Director – Sylvan Learning Centre (K-12 Education)

Do you have a healthy blend of teaching experience and customer-service talents? Would you like to put these to good use enabling students to succeed in school? Sylvan Learning needs you! We provide a wide range of customized tutoring services designed to improve academic growth for K-12 students and we are looking for a Director to manage the day-to-day operations of our Sylvan Learning Centre in the Westshore (Langford/Colwood).  From staff and operational oversight to business development, you will be responsible for your Centre’s success and continued educational integrity. If you want to be a part of an inspired organization that believes in fostering knowledge and confidence in children, improving the lives of thousands of families every day, apply today and do not let this opportunity pass you by!

Job Responsibilities

As a Director, you will have responsibility over the hiring of staff and the curriculum delivery, as well as optimization of the sales process and of marketing activities to schools and your surrounding community.

Your specific duties will include:

Managing he day-to-day operation of the Centre


Directing the sales process of new and potential enrollments, including successfully handling initial inquiries from parents as well as consultations and conferences with parents


Meeting sales and financial targets


Monitoring  and tracking Centre performance, profit and loss controls, revenues,

expenses, and fee collection

Engaging in marketing activities to increase awareness of Sylvan Learning in your region

Recommending and implementing interventions to improve performance


Realizing student success through:

  • Administering Sylvan Skills Assessments, and analyzing and interpreting results
  • Writing and recommending goal-based programs for Sylvan students
  • Monitoring programs for performance
  • Creating a positive learning environment by modeling motivational behavior in the center for staff, students and parents, during all phases of the instructional program
  • Providing staff oversight on all educational policies and procedures
  • Establishing relationships and communications with students’ teachers for insights on school progress
  • Delivering consultations and conferences to parents
  • Selecting, training, and managing Centre employees (including instructors and other Centre staff)
  • Demonstrating and upholding a high level of staff morale and spirit as well as ensuring the professional appearance of your Centre
  • Motivating and developing staff through ongoing training and workshops


Job Requirements

As a Director, you must be able to effectively demonstrate Sylvan Learning values to families in order to drive enrollment. You must also be an enthusiastic and likable leader with the ability to create a positive environment in your Centre.  It is also important that you are highly detail-oriented and organized with strong problem-solving and planning skills.

Specific qualifications for the Director position include:

. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years teaching / tutoring experience

·       Excellent verbal communication and persuasion skills and strong relationship-building abilities

·       Customer service or sales experience

·       Ability to quickly learn a variety of computer-based management programs

·       Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

·       Strong follow-up skills

·       Must be able to work some evening hours and some Saturdays




As a Director with Sylvan Learning, you will be part of a high-quality educational company that focuses on skill mastery as well as on building consumer value within the educational industry. This commitment to excellence and to creating a positive experience inspires many of our employees to remain with us for years. We will provide you with comprehensive training so that you can make the biggest possible impact on our business while experiencing the satisfaction of watching your Learning Centre grow. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation that includes benefits.

Here is some of what we have to offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Ongoing on-the-job training and learning opportunities to allow you to further develop your career and advance to new roles with us
  • Extended health program including vison and dental
  • RRSP matching program
  • The opportunity to develop your career at Sylvan and grow with us!

Be part of an inspired organization that believes in fostering knowledge and confidence in children in a highly engaging and personal way.



Director – Sylvan Learning Centre  (K-12 Education)

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