Job: Summer Intensive Lang. Program TA/Activity Coordinator (Middlebury Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

JOB TITLE: SILP Tutor/Activity Guide – Russian
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
LOCATION: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
DATES: June 11 – August 9, 2017

Under the direct supervision of Language Program Coordinators, Tutors/Activity Guides assist Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) students in their academic coursework outside of class (10+ hours/week) and facilitate co-curricular activities (5-10 hours/week). We are looking for qualified candidates to perform the combined role of Tutor/Activity Guide in all five SILP languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
There are two components to the position as follows:

• Conduct one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions with students
• Create a tutoring schedule based on student input, to include drop-in hours and sign-up sessions
• Communicate with SILP administration in regards to flow and student demand of the tutoring sessions
• Become familiar with curriculum and assignments for each of the course sections
• Coordinate with faculty and administration to ensure optimum assistance to students
• Occasionally co-teach classes with program faculty
• Prepare supplementary materials to be used during tutorial sessions
• Attend student orientation meeting and assist with placement testing as necessary
• Attend other program meetings as necessary
• Complete and submit an end-of-program feedback sheet

Activity Guide
• Develop and actively participate in creative and engaging cultural and social activities in the target language
• Promote enthusiasm and interaction among students and faculty
• Organize a means of effective communication with students and faculty to promote activities and log information (i.e. blog, wiki. Facebook page, etc.)
• Coordinate with instructors to help integrate co-curricular activities into the curriculum and create relevant activities that coincide with classroom topics/themes
• Attend all required meetings, student events, and cross-program activities
• Participate in pre-program activities workshop/training
• Arrange with Language Coordinator regarding the tracking of activity costs
• Complete a few necessary administrative duties

General Responsibilities
Schedule to be set in coordination with the administration. Typically, tutoring takes place during afternoons and activities take place during weekday lunchtimes, late afternoons, evenings, or occasionally on weekends.

B.A. with a foreign language major or equivalent; M.A. in foreign language teaching or equivalent (in progress or completed) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced-level fluency in the target language

• One to three years experience tutoring and/or working with foreign language learners
• Experience organizing and facilitating group events

Physical Demands
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Also requires fine dexterity and ability to grasp, i.e. for writing and word processing/data entry.

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