School Director

School Director, EF International Language Schools, Auckland


EF Education is an internationally recognised institution, with schools located all over the world. EF International Language School Auckland is situated in the city centre.

EF International Language Schools, Auckland is seeking a highly motivated School Director. We are looking for a dynamic manager with drive and enthusiasm to grow the school. Reporting to the Director of Operations Pacific, you will oversee the day-to-day running of the school in accordance with EF policy and NZQA criteria.




  • Motivate, inspire and lead a team of administrators and teachers to deliver an exceptional experience for our students
  • Set and manage the school budget to ensure cost effective delivery
  • Monitor and manage residence, host family and school capacity to accommodate both seasonal and year-on-year growth
  • Recruitment of non-academic staff
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of all students and staff
  • Share emergency on call duties with other permanent school staff
  • Comply with requirements to maintain accreditation and licensing status
  • Negotiate aggressively with suppliers to ensure high quality, low cost provision of goods and services
  • Liaise with a worldwide network of sales offices to assist them in meeting their objectives and responsibilities towards students


The ideal candidate will have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational Science, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in international student industry
  • Willing to travel overseas for business as and when needed.
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience setting, managing and working to budgets
  • Extremely organized, calm under pressure, and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment or living/working abroad a plus
  • Warm, friendly and approachable with an outgoing personality
  • Strong business acumen
  • Highly motivated, energetic, and positive personality
  • Strong sense of ownership and the drive to succeed
  • Attention to details


EF is an equal opportunities employer. EF offers competitive salaries and a multicultural working environment.

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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