We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated candidates with a background in teaching, as well as strong interest in teaching English as a Foreign Language. We are American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East. Candidates will be based at our center in Nablus (Palestine) for our Summer 2016 session (June- late August/ early September 2016, dates may vary).
- Be fluent English speakers (an assessment of the candidate’s English language proficiency may be required);
- Teaching experience;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in a classroom setting;
- Initiative, flexibility, and perseverance given the challenging, dynamic nature of our work;
- Commitment to our non-political and non-religious approach;
- Maturity and adaptability, given the challenging nature of daily life in Nablus;
- Cross-cultural exposure, as well as comfort living and working abroad;
- Ability to work independently as well as perform as part of a team;
- Creativity, confidence, and positive energy for making a difference;
- University/College degree.
- Teaching certification or degree, and more than 2 years of teaching experience;
- EFL or ESL teaching experience (add certification if available);
- Background and/or interest in early childhood programming, youth empowerment, women’s empowerment and/or entrepreneurship as well as arts, drama, and/or sports, particularly when used as therapy;
- Professional skills in social media (Flickr, Twitter, WordPress, etc.), photography, and/or documentary film making;
- Arabic language (Levantine Arabic speaking skills).
Teachers will work full-time in cooperation with local and international staff. They will teach highly intensive EFL classes to university students and graduates in the Nablus community from refugee camps, and other marginalized areas of the Northern West Bank.
Depending on class schedules, teacers may also have the opportunity to teach workshops and classes on professional competency for university students, sports, drama and art for youth and children, and weekend recreational activities. Also, there may be opportunities for fellows to collaborate with other organizations in Nablus in the fields of photography/painting and micro-finance projects for women.
Teachers will have the chance to grow and develop professionally throughout the program. Additionally, fellows will develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for their classes. Additional responsibilities will include report and blog writing.
If selected to participate in our program, we will provide candidates with the following:
- Roundtrip airfare from city of residence
- Room and board at our facility
- Multiple educational trips throughout the West Bank
- Arabic lessons with a private tutor