Vocational Teacher and Trainer – Hospitality, Agriculture or Carpentry
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Vocational Education Teacher and Trainer, with at least a vocational certificate or degree in a relevant field and three years’ experience teaching in one of the desired fields, is needed to work alongside the staff and leadership of Dominica CALLS to ensure that youth are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to take up positions in these fields. The PCRV will train young adults to work in hospitality, agriculture, arts/crafts, woodworking or carpentry industries, conduct formal or informal assessments of students’ skills in the field of vocation, and provide mentoring and emotional support to young adults. The PCRV will also develop relationships with local partners and community leaders to establish internship or job opportunities for students, support the staff with administrative tasks as needed, and develop a collection of lesson plans and activities for future use to sustain the education program. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of Dominica CALLS to provide educational opportunities for young adults in vocational industries.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.
• Three or more years of teaching experience in one of the desired degree areas
• Experience or exposure to working with at-risk students and/or students with limited basic skills
• Ability to construct and administer assessments in the given vocational field
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with local community members
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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