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Academic Director

Job in Shanghai - China
Other locations: - Previous experience as an administrator in a school that teaches one/some of the following is a plus, but NOT always required: national curriculum from the U.S., Canada, U.K, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand; International Baccalaureate Programme (PYP, MYP, DP), Advanced Level (A-Level), IGCSE, American Common Core, Advanced Placement (AP)
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-04-06
Salary 42000 CNY Monthly CNY 42000 MONTH
Job specializations:
  • Education
    International Education, Education Administration, Expat Education
  • Teaching
    Teacher Training
Job Description & How to Apply Below
With offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai, American Education Advisors is recruiting Academic Directors for 3 openings with our partner schools in Shanghai and across China. Classes are conducted in English and start August/September 2020. APPLY TODAY!

POSITION SUMMARY

The Academic Director is a leadership position, reaching across all levels of the school, PK-12, across all curricula disciplines and program offerings. This position works in partnership with the various constituent groups within the school to provide leadership, to measure, to implement, and to oversee all aspects of teaching and learning. The Academic Director not only provides academic leadership and oversight to maintain the academic integrity of the school, but also mentors teachers, supports students’ academic well-being and success, and serves as a resource for parents.

The ideal candidate will be a team player who has a warm collaborative nature, positive energy, sense of humor, and is a consensus builder. They have excellent skills in communication and technology, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills. They possess a deep commitment to the regular evaluation of curriculum, academic programming, and faculty growth and accountability with an eye towards vertical, horizontal, and cross-discipline alignment, relevant and intentional student experiences, and cutting-edge teaching and learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Maintains congruency between the school’s mission and all academic programming
- Supervises curriculum integrity, alignment, and articulation across all levels of the school
- Serves as the academic advisor to the Head of School with regard to curriculum, academic programming, and personnel
- Meets regularly with all Academic Department Heads as a group and individually
- Supports best practices in curriculum and pedagogy, based on current research on teaching and learning
- Serves as the director and coordinator of faculty professional development/growth/renewal
- Leads, develops, and manages meetings, task forces, and other programming as they pertain to the job
- Works with the Development Office on the application for and execution of all foundation related grants
- Acts as an educational catalyst for best institutional and educational practices
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

KEY COMPETENCIES

- Is a self-assured and confident public speaker
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Creative thinker and problem solver
- Effectively uses technology as a tool for teaching and learning
- Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills
- Keen understanding of student needs across levels
- Is a calculated risk taker and is not paralyzed by challenges or failure

SALARY

- $60,000 – $70,000 per year (i.e., 36,000 – 42,000 Chinese Yuan per month)
- $500 monthly cost of living due to free housing and other benefits   

BENEFITS

- FREE housing
- FREE airfare
- FREE health insurance
- FREE meals
- FREE tuition for dependent children
- summer break (2 months)
- paid holidays
- paid sick leave
- work visa
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience
- Master’s / PhD / EdD degree in education or related field
- 2 years of school administrative experience
- Previous experience as an administrator in a school that teaches one/some of the following is a plus, but NOT always required: national curriculum from the U.S., Canada, U.K, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand; International Baccalaureate Programme (PYP, MYP, DP), Advanced Level (A-Level), IGCSE, American Common Core, Advanced Placement (AP)
- Individuals over 60 are not eligible due to China's work visa policies
- Ability to speak Chinese is NOT required
- Must pass a background check
Additional Information / Benefits
5 Fun Facts About Shanghai!

(1) Shanghai is the largest city in the world when measured by population within the city limits (25 million people).
(2) The Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world, standing at 2,073 feet (632 meters).
(3) Shanghai's dumplings (dim sum) are renowned throughout China as the best in the country.
(4) Shanghai natives have their own dialect called Shanghainese that people from other parts of China cannot understand.
(5) In Mandarin, Shanghai means "On the Sea" which alludes to the city’s location along the Yangtze River Delta near the South China Sea. "Shang" = On; "Hai" = Sea.

APPLY TODAY!
Contact Information
Contact Name: American Education Advisors, LLC
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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