Job Opening: iEARN USA

Job Description

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: July 19 – August 23, 2016 (part-time, remote in the U.S.); August 24 – May 31, 2016 (tentative return) (full-time in Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

The Resident Director (RD) represents iEARN-Taiwan and iEARN-USA in his/her activities during the tenure of his/her appointment. The RD must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe participant classes; be available via phone to students in case of emergency. Responsibilities include communicating with iEARN staff in Taiwan and the U.S., counseling of individual students, attending classes and cultural activities, facilitating bi-monthly group meetings for students and monthly individual meetings for students, and troubleshooting.

Prior to departure, all Resident Directors may be required to attend a pre-departure orientation organized by iEARN-USA. Resident Directors will begin part-time work remotely in July in coordination with iEARN-USA on orientation planning, conference calls and webinars with students, and logistical support. Resident Directors are required to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to the U.S. with the group at the end of their programs.

Resident Directors report to iEARN-Taiwan Program Manager and iEARN-USA.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Pre-Program:

-Design a two-week online language prep curriculum for students to teach them basic introductory greetings, phrases and the alphabet and to refresh students with previous language study. You can use any online platform (e.g. Google Hangout, Talky, Adobe Connect);

-Co-facilitate and plan student webinar and pre-departure orientation sessions in New York; and

-Administrative tasks as needed including reviewing student and host family information and logistical support for student flights.

On-Program:

– Serve as the students’ point person/cultural and linguistic guide/advocate, while being able to enforce program rules and enact program’s disciplinary measures when necessary;

– Lead monthly individual and bi-monthly group debriefing sessions with students to enhance learning experience and cultural understanding;

– Monitor student class and activity attendance; conduct host family visits; monitor student project work including online program blog, service activities, and research project;

– Travel with students on all program related activities, including on some weekends;

– Meet with iEARN-Taiwan staff twice per week to discuss student issues and plan for upcoming activities;

– Submit bi-monthly reports and program highlights to program managers and iEARN-USA;

and

– Work as a member of the iEARN-Taiwan program team to maintain program quality consistent with program goals, and offer consistent guidance to students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Bachelor’s degree or higher;

– Fluent English language skills, Conversant to fluent Chinese language ability

– Study, work, or extensive experience in Taiwan or China and with Taiwanese/Chinese culture

– Familiarity with US high school life and culture;

– Proven ability to work with and lead high school students;

– Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and

– Candidate must have experience living in the United States and Taiwan and/or China.

Compensation: TBD commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to nsliy@us.iearn.org