Associate Director of Higher Education (ASEAN) at SHREWSBURY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK RIVERSIDE

Job Highlights

  • Advise students on college and university studies

  • Facilitate workshops during/outside the school day

  • Build network relationships with universities

job description

Position summary:

This document should be read in conjunction with the employment contract. This job description is not necessarily a complete job description. It will be reviewed at least once a year and may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the Principal and the Vice-Principal (Head of Senior).

The position of Associate Director of Higher Education is likely to appeal to an individual with extensive experience in guiding and supporting students applying to university and colleges of higher education in the ASEAN region.

Main responsibilities:

The Associate Director of Higher Education (ASEAN) is:

  • Attached to the Director of Higher Education;
  • Responsible for the continuous development of the offer to ensure the best placements in the prestigious courses of Thai universities;
  • Responsible for the development of school support for Thai and foreign medical applications; (including MMI, practical interview and medical ethics sessions).
  • Responsible for leading all applications in the ASEAN region and in particular for courses in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Responsible for developing arrangements to support applications to Australian universities
  • A member of the Sixth Form team, who is responsible for all aspects of guiding and supporting students as they apply to college. The support network involves working with sixth form tutors, subject teachers and administrative support staff;

Tasks:

The Associate Director of Higher Education (ASEAN):

  • Advise students regarding college and university selection, focusing on finding the “best fit” for our highly academic, talented and ambitious students;
  • Lead workshops during or outside of the school day, to instruct students in the construction, content and theme of application essays – with an emphasis on writing styles appropriate to a range of courses, d institutions and countries;
  • Provide one-on-one care and support for student applications – meeting all administrative requirements (online and paper), ensuring all deadlines are planned and met, all required documentation is in place and all aspects of the application are of the highest quality. Knowledge of online information and application systems, including UCAS, BridgeU and Unifrog, would be helpful; Provide individual care and support to students as they begin, develop, and complete their essays and statements with the highest quality;
  • Help students understand, manage and prioritize the competing pressures of applying to multiple destination countries. Knowledge of the application in the UK, Canada and the US is helpful in this regard;
  • Advising and supporting students in the final stages of their university application – responding to offers, managing exam results and documentation, mid-year and final transcripts, and securing their place at the university of their choice ;
  • Write and provide, in consultation with the sixth form team, academic and personal references for nominated students;
  • Work closely with the Sixth Form team to help prepare students for admissions interviews and advise students on test scheduling and registration;
  • Establish positive network relationships with a wide range of University Admissions Offices in the ASEAN region and particularly in Thailand, to facilitate counselor calls, campus visits and promotion of Shrewsbury International School and of its students to the international community at large;
  • Being a member of the Futures team, which manages the transfer of our existing 11th grade students to sixth form through student and parent interviews;
  • Deliver elements of the sixth year curriculum in years 12 and 13 and the Careers modules of the Learning for Life program in years 9, 10 and 11 under the direction of the Director of Higher Education and the Head of Learning for life ;
  • Serve as a member of the Alumni Committee, working to build lasting relationships with and opportunities for our graduate students;
  • Attend Year Six Parent/Teacher consultation events as required – including Principal and Year Six Manager presentations;
  • Participate in the “You-Time!” program in consultation with the Director of Higher Education and the Director of Sports and Activities;
  • Attend sixth grade team meetings;
  • Be available at school to support students on A Level results day


Professional expectations:

The Associate Director of Higher Education (ASEAN):

  • Ability to read and write in Thai
  • Possess an unparalleled commitment to the future ambitions of our students;
  • Have the will to achieve our common goal of accepting students into the best universities in the world;
  • Demonstrate initiative in defined tasks and areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills with high school students and staff;
  • Be a role model for secondary school students and staff;
  • Maintain close contact with the Director of Higher Education and the Head of Sixth Form and establish strong and respectful working relationships with each;
  • Be able to manage a range of tasks simultaneously and demonstrate a clear understanding of priorities and delegation;
  • Become familiar with the school’s policy statements and fully commit to their goals;
  • Know the school’s child protection policy and fully commit to its objectives and promote its implementation on a daily basis;
  • Know the school’s English environment policy, fully commit to its objectives and promote its implementation on a daily basis;
  • Know the school’s English as an additional language policy and fully commit to its objectives and promote its implementation on a daily basis;
  • Become familiar with the contents of the staff manual and the collection of school policies and implement the appropriate procedures;
  • Engage fully in the school’s performance management program;
  • Assist in professional development (INSET and external) as determined by the principal within the limits set in the employment contract;
  • Engage in school after-school programs;
  • Communicate with students, colleagues and parents in a respectful and courteous manner in accordance with the paradigms established by the school administration;
  • Set the tone for students in attendance, punctuality, appearance, dress, courtesy and professionalism.

Child protection :

Shrewsbury International School is committed to safeguarding and protecting childhood by promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will have to

  • attend internal training on child protection;
  • promote and protect the welfare of all students in the school;
  • report to the Student Welfare Officer any concerns they have for a student’s welfare. This may include unsafe practices observed within the school, as outlined in the school’s Speak Out (Whistleblowing) policy.
  • maintain professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained
  • seek advice from a line manager or designated protection officer in the event of child protection issues or concerns.

Conditions:

  • International Child Protection Certificate (CIPC) and all criminal record checks based on residency history prior to contract start.
  • Formal proof of identity with photo ID (original driver’s license / passport).
  • 2 signed and confidential references (including one from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of the contract.
  • Verification of original qualifications.
  • Complete covid certificate or course record of an approved vaccine.

Further information

career level Environment

Qualification Diploma

years of experience 1 year

Type of employment Full Time, Contract

Company Website http://www.shrewsbury.ac.th

Job functions Education, Lecturer/Professor, Teacher, Tutor/Instructor

Company presentation

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is one of the best international schools in Southeast Asia. It has two campuses in Bangkok; Riverside and City.

The Riverside campus currently has 1,850 students enrolled from early childhood through sixth grade. The school boasts outstanding exam results and particular strengths in creative arts, design and sport. The Riverside Campus enjoys a spectacular setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok where the teaching environments are spacious, fully equipped and spectacular. In September 2021, Riverside High School increased its capacity by adding a range of spectacular new facilities.

It is easily accessible by road and boat, making it easy and quick to reach Bangkok Skytrain and the city center. The link with Shrewsbury School UK (www.shrewsbury.org.uk) is taken very seriously and year after year has grown into a world-class educational partnership.

City Campus opened in August 2018 and builds on the success of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside. There is a regular link between the two campuses, with City Campus graduates progressing to Shrewsbury Riverside at the start of Year 7.

Child protection :
Shrewsbury International School is committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will have to

  • participate in internal child protection programs;
  • promote and protect the welfare of all students in the school;
  • report to the Student Welfare Officer any concerns they have for a student’s welfare. This may include unsafe practices observed within the school, as outlined in the school’s Speak Out (Whistleblowing) policy;
  • maintaining professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained;
  • Seek advice from a line manager or child protection officer with any child protection issues or concerns.