Career Opportunities

AKELC Lead/Master Teacher

An exceptional Early Years Lead/Master Teacher is sought for a high calibre early learning centre in Dubai that has a Nursery and Preschool Programme. The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) is a small boutique nursery and preschool, with a staff of 25, serving approximately 100 children, ages 1-4 years. This exemplary early learning centre can be viewed at www.akelcdubai.org. The AKELC, Dubai is supported by the global network of the Aga Khan Education Services www.akdn.org.

The purpose-built facilities in Oud Metha are modern, well maintained and provide children and teachers with exceptional teaching and learning spaces. This position at the AKELC is a new teaching and leadership position with competitive conditions of employment. The suitable candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Master’s Degree in Education, with ECE credentials (preferred);
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching as a qualified early years teacher with exceptional practical knowledge and understanding of early years education;
  • Documented expertise in one or more of the following: delivering quality early years professional development, teacher training, coaching, mentoring, curriculum/product development and/or supervision of others; special education (SEN);
  • Experience in Dubai or other international educational settings would be an advantage;
  • Exceptional energy and vision, willingness to teach, lead and coach others;
  • Leadership experience preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written language proficiency in English; current IT skills and expertise.

The salary and benefits will depend on the appropriate expertise and qualifications (NOTE: An international benefits package is available for individuals not currently living in Dubai).

Only those with the above expertise who have proven themselves to be motivated, passionate early childhood professionals with a vision of excellence will be considered.

For more information or to submit the required documents please email Irnesa Hodzic at irnesa.hodzic@akelcdubai.org. only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Required documents for consideration of the position

  1. CV
  2. cover letter of interest and expertise
  3. names and contact details of 3 professional references