The job of an academic manager involves managing, marketing and supervising day-to-day teaching programs of all teachers. Many academic managers also undertake teaching and/or substitute teaching roles personally, but the precise duties will be agreed with the head of the institution as the school’s needs change. The main focus of an academic manager’s job is teacher management.
Education/Experience Requirements A successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, 1-3 years of teaching experience, Teaching certification and proven work record in academic monitoring, planning and administration. Prior Experience as a Director of Studies or Academic Manager is preferred, but not essential.
Skills High level of written and verbal communication skills, ability to encourage teamwork and solicit ideas of teachers, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and advanced knowledge in implementing plans to respond to academic-related issues.
Specific work elements Managing curriculum review, supervising teacher quality assessment periodically, managing the accreditation of school courses, assisting with releasing the school’s annual research report, attending school committee meetings, ensuring student examination arrangements conform set requirements of the school, monitoring the process of recruitment, admission and induction of students, enforcing policies stipulated in the school’s regulations, and arranging training for staff, among others.