The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

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Education Department
Manager, School and Teacher Programs

The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit educational organization that forges global understanding through its English language programs.

The English-Speaking Union seeksan entrepreneurial educator to drive the administration and expansion of programs that serve students, ages 10-20, and secondary school teachers. This is a new position that reports to the Director of Education and supervises an Education Assistant and intern.

School and Teacher Programs:

  • TLab-UK (Teachers Learning Abroad-UK)—summer program for educators and lifelong learners
  • National Shakespeare Competition-nation's preeminent Shakespeare competition for high school students
  • Middle School Debate
  • Secondary School Exchange—gap year program for select students in the US, UK and Argentina
  • Luard Morse Scholarship—College Junior Semester Abroad
  • Page Scholarship—Short term teacher exchange program with teachers from UK and Argentina

Primary Duties:

  • Administer and grow school and teacher programs
  • Expand participation of clients served (students, schools, teachers), partners and volunteers.
  • Develop outreach strategy and coordinate with national partners to raise awareness of ESU programs and increase program participation.
  • Develop and revise program materials, print and online, to reflect current educational trends.
  • Develop constituency program for alumni-teachers.
    • Responsible for creating and managing program budgets.
    • Manage Education Assistant and interns.


Qualifications: Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred. At least 5-7 years work experience as a secondary teacher (preferably ELA), school administrator and/or district/school curriculum supervisor. Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; thorough computer capabilities, including familiarity with social media.

Reports to:  Director of Education

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Carol Losos, Director of Education at Deadline to apply is November 29th for start date in January 2017. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Current Volunteer Positions

English in Action (EiA) Tutor:

EiA, a program of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, matches non-native speakers with American volunteers for one-to-one conversation practice. English in Action is always looking for friendly new tutors. As an EiA Volunteer you will make a difference in your community, meet new people, share your culture and experiences, and learn about other cultures. English in Action may mean the beginning of a lifelong interest in a particular area of the world, or even a deeper understanding of one's own culture.

Qualifications:  Volunteers need no formal training, just an interest in other languages and cultures and the willingness to befriend a newcomer.

Time commitment: 2 hours per week. Volunteer leadership positions available. Currently we are looking for tutors for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

How to Apply:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in New York City, please contact English in Action at to schedule an appointment. We encourage all prospective tutors to reserve a place at one of our weekly orientation sessions.