Jun 8

Volunteer Opportunity: English Teacher needed at International Rescue Committee (NY)

Posted by Kim ‘Kay’  Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.
Position: English Teacher
Posted by: International Rescue Committee
Type: Volunteer – May-August, 10-20 hours/week
Location: New York
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  Domestically, our 23 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

The IRC New York Resettlement office’s Adult Education program provides free classes and educational services to our adult clients. These individuals, mainly refugees and asylees, are legal immigrants who are victims of war, persecution, and civil conflict. They have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Moreover, they are highly adaptable, usually multilingual, and eager to start rebuilding their lives in America. At the IRC, they may enroll in on-site English classes, attend cultural orientation sessions, participate in workshops, and register for external educational opportunities.

·       Teach either beginner or intermediate ESL class 3 days per week (MWF 10-12)
·       Implement interactive, learner-centered activities into instruction and select appropriate materials from IRC’s curriculum
·       Communicate with the Adult Education team and program coordinator about individual client progress
·       Enroll and evaluate adult students, document attendance and student progress
Attend regular meetings with the program coordinator and Adult Education Intern

·       Experience teaching Adults and English language learners
·       Comfort working with refugees from various backgrounds, including those with limited formal education
·       Comfort teaching in an open enrollment and multi-level classroom
·       Excellent classroom management skills and confidence facilitating both large and small groups
·       Ability to adapt to changing situations, comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment
·       Proficient at MS Office suite
·       Responsible, flexible, dedicated and reliable: will commit to term and hours listed above

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, volunteer application and availability to the Adult  Education Coordinator at  Emily.Scott@Rescue.org. Thank you for letting us know the dates you can start/end, what days and hours you can work, how many hours per week, and if you have already planned time off.

Please note this is an unpaid position and requires a background check

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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