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Requisition Number 18-0242
Title Middlebury Interactive Languages - Summer Academies Academic Director – Granada, Spain
City Nationwide
State US

Summer Academies Academic Director - Granada, Spain


The Academic Director is the primary person in charge of directing the Summer Academy curriculum during programming. The Academic Director works in close consultation with the year-round MIL Staff and the on-site Resident Director and Center Director to implement the curriculum, and partner institution guidelines and policies both pre-season and on-site. Additionally, they coach their team of teachers pre- and during-season to implement the Academy Immersion Curriculum and monitor both teacher and student performance. They are proactive and able to solve problems professionally, with the goal of maintaining a successful summer language program. The Academic Director ensures that their language team is following all Academy policies and guidelines.

This is a residential position. All employees will be provided room and board. They will have two full days off during the 4-week session. 

As the Summer Academies Academic Director, YOU WILL . . .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and utilization of the Academy policies and procedures to create a safe, supportive, rewarding environment for students and staff
  • Work closely with MIL staff to help create, revise, and oversee implementation of the program curriculum
  • Act as the master teacher to coach teachers on the Academy Immersion Curriculum
  • Attend one in-person pre-season training session; dates to be determined

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 5-8 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned. 

  • Work closely with site leaders and promote cohesion and teamwork with staff
  • Facilitate communication with staff, faculty, students, parents, and Administrative staff
  • Participate in Academy evaluations
  • Accept leadership position in addressing academic violations utilizing appropriate interventions and strategies in a timely and effective manner
  • Communicate with parents concerning academic matters
  • Provide hands-on coaching to teaching staff to implement the Academy Immersion Curriculum
  • Participate in planning and execution of staff and student orientation and student programming, including field trips and excursions



IS K12

  • Do you communicate well?

  • Can you build customer confidence?

  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?

  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?

  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?

  • Do you value others' opinions?





  • A minimum of five years of world language teaching experience required
  • Current language educators and/or administrators with experience with middle/high school level students
  • Native or near-native mastery of the target language and culture

Certificates and Licenses: none required


  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and operations skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Highly refined communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency
  • Ability to pass required background check
  • Well-versed in current world language pedagogy
  • Teacher training and professional development experience strongly preferred

Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a residential position. All employees will be provided room and board. They will have two full days off during the 4-week session.
  • This position is located in Granada, Spain.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. 




K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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