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ESL Teacher/Activity Leader YES USA New York (non-residential)

Posted By: Your English School USA (YES USA) <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018, at 3:03 p.m.

YES USA in New York specializes in running safe, educational, and cultural Summer Camp program for 12-19 year old students from around the globe. Our students come here to improve their English, take part in our exciting excursion program, and make new friends.

Location: Fordham University Lincoln Center (Midtown Manhattan)
Dates: July 8th – August 4th, 2018 (4 weeks)

Teaching Responsibilities

• To plan and deliver high-quality General English lessons to teenagers, using varied communicative language teaching methods

• To teach 20 academic hours per week (2 x 90 minute sessions per day)

• To ensure that classes start and finish on time (session one: from 9.15 am to 10.45 am; session two: from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm)
• Be prepared to teach unplugged in case of any issues with classroom technology or materials, etc.

• To make sure you arrive by 8.45 am to the office at the latest to collect student materials, teacher materials & supplies, class register & record of work
• To be in the classroom by 9 am to check your classroom and classroom equipment before the lesson starts to make sure you have everything ready for your lesson. If needed, call the IT department for assistance
• To assist the Director of Studies on test days (07/09, 07/16, 07/23, 07/30 – subject to change) in proctoring and marking written placement tests and conduct oral tests for new arrivals
• To return teacher supplies, class register & record of work immediately after teaching
• To submit accurate and complete daily records to the Director of Studies: class registers and record of work with a log of activities and resources used
• To attend and report to the Director of Studies any relevant information related to teaching in a daily staff meeting from 12.30 pm to 1 pm (on teaching days/weekdays).

Activity Leader Duties
• To supervise and lead off-site trips and excursions and on-site activities
• To attend a daily staff meeting to discuss teaching and/or details of today’s excursion (if scheduled for an excursion)
• Help with lunch packs preparation (if asked) and distribute lunch packs among students on weekend excursions
• To be fully prepared for excursions and activities in advance and have all necessary items ready. At the induction you’ll be provided with an activity leader booklet as well as an activity leader kit. You’re required to study the booklet, that contains helpful information about NYC sites you’ll be taking your groups to, in advance as part of your excursion preparation and have your activity leader kit (backpack, clipboard, first-aid kit, sunscreen lotion, YES USA T-shirts etc.) on each excursion
• You are required to return your activity leader kit to the management team on your last employment day. Failure to do so will effect your bonus
• To provide information about cultural and historic interpretation on organized tours
• To wear a t-shirt with YES USA’s business logo on it during each excursion. At the induction you’ll be provided with 2 t-shirts that you’re expected to wash. On your last day of employment you’re required to return these t-shirts back to the school
• To act in a professional manner with all of YES USA's agents, clients, students and staff
• To always act as a role model and representative of YES USA
• To interact with students and group leaders at all times and ensure their enjoyment
• To give clear explanations and instructions to students and group leaders and keep
them well informed at all times
• To ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare and safety at all times. Act in loco parentis as and when needed
• To deal with all agent/student/University representatives' complaints, issues and suggestions in a positive manner
• To inform the management team about any problems or incidents during an excursion/trip, etc.
• To devise and organize on campus activities (e.g. a spa night, scavenger hunt, etc.)
• To take pictures of students on excursions and on campus and send them to the admin team right after each excursion
• To report to the management team any relevant information about your excursion day and check out for the day.

• To supervise meals when on duty and ensure students got enough food, behave appropriately and clean after themselves
• When there is on-campus food delivery: be in contact with a restaurant, pick up food delivery, set up dining area and buy dinnerware, snacks, coke, etc., if needed; deal with food distribution, clean up the dining area after dinner
• To bring the group back to the campus. You absolutely cannot leave the group in the city and let them go back to the campus on their own. This would mean you failed in your duties as an activity leader and would result in a verbal/written reprimand and would effect your bonus
• To report to the management team that all students are present on site at the end of the evening
• To collect any receipts from excursions or cafes and restaurants and give them to the admin team after each excursion. Any missing or lost receipts would effect your bonus
• To report any relevant information about your excursion day and return any materials, supplies and or/equipment and check out for the day.

Arrival and departure days:
• To greet and meet groups/individual students at the airport and accompany them to the campus by a shuttle bus/taxi
• To assist the management team with welcome packs and other preparations for new arrivals
• To welcome new arrivals on the campus and help them to check in
• To entertain new arrivals and make them feel welcome
• To assist or conduct inductions for new arrivals
• To assist students with check outs and do room checks
• To assist with departure airport transfers when required and/or accompany students to the airport and assist them with airport check-ins.

• To participate in setting up summer school as well as in the closing down
• To complete additional administrative tasks assigned by the management team
• To suggest improvements and provide feedback to the management team
• To ensure and maintain student discipline, welfare and safety.

Qualifications and Experience:
• All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
• CELTA certificate or its equivalent
• Native fluency in English
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Substantial prior ESL teaching experience and at least 6 months of experience of teaching teenagers.
• Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

• Endless enthusiasm and energy
• Fun and outgoing personality
• Excellent communication skills
• High level of responsibility and authority
• Strong organizational skills
• Independence
• Knowledge of the local area (NYC and around). Staff members must also have strong knowledge of New York City public transportation system and be able to move around the city with a group of students without our step-by-step guidance.
• Strong customer service ethic
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and to always show a positive attitude to clients even when problems and emergencies arise.
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Flexibility in terms of work assignments
• A flexible approach towards working at nights, weekends and holidays.

Compensation and benefits

$530 gross per week plus up to $120/week performance bonus payable at the end of the contract. The bonus amount (from $0 to $120 per week) depends on the overall employee performance.
You’re required to attend an induction session on Saturday, July 7th from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

No meals are provided apart from lunch packs on weekends when on duty

You'll be working 11 shifts per week (5 teaching shifts from Monday to Friday
and 6 excursion/activities/admin shifts). Each shift is 4-5 hours:

• One teaching shift is from 8.45 am to 1 pm from Monday to Friday 

One excursion shift is:
• from 2 pm to approximately 6.30 - 7 pm.
• from 9.30 am to approximately 2 – 2.30 pm.
• from 5.30 pm to 10 – 10.30 pm.

It’s also not uncommon to be assigned for 2 shifts at a time on a weekday or to 3 shifts at a time on a weekend.

Please note that this is a full-time (temporary) position that requires you to have fully open availability and commitment to the whole period of employment stated in the contract. You cannot choose when to lead excursions as the school is the one assigning your excursions and activities as well allocating your days off. In case you are unavailable for excursions on certain days, we require that you submit your written request 4 weeks before the beginning of the camp or upon signing your job offer. Any requests after this date won’t be taken into consideration.

We currently have 1, 2, 3 and 4-week contracts available.

This is a non-residential position so you must have your own housing. We do, however, have residential positions available. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

You’ll be required to purchase an unlimited MTA card and have it available for each excursion. The management team will advise you which card (7-day or 30-day) you’re expected to have. You’ll be reimbursed in cash the cost of your MTA card on your last employment day upon submission of an original payment receipt.

Application Procedure:
Please email us your cover letter and resume. Please include ‘Non-Residential ESL Teacher/Activity Leader’ in the subject line. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
YES USA will require a satisfactory background check before issuing a contract.

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