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Academic-year Finnish Language Teacher, Virtual Village (2020-2021)

Company: Concordia College
Location: bakersfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title Academic-year Finnish Language Teacher, Virtual Village (2020-2021) Position Type CLV Seasonal - Academic Year Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 8 General Employment Period

September 2020-April 2021

General Work Schedule (days of week)

Weekday evenings & weekends synchronously, others flexible

General shift hours

Weekday evenings & weekends synchronously, asynchronously as directed by supervisor

Minimum Salary starting at $18/teaching hour (includes prep time) for Cultural Assistant, starting at $24/hour for Language Teacher, starting at $30/hour for Lead Teacher Job Summary/Basic Function

Deep in the North Woods of Minnesota, USA, Concordia Language Villages creates a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. We are a community of educators from all corners of the globe, passionate about learning every minute of the day. Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens through language and cultural immersion.

General Expectations of All Staff:

A. Be familiar with and abide by Concordia Language Villages' Personnel Policies.

B. Promote the health, safety, and well-being of all staff members and participants.

C. Develop and maintain collegial relationships among all staff, including support staff, for a productive working atmosphere at the Village that promotes the mission of the Language Villages.

D. Speak the target language with participants and staff members as much as possible.

LEAD TEACHER (teaching licensure highly preferred):

* Develop and implement a linguistically and culturally appropriate learner-centered program for the Village, working in consultation with the Language Community and group director. * Hire, orient and supervise Language Teacher(s) and Cultural Assistant(s). * Implement the educational curriculum. * Arrange for pre-session planning: communications for registrants, resources, supplies, assessments, and placement tools. * Coordinate and administrate program: schedule classes and activities, handle correspondence and administer evaluations. * Supervise the placement of villagers at appropriate levels. * Complete Language Teacher responsibilities, as needed. * Maintain the educational program and schedule, incorporating the optimum level of language and cultural involvement within the philosophy of Concordia Language Villages. Continue to enhance and assess the efficacy of program delivery. * Conduct regular staff meetings for purposes of communication, logistical planning and educational improvement of the program. * Provide effective guidance and leadership to staff while in program and conduct a meaningful review of staff members' contribution to the program at the end of each program. * Prepare a final report. * For credit program only: Ensure each villager has achieved a minimum of 90 hours for semester or 180 hours for full year of instruction and has complied with Cognia guidelines (accrediting body for the CLV high school credit sessions) on program quality and improvement. * For credit program only: Ensure that all proper documentation of student performance is collected and filed with the Concordia Language Villages office within three days of the credit session end date.

LANGUAGE TEACHER (teaching licensure highly preferred):

* Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, plan, teach and assess language classes and activities on line. * Maintain communication with Lead Teacher on the progress of all villagers in the class. * Assist with other aspects of Village life, including cultural presentations and activity periods. * Complete other tasks as assigned by Lead Teacher * For credit program only: Maintain accurate grade records, complete mid-session progress reports and final evaluations.


* Participate in all aspects of Village life, including activity classes, study halls (credit program), song times, evening programs, cultural presentations and staff meetings. Lead or assist as directed. * Lead games, Cabin Council and other activities as directed. * Complete other tasks as assigned by the Lead Teacher.

General Responsibilities of All Positions:

* Be familiar with and abide by specific policies set forth in the CLV Personnel Policies. * Read and become familiar with the responsibilities for your specific area of assignment. * After receiving your Staff Handbook and other material from the Lead Teacher, read all information carefully and thoroughly before arriving at the Village. * Be advised the entire staff of each Village is under the direction of and is responsible to the Lead Teacher. The Lead Teacher is responsible to the Group Director. * Speak the target language with villagers and staff members as much as possible. * Model standards for behavior and be sensitive to the health and welfare of the villagers.

Minimum Qualifications


* Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.) or international equivalent * Previous experience with Concordia Language Villages or other experiential learning * Conversational and written proficiency in the target language * Skills in teaching the target language & culture * Work experience with high school students * Strong personnel and program management skills * Computer skills * Ability to communicate effectively with parents and schools * Teaching licensure, highly preferred * Experience as a teacher in the U.S. school system, preferred


* Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.) or international equivalent * Intermediate or higher proficiency in the Village language, both conversational and written * Experience teaching the target language and culture * Experience working with adolescents 14-18 years of age * Teaching licensure, highly preferred * Experience as a teacher in the United States school system, preferred * Previous experience with Concordia Language Villages or other experiential learning, preferred


* Completion of of at least one year in college/university/post-secondary school, at fully enrolled status * Completion of intermediate level or higher of language study (typically, second or third-year coursework at the university level) * Experience working with children and adolescents * Skills in target culture (i.e., music, arts, sports related to the Village culture) * Previous experience with Concordia Language Villages or other experiential learning, preferred


Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities, ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.

All applicants affirm their commitment to the missions of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages; and to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

* Teaching licensure, highly preferred * Previous experience with Concordia Language Villages or other experiential learning, preferred

Position Opening Date 09/01/2020 Position Closing Date 05/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Screening Begins EEO Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of our application process, you must arrange for the submission of TWO references if any of the following conditions apply:

1. you have not previously worked for Concordia Language Villages;

2. you have not worked for Concordia Language Villages in the past 12 months;

You must provide the names and email addresses for at least two reference writers who know you in a professional capacity.

If you have worked for Concordia Language Villages with a break of less than 12 months between the first day of employment this upcoming summer and the last date of employment, you do not need new references, BUT you must fill in "NA" in the mandatory fields in the references section.

You MUST provide an e-mail address for each reference provider. The application system will automatically e-mail your reference providers. Your reference providers will be able to download the reference form and then upload the completed references directly.

You will be able to track whether we have received the references. The process is quick, simple and confidential.

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