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Job Description

Job Title:
Assistant Principal
School / Location:
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Work Days / Hours:
210 days @ 8 hours per day
Eligible Applicants:
Position Start Date:
Application Deadline:
Until filled
Reports to:
Ronnie Caldwell, Principal
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The International Schools Group (ISG) is a not-for-profit, forward-looking school district in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.  Our five schools are co-educational day schools delivering Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12 in the American program and Foundation Stage 1 through Year 13 in the British program to expatriate children and some students from the host country.  Students enroll in either an American or British curriculum education that encompasses these higher-level programs: Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma and/or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at American School Dhahran, ISG Dammam, and ISG Jubail and (I)GCSE and A levels at British School Dhahran. 


Founded in 1962 and now in its 60th year, ISG was originally established to serve the needs of expatriate families working for the U.S. Consulate in Dhahran.  

From its initial enrollment of six students to its present status as a district of five schools with approximately 3,200 students, ISG has earned a reputation for providing the highest quality American and British education.  Today, over 50 nationalities make up the ISG community.


The district is governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by school councils, and the U.S. Consulate General Dhahran, and is licensed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education. 


Our schools are accredited by some of the top institutions in the world: the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), British Schools Overseas (BSO), and the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Our Mission, Core Values, and Strategic Goals

We inspire innovation and compassionate action.  

Respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility … with a commitment to act.

ISG is committed to four strategic school improvement goals.  Three of these are student-centered: 1) learner agency, 2) compassionate action, and 3) growing literacy.  The fourth goal is an organizational capacity goal striving for system coherence

ISG Learns

Our schools are guided by our district mission, learning principles and assessment beliefs.  Our shared focus is further complemented by the diversity of our community and core divisional curricula as we work in partnership with the community to educate tomorrow's future leaders. ISG maintains an emphasis on progressive teaching and learning. Curriculum and learning programs at ISG are evaluated and reviewed cyclically through current research and trends in education. This ensures that our programs meet the highest standards of excellence and are being implemented most effectively in the classroom in order to enhance program outcomes and learning targets.  

The 2021-2022 ISG Learning Report showcases academic success, college acceptances, and professional development at ISG.


The American School Dhahran (ASD) seeks a dynamic candidate with proven school leadership experience to join ASD on August 1, 2023 to serve as the Elementary Assistant Principal beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.  The Elementary Assistant Principal will join a school leadership team comprised of the Principal, Assistant Principals, and grade level and department facilitators.

American School Dhahran at a glance

First established in 1962 as Dhahran Academy, American School Dhahran offers an American, standards-based curriculum to 1200 KG1 - Grade 12 students with select AP and IB courses available at the high school level. 

Courses are designed based on established and respected standards and are not taught simply from textbooks, a model shown to be innovative in terms of moving to increased student-centered classrooms focused on learner agency. The continually updated curricular areas are designed with learner outcomes as the focus, and excellent text materials are used as primary sources of information. American School Dhahran is currently led by one Principal and three Assistant Principals, one at each level (Elementary, Middle, High).

ISG is committed to the safety and protection of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information on ISG, please see the website:


Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)
  • Administer disciplinary procedures in accordance with district and school policies, receives referrals and confers with students, parents, and teachers
  • Respond to and resolves parent, student, and staff concerns and complaints.
  • Serve on discipline or expulsion panels as assigned
  • Monitor and organize attendance: prepare letters, call parents and attend meetings as needed regarding absent or tardy students
  • Provide direction to a variety and observations: provide feedback as appropriate
  • Participate as needed in Student Success Team meetings
  • Attend meetings and offers support as needed to the Parent/Teacher Group
  • Oversee the admissions procedures at the school and supports the registrar in performing their duties
  • Be the site system administrator for Skywards (SIS)
  • Be the site administrator for Google
  • Be the site administrator for NWEA MAP; responsible for preparing and maintaining rosters; training proctors; preparing and overseeing the testing schedule; communicating to parents, students and teachers; producing necessary reports for upload to the SIS
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal
Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with a qualification in Education 
  • Master’s degree preferred in Educational Leadership
Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:


  • In leading a team 
  • In Elementary Teaching
  • As an International school Assistant Principal


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Maturity to handle a range of situations
  • Highly-developed communication and creative problem-solving and organization skills
  • Sound knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate effective decision-making using data
  • Ability to learn quickly, synthesize information, adapt, and apply learnings