Secondary school coordinator

Type : Expatriate

Category : Expatriate teaching and leadership vacancies

Position:  Cambridge International Secondary Coordinator

Salary: Highly Competitive  

Contract Period: 1 academic year

Summary of package benefits: Tax-free salary, flight allowance at the start and end of placement, fully equiped accommodation, medical insurance and free tuition for up to 2 dependent children of any age as standard.

Professional qualities and experience 

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred with specialization in teaching, education, administration or related fields from universities in one of the following countries: Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, USA

At least six years of teaching experience (IGCSE or AS/A-Level preferred) and previous experience as a CIE Secondary coordinator

Experience in implementing best practices in curriculum, staff development, and instruction

Personal qualities associated with good human relations and interpersonal relations

Ability to lead staff toward instructional improvement and conduct professional learning sessions

Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines

Fluency in both written and spoken English


General Responsibilities and Duties

The CIE Secondary Coordinator serves as the curricular, instructional and professional learning leader of the Secondary School and is responsible for the development of all phases of the Secondary School Programme (typically for 12 to 17 year olds). The CIE Coordinator will assist the Deputy Principal and the School Administration in the formulation and execution of the school’s curricular improvement and strategic development plans.


Scope and Nature of the Position

The CIE Secondary Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the Cambridge Secondary Learning and Teaching Curriculum within the school ensuring that IGCSE and AS/A-Level Programmes are implemented and developed in line with the requirements of Cambridge International standards and practices.

It is an expectation that this person will have extensive knowledge and experience with delivery and coordination of the Cambridge Lower Secondary, IGCSE and AS/A-Level Programmes.

The CIE Secondary Coordinator will be expected to work within the Leadership Team to realise the Centre’s Vision and Mission.

The CIE Secondary Coordinator will be expected to work with year level and single subject teaching teams, and the parent community, demonstrating outstanding communication skills. The role also requires supporting and monitoring teachers to ensure that an inquiry approach to learning is delivered across the school and curriculum/syllabus standards are followed.



Ensure all relevant CIE communication is shared with all staff

Enable all communication and collaboration among all staff involved in implementing the programme

Ensure that Grades 9-12 have a well-organized curriculum that is articulated with and builds on the Grade 6-8 programme, ensuring that there is a concurrency of learning between classes in the same subject and level

Inform the Board about the progress being made in terms of implementation and development

Promote Growth Mindset throughout the School

Ensure information about IGCSE and AS/A-Level Programme is delivered clearly and effectively to all members of the school and maintain an effective communication between the school and CIE office


Professional Development

Assist the deputy principal in the leadership and management of the Secondary School, with a specific focus on Grades 6-12

Ensure all staff members are made aware of professional development opportunities available and encourage participation

Organise teacher support with planning, modelling and strategies in learning environments

Mentor and assist teaching staff in implementing IGCSE and AS/A-Level Curriculum and guide them with regard to using endorsed resources



Be familiar with and promote understanding and use of all IGCSE and AS/A-Level documents

Ensure that policies are formulated for teaching, learning and assessment

Lead the process of developing or reviewing the school’s curriculum documents on a regular basis

Ensure prompt and clear communication with the school community of key CIE Secondary documents and make sure that teachers have access to Cambridge International support site and are using it

Registering students to Checkpoint, IGCSE and AS/A-Level examinations.

Prepare an annual report for the administration and Board following the progress of Secondary Year groups as well as Checkpoint, IGCSE and AS/A-Level examination session