6/5/12

Openings!




Attention prospective WorldTeach volunteers! We are currently still accepting applications for some of our immediate openings. Several of our partners have requested additional volunteers. Volunteer responsibilities range from program to program. American Samoa is looking for a volunteer science teacher. The Chuuk, Micronesia program is looking for a head teacher to manage basic administrative work amongst the WorldTeach volunteers, as well as volunteers to teach science, math, and English. In Pohnpei, Micronesia, a volunteer with a masters degree in mathematics is needed to teach at the College of Micronesia. Lastly, we are seeking two more volunteers to help teach English and computer skills to leprosy-affected families in India. If you seem to fit any of these backgrounds, consider volunteering and get more information below! Alumni, we'd love to have you back!



American Samoa – Volunteer Teacher: We are looking for one more volunteer with a science background. Thanks to generous funding from the American Samoa Department of Education, this program will be fully funded. To apply, please send resume (include two references) and cover letter to admissions@worldteach.org.

Chuuk, Micronesia – Head Teacher: Situated in one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Chuuk program will complement our existing partnerships in Pohnpei and Kosrae. The Head Teacher position is a part-time one-year commitment with responsibilities for the day-to-day management of the WorldTeach program in Chuuk, the ongoing support and oversight of volunteers, and the coordination with the hosting schools and Chuuk Department of Education. The Head Teacher also teaches part time. For more information and to apply, please click here

Chuuk, Micronesia – Volunteer Teacher: The majority of volunteers will teach English, math, and science at Chuuk High School in the capital of Weno. Thanks to generous funding from the Chuuk Department of Education, this program will be fully funded. The funding covers the cost of pre-departure support and materials, round-trip international airfare from a designated US departure city, health and emergency evacuation insurance, in-country training, and field staff support. Room and board are provided in-country. A stipend will be provided on a monthly basis to volunteers during the school year. Due to safety concerns on the island for expatriate women, we strongly encourage only men to apply for the first year of this program. To apply, please upload your resume and essays to our online application, and email admissions@worldteach.org to express interest.

Guyana – Volunteer Teacher: We are proud of our strong partnership with the Guyanese Ministry of Education (MoE) that makes this program possible, and invite you to join us in our mission to aid the Guyanese government in achieving its educational goals. Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America where the language of instruction in schools is English. The MoE sponsors volunteers to teach a variety of subject areas, with a focus on math and science, in public schools scattered throughout the country. Volunteers depart in August for 11 months. The partially funded volunteer commitment of $2500 covers airfare, health and evacuation insurance, housing, and monthly stipend. To apply, please upload your resume and essays to our online application, and email admissions@worldteach.org to express interest.

Marshall Islands – Volunteer Teacher: Volunteers teach English in the bustling cities or on the remote atolls across the vast ocean. Volunteers who teach English as a Second or Foreign Language will be eligible to receive WorldTeach’s accreditted TEFL certification. The program is set to depart in July 2012 for 11 months. Thanks to generous funding from the Marshall Islands Department of Education, this program is fully funded. The funding covers the cost of pre-departure support and materials, round-trip international airfare from a designated US departure city, health and emergency evacuation insurance, in-country training, and field staff support. Room and board are provided in-country. A stipend will be provided on a monthly basis to volunteers during the school year. To apply, please send resume (include two references) and cover letter explaining your motivation to teach in the Marshall Islands to admissions@worldteach.org.

Pohnpei, Micronesia – Volunteer Teacher: We are looking for one more volunteer with a master’s degree in math to teach at the College of Micronesia. Thanks to generous funding from the Pohnpei Department of Education, this program will be fully funded. To apply, please send resume (include two references) and cover letter to admissions@worldteach.org.

Tamil Nadu, India – Volunteer Teacher: We are looking to fill two more volunteer placements at Rising Star Outreach, an NGO dedicated to helping leprosy-affected families. WorldTeach volunteers there will teach computer skills and English to the children. Volunteers may also elect to help in the nearby leprosy colonies either through a medical mission or by teaching children who cannot attend school. Volunteers depart this summer for orientation and must commit to 11 months of volunteering. Click here for more information. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to admissions@worldteach.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis until filled.

As these programs depart this summer, admission decisions can be expected  immediately following application completion. If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.worldteach.org, or contact us at admissions@worldteach.org or  617-495-5527.

3 comments:

  1. Seems when they have openings, as long you have a degree they will accept you even if you do not have the other qualifications they normally look for. This really disappointments me, this is not good for the one going nor for the students they will be teaching!

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  2. Hello Anonymous!

    Thank you for taking the time to follow our blog and for leaving us a comment. We would like to address your concern that these immediate openings somehow attract less qualified candidates. The reason why we have these openings in the first place is that we often receive requests for additional volunteers from our partners or establish new programs with tight departure dates. Also, as you might have noticed, the positions listed above are ones that ask for very specific qualifications, making it more difficult to find the perfect candidate. We do take the application process very seriously. In fact, the application steps mentioned in our blog here are only the beginning of the selection process. Every applicant who participates in a WorldTeach program also has an interview with an alum and undergoes reference checks. The interview is the ideal time for both the applicant and WorldTeach to determine whether the other is a good match. In the case where an exceptional candidate applies after a program has been filled, we will suggest another WorldTeach program to the candidate. We find that applicants with a strong teaching background and a service-oriented mindset often make wonderful volunteers regardless of location. Lastly, we would like to reassure you that making the WorldTeach experience a positive and meaningful one for both our volunteers and their students is at the heart of our mission.

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