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EF Education First​

Shanghai, China​

Job Type
Contract (1 year)

Pay Rate
Competitive Salary

Years of Experience
Manager/Supervisor of Staff(5+Years)

Job Reference Code

Center Director

Posted on Dec 20, 2019
EF Education First
Shanghai, China

About Company:

EF’s mission is opening the world through education.

How? With programs focusing on language, academics, and cultural experience.
Who? 52,000 EF staff & teachers dedicated to changing lives through education.
Where? With more than 600 schools & offices in more than 50 countries, you can find EF nearly everywhere.

Established as a small entrepreneurial start-up in 1965, EF is now the world's leading private international education company.

We're paving new roads for learning – using technology, research and design. Our "for profit, for good"​ ethos is what motivates our people to do better work every day and drives our business to grow year on year. And we have an entrepreneurial culture where new ideas are heard, creative risks are taken and ownership is encouraged.

Additional Information
EF is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability. Our programs help people of all ages and nationalities celebrate culture and diversity to become citizens of the world. Dare to make something happen and you’ll find a supportive team behind you.

Job Profile:

As a Center Director at EF English First Kids & Teens, you are responsible for the overall management of an English First school to ensure high academic quality and production efficiency to drive for customer satisfaction and student retention in one center catered for English learners from 3-18 years old.

Job Details:
The Role

The Center Director plays a key role in EF schools. Duties encompass the hiring and training of both local and expatriate staff, running a sales operation and operating the school day-to-day. The Center Director should follow the regulations and procedures of English First operation manual and maintain a high level of customer service.

You Will
  • Plan and executive school marketing activities to build, maintain and promote the EF English First brand name in the local market, attract potential customers for telephone and visits, sales and re-sales
  • Work with the Director of Studies to implement the Operations Manual and to ensure teaching quality continually improves.
  • Supervise the senior course consultant and the sales team to improve the sales process, monitor the sales team and meet budgeted sales targets.
  • Be in charge of staff employment, ensure all staff receive appropriate training and participate in evaluations of both Chinese and foreign staff.
  • Ensure accounting tasks are carried out effectively and clearly; create annual budget, arrange the payment of reasonable expenses according to budget and approved guidelines
  • Ensure that all departments have timely and effective logistics support.
  • Make sure IT and computer equipment meets the English First standard. Ensure that all relevant information is registered in properly in the production system.

You Have/are
  • Bachelor degree or above in business management or related.
  • 7-10 years work experience and at least 3 years on senior management position in fast-paced growth environment, preferably in service industry. Had independently handled overall management and experienced work with people from different culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven track record in team leadership and staff management.
  • Sales and marketing background, previous experience in meeting sales targets a plus.
  • Organizational abilities, detail-oriented and able to manage complex multifaceted organization.
  • Problem-solving and self-motivated. Can work under pressure, creative,
  • Good people management skill, able to hire, train and monitor staff.
  • Basic finance management skills.
  • Good computer skills, including MS-Office.

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