Program Coordinator & Resident Faculty, ALS
Adult Language & Studio Programs, School of Chinese Studies
Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and K.P. Wen, and U.S. educators John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute is the leading non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. Its mission is to advance a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art, and business. The Institute provides a vital forum for dialogue, connecting, and learning through its School of Chinese Studies; China Institute Gallery; Public Programs; and Center for Business.
The School of Chinese Studies at China Institute is seeking a dynamic, creative, and highly organized professional to perform two roles in the Adult Language and Studio Programs: Teaching adult language classes and coordinating academic and administrative responsibilities.
- Instruct 8-10 class hours a week in the Adult Chinese Language program in four (4) semesters annually including evening classes, possible weekend classes, and off-site classes
- Work as a substitute teacher when needed
Academic Development & Administrative Support
- Manage the Private Tutoring program independently that involves communication with instructors and students, following up, assigning instructors, scheduling, and reserving space.
- Research and implement an up-to-date curriculum including textbook selection, course design, and compiling teaching resources
- Communicate with instructors in developing new courses and maintaining a teacher sharing platform via Google Group or other channels
- Collect teaching materials, maintain and update folders for name courses, physical and/or digital
- Conduct class observations with new instructors and for new courses, communicate with teachers afterward
- Meet with prospective students for placement assessments
- Support and conduct end-of-term evaluation process, analyze data and results, make suggestions for improvement
- Keep abreast of key developments in relevant field including participation in professional conferences, workshops, training sessions, etc.
- Provide support to Director of Education in overall administrative operations as well as in managing language classes, studio classes, tutoring office-hour programs, and Mandarin Meetup
- Support the implementation of marketing efforts including website posts and updates, e-blasts via Constant Contacts, newsletters and flyers, and other promotional materials
- Support and participate in organizing faculty meetings, professional development activities, open houses, and other events for adult programs
- Education background: B.A. required, M.A preferred, in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese Language & Literature, Bilingual Education, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or related areas
- Native-like proficiency in spoken and written Chinese
- At least one (1) year of teaching experience, preferably with adult learners of diverse backgrounds and in all age groups
- Good command of spoken and written English
- Extensive experience in using student-centered, interactive, communicative, and task-based teaching approach
- Strong passion and experience in curriculum development and course design
- Strong skills in academic research and familiar with up-to-date developments in teaching Chinese as a second language, assessment, and program evaluation
- Strong computer skills in technology applications in Chinese education
- Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, planning skills, and detailed oriented
- Experience working in an office setting is highly preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to (Enter “Application Resident Faculty-Program Coordinator” as subject line):
Director of Education
Email: [email protected]
China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.