Academic Manager - Summer Opportunities

Academic Director wanted by EF
Proficient speakers
Min. 1 year
BA in any subject
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
Are you a natural leader, who loves managing and coaching people to be their best? Do you believe engagement, interaction and fun are key to successful EFL learning? Are you passionate about cultural and international exchange? Are tech-savvy? If so, this role could be the one for you.

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Academic Director

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Work as employee

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Language school

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As an Academic Manager, you assume overall responsibility for the academic program at one of our EF summer schools. This role includes providing oversight, management and coaching to your team of EFL teachers, through regular in-classroom observations and feedback sessions. You are also responsible for leading trainings, for developing and implementing online inductions, and for assisting teachers with lesson planning, paperwork, and classroom management. This is a high-energy role that requires a strong leader and manager, someone who can provide tools, training and guidance such that their EFL Teachers can deliver fun, engaging and successful learning experiences.


Setting up the school and physically ensuring all classrooms meet EF specifications, and are maintained throughout the season
Allocating teachers and classrooms to groups of students, and playing a ‘hands on’ role in allocating students into classes on the first days in school
Managing academic stock including exam papers, certificates and equipment and making sure teaching team has the required stock
Managing all teaching staff at your Centre and working together with other Senior Staff to ensure full integration of teaching staff into team
Coordinating timetables for all academic groups and keeping up to date in EF’s production system
Collating and reviewing academic paperwork, and inputting data into the system
Welfare and discipline within the classroom
Dealing with problems and emergency situations should they arise
Delivering initial teacher briefing, daily and weekly meetings
Teacher observations, feedback and development

Torquay, United Kingdom

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 1 year

    (Minimum six months’ teaching experience or one summer teaching for EF.)

  3. Qualification

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

    (Face-to-face TEFL (eg. CELTA, minimum 100 hours) or a State Teacher Credential (PGCE, B.Ed, MA) plus training in EFL/EAL. Qualifications due to be completed in the current academic year will also be considered.)

  4. Have the right to live and work in the country of employment
  5. Complete fluency in English
  6. Enthusiastic, organised and a natural leader
  7. Capable of using your own initiative
  8. Is business-minded with a strong sense of customer service and high attention to detail
  9. Attend a Senior Staff Training weekend prior to your contract commencing

Torquay, United Kingdom

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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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