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USA and Canada Center Academic Manager - LA Boston NYC Toronto Montreal

Employer
Embassy Summer
Location
United States
Closing date
Sep 21, 2023

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EC English Language Centers

Helping students succeed in a global community

Embassy Summer offers superior English language programmes in the top English-speaking destinations around the world, together with French in Montreal, and Spanish in LA. Our world-class facilities and an outstanding team have allowed us to evolve into a globally recognised and trusted brand. Our vision is to maintain our growth while helping students from all over the world succeed in a global community.

At Embassy Summer, we welcome students from over 140 countries helping them to improve their language skills, meet new friends and take part in a wide range of activities and cultural excursions that will help them develop important life skills.

LOCATIONS: LA, Boston, NYC, Toronto, Montreal

Job Purpose:

The Center Academic Manager (CAM) is responsible for the implementation and administration of all aspects of the academic program, management of the academic team and their performance, ensuring that all students benefit from the program.

Work Schedule:

This is a residential position (full board & dorm accommodation are included)

A flexible work approach towards the position with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays is required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the delivery of quality customer satisfaction by providing and delivering a high-quality academic program
  • Organize and manage the academic timetable and course planning
  • Organize and manage placement testing for students upon arrival, and the appropriate placing of students into classes based on test results
  • Manage the appropriate use of academic materials and resources
  • Ensure that lessons are integrated, following our syllabi and guidelines
  • Support, monitor and guide teachers through lesson observations and feedback
  • Maintain recommended staffing based on student levels and ratios
  • Contribute to student”s development of life skills through program assistance
  • Teach when required, to meet operational needs
  • Ensure that all students complete an End of Program questionnaire and are presented with a certificate of achievement and report (correctly completed) before departure
  • Respond to and deal with student and Group Leader inquiries regarding classes and levels
  • Establish a positive working environment with the teaching staff
  • Review and approve all teacher timesheets in collaboration with the Center Manager
  • Liaise regularly with the Center Manager and Group Leaders to ensure that high levels of student safety, welfare and discipline are maintained
  • Help and assist in running the center temporarily in the absence of the Center Manager or Activity Manager, and during the weekends
  • In collaboration with the Center Manager and other center management staff, to carry out a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation schedule
  • Lead and participate in weekly meetings with group leaders
  • Lead in the professional development of teachers by performing weekly observations and providing immediate and constructive feedback during the course of the program to ensure delivery of a high quality academic program
  • Lead with coordinating student arrivals and departures while assisted by the Center Manager

Qualifications & Training:
  • Experience managing an academic staff including hiring, training and team building
  • 2+ years of ESL teaching experience; proven experience teaching ESL to a wide variety of levels and age groups with demonstrated effective teaching methods
  • Experience and familiarity with continuous enrollment courses and weekly intakes
  • Native level of fluency in English
  • Bachelor”s degree plus MA TESOL, TEFL Certification
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and supervisory skills
  • Proven excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work with a team in a varied and fast-paced role in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to lead and inspire teaching staff
  • Working knowledge of computers and Word and Excel programs
  • Valid First Aid and/or CPR Certificate (Desirable)
  • Lifeguard and/or other coaching qualification (Desirable)


Weekly trainings are held virtually (paid) for 1-2 hours a week online starting in April.

Manager Trainings

CSULA Manager Training (at CSULA): June 11, 12 (move in 11th)

UCLA Manager Training (at CSULA): June 11, 12 (move in 11th)

NY Manager Training (at LIU Brooklyn): June 12, 13, 14 (move in 12th)

Boston Manager Training (at Tufts): June 19, 20 (move in 19th)

Toronto Manager Training (at York): July 3, 4 (move in on 3rd)

Montreal Manager Training (at McGill): June 26, 27 (move in on 26th)

LA - CSULA

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory full day Thursday, June 15 (9-5) and recommended Wednesday, June 14 (12-5)

Camp Dates: June 18 - August 6 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

CSULA Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching on Mondays; 6 hours of teaching on Wednesdays and Fridays (Monday 9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm, Wednesday / Friday 9am to 10.30, 10.50am to 12.20pm, 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm). If double banking, teaching is scheduled Monday afternoon and the full day schedule is repeated Tuesday/Thursday. Teaching is possible on Saturdays as well.

LA - UCLA

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory full day Friday, June 23 (9-5) and recommended Thursday, June 22 (12-5)

Camp Dates: June 25 - August 6 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

UCLA Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching on Mondays; 6 hours of teaching on Wednesdays and Fridays (Monday 9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm, Wednesday / Friday 9am to 10.30, 10.50am to 12.20pm, 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm). If double banking, teaching is scheduled Monday afternoon and the full day schedule is repeated Tuesday/Thursday. Teaching is possible on Saturdays as well.

NY - LIU Brooklyn

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory full day Friday, June 16 (9-5) and recommended Thursday, June 15 (12-5)

Camp Dates: June 18 - July 30 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

LIU Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching Mondays through Fridays (9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm). If double banking, teaching is also scheduled daily: 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm

Boston - Tufts

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory Thursday, June 22 (9-5) and recommended Wednesday, June 21 (12-5)

Camp Dates: June 25 - July 30 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

Boston Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching Mondays through Fridays (9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm). If double banking, teaching is also scheduled daily: 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm

Toronto - York

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory Thursday, July 6 (9-5) and recommended Wednesday, July 5 (12-5)

Camp Dates: July 9 - August 6 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

York Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching Mondays through Fridays (9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm). If double banking, teaching is also scheduled daily: 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm

Montreal - McGill

Training Days Activity Leaders / Teachers: Mandatory Thursday, June 29 (9-5) and recommended Wednesday, June 28 (12-5)

Camp Dates: July 2 - July 30 (candidate move-in dates, as well as start and end dates, may vary, and do not coincide directly with camp dates)

McGill Teaching Timetable: 3 hours of teaching Mondays through Fridays (9am to 10.30am and 10.50am to 12.20pm). If double banking, teaching is also scheduled daily: 1.50pm -3.20pm and 3.40pm to 5.10pm

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