New School: MYP Coordinator, Dubai

Closing date:

Dar Al Marefa Private SchoolDubai

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP - July 2019 latest.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Tax Free Package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

About Us:

An inspiring initiative by one of the most prominent UAE families Al Ghurair, Dar Al Marefa School is a top-ranked and widely recognised bilingual International Baccalaureate® school in Dubai, with a broader academic vision – to make a significant contribution to the next generation of the UAE by partnering with parents, friends and the local community.

Our Vision - is to create a community that fosters lifelong learning, is rooted in its values and beliefs, and is open minded, tolerant and appreciates diversity. Our graduates are principled and courageous individuals, ready to contribute to a more just and peaceful world. 

Our Mission - is to build a consistent, challenging and safe learning environment that supports each child in exploring their capabilities, encourages them to respect other cultures and embrace the world with open-mindedness, tolerance and confidence.

Dar Al Marefa is an IB World School offering a bilingual education in English and Arabic. Our curriculum reflects our respect for local and regional cultures while preparing our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our teaching staff from 17 different nationalities provide a world-class education to our student body from over 35 countries.

In 2019, we will move to a new state of the art campus we have developed alongside Pritzker Prize award winning architects RCR Arquitectes of Spain, with the aim of creating a healthy and enjoyable learning environment for our students, teachers and wider community. The new campus will cater to 2000 students across the 3 programs of PYP, MYP and DP. 

The role:

Dar al Marefa wish to appoint a talented and inspiring MYP Coordinator for their new school campus in Dubai. 

Reporting to the Leadership team, the MYP Coordinator will laise with the IBO in arranging workshops for the Middle School towards the recognition of the Middle School as an official  IB MYP member school, ensuring the school meet all regulations and deadlines. 

The successful applicant will help develop the curriculum, facilities and student safety including educational support. He/she will liaise with the teachers in the Arabic-medium and English-medium classes in order to successfully develop a fully bilingual Middle School.   

The MYP Coordinator will work with the Leadership team to develop a safe environment for the students; an acceptable level of behavioural expectations; a friendly, open and respectful relationship between the students and their parents and the staff; clearly understood lines of appropriate communication between the parents and the school; a working environment for the teachers where they feel valued and important members of the school community; a strong supportive programme for staff in professional development and their personal welfare. 


  • Bachelors degree in Education or equivalent.
  • IB or UK National curriculum exposure.
  • Minimum 5 years experience, most recently as MYP Coordinator contributing to schools overall improved rating.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as cross-cultural management understanding. 

Living in Dubai:

As one of the world’s most dynamic cities and an international hub, Dubai is one a major players in the international teaching market offering first-class education.

Dar al Marefa seek diversity and inspiring academics who have the same family values as we do. 

We provide a generous package which includes; a tax free salary, family residency visa, private family medical insurance, an annual flight allowance home for you and your family and tuition fee concessions. We can help you with the stress of relocation, and can provide you high quality company accommodation equipped with state of the art facilities. 

Application Process:

To apply, please click on the TES link. 

Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2019 

All appointments are subject to interview, successful references, visa and work permit approval as per UAE Labour law and KHDA approval.

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More about Dar Al Marefa Private School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 112602, Street 58/71 Mirdiff, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 288 5782