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Job Announcement - Teaching Assistant position for the summer of 2014 Pre-departure Orientations

Dear FLEX Alumni,

American Councils would like to announce the opening for the Teaching Assistant position for the for 2014 summer's Pre-departure Orientation cycles.

Program alumni who successfully completed the program between and including the years 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 who have completed their secondary school education are eligible to apply to be teaching assistants.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ALUMNI TEACHING ASSISTANT

§ Learn the established goals and objectives of the program and its pre-departure orientation materials;

§ Attend the entire four-day Training of Teachers workshop (TOT) during March or April and become thoroughly familiar with assigned lesson plan;

§ Actively participate in PDO planning and preparation meetings coordinated by your local program hub office in the time period between the TOT workshop and the beginning of your assigned PDO cycle;

§ Assist orientation teachers by acting as a cross-cultural resource and role model for students;

§ Conduct Alumni-led sessions of the PDO, as assigned;

§ During non-classroom hours, be a supportive listener and positive role model for students;

§ Maintain program integrity at all times by enforcing organizational rules and regulations;

§ Perform other logistical duties as assigned by the Program Hub Director.

Qualifications:

§ Alumni of the FLEX/YES/ASMYLE program who successfully completed their program with no extensive on-program issues. Only students who participated on the program between and including the 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 academic years are eligible to apply;

§ Alumni must have completed their secondary school education;

§ Comfortable with large numbers of teenagers and able to relate to their anxieties while acting as an authority figure;

§ Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations;

§ Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to function with staff of different ages and cultural backgrounds;

§ Available to teach two to four PDO cycles in June or July 2014 (as determined by Program Hub Director);

§ Has previously taught no more than one PDO cycle. Returning TAs are required to go through the application and interview process.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2014

Completed applications and essays should be submitted by Friday January 17, 2014 to flex@americancouncils.md.

Don’t hesitate to ask for Alumni Teaching Assistant Application Form and Essay!!! flex@americancouncils.md,flexalumni.moldova@gmail.com,