studies are delivered in line with MOE's requirements.  Most of the teachers are from Arabic backgrounds where English is not the first language and so you will be required to turn-key the pedagogy over time by showing and sharing good practise.  You will be required to work with the Curriculum Developer to ensure the curriculum delivered is attainable for the students the schools have.  In addition you may be involved in part of the hiring process to identify key strengths of candidates that would be able to work to the high standards you will set for teachers
Important Qualities:
  1. Positive, self-motivated, dedicated and accountable self-starter
  2. Strong business skills to manage school operation effectively.
  3. Strong communication skills including good writing and speaking skills to communicate to parents and staff effectively.
  4. Strong Interpersonal skills to be able to develop good relationships with parents, children and staff.
  5. Strong leadership and management skills to be able to inspire staff to work diligently, supervise staff and enforce rules and regulations, resolve conflicts
  6. Strong problem-solving skills to resolve issues and conflicts
  7. Effective organizational skills to maintain clear records about students and staff, be able to multitask when multiple people or situations require attention.
  8. Good computer skills (emails, MS Word, Excel, google docs, Power Point etc.)
Job Description/Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible reviewing the curriculum
  2. Working with the Curriculum Developer to raise the framework or amend to make sure it is in line with the students ability and understanding
  3. Carry out model lessons
  4. Shadow teachers
  5. Carry out lesson observations and provide feedback
  6. Deliver INSET's where needed, in departments, 1-1 or whole school
  7. Supervise staff & enforce school policy
  8. Ensure facilities are maintained and cleaned according to state regulations
  9. Direct, lead and inspire staff to realize their full potential
Salary Package
  1. A competitive TAX FREE salary package
  2. FREE housing
  3. FREE visa cover
  4. FREE medical insurance
  5. Gratuity bonus as per Saudi Labour law
  6. A 2 year contract
If you believe you meet the criteria above, send your CV to ash@SeekTeachers.com

Minimum Application Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirement: M.Ed, B.Ed or a relevant Bachelor's Degree with a Teaching Qualification
10 Years
Type of Staff:
Male or Female can apply to this job
Must be western trained (USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa)
Must be a native speaker of English
Newly Qualified Teachers are NOT considered
Prefer candidates with international experience
Open University qualification(s) are NOT accepted
Experienced teachers with no qualification are NOT accepted
**Preference given to those that have done the role of an Academic Supervisor before
**Having a Master's is beneficial
**Experience of teaching in the Middle East is beneficial to your application
**If you have experience of working in an Islamic environment/students is beneficial for you

Remuneration Package

Salary Range:
Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualification, TAX FREE
Based on application  fully furnished Housing provided
State/Public medical provided
Flight(s) provided annual flights are provided for the teacher
Bereavement Leave:
Bereavement leave given
Emergency Evacuation:
Emergency evacuation given
Gratuity Amount:
Gratuity Amount of the end of service bonus pay is 3 weeks per annum completed and paid at the end of the contract is provided
Contract Length:
2 years contract renewable on mutual agreement
Additional information:
**Scope for career development 

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Please Note: The job description and requirements above have come directly from the employer and not from SeekTeachers. This is an overseas position with different cultural beliefs and a segregated learning policy and as such it satisfies the criteria of a genuine requirement for the post, under schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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