Sunday, August 12, 2007

Senior Education Positions

Fri 10th Aug 2007 12:47 GMT
Employer: Apollo Education and Training Vietnam
Location: Hanoi,Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Vietnam
Deadline: --
Experience: 3 years

Details:
Develop your teaching career in a fascinating country with
Apollo Education and Training in Vietnam
(IH Affiliated)


*Start dates from August 2007 onwards*

Due to continued expansion and internal promotion the following opportunities are now available:

Academic Manager (Danang project)
Overall responsibility for implementing the teaching / course / materials production aspects of the EFL programs in our new project in central Vietnam. The EFL programs will include General, Business, Exams, Corporate classes, YLs, and Kindy across a full range of levels. An exciting opportunity to be involved in the early stages of a project. 2 year contract.

Academic Managers (Hanoi)
Management posts in established centres with teaching teams of over 20 teachers. Overall responsibility for implementing teaching / course / materials production aspects of the EFL programs in the allocated centre. The EFL programs include General, Business, Exams, Corporate classes, YLs, and Kindy across a full range of levels. Opportunities for development of new courses and involvement in academic projects. 2 year contract.

Academic Coordinator for General Programs (Annexes in various locations around Hanoi)
A mid management post (reporting to an Academic Manager) Responsibility for overviewing/implementing teaching / course / materials production aspects of the EFL programs at the allocated centre. The EFL programs include General, Business, Exams, YLs, and Kindy across a full range of levels. 1 year contract.

Senior Teacher for Extra Curricular Program and Events (Hanoi )
Specific duties include: Organizing and participating in extracurricular activities for students (adults and young learners); working closely with Marketing Department on events; participating in PR activities, including radio and television; involvement with development of student Study Centre resources and activities. General duties include support and mentoring for teachers; occasional training workshops. 1 year contract.

Senior Teacher � Welfare (HCMC)
Specific duties involve coordinating and implementing an ongoing personal support program for new teachers including help with finding accommodation, and city orientation. General duties include support and mentoring for teachers; occasional training workshops; responsibility for teachers�/resource room. 1 year contract.

Senior Teachers - Hanoi
General duties include support and mentoring for teachers; occasional training workshops; responsibility for teachers�/resource room. 1 year contract.

We offer:
� Commitment to professional development and high teaching
standards
� Competitive packages
� Wide range of resources and modern facilities
� Variety of course types
� Opportunities for development and promotion
� Academic and personal support from a dedicated team
� The chance to experience the real Vietnam in Danang, Haiphong and other provincial cities and towns

Professional Development

We are committed to high standards of teaching and training for teaching staff. Our professional development program includes:
+ Regular observations schedule plus �pop-in� observations
+ Annual Professional Development Interviews
+ Regular training workshops � the opportunity to develop your training skills
+ IH in-service courses (e.g. the IHCYL and BET).
+ DELTA sponsorship available (after 3 months employment) of up
to $1000 on passing, plus a further 25% of fees per further
year working for Apollo (up to a maximum of $1000 per year and
a total of $4000)
+ Internal promotion opportunities
+ Academic Managers receive sponsorship for the IH London Management modules


Interesting range of management and teaching opportunities

Management and development of courses and projects on a range of programs: YL/ Kindy / G.E./ IELTS / TOEFL preparation courses, plus Business English, English for Academic Purposes and specialized courses (e.g. Pronunciation), as we expand our program for corporate & public clients.
Our teachers are encouraged to teach across a range of courses, and so require support and mentoring from senior teaching staff.
We also run courses in other cities as part of our corporate program, and there are opportunities to be based in Danang or to spend time in one of the provincial cities or towns (for example Haiphong), to really get a feel for Vietnam � see below for further information.


Timetable

Teaching hours per quarter: approx 100 (Academic Managers); 156 (Academic Coordinators) - 208 (Senior Teachers) (a full time teacher is scheduled for 244 hours per quarter).
Five day working week, with two consecutive days off.
YL and Kindy programs are at the weekends except during summer when they expand to weekdays. Most adult teaching hours are in the evening, although some corporate teaching is daytime. Classes run from 7.30am to 9.30pm, 7 days a week, with mornings and evenings the most popular. Split shifts are inevitable, but we try to keep them to a minimum for individuals.

Support

The Academic team includes an Academic Manager, Academic Coordinators and/or Senior teachers plus support staff in each location. They are there to support you in both academic and personal matters and will help you settle into your new life in Vietnam.

Academic Managers report to and are supported by a Senior Academic Manager and a Nationwide DOS.

The school does not provide accommodation, but can arrange a hotel (at a modest cost) for arrival, and offer help in finding longer term housing when you arrive.

Opportunities to develop your career and teach in the provinces:

*Danang*

Danang is an up-and-coming city in Central Vietnam, located on the coast. There are a lot fewer expatriates than in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, which means you get more of a feel of �real� Vietnamese culture living here. The roads are quieter and therefore life can be less stressful here than in the two main cities, although there is still the lively atmosphere of a city on the move.
The beach is only ten minutes from the city centre, and while not of the �palm-fringed� variety, it is clean and wide and stretches for miles. The option of a late afternoon snack and drink in the fresh air at one of the restaurants on the beach is one of the benefits of living here.
Danang is also ideally located for the attractions of the central region. Hoi An, with its ancient buildings and cosmopolitan restaurants is less than an hour away. The beach 10 minutes outside Hoi An is one of the best in Vietnam. A few hours in the other directions are Hue, the home of the Imperial Citadel and the Royal Tombs, and the mountains and Ba Na Hill Station. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are also easily accessible by air from Danang Airport.

The downsides can be that there is not really much western type nightlife available, or a wide circle of foreign friends to chose from. There is though a range of good Vietnamese restaurants, and several foreign restaurants (including French and Japanese, and a Czech microbrewery).

If you are interested in joining a young, dynamic team in a new project with all same high standards of facilities and support as in all our locations, Danang could be for you.

See www.danang.gov.vn for an overview of the city.






*Haiphong*
Haiphong is Vietnam's third-largest city (behind Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi), located 100km east of Hanoi on the coast of northern Vietnam. It is a major seaport and the main hub of northern Vietnam's industrial activity.
It�s a small, orderly city of broad avenues and colonial architecture. Although an industrial city it still has a cultured, traditional feel, with open spaces that give you plenty of room to breath. Den Nghe Temple, noted for its carvings, and the city's Tam Bac Lake are two of the notable features.
Besides a range of Vietnamese restaurants, there are restaurants serving European, Chinese and vegetarian food - and of course the seafood is excellent.
Haiphong has good hydrofoil and ferry links to Cat Ba Island, putting the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay right on your doorstep. It is also only a few hours from Hanoi, and within easy reach of the northern area of Vietnam for further exploration.
If you are interested in getting a real feel for Vietnamese culture and working in an exciting new project with all same high standards of facilities and support as in all our locations, Haiphong could be for you.

See www.haiphong.gov.vn for more local information

Please visit our website for information about working at Apollo and living in Vietnam

www.apolloedutrain.com/teachers

Work Permits

All expatriate staff require a visa PLUS a work permit. Apollo applies for a business visa before the employee departs their current country of residence. All costs for visa and all costs for Work Permit documents incurred in Vietnam are covered by Apollo (Visa and other receipts required). Work Permit costs incurred outside Vietnam such as notarization of qualifications (for US citizens) and the criminal background check are the employee�s responsibility. Employees will need to provide originals of documents (TEFL cert & degree) for notarization in Vietnam (non-US citizens). A medical check, done locally, (including blood test) is also required. Apollo will assist in getting these done and cover costs.

Job requirements

� Native English speaker
� BA or MA (NB this is essential for Work Permit requirements)
� CELTA/ Trinity TESOL or equivalent
� DELTA/ Trinity Diploma or equivalent for Academic Coordinators and
Managers
� At least three years experience in EFL
Previous management experience for Academic Coordinators and
Managers
� Excellent communication, interpersonal, time management, and
organizational skills
� Flexibility and cultural awareness
� Training and mentoring experience
� Experience working in Asia and /or a developing country


For further information contact
Ms. Ronnie Hill
personnel.hn@apolloedutrain.com

Qualifications:
Job requirements

� Native English speaker
� BA or MA (NB this is essential for Work Permit requirements)
� CELTA/ Trinity TESOL or equivalent
� DELTA/ Trinity Diploma or equivalent for Academic Coordinators and
Managers
� At least three years experience in EFL
Previous management experience for Academic Coordinators and
Managers
� Excellent communication, interpersonal, time management, and
organizational skills
� Flexibility and cultural awareness
� Training and mentoring experience
� Experience working in Asia and /or a developing country

In addition

For the Senior Teacher Extra Curricular Program and Events
� Experience in organizing activities for adults and/or children

Compensation:
Competitive Package

Costs of living are such that you can enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle in Vietnam � most of our teachers eat out every night, and spend holidays traveling in Asia without working too hard to save
+ Salary: Academic Managers: scale depending on size of centre;
Academic Coordinators: USD 1700 - 1900
USD per month; Senior Teachers: USD 1300 � 1600; depending on
qualifications
and experience (tax is payable on a sliding scale, most teaching
staff pay around 10%)
+ Medical insurance contribution: up to 550 USD per year
+ Flight allowance: 500 USD per year (paid at the end of
contract)
+ Bonus: End of 2 year contract bonus $2400. (NB Bonus is also taxable
income)
+ 20 [twenty] working days paid annual leave and an additional 9
[nine] paid days off for national holidays.


Employer:
Apollo Education and Training Vietnam
Company Background: Apollo Education and Training is an International House Affiliate and is a leading independent provider of English Language and Business Skills training in Vietnam. The company has been active in Vietnam since 1994 and was the first 100% foreign owned education and training organisation in the country. The organisation has four teaching centres in Hanoi, one of which was opened in 1999 by the Minister of Education and Training for Vietnam and H.R.H. The Duke of York. The Ho Chi Minh City centre was opened in 2000 by H.R.H the Princess Royal. Apollo offers an extensive range of English language and business skills training programs for corporate and individual clients.

Range of English language programs:

English language programs include English for Young Learners, General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes and International Exam preparation courses for TOEFL and IELTS.

Teaching staff and support:

Apollo has a dynamic team of qualified and committed teachers from the USA, UK & Eire, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Our teaching programs are managed and supported by highly experienced local staff. Our teaching staff have access to a wide variety of support services, resource materials, audio visual equipment, satellite T.V. and state of the art IT facilities with full internet access.

Working hours

Corporate classes can start as early as 7.30am through to the evening. Adult public classes (17 years +) are held in the afternoons & evenings whilst the majority of Young Learner classes (6 - 15 years) are conducted at the weekends. All teaching centres operate 7 days a week. Full-time teaching staff have two day off per week and we do our best to make these days consecutive.

Professional expectations

Apollo has a reputation for delivering high quality education and training programs and our students expect their teachers to be highly professional in both their teaching and personal presentation. Vietnamese people have a very great respect for teachers and on Teachers Day in Vietnam our students shower their teachers with flowers and gifts.

Teacher training

Apollo's commitment to personal development is reflected through our teacher training seminars and workshops. This development program focuses on aspects of teaching such as methodology, classroom technique and use of internet in the classroom. It includes IH Certificate courses such as the IHYCL. It is our aim that teachers, on leaving Apollo, will be in a strong position to advance their careers in ELT in the direction they choose.

At Apollo we strive to make your teaching rewarding and enjoyable. We want all our teachers to feel that working here contributes to their personal development as a teacher, to their career in teaching and to their enjoyment of living in a country with a culture very different from their own.
Address:
91 Pho Hue
Hanoi, 1 - Vietnam
http://www.apolloedutrain.com
Telephone: (844)9432053
Fax: (844)9432052
Contact person: Nicola Edwards, Recruitment Senior Teacher

1 comment:

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