Academic Manager - Summer Opportunities

Academic Director wanted by EF First work day: 2020-05-01
Proficient speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
Are you a bold, confident and charismatic language teacher with an eye on a leadership role? Are you ready to support and direct a team of teachers working with students from different cultures? If you thrive in an entrepreneurial, dynamic and busy environment. Then this might be the job for you!

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Academic Director

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EF is searching for an Academic Manager and a Regional Academic Manager (based in Thornwood) for our summer program. This would be the perfect job to boost your resume by gaining management experience while working in an international and academic company.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be working with the school management team and your teachers to deliver an exceptional programme for our students. This means ensuring the students have a smooth experience from being placed in a group at the best level with the right teacher through engaging classes to their unforgettable graduation.

Your aim will be to ensure the quality of our academic provision to build students' confidence in actively using the language in the classroom and beyond. You’ll be supporting the teachers as they plan for lessons, tracking attendance and ensuring the academic facilities and materials are in good order, observing lessons and providing feedback. We’ll expect you to be the academic face of the school visible to and available for students, working closely with the Center Manager and Activities Manager to ensure that teams work together producing a seamless summer for our students

What will you take away?

Through a summer of working as an EF Academic Manager, you will gain solid management knowledge and experience by working with a team of diverse teachers as well as being part of the destination management team. You will be a proven team player, adaptable and capable of solving various issues without hesitation. You will see students grow in their language and life skills and your teaching team build their abilities all having a fantastic EF Summer.

Who will you be working with?

In EF we are 52,000 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 612 offices and schools across 52 countries, and have a global presence in 116 countries. But we are also a local team of managers, teachers, accommodation, student services and activities coordinators (plus many more) who run the school together. We have different backgrounds and many stories to share. Typically you will be working with your own team of newer and developing teachers who will look to you for support. A regional management team supports you with direct support from our Director of Academic Management and our Senior Academic Manager in the US.

Our Academic Manager roles are available for 10-12 weeks during June, July & August. Training is in late May. Accommodation is provided on campus (if needed).

Thornwood, NY, United States

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

    (C2 level of English.)

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

  3. Qualification

    CELTA + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

    (We will expect you to have a minimum of CELTA or equivalent 120-hour face-to-face TEFL qualification.)

  4. At EF Language Travel you will find a ‘going above and beyond, never settling for the status quo' mindset. If you think the same and want to be the person who makes a difference for our students, then don’t hesitate and apply.
  5. We need you to be legally able to work in the US. Therefore, you need to have a US passport or a work permit.

Thornwood, United States

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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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