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Director of Education

Job Title: Director of Education
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 903
Contact Name: Sana Kamangar
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Director of Education for an educational centre for children in Erbil, Iraq.

The selected candidate should manage the day-to-day organisation of the daycare centre and ensure high standards of care, education, safety and well-being of children, their families and the day-care staff in line with the centre's set strategy and overall objectives


Educational Leadership

  • Prepare the long, medium and short term curriculum plans for the early years setting and obtain approval from the center’s HQ (Head Quarters)
  • Ensures that effective and appropriate educational programs are delivered to all students and are implemented by all teachers
  • Establishes and maintains clear, consistent educational methodologies of implementation in line with the center approach
  • Considers the implementation of various measures to assess the achievement of each child
  • Work together with head teachers, coordinator, and external advisors in implementing the approved curriculum plans
  • Maintain all records of children in line with the center’s requirements
  • Encourage the active participation of all parents in the activities of the daycare
  • Organize and facilitate termly progress meetings with parents in line with the center’s reporting system
  • Ensure that the center’s policies and procedures are implemented in the daycare center

Parents Management

  • Manage the relationship with the parents and their expectations in line with the center’s policies and procedures
  • Answer and attend to parents requests and inquiries
  • Ensure that all quality standards are followed

Organizational & Management Skills

  • Demonstrates effective organizational skills that result in compliance with all legal, and Board mandates and timelines
  • Ensure the adequate recruitment, evaluation and retention strategies, namely:
    • Perform recruitment and selection process in line with the center’s position requirements
    • Facilitate regular staff meetings and curriculum planning meetings
    • Offer support, advice, supervision and direction to all staff members
    • Ensures effective systems are in place for the selection, supervision, development and performance review of all staff and carry out regular appraisal of staff performance
    • Implement retention and motivational programs


  • Organize special events for marketing the facility in line with the center’s marketing strategies and plan
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to the targeted community, including guest workshops, and participating at relevant events and appropriate activities
  • Facilitate partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to students and families to broaden the impact and reach of the centre. 
  • Participate on local and committees or meetings related to after school programs, as necessary
  • The objective of the marketing is to create awareness about the center in the local community and recruitment of students in line with the approved budget

Fiscal responsibility

  • Manage the daycare budget, maintain income and expenditures account, carry out banking duties, keep petty cash record, provide a monthly budget update to the Board, and compile end-of-year accounts to coordinate with the center’s HQ
  • Order equipment and supplies when necessary, following the necessary approval
  • Ensure the daycare is adequately insured and all safety equipment is maintained and regularly services (including fire equipment, first aid resources)

Strategic Planning

  • Provides leadership for the development and review of a multi-year strategic plan, in accordance with the Board Policy
  • Ensures appropriate involvement of the board (approval of process and timelines, establishment of board priorities and outcomes, key results and final board approval).
  • Reports regularly on results achieved and district improvement plans.


  • Female candidates are accepted
  • Bachelor’s degree in education
  • Teaching diploma is a plus
  • Child friendly person with 6+ years of experience in pre-school/daycare center either as assistant director or director
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish is a must.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.