This summer Globalize DC will again offer its JAPAN IN DC program, open to DCPS and DC charter high school students. We are in the process now of hiring two co-teachers/co-leaders for the program, which is tentatively scheduled to run for four weeks, July 1-26, Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm. We are seeking teachers, youth leaders, or international educators for these part-time positions.
GlobalizeDC SEEKING PROGRAM STAFF for the “JAPAN IN DC” Program (Summer 2019)
Globalize DC is a local nonprofit organization that works to increase access to global education, language learning, and study abroad opportunities for DC public school students. This year, Globalize DC will again offer its summer program, “JAPAN IN DC,” open at no charge to DC public high school students (DCPS and charter). Funded by a grant from the US-Japan Foundation, this four-week program will be organized around the theme of exploring and documenting the presence of Japan in our city, with a special focus this year on the US-Japan relationship. DC is filled with individuals, institutions, and places associated with Japan. Think Cherry Blossoms and the Freer/Sackler, the Embassy of Japan and the US State Department, businesses, NGOs, students, academics, artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, and members of the Japanese American community – Japan is all around us. The program will be engaging, fun, and educational for the students. It will include short readings, discussions, site visits, meetings, interviews, cultural experiences, and a final group project. The program is tentatively scheduled to operate Monday-Friday, July 1-26, 2019, 9am–3pm. Twenty (20) students will be selected for the program.
We are seeking applicants for two CO-TEACHER positions to staff this cool summer educational program. (Depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate pool, we are open to instead hiring one LEAD TEACHER and one PROGRAM ASSISTANT, rather than two CO-TEACHERS.)
CO-TEACHER responsibilities will include:
• Working with Globalize DC’s Executive Director, Sally Schwartz, for the entire summer program from July 1-26, 2019, as well as agreed upon pre- and post-program staff meetings and information sessions.
• Participate in agreed upon planning and curriculum development meetings to ensure successful implementation of the program.
• Lead discussions, classroom activities, and field trips to meet agreed-upon learning objectives.
• Ensure student participants engage in documentation and other assignments, and exercise best professional effort to achieve high quality student work, student engagement, and student learning.
• Exercise vigilance in ensuring the safety and well being of the student program participants.
We are looking for:
• Secondary school teachers (preferably in a DCPS or DC charter school) or international education professionals, with at least 2 years relevant experience. A social studies teacher is ideal for this program, but we are open to other subject areas. Qualified graduate students are also invited to apply.
• Experience working with high school students.
• Knowledge of DC and confidence moving around DC with students, using public transportation.
• Knowledge and experience with Japan, DC history, and/or oral history are all pluses.
• Creative, flexible, responsible, energetic, and enthusiastic team players, with an ability to relate well to students.
These are paid positions. Summer program staff will be paid at an hourly rate on a contractual basis. If you are interested, please send an email to Sally Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your statement of interest, and your updated resume. We will review applications as received. Our goal is to fill these positions before the end of March. Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested.
Any questions? Contact Sally at 202-251-1692 or at the email address above.
Our GLOBALIZE DC:JAPAN website is www.japaneseplus.org.
Disclaimer: This job is neither endorsed nor vetted by USJETAA. Please contact the hiring institution directly with any questions.