Careers


• Program Manager, Children & Youth Program
• Instructors – Children’s Workshops, We All Live in the Forbidden City Program
• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers
• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers


• Program Manager, Children & Youth Program

The Position

China Institute seeks a dynamic, creative and highly organized professional to oversee all aspects of the Institute’s Children and Youth Programs, including Children’s after school classes, Children’s summer program, private tutoring and workshops.

Specific Responsibilities

  • • Manage and organize all aspects of afternoon classes, summer program, private tutoring and workshops;
  • • Develop and manage the budget for Children & Youth Program;
  • • Recruit program staff, part-time teachers and interns as needed, including but not limited to organizing professional development workshops and meetings for teachers;
  • • Assess and improve program results, including student achievement and language proficiency progress;
  • • Promote all activities of the program as needed to maintain and increase enrollment through various outreach approaches including, but not limited to listings, ads, fliers, bulk (e)mailings, social media and other outreach activities;
  • • Oversee registration and maintenance of records of students, parents and teachers on a timely basis for all classes, private tutoring and workshops;
  • • See to teachers’ needs, stock appropriate course materials and school supplies, and coordinate students/parents’ requirements and feedback;
  • • Effectively communicate with students/parents, teachers, tutors, as well as the general public as needed in organizing classes and program events;
  • • Maintain and update Children and Youth related webpages on China Institute website and other online platforms, as well as support China Institute’s other digital initiatives to promote the program through various online media;
  • • Where possible, contribute ideas and innovations stemming from Children and Youth Program to work in synergy with, and in support of, the Education Department as a whole, as well as other Institute departments, with the goal of promoting China Institute’s mission;
  • • Keep abreast of key developments in relevant education and education-technology topics, including participation in relevant professional conferences, meetings, and other events;
  • • Enhance personal knowledge of the Chinese language and culture teaching/learning field, teachers, and consultants, through participation in workshops, conferences or training courses.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a B.A. in early childhood education, or related fields, at least 3 years of program managing experience in an educational environment, experience in registration and data management, strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills working with clientele. Prior experience managing after school programs, especially in a pre K-12 environment, is preferred. Familiarity with current issues in early childhood education, program evaluation, curriculum development and pedagogy are also highly desirable, as is familiarity with the best practices in Mandarin language instruction.

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.


• Instructors – Children’s Workshops, We All Live in the Forbidden City Program

We All Live in the Forbidden City (WALFC) is a dynamic educational program about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of Beijing’s Forbidden City, one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks.

We are looking for energetic, creative, and dedicated adults to work with children in grades 3-5 in a series of thematic workshops about the Forbidden City.

Specific Responsibilities

  • • Study and implement WALFC lesson plans for the children’s workshops
  • • If needed, tailor lessons and activities so that they are appropriate to students with various abilities
  • • Review program work plans with the WALFC Children’s Workshop Consultant and Program Coordinator for effective implementation
  • • Evaluate the effectiveness of workshops and activities
  • • Create a fun and safe learning environment
  • • Instruct students on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment, when applicable
  • • Maintain classroom order
  • • Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, teachers, and staff

Qualifications

  • • B.A. or M.A. in Childhood Education, East Asian Studies, Drama, Dance, History, or related fields
  • • 1 to 2 years of prior teaching experience preferred, especially with school aged children in an academic or recreational setting
  • • Ability to speak before both large and small groups, and to articulate ideas in a clear, animated and dynamic manner
  • • Strong interest in Chinese culture
  • • Ability to speak, write, and read in Mandarin Chinese desired
  • • Some knowledge of Chinese imperial history preferred
  • • Prior experience working with diverse cultures will be useful; ability to respect, value and honor diversity of children and families a must
  • • Ability to independently supervise a class size of 15-20 students
  • • Strong time management skills
  • • Willingness to travel to schools, libraries, and institutions in the five boroughs; occasional trips out-of-state to conduct workshops at special events
  • • Ability to work flexible hours, especially in the afternoon; occasional work on weekends

This is a freelance position on an as-needed basis. The number of workshops assigned to an instructor is dependent on the number of workshops scheduled. Generally, workshops will be one-hour long and will be held in the afternoon.

Compensation Type

Instructors will be paid a set rate per workshop. Travel-related costs will be covered for workshops held outside New York City.

Please send cover letter and CV to:

Ms. Eva Wen
Program Coordinator, We All Live in the Forbidden City

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

Email: ewen@chinainstitute.org

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:

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.