English Teacher - High School ( AP, IB, A - level ) – China
Who We Are:
Dipont operates international education centers within existing Chinese high schools. These programs function as schools within schools. We deliver international curricula to Chinese students: Advanced Placement (AP), A-level (British curriculum) and International Baccalaureate (IB).
We currently operate 26 international programs in many of the best high schools in China serving approximately 7,000 students.
All of our students will go to university abroad; most of them in Top 100 schools.
Dipont opened its first two independent K-12 schools in Wuxi and Hangzhou. A third school opens in Kunshan in September 2020. Many more Dipont schools will follow.
Teaching up to 26 periods per week to A-level/AP/IB students according to curriculum subject specifications and guidelines set by Academic Quality Manager (AQM).
Providing the Center Principal (CP) with monthly teaching plans in line with the Scheme of Work (SOW) supplied by AQM.
Ensuring continuous assessment and recording of grades.
Writing periodic student reports
Acting as tutor to a group of students as assigned by the Center Principal.
Participating in meetings with parents.
Participating in ‘Open Days’ for prospective students and parents.
Proctoring exams as per the arrangements made by CP.
Advising Center Principal and AQM regarding own specialized subject resources required for students to optimize learning experience.
Writing references for students and helping them to edit their Personal Statements for application to universities.
Accepting other duties assigned to enhance the learning experience of the students and smooth functioning of the Center.
Attending meetings and training sessions, which are considered necessary for staff development
Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelors’ degree or above, candidates with appropriate teaching qualifications are preferred;
Relevant high school teaching experience, with over 2 years’ related full-time teaching experience are preferred;
Good team player with excellent communication skills.
The students in our centers will be some of the best students you will ever teach. The quality of students and the satisfaction of teaching them at a very high academic level is the most often cited positive experience by our teachers. If you are good at your job you will be admired and respected like you have never been before as a teacher. Even if you saw a student an hour ago, they will greet you like they have missed you for a month!
Our students forego the Chinese national college entrance exam and all will attend university outside of China, predominantly in the United Kingdom and the United States. We annually have students accepted to schools such as Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Penn, Duke, Cornell, and many other top schools.
The combination of the competitive salary, housing allowance, no automobile ownership costs, and low cost of living provide the opportunity to save a sizable percentage of your salary.
Experience China. China’s long and rich history, its energetic and engaging people, and the intriguing cultural differences make it a rewarding experience. Ease of transportation and ample vacation time make all of China, actually all of Asia, accessible to you.
Dipont is the leading provider of international curricula in China.
Assistance With Settling in and Living in China:
From the moment you sign your contract, local Dipont staff will help you with navigating the immigration process, finding a place to live, setting up utilities and many other life needs.
The support you will receive is exceptional!
Salary, Benefits and Contract:
Your first contract will be for two years with one-year contracts thereafter.
Salaries are competitive based on qualifications and experience.
International-quality health insurance is provided.
Your initial flight to China will be reimbursed.
You receive one round-trip flight per academic year during the first two-year contract. In the third and subsequent years, you will receive two round trip flights in most centers.
A housing allowance is provided, which will cover a comfortable two or three bedroom apartment close to your school.
A bonus upon completion of the first two-year contract and annually thereafter.
Opportunities for Professional Development and Advancement:
We start each academic year with the Annual Conference, which is a two-day in-service training event.
Dipont has a team of Academic Quality Managers (AQMs), who are curriculum specialists in the areas of math, science, humanities, and English. This team provides professional development training throughout the year. The AQM team also organizes subject panels (teams of interested and high-performing teachers) that meet throughout the year and work on curriculum development.
Teachers are regularly sent to curriculum training in their respective curriculum (AP, A-level, and IB) to keep up to date in the latest developments in their curricular area.
Mid and upper management level positions are available to Dipont staff. We look to hire from within first, in most cases. Positions include heads of department, IB coordinators, Center Principals, Academic Quality Managers, and senior staff.
Bachelors degree, minimum
Two years professional teaching experience
About Dipont Education
Dipont Education is a leading education services group in China. Driven by its mission to provide quality education that equips young people for success in the fast changing world, Dipont has pioneered in the development and customization of international programs for Chinese students since 1990s. Years of exploration and experimentation give Dipont rich insights into China's K-12 education landscape and a unique edge in innovation. Partnering with schools, communities and international organizations, Dipont now operates a variety of school-based, after-school and exchange programs, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to help students grow into critical thinkers, creative inquirers, responsible world citizens, and above all, happy individuals.Dipont's operations are organized into four segments:Operation of Independent SchoolsDipont provides all-round operational support to independent schools. Services include: education investment consulting, resource planning, project blueprinting, program and curriculum design, recruitment and management of expatriate teaching staff, academic quality control and day-to-day operation.International High School Programs Dipont provides all-in-one sol...utions to high schools interested to offer international curricula, which include: the introduction and localization of international curricula, recruitment and management of expat teachers, academic quality management, school-based admissions counselors and related consulting services. As of 2016, Dipont supports a network of 35 reputable A-Level, AP and IBDP centers across 17 cities in China.ENREACH International Kindergarten (for 3 to 6 year olds)ENREACH International Kindergarten is an internationally minded education program designed for three to six year olds in China, the scope of which extends beyond curriculum-based instruction to include age appropriate learning outcomes, assessment and evaluation tools, teacher training and parental involvement. This program will be offered by Dipont or through its partnership with local kindergartens.ENREACH International EducationENREACH International Education provides after-school programs and education services for students. Its offerings include academic planning, enrichment courses, extra-curricular programs, study abroad, test prep and college admissions counseling. ENREACH endeavors to open more doors for students in a globally connected society.Inspired by its vision to break boundaries in education, Dipont strives to extend quality learning opportunities to a broad student base through innovation, high-impact partnerships and an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2011, Dipont started WE-World Education, a bilingual magazine and forum for high school students with a focus on international education. In 2012, Dipont launched a National High School Academic Debate Tournament. In the years to come, Dipont will continue to lead the way in offering quality international programs, engage partners and stakeholders in meaningful dialog about education, and ultimately drive positive changes in China's K-12 sector.