• Director of Studies
  • Qingdao

International High School in Qingdao

Program Highlights

-Total monthly package equal to 57,500 RMB (8,300 USD), details below
-Monday to Friday classes with weekends off
-67 days paid holiday per year
-Modern school with excellent facilities

ESL Jobs in Qingdao

Our school is sister schools with the International Academy (IA), Oakland County MI. We share our curriculum, staff and policies with IA and will be an IB Diploma World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.

We are now holding interviews for a state qualified Associate Principle to lead our team. You will be leading the academic committee and implanting the academic programs, ensuring the very highest educational standards. You will lead weekly staff and department meetings and conduct professional development workshops to maintain and improve academic standards. In Addition to this, you will contribute to the process of student enrollment consistent with the IB World School protocol at Qingdao International Academy and work to build a collaborative, student focused school culture.


The instruction at our school is engaging, innovative, student-centered, and inquiry based. Our staff need to demonstrate their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the subject matter, fostering creativity and confidence in a supportive and challenging environment so that each student can make meaningful connections across the curriculum.


The curriculum is in alignment with our Michigan partner International Academy state. Adjustments will be made to reflect local needs and our student’s Chinese heritage. Our staff embrace a rigorous curriculum with a central philosophy of making interdisciplinary and global connections while encouraging individual initiatives and multiple perspectives.

Teach English in Qingdao

Qingdao is a picturesque coastal city that lies on the southern tip of China’s Shandong Peninsula, located in Jiao Zhou Bay facing the Yellow Sea. Qingdao is well known for its European architecture and attractive coastal landscape. With its abundance of natural beauty and bustling city life, the year-round schedule of tourist attractions and events, as well as an extensive public transportation network, Qingdao truly is an ideal place to live in.

The city is famous for its delicious fresh seafood, Tsingtao Beer (China’s most famous brand), and its colorful panorama of red-roofed houses and green trees overlooking the sea. The city has many spaces of parkland and forest, and is close to the Lao Shan Scenic Area which has its own beautiful mountain landscapes and waterfalls.

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Main Responsibilities

-Contribute to the process of student enrollment consistent with the IB World School protocol at our school
-Supervise Student Life Department
-Assisting with school improvement plan
-Lead the academic committee and academic program implementation
-Conducting and implementing all other duties and obligations determined as necessary to facilitate the schools mission, goals and educational standards as identified in the schools Administrator Handbook
-Supervise students according to our school policies
-Supervise and evaluate employees assigned as direct reports
-Plan, organize, implement and evaluate school components assigned such as academic program, school calendar, assessments, school calendar, daily schedule
-Participate and lead, when requested, school leadership planning sessions
-Work pro-actively and collaboratively with school leadership members to ensure our school successfully fulfils its mission
-School based administrators are required to participate in and lead weekly staff meetings, biweekly department meetings, bi-annual student-parent conferences (with possible evening requirements), 2 “Open Houses,” New Student “Enrollment” Sessions (& Intake Meetings) and Professional Development Workshops/Meetings each year
-Work to build collaborative, student focused school culture in support of the school mission and successful IB implementation
-Introduce and develop MYP compatible curriculum components in grades 9 and 10
-Work with school leadership to successfully implement sister school partnership and appropriate school accreditation
-Maintain and implement regular parent, staff and student communications


Total monthly package worth 57,500 RMB (8,300 USD), which breaks down as follows:
-Excellent salary: 45,000 – 50,000 RMB (6,500 – 7,200 USD) per month
-Flight allowance provided per contract year: 12,000 RMB
-10,000 RMB (1,500 USD) end of 2 year bonus
-Housing allowance provided: 3,000 RMB for single teachers or 3,500 RMB for teachers with children
-11 days national holidays + 5 days personal holidays + 3 sick days + 1 month summer holiday + 2 weeks Christmas holiday + 1 week Spring break
-Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
-Free medical and travel insurance provided
-Airport pickup and full induction and training provided
-On-going training and professional development
Career development opportunities
-Relocation subsidy maximum 3,000 RMB for those relocated from another country


-Bachelor’s degree or above (preferred in Education related)
-Teaching certificate (issued by Department of Education with certified subjects listed)
-At least 3 years relevant IB school experience required
-At least 3 years relevant experience in managing academic teams
-Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland preferred but can consider non-native speakers with fluent English
-Strong interpersonal and customer-oriented with a high degree of initiative and motivation
-Creative, well-organized and result-orientated
-Excelling ability in public speaking and making presentations
-Understand cultural differences, mature, empathetic and is patient with customers from different cultural backgrounds

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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