Academic Manager in Cordoba (Sept 2020)

Academic Director wanted by International House Cordoba First work day: 2020-09-01
Proficient speakers
Min. 2 years
BA in any subject
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
We are a looking for enthusiastic and inspirational leaders to form part of our project consolidating over 65 years of language teaching in Spain. We are passionate about helping people and believe in providing quality language teaching.

Job details


Academic Director

Work hours:


Student type:


Group size:


Contract term:

1+ year

Contract type:

Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


Start Date: September 2020
Duration or End Date: An academic year or could be more
Salary: To be discussed at interview

As a member of the academic management team, an Academic Manager (AM) will participate in the direction of the academy as part of the school meeting committee along with the commercial director. The AM will work closely with other AMs and the teaching team to ensure a quality product and client satisfaction.

Your responsibilities will include:

Managing the daily running, i.e.: courses, classes, teachers’ hours, standby etc... of the academy with other members of the AM team
The quality assurance of the teaching operation
The didactic support of learners and teachers, including covering classes of any age or level when required
Customer service
Assisting the Commercial department in promoting the academy’s services to corporate and institutional clients
Assisting with the development and implementation of products and publicity

Córdoba, Spain

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 2 years

    (A very strong EFL back¬ground with all ages of students and a good working knowledge of Cambridge ESOL exams (DELTA would be considered an advantage). Management experience.)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

  4. The ability to lead, inspire, manage and motivate staff
  5. The ability to work well in a team
  6. An understanding of customers’ needs
  7. A proactive, positive attitude
  8. A liking for people and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English
  9. Proven organisational and administrative skills
  10. Good practical knowledge of: word, excel, powerpoint and online learning platforms
  11. The ability to help to resolve a wide variety of teacher and student problems and to work under stress
  12. An understanding of the commercial side of language school management
  13. The ability to be flexible according to the changing needs of the academy and its clients
  14. A good level of Spanish (B2 or above) or an ability to learn fast.
  15. Commitment to providing stability and a vision of the future
  16. The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

What we offer

  1. Flights: Initial help up to 300€
  2. Accommodation: three nights in a hotel
  3. Visa: The personnal departament will help you to get the spanish compulsory paperwork and also you will be able to learns spanish in the school
  4. Holiday:You will have 2 weeks at Christmas, Holy week, as the convenio says and two days in the week of "feria of May".

Córdoba, Spain

Job location

IH Cordoba, known locally as “Academia Britanica”, was the first IH to be founded by John and Brita Haycraft in 1953.

Since that time the school has continued to grow and we now have two locations.

The CENTRO school is in the old town in two modernized Andalusian houses. The school has 22 classrooms, a staffroom, a computer room and an open-plan study centre. The building is fully air-conditioned, with central heating, WIFI and all classrooms have computers and interactive whiteboards.

The SIERRA school is in a residential area, with modern facilities. We invest in the decoration and facilities, to make the classrooms and teachers rooms comfortable and well equipped. Visitors say the premises are a pleasure in which to work and to study.

We have a large team of academic managers and support staff, always on hand to help you.

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