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EF Education First

Academic Training Manager

3+ months agoShanghai, China

Job Title:           Academic Training Manager – E1 Kids and Teens, China Franchise


Location:           Shanghai Head Office, EF Education First China




You are responsible for supporting the national academic quality for Education First schools, China Franchise. You are to primarily focus on improving the quality of the training contents and delivery and supporting the training programs at both central and school level. You will also support the development of city level academic trainers via central and onsite trainings, assess and certify trainers to support quality delivery of EF programs.

The role will be reporting to the National Production Director of E1 China Franchise

And frequent continued communication with the following roles is expected:

  • Academic Operations Managers (CNFRA Central)
  • National Academic Training Manager (CNOWN Central)
  • National Academic Recruitment and Certification Director (CNFRA Central)
  • Production Managers (CNFRA Local)
  • Directors of Studies (CNFRA Local)

Who we are

  •   We’re problem-solvers – we think of national strategies but implement locally  
  •   We’re teachers and academics – we train at all levels 
  •   We’re developers of people – we coach Directors of Studies and Production Managers
  •   We’re frequent travelers – and we love discovering China 
  •   We have presence in over 50 cities in China and over 190 schools 
  •   We’re organized and driven   - and we have really high standards



Who you are


  •   You are a strong executor who can make things happen through collaboration
  •   You have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in ESL and preferably a diploma level qualification or an MA in TESOL
  •   You have a minimum of 3 years in academic management preferably as Senior DoS or Production Manager. You’re a role model for quality assurance.
  •   The challenge of coming up with innovative solutions to seemingly impossible problems excites you, especially when it comes to improving teaching quality and customer satisfaction


This Opportunity


As a member of the National Production team, you will be a driving force in accelerating quality improvement nationally. While the primary aim is to utilize/implement the training structure/content used by CNOWN, the role will require that the Academic Training Manager creates/develops new materials that are sustainable and suited to the needs of CNFRA regions. The role does not require that the Academic Training Manager to facilitate the actual trainings in all cities. However, it does require monitoring of academic training completion.


  • Sets up standard induction training programs/ schedule for the cities
  • With the AOMs, identifies main academic stakeholders to facilitate actual trainings
  • Guides, supports, and liaises with academic managers to ensure facilitation of training
  • Gathers feedback and continuously finds ways to improve the quality and delivery of training


Such academic training coverage/support includes (but not limited to):


  • New teacher induction and probationary observation support
  • Ongoing skills training support
  • Mentor program coordination
  • APOLLO/ OMNI/ EFEKTA training support
  • EF Product training support (academic and local staff)
  • Central academic training and cross function boot camps


You will receive:

  •   Competitive compensation and outstanding benefits
  •   Opportunity to travel all over China
  •   A strong voice within the organization
  •   A mandate to put your entrepreneurial spirit to the test and impact the business


Job ID: o5fBcfwR
Employment Type: Other