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  • Disney English – Language Learning Director - China

    By: Disney English < Show E-mail >

    Date: Mon, 21 May 2012

    Location: Asia (China)

    Disney English – Language Learning Director

    No one speaks the language of children better than Disney, and nothing captures their imaginations more than a great story. Disney English combines the art of Disney storytelling, breakthrough language learning methodology and innovative technology to inspire learners’ passion for English. Since the opening of our flagship Center in Shanghai in 2008, Disney English has been sharing the gift of English with thousands of children across China. By providing an award-winning academic curriculum and engaging children with their favorite Disney stories, songs and characters; Disney English creates a fun, lively, and highly effective learning environment.

    An opportunity with Disney English allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, all while receiving ongoing professional development and gaining valuable experience within The Walt Disney Company. The role of Language Learning Director could be the experience of a lifetime. Bring your talent, creativity and unique experience, and discover why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

    Position Overview

The Language Learning Director will oversee all academic operations within their assigned Language Learning Center. The LLD manages all Foreign and Assistant Trainers within their Center, ensuring staff retention and ongoing development, and ensuring consistent excellence in program delivery for learners aged 2-12.

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    Motivate staff and support continuous development of skills needed to deliver an academically effective and engaging language learning experience

    Ensure consistency in academic excellence experience by observing lessons regularly, and providing constructive coaching and development to Trainers

    Provide ongoing leadership to Trainers, delivering timely and constructive feedback, in addition to comprehensive performance reviews at company determined intervals

    Ensure swift and successful resolution to any academic, operational and/or personnel issues as they arise

    Ensure that comprehensive learner records are maintained by each Trainer in both print and electronic format through occasional audits and on-going training assessments

    Conduct ongoing staff meetings to communicate all changes in the academic delivery or content and resolve all pertinent learner and classroom management issues

    Oversee the classroom schedules for all Trainers to deliver optimal staff utilization based on the number of enrolled learners

    Provide coverage for absent Trainers, and deliver lesson content to learners as needed

    Collaborating with the Center Manager, support the Marketing and Sales teams in meeting new learner enrollment targets, participating in academic and sales events within the Center

    Through the delivery of guest service excellence and measurable academic results, and support of the sales process, ensure that Center performance goals are met through new learner enrollment and existing learner renewals

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelors degree from an accredited institution

    A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in education, management and guest service

    Internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL certification

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Proven success in team leadership, performance management and staff development

    A passion for educating young learners, with a focus on delivering measurable results

    Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, flexible to change and able to manage multiple priorities

    Demonstrated success in delivering high quality customer service

    Professionalism in oral and written communications

    English language fluency including, but not limited to: proper grammar, sentence structure, word tense, subject-verb agreement, and proper use of adjectives and adverbs

    Demonstration of a neutral accent, clear pronunciation, good intonation and English language rhythm

    Resourceful, self-motivated, with creative problem solving skills

    Ability to commit to a 12-15 month contract in China

    Desired Qualifications:

    Experience traveling internationally and/or working abroad

    Successful experience managing cross cultural teams

    Familiarity/affinity with the Disney brand

    Compensation and Benefits

    18,000 RMB monthly salary

    7,000 RMB training bonus

    3,000-4,350 RMB monthly housing allowance

    Eligibility for additional quarterly incentive, based upon overall center performance

    TEFL-C Certification

    Health and Dental Insurance

    Minimum 40 hour per week work schedule, inclusive of evenings and weekends

    3 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival in China

    Paid airfare to China and a monthly travel stipend toward return trip

    Rosetta Stone Mandarin license

    Robust Academic Training

    Paid sick and vacation time, plus 11 Chinese national holidays

    *Benefits subject to change.

    Location: Centers are located in over 10 cities, including: Beijing, Wuhan, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Nanjing, Ningbo, Chongqing.

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