This from eslcafe.com for more info/claims on/by ACE:
Principal Position in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Posted By: Australian Centre for Education (ACE) <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012, at 11:18 a.m.
Australian Centre for Education (ACE)
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Deadline 20 April 2012
Experience: 3 years in an ELT management role
IDP Education established the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) in 1992, prior to the establishment or entry of almost all other ELT providers in Cambodia. The school has maintained consistent good leadership and management throughout its first 20 years.
ACE is Cambodia’s leading English language school. ACE is the only school in Cambodia accredited by NEAS (Australia’s leading ELT accreditation agency), and is contracted by both the Australian and New Zealand Governments to provide pre-departure training for scholarship awardees.
As IDP’s ELT arm within Cambodia, ACE has been central to the establishment and growth of the CamTESOL conference, one of Asia’s leading TESOL conferences. The CamTESOL conference grew out of ACE’s active professional development program for teaching staff.
ACE has a population of roughly 7 000 students, mainly part-time. The school has three campuses, two in Phnom Penh the capital, and one in Siem Reap, in the north of the country. ACE’s programs are: Children’s Program, Young Learners’ Program, General English Program, English for Academic Purposes and IELTS Preparation.
The school is known for its benchmarked standards. Teaching staff must demonstrate verifiable minimum qualifications and participate in a teacher observation program. Students must reach minimum and independently verifiable proficiency standards to graduate from the General English and English for Academic Purposes programs. The school has many local and international sponsors of training and has an excellent track record for standardised high quality reporting to sponsors and donors on academic progress.
The prospective Principal of ACE is expected to maintain the good name of the school with all stakeholders, and its profile as a serious educational institution that delivers results. ACE’s graduates include the most senior of Cambodia’s Ministry Officials and the position requires considerable representative duties.
The role of ACE Principal is to lead the growth and development of ACE in Cambodia. The Principal is responsible to the Country Director of IDP Education (Cambodia) and within a matrix structure, for functional purposes to the Regional ELT Manager. The Principal is the focal point within ACE for all human resource, academic, financial and other matters.
• Recruit appropriately qualified and experienced staff for the efficient operation of the centres. Seek relevant approval for any senior appointments or new positions related to any re-structure
• Manage relevant teaching programs, including the adherence to agreed syllabus and curriculum materials
• Ensure quality systems are implemented consistently throughout ACE, including academic consultation, professional development and skills transfer, performance review
• Ensure quality of processes e.g. for student counseling, program delivery, assessment, evaluation
• Prepare business plans and budgets for approval by both the Country Director and Regional ELT Manager and once agreed, implement those business plans in accordance with the approved budgets
• Market ACE, ensuring brand integrity, and prepare and submit proposals for training for key sponsors
• Liaise with key sponsors, notably AusAID and New Zealand Aid Program, regarding implementation of contract requirements and seek appropriate opportunities to grow the business with these sponsors
• Represent the school as a high profile Australian education institution and a leading member of the Australian and international business communities in Cambodia
The applicant should demonstrate a balance of business acumen, management ability and content knowledge.
The appointee must:
• Be a graduate with relevant post-graduate qualifications, preferably in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
• Demonstrate extensive academic experience including in EAP/ESP programs (preferably in a developing country) and curriculum and materials development
• Have superior staff management skills in a range of contexts
• Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of resources and resource allocation
• Demonstrate commercial orientation, including with a proven track record
The appointee should demonstrate superior capacity to:
• Lead a geographically disparate team towards agreed goals
• Balance quality as well as commercial objectives
• Inspire staff to contribute above average outputs on an ongoing basis
• Focus on academic outcomes
• Grow the school
• Work closely and constructively with the Country Director, Regional ELT Manager, and with other administrators in the school and ensure a team spirit among all staff, both academic and support
• Represent the school in a way that enhances its reputation and wins business
• Commit to the school for the duration of the contract
Date and Length of Appointment:
The successful applicant will be required to take up duty in July 2012 for a three year period.
• Salary US$60,000 to US$72,000 per annum + generous performance incentive
• Up to US$1 500 allowance towards one-way inbound flight to Cambodia
• Coverage at “super” level in the school’s chosen health insurance scheme
• Address: c/o IDP Education (Cambodia), #657, Kampuchea Krom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Tel: 855 23 881 017
• Fax: 855 23 881 020
• Contact Person: Mr Socheat Ou, IDP Deputy Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org
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