Senior Head Teacher / 教頭

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by EF
Proficient speakers
Min. 1 year
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
To manage the academic department and to implement the course programs as planned. To have overall responsibility for the academic management of a developing range of courses.

Job details


ESL / EFL teacher

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Work as employee

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Language school

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Management of the Academic team of teachers
Recruitment of teaching staff with appropriate experience and qualifications
Observation of teaching staff for the purposes of assessment and development
Overseeing induction of new academic staff
Liaising with finance with regards to payment of academic staff
Maintenance of records of academic staff holidays and sickness
Maintenance of records of hour banks for 9-month and permanent contract teachers.
Weekly briefing for teachers
Liaise with teachers on a weekly basis with regards to class progress and student changes
Provision of opportunities for staff development through in house or external training sessions

Tokyo, Japan

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 1 year

    (Proven academic management experience.)

  3. Qualification

    Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

  4. Highly motivated, energetic, positive
  5. A flexible approach to work & hours of work undertaken is essential
  6. Friendly & approachable manner
  7. Sensitive to needs of international students
  8. Excellent communicator both with students, colleagues, and external clients
  9. Attention to detail, organised & thorough and able to work under pressure to deadlines
  10. Excellent communication & people skills
  11. Team leadership & experience of staff management
  12. Decision making
  13. Able to work on own initiative

Tokyo, Japan

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About the employer

EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs. We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 580 offices and schools across 52 countries, and having a global presence in 116 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 53 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.

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