Experienced teachers are needed to staff these new US curriculum Charter Schools in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain UAE managed by Alef Education. Charter schools are state funded schools for local Emirati children. They use the US Common Core curriculum, modified to meet the local needs. The schools are run by an independent company with western management who have lots of experience with Ed Tech.
This is an opportunity to be in at the ground floor of a new project, and candidates must have especially good personal and professional resiliency, cultural awareness, a high tolerance for uncertainty and a ‘roll up your sleeves and pitch-in’ attitude. The salaries and packages reflect the high level of professionalism needed. New projects are always filled with unknowns, and the schools need staff who look upon challenges as opportunities rather than staff who want the certainty of a finished product.
These particular schools are boys-only Middle Schools, serving grades 6-8. These are formative years where young minds are it’s natural to test boundaries, therefore having excellent relationship building skills, a good knowledge of the culture, a flexible pedagogy and appropriate classroom management techniques are essential. We find that teachers either love or hate this age range and we are looking for those who love it!
The rewards are many. Along with an excellent teacher employment package that includes a tax free salary of 12,000 to 15,000 AED (about US$3300-4000) per month for teachers depending on experience, a 2 year contract, flights yearly, and housing or a housing allowance and generous medical coverage, there are intangibles such as a greater understanding of local culture, deeper ties to the community, making your mark on a transformation project and a sense of having made a real impact to the lives of these boys and their families.
Note that, unlike international schools, UAE Charter schools are not suitable for dependent children of teaching staff. An education allowance of AED 15,000 per child per year for up to two children is given instead to help alleviate the cost of private education. Candidates are encouraged to do their research to make sure it meets their needs.
January 2021 Vacancies (All Middle School G6-8 level)
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