English & Leadership Coordinator
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An English & Leadership Coordinator, fluent in Spanish and experienced in teaching English is needed to teach/train staff of FUSODEP. The PCRV will work to 1) Co-design and give English for business purposes courses to the office staff to improve comprehension and production of English; 2) Work in collaboration with staff to submit proposals for English teacher training seminars to the Ministry of Education in Spanish; 3) Assist in the expansion of youth leadership seminars with office staff; 4) Function as a teacher trainer & counterpart for local EFL teachers who give classes at FUSODEP. Additionally, the Volunteer will aid in the development of curriculum and materials. The goal of this assignment is for the Volunteer to have trained staff in various areas, and coordinate with others to organize and implement projects.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Panama together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Master’s degree in applied linguistics, teaching English as a secondary language, or English with an emphasis in teaching non-native speakers
• Professional level Spanish is necessary to lead trainings and submit detailed written reports
• Successfully taught English as a Secondary language at various levels to a mixed population for at least 2 years
• Must have 3 years of experience conducting needs analysis, and subsequently developing programs and curriculum with the findings in the USA and abroad
• Must have at least 2 years of experience teaching English abroad to demonstrate the ability to be flexible, project driven, and require minimal supervision
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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