Senior English Instructor

Company: Haitian Education and Leadership Program

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Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Start Date: January 21, 2016

Posted On: Dec 21, 2015

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Senior English Instructor at Haitian Education and Leadership Program

Job Description:

The Senior English Instructor (SEI) is responsible for coordinating major components of the English Language program. The SEI reports to the Academic Director (AD) and also works closely with the Citizenship & Leadership (C&L) staff and the IT staff. Responsibilities include: facilitating courses, managing program resources, overseeing the delegation of the English program’s administrative tasks and communications, and collaborating with the AD and the other English instructors to improve the program structure through tasks such as curriculum development. The SEI will also be called upon to represent the English Language program to visitors, donors, etc. Proficiency in educational technologies is an asset.

Specific tasks include:
• Shared administrative duties including: reporting, managing the English program budget, updating database (with information pertinent to English program), instructor training, overseeing English intern activities, recruiting and hiring program staff, resource management (approximately 10 hours/week)
• Teaching 8-10 classes (weekly) including: planning and preparation, office hours/tutoring, evaluations and attendance (approximately 15 class hours/week and 10 planning/evaluation hours/week)
• Co-curricular responsibilities: collaborating with staff and students for Saturday activities, overseeing the tutoring program (approximately 5 hours/ week)
• Extra-curricular responsibilities: organizing study abroad requirements, English translation of staff reports (approximately 2 hours / week)

Indicators of Performance:
These indicators are used to guide the performance evaluation for this position. Please note, that these indices are not exhaustive but they are meant to help the employee prioritize her/his work and for his/her supervisor to follow his/her performance:
1. Reports are complete and submitted on time.
2. The English budget is well organized throughout the year and balanced.
3. Employee has served as a resource for students and staff interested in improving English proficiency
4. Employee contributes to publicity and promotion of English program
5. English Program initiatives are organized according to the annual calendar.
6. Student English proficiency is assessed and reported upon at least twice a year.
7. Employee demonstrates a positive and collaborative attitude and represents the institution well inside and outside of HELP.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications :
• Bachelor’s degree (in a related field)
• Experience in program management, campus organizing, service education, and/or civic engagement is an asset. (Experience in Haiti is strongly preferred.)
• Excellent communication skills, flexibility, ability to work under high-pressure situations, ability to multi-task
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ease with autonomy and limited structure
• Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs (Excel, Word)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and speak English and Creole. French is an asset.

About Haitian Education and Leadership Program

The mission of the Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) is to create, through merit- and needs-based university scholarships, a community of young professionals and leaders who will promote a more just society in Haiti.

The goal of HELP’s Academic Department is for all students to develop English proficiency, capacity in information technologies, as well as the skills and desire to work for positive change in Haiti. While HELP’s English, IT, and Leadership and Citizenship classes are taught as separate curricula, cross-curricular connections are an important part of course development.

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