Director of Information Technology

GEMS Group Holdings Limited
AED 800,000 - 1,000,000
Job description

13617 - Director of Information Technology


Location: UAE - Dubai

Closing Date 06-Mar-2023

About the Role

GEMS International School is recruiting for an outstanding Director of Information Technology to join their team in August 2023.

Job Scope:

The school’s Director of Information Technology fulfills an important organizational role:
- This person is responsible for the effective management of the I.T.
- Program and contributes to policy formation. Together with the management administration, he/she assists with planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating technology and information literacy.
- Integrated instructional professional development programs to improve instruction.

Key Accountabilities:

-Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
-Establish procedures and time frames to provide students with academic, personal, social, emotional and psychological counseling.
-Identifies and collaborates with curriculum and instruction coordinators to inform best instructional practices, successful staff development practices, integrated technology training, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
-Hosts and presents workshops and professional training as needed/requested.
-Identifies and evaluates new technological developments and evaluates these for appropriateness in education.
-Leads in collaboration with administration, systems development to ensure effective and productive use of all technical resources.
-Manages IT department to ensure effective operations and support of all stakeholders.
-Provides parent training in use of school technology systems.
-Assists in designing and implementing technical policies and procedures.
-Conceptualizes, launches and delivers multiple IT projects on time and within allocated budget.
-Fosters a collaborative working environment among IT personnel, faculty, staff, suppliers, consultants and partners.
-Communicates with and understands the needs of non-technical clients.
-Interacts with all levels of education and management.
-Lead groups, analyzes situations and needs, and carries out Head of School directives.
-Works closely with GEMS related projects and I.T. developments.
-Manages systems of communication with all stakeholders regarding IT needs, policies and procedures.
-Work with the senior management team to develop experiences and activities which are beneficial for students’ holistic development, and which promote responsibility, leadership skills, cooperation and other personal and social skills.
-Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
-Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
-Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
-Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors

Qualifications: College degree.

Teacher’s training qualification.

Skills: Clear communication skills, verbal and written.
Strong ICT skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Good interpersonal skills.

About Your Benefits About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

GEMS International School, Dubai Hills, opened in September, 2013, as a premier school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. With a strong multicultural student body and faculty of over 93 nationalities, we educate our students on the importance of Respect, Trust and Ambition (the three values in our school culture which underlie all we do). Through developing these core personal and social skills, and maintaining the GEMS Education ethos of learning for life and philanthropy, our students become truly global citizens. This year we have introduced the IB Career-related Programme to our pathways post-16 and also the Tareeqi Programme, our in-house KHDA approved SEN pathway. Our community is known for its warmth and inclusivity, with student leadership and responsibility (at all ages) highly valued. Our school is committed to digital citizenship and our dedicated Digital Learning Coaches enable students to discover ways that technology can assist and enhance their learning. Our students are not the only learners: our faculty is dedicated to self-improvement and sharing best practice through the highest levels of professional development.

To learn more please visit About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.

To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.