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Twin Cities Language Discovery Programs Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher 2017-2018 (academic year, non-residential)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Language Discovery Programs Applicants: In this application, you do NOT need to check the activities you can lead and assist with; those activities are not applicable to all Language Discovery Programs. About references: As part of our application process, you arrange for the submission of two reference forms, if you are a new applicant or if on your first day of employment there will have been a 12-month or more break since your last day of employment with Concordia Language Villages. Reference providers must be professional references - those who know your work, classroom abilities, or work with children. At least one reference form must be from a current or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility. The person who makes the hiring decision cannot provide a reference. In some cultures, it is appropriate to ask a family member for a reference; in the United States, it is not. You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers; as a result, your reference writers will be able to download the reference form to their computer and then upload the completed form directly onto our system, and you will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential. Note, if you are applying for many positions, you may wish to let your writers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference form for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact vilstaff@cord.edu. Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Twin Cities Language Discovery Programs Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher 2017-2018 (academic year, non-residential)
Position Type CLV Seasonal - Academic Year
Employment Status Seasonal
Number of Months 4
General Employment Period

academic-year months

General Work Schedule (days of week)

week days

General shift hours

class time, prep time, staff meetings

Minimum Salary
Job Summary/Basic Function

Language Discovery Programs are language and culture immersion programs offered for children in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Programs range from pre-K through elementary.

ASSISTANT TEACHER
Assistant teachers are responsible for assisting Lead Teachers in the execution of a language and culture immersion program, under the supervision of the Dean of Language Discovery Programs.
-Assist Lead Teacher with executing a daily language and culture curriculum.
-Assist Lead Teacher in maintaining the education program and schedule, incorporating the optimum level of language and cultural involvement within the philosophy of Concordia Language Villages.
-Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by their peers.
-Manage groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs.
-Assist Lead Teacher in maintaining the Language Discovery Program site, including daily set-up/clean-up and communicating with the host site staff.
-Participate in mandatory staff orientation and staff meetings, and abide by the instructional and safety standards taught in this training.
-Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.
-Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
-Assist Lead Teacher in interacting with parents on a day-to-day basis, answering questions and helping their child transition to and from the Language Discovery program.
-Serve as a liaison between parents and the Dean of Language Discovery Programs.
-Act as a representative of Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College in accordance with its standards of conduct and professionalism.

Compensation:
starts at $14 per hour. Compensation includes: class time, set-up/clean-up, staff orientation, staff meetings, planning time, special events.

LEAD TEACHER
Lead teachers are responsible for planning and executing Language Discovery Programs under the supervision of the Dean of Language Discovery Programs.
-Work with other staff to create a daily language and culture curriculum.
-Develop and maintain the education program and schedule incorporating the optimum level of language and cultural involvement within the philosophy of Concordia Language Villages.
-Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by their peers.
-Manage groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs.
-Be responsible for maintaining the Language Discovery Program site, including daily set-up/clean-up and communicating with the host site staff.
-Participate in mandatory staff orientation and staff meetings, and abide by the instructional and safety standards taught in this training.
-Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.
-Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.
-Interact with parents on a day-to-day basis, answering questions and helping their child transition to and from the Language Discovery program.
-Serve as primary liaison between parents and the Dean of Language Discovery Programs.
-Take responsibility for assistant teaching staff as assigned by the Dean of Language Discovery Programs.
-Act as a representative of Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College in accordance with its standards of conduct and professionalism.

Compensation:
$16.50 per hour. Compensation includes: planning time, class time, set-up/clean-up, staff orientation, staff meetings, newsletters and special events.

General Responsibilities of All Positions 
-Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the “Personnel Policies,” which are designated by Concordia Language Villages administration and individual Village deans. 
-Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your specific area of assignment. 
-After receiving your Staff Handbook and other material from the Village dean, read all information carefully and thoroughly before arriving at the Village. 
-Report to orientation prior to your first session as designated by your staff agreement. 
-Assist with setting up the Village, preparing for the next session, and maintaining the Village throughout the session. 
-Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible. 
-Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers. 
-Be at least 18 years of age to be considered for a staff position if you are not a United States citizen.

Minimum Qualifications

ASSISTANT TEACHER
-Completion of freshman year in college (or international equivalent)
-Completion of intermediate level of language study (second or third year college)
-Ability to communicate effectively in English and in the target language with adults and children.
-Experience with young people
-Skills in related cultural/recreational activities.
LEAD TEACHER
-Completion of freshman year in college (or international equivalent)
-Completion of intermediate level of language study (second or third year college)
-Ability to communicate effectively in English and in the target language with adults and children.
-Leadership level skills in planning age-appropriate activities and managing general programmatic content.
-Experience with young people
-Skills in related cultural/recreational activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
. . . of all positions
Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

. . . of positions related to supervision:
Ability to train staff; observe staff and villager behavior; see and respond to hazards; work with different age and skill levels; plan, conduct and evaluate designated activities; observe, assess, and coach the work efforts of staff being supervised; use a telephone.

Preferred Qualifications

For all Language Discovery Programs positions:

-Previous Concordia Language Villages experience (residential camps, pre-K, before/after school enrichment, day camps)

For Lead Teacher:
-Previous Concordia Language Villages experience, leadership experience preferred
-Bachelors Degree preferred, with a focus on early childhood or elementary education, or international equivalent

Position Opening Date 08/30/2017
Position Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Screening Begins
EEO
Special Instructions to Applicants

Language Discovery Programs Applicants: In this application, you do NOT need to check the activities you can lead and assist with; those activities are not applicable to all Language Discovery Programs.

About references:
As part of our application process, you arrange for the submission of two reference forms, if you are a new applicant or if on your first day of employment there will have been a 12-month or more break since your last day of employment with Concordia Language Villages. Reference providers must be professional references – those who know your work, classroom abilities, or work with children. At least one reference form must be from a current or recent supervisor who knows you in a position of responsibility. The person who makes the hiring decision cannot provide a reference. In some cultures, it is appropriate to ask a family member for a reference; in the United States, it is not.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers; as a result, your reference writers will be able to download the reference form to their computer and then upload the completed form directly onto our system, and you will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential. Note, if you are applying for many positions, you may wish to let your writers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference form for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact vilstaff@cord.edu. Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

Employment Contingencies Background Check
Quicklink for Posting http://hr.cord.edu/postings/3599

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you be at least 18 years old when employment begins?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you able to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the job for which you are applying?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Have you previously worked for Concordia Language Villages?
    • yes
    • no
  4. Are you interested in the assistant teacher position?
    • yes
    • no
  5. Are you interested in the lead teacher position?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * What is your native language?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What language(s) have you studied?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * List high school or college language courses:

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Indicate specific training in language teaching methodology / strategies and describe which you find the most effective.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Indicate your experience in our program as a villager. List Village, your villager name, and Village dean.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your travel experience (study, work abroad, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Have you participated in an exchange program?
    • yes
    • no
  13. If yes, which exchange program (AFS. Rotary, YFU, etc.), where, and when?

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Describe your experience in other camps or informal learning programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Describe your experience with people who have special needs (ADD/ADHD, physically challenged, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * This is a child-centered program, which means we create programs around the needs, interests, and abilities of the children. Children are very involved in their own learning, including decision-making. What will you do to support this goal?

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * With which age group (ages 3 to 18 years) do you prefer working? Why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  18. * The Village staff must work as a team. What will you do to help that process?

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * How do you deal with stress?

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. * How did you hear about Concordia Language Villages?
    • Current or former villager (indicate who below)
    • Current or former staff member (indicate who below)
    • Website
    • Recruitment visit at school
    • Family member or friend (indicate who below)
    • Professor or teacher (indicate who below)
    • Other (indicate below)
  21. (How did you hear about Concordia Language Villages, part 2) Please be specific. Indicate source or name(s) if referred by someone.

    (Open Ended Question)

  22. RETURNING STAFF MEMBERS:Describe the goals you will set for yourself as a returning staff member.

    (Open Ended Question)

  23. RETURNING STAFF MEMBERS: Why do you want to return as a Concordia Language Villages staff member? In what way(s) have you expanded your language skills and/or child-care skills and/or other skills since your last employment with Concordia Language Villages? Given your experience, in what ways do you intend to enhance the program or job?

    (Open Ended Question)

  24. * If you have never worked for Concordia Language Villages OR if on your first day of employment, there will have been a break of 12 months or more since your last day of employment, you must provide names and email addresses for at least two reference writers, who know you in a professional capacity. If you have worked for CLV with a break of fewer than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the reference section. Have you read and do you understand the above?
    • yes
    • no
  25. * Employment offers are based on anticipated enrollment for each program. If a program has lower enrollment than anticipated, or if a program is cancelled due to low enrollment, employment is subject to change. Indicate that you have read and understand this statement.
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document