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Athena Academy(Shenzhen)

Curriculum Developer

¥ 24k-27k/month Shanghai, China 1 position available Starting date in 2019-10-20

About The School

Athena Academy is the subsidiary of Elite K-12 International Education Group. Learn more about this school

Job Description

Job Overview
This individual will work with academic team members to co-design and develop curriculum content, training materials related to curriculum, training modules, teaching aids, and manage some aspects of curriculum development such as test-run, implementation, evaluation and updates of programs.
This individual will be expected to deliver accurate, high-quality documentation with a specified deadline and timeline.

About Athena Academy
Athena Academy is the subsidiary of Elite K-12 International Education Group. We adopt the US Common Core Standard and the teaching methodologies of Project-based Learning (PBL) in designing our programs. Our aim is to provide our students opportunities in not only learning Academic English, but also acquiring the soft-skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, problem solving and creativity, which will enable them to adapt and enhance their own capacity in this constantly changing 21st century.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with team members to analyze courses and needs, review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials.
  • Work with team members to co-design and develop curriculum contents, training materials, training modules, teaching aids etc.
  • Work with operations staff to develop procedures and guidance for teachers and other staff to implement curriculum.
  • Improve the design of the curriculum based on student data, feedback from staff, actual observation of class and feedback on test run of curriculum designed;
  • Work with teaching staff to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and keep updating curricula to ensure the curricula designed meet the needs of target customers;  
  • Train teachers and other instructional staff in new content or programs.
  • Manage multiple program development projects simultaneously by prioritizing project deadlines.
Note: You may be asked to teach a limited amount of classes in order to understand the course and trial new alterations to existing courses, or test-run new courses. Your teaching hours will be determined by the Academic Management based on current development needs.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Must have a minimum of a CELTA with a minimum of 5-6 years of teaching experience, ideally related to the teaching of reading, writing and/or general English courses.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Arts or Sciences. A teaching qualification such as CELTA, TESOL, ideally at postgraduate level.
  • Experience of developing own lesson plans and resources while working towards set goals and objectives.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant teaching experience of reading, writing and/or general English courses. Conversation classes would not count towards this experience.
  • Experience in managing multiple tasks and the ability to deal positively with obstacles to progress.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Good understanding of online teaching practice and key principles of child learning.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills; ability to be flexible and solve problems.
  • Analytical skills to examine student test data and make recommendations for improvement in curriculum;
  • Effective writing skills and Creative skills;
Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Holds a postgraduate qualification in an education-related discipline, with post-qualification experience.
  • Strong understanding and application of educational concepts and learning principles to classroom practice.
  • Experience of managing and collaborating across departments and/or locations.
  • Experience and competence with digital technology in the classroom.
  • Prior experience with teaching programming, electronics and technology.
  • Prior experience at English training centers.
  • Prior experience in international departments and/or international school settings.
  • Prior experience with IB PYP, Inquiry-based learning, Project-based learning.


  • Basic Salary: 20k-22k/month
  • 10 days paid annual leave
  • House stipend: 4k-5K/month
  • Flight ticket reimbursement 6K
  • Annual bonus provided (up to 1 month salary)
  • Medical insurance & Medical check provided
  • Work Visa Assistance

Post date: 2019-09-12
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