Central Academic Director


Reporting to the Academic Division Director / Principal, the Central Academic Director (CAD) is responsible for overseeing and managing academic matters in support of the delivery of the Cambridge Education Programme at VAS campuses. This includes leading a team of the Central Academic Management Members and Group Curriculum Coordinators to provide a high standard set of curriculum schemes of work every school year and train VAS teachers to deliver such curriculum. This also covers any curriculum development and improvement work, education quality assurance and school accreditation.

In addition, the CAD is responsible for the continuity and effective delivery of all the services offered by the Central Cambridge Academic Team, including Timetable, Budget Coordination & Planning, Administration of Exams & Assessment, etc

I. Job Description

Specific areas of responsibility are as follows:
1. Curriculum model (scheme of work) and curriculum related matters

  • Overseeing the team in charge to timely produce the curriculum scheme of work for all subjects and all grade levels in offer by the School. This includes a complete set of curriculum framework, learning objectives, scheme of work, and respective assessments
  • Reviewing and approving the recommendations / selections of all required textbooks and resources in support of the academic delivery of the programmes curriculum area in charge; generating yearly identical textbooks / resources list for the entire school
  • Maintaining regular update of all academic policies/ procedures and develop additional policies / procedures to support the ongoing delivery of the school’s education programmes

2. School’s self-evaluation reviews, resulting plans and school improvement support

  • Consistency across the schools is vital across all VAS’s schools. To ensure this consistency of delivery and outcomes both academically and operationally, the Central Academic Director will oversee the set-up and functioning of a School Review Team, which forms an integral part of the leadership structure of VAS. The Team comprises representatives from VAS various campuses and Central Management Offices and external experts/advisors (wherever relevant). Its crucial role includes developing, supporting, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of VAS’s Annual Teaching & Learning Plan and its core values. The team will create a report that identifies strengths and weakness that need to be celebrated or addressed which, will lead to the creation of a school improvement plans each year that will be managed and completed annually by the campuses. The progress will be reviewed during the next review cycle.
  • This will set the foundation for any future accreditation that the group decides to embark on.

3. Timetable & system-wide calendar construction and management

Leading the central timetabling and scheduling team to produce:

  • A system wide timetable (TT) to improve the efficiency in resources deployment, both in terms of physical facilities and human resources availability. This TT system will link the timetable to the manpower plan and the curriculum needs (of both Cambridge and MOET programmes). This includes maintaining, managing, and resolving all TT related matters on day-to-day basis.
  • A system-wide calendar for all VAS campuses that incorporate all individual calendars from different divisions/departments. This calendar will take preference over all events and activity planning by all related departments / divisions. It will be jointly agreed & approved by the Senior Management Team Members & Cluster Directors. This will also include all sales & marketing, and event activities. The campuses will develop their campus calendar based on this approved calendar
  • Timely update and communication of the system-wide calendar.

4. Budgeting and budget related matters

  • Developing a budget planning & usage guide and managing the budget usage by all departments/individuals within the division to ensure it is in compliance with the division’s guide and the company’s common policies as we as to support the activities plan of the division in the best manner
  • Developing an equipment / supplies procurement guide and managing the order/procurement process by all departments within the division to ensure it is in compliance with the division’s guide and the company’s common procurement policies as we as to support the activities plan of the division in the best manner
  • Developing comprehensive guide on science lab equipment/supplies to support the order of science lab equipment/supplies by campuses; consolidating & coordinating the list of science lab equipment & supplies between campuses and Procurement
  • Consolidating & coordinating the list of PE equipment & supplies between campuses and Procurement
  • Assisting the Academic Division Director in developing comprehensive teaching staff model to fit the approved education programme structures / pathways of the School, followed by detailed & regularly updated calculation of teachers to support the actual recruitment arrangements by HR and Clusters
  • Managing all teacher movements within a school year for the entire system to ensure the optimal utilization of manpower resources
  • Handling all expat team payroll attendance data / processes and working hand-in - hand with Clusters and HR to ensure a smooth coordination of such data / processes

5. Administration of exam & assessment, both internal and external

  • Consolidating and providing the Group Exam and Assessment Framework as the result of agreement by the Central Academic Team and the Cluster Directors
  • Coordinating both the internal and external assessment preparation works including exam papers production, exams entries & registration, printing of exams papers, overall monitoring of actual exams, etc. The actual organization of exams at respective campuses lies with the Cluster Directors.
  • Coordinating all facilities requirements to support the organization of exams. The responsibility for the actual physical set up of the exam facilities at the campuses lies with the Cluster Directors
  • Producing a Group Wide Timetable of the actual exams/assessment events and its exam cenes of all campuses within VAS school system
  • Producing student performance reports for the individual schools and the entire group in support of school review and school improvement plan.

6. Other Duties

  • Chairing the Academic Board meetings of the school and providing follow ups and administration of the Academic Board’s affairs
  • Any other duties as assigned by the line manager and VAS Management from time to time

II. Benefits

  • Compulsory Insurance (HI, SI, UI) and Personal Tax are covered by VAS
  • Manager will get 100% discount of tuition for 2 children ( other fees such as meal fee, school bus fee, expenses for textbooks, uniforms, extra curricula activities, entrance test fee, ect... are still applied as stipulated)
  • 13th monthly salary and KPIs bonus
  • Health Insurance, health checkup
  • Housing, phone and taxi allowance
  • Year end party, Team building, Staff – outing, 20/11, ….
  • Lunch at school, Tet gift,….
  • Working in professional environment

III. Application packages:

  • Application Letter
  • CV & Portfolio
  • Copied degrees and relevant certificates (if any)
  • Residence Book & ID/ Passport
  • Temporary Residence Confirmation
  • Medical Report

IV. How to apply:

  • Apply online at: ungtuyen.vas.edu.vn
  • Email: tuyendung.vas2@vas.edu.vn 
  • Send your documents to our office: HR Division – Vietnam Australia International School - Floor 1, Block 3, 594 Ba Thang Hai, Ward 14, Dist. 10, HCMC

V. Contact point:


(Only qualified applications will be contacted as soon as possible.)

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