Academic Coordinator for Primary Sector – Schools Link - Language Link Vietnam Teacher Recruitment

Academic Coordinator for Primary Sector – Schools Link

Location: Hanoi

Department: Schools Link

Job Type: Full time

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 07/31/2024

Language Link is currently seeking an Academic Coordinator (AC) to join our public schools program, Schools Link!

Schools Link is Language Link’s highly successful English language education program in Vietnamese schools. We currently have more than 180 foreign English teachers teaching over 32,000 students in Hanoi’s urban districts.

Start Date: July 2024

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: competitive & commensurate with experience
  • Paid public holidays
  • Annual leave and National day of your home country: 15.5 Days
  • Sick leave: 03 Days
  • Full in-patient, partial out-patient, evacuation and repatriation medical insurance
  • Visa and Work Permit sponsorship fully provided and paid for (except for document authentication)
  • Monthly telephone and travel allowance
  • Direct deposit for payroll on the same day each month

Contract Hours

The AC is contracted to work on-site, 44 hours per week, normally from Monday to Friday. Work on weekends if required.

Qualifications and skills

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 1 year of experience in academic management;
  • At least 3 years of experience in teaching young learner (preferably in public schools);
  • A CELTA (or equivalent) teaching certificate with teaching practicum;
  • Strong knowledge of academic standards and curriculum development;
  • Detail-oriented: ensure every academic task and process is handled with accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent leadership: guide, motivate, and support academic staff (Regional Head Teachers and teachers) and students;
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: build and maintain relationships with partner schools, students and other stakeholders.

Job Description

Academic Coordinator is responsible for overseeing, designing, and implementing academic programs, teaching standards, and Primary school student learning outcomes. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide the Schools Link teaching team with academic management and support in collaboration with the Academic Manager (AM) and fellow Academic Coordinators.
  • Manage the creation and quality of unit/ midterm/ final/ placement tests, development work for Regional Head Teachers (RHT) and teachers, pacing guides, primary projects curriculum and other projects as necessary for the primary programme.
  • Assist the AM and the Teacher Recruitment Welfare Manager with recruiting new teachers and disciplining existing teachers as necessary.
  • Assist the AM and Schools Link Director to expand and improve the quality of the primary programme (e.g. by exploring new course books or other materials) and the Schools Link programme as a whole (e.g. expanding or updating existing policies and procedures).
  • Manage daily issues and support RHTs to handle issues affecting teachers and schools within a designated region of the programme.
  • Carry out observations as required during the academic year and during each of the observation cycles with written and verbal feedback, including follow-up observations within Teaching Development Plans.
  • Manage underperforming teachers within a designated region of the programme and support RHTs to accurately identify and coach these teachers through a Teaching Development Plan in preparation for successful observation by an AC or AM.
  • Plan and deliver sharing sessions and workshops that help teachers develop specific competencies to improve their teaching (about one a day during induction weeks).
  • Liaise with members of the Academic and Operations Team on a daily basis to communicate issues and solve problems.
  • Assist the Social Events Team to design and implement teacher recognition programmes and coordinate social events.
  • Participate in school events and meetings (e.g. opening/ closing/ award ceremonies/ weekly meetings) and school outreach events (e.g. school assemblies, competitions, parent workshops).
  • Provide emergency cover as necessary (be on 2nd round call one half day a week).
  • Teach own classes (maximum 3 hours per week).
  • Perform other tasks at the AM or Schools Link Director’s discretion as appropriate.

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