Position: Associate Director, Children and Youth Programs
Reports to: Director of Education; Director, School of Chinese Studies
Role: China Institute is seeking a dynamic and creative full-time staff member to manage its Children and Youth Programs. Candidates must be highly professional and passionate in educating pre-K to high-school-age children and teens Chinese language and culture in a non-profit educational and cultural organization.
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Director of Education, provide overall planning, budgeting and management of the Children and Youth Program at the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute, currently including an after-school program, summer day camp, Summer Study in China for high school students, private tutoring, a student outreach program, etc.
Recruit program staff, part-time teachers and interns as needed to ensure the operation of various classes, workshops and programs;
Assess and improve program results, including program staff reviews, teachers observations and evaluations, parents feedbacks, and students 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 open houses, listings, ads, fliers, bulk (e)mailings, social media and other outreach activities;
Oversee registration and maintenance of record of students, parents and teachers on a timely basis for all classes, private tutoring and workshops;
See to staff and teachers’ needs for professional development, stock appropriate course materials and school supplies;
Keep effective communications with students/parents, teachers, tutors, and the general public as needed in organizing classes and programs;
Maintain and update Children and Youth related webpages on China Institute website and other online platforms, as well as support China Institute 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 or achieving China Institute’s mission.
Qualifications: A B.A. in early childhood education, bilingual education or related fields. Higher degrees are preferred;
At least 3 years of program managing experience in an educational environment; Prior experience managing after school programs, especially in a pre K-12 environment, is preferred;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent writing skills in both English and Chinese;
Strong organizational skills and ability to adhere to deadlines;
Ability to take initiative and work independently;
Familiarity with the current state of the field in foreign language teaching, assessment, program evaluation, curriculum development and K-12 pedagogy in the U.S. and beyond.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary expectation to: [email protected]
China Institute is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.