Ningbo World Foreign Language School

Dean of Academics

¥40K-60K/Month Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 1 position available Starting date in 2022-08-20

About The School

Hangzhou World Foreign Language School and Ningbo World Foreign Language School are the members. Learn more about this school

Job Description

Core responsibility

  • The Dean of Academics will report directly to the Foreign Principal
  • He/she will be actively involved in implementing and developing the school vison in line with the school strategic development plan
  • He/she will have overall responsibility for delivery of the academic program
  • He/she will liaise closely with the IB Diploma Coordinator to ensure the efficient and dynamic delivery of the IB curriculum and the Foundation Program to ensure that curriculum, teaching and assessment goals are met and sustained
  • A teaching component is attached to this position
  • Main duties and responsibilities The Position holder will work with the Foreign Principal to implement the academic vision of the school about the Foundation program and the IB program
  • Lead and manage the academic life of the school
  • Prepare for and oversee all accreditation and curriculum reviews
  • Collaborate and work closely and effectively with other school leaders, especially the IB Coordinator, STEM Director, Deputy Principal of Student Life, etc
  • Oversee and organise professional development
  • Oversee teachers’ appraisal and performance management
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the academic life of the school
  • Oversee the course request process, timetabling, staffing and course-change process
  • Oversee examinations organization
  • Supervise the academic office in producing academic reports, grades, transcripts, student records, and other academic data
  • Oversee academic budget
  • Collaborate with pedagogical leaders’ team:
  • Develop and maintain FP curriculum (content, pedagogy and assessment)  Collaborate with IBDP Coordinator:
  • Develop and maintain DP curriculum (content, pedagogy and assessment)
  • Dissemination of all relevant and current information of academic nature
  • Encourage and develop liaison with other IB schools in the region
  • Support the academic success of all students
  • Develop and promote experiential learning activities including fieldtrips and academic talks where appropriate


  • A flexible, proactive instructional leader, preferably with experience in management positions in international schools
  • Able to encourage and inspire a team of teachers to create an atmosphere of academic excellence, where each student is helped to perform to the best of his or her abilities.
  • Substantial experience with the IB Diploma program
  • A record of successfully managing academic programs
  • An ability to inspire colleagues to work as a team towards a common goal. Have a good track record of leading and managing staff; be motivational, sympathetic, constructive and, where necessary, challenging with colleagues
  • Be experienced and inspirational as a classroom teacher and be expert in his or her own teaching subject(s)
  • Be able to communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, students and parents alike
  • Be passionate about promoting standards in teaching and learning and have a clear understanding of excellence in teaching
  • Display organizational skills which support change and development
  • Fluency in English; knowledge and competence in Chinese languages would be an advantage.
  • Computer literacy
  • Good health, stamina and fitness
  • Be committed to continuing personal and professional development


  • Montly Salary from 40K-60K/M BT
  • Free accommodation
  • Flight allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Meal allowance
  • Summer vacation/Winter vacation
  • Christmas holiday more than 1 week
  • Working visa supported

Post date: 2021-11-18

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