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Assistant Academic Director Position in Cusco, Peru

Posted By: Maximo Nivel <>
Date: Wednesday, 5 July 2017, at 4:06 p.m.

Job Description – Assistant Academic Director


The Assistant Academic Director is the assistant manager for all teachers and all academic programs for the Maximo Nivel institute. This includes the Native English Program, Native Spanish Program, TEFL Certification, Service Learning, and Internships.

The Assistant Academic Director assists the Academic Director in managing all daily operations of the Academic Office. This includes a team of 2 to 4 [shared] staff members, 10 to 25 English teachers, and 5 to 15 Spanish teachers. The size of the staff depends on location—Costa Rica, Guatemala, or Peru. The Academic Team provides support for all other areas of Maximo Nivel in terms of books, materials, exams, quizzes, photocopies, and rooms.

The Assistant Director is responsible for providing support in teacher management, curriculum management, support materials, and quiz and exam administration.

Teacher management includes observation and coaching, scheduling, payroll, and time off, among other things. The Assistant Director is responsible for attending teacher meetings on the 15th and 30th of each month.

The Academic Team manages client service with respect to exam re-takes, grade reports, certification requirements, and attendance records. The Academic Office has very close contact with learners, clients, and their families; the Assistant Director must be excellent at dealing with the public!

The Assistant Director is a member of the in-country team and works closely with the Country Manager, Director of Academic Programs, and the Director of National Programs.

Whereas the Assistant Academic Director does not usually carry his/her own schedule of classes, they are responsible for substituting and leading classes when regular staffing does not meet the needs of the institute. The Assistant Director must be a flexible and enthusiastic teacher.

The Assistant Director must generate reports using Excel and Word including: Teacher Feedback Summary, Teacher sick days, Teacher payroll, and other ad-hoc reports as needed.


- Bachelor's Degree required

- TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certification required

- 1-3 years professional experience

- Fluent English; Advanced Spanish required

- Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

- Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent writing skills; strong team skills

- Focused on results—increasing matriculations and delivering great client service. Adept at setting goals and managing competing priorities.


$800 - $1,200 per month + Bonus

The Assistant Academic Director works a split-shift schedule. Targeted, regular work hours are Monday – Friday from 6:45AM to 10:00AM and 3:00PM to 9:15PM and every other Saturday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Note that during the last 2 days of the month and first 3 days of the month, work hours are Monday – Friday 6:45AM to 9:00PM. It is important to note that the Assistant Academic Director works on an as needed basis, whenever business demands dictate that the Director should be there—the Assistant Director should be flexible and prepared for this when needed.

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