Careers

• Key Education Consultant, Teach China
• Program Assistant, Children and Youth Program
• Part-Time Program Manager, 2014 Children’s Summer Program
• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers
• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers


• Key Education Consultant, Teach China

The Position

China Institute, a New York-based educational and cultural non-profit organization, seeks a dynamic and experienced Key Educational Consultant for its Teach China program. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to produce a professional development program for educators across disciplines and grade levels. The primary responsibilities will be to produce a template for professional development workshops that will be brought to multiple cities across the U.S. and Canada and to create program-related education resources. This is a part-time six-month contract position.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • • Produce a professional development workshop related to Chinese culture that will be brought to China Institute and approximately six partner institutions/museums in select cities in the US and Canada;
  • • Produce and/or compile educational resources needed for the workshops;
  • • Work with educational professionals at partner institutions to tailor workshops to their community and needs;
  • • Consult with educators on the implementation of these workshops;
  • • Oversee the creation of four lesson plans related to the workshop content;
  • • Ensure timely and clear communications with China Institute peers to ensure coordination across all of the Institute’s departments;
  • • Provide timely and clear reports to the Director of Education on the progress and development of all program elements;
  • • Support the Director of Education in supervising the work of program-related individuals such as interns, part-time employees, and contractors/consultants.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in China studies, education, or a related field, experience managing a program within an educational setting, and familiarity with best practices and educational standards in K-12 classroom teaching in the United States. Specific requirements include:

  • • Can demonstrate thorough knowledge of Chinese culture and history;
  • • Experience and familiarity with K-12 educational standards in the United States, including Common Core standards;
  • • Experience working with educators in curriculum design and/or teacher professional development;
  • • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • • Ability to travel to cities outside New York in the summer and fall of 2014 (approximately 2-3 weekends);
  • • Strong organizational skills and ability to adhere to deadlines;
  • • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • • Experience, creativity, and enthusiasm in researching and designing unique educational projects;
  • • Knowledge of Mandarin a plus.

Contract rate commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter and CV to:

Ms. Shenzhan Liao
Director of Education

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: sliao@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


• Program Assistant, Children and Youth Program

The Position

A dynamic, creative and highly organized professional to assist in managing the Institute’s Children and Youth programs, including academic-year Chinese for Children classes, private tutoring, workshops and events as needed. The primary responsibility is to assist the day-to-day program administration, including registration for classes and record/data maintenance. Prior experience in education administration, data management, especially within the K-12 environment in the U.S. is required. Familiarity with the current state of the field in foreign language teaching, program evaluation, curriculum development and K-12 pedagogy is highly desirable.

A B.A. in education administration, data management or related field is required; Chinese language capability is desirable, but not required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • • Respond to inquiries and register students for classes, workshops and events under the Children and Youth Program based on a thorough understanding of the program offerings;
  • • Maintain clear and organized records and reports for the program;
  • • Assist in communicating with parents to announce program updates, changes, and program offerings, as well as necessary communication about the classes throughout the year;
  • • Assist in organizing professional development workshops and meetings for faculty and interns;
  • • Facilitate updates as needed for the program’s online presence including the web pages on the China Institute website;
  • • Assist the promotion of the program through market research and material development as needed;
  • • Participate in and facilitate the program planning meeting including curriculum design, scheduling, and purchasing materials;
  • • Participate in relevant professional conferences, meetings, and other events as deemed necessary;
  • • Provide general admin assistance as needed for the program;
  • • Continue to enhance own knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language teaching and keep abreast of the current state of the field.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Shenzhan Liao
Director of Education

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: sliao@chinainstitute.org, with the subject “Program Assistant: Children & Youth”

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


• Part-Time Program Manager, 2014 Children’s Summer Program

The Position

A dynamic, creative and highly organized professional to manage the Institute’s 2014 Children’s Summer programs, including morning Chinese language classes, afternoon Chinese cultural clubs, and Friday field trips. Prior children’s summer program management experience in the U.S., especially within the PreK-5 environment, is a prerequisite. Familiarity with PreK-5th grade foreign language pedagogy and curriculum development, and an ability to efficiently manage a diverse team is highly desirable.

A B.A. in early childhood education, or related field is required; an M.A. in these fields is preferred. Chinese Language capability is desirable, but not required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • • Assist Director of Education in planning of the 2014 children’s summer program, including, curriculum design, teacher and intern recruitment and training, scheduling, and purchasing of materials.
  • • Manage the on-site, day-to-day operations of the 2014 children’s summer program, including the teachers and interns.
  • • Communicate with parents to announce summer program updates, changes, and program offerings.
  • • Assist in organizing professional development workshops and meetings for faculty and interns.
  • • Monitor class activities and teacher’s performance through regular visits, meetings and reviews.
  • • Enhance enrollment of the 2014 children’s summer program through communication with potential students and families.
  • • Work with the Director of Education to maintain effective management and control costs.
  • • Maintain clear and organized records and reports.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Shenzhan Liao
Director of Education

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: sliao@chinainstitute.org, with the subject “2014 Children’s Summer”

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers

China Institute in America, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational, and bi-cultural organization based in NYC, is seeking experienced Mandarin teachers within the tri-state region for its Adult Language Program. Positions currently available include teachers for our group classes, and tutors for our private and corporate tutoring programs.

Successful candidates should be native speakers of Chinese who speak standard Mandarin with clear diction and who have a good command of spoken English. They should be comfortable with dealing with students from diverse backgrounds within the business world and private sector; be presentable in appearance and disposition; punctual; enthusiastic in their instruction and, for private tutoring, must be able to choose materials suited for each students’ needs, level, and abilities. Minimum educational requirement: B.A. degree.

Group classes are held onsite at China Institute. All classes use pinyin and simplified characters. Most tutoring assignments are offsite and held at our students’ office or home with some assignments taking place onsite at China Institute. Competitive hourly wage available. Applicants must have permission to work.

Please send cover letter and CV, including resident status, to:

Wanling Zhang
Program Manager, Adult Language & Studio Programs

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: wzhang@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers

China Institute in America, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational, and bi-cultural organization based in NYC, is seeking experienced children’s Mandarin teachers. Grouped by ages three and up, children learn a dynamic mix of Chinese language and culture through a whole language approach in active classroom environments. Successful candidates should be native speakers of Chinese who have teaching experience using simplified characters and who have a very good command of spoken English. They should be vivacious in the classroom and eager to nurture children’s learning and growth. They must feel comfortable creating their own curricula and finding materials to suit classroom needs, levels, and abilities. Teaching assignments may entail classroom teaching or private tutoring and may be onsite, offsite in other schools, or in students’ homes. Classes are taught using simplified characters. Competitive hourly wage.

Please send cover letter and CV, including resident status, to:

Peng Zeng
Assistant Director, Children and Youth Programs

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: pzeng@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.