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Academic Year French Program Specialist 2017-2018 (Bemidji MN)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Indicate the Language Villages at which you are interested in working under "Village Preference." The application is designed for you to indicate a preference ranking, but for Village Weekends, deans will consider you for any language in which you have skills and interest. 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 provide your reference writers’ contact information (e-mail address) and the system contacts them automatically. 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 Academic Year French Program Specialist 2017-2018 (Bemidji MN)
Position Type CLV Seasonal - Academic Year
Employment Status Seasonal
Number of Months 12
General Employment Period

The Program Specialist could work programs continuously for a one-year period that includes summer programs or for an academic year period of 8- 10 months.

General Work Schedule (days of week)

Generally Thursday evening or Friday evening through Sunday mid-day, and week-long programs of Sunday through Saturday. Each program requires 1 – 2 days of pre-session set-up and planning, and one half day of closing and cleaning.

General shift hours

24 hours per day during the programs

Minimum Salary $200 per week minimum, depending on qualifications and experience
Job Summary/Basic Function

COUNSELOR
-Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team
-Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume leadership as appropriate
Participate in large-group and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate
-Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs
-Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers 
-Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate 
-Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting) 
-Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs 

General Expectations and Responsibilities of All Positions 
-Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the policy statement.
-Be advised that the entire staff of each Village is under direction of and is responsible to the dean or program leader.
-Assist with setting up village and/or preparing for the program.
-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.
-Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to sex; some positions include living and sleeping in a cabin or other housing unit with villagers (participants) of the same sex; positions that do not include living with villagers may include living with other staff members of the same sex.
-Be prepared to use communal showers and bathrooms, assigned according to sex.

Minimum Qualifications

-Target language skills
-Experience with young people
-Skills in related cultural/recreational areas
- Age 18
- High School diploma

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 all positions that require living with villagers
Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group; sex that matches the sex of villagers living in the cabin.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working in Concordia Language Villages
-Experience teaching

Position Opening Date 09/07/2017
Position Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Screening Begins
EEO
Special Instructions to Applicants

Indicate the Language Villages at which you are interested in working under “Village Preference.” The application is designed for you to indicate a preference ranking, but for Village Weekends, deans will consider you for any language in which you have skills and interest.

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 provide your reference writers’ contact information (e-mail address) and the system contacts them automatically.

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/3691

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you be at least 18 years old at the start of the program at which you are applying to work?
    • no
    • yes
  2. Sex: Are you female or male?
    • female
    • male
  3. * Are you able to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the job for which you are applying?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * What is your native language?

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. List high school or college language courses:

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Describe your experience with children and teenagers.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * With which age group (7 to 18 years) do you prefer working and living? Why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * If you are a Concordia College-Moorhead student, provide your student ID number. This is needed for employment and payroll. If not, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Are you applying to work at a Village Weekend in order to fulfill a class/ course requirement?
    • no
    • yes
  15. Do you have a valid United States driver's license?
    • yes
    • no
  16. If you have your own car, are you willing to provide transportation for other staff members in your area?
    • no
    • yes
  17. Occasionally we need a volunteer driver for our Concordia College/ Language Villages van or car. Drivers must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid driver's license, complete an online driving course, and have a satisfactory driving record as determined by our insurance carrier (motor vehicle check that includes check of driving history). Are you interested in being a driver?
    • no
    • yes
  18. * If you are interested in being a weekend counselor during the academic year in a language(s) OTHER than the one indicated on this application, you must submit a SEPARATE application for that language. Indicate your understanding.
    • yes, I understand
    • no
  19. * 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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document