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 jobs@esuus.org. 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 eia@esuus.org to schedule an appointment. We encourage all prospective tutors to reserve a place at one of our weekly orientation sessions.