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Volunteer English Program Coordinator

Description

The English Program Volunteer Coordinator will help us to build and manage the free English classes we provide in Teotitlán del Valle and Tlacochahuaya. The Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, managing and training volunteer teachers, while working to maximize the impact En Vía programs can have in the town.

The English Coordinator position is an excellent opportunity for someone to improve their people managment and teaching skills, have an enriching cultural experience, and foster deeper relationships with community members in Oaxaca. Commitment to development work and education, experience leading groups, and flexibility to work in a non-profit organization are essential.

Major Responsibilities

1) Recruit and Manage Volunteer Teachers: 
Our classes are taught by a group of committed volunteers. The coordinator will be responsible for making sure we are providing the best English classes possible by ensuring that we have an adequate number of teachers for our classes, and that they are prepared and motivated for their classes. 2) Create and run training Program
: The Coordinator will plan and run training sessions for volunteer teachers before they begin teaching, as well as provide ongoing feedback throughout the program and at the end of their term.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent people skills: outgoing, friendly, warm, professional, ability and passion for building relationships with individuals from different backgrounds
  • Good judgment, strong initiative, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be organized yet flexible, as conditions of transportation, supplies and volunteer services change weekly

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change

  • Experience living abroad
  • Basic Spanish

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Experience teaching English as a foreign language
  • 2+ years in a full-time, professional leadership position
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Commitment

  • 25-30 hours/week, includes 2pm to 7pm Monday through Thursday
  • Minimum 3-month commitment required, 5+ months preferred
  • Compensation

    A small monthly stipend is given to the volunteer English coordinator. Volunteers, however, are responsible for their own travel and living costs. We can help volunteers find housing in an affordable posada, apartment or with a host family. We can also offer a discount on Spanish classes at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca.

    Application Process

    Send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@envia.org. Please include your availabilty and level of Spanish in the cover letter.

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    Contact Us

    Avenida Juárez # 909
    Oaxaca Centro, Oaxaca 68000

    Phone: 011 52 (951) 515-2424
    E-mail: info@envia.org

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