Goal-oriented Academic Manager dedicated to strengthening administrative operations to streamline costs and enhance procedures. Cultivate long-lasting relationships with students and staff to strengthen program success. Motivational leader with top-notch communication, organizational and strategic planning abilities.
o Open/close classes and assign instructors to classes while working within established KI curriculum and budgetary goals.
o Assign substitutes for instructors when absent due to illness, vacation, or emergencies.
o Hire, orient, train, supervise, and observe all instructors.
o Support instructors by supplying information, tools, and guidance needed to be successful in the classroom.
o Regularly observe instructors to provide feedback and ensure adherence to the program curriculum and standards.
o Conduct regularly scheduled instructor meetings and participate in staff meetings as assigned by the School Director.
o Work with other school staff to provide excellent customer service and maximize student satisfaction.
o Stay informed of new developments in the ESL field and communicate to school staff.
o Provide counseling for students on academic matters to ensure both student satisfaction and academic progress.
o Advise prospective, new, and continuing students on courses, classes, and services.
o Complete administrative tasks on time as assigned by the School Director or other national staff.
o Monitor academic record keeping; maintain the academic portion of student files according to company policies and regulatory standards.
o Oversee the academic budget for the school by maintaining class size averages, ordering materials, and checking and approvinginstructor payroll with adherence to established HR standards.
o Handle and mediate disputes/problems between students and teachers, between teachers and teachers, and between students and students.
o Collaborate and effectively participate in marketing initiatives and events as needed.
o Demonstrate leadership qualities such as dedication, respect, cooperation, motivation, innovation, commitment to quality, excellence, and superior customer service to students, staff and management
o Improve communication and share best practices across schools while ensuring consistency in our operations and institutional knowledge.
o Assist SDs in training new academic or accommodations staff when necessary, and with updating existing training materials.
o Lead training initiatives in collaboration with assigned schools.
o Establish professional relationships for day-to-day operations, answering questions from school staff, and moderating group discussions.
o Attend monthly calls with HQ staff to discuss academic or accommodation updates, policies, and processes.
o Support leadership by delivering team meetings and workshops to identify improvements and quality measures for student success.
o Compile and update school-specific information to region.
Achieved AM bonus seven quarters in the time as AM
Hired and trained teachers who stayed and consistently yielded high student success scores.
Asked to assist with new AM.SD in LA Whittier
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