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Teacher of English Language_Access Program_Izmail, Odesa Oblast

Published: 05.11.2020

PH International Ukraine

 

Terms of Reference

 

Job/Position Title:                 Teacher of English Language

Compensation Category:      Temporary, Part-time

Expected Start Date:             Immediately

Expected End Date:              July 2020

Supervision received from: Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and

PH International Ukraine

Location:                               Izmail

Deadline for Applications:  Interviews are held on a rolling basis. If successful candidates are identified, the vacancies will close without notice.

 

  1. Background Information

 

PH International (also known as Project Harmony, Inc.) is an international, non-profit, professional and educational exchange and training organization is seeking potential candidates for two English teacher positions in Izmail (Odesa Oblast). The successful teachers will deliver English language training and cultural activities for youth within the 2020 – 2022 English Access Microscholarship Program (or Access Program) implemented by PH International with support from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine (https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/english-access-microscholarship-program).

 

Access is a two-year program (360 hours) that provides an opportunity for motivated 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 suitable candidates to fill in two English Teacher positions in Izmail.

 

The ideal candidates should be 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 takes 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.

 

  1. Responsibilities of Access English Teacher

 

The objective of the Access English Teacher Position is to deliver the Access Program classes and cultural activities as specified further by this job description.

The teacher’s 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 Access 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.

 

  1. 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 pupils/students.
  • Strong desire and motivation to work with disadvantaged youth.
  • Dedication to working with Access students through June 2022.
  • 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.
  • Availability for about 2-3 hours a week in the afternoons on weekdays or on the weekends during regular school semesters through June 2022.
  • Availability for intensive sessions during a three-day long residential intensive session (‘summer camp’) that is going to be organized for Access students in June 2022.
  • Basic knowledge of and appreciation for U.S. society and culture, especially as it refers to the holidays such as Earth Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and other.
  • 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.

 

  1. Selection Process

 

  1. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted either by PH Ukraine or Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine which will interview the pre-selected candidates.
  2. Please, note that interviews may be held on a rolling basis, and, if the successful teachers are identified, the vacancies may close without notice. If you have interest in this position, you are highly recommended to apply as soon as possible upon seeing this announcement.

 

  1. How to Apply

 

Please submit the following documents in English via email to: access-ua@ph-int.org with the note in the subject of the message ‘Access Teacher_Izmail_Your Family Name

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • Short video/s demonstrating your interaction with students would be appreciated (if available)
  • Examples or references to personal programs used in teaching practices (if available)

 

Deadline for Applications: Interviews are held on a rolling basis. If successful candidates are identified, the vacancies will close without notice.

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