Director of Studies , ACET Ho Chi Minh City

Deadline: Sun 23 Aug 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Sun 23 Aug 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh.
  • IDP Education (Vietnam) Ltd. Company
  • Experience: 4 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

The Director of Studies (DOS) in Ho Chi Minh is responsible for the coordination of programmes for all of ACETs students at all two centres in Ho Chi Minh and leads a team of Assistant Director(s) of Studies; Academic Coordinator(s) as well as a diverse group of local and expatriate teachers. The DOS reports to the Country Manager.

Details of Position

Academic Management City level(40%)
- Manage the Academic Team (both teaching and non-teaching staff) by way of effective
communications and the allocation of tasks, duties, and roles in conformity with ACET HR policy
and procedures
- Oversee the implementation of all curriculum on all programs according to the needs of Country
Manager and Academic Director.
- Plan and manage the teaching and admin hours allocation of the academic team under the guidance
of the CM/ Training Centres Manager/ Academic Director
- Recruit and timetable teaching staff (in co-operation with the HR team whenever necessary)
- Determine class timetable on a term by term basis allocating teachers to classes in a timely
- Monitor and evaluate programme outcomes
- Monitor and evaluate student assessment reports
- Monitor and evaluate student exit questionnaires/ satisfaction surveys
- Conduct teacher appraisals and teaching observations, and arrange mentoring
- Assess professional development needs of teaching staff and construct an in-service training
(INSET) and professional development programme
- Conduct academic management team meetings and teaching staff meetings
- Monitor the delivery quality of all programmes

Administrative City level(30%)
- Supervise student programme formalities required to ensure the termly teaching cycle runs
smoothly including the testing and student induction
- Establish and maintain system/procedures for all academic programme administration tasks and
liaise with the Academic Director to ensure in-house ACET consistency
- Assist the HR & Admin Manager in finalizing salary payments to ACET teaching staff
- Provide statistical, financial and academic summaries to the Country Manager (CM) Vietnam/
Training Centres Manager as required

Products Development City level(30%)
- Work with Academic Director to curriculum development and implement
- Respond for planning and initiation of any change in ACET product
- Support Marketing team and Sale team for marketing campaign; product training
- Be well-versed in commercially available placement tests and in proficiency tests for
admissions overseas (including IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC)
- Design and develop corporate training programmes drawing on existing curriculum but modifying
and complementing this in response to client demand
- Formulate educationally sound proposals for corporate training programmes in liaison with the
Academic Director
- Work with the Academic director for Departments projects

- Relief teaching and placement testing as required

Other duties City level
- The DOS will work with other members of the ACET management team playing a role relevant to
projects in the ACET Strategic Plan
- Ensure that ACET study options and facilities (the ILC) are readily available to all students
public and corporate
- In addition: the DOS will work with ACET stakeholders and specifically will: Support the
promotion of IDP Education and its testing and counseling services in conjunction with IDP
Vietnam staff

To apply
o The deadline to receive applications is August 20th, 2020
o Only candidate who is already in Vietnam are eligible to apply
o Send your CV, cover letter and scans of all relevant qualifications and documents including passport.
o The position start date is August 24th, 2020 (flexible if strong candidate needs more time)


+ Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
+ 2 years year experience as Academic Manager or DoS or similar
+ An undergraduate degree from a recognised university
+ An internationally recognised English language teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA, or
+ 5 years ELT/TESOL teaching experience in a comparable setting
+ Some experience in teaching Young Learners / Teens is preferred
+ A postgraduate ELT/TESOL qualification, such as Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge IDLTM or a Masters
degree in ELT/TESOL

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
+ 5 years year experience as Academic Manager or DoS or similar
+ 5 years (EAP) and/or IELTS preparatory teaching experience in a comparable setting
+ Experience in teaching Young Learners / Teens
+ A postgraduate ELT/TESOL qualification, such as Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge IDLTM or a Masters
degree in ELT/TESOL

Necessary Attributes
+ Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
+ A great deal of energy and enthusiasm
+ Ability to work in a team environment
+ Working knowledge of commercial placement tests and in proficiency tests for university admissions overseas (including VEPT, OOPT, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC)

Salary and Benefits

o Competitive rate of pay
o KPI bonus up to One months salary
o VND11,000,000 per annum towards medical insurance
o Local costs paid for Vietnamese work permit and visa
o 20 working days recreational leave per year on a pro-rata basis
o Public holidays during the contract will be paid as working days
o Sick leave up to 10 days per year with 100% payment of gross salary

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