Global Navigator Program Leader Summer 2019

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Seeking extraordinary leaders

Are you interested in playing an essential role in shaping the global leaders of tomorrow? Do you believe that studying abroad changes lives for the better and brings people closer together? Do you want to help high school students safely experience the world beyond their homes as their mentor and leader? Do you enjoy facilitating thoughtful discussion and reflection about cultural differences and similarities? If so, we encourage you to apply for this fun seasonal position!

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is looking for experienced and enthusiastic teachers, counselors, and coaches to lead our high school students through their summer study abroad experiences around the world. Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs are three to four weeks long and operated by CIEE Study Centers in one of 47 international locations. These programs give curious, motivated high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture, to learn and practice a world language, to develop self-awareness and leadership skills, and to conduct field research in a subject of interest. This position is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to take part in transformational experiences for youth abroad.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support our students 24/7 for the duration of the program by counseling them on homesickness and culture shock, facilitating thoughtful discussion and reflection about their experience, sharing your enthusiasm for the local language/culture/program subject, and supervising them during activities and excursions.
  • Manage students’ minor behavioral issues with verbal warnings.
  • Report all medical or behavioral incidents to CIEE Site staff with detailed documentation within 24 hours. Immediately report any serious concerns.
  • Meet with CIEE Site staff regularly to share information about students’ health, behavior, and needs and to discuss the program curriculum and schedule.
  • Assist resident staff with program logistics, group management and other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
  • Actively participate in all program activities and excursions.
  • Blog about what’s happening on the program three times a week or more for the duration of the program.
  • Meet students and parents at gateway airports and chaperone the group flight to and from the program location.
  • Complete an online training course (10-15 hours for Service & Leadership and Global Discovery, 15-20 hours for Language and Culture) and a three-day (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) in-person training session April 26th-28th, 2019.

Program-Specific Responsibilities

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

  • Meet with the language instructors daily to understand the language curriculum, any student issues, and intentionally plan language practice excursions as needed.
  • Lead daily language practice excursions in the local community to encourage students to practice their new language skills with local people.
  • Be in the classroom for the final 15 minutes of class to discuss the curriculum extensions that the students will achieve outside of the classroom later that day.
  • Speak fluently with students in the target language as much as possible and encourage students to do the same.
  • Monitor students’ personal and intercultural growth through regular review of their reflective journals and self-assessments.
  • Submit grades and evaluate assignments in an online learning platform (Canvas)

SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

  • Participate in service work alongside students.
  • Conduct regular reflection journaling sessions.
  • Facilitate daily check-in discussions and activities from our Service & Leadership curriculum
  • Complete formative and summative student assessments.
  • Lead selected Service and Leadership curriculum units with the help and support of CIEE Site Staff (in select locations).
  • Assist with pre- and post- program assessments to measure growth.
  • Support students with the planning and delivery of their final projects and share content of final presentations with Portland office.

GLOBAL DISCOVERY

  • Live in student housing and be ready to assist students at all hours.
  • Mentor and assist students in their projects and coursework.
  • Review student work and assessments.
  • Become familiar with program curriculum in order to help students make connections between lectures, field research, and activities and excursions through debriefs
  • Help students make a plan to demonstrate what they have learned to their home community.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and interest in the program’s subject matter to encourage student engagement.
  • Assist with pre- and post- program assessments to measure growth.
  • Support students with the planning and delivery of their final projects and share content of final presentations with Portland office.

Program Dates

Check out program dates and details below.

Global Discovery Programs

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Program Name Session 1 Session 2
Aquatic Ecosystems & Sustainability in Lisbon, Portugal June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Australian Wildlife Conservation in Perth, Australia June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Botswanan Wildlife Conservation in Gaborone, Botswana June 9 -June 29 July 8 - July 28
Building a Sustainable Mega City in Beijing, China June 9 - June 29 July 7 - July 27
Building a Sustainable Planet in Monteverde, Costa Rica June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Creative Arts Studio in Prague, Czech Republic June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Digital Filmmaking & Documentary in Seville, Spain June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Diplomacy in Practice: Problem-solving with Russian Students in Moscow, Russia June 9 -June 29 N/A
Exploring Madrid Through the Arts in Madrid, Spain June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Exploring Rome Through the Arts in Rome, Italy June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Exploring St. Petersburg Through the Arts: Classical to Cutting Edge in St Petersburg, Russia N/A July 7 - July 27
Global Entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany N/A July 7 - July 27
Global Entrepreneurship in Dublin, Ireland N/A July 7 - July 27
Global Entrepreneurship in Portland, United States N/A July 7 - July 27
Global Entrepreneurship in Santiago, Chile N/A July 7 - July 27
Global Entrepreneurship in Shanghai, China N/A July 7 - July 27
K-Pop Immersion in Seoul, South Korea June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Marine Science & Field Work in Palma de Mallorca, Spain June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Multimedia Storytelling in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Queer life and Activism in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Spanish Foodie Culture in Alicante, Spain June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Theater arts behind the scenes in London, UK June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
Tropical Biodiversity Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica June 9 -June 29 July 7 - July 27
World Government in Brussels, Belgium June 9 -June 29 N/A

Language & Culture Programs

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Program Name Session 1 Session 2
Arabic Language & Moroccan Culture in Rabat, Morocco June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Chinese Language & Culture in Beijing, China June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Chinese Language & Culture in Nanjing, China June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Chinese Language & Culture in Shanghai, China June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
French Language & Culture in Paris, France June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
French Language & Culture in Toulouse, France June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
French Language Intensive in Rennes, France June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
German Language & Culture in Berlin, Germany June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Italian Language & Culture in Ferrara, Italy June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Japanese Language & Pop Culture in Tokyo, Japan June 10 -July 6 July 8 - August 4
Spanish Language & Argentinian Culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Chilean Culture in Valparaiso, Chile June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Culture in Barcelona, Spain June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Culture in Madrid, Spain June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Culture in Seville, Spain June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Dominican Culture in Santiago, Dominican Republic June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Mexican Culture in Merida, Mexico June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language & Peruvian Culture in Pisac, Peru June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language Intensive in Alicante, Spain June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3
Spanish Language Intensive in Palma de Mallorca, Spain June 9 -July 6 July 7 - August 3

Service & Leadership Programs

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Benefits

COMPENSATION

  • $1,200 stipend for three-week Service & Leadership and Global Discovery programs
  • $1,500 stipend for four-week Language & Culture programs
  • Round-trip airfare to the program and in-person training and other travel costs (ground transport, meals, one checked bag)
  • Full room and board for the duration of the program and in-person training
  • Red Cross CPR and First Aid training (if you are not currently certified)
  • iNext International Travel and Health Insurance
  • Inclusion in all program activities and excursions
  • Visa fees where necessary
  • Vaccinations required by embassy in order to apply for a visa to the program location

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Global Navigator Program Leader positions provide a unique opportunity for professional development. All Program Leaders will undergo training in intercultural communication and risk management. Language & Culture Program Leaders will receive training on the CIEE world language curriculum and on facilitating language learning outside the classroom. They will return to the U.S. with new language teaching skills which they can apply in their own classrooms. Service & Leadership Program Leaders will receive training on how to facilitate the CIEE service learning curriculum. All Program Leaders can receive a certificate of completion which includes the hours spent in training and working on the program.

Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaders for Language & Culture programs must be full-time high school world language teachers
  • Experience working with high school students in a leadership position
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree is a plus
  • FLEXIBILITY
  • Intermediate proficiency or higher in the language of the host country; fluency in language of host country and any applicable regional dialects desired
  • Extensive experience in the host country and knowledge of culture, customs, and navigation (please speak to this in your application)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communication skills; a strong ability to work across cultures and in a diverse leadership team
  • Computer literacy and experience working in online learning and/or blogging platforms
  • Experience creating positive and inclusive group dynamics amongst students from diverse backgrounds
  • Passport valid through February 2020. CIEE will cover the cost of visas where necessary but cannot reimburse passport fees.
  • Ability to embody CIEE’s mission, culture, and values
  • Ability to attend 3-day Program Leader Training in April 2019
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the United States
  • Due to Federal Regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Walking and standing for up to 8 hours per day, often times outdoors in sun and heat, on uneven surfaces and/or in inclement weather
  • Riding a bicycle, swimming, and hiking
  • Leading participants while maintaining a positive mental state in a physically challenging environment

Application Process

Check back in the fall for the 2020 Program Leader application!

 

 

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