Program Leader Summer 2018
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 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 36 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.
- 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.
- Treat students’ minor medical issues with first aid kit.
- Manage students’ minor behavioral issues with verbal warnings.
- Report all medical or behavioral incidents to resident staff with detailed documentation within 24 hours. Immediately report any serious concerns.
- Meet with resident staff daily to share information about students’ health, behavior, and needs and to discuss the program curriculum and schedule.
- Assist resident staff with activity planning, program logistics, 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 (20-30 hours) and a three-day (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) in-person training session in the spring.
Language & Culture
- Evaluate students’ pre- and post-program language assessments to illustrate the development of their language skills.
- Meet with the language instructors to understand the language curriculum and intentionally plan language practice excursions.
- Lead daily language practice excursions to encourage students to practice their new language skills with local people.
- Speak with students in the program 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.
Service & Leadership
- Participate in service work alongside students.
- Conduct regular reflection journaling sessions.
- Facilitate daily check-in discussions.
- Complete formative and summative student assessments.
- Lead seminars (in select locations).
- Live in student housing and be ready to assist students at all hours.
- Review student work and assessments during the program.
- Become familiar with program curriculum in order to help students make connections between lectures, field research, and activities and excursions.
- Help students make a plan to demonstrate what they have learned to their home community.
Check out program dates and details below.
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|Program Name||Session 1||Session 2|
|Creating Change Through Solidarity in Guanajuato, Mexico||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Empowering Girls Through Sports in Iringa, Tanzania||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Environmental Awareness in Khon Kaen, Thailand||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Mentoring Youth & Raising Social Awareness in Mohammedia, Morocco||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Mentoring Youth & Raising Social Awareness in Santiago, Dominican Republic||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Promoting Children's Rights & Education in Legon, Ghana||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
|Promoting Children's Rights & Education in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||June 10 - June 30||July 8 - July 28|
- $1,200 for three-week Service & Leadership and Global Discovery programs
- $1,500 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
- iNext International Travel and Health Insurance
- Inclusion in all program activities and excursions
- Visa fees where necessary
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 will receive a certificate of completion which includes the hours spent in training and working on the program.
- Language & Culture Program Leaders must be full-time high school world language teachers
- Bachelor’s degree required. Teaching certification is a plus
- Intermediate proficiency or higher in the language of the host country
- Extensive knowledge of and experience in the host country
- Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communication skills
- Experience working with high school students in a leadership position
- Passport valid through February 2019. CIEE will cover the cost of visas where necessary but cannot reimburse passport fees.
- Authorization to work lawfully in the United States
- Due to Federal Regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.
- Ability to embody CIEE’s mission, culture, and values
- Experience creating positive and inclusive group dynamics amongst students from diverse backgrounds
- Walking and standing for up to 8 hours per day, often times outdoors in sun and heat
- Riding a bicycle, swimming, and hiking
- Leading participants while maintaining a positive mental state in a physically challenging environment
The application for the 2018 season is now closed. Please check back next fall for the application for Summer 2019.
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