Assistant Director/Master Teacher

| July 9, 2014

About the Job

Bilingual Buds is a leading Mandarin immersion school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and in Summit, NJ. With students from ages 2 1/2 to 5th grade, we are in need of an outstanding Assistant Director/Master Teacher for the Mandarin program at both schools.  This person will serve as the Assistant Director in the NY location and as Mandarin Master Teacher (teacher trainer) in both locations.

Position summary:
Oversee and manage all aspects related to student achievement, implementation of the language immersion model and academic curriculum as well as the school culture and climate.

Major responsibilities:

• Oversees the implementation of the language immersion model through planning and supervision of daily operation
• Supports and monitors all instructional staff including the development of professional development, mentoring, and coaching
• Oversees the rigorous evaluation of curriculum for academic content alignment, reviews and aligns textbooks and materials
• Coordinates and oversees student assessment
• Oversees parent and school academic communications, conferences, meetings, progress reports and newsletters
• Participates in open houses, forums and outreach to prospective and current families.
• Oversee the programmatic and instructional aspects of after school, enrichment, summer and vacation camps
• Oversees compliance with licensing regulations for early childhood and K-5 elementary programs.

Other responsibilities:
• Order materials needed to support the program.
• Compile data to track trends, identify issues and measure success.
• Ensure proper coverage during school operating hours
• Coordinates activities with the parent association


• 3+ years’ experience as an immersion teacher and 2+ years’ administrative experience.
• Native speaker of Mandarin
• Master’s degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or TESOL
• NY certification in early childhood (birth-grade 2) strongly preferred
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong writing and presentation skills
• Very well-organized and detail-oriented

Bilingual Buds’ staff makes up an experienced, creative, and tireless team—deeply committed to our students and our mission.  To apply for any position, please send resume and cover letter to with salary expectations. Relocation assistance may be available to outstanding candidates.

Bilingual Buds is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, or disability.