Academic Coordinator



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Academic Coordinator

Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is a leading independent school group ("friskola") with academic results far above average and a diverse and energetic staff. Teaching is through both Swedish and English, with English the language of the corridors. IES is one of Sweden's largest school groups at "Grundskolan" with 37 schools and around 26,800 students across the country. IES has grown steadily and maintained quality since 1993.

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Internationella Engelska Skolan is seeking a driven and goal orientated Academic Coordinator for our school in Skärholmen. As an Academic Coordinator you will work closely with the Principal and be part of a leadership team tasked with securing the highest quality of education for your students. Are you passionate about the IES ethos and believe that every child can exceed their potential, no matter what the circumstances? Do you see solutions, work effectively with others and get people on board towards achieving common goals? Are you a role model teacher prepared to take the next step in your career? If so, this presents an excellent opportunity for you, where your abilities will be given space to grow and develop.Responsibilities• Effectively manage and organize the academics within the school (under the Principal), including curriculum planning and implementation of academic policies and routines• Secure high-quality teaching, learning and assessment - effective teacher development• Support staff and students to meet the highest academic expectations• Manage and coordinate the activities of the Heads of Department and Teachers• Support the Principal with the school’s systematic quality work• Support the Principal and IES Head Office with other academic initiatives/projects

Required Competencies

Knowledge Skills Behaviors• Strong understanding of the IES vision, ethos and values• Strong teaching skills

• Highest academic expectations for the staff and students

• Curriculum knowledge• Strong pedagogical knowledge in relation to teaching, learning and formative assessment• Leadership and management skills• Coaching skills• Good communicator and relationship builder, parents, students and staff• Understanding of “Skollagen” in relation to teaching and assessment• Process management skills relevant to the systems in use across the school including general IT proficiency• Swedish language skills as advantage• Structured and organized• Driven and takes responsibility• Goal oriented• Honest, reliable and trustworthyDesired Qualifications/Experience• Qualified teacher from either abroad or Sweden. If from abroad – university teaching education. If from Sweden – “Lärarlegitimation”• Several year’s teaching experience with proven results, preferably within an IES school• Head of Department experience as preferable• Experience of working well with others or as part of a team• Excellent reference from current Principal as prerequisite

• Experience working with SchoolSoft (or equivalent school software)

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Academic Coordinator

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