junior employment

CISL Junior Program Employment

SUMMER POSITIONS

Available Locations:

  • Yale
  • Georgetown
  • UC Berkeley
  • LMU Los Angeles
  • University of San Diego
  • San Diego Homestay

If you are interested in working in one of our summer programs,we are currently accepting applications for:

  • Junior Program Manager (JPM)
    • The Role:
      • As Junior Program Manager (JPM), you are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ESL Camp during the Summer of 2017. The JPM manages program staff, including Activity Leaders, ESL Teachers and Residence Staff.
      • Other duties include working with head office, assisting with transportation and logistics, activity development, student discipline, expense management and payroll.
    • Principal duties and responsibilities:
      • Academics: Recruit, hire, train, develop and supervise teachers to implement the CISL English Junior Program. Responsibilities:
        1. Plan the weekly teaching schedule and use arrival and departure information on students to maximize efficiency through teacher/student ratio.
        2. Welcome new students and coordinate orientation and testing of new students on arrival.
        3. Ensures that the students are grouped in the appropriate English level.
        4. Prepare student grouping information in the Registrar System.
        5. Manage the academic resources and teaching facilities to ensure that books, teaching materials, videos, CDs and office supplies are available to support classroom activity and program in general.
        6. Ensure quality control of English program by monitoring and supervising teachers to make certain that they are delivering a challenging academic program.
      • Accommodations: Supervise Resident Coordinator (RC) in the following responsibilities:
        1. Coordinate airport “meet & greet” for groups to transfer to the residence upon arrival.
        2. Ensure that CISL students receive a clean and comfortable room at the residence facilities designated.
        3. Conduct the room matching.
        4. Coordinate the rules and regulations with the group leaders and enforce them with the students, in cooperation with the designated residence authorities.
        5. Supervise and monitor the students Residence Hall on a daily basis, to ensure safety and compliance with the rules.
        6. Coordinate the daily meals, making sure that students are on time for the meals and maintaining daily accounting of meals consumed by students.
        7. Complete the necessary meal accounting documents on a daily basis, to be turned in to the coordinator at the end of each week.
      • Activities: Recruit, hire, train and supervise an Activities Coordinator (AC) and an Assistant AC (if necessary).Responsibilities:
        1. Supervise the planning and implementing of the Junior Activities Program in accordance with the Activities Calendar.
        2. Coordinate the advance ticket purchases and reservations for student activities by activities coordinator as needed, making sure the best prices are also obtained, taking advantage of any and all discounts available.
        3. Ensure that bus passes are purchased and distributed to group leaders for distribution to students, in accordance to group agreements, as verified by the CISL office.
        4. Coordinate preparation of orientation packages containing program and activities information for Group Leaders and students.
        5. Manage Activities budget and maintain control of all expenses by completing a daily expense report and a weekly expense summary.
        6. Ensure that all the activities are conducted in a professional manner by always placing the safety and welfare of the students first.
      • Requirements:
        • Minimum 2 years management experience
        • People person with above and beyond attitude
        • Experience working with teens and/or experience working with international students.
        • Is business-minded with a strong sense of customer service and attention to detail.
        • Strong organizational skills
  • Activity Coordinators and Assistants - The Activities Coordinator will work directly under the supervision of the Junior Program Coordinator and will be responsible for areas which involve the successful implementation of the CISL Activities Program, and include afternoon activities and Saturday all-day excursions. The general responsibilities of the Activities Coordinator include all of the following:
    • Report directly to the Junior Program Coordinator
      • Oversee Assistant Activities Coordinator
      • Project a professional image as a representative of CISL
      • Review and confirm weekly activities calendar with Junior Program Coordinator
      • Verify reservations and/or purchase tickets ahead of each activity whenever necessary
      • Keep accurate count of students participating in each activity
      • Provide daily accounting of all expenses to Junior Program Coordinator/Accountant
      • Provide weekly report of activities to Junior Program Coordinator
      • Maintain a professional working relationship with students, group leaders and CISL staff, as well as with University staff
      • When leading activities with groups of students, maintain control of students’ participation in the activities, in cooperation with group leaders, making sure that the students are always safe and properly behaved
      • Carry first-aid kit, emergency numbers/contacts and CISL cell phone at all times
      • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus
      • At the conclusion of the program provide an activities calendar for the next year’s program based on experiences/feedback from the summer
      • Schedule: 5-6 days per week
    • Activities Assistants - The Activities Assistants will work directly under the supervision of the Junior Program Coordinator and the Activities Coordinator. They will be responsible for the successful implementation of the CISL Activities Program, which include afternoon activities and Saturday all-day excursions. The general responsibilities of the Activities Assistant include all of the following:
      • Report directly to the Activities Coordinator
      • Project a professional image representative of CISL
      • Review and confirm weekly activities calendar with Coordinators
      • Keep accurate records of students participating in each activity
      • Maintain a professional working relationship with students, group leaders and CISL staff, as well as with University staff & Host families
      • When leading activities with groups of students, maintain control of students’ participation in the activities, in cooperation with group leaders, making sure that the students are always safe and properly behaved
      • Take photos of students participating in daily activities
  • Resident Coordinators - The Residence Coordinator (RC) will work directly under the supervision of the Junior Program Coordinator and will be responsible for all areas involved in the coordination of accommodations assignment, supervision and enforcement of campus rules with the students using the university student housing facilities as part of the CISL Junior Program. This position requires living on campus at the student housing facilities with the students and group leaders. Private room and half board (breakfast and dinner) at the university housing facilities will be provided. Two different shifts are available for this position and each one has slightly different responsibilities The responsibilities of the Residence Coordinator include a portion of the following depending on the shift:
    • Report directly to the Junior Program Coordinator
    • Project a professional image representative of CISL
    • Supervise weekly arrival and departure of students groups and assist, as needed, in the scheduling of airport pick up service.
    • Check-in with assistance from other RC and/ or Junior Program Coordinator
    • Check-out with university staff in attendance is mandatory; and assistance from Junior Program Coordinator and/or other RC
    • Schedule breakfast/dinner around the students’ schedule to insure they are behaving appropriately
    • Coordinators will be asked to assist with some on-campus evening activities (e.g. movie or game night)
    • Provide nightly supervision of housing facilities and respond to student/group leader emergencies as needed, contacting campus or emergency services when necessary.
    • Report any facility problems to the appropriate university contact person.
    • Report any student behavioral problem to the group leader and the Junior Program Coordinator.
    • Daily report sent to Junior Program Coordinator each morning
    • Maintain documentation of any significant problems that may occur with individual students, group leaders or university staff.
    • Maintain a professional working relationship with students, group leaders and all CISL and university staff.
  • Resident Assistants - The Resident Assistant (RA) will work directly under the supervision of the Residence Coordinator and will be responsible supervision and enforcement of campus rules with the students using the university student housing facilities as part of the CISL Junior Program. In addition, the RA will be involved in planning and participating in on-campus evening and weekend activities. This position requires living on campus at the student housing facilities with the students and group leaders. Private room and half board (breakfast and dinner) at the university housing facilities will be provided. Two different shifts are available for this position and each one has slightly different responsibilities The responsibilities of the Residence Coordinator include a portion of the following depending on the shift:
    • Report directly to the Residence Coordinator
    • Project a professional image representative of CISL
    • Assist in weekly arrival and departure of students groups
    • Student Check-in and check out (with assistance from RC and/ or Junior Program Coordinator).
    • Resident Assistants will be asked to assist with some on-campus evening activities (e.g. movie or game night)
    • Provide nightly supervision of housing facilities and respond to student/group leader emergencies as needed, contacting campus or emergency services when necessary.
    • Report any facility problems to the appropriate university contact person.
    • Report any student behavioral problem to the group leader and the Residence Coordinator and/or Junior Program Coordinator.
    • Daily report sent to Resident Coordinator each morning
    • Maintain documentation of any significant problems that may occur with individual students, group leaders or university staff.
    • Maintain a professional working relationship with students, group leaders and all CISL and university staff. 
  • ESL Teachers - The teacher’s primary objective is to use the CISL teaching and supplemental materials to provide a communication-based, small-group English program to international adolescent students (14-17) participating in the Junior Program.
    • Teachers are expected to make use of the methodology covered in training in order to maintain a level of uniformity within the program. It is the teacher’s responsibility to prepare their daily lessons and to make sure that any materials or lessons they plan to use that are not included in the program materials are approved by the Head Teacher prior to using them in class.
    • Teachers need to provide the Head Teacher with a copy of any material they intend to use in class for evaluation and approval at least 2 days before they plan to use it in class.
    • The daily class schedule is from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, with a break from 10:40 to 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday. Teachers are paid 20 hours per week (4 hours per day) for teaching 15.83 hours per week, which allows for prep time and weekly staff meetings.
    • Teachers are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before class, in the event that the Program Coordinator or the Head Teacher has any important matters to go over with the teachers at the beginning of the day and to ensure that classes are started on time every day.
    • Staff meetings may be conducted at the end of the day, so teachers should plan to be occupied from 8:45 AM until 12:45 PM daily.
    • In addition to our regularly scheduled classes teachers have an opportunity to work additional hours by running our Cultural Workshops, which are offered on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 PM. Workshops emphasize mainly speaking and interaction with peers in a more casual setting, with “cultural content” used as the springboard for conversation. Topics are scheduled around afternoon activities and may range from iconic American culture such as attending a baseball game, to the more traditional such as visiting an art gallery.
    • The current minimum qualifications for an individual to be considered for an ESL teaching position with CISL include two basic criteria: A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (ESL, English, Literature, Journalism, Secondary Education, Primary Education, International Relations, and others) plus two years of professional teaching experience. In addition, all teachers must be American or British English native-speakers.
  • Airport Greeters - The Airport Greeter will work directly under the supervision of the Junior Program Manager and will be responsible for areas which involve the successful implementation of the CISL Airport Transfer Service. The purpose of this position is to deliver a high level of personalized service to all clients attending the summer residential program. This individual will represent the company in a profession manner and apply high quality customer service at all times.
    • Essential Skills:
      • Minimum 18 years old
      • Enjoys interacting with international students
      • Work flexible shifts- mainly Sundays with occasional Saturdays
      • Able to adjust to changing schedules o Interact professionally with all individuals - students, vendors, agents, staff o Must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to international students
      • The general responsibilities of the Airport Greeter include all of the following:
        • Report directly to the Junior Program Manager
        • Know flight times and be on time for the daily schedule
        • Be in proper uniform (CISL polo & semi-professional/comfortable clothing)
        • Maintain responsibility of the CISL welcome sign, arrival/departure manifest
        • Ability to keep a cell phone on ringer at all times during your work shift
        • Check flight status 1 hour prior to scheduled arrival to ensure flight is on time and/or delayed
        • Be at assigned station and/or gate as directed to meet/greet students
        • Check with the Program Manager for any updates on the manifest regularly while on shift, and report any delays or flight changes
      • Greeting student:
        • Welcome the student to program and the Residential Program
        • Remain approachable and maintain a level of friendliness
        • Ensure the student is on your list and make any necessary notes
        • Escort the student to their transportation
        • Assist with luggage if needed
      • Administrative duties:
        • Contact the JPM to remotely “clock-in” and “clock-out”
        • Update the JPM of any issues that may have occurred during your shift
        • Stay updated on flight statuses
      • Working Conditions/Job Environment:
        • Walking and standing for extended periods of time
        • Frequently lifting and reaching
        • Occasionally pushing, pulling, bending
        • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication

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