Academic Director | Training Center | Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Please remember to include this job requisition number (RSS601HZ) in the application form.

About Us:

Our school in Hangzhou is one of the most established and successful franchises in an acclaimed private English training company. Whether you're just starting out as an ESL teacher or have accumulated a great deal of experience in this field, this school is a sound choice for your next step. We provide our teachers with an ideal environment for professional development - our five centers in Hangzhou offer ample academic support as well as ongoing pastoral care.

As an Academic Director, you will inspire, motivate and lead a diverse team of teachers, while helping children develop a passion for the English language. Our diverse and dynamic academic team is passionate about early childhood education, and you will play a pivotal role in developing teachers, and guiding them on the road to success.

About Hangzhou City:

Do you know what Paradise looks like? Hangzhou is regarded as one of the two Paradises on Earth and is widely considered to be one of the best places to live in China. There's an expression: "上有天堂 下有苏杭" which means, "Above, there is heaven; below there is Hangzhou...."

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and is just two hours by bus from Shanghai. It's known for its natural beauty and green spaces - West Lake is a popular destination for relaxing and soaking in the fresh air and gorgeous sights.

There is also plenty to do in the city centre - Hangzhou has lots of interesting foods to try, great shopping and an exciting nightlife. Come see for yourself what everyone is talking about - Hangzhou is modern city with a rich history and countless places to explore!

About You:

*You have outstanding personal/interpersonal communication skills; openness towards cross culture environments
*You have a proven record of leadership, and have shown the ability to motivate diverse teams to accomplish organizational goals
*You have sound analytical and problem-solving skills
*You are able to maintain effectiveness in a changing, multi-tasking environment
*You have a high degree of self-motivation
*You have strong interpersonal, listening and verbal and written communication skills

Job dimensions:

*Reports to the Center Manager
*The Academic Director is responsible for overseeing the academic team and improving the teaching quality within the learning center.

Main Responsibilities:

*Encourage, facilitate and participate in the professional development of teachers
*Regularly observe teachers and provide timely feedback
*Provide training to the marketing, sales and service teams regarding the academic product
*Train and induct teachers in operational procedures
*Lead and arrange seminars and workshops in teacher development
*Maintain teacher personnel records
*Regularly evaluate academic staff and facilitate their professional development
*Recruit teachers, in agreement with the CM
*Deal with staff concerns promptly and effectively
*Write the academic team schedule in accordance with the needs of the center
*Complete weekly and monthly academic reports as necessary
*Proactively develop local contacts and community initiatives to promote the center
*Cooperate with Regional Support Office
*Maintain awareness of current ELT develpments; regularly evaluate own performance and progress.
*May work 6-18 contact (academic) hours, dependent on the center's needs and discussions with the Center Manager.

Standard Qualifications for Position:

* Bachelor's degree required
* English as a Second Language Certification(TEFL/TESOL/CELTA or equal)
* Native English Speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or United States
*Clean criminal record
*Excellent physical and mental health
* Ability to relocate to China for a 12 month contract

Preferred Qualifications:

*Two years of related teaching experience.
*One or more years of education management experience

Salary and benefits package:

*Salary from CNY 15-18,000/month (commensurate with experience & qualifications; paid in net)
*Flight allowance of CNY 9,000 (half paid after 6 months, half after contract completion)
*Performance bonus up to CNY 3,600/quarter
*Fully furnished western style apartment near the school is provided (or you may take CNY 2,800/mo in lieu of the school apartment)
*Sponsored Work visa
*Medical and accidental insurance
*27-days paid annual leave
*Arrival support and induction training
*Ongoing professional development
*Opportunity for growth within the company
*Annual re-sign bonus
*Training allowance CNY 24,000 after completion of a 2-year contract

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, we kindly request you prepare the following materials:

*Your resume/CV
*A recent photograph
*Scan copy of your passport information page
*Scan copies of your degree and TEFL/TESOL certificates
*Your current location and preferred start date

Due to the volume of applications received, please understand it may not be possible for the company to contact each candidate individually. A recruitment professional will be in contact with you if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy further.

Thank you again for your interest in this position and for choosing ESL Suite to assist you with your job search in China!


The Recruitment Team at ESL Suite
Please remember to include this job requisition number (RSS601HZ) in the application form.