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Director of Studies, Saudi Arabia


Date 2013-06-03 06:06:09 Location : Middle East


POSITION TITLE: Director of Studies

EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

REPORTS TO: AMIDEAST Country Director

LOCATION: Various, including Riyadh, Jeddah, and/or other sites in Saudi Arabia

START DATE: August 31, 2013 and/or January 1, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Studies (DoS) has overall responsibility for the academic and administrative operations of the English language program. The DoS supervises the instructors and other program staff, and coordinates and facilitates all HR personnel requirements with the AMIDEAST/Saudi country office. The DoS ensures the integrity of the academic program by implementing all required quality assurance measures. This individual coordinates academic and administrative activities with cognizant client counterparts and with the AMIDEAST country director or his/her designated representative. The DoS is the chief academic officer for the program and has exclusive responsibility for supervising curriculum implementation and student assessment. This individual is responsible for teaching staff performance and oversees all operations related to student services, curriculum and assessment.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

DoS duties will include but are not be limited to the following.

• Managing an EL training program and ensuring the delivery of quality instructio.

• Coordinating curriculum development and enhancement

• Supervising instructors to assure instructional standards are maintained

• Coordinating course enrollments, course schedules, and teacher assignments

• Facilitating HR personnel support from the AMIDEAST country office

• Conducting staff meetings and organizing pedagogical meetings/follow-ups

• Attending coordination meetings with local client counterparts

• Leading professional development sessions if, or as, required

• Working in a professional manner in compliance with client requirements and local cultural sensitivities

MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

• Master’s degree in ES/FL, TESOL, Education, or a closely related field

• University degree from the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa

• Five (5) years’ teaching experience and three (3) years’ academic management experience as a program manager, department head, or similar position

• Knowledge of program-level educational philosophy, practices, and procedures

• Experience managing a program that utilizes educational technology

• Native or near-native English language fluency

• Experience living and/or working abroad in the Middle East or Gulf region

COMPENSATION

Renewable one-year contracts include competitive tax-free salary based on qualifications and experience, furnished housing, monthly local transportation allowance, airline ticket(s), paid summer break and Saudi national holidays, health insurance, end-of-service gratuity.

This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.