Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA), a young private residential school offering international students one year of intensive English language preparation before higher education study, is looking for an education professional to fill the position of Assistant Program Director. As a member of MAIA’s Academic Leadership team, the qualified candidate will be responsible for assisting the ESL Program Director with the day to day operations of the academic program. Additionally, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for overseeing the assessments being used in the program for all courses, both formative and summative, including placement tests, and supporting faculty in their creation and implementation. The Assistant Program Director will also direct any teachers involved with the test preparation program and monitor students’ progress and test scores. The Assistant Program Director is accountable for running and analyzing data received from assessments in order to suggest solutions to the ESL Program Director and the Vice President regarding language level progression or the lack thereof.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Creates balanced summative assessments for all levels and classes.
Oversees the management of the test preparation program (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT).
Manages the placement exam process including updating exams, scheduling proctors and testing sessions, entering exam data and assisting in scheduling students and teachers for each sessions’ classes.
Manages and reports end of session student achievement data to the ESL Program Director and Vice President including analyzing whether students have achieved the requirements to progress to the next level and organizes student and teacher course placements for the following session.
Provides data updates at the end of each session regarding student placements and student progression with analysis of student achievements to evaluate any changes that may be necessary to develop the program, curricula and instruction.
Collaborates well with faculty members on ideas, evaluates current practices, and teaches teachers these current methods when warranted.
Manages electronic platforms that house assessments including ExamView and PCR (class scheduling, monitoring student and teacher data, announcements) any online forms, Google Drive and Google Docs.
Provides technical training and support for teachers as needed.
Serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Team.
Teaches/substitutes classes as directed by the ESL Program Director.
Assists the ESL Program Director in the textbook ordering process for each session and with the duties of the textbook store.
Willingness to travel internationally to partner schools to conduct training and orientations.
Does not carry out supervisory responsibilities unless otherwise directed by the ESL Program Director.
Education and Experience
Minimum of an M.A. or M.Ed. in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field.
At least 5 years’ teaching experience at the higher ed level in teaching all levels of English as a Second Language as well as successful teaching of any test preparation classes such as TOEFL, IELTS, and/or GRE/GMAT
Superior oral and written communication skills; establish and maintain interpersonal relationships.
Complex problem-solving skills; develops and evaluates options and implement solutions by making decisions.
Expert knowledge of using Internet tools for instruction, student databases for electronic recordkeeping, PowerPoint, Excel and Word Processing software.
Expert knowledge of using Internet tools for instruction.
Expert knowledge of using student databases for electronic recordkeeping.
Capable of training others to use online databases, online teaching platforms and use of cloud storage.
Willingness to stay current in technology skills and to learn emerging technologies as needed.
Ability and willingness to share technological expertise with other staff members in daily work and in professional development activities.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the ethnic and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Knowledge of CEA accreditation regulations.
Knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and the Chinese educational system.
Ability to read, understand, synthesize and analyze most complex documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints so others will comprehend. Ability to write speeches and effectively present information to top management. Ability to listen and speak clearly.
Ability to communicate orally effectively in various professional settings.
Knowledge of arithmetic; ability to calculate amounts such as percentages.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
Move around the classroom while teaching classes.
Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
Understand the speech of another person.
Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
See details of objects whether they are nearby or far away.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the workplace is usually moderate.
Additional Salary Information: The position pays between $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 annually and is based on education, experience and skill set.
Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA), a young private residential school offering Chinese students one year of intensive English-language preparation before college study.
MAIA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
MAIA performs CORI/SORI checks and pre-employment drug testing.