Chinese Summer Language Teacher

Concordia College Bakersfield , CA 93301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Posting Information

Position Title Chinese Summer Language Teacher Position Type CLV Seasonal - Summer Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 2 General Employment Period

five weeks in June, July or August

General Work Schedule (days of week)

seven days per week

General shift hours
14 16 hours per day, plus overnight residential supervision responsibilities

Minimum Salary $420 per one week plus room and board Job Summary/Basic Function

CREDIT TEACHER

  • Under the direction of the Four-week Curriculum Facilitator, plan, teach and assess language classes.

  • Maintain accurate grade records, complete mid-session progress reports and final evaluations.

  • Maintain communication with Four-week Curriculum Facilitator on the progress of all villagers in the class.

  • Live in a cabin with children ("villagers"), as part of a counseling team, to provide supervision. Lead games, Cabin Council and other activities to create a cabin community.

  • Assist with other aspects of Village life, including cultural presentations and activity periods.

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the dean and leadership staff.

Compensation

$420 per one week period*, room and board.

  • Pay rate is per one-week period (not two week period). Stipend for orientation is equivalent to one-week pay.

General Responsibilities of All Positions

  • Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the "Personnel Policies," which are designated by Concordia Language Villages administration and individual Village deans.

  • Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your specific area of assignment.

  • After receiving your Staff Handbook and other material from the Village dean, read all information carefully and thoroughly before arriving at the Village.

  • Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the dean. While some positions are supervised by other staff, the dean retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the Village.

  • All positions involve teaching language culture, with the exception of summer support positions (e.g. culinary arts, healthcare, transportation)

  • Report to orientation prior to your first session as designated by your staff agreement.

  • Assist with setting up the Village, preparing for the next session, and maintaining the Village throughout the session.

  • Work outdoors for a significant part of each day

  • Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible.

  • Live in community living arrangements, assigned according to gender. Nearly all positions include living, sleeping and sharing communal bathroom facilities in a unit with villagers (participants); positions that do not include living with villagers do include living with other staff members.

  • Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.

  • Remain one day after your final session for cleanup, inventory and evaluation of the program.

Minimum Qualifications

CREDIT TEACHER:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.) or international equivalent

  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in the Village language, both conversational and written

  • Experience teaching the Village language and culture

  • Experience working with adolescents 14-18 years of age

  • Experience as a teacher in the United States school system, preferred

  • Teaching licensure, preferred

  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or other camp experience (residential or day only), preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

. . . of all positions

Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

. . . of all positions that require living with villagers

Ability to assist villagers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury); possess strength, physical ability, and endurance to maintain constant supervision of villagers; observe villager behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques; possess visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or camping experience, preferred

  • Teaching licensure preferred

  • Experience as a teacher in the target language at the college or university level

  • Skills in teaching the target language and content in the target language

Position Opening Date 11/02/2018 Position Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Screening Begins EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you must arrange for the submission of TWO reference forms, if any of the following conditions apply to you;

  1. you have not previously worked for Concordia Language Villages;
  2. you have not worked for Concordia Language Villages in the past 12 months;
  3. you plan to use the Concordia Language Villages J-1 Camp Counselor visa to enter the United States.

You must provide names and email addresses for at least two reference writers, who know you in a professional capacity.

If you have worked for CLV with a break of fewer than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the reference section.

NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ALL EXCHANGE VISITORS: ALL new and returning Exchange Visitors who potentially will work on our J-1 Camp Counselor visa, will need to submit two references from an employer and/or university professor ANNUALLY to be in compliance with the code of Federal Regulations of the United States government.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference writer. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference writers. Your reference writers will be able to download the reference form and then upload the completed form directly onto our system. You will be able to track whether we have received the reference form. The process is quick, simple, and confidential. Note, if you are applying for many positions, you may wish to let your writers know they will receive a request for each position; they may upload the same reference form for each position. If you cannot provide an e-mail address for your reference writers or provide an incorrect e-address, contact vilstaff@cord.edu. Log back into this application system to assure that your reference providers have submitted the reference form.

Employment Contingencies Background Check Quicklink for Posting http://hr.cord.edu/postings/4660


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