Aldar Education is currently seeking Learning Resource Coordinator – Aldar Education to support our growing family of owned and operated schools in the UAE.This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.Job PurposeTo lead and manage the Secondary library and promote whole school literacy.Responsibilities:Main Duties:Cataloguing all resources into the automated library system – DESTINY. All resources must be catalogued according to the Dewey system. Books must be labelled and covered.
Maintaining the library data base – ensuring that records of all pupils and teachers are up to date.
Following up overdue books from both pupils and teachers; receiving money for lost or damaged books; repairing damaged books.
Signing books in and out and re-shelving the returned books
Attending any necessary training associated with the duties of the post.
Selecting and ordering new books appropriate to each Key Stage and interests of the pupils, as well as the requirements from the teachers for resources to support the curriculum topics
Attend curriculum compliance meetings as required to ensure library stock meets compliance and culture sensitivity requirements.
Scan books for compliancy in line with Aldar policy and remove/cover noncompliant material
Collate annual order working within budget to select recourses appropriate to the age and interests of students, as well as resources to support curriculum topics.
Process all library resources to ensure they are shelf ready (labelling and covering as required).
Weed damaged or inappropriate stock as per CREW method
Maintain an attractive library environment which caters for all students’ needs.
Arranging author visits
Developing and delivering ‘library information literacy’ sessions to ensure that pupils are able to find the resources they require whether books/magazines or on-line, enabling pupils to become independent and effective library users
Liaising with teachers to ensure that topic-related resources are distributed to the classrooms as and when required
Maintaining an attractive library environment which caters for all pupils’ needs, to sit and read quietly or to carry out independent study
Redesigning the library in line with AYA vision, including creating a future-ready space with different zones (research/creative/relaxing/silent)
Promoting reading through attractive displays to encourage pupils to enjoy a wide range of literature to foster a love of books to become life-long readers.
Keeping up to date with new releases to be able to recommend books to pupils
Supervise behavior, support student use of library resources and facility at all times, either via drop-in or during scheduled library sessions
Communication with parents to discuss active ways to help support reading at home
Arranging book fairs with local book shop. Running House Competitions to promote whole school literacy
Running the ‘Book Club’ where pupils can order books from a catalogue, consolidate the order for the whole school and distribute books when they arrive
Supporting EAL students with their literacy, monitoring progress
Supporting teachers and running intervention groups
Responsible for database admin of Accelerated Reader. Enter classes and teaching staff, perform day to day functions to maintain the program, support teachers and manage resources to support AR within the library.
Running and Monitoring the AR and Star Reading quizzes and providing teachers with the necessary data.
Facilitating CATS testing
Complying with the requirements of health and safety, other relevant legislation, and school policies
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience:1 year experience in the same field.
Job Specifics, Knowledge & Skills:Excellent literacy and communication skills (both written and spoken) as a large part of the role involves communicating with SLT, Heads of Department, students and parents.
Overall, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, solution focused professional who has a flexible approach to work, one who is willing to take initiative, work as part of a team in an high achieving organisation and hit the ground running
What We OfferAldar Education are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.