Job/Position / Title: Program Assistant
Compensation Category: Temporary, part-time
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: Early September 2017
Exempt/Non-exempt: Non -Exempt
PH International is an international non-profit based in Waitsfield, Vermont. PH International conducts innovative programs for youth, professionals and communities around the world that uses in-person and online engagement, practical skills development and coalition building to support global collaboration, learning and advancement.
PH International is seeking a part-time Program Assistant for the Russian Youth Environmental Program, a program that provides university students from Russia the opportunity to examine leadership development, environmental sustainability and community engagement through a four week exchange in the United States. The Program Assistant will work closely with other staff in planning and executing an international exchange program in Vermont and surrounding areas. It is anticipated the Program Assistant will work 20hrs a week on average from the first week of June to the first or second week of September. However, it is expected that the Program Assistant is available to work full-time for a total of 6 weeks (3-weeks in July and 3-weeks in August) during the periods when the foreign delegations are in the U.S.
- Detail oriented, deadline driven and able to prioritize multiple tasks
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing
- Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
- Ability to develop a professional and constructive rapport with foreign exchange participants
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft and Adobe applications
- Flexibility under a demanding work schedule
- Valid driver’s license
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision and guidance of permanent PH staff the Program Assistant will:
- Work closely with PH program staff during program planning and implementation
- Assist in the design, coordination and execution of program logistics; including travel arrangements, hotel and restaurant reservations for groups, etc.
- Develop and organize program materials including resource guides, handbooks, certificates, etc.
- Assist in the recruitment and orientation of Vermont host families
- Drive participants to and from scheduled drop-up/pick-up locations, workshop locations and site visits (12-passenger van provided)
- Assist with researching and confirming community service placements and other group activities
- Manage and update social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Other duties as assigned by management
Please submit resumes and/or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about PH International, please visit: www.ph-int.org.
Job/Position Title: Teacher of English Language
Compensation Category: Temporary, Part-time
Start Date: Nov-Dec. 2017
End Date: August 31, 2018
Supervision received from: PH Ukraine Ukraine Country Director; PH Ukraine Access Program Manager
Locations: Kramatorsk, Poltava, Odesa.
- Background Information
PH International (also known as Project Harmony, Inc.), an international, non-profit, professional and educational exchange and training organization, is seeking teachers of English language to deliver English language trainings and cultural activities for youth within the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) announced by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and PH International. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. It provides a great opportunity for 13 to 15 year-olds from underserved and low-income families to learn about U.S. culture and values, deepen their knowledge of the English language, develop leadership skills and take an active part in the development of Ukraine.
The program consists of two components: 1) English language lessons according to the students’ level, and 2) Cultural activities that build understanding of the United States.
The Access program seeks innovative teachers of English who value meaningful communication, content-based activities, and a student-centered learning environment. Self-development is also a key aim of Access Enhancement activities, which often take place outside of the classroom. Far less emphasis is placed on traditional approaches to language teaching, for example, grammar, testing, and rote memorization. In short, the experiences of Access students should differ markedly from their experiences in regular English classes.
The program is currently carried out in several locations in Ukraine, and several new groups are going to start classes under the program in Kramatorsk, Poltava and Odesa.
- Roles and Responsibilities
The objective of the position is to deliver the Access program classes and cultural activities as specified further by this Job Description in Kramatorsk, Poltava, and Odesa.
Teachers’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Selecting appropriate textbooks and materials that reach the program objectives.
- Developing a course syllabus that clearly outlines the topics of the classes and expectations of the students.
- Developing and implementing quality lesson plans according to the Access Program objectives.
- Holding classes and conduct enhancement activities in accordance with the schedule and curriculum approved by the Access Provider.
- Designing evaluation materials to properly assess student’s progress in accordance with the benchmarks established at the start of the program.
- Conduct student assessments on a regular basis.
- Submit progress reports according to the schedule established by the Provider.
- Ensure student portfolios are filed, accessible and frequently updated.
- Monitoring and regularly updating dossiers of the students’ attendance and notifying the coordinator of students’ progress through regular written reports.
- Developing, planning, and implementing the enhancement activities according to the Access Program objectives and duties listed above.
- Ensuring the health and safety of the students during planned classes and activities.
- Seeking to improve methodical and pedagogical skills through participation in seminars, lessons offered by visiting experienced colleagues, and self-directed professional development.
- Qualification Requirements
Teachers’ qualifications may include but are not limited to:
- Holding university degree(s) with the qualification “English Language Teacher” and at least three years of experience working with students.
- Strong desire and motivation to work with disadvantaged youth.
- Dedication to working with Access students for two years.
- Ability to organize and participate in enhancement and out-of-class activities.
- Willingness to attend professional development and Access Program events organized by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
- Availability for 6 hours a week in the afternoons on weekdays or on the weekends during regular school semesters Nov./Dec. 2016 – August 31, 2018.
- Availability for intensive sessions during one to two week long summer camps that will be organized for Access students in 2017- 18 (day time camps, and residential camps).
- Basic knowledge of and appreciation for U.S. society and culture, especially as it refers to the following holidays: Earth Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
- Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint), an Internet browser (Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Netscape, etc.), and e-mail.
A competitive remuneration for teachers is foreseen based on the number of class hours.
- How to Apply
Please submit the following documents in English via email to: email@example.com
- Motivation Letter
- Examples or references to personal programs used in teaching practices (if, available)
Deadlines for Applications: November 15, 2016
For more information about PH International, visit: www.ph-int.org