Academic Director - Boston School of Modern Languages
Date 2016-11-10 02:11:20 Location : North America
This position reports directly to the school Managing Director in conjunction with the Director to support the management and daily operation of the academic area of the English Department. The Academic Director will be directly involved in the oversight of instructors, level placement and assessment of students, growing and maintaining our pathway program and university placement for all students. This position requires a combination of academic expertise and administrative management skills including administrative oversight of curriculum development and assessment. The Academic Director is responsible for the assessment of program needs, recruitment and hiring of teachers, program and instruction assessment, curriculum assessment and development, communicating and collaborating with other partners, as well as community outreach and any and all other duties as may be assigned.
Some of the essential functions of the Director of Studies are:
Oversee testing of new students, including personal interviewing students.
Ensure that students have been placed in an appropriate level and are satisfied with their classes and teachers.
Monitor attendance and assist teachers with record keeping and lesson plan development.
Inform teachers of their duties both in and outside the classroom.
Interview, hire, and orient new teachers
Prepare teachers’ schedules at the beginning of the month and revise them as needed.
Assist teachers in finding books and supplementary materials for their classes.
Conduct periodical observations of teacher to insure quality and offer feedback and suggestions when needed.
Check that teachers follow the study plan.
Arrange for coverage when teachers are absent.
Submit teachers’ hours for payroll every two weeks
Monitor student progress by checking test results, supervising make-up tests and consulting with teachers.
Advise students who have questions or problems in adjusting to their new environment.
Request feedback from students through written end-of-month course evaluations
Organize and host weekly graduations
Revise and update books and tests as needed
Serve as PDSO for SEVIS.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Must be an US citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
Candidates must have upper-level administrative management experience in academic environments and be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity.
Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills are essential
Master’s Degree in TESOL Education or related field with a minimum of two years related experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of related experience.
Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Word and Excel) and desire to learn new applications.
Excellent written and verbal skills and superior interpersonal and customer service skills.
Must be able to establish and meet priorities in a busy, time sensitive environment.
Strong critical thinking skills and ability to perform multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment.
Excellent organizational skills a must
Ability to maintain confidentiality of student, staff and teacher information.
Valid MA license and excellent driving record
Bilingual in any language a plus
Additional Salary Information: Commission and benefits also available