Academic Data Manager | Deira International school | Dubai

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary

Website Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

As a diversified organisation, we bring the quality and reputation of more than 200 companies into your life. Al-Futtaim’s 42,000 dedicated employees are committed to helping you make the right choice – no matter your location or need – in sectors as varied as automotive, retail, real estate and finance.

Academic Data Manager | Deira International school | Dubai

Date: 28 Nov 2023

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

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Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) owns and provides governance to Deira International School.  AFEF aims to realise its vision of taking education in the UAE to the next level of future readiness and of preparing students for an increasingly globalised and technologically advanced world. Al Futtaim Education Foundation is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximising its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavour.

Academic Data Manager – Deira International school 

Role Overview:

The Academic Data Manager at Deira International School will play a pivotal role in overseeing the management of student data, conducting comprehensive data analysis, and identifying trends using the iSams and Go4Schools systems. This critical position involves analysing data across the entire school to meet both internal and external requirements, aiding in data-driven decision-making to enhance our academic programs and outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Data Oversight and Management:
    • Lead the collection, organization, and management of academic data, ensuring its accuracy, integrity, and compliance with data privacy regulations.
    • Implement rigorous data quality control measures to maintain reliable datasets.
  2. Data Analysis and Reporting:
    • Utilise in-depth analysis of academic data to uncover trends, patterns, and insights that inform improvements in our academic programs.
    • Prepare and present regular reports to administrators, showcasing data findings and compliance with the KHDA inspection framework and success indicators.
  3. Database Governance:
    • Manage and maintain academic databases and information systems, ensuring seamless integration.
    • Spearhead data migration, integration, and extraction processes to support reporting and analysis requirements.
    • Collaborate closely with the IT Director to guarantee database security and establish robust backup procedures.
  4. Technology Collaboration:
    • Collaborate effectively with IT teams to implement and maintain academic information systems, including student information systems (SIS) and learning management systems (LMS).
    • Contribute to the integration of diverse data sources and systems, creating a unified academic data ecosystem.
    • Oversee annual roll-over procedures, ensuring the preservation of data integrity.
  5. Compliance and Security:
    • Guarantee adherence to data protection regulations and institutional policies.
    • Develop and enforce stringent data security protocols to safeguard sensitive academic information.
  6. Training and Support:
    • Provide comprehensive training to teaching staff and administrative teams in data entry procedures and the utilization of academic data systems.
    • Offer continuous support and guidance to users in accessing and interpreting academic data.
  7. Continuous Enhancement:
    • Collaborate closely with academic departments and administrators to identify areas for enhancement based on data-driven insights.
    • Offer recommendations on optimizing data collection, presentation, and highlighting for analysis.
  8. Project Leadership:
    • Manage and oversee academic data-related projects, including data migrations, system upgrades, and software implementations.
    • Develop comprehensive project plans, establish timelines, and manage budgets while ensuring up-to-date documentation for systems and processes.
  9. Communication Facilitation:
    • Facilitate seamless communication and coordination between academic departments, administrators, and IT teams regarding data-related needs and initiatives.
  10. Standardized Assessments Management:
    • Collaborate with Assistant Heads of Schools to coordinate, schedule, and administer termly testing of baseline assessments, such as ALPS and CAT4.

Deira International School & Universal American School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students.  An enhanced DBS or equivalent police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments

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