The education group is an educational organization dedicated in school operation programs in China. The education group cooperates with about 200 American high schools across 15 states and extends its partnership with American Gold Ribbon Schools to China. Since its landing in China in 2017, the group has cooperated with prestigious Chinese high schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan and Hainan, and established Sino-US Sister schools and international classes, which gains wide recognition from schools, students and parents.
Job Number: P059B
Location: Jing 'an district, Shanghai
Level of institution: Education group
Job Title: Academic Director
Reports to: Director of American High School (+AP) Programs, HQ
Start Date: March 2019 (Two-year Commitment required)
Salary: 25,000-50,000 RMB/month
The Academic Director is a member of the International Education Division of the School Business Unit at the International Education Team and reports directly to the Director of American International School Programs. The working location of this position will be Shanghai, but candidate need be able to travel. The applicant must understand fully and support enthusiastically and articulately the stated mission and purpose of the American Programs, both in speaking and writing.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including the following, but not limited to:
1. Curriculum Design
Build a scientific academic system which is suitable for the students in international studies department of our schools according to the company’s Mission and Vision of International education based on the main curriculum ;
Work closely with each school’s academic director and lead teachers to design curriculum and related teaching guide;
2. Academic Leading and Managing
Lead and Supervise the implementation of American Curriculum, Course of Study, and Student evaluation;
Work within a group to determine the students’ learning progress and adaption of the curriculum and course of study;
Coordinate the schools’ academic directors and leading teachers’ meetings to research and develop curriculum and courses;
Guide International Studies Department of schools to create a scientific teaching timetable for teachers and students;
Communicate closely with the company in America to understand the company Overseas students’ learning and adaptability to evaluate our domestic curriculum’s success, and revise accordingly;
Seek to establish academic, cultural, experiential, and co-curricular programs that reflect the best traditions and practices of Eastern and Western teaching and learning;
3. Designing and Implementing Teachers’ PD
Design a Professional Development Plan for International Studies Department academic managers and teachers according to the Curriculum requirement;
Build outsourcing PD resources channels;
Coordinate PD for academic managers and teachers internally and externally according to approved PD plan and budget;
Train teachers during orientation and scheduled workshops according to the annual PD plan;
4. Teachers’ assessment and evaluation
Creating ISD teachers and managerial positions evaluation system;
Lead and organize annual teachers’ performance appraisal and provide professional advice for renewal, awards and encouragement, PD, and so on.
5. Assisting with Staffing International Studies Department(ISD)
Assist HRBP of the International Education Division with defining teacher qualification requirements and managerial positions at International Studies Departments(ISD) of schools;
Participate in interviewing international applicants for ISD;
6. Other relevant responsibilities
Be responsible for building up connections with international education resources’ channels, including but not limited to government offices, non-government K-12 schools, universities, other educational organizations related with academic, PE, competition, arts exchanges, etc.