Director of Studies
- Ireland, 33/34 Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
- OSCARS International
- Experience: 2 YEARS
- Positions: 1
- Degree Required
Job SummaryThe Director of Studies for Oscars International Dublin will be responsible for recruitment and management of the teaching team, the delivery of all academic programmes and the quality of the academic service provided to all students.
The Director of Studies works closely with the Centre Manager and Group Academic Director; excellent communication skills are essential.
This role would suit a friendly, efficient leader with a strong interest in the TEFL industry and teacher development.
Details of Position
Planning, advertising and interviewing teachers in order to fully meet the demands of the school timetable
Ensuring the quality of teaching and instruction meets with the school ethos of Academic Excellence at all times
To maintain the standards of the academic area at all times
Ensuring that students satisfaction with the academic programme exceeds high expectations
Dealing with student complaints on academic matters as directed by the Centre Manager
Representing the school to ACELS in conjunction with the Centre Manager
Ensuring academic enquiries are dealt with appropriately.
Timetabling all students in the Dublin school within the agreed budgets
To hold regular staff meetings and ensure staff attendance.
To ensure all staff maintain current academic policies and practices put into place by the Academic Director and conduct regular reviews
Understand the need to keep sensitive information confidential and demonstrate confidentiality
To refer all commercial decisions to the Centre Manager
Responsibility for smooth running and administration of Exam Centre
Maintaining class sizes in line with statutory and budgeting policies
To develop and improve the academic provision of the school
To provide feedback to the Academic Director in the review and development of curriculum
To liaise with Sales in developing new programmes
To forecast future arrivals and ensure sufficient staffing and resources are in place
Ensure academic resources and materials are maintained and fit for purpose
Consult with the Academic Director in the delivery of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for teachers
Induction of new teachers and regular reviews of Core Teaching staff
Advice and support on teaching matters as required
Keeping accurate records of teachers absences and punctuality
To ensure that the teachers complete all the necessary administration pertaining to lessons, registers and time sheets for example
To routinely undertake a programme of quality focused and developmental focused observations, with the support of the Academic Director
Receiving and acting on regular feedback from teachers and students
Ensuring that teachers are informed of recent developments in EFL
Other skills and attributes
To maintain a positive approach to the school, its courses and student body at all times
To represent and promote the school favourably at every opportunity
To constantly be aware of improving standards and adapt to them where possible
CELTA or Equivalent
DELTA or Masters in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics preferable
Salary and BenefitsDOE
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