The Academic Director is responsible for all operations
concerning the academic program. Specifically, the Academic
Director is responsible for the hiring, training, development, and
dismissal of instructional staff; the development and
implementation of the curriculum; the testing, placement, and
evaluation of students; and the scheduling of classes. In the
absence of the Center Director, the Academic Director is
responsible for the operation of the Language Center, located in
Lima - Perú.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Developing and conducting the academic program in such a manner
that it meets all standards of ELS Language Centers standardized
- Hiring, training, and supervising of instructional staff.
- Providing substitute and/or regular classroom instruction.
- Maintaining the instructional budget by staying within
- Ordering and maintaining all instructional materials and
staying within the academic materials budget.
- Supervising the placement, testing and evaluation of
- Scheduling classes, teachers and students.
- Orienting new students to the academic program.
- Submitting required academic reports to universities and/or
- Submitting required reports to the Corporate or District
- Maintaining Center operations in the absence of the Center
- Supervising the Assistant Academic Director.
- Assisting with the management of special programs as
- Performing other duties as necessary or assigned.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
The Standards of Performance for the Academic Director position
are met when:
- Materials are purchased or developed for use in the classroom
as necessary to supplement the ELS curriculum
- Curriculum materials and information are presented to the
instructional staff and implemented in the classroom within the
specified guidelines and time frame
- The ELS Student Survey results equal or exceeds the system-wide
average on the Academic Program category or, if not, improvement is
being made over the previous year's results
- Action plans for those items which do not meet system-wide
averages are developed and implemented
- Based on projected enrollment, a sufficient number of
instructors is hired and oriented in accordance with company policy
and in advance of the start of each session
- Up-to-date personnel files are maintained on all instructional
staff. All personnel-related actions (onboarding, merit increases,
terminations, etc.) are completed in Ultipro in an accurate and
- Instructors are observed a minimum of 3 times during their
first year. Thereafter, instructors are observed a minimum of twice
annually. Performance reviews are conducted in accordance with
- A minimum of one staff development in-service workshop is
conducted each session. Additional training and support are
provided for the instructional staff as needed. Teachers' meetings
are held according to Center policy.
- Employee concerns are addressed in a timely manner and per
- Qualified substitutes are hired to cover for instructors who
are absent. Classes are taught as necessary when substitutes are
not available or when lower enrollment warrants it.
- The instructional-hour budget and the academic materials budget
are maintained within the approved guidelines.
- An inventory of all instructional materials is done each
session and items are ordered so as to ensure their availability in
sufficient quantities when needed.
- Instructional materials, including books, teacher laptops, LTC
computers and more, are professional in appearance and maintained
in usable condition and/or good working order.
- Students are tested and placed in the appropriate levels in
accordance with instructional standards. Student placements are
adjusted as necessary following the start of the session. Students
are given evaluations of their progress throughout the session and
are counseled on how to succeed in learning English.
- Class schedules and class lists are completed in keeping with
instructional standards and are disseminated within the established
Center time frames.
- Instructors are given sufficient notice of the classes they
will be teaching to allow adequate time to prepare.
- Information about the academic program is provided to all new
students during orientation.
- Student progress and academic reports are mailed to
universities as requested and/or to sponsors by the second Friday
of the subsequent session.
- Reports, curricular updates, Class List On-Line, and other
information requested by the Corporate or District Office, are
submitted accurately and on schedule 90% of the time.
- Normal operating procedures are followed in the absence of the
- A job description is provided and the ADD is supervised so as
to ensure the standards of performance are met.
- In the absence of an Executive Program Coordinator, the
Academic Director assists with the management of special programs
as assigned by the Center Director.
- The Academic Director performs other duties as necessary or
assigned by the Center Director.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: BA from an accredited
college/university and TEFL Certificate with equivalent experience
required; MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field
Experience: A minimum of five years of teaching
experience in the field of ESL and a minimum o 3 years of
experience as an administrator in charge of teachers and
teaching-related responsibilities. Curriculum planning and
implementation experience are helpful.
Others: Spanish knowledge
LOCATION: Lima - Perú or United States of