Coordinator, IB Diploma Programme, United Arab Emirates

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Ras Al Khaimah AcademyUnited Arab Emirates

Date posted:
Start date: Mid-August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The IB Coordinator :

  • Fulfills an important management role with responsibility for the effective organization of a curriculum programme and contributing to policy formation.
  • Ensures the philosophy of the IB Learner Profile and ATLs are the central foci of the curriculum throughout the IBDP programme.

Responsible for:

  • Promoting the IB Diploma Programme, its philosophy and aims to the wider school community, increasing its uptake by students in the sixth form
  • Providing helpful and comprehensive information on the IBDP to parents and students both before choosing and while studying the programme
  • Recruiting and appointing suitably qualified and skilled teachers for the IBDP, in collaboration with the Head of Secondary
  • Coordinating the induction of teachers who are new to the IBDP and ensuring their successful adoption of IB approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Identifying PD opportunities and IB training for staff in the programme
  • Actively promote the IBDP throughout the school and in the community by taking appropriate initiatives
  • Ensuring the quality of provision in all aspects of the programme
  • Establishing critical and meaningful links with the IB, with other IB schools in the region to further develop the IBDP and opportunities for its enhancement
  • Maintaining IB publications and school records according to the guidelines of the IB
  • Ensuring that the school complies fully and punctually with all IB requirements and deadlines
  • Managing and notifying the business office of all payments and costs
  • Leading the school five-year review and consulting with the IB
  • Acting as an organized and effective member of the school’s Secondary Leadership Team
  • Assisting with the daily administration in the Secondary School
  • Planning Secondary School continuous improvement in collaboration with the Secondary Leadership Team
  • In conjunction with the Head of Secondary, Deputy Head and Student Support Coordinator, develop and oversee the admissions procedure to the IBDP
  • Managing and overseeing the provision of subject options, student option choices and the timetabling of them for the IBDP.
  • Ensuring quality control of schemes of work in each department through liaising with the HOD’s and using the managebac platform
  • Assist students in selecting and writing application for their university placements in conjunction with the academic counselling team
  • In conjunction with Deputy HOS and Head of the Sixth Form assist in organising the High School graduation ceremony.

Principal Objectives:-

  • To undertake tasks associated with the daily running of the IBDP
  • To promote the professional autonomy of all staff, in order that they may carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively
  • To support effective learning for all IBDP students
  • To organize parent conferences, assemblies, open days, etc. as required by the Head of Secondary
  • To be available for supervision and on-call duty during class time as required of all senior leadership staff
  • To liaise with parents in order to support teachers and students
  • To be responsible for creating an effective academic calendar for assessment and reporting to maximize learning time and manage workload for all IBDP students and teachers
  • To liaise closely with Deputy Head-Pastoral and the Student Support Coordinator to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Key attributes, qualifications and experience

  • The successful candidate will have and demonstrate
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the IBDP as a teacher
  • Experience as a Head of Department or a similar leadership role in the IBDP
  • Experience as an examiner, workshop leader or other senior IB role would be a strong advantage
  • Experience of curriculum development and staff performance development
  • A strong sense of values coupled with a strong understanding of the school’s mission, vision and aims
  • A high level of organization, energy and drive to achieve the best outcomes for students
  • A high level of openness and honesty in working with colleagues
  • A strong sense of teamwork
  • The ability to think quickly, respond to situations and be consistent in decision-making.

We Offer

  • An attractive employment package that includes tax free salary, free accommodation, free utilities and medical insurance, end of service gratuity and annual return flights to the home country
  • A supportive teaching environment with a commitment to Professional Development
  • The opportunity to live and work in a wonderful and liberal part of  UAE with an amazing cultural and geographical past

The Recruitment Process

Candidates interested in applying must provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Letter of application, stating why they are the best candidate for the role, addressing the criteria and responsibilities outlined above.
  • Contact details for three referees, who must be direct line managers/supervisors. At least one must be from the candidate’s current school. 

The deadline for applications is Thursday 15th March

Candidates will be shortlisted for telephone/video call interviews, with final face-to-face interviews to be held subsequently

Please contact the PA to the Head of Secondary with any queries that you may have regarding the positions advertised:


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More about Ras Al Khaimah Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 975, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 7 2362441
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