A LITTLE ABOUT US:
Fluent City is the fastest-growing language school in the country that is equal parts startup (fast-growth, big ambitions, top talent and track record) and a robust sustainable business (profitable, loyal returning customers, product-market fit). We offer a dynamic and integrated approach to language learning (online and offline) that expands across 11 languages, 4 cities, and thousands of students every month. With online tools, custom content and multimedia, and a radically innovative teaching approach, our mission is to reinvent language learning for the 21st century.
A LITTLE ABOUT YOU:
As our Academic Director, we expect you to come with an unorthodox and radical approach to language learning that combines linguistic expertise, entrepreneurial hustle and performance-driven start-up experience. You will be responsible for owning and driving our entire academic strategy: pedagogy, curriculum, materials, teaching techniques, teacher training, implementation, quality control and continuous improvement. When we say break the rules and push boundaries, we mean it. We are ready to throw away teaching the gender of nouns, and you should be too.
You should also be very comfortable working under tight deadlines within a performance-driven culture. In this role you will develop highly scalable, results-focused training programs for a national network of 200+ teachers, create highly innovative programs driven by brand experience versus methodology and be the leader driving the execution of a very ambitious vision for a high-growth early stage start-up.
Strategy and Infrastructure: Radically reinvent our current language programs and curricula in a way that pushes boundaries and drives meaningful growth and revenue
Program Design and Development: Deliver creative, outside the box, teacher-driven programming that is tech supported and provides top-level instructor talent (equal parts entertainment, hospitality and education)
Leadership and Management: Inspire, train and motivate the team around a common vision that demands a best-in-class experience and pushes boundaries. Provide strong leadership, mentorship and professional development plans for our recruitment and academic teams
Data and Analytics: Work closely with our Director of Product and Operations to update key metrics that support continual and iterative improvement of our programs via recruitment, training, teacher performance and student experience
Process and Performance Evaluation: Implement aggressive quality control processes and standards for teacher hiring and evaluation