Director of Studies - EC Washington DC

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About the Company

EC English Language Centres
EC English Language Centres offer a range of English courses for beginners to advanced speaker. At EC, we’re proud to have created a talented team of passionate people from all over the world. EC is an award-winning organisation committed to helping students succeed in a global community, with 25 stunning schools located in the most iconic English-speaking destinations (UK, Malta, USA, Canada and South Africa).

About the job

United States
Delta Diploma
Masters Degree (Any)
12 May 2017
12 June 2017
Permanent Contract
Washington DC

Job Description

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

About EC English Language Centres:

Established in 1991 EC Malta was EC’s first and only school. This small school quickly gained a wonderful reputation and became one of the leading English language schools in Malta. Fast-forward to today we have over 20 schools in five countries on three continents and a fantastic status for delivering English Language courses to Adults and Young Learners globally. This year our 900-plus staff will help over 45,000 students from over 140 countries achieve their goals, access a bigger world and realize their dreams.

Position Summary:

The Director of Studies is responsible for all aspects of the academic leadership and management within the school. They are responsible for creating a superior student centric learning experience through the delivery of an Academic product that exceeds the students’ expectations, ensuring that teacher development drives great academic learning.
They are also responsible for ensuring that the academic processes and procedures provide best practice in relation to accrediting/licensing bodies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Centre Director with the overall management and leadership of the centre and to meet the centres agreed key performance indicators
  • Ensures that all the academic requirements as stipulated by the regulatory bodies as best practice are implemented and maintained in the school
  • Builds a highly engaged, high performing and customer focused teaching team with an appropriate range of expertise, through efficient recruitment procedures, robust induction and inspiring leadership
  • Work with the Centre Director and Regional Academic Director to achieve the following academic KPI’s: Classroom averages, Teacher Engagement, Student satisfaction (NPS), Student progress,Teaching delivery costs
  • Organise student assessment, needs analysis and student academic induction on first day
  • Develops the academic and teaching team through developmental observation, personalised development plans, team and individual training. Promotes success through coaching and counselling, and setting performance standards to achieve high performance and meet the teaching standards of the organisation
  • Implements and ensures agreed teacher standards for classroom practice and staff room collaboration
  • Ensures the smooth management of the academic department through effective administrative systems and delegation of administrative tasks
  • Collaborate with other EC schools and share best practice
  • Ensures that the academic progress and needs of the students are being met, by actively seeking feedback, investigating and solving any problems, counselling students on learning needs and maintaining a balance between company policy and student benefit in decision‐making
  • Builds a continuous learning culture for learners and staff
  • Participates in in‐company and industry events and trainings and promotes and facilitates best practice through active collaboration with other EC schools and departments
  • Liaise with the Social Responsibility Manager to ensure that Social Responsibility is incorporated within the centre’s academic programme 

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree plus:

  • MA.TESOL, Certificate in EFL or equivalent  plus significant people management experience.

Education Desired:

  • A Masters in Education
  • Diploma in EFL (Cambridge, Trinity or equivalent) / DELTA (North American & South African schools)

Experience Required:

  • Experience of managing a team
  • Working in a multi‐cultural environment

Experience Desired:

  • Teacher training experience
  • Experience of working with a budget

Behavioural Competencies:

  • We love what we do
  • We go the extra mile
  • We have a can-do mind-set
  • We deliver what we promise

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Integrating Information
  • Managing Projects
  • Developing Others
  • Collaborating
  • Being Resilient

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