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• Key Education Consultant, Teach China
• 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‚Äôs 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.


• 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:

Tracie Xiong
Resident Faculty & Program Assistant,Children & Youth Programs

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

Email: txiong@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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