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Assistant Director American Language Center El Jadida

American Cultural Association
Morocco (MA)
Depending on experience
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Sep 30, 2022

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Position: Assistant Center Director in El Jadida, Morocco



The American Cultural Association of Morocco is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Center Director for the American Language Center (ALC) in El Jadida.  The Assistant Center Director is responsible for managing the center in all aspects, including financial and operational management, overseeing the academic program, teacher recruitment, training and evaluation and cultural and community initiatives. The Assistant Center Director will report to an ALC Director and the ACA Executive Secretary.








Management & Leadership


  • Oversee the organizational structure and decision-making process with the ALC, according to the center and teacher/staff manuals. Articulate policy and workflow, ensuring effective communication and implementation of ALC and ACA policies. Recruit and manage staff and teachers for the ALC, including native English-speaking teachers. Foster positive working relationships in a diverse workplace, with teachers and staff, extending to the community. Innovate and promote new initiatives, being attentive to different marketing and promotion techniques in the community, including actively using the ALC’s social media and website.



Financial & Reporting


  • Oversee the annual budget process for the ALC, with the ACA comptroller. Complete bi-annual audits and desk reviews with the ACA external auditors. Submit timely and accurate quarterly reporting and budgeting and meet financial goals. Update financial reporting with Quickbooks and registration program. Prepare reporting on center statistics, demonstrating comprehension and attention to details such as enrollment and registration numbers, class size, tuition, salary scales. Submit monthly bank reconciliations and quarterly inventory reports and financial backups for review.



Curriculum & Pedagogy


  • Review and adapt course curricula, book and resource selection and grading system for English classes annually. Oversee the academic calendar and terms for each year. Define expectations for student learning, focusing on student-centered learning. Organize regular teacher observations, co-teaching, teacher mentors and training process and subsequent evaluations. Motivate teachers and staff, in part through identifying opportunities for teacher and staff professional development and training, including participation in conferences and workshops.



Cultural Events & Community Service


  • Ensure active student and center life through participation in cultural and community service activities. Work with ACA cultural team to program diverse cultural activities, including hosting international guests for concerts and workshops. Plan local community service initiatives, partnering with local nonprofit organizations and collaborate with ALCs on larger projects, like the ALC Face-Off or regional debates. Encourage student run clubs, engaging teachers and staff in overseeing administration and organization.



*Other responsibilities to be determined.






The ideal candidate for ALC El Jadida Assistant Director position should have a minimum of two years experience related to non-profit or academic administration and supervisory experience, along with the following qualifications:




  • an MA or MS in TEFL or related degree computer literacy, including familiarity with financial and school management software minimum of three years EFL/ESL classroom experience experience in the field of international education interest and experience in cultural programming and community service activities a high degree of cultural sensitivity and experience living/working in Morocco or a similar country ability to work harmoniously with both Moroccans and non-Moroccans excellent planning, organization, interpersonal and liaison skills ability to establish and maintain relationships and the ability to quickly make new contacts in the world of international education both locally and internationally a communicative level of French and/or Arabic a plus American citizen strong preference for candidates with Morocco-specific and ACA-specific experience









The ACA offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, a retirement plan, and medical coverage.  A candidate should be able to start work by October 2022.




Applications should be submitted by September 22, 2022 and should include:




1.  A curriculum vitae


2.  A cover letter


3.  An ID-sized photo


4.  A photocopy of the information page of your US passport


5.  References to contact




Applications may be sent by email to by September 22, 2022.





The American Cultural Association (ACA) is the not-for-profit, bi-national parent organization of the American Language Centers (ALC) in Morocco, which teach English as a foreign language, engage in community service initiatives and promote cultural exchange between the peoples of Morocco and the United States. The ACA is involved in various activities including English and Arabic language instruction, teacher training, and a variety of cultural and community service activities at our centers. In the 1950s the ALCs were founded founded by the United States Embassy with the purpose of teaching English as a foreign language. From the 1950’s to present, the ALCs in Morocco have multiplied from just one center and bookstore in Rabat to now 12 centers located around the country in Agadir, Casablanca, El Jadida Fes, Kenitra, Marrakesh, Meknes, Mohamedia, Oujda, Tangier, and Tetouan. In addition, in 1983 the Arabic Language Institute in Fez was created at the ALC Fes. ALIF teaches both Colloquial Moroccan Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic to visiting students from around the world. The ALCs are a first choice for English language learners in Morocco and our student body represents every facet of Moroccan culture in both age and background and also includes people of other nationalities who may live and work in Morocco.

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