Director of Studies

Director of Studies required in Hanoi

For: Australian Defence Cooperation Program’s English Language Project


 Start: End of November 2017

ESL Teacher: Required to manage teachers and teach 30 hours per week

Reporting to: Defence Cooperation Education Officer (DCEO)

                        Defence Attaché Office, Australian Embassy Hanoi

General Overview: The Director of Studies is responsible for delivering a high-quality English academic programme as part of our Defence Cooperation Program between Australia and Vietnam and supporting a team of teachers. The DOS will teach English and play a key role in the management of courses in Hanoi and supporting the DCEO.

Requirements: Must be an experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with an internationally recognised ESL qualification.


  • Experience in managing English language training

  • At least ten years ESL teaching experience

  • CELTA qualification

  • Bachelor degree

Leadership Qualities:

  • Demonstrates attention to detail

  • Demonstrates a commitment to reflection and review of the effectiveness of practices

  • Models critical analysis and problem solving skills, demonstrates proactive thinking, commits to the development of ‘best practice’ operations

  • Acts as both a leader and a team player

  • Demonstrates a commitment to student-centred teaching

Specific Responsibilities: The following list is not exhaustive, but indicates the main areas of responsibility:

  • Actively teach English language from beginner to intermediate levels

  • Actively teach on the Foundation for Academic Studies and IELTS Preparation courses

  • Manage (both formally and informally) the teachers on a day-to-day basis

  • Design and manage the timetable for all Hanoi programs

  • Work with DCEO and staff to ensure effective delivery of curriculum

  • Manage the generation of timely and meaningful student reports at the end of each course

  • Coordinate course and lesson planning with the teachers

  • Coordinate textbook, stationery and supply orders, in consultation with staff

  • Be responsible for student management issues such as discipline, including liaising with the DCEO or the Student Management Department as necessary

  • Oversee significant variations to routine and communication with staff e.g. testing schedules, activities week etc

  • Develop systems to monitor and, where necessary, improve, the academic progress of the students

  • Other responsibilities as designated by the DCEO or DCP Manager

How to apply:

To apply for this position, applicants are to send a cover letter and resume, addressing his/her skills against the points above (including three referees) to:

Closes: 13 October 2017

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Australian Embassy
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-10-13